Excerpt: Unless you live in South Florida or are heavily into car audio, there’s a good chance you don’t recognize the name JL Audio. That’s because while these guys make dozens of products for automobiles and boats, they only make a few for home theaters. And the cheapest ones—the just announced 10-inch E110 and 12-inch E112, cost $1,300 and $1,600, respectively.
Conclusion: Analog Sources: Linn Sondek turntable with Lingo power supply, Linn Ittok tonearm, Spectral moving-coil cartridge; Day-Sequerra FM Reference Signature Tuner. Digital Sources: Sony SCD-C555ES SACD/CD player, Bryston BCD-1 CD player & BDA-1 D/A converter, Bel Canto USB Link 24/96 USB-to-S/PDIF converter, ThinkPad X-61 laptop playing digital music files. Preamplification: Bryston BP26 preamplifier & 10B SUB electronic crossover.