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Two controls to adjust the mids and highs to the acoustics of the room. However, they lack some power to really move the 12" white woofer ref Hdespite the 80W RMS, they need to be driven to the limits to sound best. The mid driver is a 5-incher, model LE I also bought 2 pairs of new woofers, as well as the tweeters, to have them as spare parts. Because these speakers are pretty sought-after by people in the know and their price is only going up, besides them being not easy to find.
I love their musicality and attack. The lows are very round and warm, the mids are well-proportioned and the highs have that chiseled touch that I love! They are awesome for studio! And they are great as a HiFi system or for home cinema, too. However, they are not the best to listen to classical music. As for good amps to go with them, there are some Yamaha and Technics, but the best way to go is a tube MacIntosh! Did you find this review helpful? Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services.
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Thread starter typericey Start date May 23, Joined May 28, Messages Likes My nostalgic 42 year old self had been drooling on the L Classic, but didn't want to own them coz the price is ridiculous and out of reach. I robbed my daughter's education funds and took a pair home. Less than a week with these babies and wow, love the sound! Response seems to be very flat hope I can find measurements online to prove this. My Bowers Wilkins S2 sounds colored compared to these, although they're still better in terms of nano-resolution and detail.
Sharing this here not to seek congratulations, rather I felt these types of accurate, presumably well measuring, speakers will be appreciated by this crowd. Full disclosure though: yes, I got them partly because of their looks. Gotta love 'em inch white paper woofers and bonus points for the voice coil ends sticking out of the dustcap! While the SE are technically "Samsung era" speakers launched inI'm sure people here know that this is based on the 's from the '60s.
The original Ls were the consumer version of the s. These drivers are tried and tested on other JBL models. That gave me the peace of mind that I made the right choice compared to the "overpriced" L Classics that have newer, "post Jerry Moro" drivers. I'm going to make a risky assumption that the SE is a type of speaker that objectivists would like. Happy to try and answer questions anyone here might have on these. That's it for my "initial impressions review" and catch you guys later.Home New posts Latest activity.
May 9, Cologne, Germany. After many hours listening to music with my current set ups of the last years, I decided to look into my record collection with an alternative view.
As my space is limited, the idea was, to identify records, which I have not heard for years and to eliminate them from my collection to get some spare space for new records. But instead I was finding many records I liked a lot many many years ago, but have not heard for whatever reason, but no chance to give them away, as I liked them a lot The most of the records were recorded between the early 70's and the mid 80's.
Listening to them on my Maxx3 make's only minor fun, it was not, like I have known them before But I liked them many years ago, some of them even because of the sound! Than I met a friendwho works as a professional sound engineer and he starts to explain it in a way, which was a new view for me. That the most of my records of concern were most likely recorded with the old JBL studio Monitor generation, like or This JBL Monitors were never really neutral, so doing a mix with this kind of speakers would add to the mix a kind of equalization, that the result heart over this speakers becomes like the original sound played while recording.
That was interesting, I never thought about. He explained further, that the later "new romantic" "new wave" music genre was influenced from the than popular monitors like Yamaha NS with a different sound DNA and a resulting different "equalization. And the best way to enjoy this type of music should be, to listen to them with a speaker, which is conceptional similar to the former recording situation.
It must not be the same, as a situation in a studio is different from home, also the purpose of listening to the music is different. At home you like to enjoy, in the mixing studio you like to do your job and to do a proper mix. Just by chance I had the opportunity to buy a pair of JBL se speakers of the 70 year anniversary series. It was working! I was listing to my formerly beloved Music as I was remembering this music! The music just sounds "right" and even better, than I was remembering.
The newer JBL generation speakers obviously do have better parts and are more "neutral" on one side, on the other side, they are close enough to the historic speakers to produce a result on this old ProgRock records which is just perfect It looks like, that I have to investigate further and to try a bigger JBL speaker out of the current range.
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These are in great condition and the foam is still soft. I forgot that one of the tweeter domes has a slight dimple but it does not affect the sound. I have changed the grill but everything else is still in great shape.
I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a pair of JBL A's. HEIC 1. Changed title to reflect these are the 's and not the A's. They do not have the titanium tweeter that is on the alpha model.
It is a statement. Am I supposed to infer what he might be saying? He never asked if I had boxes or willing to ship.
I responded that it was not hard to pack. I did not see a purpose to respond at the time since he was not specifically asking a question of the speakers. Oh I agree but Thad thought to contribute so I obliged. I'm done though so if the moderator could close the thread that would be great. You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
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Posted December 5, Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Please post some pics. I have been looking for a pair. It'd probably help to post a jpg or png picture. Windows needs addons. Posted December 7, Posted December 17, Nice speakers, shipping will be difficult though.
Posted December 23, No they weren't. I had boxes for them and shipped them off already. Posted December 24, However much we might respect the neutrality and delicacy of our Electrostatics and BC1s, when it came to throwing a party there was only one winner and it rhymes with gerbil.
The three-way driver line-up, chunky cast frames and that dazzling Omo-white Aquaplas inch bass driver cone are all about headroom and loudness, in an era when voice coil adhesives made 'loud' unusual in hi-fi speakers. Thirty years on the Quads need a rebuild, but I still use the BC1s regularly, marvelling at their unrivalled midband lucidity while taking great care to respect those ancient voice-coils. Does the Century L also have a place in our modern world?
Power handling isn't the issue it once was, but variety is always welcome in our increasingly me-too world. The wide, shallow, squat shape was and is intended for bookshelf mounting, so finding an appropriate stand will not be easy.
Then there are two knobs for adjusting relative mid and treble volume -anathema to any self-respecting purist. The driver layout looks problematic too because the graphics indicate setting the speaker vertically, but that means having the mid and tweeter side by side, which is likely to introduce phasiness. The bass and mid drivers look like the originals, though the titanium tweeter is of much more recent vintage.
The room measurement confirms its 'bookshelf' suitability, as close-to-wall siting gives the best bass alignment. Elsewhere the balance controls 'flat' looks rather 'forward' and very uneven through the presence region.
The listening panels responded rather erratically to the MkII, which actually makes sense as this is an erratic speaker. Where it's good ie in the bass and dynamicsit's very, very good - in fact, quite the class act in this group test. Where it's bad in the midband coloration, imaging and phasinessit can be pretty horrid. That's too simplistic a synopsis, but the MkII is certainly an uneven performer and so very different from today's speaker norms that it's impossible to produce a meaningful 'blob chart' rating.
How does one weigh up the relative crudeness of the midband coloration against the splendid dynamic tautness and punch, and the awesome headroom and lack of strain when winding up the volume? If your tastes run to choral, opera and other essentially acoustic music, approach this one with caution. If rock is your main thing and the electric bass the prime instrument, go check this out-you'll find it a whole lot of fun.
This MkII is much closer to the original and significantly less expensive, but it only gets a Recommended flag. That's because the L90 is the better all-rounder, much less likely to offend our pre-millennial palates.
But this MkII is as close as you'll find to the original party animal. Stereoplus Wikipedia states : In the late s JBL introduced two monitors which helped secure them preeminence in the industry. The was a direct competitor to the Altec but was a more accurate and powerful speaker and it quickly made inroads against the industry standard. As a result, studio-acoustic problems were minimized.
Smaller studios found the ideal and that monitor and its successor, thebecame studio fixtures throughout the s. Ironically, the had been designed to replicate the sonic idiosyncrasies of the Altec but in a smaller package to cater for the technical needs of the time. The was so popular with professionals that JBL introduced a domestic version for the burgeoning home-audio market.
ByJBL overtook Altec as the monitor of choice for most studios. It is well named because of its size. Everest does to hills. The DD has two inch Aquaplas coated woofers. Aquaplas is a sound damping elastic used to provide greater bass control and more accurate woofer movement.
Aqauplas has extremely high energy dissipation qualities that result in noise and vibration suppression.
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