Originally Posted by Slare
I betcha there are people out there that prefer the windmill styling over those old blue monsters. I'm not one of them, but I bet they are out there.
I'm hoping this windmill series represents the bottom of the curve for JBL... Harman seems to be picking up in the marketing department, maybe that department will wise up and realize what JBL people want before it is too late.
Something styled like the Japan LS series, but using the PS series driver arrangement would find a place in my home. So basically, Revels without the price. That would be just fine by me.
I don't see marketing picking up. It seems the only thing Harman is doing of late is having continual online clearance sales. And as I mentioned yesterday, many of the models they show there are no specs at all. Which is not going to help anyone looking for speakers who doesn't know anything about JBL brand.
As many of us JBL heads have said this past decade, JBL/Harman really dropped the ball on marketing the PS. Having them being sold by Synthesis dealers certainly did not work. Due to the fact most of those dealers were only interested in selling HT packages of at least $20K, 5 channel PS is less than $10K.
And after JBL dropped CC in favor of BB a dozen years ago, give or take, it was all down hill. The last high end JBL I saw in NW Nevada was the 250Ti at CC back in '88. The only place in Nevada that had the PS was Tweeters in LV, before they went out of business. And that might have been online sales only, at that.
And Fry's dropped the Studio L series after the cheaper models came out. That is where I bought a pair of L890, in Sac. Ca. in '06.
Those monitors I showed were in Japan, along with at least 3 other monitors I saw/auditioned when I was there last year. And a pair of Everest II. None of those monitors are available in the US.