Originally Posted by dlbritton
Thanks all for the feedback. I can afford $400-700 per speaker. I have been searching the web a little more and have found the Studio 500 series and the L800 series (580 or L880 would be best width wise). The prices seem comparable but I see the 880 has bass, midrange and tweeter where the 580 has bass and tweeter.
Are the 500 series in the same league with the 800 series?
I am also considering replacing my Onkyo TX866 with an Onkyo TX NR 717 (want phono input). Is this a good match for either the 580/590 or the 880/890? Any other receiver recommendations. I can afford $2500 for speakers and receiver.
I see that L890s seem to be cheaper than L880s (at least in Cherry). Are the 890s being discontinued or is there some other reason?
They are a little wider than I want but might be an option for the price.
IMO, I would never use an Onkyo with any JBL. And having used a Yamaha years ago, I'd eliminate it to.
My go to electronics for JBL are HK, Marantz, Parasound, Pioneer, Denon.
The Studio L series (L810, L820, L830, L880, L890, LC2, LC1) have been available since early '06.
The Studio 580, 590 are brand new, only been out a short time. And going by price alone, would be similar in quality to the L series. Although there is quite a difference between them.
The newer 500 series are horn loaded, that use a 1" compression driver, as opposed to the standard dome tweeter used in the Studio L series.
Both series use the same PolyPlas™ woofers.
I would personally, be interested auditioning these 580, 590. But that is not going to happen, considering where I liveEdited by 4DHD - 11/22/12 at 3:19am