Originally Posted by Mudslide
4DHD, how would you compare your Performance Series to the L-Series? Or said another way...what is it about the P-Series that caused you to change out from the L?
At the time I went to listen to the L890s that was all I was going to do, just listen to some new
speakers, as I had been using L212s for almost 30years.
But I thought they were so good that I'd bring a pair home. They just caught my ear, unlike the S series never did.
But 6 months later I found a sweet deal on 5 PT800s. I had been looking for them for 4 1/2 years since I had first read the review in SGHT. The PT800s are, in fact, the latest generation the the L212s. And I wasn't disappointed, the PT800 is an improvement over the L212, more airy through its entire range, and faster, because of their Ti drivers, which is what you want for movies.
Also, for HT and MC music I prefer to have identical speakers all around, something that is easier to do, as far as setup, with the PT800s. Mount them to stands, mount to the top of subs (my mains are) or wall mount, as I have the surrounds.
As for the comparision between the PT800 and L890, the obvious difference is the L890s are full range. And as much as I like the L890s I find the PT800s to be more detailed, more airy throughout their entire range.
And then there are, as with the L212s, the 8" mid-bass drivers, which I'll take over any 5" or 6" driver.
I've been listening to speakers with 8" mid-bass, for so long, that anytime I hear a HT system that goes from tweeter/midrange to sub, or an inadequate mid-bass I can tell with my eyes closed.
So in the end I had more speakers than I needed, my daughter was about to get married, I needed to get her a wedding present, and her boy friend only had Blose
, so Marla got some very nice, just barely broken in, L890s.
So my custom, Charged-Coupled L212 pair (that had been the HT mains) took the place of the L890s that had been connected to a TT.
Having those CC L212s made it much easier to part with the L890s.