I know I'm going to regret bringing it up, but the L830s are a screaming deal for a pair of inexpensive midrange JBL bookshelf speakers that will likely perform to a suitable standard to please (or even shock) someone who has been using a Revel with a 6.5" and 1" pair of transducers (seeing as how it also bears exactly the same spec??? Down to the 2.5 KHz crossover, waveguide, and port placement?!?). You could grab a pair for under three notes easily on Harman's ebay site
right now, they've got a great full Ti tweeter (and a mylar dome supertweeter if you buy into that science; call me a heathen if you must) and carry the low end fullness that only comes with a big cab (unlike the PT800; but like the S38II) with a port (again unlike the PT800; but again like the S38II; even placed exactly where the Revel's is in the top back). From the sounds of the collection the guy brought out, it sound like he's looking for a pair of bookshelves to mess around with and not to invest in a gigantic set of full range stereo pairs of subs and PTs.John
, when was the last time you heard a tower with narrower than an 8" for reference? I know you're not a fan of them ideologically, but you don't seem to have much firsthand experience with them that you've made me aware of.Doug
, nobody is ever going to love your babies like you love them. That's why mothers eat their children in the wild. eclein
, Mark Russ actually says specifically they were his least favorite and sounded tinny and thin in the post you're referring to.