Note these are not self powered JBL LSR 308's
Originally Posted by gajCA View Post
Thanks; I was curious.
Sadly, they sound a bit disappointing.
Forgive me but anyone that knows anything about loudspeakers and driver compression when loudspeakers are being pushed too hard for what they are will know the implications of all that as it relates to compact speakers or any speaker .
All that does not imply that these are bad speakers when used correctly and moreover with a powered sub for more room gain and impact and like any speaker they must be placed correctly .
Outside of an open room or a square room these speakers should be placed on the short walls in a rectangular room with an optional powered sub at the correct X over points if you want more room gain ,fullness and impact.
Many may be surprised just how room filling and impact full compact speakers like these can sound like that with a sub in a blind test that would wholly not reveal thier size in an appropriately sized room .
None of these speakers here are high impact critical audiophile , reference speakers or large midfield and will only move so much air and should not harbor those expectations beyond what they are .
If you want to hear poor sounding arrays of 6 larger speakers all total get an expensive at the time large late 1950's to 1970's 6 speaker furniture cabinet mass produced AM -FM phono stereo console with open back speakers and ceramic phono pick ups in their record grinders .
Outside of a custom back then they only made a few semi customs from Amprex ,Fisher , Pilot and the Magnavox concert grands that were any good and they were priced accordingly and some of the twin monobloc amplifier > Bi-amped > 6 output vacuum tube per channel Magnavox Concert Grands could heat a room and rock your home and both the your neighbors homes too but they were all expensive and made to order anyway
Only disappointing if you are looking for something they cannot offer. I've seen/heard much more expensive speakers fail to sound or measure as flat and neutral as these. Ultimately there's only so much you can do with a 5.25" woofer if you are asking a speaker to play below 40 Hz. I'd use them on a mixing console for nearfield monitoring in a heartbeat. But, I would not build a high-impact home theater around them. That is all.
Exactly these are not high impact speakers and neither are my *very inexpensive compact Monoprice 10565 5.1
speakers with powdered sub that wholly do not revel thier size or price in an appropriately sized room at a correct placement and Xover points and moreover on small speaker settings they will take plenty of my Sony ES 7.1 -110 wpc AVR and those are full bandwidth all channels driven rms watts and then some like any 30lb or more Sony ES AVR .
Frankly speaking * for what I paid for the 100wpc rated The Mono price 10565 compact 5.
1 and up to multiples of that price it was all exceeded my expectations and was astonishing otherwise maybe they would be in another room or something .
I might belive the same would apply to some other Mono price audio products outside of the inexpensive decent cables from them I already have .
TBH I bought them wholly based on the fact that Cnet stated they sound better than the Energy take 5.1 Classics
I was SRSLY thinking about for this room in here with my executive office furnishings , 55" Sony HDR TV ,Sony ES AVR , this desktop PC and the other AV sources .
These live ball game money with modest seats and a beer or two inexpensive Monoprice 10565 - 5.1
speaks don't look out of place in here, that was one reason I was looking at the arguably more polished looking Energy's
I did not want to drop a large wad of money in here or take up a lot of space in here for speakers , the HTIB junk style look or typical HTIB sound with those junk HTIB receivers and so on OTOH my decent 2.1 music is in another room .