Originally Posted by filecat13
Even though the L890 would be considered "old" by a lot of folks these days, they were widely regarded as very good speakers. Getting a pair at the price you paid is truly terrific. Congratulations!
You should be happy for a long time to come.
Thanks. I already have 2 LC2s, 6 L820s, a single L880 and now the pair of L890s (I have a bit of a JBL hording problem... LOL).
The only way I would consider the L series old is simply by age and not by performance. Look at the JBL L100... old by age, but still considered top of the line in fidelity.
I have listened to the current 590s directly up against the L890s. BOTH are fantastic speakers, but to my ears, I still preferred the L890s. The assortment of drivers and the front port just gives them a richer, smoother sound, IMO.
The 590s are great speakers, that large horn projects the sound out like at a live concert or movies, the clarity is awesome. I just felt the 590s didn't have the same warm, rich JBL sound that represents across all formats (movies, music, etc). Again, this is just my personal experience and opinion.
I started off with the S series studio speakers. The S310s, s38s, S Center and s120p sub. I actually still have all of these with the exception of the s310s... like a MORON I sold them when my daughter was born. My wife was concerned that she might pull them over on herself as she learned to walk... that's when I started with the L series. They sounded GREAT and the L820s hung on the wall.
In all fairness, after having JBL speakers of multiple Studio series lines, if I had to start fresh again, I probably would still go the same route...
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