View Full Version : Help, with gift choice

06-11-2011, 01:39 PM
I am looking into getting my son a pair of vintage JBLs as a gift to help him complete his system. He is using all Adcom components, the amp a 535. I am looking at L19, L40, and L50. Are these pretty good performing speakers or would there be any particular model to stay away from? thanks all

06-11-2011, 02:44 PM
I'm of the opinion that the L46 and L86 offer the very best combination of newish technology, vintage bulletproof-ness and nicely balanced sound. Also can be had for next to nothing. To put it another way, I wouldn't hesitate for a second to give either as a gift, and have.

06-11-2011, 04:19 PM
I agree w/RD that the L86 is a little jewel , very balanced...but its bass wont be overpowering (8in LF)...in that price range ..speakers with a 10 such as L36 or L26 (another of my favs) are very satisfying ..the L40 certainly is quite good also.