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mjcmt
07-16-2013, 05:50 PM
2 wks ago I purchased a pair of the unassuming 1992 JBL L1 monitors that sold for $750/pr in 1992. They utilize the 706-G1 6.5" mid/bass and 035T1A 1" titanium tweeter with what looks like a nicely built crossover. The cabinets have a sloped front which I presume is to time-align the tweeter w/ the woofer plus minimize standing waves inside the box. I expected harsh highs but they don't exhibit this. The bass is plentiful and a bit more than I'm used to. I didn't expect much from them but they sound better to me than the 602s I owned in the past and more enjoyable than the 4312s I've owned too. These speakers have a big 'fun factor' from their sound so that I'm building a system in a spare room around them.

Here is a poor photo showing the speakers. Disregard the receiver in the photo as it will not be the amp driving these speakers.

BMWCCA
07-16-2013, 06:37 PM
You must be new here:

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?28072-JBL-mini-comparo&highlight=shootout

;)

rdgrimes
07-16-2013, 08:21 PM
I've never heard a 6.5" 2-way JBL that I didn't like.

hjames
07-17-2013, 02:16 AM
You must be new here:

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?28072-JBL-mini-comparo&highlight=shootout

;)

Yep, that was a lot of fun! We need to have another listening party soon ...

mjcmt
07-17-2013, 04:04 AM
You must be new here:
http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?28072-JBL-mini-comparo&highlight=shootout

Thanks for the link. When I did a search nothing showed up so I thought I add my 2 with my observations.

hjames
07-17-2013, 04:45 AM
Yep, search engine in Vbulletin (forum software) seems to be pretty useless ... especially on search terms with 3 letters or less.

You can use Google to search this site only by going to google and put your search term in the search box like this

JBL L1 site:www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin

It'll bring up a BUNCH of threads on this site about L1 speakers!

JBLAddict
07-25-2013, 09:37 PM
Hey L1's! I have those my garage, along with the L7!!

Love the L1, amazing performance/$, understand your surprise at their output for such an unassuming box.

If I didn't have the L5 in my bedroom mini HT, the L1 would sitting there.

I might just drag them out tomorrow for a spin!!