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    Marty - if the 240ti's are now surplus, maybe make a good deal for BMWCCA , he's a bottomfeeder, but there are rumors that he may be OK under it all.
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    just wait a couple minutes!”

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    Hi Tom,
    I can't sell the 240's...those are the only JBL's in the livingroom right now

    As far as the rest of the comments...once these guys have even heard a pair of 1.2TL's...we can discuss this further but when you're talking to guys that are talking about something they've once heard someone talking about, or once read a negative review on a Bose speaker, which also has multiple drivers, but never even heard these with their own ears....there's really no interest in their opinion of the product.
    Comparing a Polk 1.2TL to a Bose 901 is the same as me comparing a JBL 250Ti to a Sansui 2500...because they are both 4 way systems.
    I prefer an educated opinion.
    I don't drive a Cadillac or a Buick...so it would be foolish for me to comment on the performance of either of them.
    The thing that kills me about this thread is that I'm not telling anyone here that I prefer Polk Audio to JBL....quite the opposite. My post started by voicing my displeasure with the sound from these speakers, which get rave reviews in every audio magazine of their era. Then after realizing I had them hooked to my monoblocks incorrectly...I said they sound 1000% better, & in fact, seem to outperform my 240Ti's.
    You see if someone tells me they don't like the effect from the interconnected Polk SDA's & that they prefer the clean sound of a vintage JBL...I respect that opinion & may even draw the same conclusion once I finish experimenting with these.
    When I hear someone who's never even auditioned a set arbitrarily saying they think Polk's are junk...well...I put the same weight in their opinion as I do the guys on the Polk forum who have similar unjustified comments about JBL's.
    Go listen to a set. If you love audio as much as I, even if you don't like them, it'll be time well spent.
    I guarantee you'll have a better appreciation for them than you do now.
    That's enough of this nonsense but anyone in Vancouver...feel free to come over & educate yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBLCanuck View Post
    If you love audio as much as I, even if you don't like them, it'll be time well spent.

    Well, the problem is there are a bunch of people around here that are more concerned about collecting these speakers or oiling them up on a weekly basis or talking about how they bought them for nothing and now there worth a fortune ect. ect.

    What happened to the music.

    Hey Marty, next time I am in the lower mainland with a bit of time I will stop in and have a listen

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBLCanuck View Post
    I don't drive a Cadillac or a Buick...so it would be foolish for me to comment on the performance of either of them.
    The thing that kills me about this thread is that I'm not telling anyone here that I prefer Polk Audio to JBL...quite the opposite.
    I assume this is directed in my general direction. I think you misunderstood the meaning of my post. I think it is perfectly possible to find speakers from other brands that are superior to JBLs... I can think of dozens. Beyond that, if you personally prefer a specific Polk or Tannoy or even Klipsch, I have no problem with that.

    My point about the cars was that there are products that are objectively superior to others even if an individual may prefer the inferior one for whatever reason. The only gripe I had with your post was to use internet posts or reviews as a measurement of quality... There are a lot of ill informed opinions out there...

    As for your particular Polk speakers, I have never heard them and so I can't know for sure if I would actually like them or not, however since I lean toward the less parts the better school of thought and have not liked any of the techniques I have heard to "improve" imaging that many different people have come up with over the years, I am skeptical that I would be a candidate for this particular system. I am not passing judgement on them in general, just for myself in particular.


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    Looks like we may have to include a pair of Polks in the upcoming L300 v. L7 shootout. Shouldn't be a big deal; isn't Polk still based in Baltimore? Should we have someone contact Matthew Polk and have him come along as an impartial judge and bring some of his stuff along for the comparison?
    "Right from the very beginning of the company, our mission was to put high-end sound into the homes of regular people. Although we enjoyed the high-end audio gear as much as any dedicated audiophile, we really saw our mission in providing excellent sounding speakers at reasonable prices to regular people."
    --Matthew Polk as interviewed on SoundStage.com
    Not that he'd be any more impartial than I would be having owned nothing but JBL for over fifty years, but his philosophy seems to fit with that for the L7 and the entire '90s L-series line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCCA View Post
    Looks like we may have to include a pair of Polks in the upcoming L300 v. L7 shootout.
    I'd say they are comparable.
    Like I said earlier...I like the West Coast sound of the high end JBL's but many people don't. Where I think the 1.2TL's lack...many feel they sound better.
    It all comes down to personal preference but I'd say that would be a fair comparison.
    If the 1.2TL can even sit in the same room as an L300...that's a far cry from the Bose 901 comparisons below

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    Polk Audio • 5601 Metro Dr. • Baltimore, MD 21215
    (800) 377-7655 • www.polkaudio.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCCA View Post
    Looks like we may have to include a pair of Polks in the upcoming L300 v. L7 shootout. Shouldn't be a big deal; isn't Polk still based in Baltimore? Should we have someone contact Matthew Polk and have him come along as an impartial judge and bring some of his stuff along for the comparison?
    Not that he'd be any more impartial than I would be having owned nothing but JBL for over fifty years, but his philosophy seems to fit with that for the L7 and the entire '90s L-series line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    Hey Marty, next time I am in the lower mainland with a bit of time I will stop in and have a listen
    Sounds great John...bring the B460.
    It's big & heavy to transport but look on the bright side...you won't have to transport it home

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    What happened to the music.
    It's all about the music. That's why I asked about comparing the L300 to the L7. We'll get an answer, and we'll do it by comparing them side-by-side.

    "It's all about the music!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBL 4645 View Post
    I second that. It’s the son of Bose! Bose the revenge! For a few more Bose! The Good the bad and the Bose! King Bose! Die Hard with a Bose! Logan's Bose I wouldn’t touch these speakers with 100 foot barge pole.
    Hey Look....These must sound just like Bose as well!
    Multiple driver/tweeter=Bose...I guess is what you're saying?
    :dont-know
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Bozak-Concert-Grand-Speakers-B-310-A_W0QQitemZ320307981899QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item320 307981899&_trkparms=39%3A1|66%3A2|65%3A16|240%3A13 18&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

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    A serious question...
    Did a lot of companies try multiple drives to get the power handling higher and to get more output?

    I personally like horns, and they are certainly different than DRs.

    Bruce

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    They will never sell

    Quote Originally Posted by JBLCanuck View Post
    Hey Look....These must sound just like Bose as well!
    Multiple driver/tweeter=Bose...I guess is what you're saying?
    :dont-know
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Bozak-Concert-Grand-Speakers-B-310-A_W0QQitemZ320307981899QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item320 307981899&_trkparms=39%3A1|66%3A2|65%3A16|240%3A13 18&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
    not enough pics!

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    Even conservative companies get carried away sometimes . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCCA View Post
    myostuff ...

    Oh, thats that seller that posts and reposts speakers for overly high prices -
    he had those kinda funky L-200s without foams for a high price and kept reposting them near forever!

    But those XR-290 speakers are def cool ...
    http://www.roger-russell.com/columns...s.htm#mcintosh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    Here they are... no wonder I am not familiar with them... I am not a fan of the pile of drivers approach to loudspeaker design.
    Whoa... That is freaky. Imagine what the baffle defractions model (and sound...) like. Yikes.

    Quote Originally Posted by hjames View Post
    But those XR-290 speakers are def cool ...
    Yeah, but there are no wave-guides constraining the dispersion of those transducers. What a mess.

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