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    Favorite "mid-size" speaker.

    Just curious as to what your favorite middish size JBL speaker would be. I'm thinking along lines of 4311,4412,L100, sizewise. Maybe a little bit bigger.Which one(s) really got it right?

    Thanks for any replies.

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    If you're just looking for opinions, I enjoy my L112, L96, and 4412As immensely.

    If you stretch your definition of mid-size to include the L5, I might say that is my favorite over all those above. :dont-know
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    I wud take L-166 over L-1's and their derivatives (including 4412s) , and my new L-86's are nice enough to recommend L-96's as I hear they have same hf,mf , but bigger LF.

    nothing scientific here ..just personal experience.
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    Favorite midsize speaker

    I like my L112's but have not used them in years because I stll use and very much enjoy My L65's mainly due to the 077 tweeter/radiator.

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    4313B, L-96 then L166.

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    If you're open to suggestions that include "newer school" offerings, the PT800's (not stacked, obviously ) coupled with any decent sub and crossed appropriately are simply amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBrewster77 View Post
    If you're open to suggestions that include "newer school" offerings, the PT800's (not stacked, obviously ) coupled with any decent sub and crossed appropriately are simply amazing.
    Did you decide to use a sub in the end, then? Which one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph856 View Post
    Did you decide to use a sub in the end, then? Which one?
    Yes, I did .

    I have a Mirage that's been with me for about 2 years now that's currently in use; it's really not a bad sub - good down to 28 +/- 3. After having upgraded the entire system in 6 months, budget's a bit tight so I'm considering an L8400 as a short-term upgrade.

    (Sorry JSF13 for going slightly OT .)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBrewster77 View Post
    (Sorry JSF13 for going slightly OT .)
    I take full responsibility

    I can recommend the L96 as an excellent mid size speaker. Overall, better balanced than the 4312. I'll be trying them out with a 6312SP sub, once the appropriate cable arrives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post
    I wud take L-166 over L-1's and their derivatives (including 4412s) , and my new L-86's are nice enough to recommend L-96's as I hear they have same hf,mf , but bigger LF.

    nothing scientific here ..just personal experience.
    The L86 and L96 only share the same mids. The 034 and 044 tweets have different magnets and power-handling ability. The L96 woof is a monster heavy 10" compared to the L86 8" lightweight.
    That said, they do both make a pretty good showing for themselves.

    Being partial, my choice for balls to the wall high-volume high-power listening is the L96. It has a balance and purity that's hard to beat. The L112 is much the same, but is better suited to lower volumes in smaller rooms due to excessive bass. It has more of the California thump, where the L96 is clean and tight and accurate. Neither one will fail to impress and both can handle unlimited power.

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    L166 for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audiobeer View Post
    4313B...
    Dixie Bell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valentin View Post
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    That's a speaker I'd love to hear (I'm trying out some 6328P's). What amplification do you use them with?

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