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    L112 question

    Do the L112's sound all that much better than the older L100's? Anyone here have/had both? Thanks.

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    I have had both, now I have a pair of L100s with charge-coupled crossovers. The 112 should sound a lot better. It has a way better crossover and all the drivers are more advanced. Many folks on this site will call me crazy, but I get more enjoyment out of the L100s. Some people like the L88 even more than the 100s. With the mods I made to mine, they seem to be closer to the 88s in some ways. I won’t trade out my 100s again.

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    There isn't much need to over-think this. Later models use improved crossovers, drivers and cabinet designs, improved power handling, etc. But there's no accounting for personal preference. Rest assured they are different, "better" is a separate question. Many folks will say that the L100t3 is the best example of evolution of the 12" 3-way lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusnzha View Post
    Many folks on this site will call me crazy, but I get more enjoyment out of the L100s.

    You can screw-up almost anything by mishandling an equalizer, too. And some people like to push the "loudness" button and boost the bass control. They all think they're "improving" the sound. I suppose it gets down to what you like. You shouldn't need a vote or consensual validation to tell you what works best for you.

    I grew up listening to friends' L100s while I had a pair of 030s. I bought a pair of L112s in 1982 and still have them. I much prefer them to the L100 but then I prefer the 030 to the L112. Most likely because I've lived in the same house with them for over fifty years!
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    I have both. It depends on what you are playing. For home theater, L100 definitely has better sound. It is more natural with voices and theater type effects. It's sound
    distribution is narrow. The L112's are more musical, tighter bass, cleaner highs and a better sound stage - wider sound distribution. That said, it really is a personal preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjrad View Post
    I have both. It depends on what you are playing. For home theater, L100 definitely has better sound. It is more natural with voices and theater type effects. It's [sic] sound distribution is narrow. The L112's are more musical, tighter bass, cleaner highs and a better sound stage - wider sound distribution. That said, it really is a personal preference.
    Not being a home-theater person, illuminate me—please! Is it preferable to have your speakers less "musical" with flabbier bass response, distorted highs, and narrower sound stage when used in HT applications?

    "Fake but Fun" always implied to me the hi-fi equivalent of Kodachrome. Easily achieved today with Photoshop for the pictures or EQ for the sound.

    I'd be happy to buy my own pair of 4311s and make the comparison but the whole L100 family is overpriced, IMHO, for what they offer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCCA View Post

    "Fake but Fun" always implied to me the hi-fi equivalent of Kodachrome. Easily achieved today with Photoshop for the pictures or EQ for the sound.
    far as I recall ...Kodachrome was THE standard for fidelity and Ektachrome was the FbF .
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