Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 63

Thread: What Would You Own If You Can't Have JBL?

  1. #31
    Senior Member frank23's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    357
    If I could have no JBL's, I would be after Tannoy, ATC (active) or Zingali probably. For now everything I listened to did not give me the same satisfaction my JBL's do.

  2. #32
    Senior Member martin_wu99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Xi'An,China
    Posts
    1,485
    Quote Originally Posted by svollmer View Post
    I've become a huge fan of Legacy Audio. I still have my 1999 Legacy Focus model speaker as my main speakers. There's no foam to rot out on the woofers or mids and no foam behind the tweeters that turns into goop. They're just about indestructible (I've had to replace nothing so far) and I BLAST them occasionally. And they just sound wonderful. My purchase has encouraged three other friends to buy six pairs of Legacy speakers including three of the Focus model and we've all been extremely happy. The Focus of my vintage can be had for around $2,500. Not bad for a very large, well-built, full-range speaker.

    Every time I get the upgrade bug, I go listen to Wilson, Thiel, B&W, and the others but still haven't heard anything under $25K that makes me want to pull the trigger. I am jazzed about the new Legacy Aeris though and I drool over the new JBL Everest…..
    Is this brand so good?i've never heard this before.
    I heard a new American brand "Evolution" some times ago,very good
    46 lover

  3. #33
    Senior Member svollmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Northern VA
    Posts
    584
    Quote Originally Posted by martin_wu99 View Post
    Is this brand so good?i've never heard this before.
    I heard a new American brand "Evolution" some times ago,very good
    Legacy Audio has been around for quite a while. You can see their offerings here: http://www.legacyaudio.com They have links to reviews on the site as well.

    There is a distributor in China: http://www.legacyaudio.com/audition/...-distributors/

  4. #34
    Senior Member Greg86z28's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    173
    I'd try these? Sony SS-M9. I've always thought Sony made nice things.

    Name:  ssm9edsideonopen.jpg
Views: 5714
Size:  114.4 KB

    Or something from McIntosh.

  5. #35
    Senior Member svollmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Northern VA
    Posts
    584
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg86z28 View Post
    I'd try these? Sony SS-M9. I've always thought Sony made nice things.

    Name:  ssm9edsideonopen.jpg
Views: 5714
Size:  114.4 KB

    Or something from McIntosh.
    Those Sonys are supposed to be fantastic speakers! I've looked occasionally for a cheap pair, hoping to get them "under the radar" but I guess enough people remember them to keep the prices up.

  6. #36
    Senior Member martin_wu99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Xi'An,China
    Posts
    1,485
    Quote Originally Posted by svollmer View Post
    Legacy Audio has been around for quite a while. You can see their offerings here: http://www.legacyaudio.com They have links to reviews on the site as well.

    There is a distributor in China: http://www.legacyaudio.com/audition/...-distributors/
    Thank you,i studied the site carefully,Legacy Audio Came to China for many years,but don't become very popular,and not be considered as hi-end speakers.
    but Rockport,EGGLESTON,Wilson,Marten,TIDAL,Avalon,khar ma,Magico are more highly appreciated and be named hi-end
    46 lover

  7. #37
    Senior Member martin_wu99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Xi'An,China
    Posts
    1,485
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg86z28 View Post
    I'd try these? Sony SS-M9. I've always thought Sony made nice things.

    Name:  ssm9edsideonopen.jpg
Views: 5714
Size:  114.4 KB

    Or something from McIntosh.
    Sony has never made hi-end speakers
    46 lover

  8. #38
    Heather [Senorita member] hjames's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    NoVA - DC 'burbs
    Posts
    8,341
    Quote Originally Posted by martin_wu99 View Post
    Sony has never made hi-end speakers
    he did not say High End speakers, he said NICE speakers ...

    Those Sony speakers have been well discussed in a number of forums and folks like they way they sound.

    We keep trying to tell you, its not always about the big money gear ...
    2ch: Oppo, JoLida 502CRC, JBL L212, 18ti,240ti; Heath AS101, Von Schweikert VR4
    7.1: Oppo BDP103D, B&K, UREI 809A, JBL B460

  9. #39
    Senior Member martin_wu99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Xi'An,China
    Posts
    1,485
    Quote Originally Posted by hjames View Post
    he did not say High Ends speakers, he said NICE speakers ...

    Those Sony speakers have been well discussed in a number of forums and folks like they way they sound.

    We keep trying to tell you, its not always about the big money gear ...
    but dear lady,this sony speaker is by no means cheap
    46 lover

  10. #40
    Heather [Senorita member] hjames's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    NoVA - DC 'burbs
    Posts
    8,341
    Quote Originally Posted by martin_wu99 View Post
    but dear lady,this sony speaker is by no means cheap
    Depends on where you draw the line for cheap -
    but the discussion, again, is what would you own if you can't have JBL -
    price was never a part of the question ... it was never defined as limited to Hi-end speakers ...

    Besides, I've heard enough people recommend those Sony speakers (somewhat Cello shaped?)
    that I'd give them a listen if a pair turned up nearby ..
    2ch: Oppo, JoLida 502CRC, JBL L212, 18ti,240ti; Heath AS101, Von Schweikert VR4
    7.1: Oppo BDP103D, B&K, UREI 809A, JBL B460

  11. #41
    Senior Member JuniorJBL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Denver
    Posts
    1,702
    Quote Originally Posted by hjames View Post
    Depends on where you draw the line for cheap -
    but the discussion, again, is what would you own if you can't have JBL -
    price was never a part of the question ... it was never defined as limited to Hi-end speakers ...

    Besides, I've heard enough people recommend those Sony speakers (somewhat Cello shaped?)
    that I'd give them a listen if a pair turned up nearby ..
    +1 to that.
    I had listened to a pair of SS-AR1's at RMAF and they were very nice sounding. I would enjoy them too!
    Always fun learning more.......

  12. #42
    Senior Member Eaulive's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Back in Montreal
    Posts
    1,204
    I don't know, if I could not have my JBLs I would probably go for a set of Altec A-4s... or I could just stop listening to music as well
    My avatar: 4520 loaded with 2225H on E140 frames,
    1x B&C 12PE32 on custom front loaded horn, 2x 2426 on 2370.

  13. #43
    Senior Member spkrman57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    1,980

    TAD

    After that it would be Altec or EV.

    Ron
    JBL Pro for home use!

  14. #44
    Senior Member martin_wu99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Xi'An,China
    Posts
    1,485
    Quote Originally Posted by hjames View Post
    Depends on where you draw the line for cheap -
    but the discussion, again, is what would you own if you can't have JBL -
    price was never a part of the question ... it was never defined as limited to Hi-end speakers ...

    Besides, I've heard enough people recommend those Sony speakers (somewhat Cello shaped?)
    that I'd give them a listen if a pair turned up nearby ..
    Price is always the key factor for a high quality speakers,that's why so many peole like JBL,with big horns and big woofers,JBLs price is very reasonable
    But since you mentioned this Sony speaker for several times,i'd like to have a try
    46 lover

  15. #45
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Houston, Tx.
    Posts
    90
    T.A.D. would be the preferred replacement for some of my parts. The build quality and attention to detail stands out. Would they exist as they are today without JBL?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •