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Thread: If you could have only one: L-112 or L80T

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    If you could have only one: L-112 or L80T

    Which would it be?

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    I don't have either but I will offer anopinion

    80 for HT and 112 for 2 channel

    Take it with a grain or 2 of salt

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    as a center channel?

    what are the priorities? looks, type of music, size, room size...?

    For most of what I listen to these days, the L80T's would be pretty nice in
    a "normal" sized room. Some music needs more kick...

    -grumpy

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    If WAF is a factor have her look at them , new style or old?

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    If you could have only one: L-112 or L80t

    To me it's not even close -- the L112's lay waste to the L80T's which I found to be cruddy, muddy and low-definition. I wouldn't have L80T's again for free except to eBay off to some poor unsuspecting schnook or better yet, part out.

    Just my 2 cents.

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    well, there you have it

    Proof that the question is only useful for you to answer.

    I have both L100T and L112 (no L80T), so I was slightly guessing
    about the low end. I have no explanation for Jay's experience but
    I can accept it as such.

    -grumpy

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    Then let's make it a poll and decide by popularity. I vote with grumpy on the L80T, so it's now 2–1.

    (No offense, Jay. )

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    Damn thats a tough question. Why you gotta make it so hard lol. I actually have both . L80-T3 and L-112 They both are nice speakers, the L-112 has a very clean sound, precise i guess would be the term to use. The L80-T3 has a very rich comforting sound and pretty much does its all well. I find myself listening to the L80-T3s more than the L-112s so I guess it would have to be the L80-T3s. REGARDS JIM

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    Wow, it looks like I should have come here when I wanted to sell my L80Ts!

    In trying to find out why I didn't like the sound of mine, I took a woofer out and noted that the crossover had 14 pieces to it. That's a lot of signal manipulation for an otherwise simple 3-way system. I'd say the music was "strangled at birth" before it even got to the drivers.

    I *would* like to hear the T3 variation to hear what they changed

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    I'm gonna jump in and vote for the L112, just to help out! I've never heard an L80T but I'll say I think the preference for titanium over the 044s is overrated and the bottom end is better with the 128H. And remember, I've never listened to an L80T so my opinion is obviously more important than everyone else here.

    Joking of course but my point being; you can't tell for yourself unless you listen to them both. Opinions are like a.......---well, you've heard that before! Seriously, I love my L112s and I'm sure either would suit you just fine. I suspect one issue is that you'll need to elevate the L112s to get them off the floor. The design of the L80T takes care of that issue.

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    Having worked with all of them extensively, I'd probably pick the L80T over the L112. Especially with a slight port mod (I added 1.5 inches to the port length) and a bit more cabinet damping (I added about one bag of polyfill in the top half of the cabinet, behind the mid and tweeter), the L80T just had a "faster" sound in the midrange/highs than the L112, with more bottom end extension, AND a better tweeter (the 035Ti just lays waste to the older model phenolic-dome tweeters, IME).

    Of course, I'd pick a 120Ti over either. so THERE.


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    To satisfy the original poster he will need to answer the questions posed here. The thread has become a good opion poll elsewise

    OT

    Find me some 120s!! Please! looking daily...

    Mark

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    I'd keep the 112's and then replace the crossover and tweeter for the crossover and 044Ti from the 120Ti's. Or better yet sell both the 112's and the 80T and buy some 120Ti's. Or better yet the 240Ti's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay View Post
    In trying to find out why I didn't like the sound of mine, I took a woofer out....
    I'm certain that was it....

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    Based on my memory I'd say the L8OT is a more natural and transparent speaker. The L112 was a great speaker but it was voiced to be a little forward and punchy.

    Mike

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