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    JBL Studio 6 Series

    I suspect this means the imminent retirement of the Studio 5 Series, but the Studio 6 Series seems certain in the US and elsewhere after debuting in Japan.

    https://jp.jbl.com/on/demandware.sta...et_English.pdf

    The Studio 6 line continues with the Polyplas low and mid drivers, but places a compression driver inside a faux M2-looking horn..

    This means another Timbers-designed Series passes into history.
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    The whining continues...

    Wow! I didn’t realize JBL was still in business!

    Just kidding, but over the last 10+ years it seems that JBL Consumer has continued to demonstrate it has lost its way and has been losing what made JBL unique. It is really getting harder and harder to care about anything they do.

    When I joined this forum in 2001-2002 you could have 20,30, even 40+ year old drivers rebuilt at the factory and the majority of the JBL systems were able to be repaired and restored by ordering replacement parts from JBL. Try that today.

    So far JBL Pro has remained reasonably true to their Lansing Heritage. If we’re lucky they will be allowed to continue their R&D and production of quality gear... but I wouldn’t count on it.


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    The Studio 5 Series is still finding a lot of love from recent buyers ( many testimonials are found over at AK ).

    See this thread ( one of a handful )!

    Here's one beefy little driver from that ( Studio 5) series ( compared to Klipsch which is seen on the right ).




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    Quote Originally Posted by Titanium Dome View Post
    I suspect this means the imminent retirement of the Studio 5 Series, but the Studio 6 Series seems certain in the US and elsewhere after debuting in Japan.

    https://jp.jbl.com/on/demandware.sta...et_English.pdf

    The Studio 6 line continues with the Polyplas low and mid drivers, but places a compression driver inside a faux M2-looking horn..

    This means another Timbers-designed Series passes into history.
    Hi Doug,very good news,expecting JBL more new products
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    I wish JBL would bring back more of their old products

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    Boy oh boy me too. What old products are you most interested in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by man00 View Post
    I wish JBL would bring back more of their old products
    I am confident that they never will… especially since the cost to manufacture the old drivers would be horrifically expensive today. That said, the Classic L 100 retro speaker seems to be a decent performer, is getting good reviews, and I believe it is selling pretty well. This may lead Samsung to produce more vintagesque speakers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Triumph Don View Post
    Boy oh boy me too. What old products are you most interested in?
    Of course,4344,4345
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    I am confident that they never will… especially since the cost to manufacture the old drivers would be horrifically expensive today. That said, the Classic L 100 retro speaker seems to be a decent performer, is getting good reviews, and I believe it is selling pretty well. This may lead Samsung to produce more vintagesque speakers.


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    L100 Classic is too expensive
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_wu99 View Post
    L100 Classic is too expensive
    True, but even the old stuff in their day was expensive..to me anyway

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    Colleagues;

    Yes the L 100 Classic is expensive, and I, at the time of introduction, too thought that they were too expensive. They appear to be selling quite well, and getting reasonably good reviews. So is ti too expensive? Maybe not. Consider the Klipsch re-release of the Forte III. Priced similarly they too are getting good reviews and selling quite well.

    There is in Tacoma Wa. ( not too far from the glorious Hood Canal ) a high end store, where one of the guys there has gone off round the bend over the Forte III, and these guys were so locked in to the BBC dip that if it wasn't a made across the pond it wasn't worth considering. WHAT JBL? Well if you like P.A. speakers............. I should point out that this guy is a semi-pro muscician (clarinet, symphonic music ) and states the Forte "Sounds like real music " So maybe the era of the audiophile dip is beginning to come to and end.

    As always, we shall see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by man00 View Post
    True, but even the old stuff in their day was expensive..to me anyway
    You should know HiFi gears are never by no means cheap
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    I thought about getting some 590's without ever hearing them live. There just isn't any place local to me that sale JBL (higher end) anymore. The height of the 590's was the killing point for me just wasn't going to work out in my setup. Was told by some people that had L100T's and bought the 590's that 590's just walk all over the 100T no contest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by man00 View Post
    I thought about getting some 590's without ever hearing them live. There just isn't any place local to me that sale JBL (higher end) anymore. The height of the 590's was the killing point for me just wasn't going to work out in my setup. Was told by some people that had L100T's and bought the 590's that 590's just walk all over the 100T no contest.
    Forget 590,it is called studio speaker,but it has nothing to do with studio.
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