Regarding this pair of 250Ti:
Iím seeking some advice here. These are only about an hour drive from me, so in that respect, it would be a rare opportunity for a local pick up. Iím perfectly content with my current speaker combination in my main system. I run KEF 104/2 along with an NHT SW3P Subwoofer. Iíve been through quite a few speakers and have to say that to my ears, the 104/2 is the best sounding speakers Iíve owned, so far. To me, the only minor shortfall is low bass extension but fortunately, I've found that the NHT allows a nearly seamless integration (at least within my own personal listening room and acoustics). Besides, the 104/2's seem so otherwise exceptionally well-balanced, I've been willing to live without the lowest octaves. For reference, Iíve owned 3 pairs of Maggies, including 2.6R, Dahlquist DQ-10 & 20's, ADS L-1530 and 1290's, Pinnacle CGT, NHT 2.5i, Polk SDA-1C, ESS Heil AMT CE Monitors, and have spent a fair amount of time listening to a friends vintage Vandersteen 4's. Iíve also owned several Klipsch Heritage series including K-horns, Belles and Cornwalls.
My only experience so far with JBL has been with the Century series, L-36 and on the top end vintage Olympus and Sovereign S8Rís. Iím very curious to know how happy I might be with the 250Ti. Iíd love to do an A/B with my current set-up but not sure if I can swing that. So my only choice may be just to take the plunge. Before I do that, I'd like some feedback.
I'm also juggling trying to work out a local deal on some L150A's to restore for my vintage 70's system.
I guess the main question I have is whether the additional investment for the 250Ti's would represent a significant improvement over my current KEF/NHT set up.
Iíve read the other threads on these and the Stereophile review posted here before. I gather that many of you have experience with other quality systems besides JBL and so Iíd certainly appreciate any perspectives or advice you might have to offer. Thanks for your time and thoughts, Kevin