JBL L1 Floorstanding Speakers

5/5 (6 Reviews)


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16" Bookshelf speaker


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mjtab a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2013

Bottom Line:   
2 wks ago I purchased a pair of the unassuming 1992 JBL L1 monitors that sold for $750/pr in 1992. They utilize the 706-G1 6.5" mid/bass and 035TiA 1" titanium tweeter, with what looks like a nicely built crossover. The cabinets have a sloped front baffle which I presume is to time-align the highs w/ the lows and minimize standing waves inside the box.

I didn't expect much from them but they sound better to me than the 602s I owned in the past and more enjoyable than the 4312s I've owned too. I expected harsh highs from the titanium tweeter, but they don't exhibit this. The sound is full bodied and the bass is plentiful. What these speakers loose in total refinement compared to more expensive monitors they win out in a big 'fun factor' from their sound. I'm so impressed that I'm building a system in a spare room around these monitor speakers.

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Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by olileon a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2012

Bottom Line:   
Simplemente preciosas.Sonido maravilloso, impresionante bajo para su tamaño, medios calidos, agudos limpios y precisos. Lo mejor de lo mejor. Mejor que cualquier bafle de mediana calidad con bajos de 12 o 15 pulgadas. simplemente wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

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Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kurt a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I bought these JBL L1's off Ebay about 2 years ago and they were in pristine condition. I had been told that these speakers were amazing by a friend and I needed a set for my Marrantz reciever. I owned JBL cenutry speakers in the past and was very happy with them. I wasn't sure that a small bookshelf would sound very good. Wow, I was wrong! These are better than some $2000 speakers I own. The sound is unbelievable! The clarity and bass is astounding! Beethoven or Van Halen sounds better than I ever thought they could sound. I got rid of my Bose 901 because these are better sounding! I am looking for another pair to complete a home theater system. I ask you to buy these if you are looking for a set of speakers that can please even the most jaded audiophile.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1995



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Douglas a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Exceptionally good bookshelf speaker made in the early 1990s when speaker companies designed products for high audio fidelity rather than for home theater use. Punchy, well-defined bass, clear mids and highs without overly-bright sound of many other consumer products in its price range. Current (2001) JBL consumer speakers of same size are made just as solidly (including heavy woofers with rubber surrounds) and can play a bit louder, but none is as neutral-sounding as the L1.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

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Product model year:   Pre 1995



Overall Rating:5
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Submitted by A.J. Kossman a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2001

Bottom Line:   
These are great little speakers. I bought a pair to use as center speakers with my L5s and L7s. They aren't as well matched to the larger speakers as I would have liked, but I can't expect a $700 bookshelf to sound exactly like a $2500 4 way tower. I haven't listened to them on their own for 4 years, so I can't give too many detail on the sound, but I think they are a really good speaker for the money. A used pair sold on eBay last month for almost $500, so others must agree with me too.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1997




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