JBL S3100 Floorstanding Speakers

4.27/5 (11 Reviews)


Product Description

Hybrid Horn/reflex


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

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I have own this set only for a short period. But I fell extremely impressed with how they sound. Incredible sound stage. On the top of soundstage, you will hear the soul of the music. I have been through some of the well known expensive speakers. B&W 801 MK III, Magnepan 3a, WATT PUPPY 3/2, Proac Response 4, Tannoy Turnberry (still), JBL 4435 (still), and many more.... I am not saying that this speaker is the best of all. They are all good in different aspects. But I would say, this S3100 is my most favorite spouse.

I will keep this speaker for quite a few years more, I am sure about that. Or until I can find the bigger model of JBL line. Find yourself the opportunity to meet this speaker. It is worth to try.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by KMarriott a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2002

Bottom Line:   
After reading numerous reviews, I'm amazed that anybody would review the JBL 3100's with a NAD receiver. And supposedly owns Wilsons? My own story, this is the seconf time around I have spent any time with this speaker, having owned numerous old JBL's and also 25 to 30 high end products and still have a few. I must say the 3100's represent extremely well for what they do. That is
true stereo reproduction and incredible dynamics. Pleasure to play with.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Private Party



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kim Ji-Tae a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This loudspeaker system gives very good stereo image and powerful sounds but, high amplifier power handles required. Good product for classical music...and jazz, rock'n roll music...kill me!!!

I matched with

Quicksilver black mono tube power(bi-wire connection)
McIntosh C712 pre
Teac CD5 CDP
Audio Alchemy DDE1.0 DAC
Denon DP45F ADP with Shure V15type4 Cartridge

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Seoul



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kor Groenewoud a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2001

Bottom Line:   
The S3100 MK 11 speaker sounds smooth. Not the penetrating horn sound. Maybe the neodynium driver N 275 is responsible for this sound character. Placement is rather critical. Placement against walls will work best. Its not a free-standing speaker. Soundstage is excellent. The place where you are listening is not critical.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $5000.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric Bastide a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2001

Bottom Line:   
A very good dynamic.To use with a class A system.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   Paris




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