JBL Ti10K Floorstanding Speakers

4.4/5 (10 Reviews)


Product Description

4-way High-end speaker


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Barry B. a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2013

Bottom Line:   
I have owned several JBL's (L7, L200, Ti6k, Ti1k, to name a few) and even more other brands (Thiel CS5, Klipsch Epics, Sonus Faber Grand Piano Home to name a few). The Ti10k's are nothing short of amazing and have a permanent home in one of my listening rooms. I am currently running Krell gear (KAV 250a3 / Krell MDA 500). These suite MY taste perfectly. The highs are superb, the mids are crystal clear, and the Low's are authoritative, crisp and tight.
They do double duty in my house, 2 Channel critical listening and Home Theater, They do a great job at both.
Very Hard to find, but in my opinion the best JBL's made to date (2013), If you can find them they are a keeper!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002



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

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2011

Bottom Line:   
Kolumny poprostu wybitne, niesamowita namacalna góra pasma, analityczna srednica urzekajaca rozmachem. Piekna scena i prezentacja dzwieku. Jak jest bas na plycie to Tiki go przekaza w idealnym porzadku, super. Rewelacja

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by TheRambler a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2011

Bottom Line:   
Alreay read all comments on those beautiful pairs..Some claims "bright", some "too much bass", also some say "week bass" etc etc...If you can use those babies with Accuphase component you will see how all those "weaknesses" will be settled so well!!! No Krells,otherwise whole specturum leans to brighter..As a person who listened most speakers on this earth, from B&W Matrix 800 to JMLAb Utopias, from Kharmas, to Martin Logans, and so many high quality book shelves, those JBLs realy deserve 5 stars!!! One important tweak: If bass port driven separattely from the rest 4 ports you will be amazed..Just remove the bridge on bass port leaving the rest same..Then well controlled deep and middle and upper bass registers, as well as 3dimensional soundstage acquired! Any Nordost speaker cables will fit best! 6ohm is another advantage to drive those speakers!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by lofi-ear a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 20, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I bought these speakers pretty much on an impulse, as they were being sold for quite a low price in the same town I live. These are one monster speakers, weighing about 50 kilos each, and moving them without their original boxes is very awkward. But here they are now, honoring my living room with their pretty appearance.

So they look nice, but how do they sound? I've been listening them for about 3 months now, so my ears are accustomed enough to their sound. The amplifier driving them is from the same era as the speakers (around 2000), a Creek 5350SE, which is regarded highly even today among audiophiles, despite the fact they only give 70 watts into 8 ohms. Many recommend a very powerful amp to be used with these loudspeakers.

Generally the sound of the speakers leans to the brighter side. The tweeter, being metal, gives ultra-detailed response, but may sound harsh on some material with some sibilance present. The living room they are in (35m2, not specially dampened) may also contribute to this, as well as the amplifier (british amps are generally deemed bright). However, I'm used to this kind of bright sound already, because many speakers here in Finland tend to sound bright as well (Amphion Argon, Penaudio, Chorus, ...), based on metal tweeter design too. So it's not as bad as it could be.

The midrange sounds very lively. Especially on guitar material, these speakers do shine. (Pink Floyd's Shine On You Crazy Diamond has seldom sounded so good). On vocals, these speakers are very dynamic, but also somewhat aggressive. But for me, that's only a positive charasteristic.

Bass is good. It could be better, regarding the size of the cabinets. With better I mean deeper. It has powerful upper bass and kicks with bass-heavy material, but although the -6Hz point is reported to be 30Hz, these speakers do not reproduce frequencies below 38Hz with the authority they should. For music, that's certainly enough, but with movies a subwoofer is a must.

In summary, these are very good speakers, if you don't mind their size. They are dynamic, lively and detailed, with the common drawbacks of 4-way design (average stereo imaging, random peaks and dips in the frequency response and ultra-complicated crossover network). For 7000$, these are certainly overpriced, but if you can find them on the second-hand market (near you), you should consider these speakers. They will fill even the largest living room with music.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   second hand



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

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2006

Bottom Line:   
Asolutly a stunning speaker!! This speakers are very gratefull for every improvement made into my set and they keep suprise me.. Started with yamaha, then NAD, and at this moment ADCOM (GTP860II, GFA 5500,GDV850) I've recently did an upgrade for all the connections and speaker cables to KIMBER and VAN DEN HULL. Again every improvement was a world of difference, ( I can only hear a small difference using the same improvements with my tannoy speakers) so I'm asking myself " how good can they actually sound?"( perhaps with a Mark Levinson...)
I would discribe the sound as electrostatic mids and highs, with a very solid and firm bass. The sound gives you every detail and emotion but sometimes has a lack of cohesion and tend to give to much bass.( maybe only in small rooms) But I still believe for this price you can't find anything better ....

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   ebay




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