This 3-way dual 6.5-inch floor-standing speaker set a new standard in sonic excellence. The innovative TiK bending trapezoid enclosure consists of only five surfaces, eliminating unwanted resonances and internal standing waves. Using the same wood-molding process developed by Scandinavian furniture builders, the Ti6K incorporates seven layers of MDF for a rigid acoustic platform that will complement room decor. Three-point floor spikes with threaded inserts provide optimal balance and stability, as well as tighter mechanical coupling to the floor, which eliminates resonances from the floor that can affect bass response and stereo imaging.
Separate 5-way, gold-plated binding post speaker terminals for each frequency range are mounted directly to the crossover for the shortest possible speaker cable connection, reducing the opportunity for signal loss. The Polypropylene low-frequency drivers are co-injection molded with the surround, resulting in an efficient transducer that minimizes flexing and distortion of the cone. The cast aluminum frames provides superior rigidity to maintain precise alignment of the driver elements, without disturbing the magnetic flux. JBL's Symmetrical Field Geometry(SFG) ensures a uniform, symmetrical magnetic field. The edge-wound ribbon voice coil and vented pole piece provide extended power handling with minimal distortion.
The pure titanium dome tweeter with rubber surround takes efficiency to a new level with a rear pressure vent and low-mass aluminum voice coil that uses the dome itself to dissipate damaging heat. The TiK high-frequency driver surpasses the competition in all critical areas: smoothness, transparency, efficiency, power handling and transient response.
I bought a pair of these JBL Ti6K speakers in Sweden over a year ago for aprox. $ 2300 (price for pair). They look expensive and they sound expensive. New price in sweden is aprox. $ 5000 (pair) so I made a good deal I think. They are very rare so when I found them I had to buy them. I've been looking for them for many years. They are from 2003 but they look awesome! They were made until 2004 on the JBL factory in Denmark. (Don't know if they make any JBL speakers today in Denmark). My pair looks like new. And they look absolutely amazing. They are very wide and deep and the wood finish is superb. They look so....wow!! Like a very expensive furniture.
The boxes for these are veeery big. But take care of them if you move.
They are from 2003 but that doesn't matter at all. The drivers are as new, and the rubber surround on every driver are as new. So these speakers can play for many many years still.
And remember, this is my review. Not everybody likes JBL (cheap or expensive). Listen to different kinds of speakers (and amps, cd-player) and find "your sound".