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This review is from: JBL Loft 50 Three-way Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Pair)
Pros: Good sound quality from multiple drivers. Tall enough that the tweeter is close to ear level when seated. Good deal when on sale.
Cons: Slender design makes them look a little odd. Woofers on the sides of the cabinet can be a sound issue if you are placing them in tight areas.
Other Thoughts: First off, these aren't high quality speakers that will blow you away. The Loft line is a budget line of speakers which are over-priced at their retail price tag. There's no way I would pay over $400 for a pair of Loft 50's. I rated these 5 stars/eggs based on the sale purchase price of $169. The speakers sound good enough for most people and if your receiver has EQ ability, then can sound even better. Don't pay over $200 for these, as the Infinity Primus P163 towers go on sale for $99 each and those are a step above these Loft 50's.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: JBL SP150 10" 150-Watt Powered Subwoofer
Pros: Price when it's on sale. Decent looking cabinet.
Cons: Can't deliver low LFE in movies. Cabinet rattles and there is port noise when the sub is pushed very hard. It's just not a good subwoofer.
Other Thoughts: Rated only down to 35Hz, this isn't a subwoofer you should ever consider for home theater applications. If it's for music only, you may be able to get by with it, just don't drive it very hard or you'll get distortion, port noise and the cabinet might even rattle. I was very disappointed with this sub and wouldn't recommend it. It's currently on sale for under $100, so that does make it a bit more appealing for those on an extremely tight budget. If you can afford more, the Klipsch sub-12hg goes on sale often at a competitor for under $200. That is a far better sub.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Loudspeakers (Pair)
Pros: Decent build quality. Bass pretty good for just 4" woofers.
Cons: 6 Ohm. Inefficient at 85dB. Tweeter is muffled and lacks clarity.
Other Thoughts: I've owned all of the speakers in the current and past Andrew Jones lines. They are all fair to average at best. Not sure why they get rave reviews. For these bookshelf speakers, priced at $129/pair, I wouldn't buy them. Catch them on sale or just pass all together.
Highs and mids are weak, with the tweeter being the real weak spot in this speaker. The 4" woofer produces a decent amount of bass for it's size, but not enough. These will really tax your receiver, especially low end models. 6 Ohm impedance and 85dB sensitivity will make your receiver work a lot harder to produce the same volume that a more efficient 8 Ohm speaker would. I would actually recommend the JBL Loft 40 bookshelf speakers over these and they have recently been on sale for just $39.99/pair.