Terrific sound in a small package. The balanced sound spectrum is surprisingly good for such a small speaker.
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I suspect many people (and not just me) can't decide between the myriad of speaker options. I wanted something compact and stand mounted so as to not overpower my new listening room. After going back and forth I finally decided to go with something JBL--bite the bullet and pay the money JBL demands. I thought the L82's would be too large so I ordered the little brother. Once they arrived I thought I made a big mistake--these were a lot smaller than I had envisioned. However they were here and were a lot cheaper than the L82's, so I unpacked and hooked them up. These speakers reek of high quality, the walnut veneer cabinets were impeccable and brought back memories of how real speakers used to look. Packaging was excellent as well, not a mark on anything. Mounted on stands, fired up my stereo (tube pre-amp, hybrid amp) and boy was I amazed--these little guys sound Big! I have always loved the JBL sound and the L52's don't disappoint. Sound is big and full--amazing what these small speakers can put out. I have an 8" powered sub and that really tops things off. Not sure you really need it, the JBL's deliver an impressive amount of bass, but I always like the extra lows it provides. To my ear, In addition to the surprising amount of bass--slightly forward mids and not-too-bright & articulate highs. After listening I felt I lucked out and did get the right speakers for my room, these have a small footprint and put out big sound--nice job JBL! 1 star ding for value.
Pros: Great build quality. Big and full sound. Beautiful retro look.
Cons: High price.
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