The floor stand speakers are just what I needed for my home stereo system. The speaker footings were easy to assemble and hook up to my Yamaha receiver. The sound quality is EXCELLENT and I'm delighted to play my vinyl again, albums and 45s! I highly recommend these JBL speakers for your home entertainment center! Thanks you!
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I like them
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These are just what I was looking for, and I got them on sale, and now they're frequently going on sale for even less than what I pad. I found a great deal on some ELAC F5.2 towers, but they just didn't sound... right. I thought it was because I wanted a metal dome, and after seeing reviews on the Stage A170 and finally seeing the series on sale, I decided these were my upgrade. Since they were only 2.5 way instead of the ELACs 3 way, I thought I would be downgrading in mid-range. Everything with the Stage A180 is better, without a doubt. I listen to these on a vintage NAD 2200 in a room that's way too big for any speaker without a subwoofer, and I'm constantly impressed. My friend, who currently owns my old ELACs, asked if he could buy these from me (eventually...). A few months after getting these home, I noticed the Studio 580s were on sale for just a little bit more, and I was mad at myself for not waiting for those, considering their base price of $1000 I think? But after hearing a pair of the 530s that another friend let me borrow, I just didn't like the treble or tonality as much as the Stage A180s, even though I thought compression tweeter treble was exactly what I needed!
Pros: Huge sound, easy to drive so they get LOUD with 100+ watts, imaging, treble is only fatiguing on poorly recorded tracks with cheap Class D amps.
Cons: Damaged in shipping (not sure if this is actually a con on the speakers, or UPS)
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Nice Finish and Solid build. I expected that from JBL , in which bought my 1st pair of speakers from. The bass is powerful, but not super defined , like a pair of Elacs. The mistake and hi,s are smooth, not harsh Vocals are clear and they Image well.
Pros: Great bass , especially for home theater.
Cons: None so far
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JBL is tried & true! I own a pair of JBL Arena 180's which are part of a complete Arena ATMOS HT setup. I had Klipsch SF1 before these and the JBL's bring a 3D realism that wasn't there before. Moreover, the JBL's are a better performer at reference volume levels. Why? They don't hurt your ears when the volume is pushed hard. The more power you give em' the better they perform as well. However, an entry level AV receiver will easily drive these Stage 180's as well as the Arena 180's to theatrical volume without harshness or db fatigue. JBL's really setting the bar with their line of speakers.
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My listening room is big, so I needed a big sound. These speakers, along with the matched sub-woofer, fit perfectly into the décor of the room. As for the sound, it is exactly what I was seeking. It is first and foremost, accurate. They can reproduce the sound at the live-sound recorded level with smooth frequency response and good accuracy, especially as to the reproduced size of the instruments. The stereo field is vivid at the sweet spot of 10 feet. For my needs, a large accurate sound in a big space, these speakers "fit the bill."
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