- Brand Name: JBL
- Model Number: L890-H
- Color: Black
- Speaker Type: Floor Standing Speakers
- Speaker Amplification Type: Passive
JBL L890 4-Way, High Performance 8-inch Dual Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Black)
- 1" pure titanium dome tweeter for exceptional high frequency performance
- Aluminum waveguides provide better dispersion and a larger listening sweet spot
- Freeflow port technology delivers great sound and makes sure you get the lowest amount of distortion
- Gold-plated, 5-way bi-wirable binding post
- Single unit, packed and sold separately
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The JBL L890 8-Inch 4-Way Dual Floorstanding Loudspeaker - Patented FreeFlow Port DesignWho could deny that being surrounded in sound from your favorite action flick makes watching it more exciting? And who could deny that when listening to a CD or your iPod, theres no better experience than closing your eyes and imagining your favorite musical artist giving you your own private concert right in front you? We hear you.
JBL Studio L delivers studio quality music
and theater quality movies right to your own living room
Mylar® Ultrahigh-Frequency Driver
The JBL L890s take sound into the high-definition world by incorporating an ultra-high frequency driver capable of reproducing frequencies out past 40 kHz. Why is this important? Thats the realm of high-definition audio and the frequency response of todays high-resolution sources such as Blu-ray Disc. Made of Mylar, this UHF driver is loaded into a patented JBL Bi-Radial® horn so that high frequencies have a wide and uniform dispersion, which means smooth high-frequency sound over a large listening area. The L880s will deliver a more realistic sound experience.
The Studio L890's ultra-high frequency driver
is perfect for delivering stunning detail from today's high resolution
sources such as Blu-ray Disc
The Studio L890's titanium tweeter is both strong and light weight
Straight-Line Signal Path Networks
The most direct path for producing the cleanest, most accurate sound possible is in a straight line. JBL uses Straight-line Signal Path Networks in the L890s to ensure that the signal from the 5-way binding posts all the way through to the transducers is the most direct signal path possible. Add heavy-duty bypass capacitors and a 4-way crossover design not found in many floorstanding loudspeakers, and the result is a clear, accurate signal no matter what the volume. So turn it up. The L890s are perfect for demanding music and movie soundtracks.
1-Inch Pure-Titanium Tweeter
When it comes to accurately reproducing all of the high frequencies from your favorite movie or the vocals from your favorite song, the L890s use technology straight from the recording studio. The JBL L890s features a 1-inch pure-titanium-dome tweeter; titaniums strength and light weight make it perfect for quickly and accurately reproducing high frequencies without strain or distortion. Titanium is the material of choice for many JBL professional music monitors, and the L890s are based on our professional models. And a patented JBL EOS waveguide ensures that high frequencies will have a wide and uniform dispersion, which results in smooth high-frequency sound over a large listening area. Youll hear the detail in your music and movies as youve never heard it before.
The Studio L890's dual woofers deliver bass
effortlessly and with maximum impact
Dual 8-Inch PolyPlas Woofer
The JBL brand name is synonymous with bass so its important that the L890s deliver the ultimate in rich, deep bass. To deliver this bass, the L890s use a patented JBL PolyPlas driver material for the woofer cones. PolyPlas material has both strength and a light weight, so bass is reproduced effortlessly and with maximum impact. To ensure maximum bass response, the L890s employ dual 8-inch woofers for the absolute lowest frequency extension. JBL also uses a patented FreeFlow port design that reduces unwanted port noise and ensures the deepest bass notes sound tight and distortion free. And, finally, to make sure that the bass is not affected by any unwanted resonances, the L890s use a JBL IsoPower baffle design, and ultra- rigid enclosures. The result? Incredibly deep and accurate bass response that delivers a much more natural and realistic surround sound experience worthy of the worlds best recording studio and movie theaters.
The Sound Professionals Have Chosen for More than 60 Years
Have you been to a movie or gone to a concert recently? Theres a good chance that you were enjoying the show on JBL® loudspeakers. For more than 60 years, JBL has been the loudspeaker brand of choice for recording professionals around the world. JBL engineering, power, clarity and technical accuracy are legendary. And todays high-resolution digital media demand nothing less than a loudspeaker that can handle their sonic range. So, why not enjoy your movies or music on loudspeakers that probably helped to mix and master them? With JBL speakers, you can enjoy the thrill of the show or the excitement of a live concert right in your own home.
Choose an JBL Studio Speak that is Right For Your HomeWhether you want your speaker wall-mounted, sitting on a bookshelf or standing on the floor, JBL Studio has the right speaker for your needs. Choose the speaker that suits you and your lifestyle.
Top Customer Reviews
The JBL studio line is a great series of speakers. They tend to be large physically, so take the measurements into account when you start to research them.
I was originally going to get the L830 speakers, which matched the amount of money I wanted to spend. Before long, I started to realize that I would need a powered Sub-woofer eventually, and that the ~$225 L830 package (From Harman direct) would soon mushroom to way over $500, or so.
So I started to look at the L890. It's a full-range speaker, so it doesn't need a SW to reproduce low frequencies. But what it does need is a big room. You need to be able to place them about 3 feet from the wall to keep the bass from getting muddy. This isn't a huge problem if you don't have the room, unless you crank them up. But sooner or later you'll wish you had them sitting in the middle of the floor of a big empty room. This is what they deserve.
The imaging is quite quite good - I give them a strong B-plus there, and the accuracy is thrilling - I rate them a strong A-minus.
It's hard to grade these speakers, because you get so much for your money.
Sure you could spend thousands more to get an even more spectacular experience, but I just could never justify that kind of expense.
I spent about $680 (shipped) on two of these from Harman direct.These come via freight, the boxes are large and heavy, and I dread the day I'll have to move them to another house.Read more ›
if youve read the other reviews you may have seen someone mention pairing them with the right equipment. this is very true. when i first hooked these up i felt the bass was lacking and didnt have enough punch for me. remember...these things require POWER! if you have a modestly powered amp or receiver you may be disappointed with the bass reproduction. the l890's are biampable and i would suggest feeding them plenty of power if you plan on getting the most out of these speakers.
now lets say youve decided to purchase your very own set of l890's heres a little bit of advice. remember the equipment pairing issues, give them power! and if you really have to have deep, powerful bass i would also suggest getting a powered subwoofer. hope this review helps.
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