Friday, August 29, 2008
JBL L19 SPEAKERS & HARMON/KARDON RECEIVER
A gorgeous sounding system! The speakers are from 1981, almost the end of JBLs greatest years. Many audiophiles think the 8 inch woofer in these speakers is the best small woofer EVER put in ANY speaker. The sound is rich and beautiful, with the stunning midrange JBLs are famous for.
The woofers on these speakers have just been expertly refoamed, the walnut veneer cabinets oiled, and the speaker connectors upgraded to 5 way binding posts. These will rock for another 20 years!
The Harman /Kardon receiver is very musical, much more dynamic than it's (old school) 20 watts per channel would lead you to expect (see the post on power ratings). It's in excellent condition, all lights work, all controls are clean and quiet.
These sound great together, but can be separated:
JBL L19s $175
Harman Kardon hk-340 $80