I've had lots of experience with JBL L36s. I've refoamed and refinished 3 pairs. They require a powerful amp, with good headroom, to really bloom. But they're wonderful speakers. They aren't as neutral as the Brauns or Revoxes, but they're very musical, drawing me into the performance, making me want dance (I can't), and sing along (I do).
The entire Decade series is wonderful. The L16 is a great sounding 2 way 8 inch system, and the 2 way 10 inch L26 deserves to be considered (as I know I've said before) along with the Dynaco A-25s and large Advents.