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Two Way Loudspeaker System (1987-92)

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Type: 2 way, 2 driver loudspeaker system

Frequency Response: 50Hz to 20kHz

Recommended Amplifier: 10 to 125W

Crossover Frequency: 3000Hz

Impedance: 8Ω

Sensitivity: 90dB

Bass: 1 x 165mm high polymer laminate

Tweeter: 1 x 25mm titanium dome

Enclosure: bass reflex

Finish: black ash, walnut

Dimensions: 394 x 254 x 219mm


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Reviewed Sep 17th, 2016 by

Beautiful clarity throughout its frequency range. (50 - 20Khz) From quiet to moderately loud they keep their sound quality very uniform. And, when a given sound at a lower frequency (ex.~1500hz) smoothly rises to a higher one, (ex.~6000hz) it is hard to notice a transition from whoofer to tweeder.

I know it is easy to rate your own speakers high, but this pair of JBL's are the best sounding bookshelf sized enclosures I've heard. I have driven them hard with a 100 watt/ch. amplifier but prefer to keep the output a little more than a bit below maximum. I bought these speakers at a garage sale for $20.00, lucky me.



re: LX22

My parents bought a new pair of LX22 back in the day along with a Onkyo TX-860 receiver to replace/ update from a big pair of Quadraflex speakers and receiver in the living room. I was around 14 years old and had a decent pair of Cerwin-Vega! D-something and a Sony receiver. The Onkyo/JBL set up destroyed my bedroom system. So when my folks weren't home I would crank The Beastie Boys since the LX22's sounded better. When my folks moved, they asked if I wanted the old system and I did.
It's now 2017 and I still have them. All original, never serviced, still rocking, even the foam surrounds are in tact.
However this decade I became a vintage audio junkie, speaker whore....whatever we want to call it.... plus getting older and my tastes of listening have matured. I now find the titianium tweeters annoying and overbearing. This opinion stems from having owned many JBL speakers (note: I admit they might not be the "great JBL's" they were known for before the Harmon reign). I did like the all-around sound of a pair if L1's.
Anyway, the LX22's are a solid heavy build of classy bookshelf speakers that were pretty rad when they came out!

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