To survive the competition, any desirable speaker at this price point must provide performance that rivals far more expensive speakers and find a way to stand out from the crowd. The JBL Stage A180 succeeds on both counts.
The dual 6.5-inch woofers play clean and loud for both stereo and home theater use, while the 2.5-way design provides great transparency and imaging. The best feature of the A180, though, is it’s clear, detailed, and extended horn tweeter. Many audiophiles think that horn-loaded tweeters are somehow inferior, but the JBL proves them wrong. This isn’t your dad’s horn tweeter!
The JBL A180 speakers are available for stereo or, with their matching center, sub, and surrounds, for HT use. With construction quality that exceeds expectations, sound that rivals more expensive speakers, and the history and prestige of the JBL name, the Stage A180 loudspeakers are well worth checking out. Stay tuned for a full review here on the Secrets site.