I remember JBL speakers that where made from the 70's and some made in the early 80's. Really kick A-- but the newer JBL's are nothing special. The older JBL's where digital ready before the term was ever thought of. They where clean and sounded great. Will JBL ever get serious about making great speakers for the average person again? Also does anyone know a good place to get older used JBL speakers ? Would like other peoples assesment if they think JBL is doing good or has lost there edge ?