Experience with JM Lab Electra 936???

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Geoff Costello, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. Geoff Costello

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    Hi,

    I've been searching for a speaker upgrade that sounds as good as the B&W 802 or 803s, but without needing the major amplification upgrade I would need to match them. After lots of comparative listening in stores (hard because the brands I liked were all in different stores), I brought home a set of JM Labs Focal Electra 936 for a home demo.

    I've got to say I am impressed... Transparent, open, fast, the whole spectrum is good. The only thing I'm still adjusting to is the sheer level of treble detail (already upped a notch with the Silver Coax cables I have) the detail is now into the "serious" category... I like what I am hearing as much or better than the 802s in store - they are a little like listening to electrostatic headphones like Stax... - scary really... And in Aussie $ they are 1/2 the price of the 802s - less even than the 803s...

    Anyway - why am I posting. I have not been able to do a true A/B with these and the B&W 802 or 803 so I am relying on store to store memory with he same CDs. Has anyone else here done any comparisons with the JM Lab Electra Range and B&Ws (or other higher end speaker) - and if so - what did they think...

    I could also bring home the B&W 803s for a try... but I'm never going to get these in the house at the same time... (Perth Australia has 1 store that sells the B&W Nautilus range and 1 store that sells JMLab Electra range and they don't keep full range in stock at once...)

    Thanks in advance for your views...

    Geoff
     
  2. Daneel

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    I demoed the B&W 703 head to head with the Electra 926. The 926 sounded far more natural particularly with live recordings. I also noticed treble to be more natural, the B&W could be harsh at times. The only area I felt the 703 to have any advantage over the 926 was for bass which seemed a little more solid and punchy. I bought the 926 the same day.
     

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