JBL HDI-1600

From the Audio Files

From the Audio Files




JBL Synthesis HDI-1600 Review:
“Hard Rockin’ & Cohesive”



Brian Kahn is the longest tenured writer on staff at Home Theater Review. His specialties include everything from speakers to whole-home audio systems to high-end audiophile and home theater gear, as well as room acoustics.

He had a lot of great things to say about his experience with the JBL HDI-1600; here’s a sampling:

“This JBL is unlike the two-way studio monitors of the past, there is no annoying discontinuity between the cone driver and compression driver. The transition can be heard upon close listening but the speaker had no problem portraying a cohesive image. The soundstage was slightly set back from the speakers and limited in overall size but with relatively well-defined images therein.”

“The JBL HDI-1600 is an outstanding mid-sized, stand-mounted speaker. I found it to be a well-balanced, cohesive speaker that, with ample power, can let loose and rock.”

Read the full review here.