The 250Ti comes in three guises but the more desired one is the Limited Edition, which is the pair you see here. With these speakers, you are transplanting a “live” concert hall into your room. That is how dynamic they can sound. They need a medium to large size room to sound their best and to throw out that large soundstage. So if you can accommodate them, you will be in for a $1500 treat that no other speakers in that price range can replicate. The speakers have a nominal impedance of 8 ohm and a sensitivity of 92dB which makes them very easy to drive. But the more power you put through them, the better they sound (JBL recommends 250W). We found them to sound their best with a high powered tube amp (like Audio Research Reference 210) and when played loud. With tube amps or warmer sounding high powered solid state amps, it sort of balanced out the highly strung titanium tweeter and blends it more cohesively with the rest of the frequencies from the other three drivers. Frequency range starts at 32Hz and extends all the way to 40KHz (almost twice the typical 20KHz rating on most speakers).
Cosmetically, the speakers looks okay for its vintage. Some scuff marks and some knicks here and there. For the perfectionist, you may want to look elsewhere. But for the one who wants all the crescendos in their music and could live with some imperfections (all you can touch it up), the 250Ti offers this and more. We don’t have the grille covers or crates so local pickup is preferred. If shipping is required, they will be shipped strapped on a pallet. Each speaker weighs close to 180lbs.