I own two other Tannoy lines (not the Monitor Gold), one for HT and the other for analog stereo listening. I have owned JBLs (numerous different levels) in the past. These two Mfgr's don't compare. Tannoy is an small, old UK speaker maker, JBL is part of the Harmon International empire. JBL is geared for consumer electronics (mass quantities, hence the lower price) and Tannoy has a much higher build quality and is geared more toward speciality speaker applications. Cost/performance seems to be a concern for you and only your ears can determine worth. In both of my systems, Tannoys seem to match up well with American amplifcation and UK sources. Just my experiences.
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