I seem to recall Tech Hi-Fi was the only store that sold these back in the day. Here's what it says about the L on the Ohm site:
"The Ohm L is the most popular speaker Ohm has ever built. It was designed to have the deep bass of the popular Advent Loudspeaker in a much smaller cabinet by using optimal venting techniques. . . . The system received rave reviews."
Here is a description: http://www.ohmspeake...rt_ID=682376089
I have not found the rave reviews. In fact, there is little on the 'net about the Model L (AFAIK). They are similar in design to the AR2ax insofar as they are basically 2-way designs with an added supertweeter (but they are bass reflex). The tweeter & supertweeter are kind of chintzy looking (photo below) while the woofer is more substantial. Anyway--it will be interesting to do an A/B comparison with the Advent OLA, since that was their "target". They are smaller than the OLA:
- Ohm: 12"w x 9-3/4"d x 20"h about 29 pounds each
- OLA: 14-1/4"w x 11-1/2"d x 25-5/8"h over 40 pounds ea IIRC
The Ls should be finished soon. Total investment: about $35 (including the caps that were in my parts box).
Anyway...after cleaning them up (they were filthy) the Ohms sure look nice. Will post some listening impressions soon.