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JBL speakers

Unread post by Lindsayt » Mon Dec 01, 2014 3:05 pm

Macca wrote:Speaking personally, I'd rather have some big JBLs but they are not so easy to come by in the UK whereas you could buy 15'' Tannoys tomorrow if you wanted.
Would these 4315's be big enough?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pair-of-JBL-4 ... 2ed9c3946e

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Re: JBL speakers

Unread post by Macca » Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:03 pm

They do look good but no they are not big enough. I want the ones with the fifteen and the horn cell mid-range. Can't remember the exact model but they were about £3500 20 years ago and were sold into the UK so I know there must be some about. Trouble with these speakers is they are so good people rarely motivated to sell them. I mean, what are you going to replace them with.....?

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Unread post by _D_S_J_R_ » Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:48 pm

All those drive units means a more complex crossover remember...

For domestic use, the L65 Jubal was coloured in the mid but you could hear through it easily enough. Not mirror imaged either but that never seemed an issue either. I know a nutter or two has used the twin 15" Soffit-mount studio jobbies at home, but I'm not sure a guitar twelve feet wide slamming you into the floor is actually 'High Fidelity' listening ;) Oh I don't know though :twisted:

Such a shame that now, the big monitors are there in older studios for show mostly and are rarely used these days I'm told :(
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Re: JBL speakers

Unread post by Lindsayt » Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:02 pm

The really big JBL's seem to sell for high prices.

There's more of them on US ebay.

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Re: JBL speakers

Unread post by Lindsayt » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:39 am

Would these garish, lol priced 4343's be big enough?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/JBL-4343-Lacque ... 3cd8f8288c

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Unread post by southall-1998 » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:42 am

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Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:45 am

Go whole hog and buy a pair of these.

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Re: JBL speakers

Unread post by Lindsayt » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:47 am

Or are you holding out for some 4355's?
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Re: JBL speakers

Unread post by Lindsayt » Tue Dec 02, 2014 1:55 am

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JBL-Soverign-II ... 2a475090c6
I like the drinks cabinet styling on these. And the price is almost reasonable by big old JBL standards.

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Re: JBL speakers

Unread post by Lindsayt » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:01 am

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-1946-ATLEC ... 19f7c8deec
These 1946 Altecs are just the thing for a billionaire collector.
I would love to bake them off against some modern little 2 way ported squawk boxes to give us an idea how far backwards speaker design has gone in 68 years.

Bit of info here: http://www.audioheritage.org/html/profi ... duplex.htm

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