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Anybody need some speakers?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Audio' started by Richard King, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Richard King

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    Wow! Those are some monster speakers, but I still wouldn't pay over $4,000 for them! :eek2:
     
  3. Cholly

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    Cheap, compared to a pair of Bowers & Wilkins 803D's -- $7995, used, from www.audioclassics.com :eek2:
     
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    With a little bit of work (to clean up the cabinets) they could look and be awesome speakers I bet.
     
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    The ones in the picture above have mounting eyehooks on one side of each cabinet. I don't recall if that model came out of the factory that way or if a previous owner may have "installed" those. I have a pair of JBL 4430 monitors as my front speakers in my HT system. They have four eyehooks factory installed in the bottom of each speaker. The cabinets originally were a flat light walnut and very boring looking. I had them restained a bit darker and finished in a sort of medium gloss. They look much nicer now. They are well over 20 years old and still sound great. I had to have the woofs reconed one time, but that is to be expected.
     
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    Look like they're probably 20+ years old. I wouldn't give the guy $100 for them let alone $1200!
     
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    Agreed, those paper woofers look like they won't take too much abuse.
     
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    Thanks for that link, those speakers are so big it is almost funny. I have always been a fan of JBL and I have JBL studio series speakers in my main setup.
     
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    Those are mere babies compared to the Polk SDA SRS models from the late 80's, early 90's. At the time, some of the best speakers I had ever heard.
     
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    How about the Infinity Reference System (IRS)?

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    Holy crap! They remind me of Dr. Emmit Brown's setup in Back to the Future. Those things would register about a 7.5 on a Richter scale.
     
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    I remember those guys with their, IIRC EMIT ribbon tweeters. Of course, with any of these speakers we're discussing here we need to buy the appropriate hook up cables...


    http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/mit_oracle_v21.htm
     
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    Which JBL's do you have?

    Here are my 4430's in front of my 98" screen showing an HD feed off of Rave. :(
    I bought the 4430's when I was working for a dealer on the JBL Dealer Accomodation program. I almost sprung for the 4435's, but now am glad I didn't since I wouldn't have room for them and would have probably sold them ages ago.
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  16. WERA689

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    Nice, Richard....nice.
     
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    My surrounds are Monitor Audio Studio 6.

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    My center is an RBH MC-414C of which I have no picture.
     
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    I need a pair of these for my ipod:D
     
  19. WERA689

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    We talked about my all A/D/S speaker setup in the vinyl thread a while back, Richard. And the Nakamichi ZX-9 and Denon DP-72L 'table, and Belles Research amp and preamp that I bought on accomodation back in the day. Man, it helps to work amongst your toys! I still have all of 'em!
     

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