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#1 OFFLINE   Richard King

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 08:16 AM

:sure: Wow.... I thought my JBL's were crazy.
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#2 OFFLINE   roadrunner1782

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:49 AM

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

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 03:36 PM

Cheap, compared to a pair of Bowers & Wilkins 803D's -- $7995, used, from www.audioclassics.com :eek2:

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:10 PM

With a little bit of work (to clean up the cabinets) they could look and be awesome speakers I bet.
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#5 OFFLINE   Richard King

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:51 PM

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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Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:52 PM

Look like they're probably 20+ years old. I wouldn't give the guy $100 for them let alone $1200!

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:18 AM

Look like they're probably 20+ years old. I wouldn't give the guy $100 for them let alone $1200!


Agreed, those paper woofers look like they won't take too much abuse.

#8 OFFLINE   Richard King

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 09:01 PM

Sold for $3750. They are probably from the mid '70's to mid '80's or so. As for abuse, they would probably take more abuse than just about anything on the market today. They consisted of 2 15" woofs, a 12" mid. a compression driver mid and a high frequency lens.

http://www.agoraques...rd2=electronics
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 09:10 PM

I once got the contract to design and install the sound system for an IMax theater in the Minneapolis area. I used a quatity of 7 JBL 4435 studio monitors and 6 custom JBL loaded 18" subwoofers. The sound was QUITE good. The 44 series was the replacement for the 43 series. My front speakers in my HT system are JBL 4430's.

http://www.thevintag...35/JBL4435.html http://www.audioheri...jbl/4430-35.htm
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:18 AM

Sold for $3750. They are probably from the mid '70's to mid '80's or so. As for abuse, they would probably take more abuse than just about anything on the market today. They consisted of 2 15" woofs, a 12" mid. a compression driver mid and a high frequency lens.

http://www.agoraques...rd2=electronics


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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Posted 18 March 2009 - 11:06 AM

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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Posted 18 March 2009 - 01:17 PM

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.


How about the Infinity Reference System (IRS)?

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 01:43 PM

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.

#14 OFFLINE   Richard King

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 02:46 PM

How about the Infinity Reference System (IRS)?

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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.soundstag..._oracle_v21.htm
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 02:51 PM

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.

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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Posted 18 March 2009 - 04:57 PM

Nice, Richard....nice.

link to my system specs: http://www.dbstalk.c...d/#entry3298344

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:15 PM

Richard, I have these for my floorstanding speakers.
http://jbl.com/home/...&CheckProduct=Y
The 12'' woofers are powered.

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http://jbl.com/home/...&CheckProduct=Y

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#18 OFFLINE   Richard King

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:50 PM

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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Posted 18 March 2009 - 08:59 PM

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I need a pair of these for my ipod:D

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:21 PM

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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