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WifesPissed
02-28-2007, 11:14 AM
Any recommendations?

Storm
02-28-2007, 11:26 AM
Go back a little further.

Try a pair of JBL L100s, for example.

-Storm.

clmrt
02-28-2007, 11:31 AM
http://www.lansingheritage.org/html/jbl/reference/price-lists/1970-1999-prices.htm

Browse the models by date...kinda fun.

L56 / 46 / 19?

SEAWOLF97
02-28-2007, 11:50 AM
Try a pair of JBL L100s
-Storm.

L100's are near 50 pounds, wudnt call them "small"

the question was ...
Good JBL Small bookshelf speaker from early 80s

clmrt
02-28-2007, 12:06 PM
L20

18ti

4401

Zilch
02-28-2007, 12:34 PM
L100's are near 50 pounds, wudnt call them "small"

the question was ...
Good JBL Small bookshelf speaker from early 80sWouldn't call them "good," either.... :p

WifesPissed
02-28-2007, 01:11 PM
Yeah. L100 is a large bookshelf. Thanks for suggestions. I had a pair of J216A's which I really liked. That was smallish.

What does the survey say about the L15 or L46?

JBL Dog
02-28-2007, 04:47 PM
Any recommendations?

L19, 4301

kc8tpr
02-28-2007, 05:58 PM
I think l26's are techincally bookshelves. but for nice small ones the j216a's are a decent bookshelf.

steve

kingjames
02-28-2007, 07:18 PM
Yeah. L100 is a large bookshelf. Thanks for suggestions. I had a pair of J216A's which I really liked. That was smallish.

What does the survey say about the L15 or L46?

Here's a listing for some 216A in Indiana, I emaied them to find what model and was told they are 216a's. If you want to go that route again since you previously owned them before and you liked them.


http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/ele/286355207.html

Audiobeer
02-28-2007, 07:35 PM
I'm biased but I love the 4313Bs hands down. Another pair that is butt ugly but smaller than the 4313Bs are the 8612s. They can be had for under $100 a pair and I challenge anybody to find a better bang for the buck.

briang
02-28-2007, 09:16 PM
Any recommendations?

A bit rare, but I'm rather fond of the L86 (8" 3 way) from that era. The L86 definately fits on a bookshelf and the sound is very good too.

majick47
03-01-2007, 01:17 AM
L46, 4301b and L19. Have all three and highly recommend. If you want to get real small the L15 is probably the smallest.

WifesPissed
03-01-2007, 11:00 AM
A bit rare, but I'm rather fond of the L86 (8" 3 way) from that era. The L86 definately fits on a bookshelf and the sound is very good too.

Those L-86s look a lot like my fav L-112s. If they can approximate that sound, I'm very interested.

sourceoneaudio
03-01-2007, 11:07 AM
A bit rare, but I'm rather fond of the L86 (8" 3 way) from that era. The L86 definately fits on a bookshelf and the sound is very good too.


Those are SWEEEEEEEEET looking. L-15's are my latest choice in a bookshelf. I'm still waiting for them, the fricken USPS lost my check. They might arrive someday???????

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=009&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=190077154523&rd=1&rd=1


J/S-S1A :blink:

briang
03-01-2007, 11:25 AM
Those L-86s look a lot like my fav L-112s. If they can approximate that sound, I'm very interested.

I've both speakers; the L86 shares its midrange (the LE5-12) with the L112. Since they are of the same product line and era, the L112 sounds similar to the L86, but the L112 also has (obviously) better/deeper bass response and thus sounds a bit richer and fuller. However, they have the same "voice".:)

If you can find a pair of L86, definately give them a listen and a chance.:bouncy:

boputnam
03-01-2007, 12:04 PM
Thread is wrongly named: ALL JBL bookshelf speakers are good - some are GREAT...

jim campbell
03-01-2007, 04:51 PM
a friend has some 46xx monitors that are no longer made. i lost the last 2 numbers but if viewed from the side the woof area of the cab sticks out like a big belly.even with mp3 files from his computer they sound really good.anyone know what they are?

Zilch
03-01-2007, 06:15 PM
http://www.jblpro.com/pages/recording/4200.htm

6208 is the powered version....

Zilch
03-03-2007, 12:50 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/JBL-4208-Studio-Monitor-Speakers_W0QQitemZ120093538627QQihZ002QQcategoryZ4 7093QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Andyoz
03-03-2007, 01:52 PM
I have seen a few pairs of 4208's and they don't fetch much, here's a UK pair:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JBL-4208-Studio-Nearfield-Passive-Monitors_W0QQitemZ320087980765QQihZ011QQcategoryZ2 3786QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

A year ago, I managed to pick up a pair of active LSR25P's for 125 and think they are great (not early 80's though). I have them sitting in a corner unit in the kitchen and the bass loading at that location really gives them great low-frequenciy "punch" (most listeners assume there's a sub hidden away :))