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07-30-2007, 03:31 PM
This thread is for the Model 4344 4 way monitors.
There were actually two speakers that used that model number, the 4344 and the 4344 Mk II (primarily sold in the Japanese market).

Your input is valuable - please PM me with any specific or images you have on the topic of 4344 and I'll give you credit and get the info condensed into this thread.
I figure once we have collected more info on these 2 speakers I can split this into separate threads,

This is designed to be a longer term reference to other resources here and outside on the web.

I'm trying very hard to keep the thread "on topic" so please give me the next few days before posting ANY replies or comments here.
Your PMs are most welcome.

07-30-2007, 03:33 PM
Ian managed an excellent 19 page long thread on upgrading the JBL 4343 to model 4344 specs - http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=6633&highlight=4344 (http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=6633&highlight=4344)

Ian listed specifics in this post, pay particular attention to what is different: http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=117384&postcount=228 (http://http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=117384&postcount=228)

Link here to Riessen's Rosewood 4344s -
http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=17180&highlight=4344 (http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=17180&highlight=4344)

Link to Ayaboh's redesign 4344's (new baffleboard layout and more)
http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=13237&highlight=4344 (http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=13237&highlight=4344)

07-30-2007, 03:35 PM
Here are some pictures of the 4344 Monitors I had collected over time.

07-30-2007, 05:39 PM
Brochure from the Japan market 4344 Mk II

07-30-2007, 05:43 PM
More pictures from the archives ...

07-30-2007, 05:53 PM
Place holder

07-30-2007, 05:56 PM
Because we lack images here - and Hoto just scored these fine monitors!
(Hopefully he'll post some nice pix of these rare-in-the-US speakers!)

Kudos on your score, Mr Hoto

Craigslist ad:
Date: 2007-07-25, 5:42PM EDT

This is JBL Model 4344 Studio Monitor.
My dad used to collect hi-fi stereo system and now we'd like to get rid of it

This is Studio Monitor is Four-way system, 15" woofer, 10" midrange,
driver/horn/lens UHF driver (OBS) They are kept in very superior condition,
and speakers works still excellent.

Two of the studio monitor must go together and it's 2000 each
therefore 4000 in total.

serious inquiry only please.