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MickeyFinn
09-13-2010, 07:37 PM
Just thought I would post some pics from the family reunion of my mid-70's JBL's. It's not very often that they are all in one room. Absent from the photos are my 4333A's cuz they're way to heavy to lug around the house by myself.

Actually, it wasn't really a family reunion I was bored so I decided to do some side-by-side listening comparisons. The results of the listening test were as you would expect with the 4341's having by far the best sound.

Two surprises from the listening experiment were:

1) How much better the 4341's are than the L220's. Until I got the 4341's I had been listening to the L220's for quite some time... now when I go back and re-listen to the L220's I feel like they have pretty noticeable limitations. In particular I feel like the L220's lack strength in the bottom end. The passive radiator set-up doesn't - in my opinion - compare with the 15" - 2231's in the 4431's.

2) When I listened to certain vocal and horn tracks on the L220's the mid-range capability left me wanting to plug in the 4341's.

It is important to note that I paid more than three times as much for the 4341's than the L220's so I don't know why I think they should be comparable.

Oh and one last thing: Yes I know that the 2405 driver on the 4341 is incorrectly mounted (I need to rotate it 90 degrees)... I just haven't gotten around to fixing it.
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BMWCCA
09-13-2010, 07:47 PM
My biggest fear is that, after I am dead, my kids will sell my audio equipment for what I told them I paid for it.
:applaud: :rotfl:

Titanium Dome
09-13-2010, 09:10 PM
Lovely, lovely, lovely.

That's a very proud representation of Lansing Heritage. :yes:

Well done! :)

Titanium Dome
09-13-2010, 09:11 PM
Although, I'm seriously disappointed you didn't risk a hernia and bring the big boys in. :(

shaansloan
09-13-2010, 10:24 PM
1) How much better the 4341's are than the L220's.

So tell us how do you think the L220's compare to the Jubals?

MickeyFinn
09-13-2010, 11:07 PM
So tell us how do you think the L220's compare to the Jubals?

In my opinion, the Jubals compare very favorably to the L220's. In fact, I could argue that the L65's outperformed the L220's. I have owned the Jubals for a long time and yet this was the first time I matched them with the MC2255 McIntosh amp... it is a great combo. If you take into account how much easier it was to drag the Jubals up a flight of stairs (I.e. in contrast to moving around the L220's) then the Jubals are hands down winners.

In the photos it shows the Jubals sitting on the floor (cuz that worked best for the family photo) but when I was listening to them I had them sitting on top of rubber mats on top of the 4341's. With that placement they were really quite pleasing.

Fred Sanford
09-14-2010, 06:14 AM
Lovely, lovely, lovely.

That's a very proud representation of Lansing Heritage. :yes:

Well done! :)

Agreed- very, very nice. Great photos.

je

hjames
09-14-2010, 02:06 PM
Wow - Nice share!
I'd imagine when you have them all spread out, you have lots of place to listen to music well!


Just thought I would post some pics from the family reunion of my mid-70's JBL's.
It's not very often that they are all in one room. Absent from the photos are my 4333A's cuz they're way to heavy to lug around the house by myself.

Two surprises -:

1) How much better the 4341's are than the L220's.
2) When I listened to certain vocal and horn tracks on the L220's the mid-range capability left me wanting to plug in the 4341's.

It is important to note that I paid more than three times as much for the 4341's than the L220's so I don't know why I think they should be comparable.
Oh and one last thing: Yes I know that the 2405 driver on the 4341 is incorrectly mounted (I need to rotate it 90 degrees)... I just haven't gotten around to fixing it.

SMKSoundPro
09-14-2010, 10:46 PM
What a great set of pics!!!

What a great room and I don't buy the "I was bored" line one bit!!

Scotty.

ps. It kind of reminds me of a JBL swinger's party!

MickeyFinn
09-15-2010, 10:06 PM
ps: It kind of reminds me of a JBL swinger's party!

Funny you should say that because I went to answer the phone at one point and when I came back into the room I caught the L220's in a compromising position with the Jubals.

sperkerchef
09-17-2010, 09:51 AM
Great collection I'll be posting mine pretty soon.

Cactus Bob
09-17-2010, 10:21 AM
Awesome! I'd leave it like that all year around! Looks like a showroom. :applaud:

hjames
09-17-2010, 02:27 PM
Awesome! I'd leave it like that all year around! Looks like a showroom. :applaud:
It IS very cool, but - there may be an intervening SAF/WAF issue that prevents him from making it a permanent display!

MickeyFinn
09-17-2010, 10:14 PM
It IS very cool, but - there may be an intervening SAF/WAF issue that prevents him from making it a permanent display!

Hmmmm nope, there's no SAF or WAF issue cuz there's just me rattling around this place shaking the walls with my JBL's.

Ever heard of NAF? (Neighbor Acceptance Factor?) A friend of my son, who live across the back lane from me, mentioned to my son at school one day that his family can sometimes hear me playing my stereo... and their house, which is like 200 feet from mine, is new so it probably has minimal street noise... I guess that means I've been playing my music a bit too loud eh? But hey, they're called "loud speakers" aren't they?

markd51
09-17-2010, 11:57 PM
Gorgeous collection you have there! Thanks for sharing those pics! Mark