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OceanView
12-21-2010, 09:08 PM
Hi,

I own a pair of JBL 4311B and have 2 questions. First, does anyone remember the list price of these when they were new? Even a ballpark number? I just don't remember. Second, what would be considered a comparable product in today’s market? Something that is great for rock music with similar qualities to the monitors I own.

Thanks in advance!
-Bill

SMKSoundPro
12-21-2010, 10:09 PM
Welcome to the forum.

Above is the library tab. I looked and found this: http://www.lansingheritage.org/images/jbl/reference/price-lists/1980-pro/page01.jpg

Scotty.

shaansloan
12-22-2010, 10:53 AM
Hi,

I own a pair of JBL 4311B and have 2 questions. First, does anyone remember the list price of these when they were new? Even a ballpark number? I just don't remember. Second, what would be considered a comparable product in today’s market? Something that is great for rock music with similar qualities to the monitors I own.

Thanks in advance!
-Bill

Well for the same $350 you could have owned these....

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?26434-F-s-4312c&highlight=4312c

You would be hard pressed to find anything in todays market that would match these vintage JBL's for that price.... although you have a looksy here.... http://www.audioadvisor.com/products.asp?dept=58

Why not own a piece of JBL history if you are looking for another pair....

JBLAddict
12-22-2010, 01:52 PM
.... although you have a looksy here.... http://www.audioadvisor.com/products.asp?dept=58



Personally, I'd redirect and buy Item RERS3 for $597.5, as it looks like she also comes with a free pair of Rega loudspeakers :p

Eaulive
12-22-2010, 02:02 PM
Personally, I'd redirect and buy Item RERS3 for $597.5, as it looks like she also comes with a free pair of Rega loudspeakers :p

oops, I thought her name was Rega :D

Whatever, both of them look great in a living room :bouncy:

OceanView
12-22-2010, 06:18 PM
Thanks for the great feedback. I do own a pair of the classic JBL 4311B's and love them. But I would like to buy some "new" stereo speakers that are of similar quality and characteristics as these JBL's with price not being an issue. Any thoughts on a great sound and nice looking pair that fits that bill? Thanks again!

Don C
12-22-2010, 08:16 PM
If cost is no object, then some very cool stuff can be imported from Japan.
http://www.harman-japan.co.jp/jbl/hifi/

shaansloan
12-22-2010, 08:36 PM
Thanks for the great feedback. I do own a pair of the classic JBL 4311B's and love them. But I would like to buy some "new" stereo speakers that are of similar quality and characteristics as these JBL's with price not being an issue. Any thoughts on a great sound and nice looking pair that fits that bill? Thanks again!

These JBL 1400 Arrays can be had for about $5,000 USD...... hard to beat this animal for the $$$....

http://www.jbl.com/EN-GB/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?PID=1400%20ARRAY%20BG

If you want to spend less than that....try the LSR6332.... http://cgi.ebay.com/JBL-LSR6332-3-Way-Passive-Studio-Monitors-NEW-/300506120875?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45f78f82ab

If you want to spend alot more ..... this is what your after...K2-9900..... http://www.jblsynthesis.com/ProductDetails.aspx?prdid=12

Hope that helps.....

Rolf
12-23-2010, 03:21 AM
If cost is no problem, why not Everest II ?

doodle6
12-23-2010, 05:50 AM
These JBL 1400 Arrays can be had for about $5,000 USD...... hard to beat this animal for the $$$....

http://www.jbl.com/EN-GB/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?PID=1400%20ARRAY%20BG

If you want to spend less than that....try the LSR6332.... http://cgi.ebay.com/JBL-LSR6332-3-Way-Passive-Studio-Monitors-NEW-/300506120875?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45f78f82ab

If you want to spend alot more ..... this is what your after...K2-9900..... http://www.jblsynthesis.com/ProductDetails.aspx?prdid=12

Hope that helps.....

I've been unable to find 1400s in that range. Got any leads to 'em?