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rvito
04-23-2014, 01:52 PM
Hello folks , Is there a big difference between the 2

hjames
04-23-2014, 02:42 PM
Hello folks , Is there a big difference between the 2

Yes, a HUGE difference between them! 4430 is a very dynamic 2 way ... 4435 is a MONSTER!

Lee in Montreal
04-23-2014, 03:26 PM
Senorita James is correct.
And I'd take the 4435 anytime over the 4430 ;-)

1audiohack
04-23-2014, 07:44 PM
Yeah they're twice the size!

I have them both and the big difference to me is the clarity in the midbass at higher volume. The single 2235 in the 4430 gets muddy when you lean on it and that is largely a result of increasing distortion in the low frequency and the harmonics load up the upper bass. The 4435's have a full order of magnitude lower distortion with the two 2234's and what's apparent when you lean on them is what's not there, that stands out. It's the 1.75" driver that runs out of gas in the 4435.

Barry.

hjames
08-28-2015, 03:56 PM
Senorita James is correct.
And I'd take the 4435 anytime over the 4430 ;-)

Seems like a pair is now in my future, too.
Unexpectedly, I've got a lead on a pair of 4435s locally and I think I'm going for it!
I'm going for an audition soon, and they apparently WILL fit in the back of my CRV.
I gather the trick is pull the drivers and move the empty cabinets ... then reassemble at the final location.
Don't think they'll fit in my TV room - so they'll get the Plant room space where the L200 3ways lived!

More info when I know more!

Ed Zeppeli
08-28-2015, 04:29 PM
Nice!

Good luck and please report back.

1audiohack
08-28-2015, 04:50 PM
I wouldn't take them apart. That adds risk in my book.

Barry.

hjames
08-28-2015, 05:36 PM
I wouldn't take them apart. That adds risk in my book.

Barry.
Thanks, but - they are like 225-250lbs each with drivers on board ...
My back isn't what it was in my 20s when I could haul my Triumph twin out of a creekbed ...
I have to be way more methodical with lifting now.

Anyway, they are fairly local -so if I had to make 2 trips,
one for cabinets, one for the 6 drivers, its not a show stopper.

My current upstairs system has an integrated Jolida tube system 60w/ch,
but I have a B&W Pro5 preamp plus either a Carver PM-175 or a Bryston 4bNRB (none are currently in use).

BMWCCA
08-28-2015, 05:46 PM
It'll be nice to have you back where you belong!

hjames
08-28-2015, 06:58 PM
It'll be nice to have you back where you belong!
I never left, just wound up with a smaller collection!

And you know, I count the 4 pairs of UREIs as JBLs too!

1audiohack
08-28-2015, 07:11 PM
Thanks, but - they are like 225-250lbs each with drivers on board ...
My back isn't what it was in my 20s...


I get that.

I admit to being a big dumb animal but I didn't lift and load mine myself and neither will you, drivers in or not.

Barry.

BMWCCA
08-28-2015, 07:49 PM
I never left, just wound up with a smaller collection!

And you know, I count the 4 pairs of UREIs as JBLs too!

Maybe you did! But the rest of the stuff you played with and are still moving out . . . :eek:

Just kidding, of course. If I'm up that way this weekend maybe I can offer you a hand, or a back!

Mr. Widget
08-28-2015, 08:21 PM
If I'm up that way this weekend maybe I can offer you a hand, or a back!Yeah, me too... though highly unlikely that I'll be out your way. :(

I hope it all works out and you get them home safely!



Widget

hjames
08-28-2015, 09:31 PM
Maybe you did! But the rest of the stuff you played with and are still moving out . . . :eek:

Just kidding, of course. If I'm up that way this weekend maybe I can offer you a hand, or a back!

The Von Schweikert VR-4s are staying for the foreseable future ...

and if you are here this weekend or the next, let me know!
My plans are to demo them this weekend, and move them next weekend ...

You know, the Capital Audiofest is in Rockville, MD this weekend -
I think (some of) the Midatlantic listening team will be there around 11AM tomorrow ...

BMWCCA
08-28-2015, 09:55 PM
I work every Saturday. Sunday this week, too, but I might bag it and drive to NOVA to look at another car.

I have more cars than JBLs—if you count a pair of speakers as one JBL. And that's saying a lot. :banghead:

Lee in Montreal
08-29-2015, 03:30 AM
...and they apparently WILL fit in the back of my CRV.
I gather the trick is pull the drivers and move the empty cabinets ... then reassemble at the final location.


I would rent or borrow a van for safety. Or a station wagon.

Lee

hjames
08-29-2015, 06:31 AM
I would rent or borrow a van for safety. Or a station wagon.

Lee
I don't follow - we brought the L200 cabinets home in the CRV, and the 4341 Monitors (loaded) from PA as well.
These are only (maybe) 30 minutes away - and no high speed roads are involved.

Perhaps just pulling the Parton Horns would make them safer for transport ---

richluvsound
08-29-2015, 07:08 AM
Hi Heather ,

congratulations on the new speakers . I loved them .... miss them sometimes .
Check the height of the opening before you drive to pick them up ( if youve not already put this on a list )
Van is a good idea as you will need a bit room to manouvre . Maybe leave the woofs in unless you have proper boxes for them .


Excited for you :)

Richard

tinpan
08-29-2015, 07:20 PM
Let me know when you want to try to move these, maybe I can help. I have a pick up truck but the window is stuck down...maybe I can get it fixed in time.

hjames
08-30-2015, 07:24 AM
Just to add to the thread for 4435 data -
looks like the 3135 Network info is at JBL Pro - The technical sheet is here:

http://www.jblproservice.com/pdf/Studio%20Monitor%20Series/4435LR.pdf

opimax
08-30-2015, 08:15 AM
You are welcome to the Baja if that helps, probably 1at a time but no height issues

hjames
08-30-2015, 03:08 PM
Had an audition and decided not to go that route.
They are a bit too "in yer face" for me - not sure if I mellowed
or they are too strident, but some music was not as compelling
as it on other speakers I have.

Ed Zeppeli
08-30-2015, 03:30 PM
Had an audition and decided not to go that route.
They are a bit too "in yer face" for me - not sure if I mellowed
or they are too strident, but some music was not as compelling
as it on other speakers I have.

Were all the bits and pieces OEM?

BMWCCA
08-30-2015, 03:33 PM
Had an audition and decided not to go that route.
They are a bit too "in yer face" for me - not sure if I mellowed
or they are too strident, but some music was not as compelling
as it on other speakers I have.
What did you expect, a big JBL 4-way sound? ;)

You're not alone. My wife and I left home at 8am to look at a car in Sterling. Home by 12:15 with no new car! Back at work by 12:30. Sigh.

hjames
08-30-2015, 03:41 PM
Were all the bits and pieces OEM?

I didn't strip and reassemble them, so I can't say for sure.
I was told they had fresh surrounds on the 2234 woofers ... don't know what diaphrams were in the horns.
They are a few years old so the crossovers have aged and could maybe use a recap.
I don't know what they sound like new out of the box - or mounted in a soffit.

But its a great deal - someone should jump on them, no doubt!

hjames
08-30-2015, 03:50 PM
What did you expect, a big JBL 4-way sound? ;)

You're not alone. My wife and I left home at 8am to look at a car in Sterling. Home by 12:15 with no new car! Back at work by 12:30. Sigh.

Surprisingly, the UREI 809s ARE compelling -
and they are "just" coaxial 2 ways ...

rusty jefferson
08-30-2015, 04:08 PM
Ah, the lure of the UREIs, calling you back. :)