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srm51555
11-16-2015, 08:53 AM
Can anyone tell me if the "43" in the 43XX line of studio monitors has any significance?

Thanks,
Scott

grumpy
11-16-2015, 10:00 AM
Well, it's one more than The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything. :D

Just a distinction in product lines, if I recall correctly.

pos
11-16-2015, 11:05 AM
43 is the "end of an era" number
http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?37395-End-of-an-Era- (http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?37395-End-of-an-Era-)43-years-with-JBL-is-Over (http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?37395-End-of-an-Era-43-years-with-JBL-is-Over)

The 4310 was the first in the series, some... 43 years ago (http://lansingheritage.org/html/jbl/specs/pro-speakers/1972-4310.htm), and now the 4367 shall be the last in the series.

bubbleboy76
11-16-2015, 01:01 PM
43 is the "end of an era" number
http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?37395-End-of-an-Era- (http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?37395-End-of-an-Era-)43-years-with-JBL-is-Over (http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?37395-End-of-an-Era-43-years-with-JBL-is-Over)

The 4310 was the first in the series, some... 43 years ago (http://lansingheritage.org/html/jbl/specs/pro-speakers/1972-4310.htm), and now the 4367 shall be the last in the series.

A beatiful thought.
Until the 43-series portable usb-speaker and headphone are released....

rdgrimes
11-16-2015, 01:09 PM
Its comes right between 42 and 44.

One could ask the same question about the 44 series.

martin2395
11-16-2015, 04:02 PM
With the 44 series it's easier - successor of the 43 series. ;)
Still, I think it's a good question why they are called 43's...doesn't seem to have anything to do with 3-4 way models as the 43 series also had 2 way ones like the 4310.

dr_gallup
11-17-2015, 12:45 PM
If 44 came after 43, did 43 come after 42? That's pretty much the way we name product lines where I work except we use letters. Some designs never see the light of day so there are holes in the product line. After we released Widget A into production and learned a few things, we tested B, C & D versions. D was best so we have been making Widget D for 30 years. Widget E never made it, Widget F was a big hit but got sold to a French company (really) and was replaced by Widget G. We bought a line of Widgets from another company we call Widget P and my latest Widget design is called "SFG". That is the only one where the letters actually mean something and it's not So F'ing Good!