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leif
11-01-2005, 11:36 PM
What JBL speaker has been produced longest? Is it the 4430/35? And how long were they procuced?

Leif

Zilch
11-02-2005, 12:34 AM
There's a product list with years of production on the forum somewhere.

I can't find it, of course.... :p

Miss Orchid
11-02-2005, 05:41 AM
What JBL speaker has been produced longest? Is it the 4430/35? And how long were they procuced?

LeifI believe that would be the Paragon. I believe the 4430 comes in second. Don McRitchie may know when the last Paragon was made.

2pair
11-02-2005, 08:18 AM
Le8T is still being made, isn't it? That goes back a few years...

Mr. Widget
11-02-2005, 08:48 AM
The LE8T-H was discontinued in the 90's. I don't think they have done another run since then. The driver that has been produced the longest must be the 075/2402. Though I guess it is being discontinued right now.

The Paragon was built from 1957 until 1983 according to the History Master.
http://www.audioheritage.org/html/profiles/jbl/paragon.htm


Widget

Oldmics
11-02-2005, 09:06 AM
Mr. Widget says

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"The Paragon was built from 1957 until 1983 according to the History Master.
http://www.audioheritage.org/html/p...jbl/paragon.htm (http://www.audioheritage.org/html/profiles/jbl/paragon.htm)"

Now,according to the JBL Consumer Product History Chart that I have-the Paragon was built thru 1981 at which time production ceased.

It was NOT constructed again until 1986.

In 1986 it was manufactured for only the one year.

Oldmics

transducergeek
08-10-2009, 10:45 AM
I think the D130 was a long-time product, or it's variants.

Some expert will fill us in, I reckon.

tarior
08-19-2009, 10:18 PM
Hasn't some variation of the LE14 (I know, it's just a driver) been in production since the late 60s?

tomee
08-20-2009, 11:40 AM
Hasn't some variation of the LE14 (I know, it's just a driver) been in production since the late 60s?

LE14C is from about 1962, and the 'A' version from 1964 to maybe 1980. Then the 'H' variants came about. There's an early LE14C on eBay right now - has the dark cone not white. Neat to see one so early.

I'd say for components that the 075 bullet tweeter was probably the longest running design - mid 50's to late 90's or did they make them until 2005 or so? 50 years?