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Nightbrace
02-02-2006, 05:17 PM
I am looking for a monitor for my desk. I have 2 sets of JBL's in the house now, and would love a set of "montiors" that sound as close to the same as possible. Both use the LE25-4 tweeters and LE5-6 mids.

As far as I can tell the L19 and 4301B are nearly identical with a little edge going to the 4301B's, but should be both what the doctor ordered. Do you guys agree?

I have the size of these speakers, 19 X 11.5 x 11.5 to work with.

Any other recommendations?

JuniorJBL
02-02-2006, 05:33 PM
LSR 25p (avitar) LSR28's are very good but somewhat pricey

Nightbrace
02-02-2006, 06:26 PM
I'd like to spend no more than $200 for a set, those look neat though, but how will they sound compared to the L-36?

Nightbrace
02-02-2006, 06:39 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/JBL-4406-Professional-Series-Studio-Monitors_W0QQitemZ5861398890QQcategoryZ61381QQrdZ1 QQcmdZViewItem

what about these?

They are 4406's I beleive.

Michael Smith
02-02-2006, 09:14 PM
Take a breath.
4301 is a much better speaker than 4406.
B4 you ask, are these monitors going to be used next to a CRT TV?
If so you may have to look at JBLs' that are shielded, a'la Control series.
Have fun and there's something mystical about the blue fronts of monitors.
I have it on good authourity that upon the removal of the grill covers owners also tend to disrobe.
I keep the covers on mine except for special days that end in a Y
Michael

Nightbrace
02-02-2006, 10:04 PM
Thanks Mike, they'll be going next to my LCD monitor, I don't think it will be a factor. I love the JBL blue too. Its really neat, it somehow makes the speakers sound better too :)/

4313B
02-03-2006, 01:58 AM
Take a breath.
4301 is a much better speaker than 4406.D'oh! :p

I wouldn't say it's much better than the 4406. I've owned both in a variety of environments.

In any case, the 4301 and L19 are examples of those rare systems that end up being so much more than the sum of their parts. Cheapest 8-inch LF + cheapest 1.4-inch HF + nice network + spot-on vented box = surprisingly good system. :yes: Compare directly with the 4408, which is a more modern take on the theme with greater bandwidth, power handling, etc., etc.

Nightbrace
02-03-2006, 06:05 PM
Can the same be said about the L36's?

4313B
02-03-2006, 06:17 PM
Can the same be said about the L36's?Not with as much conviction. Something happened building a 10-inch version of that 8-inch transducer. I sure reconed alot of blown 125/127's back then. More than any other driver actually.

I personally liked the L36 well enough but the L50 was a newer version of that theme. Owned them once too. An even newer take on that theme would be the 4410.

Anthony L100
02-04-2006, 02:10 AM
D'oh! http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/images/smilies/tongue.gif

I wouldn't say it's much better than the 4406. I've owned both in a variety of environments.

In any case, the 4301 and L19 are examples of those rare systems that end up being so much more than the sum of their parts. Cheapest 8-inch LF + cheapest 1.4-inch HF + nice network + spot-on vented box = surprisingly good system. http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/images/smilies/yes.gif Compare directly with the 4408, which is a more modern take on the theme with greater bandwidth, power handling, etc., etc.

I could not agree more, despite owning many more expensive, better specced JBLs, there is something "right" about the L19/4301. They are truly amazing little speakers! The cabs seem substantial for the units within too, definitely keepershttp://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/images/smilies/biggrin.gif.
Time to take a photo.

johnaec
02-04-2006, 07:37 AM
Also, isn't the L19 = 4301, (alnico LF), and L19A = 4301B, (ferrite LF)?

John

Zilch
02-04-2006, 10:43 AM
4401's no slouch, either.... ;)

Nightbrace
02-04-2006, 10:54 AM
Not with as much conviction.

So you are saying that you liked the L19/4301's better than the L36's? Somehow I find that hard to believe.

4313B
02-04-2006, 11:24 AM
So you are saying that you liked the L19/4301's better than the L36's? Somehow I find that hard to believe.Well, close your eyes and click your heels three times.

I'm trying to be nice. I was a fan of the LE10, not the 125/127. The 125/127 was fine for it's intended application. I was in the LE10 league. Why would I want a 125/127 when I could have an LE10?

Nightbrace
02-06-2006, 09:52 PM
What about the L16's?



http://cgi.ebay.com/JBL-L-16-L16-Decade-16-Loudspeakers-Near-MINT_W0QQitemZ5863456264QQcategoryZ61381QQssPageNa meZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

These don't look too bad.