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    (Possible) new UK recruit

    If anyone recalls those lovely mint 120Ti's I bought 6 months ago, well I have kept in cantact with the seller (based in Scotland).

    He's seriously looking at selling off his B&W's and seeing what JBL has to offer. Like most of us here, he likes the classics - Zep, Floyd, etc. so bottom end is important. Budget wise, I think we could be looking at S5800/S9800 territory here.

    What should he be listening to in that price range and where can he actually do that in the UK. Are there any members with "serious" newish JBL's that could help out with a demo? Even the 4338 series coming out of Japan is a possible option - would that range have better bottom end kick than the S5800/9800's?

    There's some good info in this thread - http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/s...highlight=4338 and a great photo line-up (are those S5800 or S9800 in the background)




    He should be along shortly to post...

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    Foul !!

    They came from Scotland did they. My god that stuff is scarce enough around here without poachers. Is that your 'Scots' bloke in the background there ? I'll find him and sort him out for exporting OUR stock.

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    Ha, ha...I thought you knew the 120Ti's were from Scotland.

    Anyway, any ideas where he can get a listen to some S9800's or 4338?

    Here's a shot of the 4338 components.

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    The only way to find out

    that kind of info would be through Harman as in a query like have you ever sold any of these through a Scottish dealer. Then track down the dealer and then pursue the owner via them. That process might stall along the way and I am not at all sure if any of that good stuff has made it up this way. He is more than welcome to have a listen to my Backyard Boxes once they are up and running since at least they will have the flavour and signature of the JBL line. I will PM you my contact details

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    I think he is quite mobile with his work so anywhere in the UK is a possibility.

    He mentioned a dealer in Lowestoft, Suffolk and he is going to listen to the 260's there as a starting point.

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    I know a pair of 4428 near CORK
    Regards Stephane

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    What is this you’re all acting like a pack of vultures?


    The large JBL logo in the background is mine I’ll give him £40.00 for it.

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    S4600

    Does anyone know much about the S4600.

    http://www.harman-japan.co.jp/produc...ome/s4600.html

    It features an LE14H-4 which is a good start. I wonder if the bass tuning is anything like the 250Ti?

    I also like the way the grille covers the horns as it's less imposing in a domestic situation and I think would subjectively help the impression of driver integration. Does anyone own a pair?

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    ££££

    Just less than £2000 so would be about £3000 inc shipping duty and vat

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    That's not much really is it?

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    JBL4428

    Andy,

    West Cork is beautiful. You are welcome to see and hear the 4428.
    Caladois has the 4338 and the biggest difference in the small room are the mid-high frequency.
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    I may be there for work. They are proposing to convert the old Christ Church building, Cork into a live music venue.

    p.s. West Cork is beautiful as I've been there a few times.

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    During his last trip in Japan, Merlin had a session with the new s4600, I believe...
    Regards Stephane

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    The S4600 seems to be quite impressive, in its designer's own words :
    http://www.audioheritage.org/vbullet...58&postcount=3

    Do you know anything about that LE14-4 ?

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    I really like the look of it and the smallish format would suite many EU homes.

    At least it gets away from the current trend of 6" woofters and narrow front baffles that are favoured by many designers in this part of the world...blah

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