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    4365's in the US? Yup.

    HI All!

    I have wanted a pair of these since they were announced in what 2010? I complained long and loud about not being able to buy them here. I don't think anyone really cared what I had to say about it but when they were announced for sale here, well it was time to put some money where my mouth was/is.

    Thank you Mr Widget!
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    Cool set up.... They look rather compact in that context. I forgot you had those 1500 Arrays. I doubt you'll need them for music unless you are planning on recreating your favorite club beats!

    Have you had a chance to play them yet? I would imagine being up against the wall there will be significant bass reinforcement. Do tell...


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    I see lights on the amps

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    Congratulations! Nice space for them it seems. What are the amps/gear you are using to run these. This may seem like a silly question but are they bi-amp?
    Just Play Music.

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    Those Techron M600's are porn

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    HI All!

    These things are really damn good! I know everyone expects the new owner of anything to gush but these kick ass. Even though they really are poser monitors, I knew that with the driver load that I could love them. I took the gamble un-auditioned, and won.

    They have bass aplenty. The subs are currently off. This room is not very conducive to a decent audio setup and since the 4365 is wider than the 1400 Arrays it is now all crammed together.

    It is now time to build the dedicated audio room. It is designed and I have been sitting on the dough to do it so I need to get the permit and just go. The JBL family is only getting larger.

    The front end is nothing to brag about and I really think for the first time that is now apparent. The Arrays are pretty forgiving, the 4365's let me hear much farther in.

    Wow someone recognized the M600's! I really do like them. When they are truly configured for audio with infinitely variable fans and .775V input sensitivity they rock and they are dead quiet. DC to channel three.

    I only got a couple of hours with them last night and about an hour of that was with one each and then switching back and forth and the short version of the long story is the Arrays have been bested in all but one category. They will likely end up in a bedroom.

    It's going to be a great weekend!

    All the best,
    Barry.
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    Congrats on you new setup, we all look forward to hearing more on your listing impressions.

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    Congratulations


    nice set up

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    These kept me up late last night and made me late for work this morning.

    I had my youngest boy (16) with me when we picked these up and had the opportunity to compare them against Widgets Everests and we both agree with Widgets assesment but since Widget had the 4365's for several days and the Everests for what, four years I think his assesment of how they compare would best be left to him to desrcribe them after all, he is very good at that.

    I have an 18 year old daughter who playes sax, guitar and piano and has really good ears for small differences and she stated during the first three songs I played this morning that:

    "The precussive sounds are much sharper, the cymbals sizzle and shimmer far closer to reality and I can hear the snare springs rolling, not just the hit... I can hear the pick let go if the strings, I have never heard that before...by comparison the other speakers (1400's) sound muddled."

    My boy simply stated that they sound much sharper than the Arrays.

    That is all spot on to what I hear. Leaving that all as is, the voice is incredible. The bass is very good. These woofers make 2235's door stops. Yeah I said that, sorry.

    After some thinking, the Arrays will likely stay with the TV. They are very good for that and with subs they handle movies quite well. These 4365's are in another league entirely.

    I was thinking of bringing in the 4430's but , that just wont be required, I already know the outcome.

    All the best,
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    Retail price is $15K USD.

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    Congrats Barry!
    Can't wait to read your future comparison with the M2

    Quote Originally Posted by 1audiohack View Post
    the Arrays have been bested in all but one category.
    imaging?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1audiohack View Post
    That is all spot on to what I hear. Leaving that all as is, the voice is incredible. The bass is very good. These woofers make 2235's door stops. Yeah I said that, sorry.
    All the best,
    Barry.
    My experience with the 1501Fe's were in 3.5 cu ft box tuned port approx 36hz.

    dbx driverack Pa+ with SS LF and SE EL34 tube amp HF.

    Long story short, I kept the 1501's down to 375 hz. I'm used to 2226 drivers and found a different characteristic in the midrange comparing the two drivers.

    But however the 1501Fe excels as a bass driver down low in the 30's in a smallish cab! Even without EQ in my small room...

    The 1501Fe likes a high current amp and it shows appreciation when properly done!

    Regards, Ron
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    Hi Thomas;

    Yes. That the Arrays really do well, very well. The image with the 4365 isn't fragile though.

    One of these days I am going to have to get these all these JBL's in one place just for camparative fun.

    I have a pair of D2's and granted I don't have the M2 waveguides or the processing but on the 4338 horns, I am not knocked out. They don't sound like a large format driver. Maybe that's the plan. I am going to have to go really listen to a pair. I am not quite ready to take the plunge on them yet.

    Hi Ron;

    I had a oair of 1501Fe's for about a month. I didn't have an ideal set of boxes to run them in but soon decided that the old JBL drivers had indeed lived their heyday.

    Man I love efficiency. Habbit dictates the volume knob position and I keep getting suprized by how much louder these play. Lovin' it!

    Go hear these when you get the chance.

    Barry.
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    Yep, I too was quite impressed with these 4365s. I agree completely with Barry's assesment. I would add that the E2 with it's more evolved woofers, Be diaphragms, and CC'd networks are even more revealing much in the way the 4365s with their large format Mg drivers and 1501Fe woofers are more revealing than the 1400 Arrays... still love those ugly ducklings though.

    It is very difficult to accurately describe the emotion and sonic joy that all of these fine speakers allow out of our recordings.


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    Very, very nice speakers, congratulations!

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