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    which are your faverite JBL top 5 speakers?

    Let's share which are your faverite JBL top 5 speakers? and reasons,photos are prefered

    Me first:
    1.k2s9800se balanced beautiful high end
    2.dd67000 hard to drive
    3.4367 acurate
    4.4355 classic sound
    5.4344mkii
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    DD67000 best sounding speaker JBL ever made
    4367 great sound for the money, an exceptional design and value
    4430 ground breaking for the 1980's with butt cheek shaped bi-radial horn
    4350 cool look, high output, the 1970's studio monitor of choice
    L100 white woofer, waffle foam grille, fun to listen to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpw retired View Post
    DD67000 best sounding speaker JBL ever made
    4367 great sound for the money, an exceptional design and value
    4430 ground breaking for the 1980's with butt cheek shaped bi-radial horn
    4350 cool look, high output, the 1970's studio monitor of choice
    L100 white woofer, waffle foam grille, fun to listen to.
    Pretty much ditto on all above. However Id replace 4367 with 4365. Same comment.

    Really I only diverge at the 4430. I agree on the comments, but that speaker never did it for me. Id replace it with the 4345. Amazing bass and excellent articulation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    Pretty much ditto on all above. However Id replace 4367 with 4365. Same comment.

    Really I only diverge at the 4430. I agree on the comments, but that speaker never did it for me. Id replace it with the 4345. Amazing bass and excellent articulation.


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    Thanks for your comments and opinin
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    In no particular order :

    1. K2 9900 Synthesis. Industrial design refinement and sound.
    2. L200B. Classic JBL Industrial design and sound
    3. L300 Summit. Classic JBL industrial design and sound
    4. L250. One of JBLs best sounding (vintage) consumer loudspeakers
    5. 4345 Professional Series. One of the most listenable JBL Pro monitors of the classic vintage 43xx series
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    I will play along albeit I certainly have not heard most of the models listed so far (as much as I would love too). I understand there are much better than the ones I list but these are the ones I have:


    1400 Array
    4365
    S/3100
    S/2600
    940T

    It may be the electronics behind them but I do prefer the 1400 Array over the 4365.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Mackenzie View Post
    In no particular order :

    1. K2 9900 Synthesis. Industrial design refinement and sound.
    2. L200B. Classic JBL Industrial design and sound
    3. L300 Summit. Classic JBL industrial design and sound
    4. L250. One of JBLs best sounding (vintage) consumer loudspeakers
    5. 4345 Professional Series. One of the most listenable JBL Pro monitors of the classic vintage 43xx series
    So beautiful JBL,thank you for your list
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    Everyone that knows me well knows I like systems that jump! I love the line in the JBL large format driver spec sheets that says, " It can take the most explosive transients in stride and reproduce them at thunderous levels."

    This is where its at for me. If it isn't capable of serious dynamics, I am not going to love it.

    That said, here is the list I like enough to make space for in my life.

    4350's. With a DBX 4800 controlling an over 6000 Watt four way, five amp amp rack, 1500AL woofers and TAD TM1201 mid bass these get it.

    4365's These are at their best with fast big amps and they rock with subs.

    4435's. Office speakers. Limited by the one inch HF drivers but the two 2234's are tight and clean.

    1400 Arrays. Bedroom speakers. These don't jump, look goofy and they don't get loud, but they are super room friendly and sound really nice.

    DD6700's Projects with all stock drivers. Will be multi amp with DSP. I expect these to be king of the heap when done.

    Yes, I spend a disproportionate amount of my meager income on audio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpw retired View Post
    DD67000 best sounding speaker JBL ever made
    4367 great sound for the money, an exceptional design and value
    4430 ground breaking for the 1980's with butt cheek shaped bi-radial horn
    4350 cool look, high output, the 1970's studio monitor of choice
    L100 white woofer, waffle foam grille, fun to listen to.
    Thanks for your input and sharing
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    while i have heard many JBL'S i would say these are my top 5.

    1 JBL DD55000 Everest ( i own these and building a pair with SOTA crossovers)
    2 JBL DD66000 Everest ( don't own but heard in Bangkok)
    3 JBL 9800 monitors ( have heard at show room in Australia)
    4 JBL 4350 Studio Monitors ( i've owned and loved)
    5 JBL 4435 ( Currently own and i'm keeping),

    As a side note, too me the JBL 1400ND driver is the best low end driver i have heard just does everything right to me. I'm using twin pairs in a set of Monitors i'm currently building.

    Would love too hear, Paragon Hartsfield's at some stage.


    No matter what model you own i think JBL is the best all rounder speaker you can own.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeNelis View Post
    while i have heard many JBL'S i would say these are my top 5.

    1 JBL DD55000 Everest ( i own these and building a pair with SOTA crossovers)
    2 JBL DD66000 Everest ( don't own but heard in Bangkok)
    3 JBL 9800 monitors ( have heard at show room in Australia)
    4 JBL 4350 Studio Monitors ( i've owned and loved)
    5 JBL 4435 ( Currently own and i'm keeping),

    As a side note, too me the JBL 1400ND driver is the best low end driver i have heard just does everything right to me. I'm using twin pairs in a set of Monitors i'm currently building.

    Would love too hear, Paragon Hartsfield's at some stage.


    No matter what model you own i think JBL is the best all rounder speaker you can own.


    Joe.
    Great!seems you like double 15' JBL very much the only single 15' JBL is S9800,but i think 9800se is improved than S9800
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_wu99 View Post
    Great!seems you like double 15' JBL very much the only single 15' JBL is S9800,but i think 9800se is improved than S9800

    i sure do Martin, and your right on the se9800 was what i had listened too.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeNelis View Post
    i sure do Martin, and your right on the se9800 what wa the one i had listened too.



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    It is said S9800 lake of some low end,S9800se improved it
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    Top 5?

    These are my top five, but I'll have to use bullet points instead of numbers. There's no way I can consistently rank them. My #1 tends to be the one I'm listening to at the moment. Three of the five have special touches done by people with more skill than I.

    Not in any specific order:

    • K2 S9900—actively bi-amped with the grumpy/Timbers curves (with subs)
    • M2 Master Reference Monitor
    • XPL200a—actively bi-amped with DX-1 and GT built cards
    • L100 Century—the first series with inline drivers, not the later ones
    • Timbers Arrays—predecessor to the Project Array Series, actively bi-amped with DX-1 and custom GT cards


    Hey, Ian and grumpy, remember first hearing the K2 S9900 at the massive Mr. Widget demo room at the Bay Area audio show? The demo list was Everest DD66000, 1400 Array, Revel Ultima2 Salon, and off in the corner, unconnected, K2 S9900. After some pleading and whining on my part, he hooked them up at the end of the day, and within minutes I knew which pair I wanted to buy. In that big, honking 1/4 (or was it 1/2?) ballroom with impossible acoustics, they won the day for me!

    Here's a special shout out to Widget for making that dream a reality!
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_wu99 View Post
    Let's share which are your faverite JBL top 5 speakers? and reasons,photos are prefered

    Me first:
    1.k2s9800se balanced beautiful high end
    2.dd67000 hard to drive
    3.4367 acurate
    4.4355 classic sound
    5.4344mkii

    That's a great question for me right now. We've sold the house we occupied for 38 years and are gonna be moving into our retirement home. That means we really do have to choose. At the moment we have five systems, one in each of three bedrooms, one in family room, one in living room.

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    Family Room - Array 1400
    Master Bedroom - L-220
    Second Master Bedroom (downstairs, where we sleep most of the time) - L-300
    Guest Bedroom - to be determined. Right now, there's a Bluesound package there, sub and two small speakers driven by Power Node.
    Two pairs Control 30s for front and back yards
    Garage - L-110

    No HT system but I may set one up in Guest Bedroom, with TV mounted on bottom of Murphy bed and covered by a pair of cabinet doors. Grandkids might be more interested in visiting with that setup in place. L-150s front and back if I do that.

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