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    Question JBL 6260 power amp

    Hello!

    Anybody has the JBL/Urei 6260/6290 power amp ?

    Which one is better, if use to drive 4344...

    thx

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    Are you biamping or running full passive?? I would run them with the larger amp. I biamp mine and have 325 watts starpped Crown 150 series 2's on the 2235's and 100 watt's up top a Crowm PS-200. Occasionally I can get the clipping/distortion light to flash on the top end. On the low end they never come on so I would run them with the larger amp if I had a choice. They can certainly handle the power.

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    re: 6260/6290

    If you decide to go with the 6290, keep in mind that the fan (on mine, at least)
    isn't the quietest, but does keep the amp from melting.

    Oh...and bend at the knees, keep your back straight.

    -grumpy

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    That's easy. Bi-amp the 4344s, with the 6260 on the high end, AND the 6290 on the bass.

    See, problem solved!

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    I use 6260's for LF and 6230's for HF routinely here, on a variety of systems.

    Though I also have bigger amps (Mackie), I rarely use them at home.

    I also keep the trusty Radio Shack SPL meter at hand at all times.

    6230 actually has plenty of power for most uses here, big subs being an exception....

    I've always considered 6290 as gross overkill here. Two power switches? If I REALLY need more power, I can run 6260's in bridge mode.

    Just bought another 6230 on eBay for $100, and another good one sold for $105 yesterday. At those prices, nobody should be without such decent amps.

    Mr. Widget has one of my 6260's for evaluation. I anxiously await hearing how it plays his new speakers....

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    I have 2 rack boxes set up with the combination of a JBL Urei 6260 and 6230 amp configuration. I use them with my 4320s and 4333Bs. I also use the JBL Urei 5235 crossover in each to divide the signals.
    I find the 6260 has enough power to push the 2231s in each cabinet and the 6230s are plenty for the 2420 compression drivers and 2405 slots. I have trouble getting these amps all the way up while still in the room!

    On the 4344, because they added a 10" to the upper end, you're pushing 3 componants from the "high" amp and crossing that amp in around 275 to 300Hz. This will need a little more power then my bi-amp setup for the 4320s and 4333s.
    If you can find two 6260s, one for low and the other for highs, you'll probably be fine.

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    Red X ??

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    Thanks Zilch!

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    JBL 6260

    Dear all,

    Thanks for all of your valuable inputs.

    My final decision is.....YES...to have both 6260 & 6290

    will keep you all updated....

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    6260 & 6290



    Finally, I have both 6260 & 6290 and the sound is too harsh....maybe takes times to burn-in!!
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    Have either the amplifiers or speakers been sitting, stored away without being used for a while? If so, then yes... it may be a matter of needing to run the equipment for a while, so that capacitors re-form, driver suspensions "limber up", and the like.

    It's like an old car- you shouldn't expect it to run perfectly, the minute it's started up after a long storage period. But, unless something is broken, it should "settle in" shortly...

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    Those AMPS look like new
    BLS Reference on Passlabs XA 30.5 + Everest DD66000 clone on Pass XA 100.5

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    6260 & 6290

    Yes..you are right. What can I expect for amps that had been sleep for more than 10 years! I will be patience to await for the wake up moment.

    Yes...good on you...it is new old stock and seems like never been used or even tested!

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    they look great. i think i want to get a 6260 to compliment my 6230

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