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JBL 4430's?

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by Jim Kremer, Nov 10, 2018 at 9:13 AM.

  1. Jim Kremer

    Jim Kremer New Member

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    Hi everyone I'm new to the site, and would like any info you could possibly share on these JBL 4430's I acquired. As you can see from the pics the high and mid frequency level controls are upside down and the tops are slanted at a 45 degree angle. I can not find another pair of 4430's online like them.
     

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  2. The Fuxtor

    The Fuxtor AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Maybe a custom jobbie?
     
  3. donprice

    donprice Wound up workin' at a gas station.... Subscriber

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    Yeah....no doubt those are one of a kind.

    If you plan to keep them, new cabinets or a major repair job is in order. Pretty simple cabinets so not that difficult and the 4430 is worth the effort.

    Otherwise, probably worth more parted out than as-is.

    Welcome to AK and go of luck with your project.
     
  4. hjames

    hjames dancing madly backwards ... Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    My guess is they were flown from the rafters or ceiling at some point -
    maybe high up on a wall, facing outward and downward -
    its the only way the angle of the tops would work
     
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  5. The Fuxtor

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    Would make sense having the lpads upside down with that config too...
     
  6. HTWillie

    HTWillie Super Member

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    Maybe they were ceiling mounted, with the back up against the ceiling. Or wall mounted very high up, and upside down.

    Being cut down as they are, they've lost about 25% of their internal volume which is critical to their low end tuning.

    The 4430 monitors are liked by many, and would certainly be worth constructing proper cabinets for, even if it takes a long time to get it done. Lots of my own projects proceed in $50 steps. Takes forever, and I lose count of the money over time. But things eventually get done.
     

     

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  7. Macaroonie

    Macaroonie Member

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    It's a gen JBL model. Intended as suggested for ceiling mounting. Used in houses of worship etc.
    Sorry I can't recall the model number but there is a pdf in the JBL archive.
     
  8. Macaroonie

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    JBL 4660 is a similar format to these , but bigger.

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