JBL re-introducing the L-100

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  1. Jbl Joe

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    Was an SE. I recently heard the 4429 driven by Levinson monoblocks. Sounded very much like K2 9800's. Very impressive
     

     

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    Yep. 4429s are sleepers in the JBL lineup. You want reference, stunning detail, mids, voices, lows, brass that sounds like brass.
     
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    @Jbl Joe - man, I'd LOVE to hear those with my Mc gear!!
     
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    Amen...well worth the $1000 premium over the L 100. But then again the studio monitors are what l sold for JBL. The pro models were always no compromise models. Dead accurate. Fools thought them to be bright. But what they were hearing was true flat response. Not hi fi speaker dips and valleys and that damn BBC midrange suck out. Just listen to Tannoys
     
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    Can't get my self to read 25 pages of comments, all I have to say is that $4000 is probably a reasonable price for the improved design and engineering, over a product that was hard to beat to start from. Really good speakers today go for $5,000-$10,000. And, these are probably really good. I have the funds but I'm cheap at the same time, what a conundrum! I'm one of those dooods that goes to 5 thrift stores in a day and then tops that off with going to Wholefoods for groceries. Who am I? I'm confused.
     
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    Sounds like the kind of guy who'd drive a Mercedes, ... diesel.
     
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  7. Jbl Joe

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    Do yourseif a favor and go hear the 2 side by side. I worked with both Floyd Toole and Chris Hagen for years at JBL. The 4429 is faaar superior to the L 100. Judge for yourself.
     
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    I drive a wrecked 1999 Toyota Prerunner I bought new, first new vehicle I ever bought, never had a credit card. My philosophy is that even if you do have some $, it's best to look like you don't, then people leave you alone. I got talked into borrowing $2000 from my dad back in the 80s when he wanted to sell me his 1982 RX7. I felt like I was enslaved so I didn't borrow money again, I've never made a whole of $ either. That truck just keeps on going.

    I've never heard the 4429, are you confident it would beat the new L100s?
     
  9. Jbl Joe

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    Absolutely. The 4429 uses a better woofer and compression drivers for the mids and highs. IMO they sound much more dynamic and linear than the L 100. When I heard them side by side driven by the same Levinson monoblocks, JBL removed the 4429 from the room at CES because the 4429 was garnering all the attention. Enough said.
     
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    OK, that's good info, don't tell anybody. JBL not happy with jbl Joe right now, in promoting the new L100 anyway. But I guess it's a win-win situation anyway for them.
     
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