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JBL 4343 coming soon to Mumbai

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amazing, big jbls are best... i had jbl L300,(4333).They need serious current to drive those 15"woofers. mine driving them with KRELL monoblocks.
the woofer in 4343 is 2231 where is L300 is 2235(differ by mass ring).
excellent choice.
hope you will enjoy.
 

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Krell, I have been checking with guys who are serious JBL buffs as well as Kenrick Sound. They have all confirmed that a 10 watt will comfortably drive the JBL 4343 or the JBL 4333. Infact a few of them use SET amps. The newer JBLs need more power but JBLs made in 60s and 70s can be comfortably driven with 10 watt amps to very high SPL
 

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I love those lens on the tweeter. 93dB will sing with tubes. I have not heard Tube bass so far.... These will be superlative !!!

What’s your choice of Tube amp for these ?
 

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Yogibear, the lens is not a big thing. It adds a little focus. Nothing more. Many prefer listening without it. In near field it’s best heard without it.
 

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Yogibear, the lens is not a big thing. It adds a little focus. Nothing more. Many prefer listening without it. In near field it’s best heard without it.

I kind of like it just like some like VU meters on their amps.
 

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I once had a pair of Altec Studio Monitors Model 5 Series II. I raised them about 12” on wooden stands and it made amazing difference in bass.
 

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The 4343 as per the JBL gurus are not meant to be raised if used with original crossover network. They are 42 inches tall and 25 inches wide. Why would you want to raise a speaker that’s already 42 inches high?

Shipping weight for a pair is 280 kgs. These guys are monsters. They are pretty huge
 

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The 4343 as per the JBL gurus are not meant to be raised if used with original crossover network. They are 42 inches tall and 25 inches wide. Why would you want to raise a speaker that’s already 42 inches high?

Shipping weight for a pair is 280 kgs. These guys are monsters. They are pretty huge

Agreed. It would be foolish to raise them. Did not know their dimensions and weight. That’s HUGE ! I am sure, they mean business !

I love their width and wonder why some modern hi-fi speakers are so narrow and so deep ??? I am sure it’s space saving and marketing gimmick at the cost of acoustics and adding a BSC for solace.

You are soon going to enjoy some serious speakers !!! Bass from 15” is something to be experienced and if it’s JBL....
 
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Yogibear let’s hope it all works out:)

The Tekton DI SE speakers I have are really really good. So would be interesting to see in what areas does the 4343 give up to the DI SE and in what areas are they superior
 

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Yogibear let’s hope it all works out:)

The Tekton DI SE speakers I have are really really good. So would be interesting to see in what areas does the 4343 give up to the DI SE and in what areas are they superior

Sure. I am looking forward to your reviews.

I am yet to experience my JBL Le14A. Hopefully Santa would smile next year. They have been sitting duck for last many years.
 

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Yogibear i have never experienced JBL before. I have heard a few of the vintage JBL Pro Series in the HMV mastering room. Other than that I am pretty clueless about JBL. Surprisingly it doesn’t appear to be very popular in India unlike Tannoy or Altec.
 

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Krell, I have been checking with guys who are serious JBL buffs as well as Kenrick Sound. They have all confirmed that a 10 watt will comfortably drive the JBL 4343 or the JBL 4333. Infact a few of them use SET amps. The newer JBLs need more power but JBLs made in 60s and 70s can be comfortably driven with 10 watt amps to very high SPL
will try,thanks.i heard people tried high section with tube and lows with ss power amps.but its your choice.have a great listening.
all the best for your journey
 
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