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JBL LSR4328 and other monitor questions

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by BobRogers, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Well I'm getting ready for a shopping trip for powered monitors in the $1400-$1800 range, and one of the usual suspects is the JBL LSR4328. While I'm inclined to be well disposed toward JBL I'm a little leary of the whole concept of the "room correction" electronics. My room may not be perfect, but I've put in a lot of bass trapping and calmed the most obvious resonant modes. Would you use the JBL eq if you had it? Is it a plus or a minus as far as the speakers go?

    Also, I've gotten a lot of opinions on speakers in this range from past posts, but if you want to chime in with opinions on Mackies, Genelecs, Dynaudios, etc. in this price range please do so.
  2. sheet

    sheet Well-Known Member

    The 6328s sound better.

    None of that room calibration crap is going to overcome a bad room.

    Also, don't forget the Adam A7s.

    I have had Genelecs, Mackies, Tannoys. You want to know what? I could be made to use any of them. You will have to work with a dealer that has access to them all, to try them out.
  3. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    If I go up to the 6328s I have start selling kids off for medical experiments - in which case I'd probably move up to the $3k price range.

    The room is actually pretty good (worst problem is lack of symmetry). I'm really trying to figure if the electronics detract from the speaker or put it in a price category where it can't compete.

    I had not considered the A7s - price is nice.

    As you say, I'd like to find a place to listen to all of them and make a choice. Problem is that I'm "centrally located." DC is a four hour drive. Chuck Levins has Mackie, Event, and Tannoy. Of course, anything in this group is going to be better than what I have (M-Audio BX8), so even choosing between those three would be a big step up.
  4. sheet

    sheet Well-Known Member

    Well, atleast find a dealer that will let you exchange up. Start with the Adams, and then go from there. Those would be my first pick in that price range.
  5. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    I don't like the idea of electronically fixing the room. The Eq may inroduce more phase trouble than its worth. Depends on how they do it, but it sound pretty much like a gimic to me.

    I really like my Dynaudios. I have mixed on Mackie, Adam, Genelecs, tannoys, NS-10s and KRK. I think my favorites in order:

    1)Dynaudio BM15A
    2) Genelec 1031A
    3) KRK RP-8
    4) Mackie HR824
    5) Tannoy Reveal 8D
    6) Yamaha Ns-10s
    7) Adam S2.5A

    Yep I found the adams a little too detailed to be honest. I kept turning down the upper mids.
  6. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Guest


    The 6328s cn be had for $850 a piece at GC. They are the biggest JBL reseller in the world.

    I mix surround with 6328s for LCR, 6325s for LS RS, and 6312SP for LFE

    Bass management can be done through the sub via a SPDT switch wired to a 1/4" cable, the sub has the +10 LFE compensation.
  7. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    That would definitely be in my price range, I assume you are talking about demos or refurbs. MF (owned by GC) has them for $1,150 each. If you can point me to someone who lists them for $850, I can probably get someone to match price.

    BTW, do you use the room correction at all?
  8. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Guest

    Not demos nor refurbs.
    Walk into GC, and offer $850 a piece for them.
    List= $1419
    GC Cost=$710

    Street wise price= $850

    If the wannabe musician at the counter wont budge, see the manager, and let him drop the price. Not the assistant manager, the real manager.
    Locate your store here, the manager will be listed.
    The room correction is for lowering LF bumps, I have a null, so more bass trapping and moving them further from the wall fixed it.

    I have a friend using them for DVD mixes in a 35X50 mix stage, and they are flat across the board in free field.
  9. p22y01

    p22y01 Guest

    when making an analog connection between my audio interface and monitors, should the DIP switches still be set to L and R respectively, or do I need to set them both to L?

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