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Used JBL 4430 or the same money on nearfields?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by basper, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. basper

    basper Guest

    Hi,
    I'm considering getting a pair of good nearfields. (BM6a, AIR 6, Mackie...) But at the same time I see used JBL 4430s going for about the same money. I have a rather big listening room, (84m3, or a stiff 3000 cubic feet) but I really can't drag these 80 kilo monsters in there to try them out, so I'm not sure where to spend my money. Any thougts lads? Are those monsters only good for impressing clients, or are they great for mixing as well?
     
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    If you do dance or rock music, you might find them a good investment just for client wow! factor...
    Probably horrible to work on!
    :D
     
  3. basper

    basper Guest

    Yea, thats what I'm afraid of! I mostly do jazz or other more, eh, natural, sounding stuff, so I guess the "wow" factor would rather turn in to a "what?" factor! :) I'll probably get a pair of Dynaoudios or ADAMs instead, those I at least have the possibility of trying out beforehand. But it kind of hurts to have to buy new stuff, with the increadible deals that can often be had on used gear...
     
  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Man, go get a ski mask and hold up one of those korve mousse waggons to buy yourself a some ADAM S4A-C's you wont regret it!

    It's worth contackting Klaus at ADAM directly to see what distrabution he has for Sweden..

    :)

    Tack!
     
  5. basper

    basper Guest

    Well, I just don't have that kind of cash, and I don't think they are gonna let me have them in my cell! :)

    Varsågod! (Don't you know any more interesting words in swedish? :) )
     
  6. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    I know a few dirty words in Swedish, enough to get my face slapped by a girl!

    :)
     
  7. basper

    basper Guest

    Yeah, thats what I'm thinking! But the only really good deal I've found for a while is the JBLs. A few months ago I actually found a pair of S4A demo units going for about $3400, but then I didn't feel I could stretch that far. (And I didn't have the time to go to Stockholm to check them out.) I'm beginning to regret that now. :(
     
  8. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Here are some second hand monitor examples for you from the UK in the last 2 months...

    DYNAUDIO 5.1 system (no subbase) with 3 x M2 and 2 x BB6
    With 3 x Chamelion amps. Post Pro only £3750.00

    GENELEC S30 three way active monitors £1500.00

    GENELEC 1038A 3 way active main monitors; half price £3600.00

    KRK 6000 monitor (pair) £ 400.00

    TANNOY Little Gold monitors (12" dual concentric) £ 500.00pr

    2244 GENELEC 1032. 5.1 system with 1094 sub-bass 4500
     
  9. Geoffc

    Geoffc Guest

    Speaking of monitors, some guy at harmony central is selling a pair of genelec 1031a's for $1800, which is about half price. Are these worth it? I was thinking of Mackie 824's originally. Also, ADAM has a pair of monitors advertised in the mags for a lot less than the figures you guys are quoting, maybe $1800, don't remember the model numbers. Are ADAMS really that good?
    Geoff Collier
     
  10. basper

    basper Guest

    Well, if you believe Julian, they are! (And I can se no reason not to. :) ) Myself I'm looking around to see if there is a shop anyware near where I can compare the Dynaudios and the ADAMs. (And preferably Mackie and JBL LSR28P too, but hey, you cant get everyting.) If I'm successful, I'll let you know what I thought!

    And yes, there are cheaper, nearfiled, models. The one mentioned above is more of a mid-field monitor. (They do main monitors too, but I'd rather not think about it... :) )
     

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