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Clockwise from Top Left: 4312A, 4333B, 4320 & 4343

 


I purchased the pair of 4312As for recording and mixing playback. Just after getting these set up I found the pair of 4333s in an old studio, abused and neglected. I bought these because I couldn't bear to see them abandoned. While picking these up I came across the pair of 4320s that were even more abused and left for dead. I negotiated for these as well and wound up with 2 pairs of studio monitors that needed rehabbing. Six months of work, lots of advice from JBL forum members, and some surround work by Old Mics and I got these back to top condition. After cycling these around in my basement studio space and listening to the qualities of each of these designs, I was smitten and decided that my ultimate JBL studio monitors might be a pair of 4343s. After a few months of looking, I found a pair and brought these home. These needed some rehab work, but I quickly got these done and then made my "stack" for this photo. When I finish the grille frames on the 4333s and 4320s, they will all be complete. I found all of them to be quite impressive with good frequency response, great dynamics and wonderful detail. I think I prefer the 4343s because the 2420 and 2405s are closer to ear level and the 10" mid bass drivers smooth out the response and seem to "lighten the load" on the adjacent drivers. I drive all of these, except the 4312s, with a bi-amp setup. Listening to these in a small room at significant levels is an intense and wonderful experience. Now I need to find a good home for some of these so I can have room to resume my music production.

Tom Loizeaux