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JBL 4309 Video Review by New Record Day
Great reviews are starting to flow in for our newest Studio Monitor – the JBL 4309. Ron Brenay of New Record Day published a gushingly positive video review of the product. Here are a few highlights.
“I like the top-end voicing of the speaker and not once did I feel it lacked anything. At the same time, it never sounded like it was lying to me. Upper mid-range and beyond also sounded great with the 4309s. Trying out AC/DC’s Back in Black and making my way through the entire album not once did I hear anything in the upper mid-range that sounded “shouty” or forward. All the intricate details that I know so well were all there waiting for me to enjoy even more. This is where a horn speaker seems to do some interesting things with presence, and the 4309s do it with the best of them. Presence is the key word folks — it perfectly describes what I’m chatting about, essentially, most of the upper harmonics of mid-range and anything fundamental in upper mid-range does sound more like a front row experience...
“It’s been a while since I’ve heard a horn-loaded loudspeaker that I truly love without compromise. The last speaker that got me excited in this category was none other than the JBL Studio 530. While that speaker is still a sleeper and a fantastic choice on a budget, the 4309 is superior in every single category… For those who want balance without the tricks happen or rules of proper bracing ultimately being ignored, I think I just found your next speaker. The JBL 4309 might be one of my favorite horn speakers under $2000.”
Watch the video below: