JBL 4410A Floorstanding Speakers

4410A

Studio Monitors

User Reviews (8)

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jblnut   AudioPhile [Jun 20, 2002]
Strength:

Clarity, detail, imaging, build quailty, customer support.

Weakness:

None

These are some of my favorite JBLs and I have 6 pairs in the house now. I wall mounted them in the studio and I continue to be impressed and amazed by their clarity, imaging, and detail. You can pay a whole lot more for some of the new speakers out there, or you can buy some of these used for about $400. They were built as professional monitors by a company that truly understands loudspeakers.

Similar Products Used: Many other JBLs
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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
tr00per   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 25, 2002]
Strength:

Very good imaging, tonal balance.

Weakness:

Cheap binding posts.

I bought a pair on sale and they are perfect for $200.00. These monitors sound very, very good. I can compare them to speakers in $2000.00 price range. I tried them with 60wpc (Myryad MI-120) and 110wpc amp (Roksan KA-1). 110wpc sounds more convincing but I didn''t like Roksan''s coloration and stuck with the MI-120.

Similar Products Used: Tannoy, JBL, Energy, Klipsh
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
danny   Audiophile [Sep 23, 2001]
Strength:

I've been mixing records on these for about 7 years and the mixes translate perfectly even to laptop or clock radio speakers, which is the highest praise I can give. They're fun to listen to, and are not over bright like JBL's of old. Another plus is that replacement parts are far cheaper than the new generation LSR stuff, probably 50%.

Weakness:

I started with a single Hafler 2400 amp, 120 watts/channel, and was very dissatisfied. I've since added a second Hafler 2400, bridged both to mono for over 400 watts per channel RMS. This makes for a far more effortless, and clean sound, even at moderate volumes.

There's only one way to get reasonable low frequency response, and that's with a box no smaller than this, and a woofer no smaller than this. Although they'd be classified as "mid-field" monitors, these are, and will remain my only monitors, as I am never disappointed when I hear my mixes played on other systems of any type, at any volume.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
John T.   an Audiophile [Nov 06, 1998]

I got a great deal on these, and MAN, do they sound GREAT! Excellent highs and lows, and smooth midrange. Doesn't suffer from excessive brightness, typical of other JBLs. I trust these things completely for monitoring purposes, and listening to my Adcom CD player through these is pure sonic heaven.Highly recommended, if you can find 'em. (Monitors better than this are more than twice the price!)

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4
VALUE
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Mike   an Audiophile [Mar 31, 1999]

I have the 4410, pre 4410A, I bought them from JBL direct when I was working for a professional sales house. These are some of the best speakers I have heard. The difference between the 4410 and 4410A is the box was natural walnut on the 4410 and the 4410A is black. The 4410 has a tweeter pot and midrange pot to adjust the responce. They removed the pots in the 4410A and improved the crossovers. I have seen the the 4410A sell for around $800 a pair and because they are studio monitors they are usually found at Music Instrument Shops. I highly recomend finding a local shop and giving them a listen to.FYI the speakers that rival these usually sell in the $1200 - $2000 range

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
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Adam   an Audio Enthusiast [Sep 09, 1999]

I've been using a pair of these in my home studio for about 4-5 years. They sound great. I've had several instances where patching and operator errors have caused unexpected distortion to be slammed through these - and they still perform! If you're into heavy bass, keep in mind that you're not going to get it from these 10" speakers - other than that, they're very nice.

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5
VALUE
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Brad Blakely   Audiophile [Mar 28, 2001]
Strength:

These speakers sound amazing. They completely wail compared to speakers upwards of twice their price. I highly recomend these for all of you Infinity, Polk and B&W people out there. They make twice as much bass as any of those paradigm speakers, which might I add are poorly designed(6.5" woofers??????) and way too expensive. If you want real sound quality...go jbl!

These speakers sound amazing. They completely wail compared to speakers upwards of twice their price. I highly recomend these for all of you Infinity, Polk and B&W people out there. They make twice as much bass as any of those paradigm speakers, which might I add are poorly designed(6.5" woofers??????) and way too expensive. If you want real sound quality...go jbl!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Rich Paton   Audiophile [Oct 31, 1999]
Strength:

Overall tonal balance; Good imaging; good phase coherence.

Weakness:

Connectors and internal wiring prevent reaching the full capability of the overall hardware.

The mirror-imaged vertical arraingement of the drivers delivers very good imaging. This particular model is often used in the mastering process. Not the ultimate tweak superspeaker, but you could do a lot worse. I grew tired of the cheesy binding posts, replacing them with heavy studs/nuts. Replaced all remaining wiring with #16 AWG stranded teflon-coated wire, and soldered every connection inside. This really cleaned them up sonically. Much of the R & D effort on this model went into the crossover design, yielding very good phase coherence. That's what makes all the parts and pieces work together. The rewiring and soldering is an easy, low cost tweak, good for at least one order of magnitude improvement in detail and focus. I use these in a multitrack studio enviornment, and when playing back a store-bought CD mixed & mastered on these or similar monitors, the effect is that of being there for the production. They do not tolerate crappy input material very well. For more bottom, run with 15" JBL 2235 subs, first order crossovers, -3db @ 125 Hz.

Similar Products Used: 4310, 4311, 4312.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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