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JBL 4309 Review (Speaker)

ROOSKIE

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Interesting. Do you still have the A130s?

I’ve been doing a good amount of listening to the A130s and with the EQ posted by Presently42 I find them seriously good. The harshness that you and others noticed I feel is more a mid and not a tweeter issue. The eq he posted does a good job imo cleaning up the response. Sans maybe 10Hz on the bottom imo they will not be embarrassed when compared to the 4309s.
I don't have the A130's anymore.
No, the the 4309 blow them away in just about every way. No question at all, it isn't even really worth wondering about. I used the A130's primarily with PEQ applied. The A130 is excellent for the price.
I am not using any PEQ yet with the 4309's though I plan to play with it soon on them.
Even without having the A130's around here anymore I know they can't compare to the 4309's for my tastes as other speakers still here that I preferred over the A130's can't ultimately compete with the 4309's.
The bass on the A130's is not even remotely as deep or fulfilling as the 4309's nor can they even begin to handle the same volumes before requiring a HP and a sub and that tweeter starting to compress audibly. Nope not the same speakers. Still for $150-250 on sale those A130's will satisfy many folks, add a sub or two with a HP on the A130's and that is a damn fine lowish priced set-up.
 

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I don't have the A130's anymore.
No, the the 4309 blow them away in just about every way. No question at all, it isn't even really worth wondering about. I used the A130's primarily with PEQ applied. The A130 is excellent for the price.
I am not using any PEQ yet with the 4309's though I plan to play with it soon on them.
Even without having the A130's around here anymore I know they can't compare to the 4309's for my tastes as other speakers still here that I preferred over the A130's can't ultimately compete with the 4309's.
The bass on the A130's is not even remotely as deep or fulfilling as the 4309's nor can they even begin to handle the same volumes before requiring a HP and a sub and that tweeter starting to compress audibly. Nope not the same speakers. Still for $150-250 on sale those A130's will satisfy many folks, add a sub or two with a HP on the A130's and that is a damn fine lowish priced set-up.
What amp are you using to drive them?
 
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