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JBL 4349 Stands

fitero

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While waiting for my new 4349s to show up, I began thinking about which stands to purchase for them. I bought a pair of the JBL JS-120 stands recently for a pair of L112s that I had, and they worked very nicely. However, with my mid-field listening position the sound-field was lower than I preferred. Earlier, as I was experimenting with the L112s, I propped them high up on 24" tall stands. I really liked how they sounded in that configuration.

Deer Creek Audio sells some great, sturdy stands for the 4349s, but I hesitated as I still had in the back of my mind the favorable impression of the L112s on the 24" tall stands.

The other day I was visiting a friend who has an assortment of 80/20 extruded aluminum. He had a few sticks of 3" stock which he told me that he would never use, so we came to an agreement and I cobbled together a pair of stands. Obviously they are way overkill, and hideously stout. However, the price was right and they break down into easily for storage and shipping, which is important for me right now.

I am posting the pictures here to serve as an idea for others who might be looking for an alternative to the currently available stands for the 4349s. The JBL rep told me that they are coming out with a new, specific stand for them, as the JS-120 is arguably too small and spindly looking for them. He didn't tell me when they would be available for purchase though.

Did I mention how stable they are? I briefly entertained the idea of filling the extrusion void with sand to make them more inert. I don't know if I'll ever get to it.
The moment after taking these pictures I began breaking them down and packing them for shipping. Once I tested the speaker drivers with a tone generator they went back into their boxes and into a shipping crate. It will be several months until I am able to listen to them as we are moving.
 

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DK11706

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There is a new high end stand in town for the JBL 4349, the Danish distributor made a deal with JBL about a replica of the Japan only model JS360. The model is called BS-360 and it is black whereas the original is blue. It is s only available within the EU (AFAIK) and the retail price is about 699 euros.

Weight is about 16 kg each, more weight can be added by removing the top plate and fill the tree legs.

Height 33 cm

Comes with spikes

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You can get a custom made set (any size, shape, color) out of 14 gauge steel via etsy. I am having a pair made for my Dutch 8c's for a ridiculously reasonable price of less than $200.
 

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There is a new high end stand in town for the JBL 4349, the Danish distributor made a deal with JBL about a replica of the Japan only model JS360. The model is called BS-360 and it is black whereas the original is blue. It is s only available within the EU (AFAIK) and the retail price is about 699 euros.

Weight is about 16 kg each, more weight can be added by removing the top plate and fill the tree legs.

Height 33 cm

Comes with spikes

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Those are nice looking stands, but 700 EU is kinda steep even if you're in Europe. With the exchange rate what it is RN, they'd probably cost over $1000 US to procure a pair in the USA when you factor in shipping.
 

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You can get a custom made set (any size, shape, color) out of 14 gauge steel via etsy. I am having a pair made for my Dutch 8c's for a ridiculously reasonable price of less than $200.
Who's the seller on Etsy? I'm definitely interested. Do they specialize in one brand of speakers (ex. JBL) or are they truly custom bespoke for any dimension and speaker specs you give them?
 

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You can get a custom made set (any size, shape, color) out of 14 gauge steel via etsy. I am having a pair made for my Dutch 8c's for a ridiculously reasonable price of less than $200.
Great tip, but due to local taxes and shipping from the US to Denmark, it will be close to 600 USD in my end:rolleyes:
 

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Who's the seller on Etsy? I'm definitely interested. Do they specialize in one brand of speakers (ex. JBL) or are they truly custom bespoke for any dimension and speaker specs you give them?
Truly custom. Any size any dimension. Holds up to 100kg
 

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Great tip, but due to local taxes and shipping from the US to Denmark, it will be close to 600 USD in my end:rolleyes:
I am sorry you live in Denmark. Sometimes, i am sorry i live in the US. We all have our crosses to bear.
 

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Here's an alternative idea, the Deer Creek Audio Steel Stands type M2, which have a 10" front height and 3° tilt.View attachment 149723
FYI to the thread, thanks for the Deer Creek suggestion; I pulled the trigger on these Deer Creek stands tonight and am going to give them a try. I'll be listing whichever stands I don't prefer (Deer Creek or IsoAcoustics) for sale once I've made decision. Pretty sure it's gonna be the Iso's getting let go but who knows...the Danish JS-360 clones are too damn expensive and the JS-360s are available from Japan with shipping for just over $500 if you know where to look. Easily a few hundred less than the Euro versions.
 

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I am sorry you live in Denmark. Sometimes, i am sorry i live in the US. We all have our crosses to bear.
Well as they say, something's rotten in Denmark. I kid; the converse is true for us in the States who want the European clones of the Japan-only JS-360s.
 
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