And a nice brochure
We've heard the JBL Synthesis Project Everest speakers in person and they certainly are impressive. If the JBL Synthesis S4700 speakers sound anywhere near as good, consumers may look at that $20k price tag as a value considering they are getting some measure of the performance of the other two, higher priced, speakers. Releasing more budget (comparatively speaking) speakers makes a lot of sense in the current economy. We expect a lot of interest in these speakers and hope to get a chance to demo them ourselves soon.
Discuss "JBL Synthesis S4700 Floorstanding Speaker Preview" here. Read the article.
And a nice brochure
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$20K is just outrageous.
How much do they really cost to make, then how much is added by profit making by the distributors.
Even at $10K a pair they would still be just too dear for what they are.
Just another pair of overpriced speaker boxes. They're just not worth it.
There's much better around for the price, and I'm a JBL owner and collector.
For that sort of money you could get a pair of ALTEC LANSING 1503 Multicells with double throats and 4x 288 drivers PLUS the appropriate boxes with 4x 515 15" speaks to go with it and still have $10K of change to get some home renovations done to fit it all in or buy some nice Valve/Tube amps to power the whole thing. (The Radford amps comes to mind if you can find them.)
Maybe some JBL "Slots" (077/2405) on top if you can still hear that high!
Don't buy them, and get prices back down to the real world.....
I actually had a chance to hear these speakers last CEDIA. I had no idea they were $20k/pair. I didn't walk away impressed, especially now seeing the price. These are IMO certainly not the best horn speakers I've heard from JBL, though they were the most costly.
Pursuing the truth in audio & video...
I am in general skeptical to these kinds of speakers that put a lot of emphasis on output level and that uses horns like this.... It just doesn't sound natural.... A piano doesn't really sound genuinely like a piano...
If I buy $20K speakers I don't want the piano to sound like a clarinet
IF you want something that easily plays loud, perhaps JBL is for you, if you want something that makes you believe that you listen to music and that you may have David Helfgott playing in front of you.... you should probably look elsewhere.... Yeah, this I'm stating clear as a polar night without ever listened to the speakers
You can look at anechoic response of another speaker from same manufacturer....
Not very linear if you ask me?
(JBL Synthesis 1400 Array BG loudspeaker)
As reviewed and measured in Stereophile...
Last edited by haraldo; 01-26-2012 at 01:45 PM.
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You've gotta wonder about the use of a 2" Ti diaphragm in a 20K speaker. I'd imagine the damped breakup is right in the audible range.
They shoulda gone Be like the DD66000.
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not one of you hear any and i means any JBL i hear it and is the best of the best of the best.
Regarding the price, speakers in general from Revels Salons, B&W's 801, KEF's Blades almost every high end speaker prices are outrageous but does it really cost that much to make the speakers and how much of that price pays for the marketing, engineering and distribution not to mention benefits and salaries for those that work at these places.. It all flows downhill to the consumer pretty much like a gallon of milk or gas. You want, You need, You Pay.
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