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Old 04-18-2011, 02:49 PM
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JBL 4800's

Does anybody have any idea what my JBL 4800's might be worth?

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Old 04-18-2011, 04:56 PM
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Not a lot of info on them,as far as sales. Did find this old ad,on the net.

http://www.jlaforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=78638867

There has not been any sold on ebay,so thats no help.

Looks like there about the same as G400 JBL'S,as far as size and drivers,
I've got a pair of them,gave 25 bucks at the thrift store. Here's the tech sheet,you can compare the two.

Have to figure out there value to you,and go from there. Good luck.

http://www.jbl.com/resources/Brands/...l4800%20ts.pdf



http://www.jbl.com/resources/Brands/.../g400%20ts.pdf
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:38 PM
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I purchased mine with a pair of 2600's off of CL for $200 so i guess i could say i paid $150 for them? They are in very nice shape, the grills have some fade but they kept the drivers looking perfect. I wish there were scores like that around my area at thrift shops. Do you regularly look at thrift shops for audio? Do you have any advice?
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:49 PM
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The 4800's are the big brother in the line starting with the 2500. I bought a mint pair of 2600's for $40 that are pulling front duty in my HT setup. Picked them up from a Traders Village fair in this area.

Not as popular as older JBL's mentioned here, but a decent sounding speaker to me.

I have some info on the 2600 & 3800 models.

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I own the 2600's and i think they sound half way decent as well. The line goes; 2500, 2600, 2800, 3800, 4800. I am using the 4800's and 2600 for my HT as well and i think they are perfect, the only thing not so perfect is my HTIB Pioneer receiver, I am thinking about upgrading to a Pioneer VSX-920-K which i have see on ebay for $300 seems to be a good entry level receiver with great features.
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Not as popular as older JBL's mentioned here, but a decent sounding speaker to me.

I,agree,there great in H/T set-up thats what I use my G 400's for rears.
And if I run across another pair,I'll get them for the fronts.

No need for a sub-woofer with these.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:16 AM
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No need for a sub-woofer with these.
Hi HR!

Thanks for the kind sentiment & no doubt the 2600's have wonderful bass extension for a 6.5 woofer size.

My HT system does have a sub in it, but is truly not needed. When listening to the CD channel on Dish, I switch to stereo mode that does not use the sub.

Great mellow & full bodied sound from these speaks on jazz, acoustical, rap, swing, & other generes. I don't understand why this line of JBL's get beat up so much.

Mind you, they are being driven by a Magnavox mini system for HT. They would probably sound even better if driven by my MCS, Sony, Sherwood, or Kenwood pieces.

Anyway, glad to see others who enjoy this line of JBL sound.

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Oh for sure. I was thinking about getting a pair of 2500's after i get a new HT receiver to use them as surrounds as well as my 2600's, but i almost can't bring myself to do that to the 2600's i TRULY love the sound as well, they sound (on a good day) almost as good as my RTiA3's. My HTIB Pioneer receiver came with these little satellite speaker and i'm pretty sure there is some sort of a low pass filter inside of the receiver because I don't get much at all for bass out of them at all, but as soon as i hook them up to my Pioneer A35-R WOOOOO do they sing!

Since there was so little data on these i'm actually surprised i had so many replies!
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Yea JR, the 2500's should make pretty nice surround speakers & you can always find them for pennies on a dollar in good condition.

I almost bought a pair of 3800's for $125, but passed. I learned from that mistake as it only matters what you enjoy & your pocketbook can deliver.

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I think i saw the same 3800's you're talking about on ebay too. I sometimes have the tendency to splurge on nice things especially speakers, I am all about those deals, i'm going to be going to quite a few estate sales and garage sales this summer trying to find that perfect "scroe"
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Have fun, JR!

Hope you find something nice...

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So are these any good?

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Have fun, JR!

Hope you find something nice...

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So bottom line are the JBL 4800s any good in simple stereo setup?
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Hi there VW!

Yea, I would think they provide a nice soundstage for sure. If you have a power source with at least 35 wpc you should get a nice sound.

Like I said this line of JBL's don't get a lot of praise, but if you like the sound that's all that matters. I'm always looking for other vintage model JBL's. My 2600s still keep me enjoying their sound in the HT setup!

Let us know if you get a pair with pics if possible.

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I am seeing on Craigslist for $75. With it?


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Did ya check on them, VW?

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