Kevin Nolan wrote:Arpangel wrote:Bling or not, I'm lusting after a pair of the JBL L100 Century reissues.
I still use a pair of JBL 4412's - and - I _absolutely_ adore them. That's not an understatement. I feel _very_ ordinary in all things audio and music - but - the one thing I can claim - and I don't even know why (other than probably through lots of usage) is - I know them. I really do. I, somehow, know the sound of my 4412s.
It doesn't matter how more modern or better other monitoring speakers are - I also have a pair of Genelec 1030A's, a pair of Dynaudio Acoustics BM6's and a pair of K&H O300's - all amazing and love them all too - but there's something 'special' about the 4412's - to me. I can't pinpoint it - but I mix well on them - and trust the sound - but equally love listening to music on them too. A very, very special speaker.
Maybe the word you're looking for is "real" ?
I love that era of "proper" monitors, huge, real world bass response of the massive JBL's is something to behold. Then we started to prefer "near fields" as I guess space became an issue in project studios, but walking into a studio and hearing a pair of these.....
Is still a hair raising and inspiring experience.