JBL Introduces 4309 Studio Monitor Bookshelf Speakers
JBL has announced a smaller studio monitor for its 4300 series with the release of the 4309, modelled on the award-winning 4349.
Featuring a 2410H-2 1-inch compression driver mated to the latest High-Definition Imaging (HDI) horn, along with a 6.5-inch cast frame pure-pulp cone woofer, the 4309 packs 75-years of acoustic excellence into a compact bookshelf studio monitor design. The cabinets come in at 419 mm H x 260 mm W x 227 mm D and weigh 10.98 kgs. With 4-ohm impedance, JBL recommends amplifier power of 25-150w RMS, and frequency response is stated as 42 Hz - 30 kHz (-6 dB).
Jim Garrett, Senior Director, Product Strategy and Planning, HARMAN Luxury Audio, told StereoNET:
Our Studio Monitor series of high-performance loudspeakers are some of our most popular models globally as there simply isn't anything else like them. The combination of the heritage pro-style aesthetics and state-of-the-art acoustic technologies packaged together in the small form factor of the 4309 results in a fantastic loudspeaker discerning listeners will love.
The 4309 has been designed in JBL's world-famous acoustic engineering facility in Northridge, California. It sports the classic JBL monitor design with the iconic blue baffle and is finished in a choice of walnut or black walnut furniture-grade satin wood veneers. A blue (walnut) or black (black walnut) cloth grille completes the appearance. Dual sets of gold-plated binding posts provide a secure connection and offer a choice of single-ended or bi-wire/bi-amplified connections.
While the acoustic performance of the JBL 4309 is outstanding, the appearance and speaker design is equally compelling. We expect these to be desirable to music lovers who want the performance of the JBL 4349 in a more compact size.
The JBL 4309 will be available in September 2021 and will sell for $3,999 RRP pair.
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