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JBL LX44

Three Way Loudspeaker System (1987-92)

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JBL LX44

Specifications

Type: 3 way, 3 driver loudspeaker system

Frequency Response: 45Hz to 20kHz

Recommended Amplifier: 10 to 150W

Crossover Frequency: 800, 4000Hz

Impedance: 8Ω

Sensitivity: 91dB

Bass: 1 x 200mm

Midrange: 1 x 125mm

Tweeter: 1 x 25mm titanium dome

Grille: charcoal grey

Finish: black ash, walnut

Dimensions: 584 x 298 x 298mm

Weight: 13kg

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Reviewed Apr 10th, 2017 by jifland8490

Purchased a pair at garage sale for $30.00 that needed new woofer surrounds ($15.00 for a DIY kit). They are built very solid and sound great. They really come alive at higher volumes when driven by a vintage receiver or amplifier with lots of power (80+ WPC).

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Reviewed Dec 08th, 2016 by CurtC

I picked up a pair of these for $40. They needed the woofer surrounds replaced and new grill cloth. Cabinets were in pristine condition. Well worth doing. These are very fine speakers that pair well with some of my vintage Scott receivers.

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Reviewed Apr 29th, 2016 by rgb1701d

If you have a chance to get these even with bad surrounds they are worth a refoam. Solid enclosures. Quality drivers and crossovers. Excellent in every way. I have them connected to a 1976 Technics SA-5460 receiver. Music sounds great. No boominess. Just clear uncolored sound.

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Reviewed Mar 28th, 2014 by adlerk76

I purchased at Goodwill for $14.00. Put new foam surrounds on. They sound pretty amazing with my vintage Sansui AU919 integrated amp pushing them. I also use a old Polk 10 200 W sub with them. It really fills my listening area with wonderful rich sound.

 

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re: JBL LX44

I purchased my LX44s in 1992 (retail was $700 with tax & shipping) because I couldn’t afford the JBL L100s at $1,375. I have never regretted that choice/purchase (especially when I shipped them to Warsaw and back a few years later – they are extremely sturdy and half the weight of the L100s). I recently blew the rubber out of both woofers; replaced both with woofers from a guy in Florida who re-foams original JBLs. Probably my imagination, but I think they may even sound better today than 25 years ago: still clean, pure, uncolored sound with zero distortion… as loud as my kids ever choose to turn up the Polk 240W amp that drives them. I love them!

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