The JBL 4309 speaker is based on the much larger 4349 Studio. Weighing in at around 11 kilos and measuring approximately 42 x 26 x 23 cm, it cannot be overlooked but is pleasantly compact. The typical JBL retro design has also been adopted for the new model. The speaker consists of the iconic blue baffle and a body made of glossy walnut wood veneer. It is available in either walnut with a blue fabric grille or black with a fabric grille of the same color. This is rounded out by two sets of gold-plated connection ports. So you can choose between single-ended, bi-wired or bi-amplified connections. In this context, it should be mentioned that the JBL 4309 received this year’s Red Dot Design Award. This is about an award for design quality by an international jury.
In addition to the eye-catching design, the tweeter horn stands out, which is driven by a 25 mm compression driver. The speaker is rounded off by a cone-shaped 17 cm woofer, which has a paper cone and a sturdy cast frame.
The monitor promises very loud listening and associated accurate and detailed reproduction in studio quality. Integrated in the tweeter is the in-house High-Definition Imaging technology (HDI), which is responsible for the bemekerneswerte sound reproduction. Thus, the 4309 delivers the power and dynamics that we have always known from JBL and because of which we appreciate the manufacturer so much.