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Old 12-27-2018, 03:35 PM
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I just came back from Tokyo and was able to sample a pair of 4319, and I loved the sound. I was wondering if the 4429 would be worth the upgrade.

When I heard the 4319, the realism in voices really got me.

I am looking for speakers that excel in vocal and string reproduction.

I also listen to all of the videos on youtube for the 4319 and 4429, and it seems that the 4429 is a bit more refined then the 4319 and improve clarity.

I have heard the 4319 and 4329 speakers from the middle 1980's. No doubt, a wonderful sound from both - - IF you are listening to wonderful recordings; e.g. a Jazz Cd recorded on "Concord." Trying to find either of these is going to be a challenge if not worse from within the U.S.A. A little better, however, and just a bit easier to locate for less would be the JBL 120Ti speaker system. Give them mid-priced "nice" cables and interconnects, and up to 200 wpc and a great recording (as mentioned above) and you'll have voices come to life and strings so real, e.g. Jeff Golub or Eric Clapton, you'll need to plotz!!

Good luck to you!

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I also listen to all of the videos on youtube for the 4319 and 4429, and it seems that the 4429 is a bit more refined then the 4319 and improve clarity.
YouTube videos can give you a clue how they sound, but I have the 4429 at home. Especially the high and ultra high compression drivers are fabulous. I had never before that detail and clarity in any speaker I had before. And voices... I love them too and I hear them like never before.
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YouTube videos can give you a clue how they sound, but I have the 4429 at home. Especially the high and ultra high compression drivers are fabulous. I had never before that detail and clarity in any speaker I had before. And voices... I love them too and I hear them like never before.
What amplification do you use if you don't mind me asking? Tubes or SS?
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I use a McIntosh MA7000 (with al slight problem, but nothing that effects the sound).
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Hi,

I am interested in getting a pair of 4429 but do have a concern. Will 4429 work in a small room, 9.8ft(3m) by 12.4ft(3.8m)? Will it boom? It will be a nearfield listening. Looking forward to your advice.

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I am interested in getting a pair of 4429 but do have a concern. Will 4429 work in a small room, 9.8ft(3m) by 12.4ft(3.8m)? Will it boom? It will be a nearfield listening. Looking forward to your advice.
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Am guessing the 4429 would work fine in the near-field, but that's a big speaker in that small a room. You might find the JBL RP-600M interesting: https://www.stereophile.com/content/...0m-loudspeaker
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Am guessing the 4429 would work fine in the near-field, but that's a big speaker in that small a room. You might find the JBL RP-600M interesting: https://www.stereophile.com/content/...0m-loudspeaker
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Herb Reichert says in his review that he has made an "important discover" in the sound quality of Klipsch speakers. I wonder where he has been over the past 73 years. I suppose following the crowd like most others who are unaware and less demanding of hearing realistic sound in their home.
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