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can anyone offer any experience with JBL Cabaret 4625b Cabs?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Arnie, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Arnie


    May 14, 2005
    Kingston, NY
    I am seriously considering a JBL cabaret cabinet 4625B, price is GREAT and hope maybe to add another at some point...

    These used to be pretty nice cabs back in the day but has it kept pace with all of the other guys (New technology)?

    15" ported cab should be pretty competitive with the rest of a hard rock band..

    But your thoughts are greatly appreciated..

    By the way matching this with a pre-amp power amp combo.
  2. Cirk


    Jan 16, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Nice cab, but only good if you're playing musicals in a theater.

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
  3. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    Personally a 115 is going to be lacking for my needs in that kind of band.
  4. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Orange Park, Florida
    It was a good cab back in the day, but I wouldn't want one now.
  5. +1 Gigged a pair for years back in the day. They were full range, relatively lightweight and small for back in the day. Now, a high quality 112 would outperform them easily at half the size and 1/3 the weight.
  6. iammr2


    Jun 10, 2002
    Awesome sounding cabs. Tight, accurate sound and could put out a lot of it. If you like really deep tone, this may not be the one for you. I've often thought of getting another as they are relatedly cheap now. Weighs 90-96lbs. If you can get two and two-wheeler to move them, you're pretty well covered.
  7. Londo Molari

    Londo Molari

    Jan 1, 2014
    2 blocks east of Mars
    Decendant from the Clovis culture. "Emitting that wonderful bass effect since 1970".
    Still have 2 from the early '80's, sounds great with my Acoustic 370. Kind of big and heavy. I like 'em for outdoor gigs.
  8. nysbob


    Sep 14, 2003
    Cincinnati OH
    For a single 15", I think they're still hard to beat. The construction is robust, so don't expect a featherweight.

    One is nice, but you could do pretty much any gig with a pair of 'em
  9. Ideal tone for rock. Those vintage JBL 15's really spin my wheels. Best if you can mic it and keep the stage volume down, by themselves the room dispersion isn't very good and a single won't keep up with a loud stage.

    There is a band soundclip from a Trace user on here somewhere.
  10. DerTeufel

    DerTeufel Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Wildomar, CA
    I had one for a while. Sounded pretty good, but the size and weight is what ruined it for me.