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John Mcleod

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JBL VT4888 vs Clair i3
« on: March 13, 2019, 07:18:31 am »

Hello gentleman
Were looking at getting a little array setup and locally we can get some 4888 but we thought Clair i3 may be also up our alley..
The cost difference is also a factor for us Canadians vs US DOLLAR. .unfortunately.
Any help or real world experience would be greatfull.
We will be looking at 6-8 boxes per side over time when were done building our system.
Thanks
John
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John Penkala

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Re: JBL VT4888 vs Clair i3
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 08:16:11 am »

Hello gentleman
Were looking at getting a little array setup and locally we can get some 4888 but we thought Clair i3 may be also up our alley..
The cost difference is also a factor for us Canadians vs US DOLLAR. .unfortunately.
Any help or real world experience would be greatfull.
We will be looking at 6-8 boxes per side over time when were done building our system.
Thanks
John

In my market you'd keep busy with the 4888's. If you go that route, iTech HD amplification is highly recommended.
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Re: JBL VT4888 vs Clair i3
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 08:28:51 am »

In my market you'd keep busy with the 4888's. If you go that route, iTech HD amplification is highly recommended.
Thanks for the reply
Im rather fond of the Lab Gruppen FP/PLM sound and performance. ..personally
So that is my amp choice
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Jerry Prince

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Re: JBL VT4888 vs Clair i3
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 08:40:07 am »

Thanks for the reply
Im rather fond of the Lab Gruppen FP/PLM sound and performance. ..personally
So that is my amp choice

If you decide to go with the VT4888 the itech HD line is the only way to power them and have them sound their best. I have tried the Lab and the itech V5 and there is no comparison in sound quality. You would be limited that box with any other amp. Im sure many others will chime in on this.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2019, 09:53:37 am by Jerry Prince »
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Mark Cadwallader

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Re: JBL VT4888 vs Clair i3
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 09:22:32 am »

Hello gentleman
Were looking at getting a little array setup and locally we can get some 4888 but we thought Clair i3 may be also up our alley..
The cost difference is also a factor for us Canadians vs US DOLLAR. .unfortunately.
Any help or real world experience would be greatfull.
We will be looking at 6-8 boxes per side over time when were done building our system.
Thanks
John

The general consensus among experienced users here seems to be that these types of systems do not readily lend themselves to "buy-a-box-a-month" deployments.  There are lots of threads on the topic.
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Re: JBL VT4888 vs Clair i3
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 09:23:49 am »

Thanks for the reply
Im rather fond of the Lab Gruppen FP/PLM sound and performance. ..personally
So that is my amp choice

The 4888 and iTechHD is a package.  If you get one, you have to get the other.... At least to meet riders and be taken seriously. If those don't apply to you then feel free to do whatever.   

I would assume the clair boxes are paired with an amp/dsp in a similar fashion.
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Re: JBL VT4888 vs Clair i3
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 09:27:12 am »

All other deciding factors aside, if you want Lab PLM power, go with i3. If you want VerTec, go iTech HD.

As others have said, it should be seen as non-negotiable. You're buying a "system" not just some speakers and amps.

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Re: JBL VT4888 vs Clair i3
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2019, 09:42:18 am »

All other deciding factors aside, if you want Lab PLM power, go with i3. If you want VerTec, go iTech HD.

As others have said, it should be seen as non-negotiable. You're buying a "system" not just some speakers and amps.

^^^ This.
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Re: JBL VT4888 vs Clair i3
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2019, 10:13:10 am »

... to meet riders and be taken seriously.

Do not let this discourage you. There are outfits that "meet riders" and suck, and others (locally/regionally) that routinely render satisfying shows without edge-of-the-art gear. No one brand/model will be satisfactory to all. Clair Global has clients that opt to use non-Clair stuff.

« Last Edit: March 13, 2019, 10:20:51 am by Jim McKeveny »
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Re: JBL VT4888 vs Clair i3
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2019, 10:14:47 am »

Thanks for the reply
Im rather fond of the Lab Gruppen FP/PLM sound and performance. ..personally
So that is my amp choice
Don't by Vertec then.  ITech HD is mandatory for Vertec.
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