New additions to my JBL collection, these 1985 4312 control monitors are sonically close to my L100 Century and L166 Horizons. These came with decent cabinets and a blown (non-working, anyway) LE5-12 midrange. I replaced the mid temporarily with an LE5-8 from my JBL Decades, and I can't tell any difference in sound. In the meantime, I've got a bid on a replacement OEM LE5-12 mid on eBay.
How do they sound? As mentioned above, nearly indistinguishable from the L100. Powerful, full-bodied bass and overall a great rock and roll speaker. Not neutral, but forward in almost all aspects - bass, mids, and highs. That's okay though. If I want neutral, I'll listen to my DCM Timeframe 600 or Advent Loudspeakers.
By the way, these were manufactured, from 1982 - 1985 or so. I know these were 1985 because that was the year stamped as part of the date on the blown midrange.
Have any info or pictures of your JBL 4312 control monitos? Please send me an email or leave a comment.