JBL 4343 speakers

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  1. Omegaman

    Omegaman Ultra Super Member Subscriber

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    My neighbor is doing some crazy renovation to his house next door. He is building an underground bunker type storage which requires pulling a lot of dirt out

    I went over, being Mr. Friendly Neighbor and he showed me what was going on

    Then we went into his back patio area and I saw these
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    Inverted center cone
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    I told him of my love of vintage audio
    He said I could have them....His wife didn't like them, his wife didn't like them, his wife didn't like them! What magical words!

    The covers are there too...
     
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  2. vaathi

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    Admit that you stole it from him when he was sleeping. :p Nice Score. Congrats.
     
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  3. travellersol

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    big train theft of the century!!!
     
  4. jelly_bean

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    how did you cover up the theft?

    Congrats on what will probably be the biggest score of your life!
     
  5. Omegaman

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    What???? There was no theft, I din't have no theft. I don't need no stinking theft.

    I OFFERED him my Bose 901's (High WAF) in trade but he said "Take 'Em"


    so.....about that Pioneer 1250 over there
     
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  6. daveg3588

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    Nosey neighbors get lucky once in a while!
     
  7. Omegaman

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    So, I wonder, did the original 4343 (not the'b' variant) have the lenses? These seem to be missing

    Surrounds on all the drivers need replacing

    Its a construction zone over there, he used a leaf blower to blow the initial dirt off them

    First thing is to get them over here and out of the no-mans land where they are now

    Then open a music studio/Japanese Jazz coffee house
     
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  8. toddalin

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    OMG!!!
     
  9. toddalin

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    Yes.
     
  10. Cactus Bob

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    Perfect!!! :beerchug:
     
  11. 4-2-7

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    Very Nice Neighbor
     
  12. GD70

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    Effen-A!!
    So what's the plan for the grey cab-black baffle speaker? Strip and refinish the veneer and paint the baffle or leave it as is? Great project no matter what you do!
     
  13. Omegaman

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    Yeah... It's kind of a dilemma now after a few beers

    Huge speakers worth 10's of dollars
    In need of love, care and about $1k in fixer uppers from a legitimate service facility
    Only to eventually end up in a Tokyo suburb


    I'm sure the speakers found me in order to save and restore their electronic lives. Its true Audio Karma

    If I didn't already have EV-Six speakers and Altec model 14's and those University classic dual 12's
    What is it with me and big speakers? Some primal maternal deficit I imagine

    Well, I have to wait till this weekend before they can get the back loader out of the way and the path cleared for the hand cart to tote them out and next door to their new oasis from construction, my carport

    Honey, I need to tell you something... naw that's too weak
    Honey, Listen up... naw to hostile
    Honey, remember when you said my happiness was upmost in your mind...well you did...oh never mind
    What those?.. I've had them for years
    .. yeah, that's the ticket
     
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  14. Brad Muller

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    Wow, I thought $1000 was a smoking deal!:rockon:
     
  15. Omegaman

    Omegaman Ultra Super Member Subscriber

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    Like I always said, "Just stand still long enough and someone will drop a safe on your head, too"
     
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    Very, VERY nice score!
     
  17. dshoaf

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    Woof!
     
  18. Mrv8q

    Mrv8q Well-Known Member

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    As long as he didn't ask you to grab a shovel, you made out fine!
     
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  19. jelly_bean

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    Listen,

    Have a few more beers. I'll be traveling through AZ next weekend and I'll be glad to swing by and save you the trouble of restoring them. :D:bigok:

    Again, Congrats on what is sure to be a fun journey!
     
  20. toddalin

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    How about, "Honey, you know that retirement fund you were worried about??? A small investment now will pay big dividends in the future."
     

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