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Jbl l55

Discussion in 'The Lansing Legacy' started by Austy, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Austy

    Austy New Member

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    Picked up some lancer 55s today. My first JBL. I quite like them. I have some yamaha ns 500s which are nice too but I like these a bit more. I love that beryllium tweeter on the 500s though.
    I should get them off the ground though? Mine are pretty far apart. I will have to do some rearranging. 20181021_182842.jpg
     

     

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  2. Zonker92

    Zonker92 All shiny and chrome Subscriber

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    Congratulations. I would raise them up, recap them, clean the L pads and refoam the woofers. (Don't use brake fluid on them, as some people do.) You'll be amazed at the improved bass response with more limber foams.
     
  3. Austy

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    Thanks for the reply. So that's a no on the dot treatment? I have read varying reports on here. I have reframed a few speakers but maybe I will get a pro to do these ones. How high should i elevate these, or is tilting enough?
     
  4. Zonker92

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    Apparently, the brake fluid will limber them up for a while, but seep into the cone and stain and damage it in the longer term.

    I would elevate them at least six inches or so; ideally, the tweeters should be level with your ears when you're in your preferred listening position. Tilting them back seven degrees or so isn't a bad idea, either.
     
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