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JBL l65 Jubal Project

Discussion in 'The Lansing Legacy' started by fizzgig, May 10, 2018.

  1. fizzgig

    fizzgig Well-Known Member

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    Just what I need, another project. But I've always wanted to try out a set of JBLs in my office to see what they sound like.

    Buddy texted me about a turntable, but I saw speakers in the pic and asked about those. Saw they were JBL and asked price. $50!!

    Told him I would buy them for that price and he texted back and said they'd take $30!!!

    Foam needs replacement, few dings in the cabinet and the glass has a couple scratches, but should clean up nice. Will test drivers over the weekend and see where we stand.

    Cant wait!
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  2. darkblue94

    darkblue94 It wasn't me. Subscriber

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    OMG! That's ridiculous. :bowdown: Welcome to the ESC (epic score club) :beerchug:
     
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  3. fizzgig

    fizzgig Well-Known Member

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    Haven't had a good score in a couple years now. Really happy about this one!
     
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  4. dshoaf

    dshoaf That high voltage buzz Subscriber

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    Very nice! I don't know why I like the Jubal models but they're certainly classic JBL designs.

    Nice lines of the cabinet and an excellent driver line up. Can't ask for better!

    Cheers,

    David
     
  5. colohiker

    colohiker Well-Known Member

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    Gee, what's the punishment for stealing in Texas? ;)
     
  6. fizzgig

    fizzgig Well-Known Member

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    I know the excursion on these drivers can be large, so what would be the best recommended outer foam for them?
    I've seen a few online but prices vary a lot. I'm not concerned about price. I want the best. Thoughts and opinions?
     

     

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  7. BMWCCA

    BMWCCA AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    For the correct foam replacement, get in touch with Rick Cobb. It's probably better to email him: rcobb@tampabay.rr.com

    I suppose you already know what the tweeters alone will bring on Ebay? :biggrin:
     
  8. fizzgig

    fizzgig Well-Known Member

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    Pay it forward? ;-)
     
  9. fizzgig

    fizzgig Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the link!

    And yes. I've always loved the JBLs, but couldn't get in due to the entry price.
    Didn't realize the tweets were the bulk of that price though.
     
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  10. Zonker92

    Zonker92 All shiny and chrome Subscriber

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    Wonderful score; just amazing. I would build custom stands for them, at least 8 inches high, put in some nice caps and clean the L pads.
     
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  11. fizzgig

    fizzgig Well-Known Member

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    Yes. For now I have a couple 1ft tall wooden boxes to set them on.

    I may turn them on their side to see how the dispersal changes.
     

     

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  12. Zonker92

    Zonker92 All shiny and chrome Subscriber

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    Interesting. If you turn them on their sides, you can (fairly) easily rotate the tweeters to suit: They have a 90-degree (horizontal) by 25-degree (vertical) dispersion pattern at 16 KHz.

    You might also consider redoing the grille cloths in a more vibrant color, as I did with my L300s. (Huntley Audio on eBay carries some great colors in reproduction JBL cloth.) It really brings them back to life, visually.

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  13. donprice

    donprice Wound up workin' at a gas station.... Subscriber

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    The refoam might cost more than you paid for them. Bummer :(
     
  14. GD70

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    Hell yeah! Welcome to the effen major score club! I always love the design of the Jubals.

    Zonk is the go to guy with JBL questions.

    Look forward to following along as you bring them back to their former glory!

    Cheers, Glenn
     
  15. faber12

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    Wow! $30 is nothing for those. Ridiculous.

    Enjoy!
     
  16. Brad Muller

    Brad Muller Super Member

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    Ha, glad he dropped the price.........you might have left them there:jump::rflmao::rflmao::rflmao::rflmao::rflmao:
     

     

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  17. Krosya

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    Great Deal there. I see these popping up locally all the time, but for a lot more money. Always wanted to try them out but so far its not in my budget. Hope yours work out well and cant wait to see what your impressions are of their sound.
     
  18. shrinkboy

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    in North Texas go to Freeman Tuiell speakers in East Dallas- they know their JBLs
     
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  19. fizzgig

    fizzgig Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I'll take the drivers to them on Monday. Called them yesterday to confirm.
     
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  20. fizzgig

    fizzgig Well-Known Member

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    Good news! All the drivers work! Had to work the brilliance Lpad to get the tweet to light up.
    Really impressed with the 12inch.
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