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Mystery solved, JBL C48 Madison info needed

Discussion in 'The Lansing Legacy' started by Greg Nal, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Greg Nal

    Greg Nal AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Welcome to "Guess That JBL" where the points don't matter and everyone is a winner. For your viewing pleasure today, a mystery pair of JBL speakers.Cabinet measurements are 11 3/4" X 13 1/4" X 24" two way 8" driver (the cone measures about 8 1/2", the with Lansalloy surround and aluminum (?) tweeter.

    Based on the ! logo, the speaker connection on back I'd say these are early 60's. I love the concave speaker grill and the MCM design. Looking for someone who can identify these beauties and suggestions on how to increase the flexibility of the lansalloy (brake fluid?) Also the wood case on one is pretty bunged up so I'd love suggestions on how best to make it whole. I'm comfortable with general restoration, re-capping and can probably figure out re-veneering, but never had the pleasure of working with Lansalloy.

    Greg

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  2. Greg Nal

    Greg Nal AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I found it in the Lansing Heritage catlog archives! It's a C48 Madison, 1962 with LE 8 driver, LE 30 tweeter and LX 3-1 crossover.

    Anyone have any history with this speaker?
     
  3. donprice

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

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    I know nothing about them except that I would skip the brake fluid and go straight to replacing the surrounds with new foam.
     
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  4. nedseg

    nedseg AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Pretty similar driver load to the Bel-Aire, I think?
    BTW, I calculated that a JBL 308 should fit rather nicely inside one of those (Bel-Aire) cabinets:)
     

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