New to me JBL L40

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  1. L-82

    L-82 Well-Known Member

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    0226DCA4-8511-4DCC-96C6-DA2B8FF12875.jpeg 97FE49D3-2667-4449-8F89-3C562C7AC11E.jpeg F5A349C9-F4F2-4B0E-9161-CDF312EAFE7D.jpeg 0F784453-7A0E-4B93-8F45-502E81DC88DD.jpeg I’ve been lusting for a pair of JBL speakers for a while. I found this very nice pair of L40 here in Montréal. They are all there and most of all they really sound great with my Mcintosh... I’m listening to some Led Zeppelin and I have to say I’m really impressed.
    I love my ZU Omen but these little beasts really kick it up a step higher.

    They bass sounds full and rich, the tweeters are set at 7 and they light up the highs just right - the 12 string guitar sound like it in the room with me...anyway I’m really happy
    I’ll lsten for a while then I’ll resyore them.
    I would love your help.
     
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  2. zebra03

    zebra03 All Audio - NO BS

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    Watch out , the JBL monster will bite you .
     
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    L-82 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you never knew about this sub forum
     
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    I’m sure, especially with character, lol.
     
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    What do you guys think about the colour of the paper diaphragms? I hope they clean well..
     
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    I have to say I’m in love they sound sooooo good with my Mcintosh.... if they sound this good to me should I consider working on the crossovers? I’ll post pictures when I decide to take them apart... what will I do with my Zu Omen?. :(
     

     

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

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  9. ioni

    ioni New Member

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    I have same L40, can confirm are really good speakers. I compared with mine L50 and they are not worst...if not better....
    I payed 100 euro the L40 in very good shape, was a good deal for sure.
    Enjoy them so!
     
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    L-82 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you I’m enjoying them right now
     
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    So restoration begins but a couple of questions first.
    1) would you keep the installation baskets, pic 2?
    2)What is best way to remove JBL Lpad
    Instruction plate pic 4?
    3) is there anything to do to the woofer and tweeter?
    4) would you do any thing to the cabinet ie; Bracing?
    Thanks
     

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  12. www.records

    www.records Quality over Quantity

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    What are you looking to improve with your speakers? Have you noticed some shortcomings and you feel you can make better?
    It looks like you have only had them a very short time and really like the sound. If they were mine, I would just continue to listen and enjoy them. Down the road if you notice some shortcomings, then you can research how to make those improvements and have a set plan on what and how to do it.
    Those JBL guys were much smarter that me and I could fubar an already good thing. Fixing something that's not broke seems foolish. But they are yours, so if you feel you need to fix them I wish you good luck. Just my opinion!
     

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