Show us your JBLs

Discussion in 'The Lansing Legacy' started by Wardsweb, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Wardsweb

    Wardsweb Behind The Curtain Staff Member Admin

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    I will get the ball rolling with a couple of my JBLs: L100 and C50 Olympus.

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  2. Cactus Bob

    Cactus Bob Desert Rat Subscriber

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    Here are my 250ti's.

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    L100's in my drum room.

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  3. usedto

    usedto Lunatic Member

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    My photo/story won't be quite as flashy!!

    The first pair of JBLs I ever owned came in a lot at a local community college auction. I paid $32 for two pair of speakers, one of which were 4410 Studio Monitors. As you can see, the surrounds were shot, and there were numerous holes drilled in the cabinetsfor wall hanging, etc., so the sat on the floor in the warehouse for awhile.
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    A few months later, I bought a Sansui TU417 tuner that I wanted for $75, and it came with a JVC 90W amp and a pair of JBL L80Ts. I decided to give them a try when we got home, and the first minute increase in volume, and the surrounds turned to dust. I also found that one of the woofer frames was broken and unrepairable. Luckily AKs GordonW pm'd me and said he had an extra, so I bought it. On the floor, next to the 4410s. I soon found out that both JBL models had the same drivers in them, and I also read about how harmless is is to change surrounds, so I ordered enough to complete both sets. Gordon had already done the one, so I only needed to do three. I took my time, cleaned them up, installed the new surrounds, and I was in business! Here they are repaired.

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    And one more photo with the grills on:

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    The tall skinny speakers are Fraziers that came with the 4410s ($32 for both pair). That's a pair of Klipsch KG2s on top of the L80Ts. I have Klipsch Khorns and Cornwalls in the house with my main system, so these sat in the warehouse. One day a real good friend was listening to the 4410s and fell in love with them. He had something I wanted, so we made the trade.

    My daughter had taken the Fraziers to college, then gave them back when she graduated and moved. Her boyfriend's system had some crappy BPC speakers, and she asked if she could take the Fraziers back. Since I had repaired the L80Ts, I let her listen to them. She loved the sound, and liked the size better. Needless to say, they're gone now.

    I've always been a Klipsch fan, but will gladly give these JBLs two thumbs up in comparison. I don't know if they have a "coast" sound, or what that even is,, but I like it!!
     
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  4. BMWCCA

    BMWCCA AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I don't really have a lot of photos, especially of my first JBL, an 030 system my Dad bought back in 1957. But here's what I can fish out right now.

    Start with the 4345 KenRick clones

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    Here are my 250ti's in their boxes as I picked them up:

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  5. Alobar

    Alobar Pulling out of the Last Chance Texaco.. Subscriber

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    Proudly mine since 1974.
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  6. Speedbump71

    Speedbump71 Buried in speakers Subscriber

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    I have a set I'll be restoring soon. I'll post pics here!
     
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  7. nedseg

    nedseg AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Ditto since 1974. Still got that Slam!

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  8. HTHMAN

    HTHMAN Super Member

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    My L150's as I found them on the curb and after some loving care


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  9. 4-2-7

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    About 2000 watts driving a pari of L250s and a pair of 250ti





    And of course if you do that to much things start falling to the floor.

     
  10. Stereomind

    Stereomind New Member

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    Just picked up this pair of L 100's at a thrift store last week. $5.50 for the pair. Having trouble getting the picture to upload. Oh well, I think they are a great addition to my collection of gear.
     
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  11. usedto

    usedto Lunatic Member

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    Almost forgot - back in 2008 we had a mini-fest in Sacramento put together by Duffinator, and Need For Speed donated a pair of JBL L19s for the raffle we had. My then-teen-age son was the lucky winner. They went away to college with him, and are now doing business in his home. Sorry, I don't have a photo.
     

     

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  13. lico

    lico Super Member

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    IMG_20180115_194626.jpg My L100s - recent acquisition with reproduction grilles
     
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  14. Sound Dragon

    Sound Dragon Yawns and sets his couch on fire! Subscriber

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    Love mine!

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  15. lissenup

    lissenup Active Member

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    My 4311’s powered by the Pioneer SA/TX 9100 setup. I alternate between the Pioneer combo and a Sansui AU/TU 888 combo from time to time, but enjoy the grunt the Pioneer gives. 8DBFC496-F1EE-44D9-8EEE-364906C97E73.jpeg
     
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  16. Jenkster

    Jenkster Jim Capaldi Subscriber

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    JBL L-45 Flair in standard configuration. This cabinet could be ordered with a few different driver options. These are often called L100’s on Steroids. D70E6DE3-56B5-473C-A91A-7C53F6821B79.jpeg 5499F471-F2D4-442F-9746-A05AB4538CC9.jpeg 15DBF390-11F8-45DE-A4E7-968C27F6F368.jpeg
     
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  17. Alobar

    Alobar Pulling out of the Last Chance Texaco.. Subscriber

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    Just ordered 1/4" smoked glass tops for my L200's.. That's something I wish I had done decades ago.
     
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  18. malden

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    @Jenkster , what is the model number of the woofers in your particular Flair ?
     
  19. BMWCCA

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    Talking about L100's on steroids, a friend brought these to me a while back. They're still sitting at my place of business waiting for my new living space to be complete.

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  20. BMWCCA

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    And here's a shot of my $50 L80Ts mid-restoration with new surround and several coats of Watco Danish complete on one unit:

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