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Old 05-14-2011, 02:17 PM
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I have a chance to pick up a pair of JBL jubal l 65's What is the general opiion on these speakers. I can get them for 600.00. Thanks.
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Old 05-14-2011, 04:30 PM
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I have a chance to pick up a pair of JBL jubal l 65's What is the general opiion on these speakers. I can get them for 600.00. Thanks.
I like mine. That price is great. The 077 tweeters can bring that alone. A lot of people here and at Lansing Heritage tend to dislike them because they "play to the knees" and the LE5 mid is over matched by the 077. I have mine on 18 inch stands and they are excellent IMHO. The stand eliminates the floor coupling and gets the excellent tweeters at ear level. They are also a very good looking speaker.
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Old 05-14-2011, 04:36 PM
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I have a chance to pick up a pair of JBL jubal l 65's What is the general opiion on these speakers. I can get them for 600.00. Thanks.
I have a pair I gave $10 for plus $100 spent on new caps and replacement glass tops (originals). I really like them but that opinion is not universal among JBL experts. I have found the highs to be more detailed than most JBLs I have heard. There are 3 versions of the L65- Jubal, L65A and L65B. The woofer (126A, 122A then 129H) and crossover are different but the 077 tweeter and LE5-5 midrange are the same. I have seen these on auction at >$1,000 and the tweeters alone can bring $600.
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:31 PM
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10+ on styling, 8~9 over all sound when elevated. One of JBL's better efforts INHO. For a vintage speaker it is a good one for sure!
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:11 PM
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I sold my pair of L65's 3 weeks ago that I bought brand new in 74. There a good speaker,but get beat up on, cause there short and squatty. But like the op said,put them on 18-22 inch stands they sound good. As far as that price,thats a great buy.
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:21 PM
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Have you heard them? $600 is a bit much based on hearsay IMO.
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Have you heard them? $600 is a bit much based on hearsay IMO.
Not with 077s in them.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:11 PM
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I bought a pair new in 1978 and still have them and use them daily. One of JBL's best efforts. 600 is a bargain as the tweeters alone are worth that and sell all the time on ebay for that or more. They won't last long at that price.
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The L65 Jubals are nice speakers, if the drivers are all working and the cabinets in reasonable conditon the price sounds fair.

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Old 05-14-2011, 08:24 PM
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I really like mine. can't say much if the price is right, around here a pair in good condition go for about US 2000, I scored mine at around US 600 and have been happy, I just need to disconnect them from my system and get them reveneered
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:17 AM
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If I could only own one older JBL it would probably be them as they sound ok, look really nice, aren't too large and have a lot of that vintage JBL essence.
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Thanks guy's I appreciate all the feed back on these speakers. The cabinets on these are almost perfect, the glass tops are mint. The woofers have been refoamed at a pro. JBL auth. shop. All the drivers work perfectly. I am picking them up today. Thanks again for all your in put. Hinodit.
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Thanks guy's I appreciate all the feed back on these speakers. The cabinets on these are almost perfect, the glass tops are mint. The woofers have been refoamed at a pro. JBL auth. shop. All the drivers work perfectly. I am picking them up today. Thanks again for all your in put. Hinodit.
Check that they've had the foam applied to the rear of the cone as they were originally.

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Check that they've had the foam applied to the rear of the cone as they were originally.

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If not, you can redo them yourself. I find attaching surrounds from the rear easier to do than attaching them to the front of the cones.

Great speakers! Very dynamic. Much better than any other speaker in the L100 line.
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The mids can be a bit forward. Recapping with PIO caps can help tame this. I have mine about 12 off the ground. I love mine with about 20 watts of tube power. They are great speakers for this application. I have a chair that sits low to make up for the low firing nature of this speaker. I also like to listen to them as I stretch my back on the carpeted floor of my upstairs listening room.

Currently I have mine hooked to an Eico ST-40. It is very clear throughout the frequency range and really a stellar combination on all counts.

They are a great speaker that you will be glad you purchased.
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