JBL L19 speaker restoration

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by Sir.Byrd, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. majick47

    majick47 Addicted Member

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    Jbl l19

    After reading the thread re your L19 I'm kind of disappointed that your not going to spring for a pair of original JBL badges to finish them off. No doubt slightly overpriced but the badges were always the first thing people looked for when checking out a speaker and the owner was always proud to show everyone it was a JBL.
     
  2. Sir.Byrd

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  3. Sir.Byrd

    Sir.Byrd Lunatic Member

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    Considering the fact that I only have $20 left in my wallet right now and am in debt about 120 bucks I am going to pull the GOOD 'NUFF card here. Maybe later. The grills will likely stay off anyways.
     
  4. Speakerbox

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    Nice restore coming along....

    Cool Dad

    cool reciever back there glowing blue nicely.

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  5. Sir.Byrd

    Sir.Byrd Lunatic Member

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    Okay, got one crossover all wired up! They are ugly because I had to fit in the new caps which were about 4 times the size of the older ones and they did not want to be there. Tomorrow the other one (limited time) and then I just need to screw them in and I'm on the home stretch! Now I'll never be able to sell these.
     
  6. lha1992

    lha1992 Kenwood Collector

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    Thats great man!
     
  7. Sir.Byrd

    Sir.Byrd Lunatic Member

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    Good eye, that is my first receiver ever, an MCS 3245 which I passed along to my dad. Interesting how it shows up in that picture, perhaps its nodding in approval.
     
  8. Sir.Byrd

    Sir.Byrd Lunatic Member

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    Almost done.
    Finished the crossovers, sealed them in place, replaced the insulation, soldered in the woofers (special clips hacked off by previous owner), then put some sealing tape on the back of the basket rim, torqued down some new T-nuts and called it a day.
    Next is putting the JBL foilcals back on and replacing the grill peg (already have it)
    then they are DONE.
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  9. Sir.Byrd

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    By the way, new grill cloth too!


    First impressions (quick listen at the shop) were very impressive, but I couldn't get them to ear level at the time. Bass is very good. Very very clear, no muddiness or coloration.
     
  10. clydeselsor

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    Nice job!!
     
  11. Sir.Byrd

    Sir.Byrd Lunatic Member

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    Will they sound better when the Dayton caps get time to "break in" or is that a non-issue with caps in a crossover?
     
  12. littleguy

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    The look great! Glad to hear they're playing. Did you end up rotating the woofer mount 45 degrees and putting new nuts in?
     
  13. Sir.Byrd

    Sir.Byrd Lunatic Member

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    Precisely that, sir! The MDF was actually solid enough to mount new ones where the (bastard) who owned them before me hadn't had a chance to destroy.
    Then I sealed them up with some foam tape that you would use to seal windows or parts in your car, I called it a job well done.
     
  14. lha1992

    lha1992 Kenwood Collector

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    Wow man! Great job on those JBLs. I gotta bring my JBLs down to show you.
     
  15. Sir.Byrd

    Sir.Byrd Lunatic Member

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    We can have a JBL contest, I think I might have an edge here though. :D
     
  16. lha1992

    lha1992 Kenwood Collector

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    Maybe or maybe not?

    We'll just have to see. :)
     
  17. Sir.Byrd

    Sir.Byrd Lunatic Member

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    Working on these again tomorrow, I might be able to take them back home to give them a better listen.
     
  18. lrb1951

    lrb1951 JBL L110 Nut

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    Did the grille peg show up in the mail?

    You did a great job, they look very nice, BTW.
     
  19. Sir.Byrd

    Sir.Byrd Lunatic Member

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    Yes, I'll finish that up later
     
  20. Sir.Byrd

    Sir.Byrd Lunatic Member

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    If you want to see these in person come to the PNW audio meet March 28th
     

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