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Show us your JBLs

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

  1. nedseg

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  2. toddalin

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    ... With emphasis on that all important center channel. :idea:

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    You Win.Cheers
     
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    wow, beautiful. I love the red wheel :)
     
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  5. KrautNotRice

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    When I was a kid, my uncle had some JBL XPL90s on matching stands that just blew me away.
    Many years later, my JBL journey started with a pair of 4312C out of curiosity, but I found them terrible, so sold them right away again:

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    Next were a pair of L40s, beautifully refinished by a fellow AKer:

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    I've had these Studio 580s for going on a year now and will probably never sell them, they're end game speakers for me. In fact, I'm about to veneer them in real wood cherry, already got the supplies:

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    I also recently had a pair of L26s which I liked quite a bit better than the L40s. The paper cone tweeter was way nicer than the early soft dome of the L40 IMO. I regret selling these, but they went to a good home:

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    There's plenty of really cool JBLs I'd still like to own, so the journey will continue...
     
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    zebra03 All Audio - NO BS

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  8. hjames

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    Latest edition - JBL B460 in our Home Theater space!
    Purchased in Bartertown right here on AK, delivered via Pony Express by the awesome AudioKeith,
    lifting here assisted by the amazing Steve Vollmer -
    and a slight wipedown this morning with Howards Orange Oil (grill off for the wipe) - sounds great!!

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  9. GD70

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    CD players can have a dramatic input regarding sound. I was running a Technics player for a while and it sounded pretty good, sans that digital clinical sound. I upgraded to a Marantz CD 72U, and was shocked, what a huge improvement! Much more analog sounding, warmer and natural. The player is a Philips unit with Marantz packaging. I highly recommend considering one of these CD players.
    Glenn
     
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    Nice gear you have!
    Did you start on the veneering yet? I'd love to see how that project progresses.
    Glenn
     
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    Kraut, I love your photos and journey. Wow.

    The Studio 580s continue to fascinate me. I should have grabbed a pair when Harman was blowing them out. Veneering them was my thought, too.
     
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  12. KrautNotRice

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    Thank you!

    Thank you! I haven't started yet, but I'll post pics of the process in my listening spaces thread when I do.
     
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  14. GD70

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    Lovin that 70's vibe in your cave man!
     
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    So that's the sub-woofer that was mated for the L250's . How low does she go and how does it sound
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  16. L-82

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    Here are mine, on there new stands! I have to say they sound amazing. I ordered the clarify capacitors as per senior zonker, that I will update with.
     
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    Very nice, L-82! Looks like a high quality restoration job.
     
  20. Wolfman181

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    A pair of L-100's that needed just a bit of oil on the wood. New foam grills coming and new foam around the tweeter like so many do.
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