Show us your JBLs

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

  1. Mister Pig

    Mister Pig Pigamus Maximus Subscriber

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    I enjoy them quite a lot, they are a great speaker with every type of music I have thrown at them. I have one disc done by the Portland Taiko drum group that I played for a friend that has great dynamics, scale, and physical presence. I use a PS Audio BHK 250 Signature amp with it that has all the power on tap to play that kind of music. Yet they are delicate, and do justice to female jazz singers recorded live in a night club.

    I rarely get visitors who want to listen to audio. I think I have only had 3 Akers make it over to hear the system with the 4365 n it. My living room/listening room is off my dining room. If we have friends over for dinner about the only comment I get is "those are large speakers" but I don't force people to listen to them. i don't think I have gotten a request to hear them yet. Most people don't care.

    Cheers
    Mister Pig
     
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  2. carpe-diem

    carpe-diem tubes and tubes Subscriber

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    What service are you using to deliver that big beautiful speakers from Boston to your place?
     
  3. Gino

    Gino All around good guy

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    The pile keeps getting bigger
     

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  4. Zonker92

    Zonker92 All shiny and chrome Subscriber

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    Very nice. What's that orange matrix?
     
  5. Gino

    Gino All around good guy

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    The orange matrix is a closeup of the L100 grille. They match the originals exactly except my originals were brown. When I bought them, I wanted orange grilles, but the only color the shop had were brown. Forty years later, I finally have my orange grilles! The pulled woofers are 127A’s from the L50’s just after I reformed them.
    Gino
     
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  6. SteveJewels

    SteveJewels TunerHeaven.com Subscriber

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    4412a on stand.jpg

    The 4412a's were my first complete JBL speakers. I had them 112 days before getting my second pair. :)

    I do have an assortment of JBL transducers, CD's, 4405's, 2235H's for a project later on.

    The tweeter has been replaced. JBL 4412a R.jpg

    You may notice 'acoustic tuning micro tubes' in the port. They firm up the base nicely.

    Yes, that is a spare 052Ti on the table. The one in the 4412a when I received it was pushed in. The seller refunded an adequate amount of the purchase price and I bought a replacement and a spare.
     
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  7. L-82

    L-82 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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  8. toddalin

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    I understand the concept and at one time I was collecting "micro-tubes" to stuff and extend the ports of my L200/300s. I never collected enough (don't eat much fast food) to stuff the ports, couldn't find the right ones in the market, and ended up extending and flarring the existing ports. I know that it's not the same. I suppose some place like Smart and Final would have them.
     
  9. Galaxie65

    Galaxie65 Always looking for new gear to try Subscriber

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    I’ve used UShip in the past with great results. Just have to coordinate it all but in the end it seems to work out great
     
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  10. djnagle

    djnagle Lunatic Member

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    Sort of JBL. These are Barzily cabs with Lamda woofers. The Edgarhorns have JBL2441 CD on the back.
     

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  11. Zonker92

    Zonker92 All shiny and chrome Subscriber

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    Always admired those.
     

     

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  12. djnagle

    djnagle Lunatic Member

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    Thanks Z. I really need to take better pix though. That one looks like it's from the 70s.
     
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  13. devo391

    devo391 Phased & Confused

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    After 10+ years of lusting I finally scored my 4355's in 2009 and finally put the space and equipment together to use them in 2016 recently integrated a pair of Peavy SPFH subs which after adding an additional active crossover actually add a little more depth at low volume that I cannot seem to live without now. Pics show them stacked the day I got them, part my cave as it is now and a shot of one of the big subs with a Crown XLS-5000 to drive them.
     

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  14. GD70

    GD70 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    That’s too bad. With a set of JBLs like that, you would think they’d be begging! I would!
     
  15. Mister Pig

    Mister Pig Pigamus Maximus Subscriber

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    Nah that is just the way it is. People come to the house to visit with you and yours, and music is not a big priority for them. Heck the time or two i do remember playing it for someone, they want to stand in the center of the room next to the speaker. You have to gently direct them to sit on the couch at the rich place to listen to. People dont know about audio, and they really do not care.

    There are exceptions though. My son has one of his best friends come visit him a couple of times a year. Every time Cooper is over he is raiding my music library for stuff to take home. He is a college kid, so he is into his car stereo, and since I used to do that we can talk about how his is working out. Good kid, he does all his own installation, and does a better than average job with having to work in friends garages or parking lots. But cooper always wants to hear music on the stereo. Last time he was over he said, "I keep forgetting how good this sounds, its so close to real compared to the other stuff I get to hear."

    So some people still do care.

    Cheers
    Mister Pig
     
  16. nedseg

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    Oh boy do those pics bring back memories of a misspent youth (also in Wi!)...though the pair I listened to had only a 30" sub.
    Nice!!
     

     

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  17. devo391

    devo391 Phased & Confused

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    I do believe it was an Electro Voice Patrician you remember as they were the only speaker I recall having a 30" monster woofer on the backside, I can imagine they might impart a little bass in to your walls if too placed to close!!!!
     
  18. GD70

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    That's a shame. It might open their eyes and ears, and actually inspire them to put a system together instead of listening to a Bose wave radio or Sonos system, which are fine for restaurants.
     

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