JBL Signature speakers any thoughts?

Any thought on sound from these? I am trying to get the guy down to under the five hundred he is asking for them .Near perfect condition. I have no use for them or placement . Just so beautiful. Thanks. Dq7hqtrssljpj.jpeg
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,154
    well they appear to have the horn loaded fostex type tweeter. I agree 500.00 is steep more than likely they will need some new caps.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,383
    Fostex?! :p
    JBL, ol' son.
    Something like a D130 woofer and an 075 bullet horn tweeter.
    Those will be very expensive if the seller has any clue about them.
    I find them even ear-gougier than Heritage Klipsch, myself, but the JBLs of that era (1950s into 60s) have some pretty rabidly passionate devotees, so what do I know?

    Pretty high sensitivity -- "Great for tube amps", though, I can tell you that.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,383
    edited October 19
    500 bucks is cheap; I think they're something along the lines of C38 cabinets, and I'd bet money they're loaded with the drivers I mentioned above. Probably worth twice that on the normal market.

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    catalog page from http://www.lansingheritage.org/html/jbl/catalogs/jbl-catl.htm

    Check the going price on a pair of D130s and a pair of 075s on eBAY :)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,383
    edited October 19
    EDIT: heh, I just searched 'completed auctions' on eBAY -- 500 smackers is probably about right for those on the open market :)

    . . . .

    the D130 inspired woofers by Pioneer/TAD and many others over the years -- even though, with its aluminum dustcap, it was an "extended range" driver :)

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    ... and then there's the 075. What can you cay about a tweeter that could readily be weaponized?

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    (borrowed images, although I actually wouldn't mind trying a pair of D130s in my Altecs' enclosures :) )
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,350
    I would go for a pair of the new L100's instead.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,383
    edited October 19
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,383
    edited October 19
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    I would go for a pair of the new L100's instead.

    but the OP doesn't want to spend five hunnert dollah for vintage JBLs -- the new L100s are four kilobucks.

    :p

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    https://www.musicdirect.com/Speakers/JBL-L100-Bookshelf-Speakers

    The new "L100" probably does sound better, though...
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,759
    Those speakers were at a sale today. Sold for $795.00. To the guy who was ninth in line. Only thing I got was a little EV reciever. Peace. Dmdcexs0adch3.jpeg
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,383
    The late, great @George Grand loved those little EV receivers and amps!

    That's a cool little pickup, if'n you ask me (and realizing full well that you didn't) :)

    of course, I cannot find that receiver in a catalog scan online; here's the integrated amplifier morph. :p

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    source: www.alliedcatalogs.com (1970)

  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,759
    Thanks. Mark. Cleaned up nice and all lights work. Peace. Dbcfv8znwocgo.jpeg
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,383
    edited October 20
    Wow - it looks like new.
    Pretty impressive given that it's pushin' fifty years old.
    Have you given it a listen yet?

  • SIHABSIHAB Posts: 183
    is that ssnow on the roof? :o
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,759
    Yes. Snowed all morning today. No accumulation. Peace. D
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,508
    I love that house. Where is it and how much?
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,759
    Lake Elmo,Mn. Sold for $950,000.00. Some are speculating beacause it is on the exclusive lake that only has about ten houses on it that it will be torn down to build a more modern home. Exterior and interior are in very good structural condition with really nice wood work.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 11,154
    That's a shame! But on the other hand how nice would it be to be able to throw away $950,000.00 ;)
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,383
    I do not know why I couldn't find this page a coupla days ago when I was looking for it. Tonight, looking for something else entirely -- there it is! :p

    The EV receiver above, from the 1968 Allied catalog.

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    ... and from the 1967 catalog...

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    source: www.alliedcatalogs.com (of course!)
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 40,508
    Dabutcher wrote: »
    Lake Elmo,Mn. Sold for $950,000.00. Some are speculating beacause it is on the exclusive lake that only has about ten houses on it that it will be torn down to build a more modern home. Exterior and interior are in very good structural condition with really nice wood work.
    Love yours,D

    It would be criminal to tear that house down and replace it with some modern POS.
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  • MalbecMalbec Posts: 469
    Yeah, criminal to say the least. Found a pic of the interior.

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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,759
    I agree Jesse. And thanks Mark for the updated receiver pictures. On those old receivers with screws to connect speakers. Is the one marked common,positive? Peace. D
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,383
    common is the negative or ground.

    The interior of that lake home is gorgeous.
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,759
    It did not look as nice when I was at the sale. Ten thousand antiques everywhere.
    Love yours. D
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