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porschedpm
04-30-2006, 04:07 PM
These were listed on eBay. They look like the seller did a good job on them but I keep asking myself "why ?". I figure he must of had the parts laying around.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-JBL-L100s-Rebuilt-W-EV-Horns-X-celnt-Sound_W0QQitemZ9720242523QQcategoryZ61380QQrdZ1QQc mdZViewItem

Quote from listing:

"....The baffle boards are custom gray fleckstone painted. The worst of the cabinet distress has been repaired, but a small amount still shows, see photos. You might also note they have been mirror imaged for good sound balance as well. The original Aquaplas coated JBL Alnico 123-A woofers are in these and sound like the classic JBL L100 low end. The upper part of the cabinet was gutted and reinforced wood reinstalled. The well known ElectroVoice 8HD metal horn body was used with a very smooth vintage 1 Alnico Atlas driver. Topping out the high end is the (again) well known ElectroVoice T-35 tweeters. All three drivers are mated to a custom built crossover @ 1000hz/ -6db/oct (bass),1000hz -12db/oct (mid), 5500hz -12db/oct (mid) and a 5500hz -12db/oct twtr with level controls for the mid and tweeters. In my estimation this is the next logical choice to advance the excellent JBL L100 design....."

Titanium Dome
04-30-2006, 04:22 PM
Looks like he put some time and thought into them, but geez, I don't know. :dont-know Bo might think it's an improvement. ;)

Zilch
04-30-2006, 05:30 PM
Kinda cool, actually.

If you like L100 bass.... :p

QwertyAccess
04-30-2006, 06:38 PM
looks like he kept the high and low frequency knobs?

pelly3s
04-30-2006, 07:22 PM
they look cool and they have to sound pretty interesting to say the least

grumpy
04-30-2006, 07:54 PM
Looks a lot like "Heresy" to me... :D

or a parts infusion from an old Speakerlab kit (fond rememberances of getting their catalogs when they were starting out). -grumpy

Mr. Widget
04-30-2006, 08:04 PM
Looks a lot like "Heresy" to me... :D

or a parts infusion from an old Speakerlab kit (fond rememberances of getting their catalogs when they were starting out). -grumpyI got my speaker building start from one of the very early Speakerlab kits.

I would bet that if the network is decent this is better than a Heresy... though I really dislike that mid diffraction horn... it's mounted sideways to boot.


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boputnam
04-30-2006, 08:15 PM
I'm numb...

But, there truly are too many great quotes here in the replies to grab just one. :applaud:

Zilch
04-30-2006, 10:38 PM
looks like he kept the high and low frequency knobs?Yup.

In the larger scheme of things, knobs matter.... :p

spkrman57
05-01-2006, 06:01 AM
As far as DIY goes, those are a good example of the better accomplishments than others I have seen!;)

Ron