View Full Version : Need help with JBL Speakers

07-09-2006, 05:29 AM
Can any body tell me what the model number is for these JBL speakers? I obtained them from an old friend and would like to know more about them. I believed they were purchased about 1977 and were bought to Australia in about 1980. The speaker has a D130 on the back as the model. I have attached some pictures and I hope they help.16695




Don C
07-09-2006, 10:55 AM
It doesn't look like a factory built JBL to me. It may be home built, or a cabinet from another company with JBL drivers installed.

07-09-2006, 01:16 PM
Homebuilt C-35, looks like, with 030 system installed.

Crossover should be N2400.


07-09-2006, 03:01 PM
Thanks for the reply. Do you have any idea as to what value they would hold?

07-10-2006, 05:20 AM
Thankyou for the info on my speakers. I was able to get a lot more information about them now that I know what the numbers are etc. I found some the same for sale on ebay as well which has given me some idea as to what they are worth in the US. I have a friend here in Australia interested in buying them off me but I have no idea really as to what they are worth down here. Does anybody have any idea at all? It would really be of great help. I don't wish to make a lot of money out of them but i don't wish to give them away either.

Thanks again

BJ from downunder :o:

07-10-2006, 06:49 AM
I have several 030 systems, some in non-JBL but commercially available period cabinets from the '50's, and some in C-35 and C-37 JBL cabinets. In general a good pair of D130s by themselves will usually fetch a couple of hundred (USD), max. A good pair of 075 ring-radiators often bring a bit more. The N2400 crossovers are usually relatively worthless since they're pretty much only used in this application and most are looking to add the 075s want the N7000. Even the actual JBL cabinets are often worth nothing unless the entire system is sold to someone local who really wants them. I spent almost $150 to buy and ship just an empty pair of C37s, but that's just me. I'm afraid most just end up in the dumpster. Homebuilts are generally simply thrown out. Sadly, the high-value of your systems is that of the individual components and I'd put that at around $500, max, and more realistically, $400 or even less. But then I have no idea if they are worth more or less in Australia, and I'm far from an expert, just an 030 fan for almost fifty years.