View Full Version : JBL 066 tweeter repair help needed

12-06-2008, 10:44 AM
Hi, I'm new here and hope to get a little help.
I picked up 3 sets of JBL speakers recently and started going through them one at a time. The first set is the L166 and on both the 066 tweeter was not producing and sound. I checked with a ohmmeter and got no reading on either.
I took the tweeter apart and was hoping to find a broken lead. I did not find the easy fix that I was hoping for. I need some help as to what to look for or do next?
Here is a photo.

Thanks- Brad

12-06-2008, 10:56 AM
'Fraid it's now a matter of watching ebay for replacements.

12-06-2008, 11:13 AM
Are you saying it can not be repaired?

12-06-2008, 11:33 AM
As I recall the 066 replacement dome and coil are NLA. If the coil is burned, it cannot be repaired. Burned tweeters are the product of overdriving underpowered amps; that loads up the speakers with high frequency distortion products and blows tweeters. It's not uncommon. What is the condition of the rest of those speakers?

12-06-2008, 12:25 PM
The condition of the other speakers and are good except one woofer needs new foam and one LE 5-8 mid has a dented dome. I'm not sure I want to put the money into them, $200 I'm guessing.

12-06-2008, 02:02 PM
Yeah, probably about that, with some luck. How are the cabinets?

12-07-2008, 06:22 PM
Speakerdave is right. You will probably spend $125 to $200 with shipping for a nice pair if you are patient. There may be 1 or 2 kits laying around but it is unlikely.