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wsilva
05-18-2004, 05:57 PM
Anybody see something interesting for sale in this ad?


Moving Sale

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Reply to: anon-////4682@craigslist.org
Date: 2004-05-18, 1:14PM PDT



Call: 831-555-3135 for more info -


7' X 4' Beautiful Oak China Cabinet, 3 Glass Panels, drawers - $300

JBL-L-300 "Summit" Studio Monitor Speakers Excellent Sound - Large Size

Wood w/ Glass Tops, 077 Tweeter, 15" Woofer - $150 each

Chinese Mirror, Black Wood, 8' Tall - $200

Small White Wicker desk + chair - $90

Oak Table - $200

Antique English Sideboard - 8' Tall X 4' Wide: call

mirror, drawers, circa 1870 - call

Piano - ACROSONIC - $1200

Austrailian Saddle - $200

I sure did :)
Sometimes luck is kind, I will post a photo later as I have some questions about my new 300$ Summits!!

boputnam
05-18-2004, 06:14 PM
Originally posted by wsilva
Austrailian Saddle - $200 :nutz:

johnaec
05-18-2004, 06:42 PM
Congrats!! I'd like to think we all have been lucky enough at one time or another to experience this.

My story - I was just driving down a sidestreet and saw a garage sale with a bunch of speakers among the junk. WTF - two L65As and two L150s!!! At first I was just going to take the Jubals - until he practically begged me to haul the big ones away also!! 'Replaced the foam and they were really almost like new! I'm embarrased to tell anyone how much I pad for them - he was just happy he didn't have to take them to the dump... :eek: :rotfl:

John

Audiobeer
05-18-2004, 07:38 PM
Wow! Now that's a find! Let's see the pics!

boputnam
05-18-2004, 08:27 PM
Originally posted by Audiobeer
Wow! Now that's a find! Let's see the pics! Whaddya think? That's an Australian "Snowy River Poley". Nice! :coolness:

Audiobeer
05-18-2004, 08:33 PM
Looks like an illustration of one of them swollen thing a magigs that We are supposed to know where they are to help sasify :banghead:

mech986
05-18-2004, 11:45 PM
Lucky you lived near the Santa Cruz area (all of us would have considered within 4 hours to be close for that!!).

Great Score, get us pics when you can. I've got a pair of L300's and 4333A's so can help with questions too.

Regards,

Bart

Robh3606
05-19-2004, 07:00 AM
Nice score!! Pictures would be great!

Rob:)

delshadowrio
05-19-2004, 07:41 AM
So do you use the saddle to hold the JBL's down when you are rocking?

I bought my four 4412's for under $101.00


Nice score

wsilva
05-19-2004, 07:17 PM
Here is the L300's as I got them.

wsilva
05-19-2004, 07:18 PM
tweets and mids are in excellent shape.

wsilva
05-19-2004, 07:22 PM
Took off the curtain material grill fabric the previous owner put on and was happy to discover the original JBL material and emblems underneath :)

John
05-19-2004, 07:24 PM
I think they look grungy but for 300 greenbacks hey what do you want.:thmbsup:

wsilva
05-19-2004, 07:31 PM
Ya they definately are going to take some work to get into shape, but on my budget I have to buy the cheaper stuff that needs some "lovin". I am still jazzed that I finally get to check out for myself the sound of the L300. Hope they live up to all that has been said off them.:cheers:

Audiobeer
05-19-2004, 07:52 PM
Diamonds in the rough my friend! How is the sorrounds on the woofers? :)

wsilva
05-19-2004, 08:00 PM
Surrounds are totally toasted, so I am debating if I should try to refoam them myself or have them reconed with jbl parts. Anybody have a opinion on this? I would think that reconing would be the best way to bring them back to proper specs albeit at a higher price than just a refoam.

boputnam
05-19-2004, 09:00 PM
Originally posted by wsilva
I would think that reconing would be the best way to bring them back to proper specs albeit at a higher price than just a refoam. That, is the correct instinct, my friend. However if short of cash, and or unable to find a qualified JBL repair outlet, a resurround can be sufficient (provided you've not got other rubbing reasons for a recone).

Resurrounding is not so difficult, and not so costly - you can give it a try yourself, in the privacy of your own shop, and the re-visit the entire decision. Why not give it a go...?? :yes:

Audiobeer
05-19-2004, 09:38 PM
I had mine reconed and regaussed at Orang County for Under $200 w/shipping! They sound great. However if I had to do it all over I would have Giskard recone mine with the 2235s

wsilva
05-19-2004, 09:53 PM
Audiobeer, or anyone who wants to jump in.

I would like to hear more about reconing using the 2235 cone, has someone already done this? Would it be done to get more low end out of the L300's ? What would be the downside?
If I do have to recone I would like to weigh my options.
Thanks!

Mr. Widget
05-19-2004, 11:48 PM
The 2235 is the only currently available kit for them from JBL so any authorized recone will make them "2235As". It costs about $135 each to recone them and about $25 the pair to refoam.

Give the refoam a crack... you only have $25 to loose and you get to spend some quality time with your JBLs!

Congratulations by the way!

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