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LuckyST
01-19-2010, 06:44 AM
I've decided to repair my dad's JBL L110. They have been sitting in the storage for close to 20 years, due to the fact that the foam failure.

now I've decided to fix them, but I have a couple of things on my mind first.


I'm not sure weather I should only refoam them or do a complete service and recone them(how do I know that's necessary)?


also, I've been through this forum, and many other sites, and I cant find the kit for the mentioned model. (I only need to repair the woofers, the rest seems fine).


I see you guys mention a couple of names here and there, but none have a L110 designated kits, so would any other kit be compatible. I hope the people who had experience with L110 refoam will answer, since I see quite a lot of you have them. To bad none of you guys said which kit u used :)

BJL
01-19-2010, 07:06 AM
Often mentioned is Rick Cobb a.k.a. looneytune2001 from e-auction site

BEST Speaker Foam kit for JBL ... (http://cgi.ebay.com/BEST-Speaker-Foam-kit-for-JBL-LE10-LE-10-PR10-2121-2122_W0QQitemZ350304566917QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVinta ge_Electronics_R2?hash=item518fc77e85) would be the kit for your LE111,s

LRBacon
01-19-2010, 08:08 AM
Check out this thread for recone kits:

http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=260439&highlight=recone+list#post260439


There is also a JBL recone kit goes into list that also lists prices.
Larry

LuckyST
01-19-2010, 11:03 AM
thanks.
So LE111A or LE111H is the kit I need. Any difference between the 2, and how do I know which one I have?

also, how do I know if my "spider" needs replacing?
Thanks for the Rick Cobb link, I already saw you guys mentioning him, but he appears to have foams only. Does he have the whole cone/spider kit?

also what do these "JBL original" parts come with?, and do you think it's worth it (200-250$ is kinda expensive)

rdgrimes
01-19-2010, 11:28 AM
If they've been sitting for years with no foam at all, they prolly need re-cone since the spider and VC will be damaged. If they still had 50% of their foam intact there's hope. Photos would help get you an opinion.

LuckyST
01-19-2010, 11:40 AM
I'm now at colledge so I cant take the photos, but I'll post them in a few weeks when I get home.
I'm just doing my homework before I screw something up :)
they were completely "defoamed" by my father who was fiddling around with them back when they first cracked :(


by, VC you mean voice coil? damaging it doesnt sound so promising:(

BJL
01-19-2010, 12:23 PM
how do I know which one I have?

If it's got A or AH at the end of the system serial number, then it's probably LE111H.
Just a number with no letter(s) following, then probably LE111A.

If the reflex port tube is straight, then probably LE111A.
If it's bent at a right angle, then probably LE111H.

To be certain look at the magnet housing on back of the woofer frame.
If it's not labelled, show us a picture....