PDA

View Full Version : How far have you driven for JBL's?



Triumph Don
12-13-2010, 12:14 AM
Personally, only a little over 100 miles for some L7's. My bud in Texas has been over 500 {couple times} for 43XX's. Heck, my last [large] purchase was delivered about 200 so he could be sure I was happy. You?

Malfunktion
12-13-2010, 12:30 AM
Well, it only take about 10 miles in our city.

hjames
12-13-2010, 02:32 AM
Fairfax to Phiily and back for my since-sold 4320s ... about 300mi round, I think
Fairfax to York, PA for my 4341s - about 225mi round, I believe
The L200 Cabinets were in Aberdeen, MD - about 190 miles round trip.

Don Mascali
12-13-2010, 04:30 AM
I did the Fairfax to Philadelphia run for my 4660a's to get those Everest 5500 style horns.
If those 2360's for $300 were just a little closer? (FL to CA) :D

cosmos
12-13-2010, 05:00 AM
Just Toledo OH to Des Moines, IA for some 250Ti-LE.. about 600 miles each way. I'd go farther.. :D

subwoof
12-13-2010, 05:49 AM
Syracuse to tampa / miami / atlanta + back ( although it was a triple score ).

SEAWOLF97
12-13-2010, 06:33 AM
I drove to a foreign country (Tsawwassen, British Columbia)
for my 250Ti's ...it was worth the 610 mile RT...despite the
hour wasted at the border..in each direction ;)

I had 4 criteria to meet before purchasing

1. must be teak
2. must be under 2kUSD
3. must be great condition
4. must be within 1 days drive (here to there to here was 17 hours, which includes
three hours "on the ground" at JBLCanuk's house..thanx again Marty)

Rolf
12-13-2010, 07:12 AM
When I bought my 4343B's I drove about 2300 km + boat trip from Norway to Denmark and back.

Never regret it.

rusty jefferson
12-13-2010, 07:25 AM
Annapolis, MD to Providence RI and back for my UREI 813's. About 800 miles round trip. :eek:

1audiohack
12-13-2010, 07:44 AM
1820 miles round trip to Pampa Texas for 60 E110's.

And to see JeffW about a neon shop from Amerillo. It was great fun.

JeffW
12-13-2010, 09:03 AM
1820 miles round trip to Pampa Texas for 60 E110's.



Plus tack on the ~360 mi round trip to get them here from OKC :bouncy:

Titanium Dome
12-13-2010, 09:32 AM
After moving to CA in 1996, I chickened out on having the moving company pack and transport my L100s and L7s, so I drove 1870 miles one way to pick them up and drive them back, 3740 miles total. While in Kalamazoo, I did buy a pair of LX300 speakers, which last year I shipped back to Kalamazoo for my son to use.

SEAWOLF97
12-13-2010, 09:44 AM
which last year I shipped back to Kalamazoo for my son to use.

well now, if you are going to count shipping ....there were a pair of AR3's ,built in NY ....shipped all the way to the PX in VietNam ....I shipped a second time across the Pacific to Oregon and then shipped back across the ocean to Sydney last year, and who knows where they are now..:dont-know: (Sydney buyer resold them too)

NY>VN>OR>AUS............. three times across the Pacific is pretty much one trip around the world ??

LATER: I looked it up ..their total travel path has been 25,300+ miles

and my 250Ti's went from Northridge to San Francisco to Canada and to Oregon.,
by truck on each leg.

Mr. Widget
12-13-2010, 09:53 AM
While in Kalamazoo, I did buy a pair of LX300 speakers, which last year I shipped back to Kalamazoo for my son to use.Which reminds me of one of my adventures... minimal driving and they were not JBLs, but sorta kinda relevant.

I picked up three Meyer Sound compression drivers just outside of Orlando Florida, brought them home in my carry on... one damned heavy bag that was, and you should have heard my explanation to the security team at the airport as their equipment got rather upset about the strong magnetic field etc. So anyway, I pick up these drivers in FL, I bring them back to the factory in Berkeley California, I get them refurbished, use them in my HT for a number of years and then end up selling them to a friend who coincidentally lives in Orlando... they went back via FedEx.


Widget

Titanium Dome
12-13-2010, 09:59 AM
well now, if you are going to count shipping ....there were a pair of AR3's ,built in NY ....shipped all the way to the PX in VietNam ....I shipped a second time across the Pacific to Oregon and then shipped back across the ocean to Sydney last year, and who knows where they are now..:dont-know: (Sydney buyer resold them too)

NY>VN>OR>AUS............. three times across the Pacific is pretty much one trip around the world ??

and my 250Ti's went from Northridge to San Francisco to Canada and to Oregon.

I doubt that shipping counts, given the thread title, but I've shipped PT800s and a PC600 to Saipan. I may be doing the same for a pair of PS1400s soon.

svollmer
12-13-2010, 10:11 AM
In 1987 I traveled to Myer Emco's Falls Church, VA store to purchase my 240Ti's. Round trip was 24.4 miles. :rotfl:


I'm STILL recovering from that one! :duck:

caladois
12-13-2010, 11:48 AM
Lyon (FRANCE)- London (UK) : a long drive :)

hjames
12-13-2010, 01:48 PM
In 1987 I traveled to Myer Emco's Falls Church, VA store to purchase my 240Ti's. Round trip was 24.4 miles. :rotfl:


I'm STILL recovering from that one! :duck:
A sad Tale, the store, alas, did NOT survive - they are gone gone gone ...

SMKSoundPro
12-13-2010, 02:49 PM
4.5 miles for a pair of 4345's. Who knew that real gems were just under your nose?

BMWCCA
12-13-2010, 06:00 PM
Central Virginia to Boston for my L5s, but I was picking my daughter up at school in upstate NY at the time so really only 400 miles out of the way but 1400 total.

Central Virginia to Connecticut for my 4345s, but I was dropping the same daughter off at a friend's in NJ at the time. About 960 miles by the route I chose . . . in the snow.

L7s three houses down the road. Google puts it at 1.6 miles round-trip.

L112s new from the local dealer 30 years ago was a round-trip of about 15 miles and they haven't been moved since!

HCSGuy
12-13-2010, 07:11 PM
San Jose to Portland for a pair of empty L200B Boxes, stopped at Monmouth (I think) on the way back to pick up a 4660. About 1,370 miles total, did it in 27hrs with a 3hr nap at the Medford Wallmart. Stupidest thing I think I've ever done. The L200B Boxes weren't as clean as I'd been lead to believe, and the 4660 was, well, a 4660. Never again - at least for anything less than a really clean set of 43xx monitors.

OTOH, swung up to Stockton (90mi each way) the week before last to the guys at Quicksilver Audio to pick up some woofers and test enclosures, as well as listen to their fully horn loaded system - pure pleasure, mainly due to the great new acquaintances and their excellent sounding tubes. I'd do that again just to hang out and listen to well recorded music.:D

bigblock1970
12-13-2010, 07:29 PM
Drove from detroit to Litiz PA Twice

Once for 8 BMF 600 monitors (2225 2441 (2) 2402)

Once for 22 original diaphragm 2441's

Detroit to New Jersey for a set of 4550's and a pair of Community Levi's

TOO FUN!!!

Allanvh5150
12-13-2010, 09:27 PM
I flew from Christchurch, New Zealand to Los Angeles to pick up a bunch of 128's, Le5's and 044's. Does that count?

Ducatista47
12-13-2010, 09:30 PM
I drove to Columbus, Ohio from Peoria, Illinois to pick up a pair of 4345s. It would have been twice as far, but Subwoof was kind enough to meet me half way. 352 miles each way.

On the way back I did stop in Decatur, Illinois to pick up a pair of eBay snared Control 10s. If anyone has some grills for them to spare, let me know.

Clark

yggdrasil
12-14-2010, 12:02 AM
I picked up my Sovereign's in Denmark, which was ~4300km / ~2700 miles.

bubbleboy76
12-14-2010, 01:26 AM
I drove from Gothenburg, Sweden to Eidsdal, Norway to buy my JBL TiK sub.
1800km (1118 miles).

ratitifb
12-14-2010, 02:31 AM
12 miles total for my 4312s :)
700 total for my 4310s :o:
1200 total for my 4343s :(

how far for the following :dont-know:

ronaltronics
12-14-2010, 07:40 AM
I have had some customers call me from Buffalo New york. They have driven to me in Toronto Canada for demonstrations .

www.altronicsstereo2000.com (http://www.altronicsstereo2000.com)

ratitifb
12-14-2010, 08:15 AM
for demonstrations .only for JBL stuff i suppose :drive:

moparfan
12-14-2010, 05:58 PM
For a pair of LSR12p subwoofers that were priced right.

I needed a road trip anyway. It was a very nice picturesque area I drove to. It was secluded valley on the side of a mountain.

jbl_daddy
12-15-2010, 03:00 AM
20 miles for my 4340's about 20 years ago, cheated with the 250ti's had craters and freighter pack them and bring them to me. Atlanta to Keen NH and back was going to kill me. Best $650.00 ever spent, speakers arrived mint and they even helped me unpack them.

Ps. The price for the speakers was not so kind sill I love them.

doodle6
12-16-2010, 10:46 AM
Personally, only a little over 100 miles for some L7's. My bud in Texas has been over 500 {couple times} for 43XX's. Heck, my last [large] purchase was delivered about 200 so he could be sure I was happy. You?

3986 miles round trip, and I have another one like that coming up shortly. I love to drive. Approaching 350K on my 92 GMC pickup. If I were to add all of my JBL trips, the total would be just over 10,000 and the next trip will put me over 14,000.

Jaxon
12-16-2010, 04:51 PM
I drove from Portland Oregon to Santa Rosa for my 4333 A's. About 1250 miles round trip.

JBL Dog
12-16-2010, 08:59 PM
Let's see.....

STL to Chicago (600 miles round trip) on two separate ocassions for C38's and L220's.

STL to Dayton, OH (800 miles round trip) for a pair of 4648's with 2380/2445J and 3160's

STL to Arlington, TX (1200 miles round trip, visited brother) for C56 Dorians.

Local pickup on 4430's, 4341's, Jubal's, 4410's, 4311's, 4411's, L19's, L77's (25 - 50 miles round trip).

:D

opimax
12-17-2010, 08:03 AM
I live in Md burbs of DC. I drove to Tenn to pick up to 250Ti and 2 120tis. I have driven to Alabama for my b460.

I have delivered (left overs :) )to my friend in KC.

Went to Syracuse for another set of 120tis

If I cant pick them up I probably won't buy, too many shipping horrors

Oldmics
12-17-2010, 11:13 AM
HuMMMMM,

Lets see-dedicated trips for JBL runs only

Balto. to Chicago (twice)-Hartsfields both times

Balto to St Louis (scooped the JBL Dawg there) many years ago though-two Paragons

Balto to New York (twice) Hartsfields

Balto to Philly-not much of a trip but that was for the industrial Paragon and a cheese steak

I know there has been others but those are pretty much are the longer trips.

Oldmics (whatta got and where is it?) :confused:

badfish
12-26-2010, 02:41 PM
Southern NH to Atlanta GA (2200 miles round trip). Solo trip in a blizzard to pick up my 4333A monitors. Snowbound in Virginia for 36 hours, returned home a day late for work, it's snowing sideways outside right now and I'm ready to do it again for anything horn loaded with 15" woofers!!

badfish
12-26-2010, 03:13 PM
A few months ago I picked up a pair of 4331A's less than 100 miles away, but they have since grown into another pair of 4333's. (sorry, I just can't control myself..)

lgvenable
12-26-2010, 04:05 PM
7 trips to visit a Kentucky scrapper for getting 14 x 4645B's,4x 2360-2446J, 12 x 15" 2235's; 18 8340 Surrounds, 22 JBL 8340's, 2 BGW 750B's, and finally 5 BGW 250E's at 4 hour round trip at 150 miles each way

Hey what can I say the guy keeps scrapping theaters; and I get the pick of the litter.
He's working on a set of deals where we'll get the picks out of 19 theater's in 2011.

Newburgh Indiana > Cleveland to deliver a complete Denon setup with 4 pairs of L100T's and a 4645B at 385 miles each way > in a 19 hour 1 day ordeal.

8 trips to get 8 different pairs of JBL Decades (L19's, L26's,L-36's, L100T's, 4312's, L110's, L200's) over the last 8 years, each at about 5 to 100 miles each way.

When my wife hears "JBL road trip" she just rolls her eyes anymore. BTW no more Decade road trips as I've gone to all theater based equipment.

In one "scrapping" trip as I got 4 4645B's I also got 2 NOS 4645B's:eek: which I kept and are now upstairs. Apparently the theater bought them, left them in their factory boxes pushed up behind a stage, and then went out of business. Opened them up and they were in perfect shape>>brand new!!. Stuff like that warms a JBL fanatic's heart! Not much of a business plan for a theater owner though.;)

moparfan
12-29-2010, 01:31 PM
I'm assuming you can't use most of it and have to store it.

badfish
12-31-2010, 12:47 PM
4333A (2 pair), L65, L166 (2 pair), L100t3, L100 century, 4312, 4311,L50, L26...I exercise them all, sometimes all together- just to be silly!! It's a fun way to dust the shop-ultrasonically. Happy New Year All!!

brad347
12-31-2010, 02:26 PM
Drove from Paterson, NJ to Fredericksburg, VA for a pair of $50 L-65As that are now my bedroom speakers.

Rented a truck and drove to South Gibson, PA from Paterson, NJ for my $500 4345 pair (twice, because they wouldn't fit in the vehicle I drove the first time).

Don't regret either.

Especially not that second trip. :bouncy:

John
04-08-2011, 04:25 PM
2320x2= 4640 miles for a pair of first year production 4350's down in the Florida Keys:drive:



Had business in Tampa already and hey it was February so going from -30C. to +22C.
it was a pleasure. :yes:

BMWCCA
04-08-2011, 06:49 PM
2320x2= 4640 miles for a pair of first year production 4350's down in the Florida Keys:drive:

Wouldn't happen to be from Steve H., would they? :)

Eaulive
04-08-2011, 06:52 PM
About three weeks ago I drove around 20km for two empty 4520s :D

John
04-08-2011, 07:59 PM
Wouldn't happen to be from Steve H., would they? :)

Nope, The sellers name was George M.:)

BMWCCA
04-08-2011, 08:23 PM
Nope, The sellers name was George M.:)

How recently was this? How long had the seller owned them? :dont-know:

JBL 4645
04-09-2011, 03:34 AM
Does this include taking the bus for an all day ticket £3.70? :D I’ve travelled 2 ½ miles to buy my groovy funky spunky plastic x12 JBL control 1.:p

leif
04-09-2011, 11:55 PM
I took a plane from Sandefjord in Norway to Copenhagen in Denmark to buy my pair of 4430. That is an hour and 15 minutes flight + taxi to the sellers home.
I took my wife and doughter on the trip, and stayed the weekend in Copenhagen. Wise as I am, I let my wife go shopping while I went alone to take a look at the speakers.

And going back home, the woman at the check in desk asked "how many bags do you want to send" ?
"Only two" I said, and pointed happily at the speakers ;)

Rolf
04-10-2011, 06:13 AM
Did you really take the speakers with you on the plain? Must have been quite costly?


I took a plane from Sandefjord in Norway to Copenhagen in Denmark to buy my pair of 4430. That is an hour and 15 minutes flight + taxi to the sellers home.
I took my wife and doughter on the trip, and stayed the weekend in Copenhagen. Wise as I am, I let my wife go shopping while I went alone to take a look at the speakers.

And going back home, the woman at the check in desk asked "how many bags do you want to send" ?
"Only two" I said, and pointed happily at the speakers ;)

BMWCCA
04-10-2011, 06:27 AM
I took a plane from Sandefjord in Norway to Copenhagen in Denmark to buy my pair of 4430. That is an hour and 15 minutes flight + taxi to the sellers home.:) Great story . . . but Google Maps says it's only 408km, or 253 miles one-way. So 500-mile round-trip?

Must have been a very slow plane! ;)

JBL 4645
04-10-2011, 08:45 AM
I took a plane from Sandefjord in Norway to Copenhagen in Denmark to buy my pair of 4430. That is an hour and 15 minutes flight + taxi to the sellers home.
I took my wife and doughter on the trip, and stayed the weekend in Copenhagen. Wise as I am, I let my wife go shopping while I went alone to take a look at the speakers.

And going back home, the woman at the check in desk asked "how many bags do you want to send" ?
"Only two" I said, and pointed happily at the speakers ;)

You must have been seriously desperate to pick them up.:)

audiomagnate
04-10-2011, 09:22 AM
I also picked up my son from boarding school, but I normally just have him fly back or take the train, so I think this still counts.

mech986
04-11-2011, 02:10 AM
I had a pair of 4315's delivered to my door in Orange County from Denver, Colorado. A seller in Las Vegas brought a 2405 tweeter to me in Anaheim (he was a bus driver and drove a HS basketball team down here for a tournament).

I drove a 200 mile roundtrip to La Habra to Escondido, California for a studio set of 4435's, 4331's, and 4x 4406's. Went to San Diego for S99's and KEF Calinda's, Redlands for 4312D's, Riverside for Altec A8's, Brea (4 miles) for Altec 601's/620 cabinet, and San Fernando Valley/LA for 4425's and 4312's. My L300's were 6 mile roundtrips, 4333B's were 20 mile roundtrips.

Being in Southern California, LA/Orange County, there's a lot of JBL and other gear within 100 miles. But there's a lot more out there beyond this radius too.

leif
04-12-2011, 09:55 AM
Did you really take the speakers with you on the plain? Must have been quite costly?

True enough! And to pick up some stuff in Copenhagen is not the worst thing one can do.
We had a night at a nice hotel, we enjoyed Tivoli, Strøget and lunch/dinner in Nyhavn. A bonus for picking up the speakers.


Leif
(at work in Skien/Geiteryggen this week, what about meeting for a cup of cofee one day Rolf?)

Rolf
04-12-2011, 11:50 AM
PLEASE DO! I mean come for a cup! You are very welcome! You won't know what is in the cup thow....;) Leif, you get a PM.


True enough! And to pick up some stuff in Copenhagen is not the worst thing one can do.
We had a night at a nice hotel, we enjoyed Tivoli, Strøget and lunch/dinner in Nyhavn. A bonus for picking up the speakers.


Leif
(at work in Skien/Geiteryggen this week, what about meeting for a cup of cofee one day Rolf?)

Wardsweb
04-12-2011, 12:43 PM
For the C50 Olympus I just picked up, it was about 5 hours and 300 miles one way (600 miles round trip). I did spend the night and come home the next day.

lgvenable
04-12-2011, 01:01 PM
342 mile each way:blink:

JBL Dog
05-15-2011, 12:35 PM
Just drove 400 miles round trip for this C31.

:D

grumpy
05-15-2011, 03:39 PM
Just drove 400 miles round trip for this C31.

:D

She's a purty one :)

BMWCCA
05-15-2011, 03:59 PM
Do blondes really have more fun?

Pretty!

Triumph Don
05-15-2011, 07:47 PM
Just went 2 X 17 miles [one way] for a pair of I mean MINT L222 Disco's [need foam of course]. Had to make 2 trips as my son's Mazda would only take one across the rear seat! From the Craigslist pics and the description from the owner, I thought they were L150's.

BTW they have been 380 grit sanded, ready for their 2nd coat of oil, refoams and Solens in the mail, I will enjoy them for a week or two and then they will be for sale!

Rolf
05-16-2011, 03:24 PM
"" Girls just want to have fun"" :D


Do blondes really have more fun?

Pretty!

kmanusa
05-21-2011, 05:45 PM
I just returned this afternoon from a drive of 220 miles round trip to buy a pair of 250ti in very good shape. Well worth the wait for these to come up for sale.

locanti
05-22-2011, 05:15 AM
Longest drive to pick up a pair of C56 DORIAN was 800 km (More or less 500 miles) round trip from Lille(France) to Frankfurt(Germany) in 2002.Still have them.:)

mech986
05-22-2011, 08:08 PM
:useless:


You post this and no pics?? Don't tease us!

Congrats on picking up some very nice speakers!


I just returned this afternoon from a drive of 220 miles round trip to buy a pair of 250ti in very good shape. Well worth the wait for these to come up for sale.

kmanusa
05-23-2011, 07:36 AM
:useless:


You post this and no pics?? Don't tease us!

Congrats on picking up some very nice speakers!

Thanks!! See here:

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?31113-250ti-Loose-Binding-Post

SEAWOLF97
05-23-2011, 07:58 AM
Thanks!! See here:

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?31113-250ti-Loose-Binding-Post

buff out those rear shorting straps
wood veneer really needs some cleaning
dont slide on rug with stock feet

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?22719-Preserving-250ti-veneer-skirts&p=226043&viewfull=1

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?22661-L250-ti-bus-bar-settings

enjoy ...they can be great speakers :D

kmanusa
05-23-2011, 08:36 AM
buff out those rear shorting straps
wood veneer really needs some cleaning
dont slide on rug with stock feet

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?22719-Preserving-250ti-veneer-skirts&p=226043&viewfull=1

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?22661-L250-ti-bus-bar-settings

enjoy ...they can be great speakers :D

Thanks for the tips!
--Started working on those straps yesterday...
--I need to work on veneer cleaning....
--The stock feet are mostly gone. Still pondering replacements... I'm not real keen on drilling into the bottom to mount replacement feet...

super440
06-10-2011, 07:01 PM
I raced 610 miles round trip,from Indy to Akron,Ohio for this pair of L112's,at a flea market.
My son found them,and called me to see if I wanted them? Dah.... $75 bucks.
You can see the red price tag on the one.

Don Mascali
06-10-2011, 10:34 PM
"...to see if I wanted them? Dah.... $75 bucks."

Nice catch!

Audiobeer
06-11-2011, 07:42 AM
Just drove 400 miles round trip for this C31.

:D


What speakers are those behind the C-31 Dog?

Amnes
06-11-2011, 01:04 PM
760km for piano black JBL 250TI jubilee

more10
02-12-2012, 06:00 AM
1082 km = 672 miles for these:

54750

2x2220A, 2x2461 with one phenolic diaphragm, one 077 and one 2402 (both alnico, one working diaphragm)

Had to leave the boxes for top horns because they didn't fit in my Mazda :(

1audiohack
03-16-2012, 02:33 PM
19.7 miles for:55097

Jonis
03-16-2012, 02:56 PM
1Audiohack,

Is that one-way or round trip? Nice!!! Those just went on the bay today, right? You guys with the JBL Transporters make me sick;). My Jetta TDI gets me there and back quite economically but payload, ain't there. Still some room for some 4425's in there, right?

1audiohack
03-16-2012, 08:02 PM
One way form the shop. It would have been less than that bothways from my house. These are in fact the ones listed on the bay this morning, one of my buddies from MI alerted me to them. Thanks Jeff! :D

I have never seen a pair of these that weren't beat half to death that I could afford, these are near pristine.:bouncy:

4343
03-17-2012, 08:07 AM
Every time this subject line pops up, I read it as "How far have you driven Your JBL's" for some reason.:eek:

Sig line is my answer to that.:blink:

coffeecup
03-27-2012, 11:41 AM
In my naive youth, I found ($100) and sold ($alot) a pair of Sovereign S8Rs at a Salvation Army. The surrounds on the LE's were rotted, and I never even got to hear them. My friend and I borrowed a truck to deliver them from sacramento to los angeles. We only had adam green's jacket full of danger and the grapevine was on fire so they detoured us through a part of death valley. I want to say it was eight hours one way. I know that album pretty well now.