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pyonc
11-28-2013, 05:32 AM
Hi guys,

Do you know if there is any audio shop in US dealing with vintage JBL gear, just like HiFi Do in Japan?
I've tried in vain to find it on the internet.
Any comments appreciated.

hjames
11-28-2013, 06:07 AM
Hi guys,

Do you know if there is any audio shop in US dealing with vintage JBL gear, just like HiFi Do in Japan?
I've tried in vain to find it on the internet.
Any comments appreciated.

I don't think there are any "specialty" shops for just JBL -
from what I've seen here and online,
most audiophile shops sell whatever they can get from the hi-end market.

Don C
11-28-2013, 11:55 AM
Vintage JBL equipment is rare and hard to find. A shop could not find and buy enough JBL to make it a specialty and stay in business. So there is no such shop.

JuniorJBL
11-28-2013, 04:35 PM
I'm sure there is somewhere in the JBL underground!! ;)

martin_wu99
11-28-2013, 07:47 PM
I don't think there are any "specialty" shops for just JBL -
from what I've seen here and online,
most audiophile shops sell whatever they can get from the hi-end market.
One of my friends went to Hawaii for his vacation,he asked me where is there hifi shop in Hawaii:crying:
Seems there are little hifi shops in the U.S:blink:

hjames
11-28-2013, 09:24 PM
One of my friends went to Hawaii for his vacation,he asked me where is there hifi shop in Hawaii:crying:
Seems there are little hifi shops in the U.S:blink:
HiFi shops all over the place stateside - just none that I know of are JBL-exclusive ...

JuniorJBL
11-29-2013, 07:51 AM
This is a pretty cool place! ;)

http://www.homeaudiosound.com/

hjames
11-29-2013, 08:02 AM
This is a pretty cool place! ;)

http://www.homeaudiosound.com/

I dunno - what can I say about a dealer that didn't spell Synthesis correctly??

JBL Sytthsis® | Mark Levinson® | Revel® | Transparent Cable® I


(top left side of their homepage)

Mr. Widget
11-29-2013, 11:04 AM
I dunno - what can I say about a dealer that didn't spell Synthesis correctly??

JBL Sytthsis® | Mark Levinson® | Revel® | Transparent Cable® I


(top left side of their homepage)Oh geez! You've never made a typo? ;)

That does seem to be an interesting shop... they even have a collection of vintage gear. I'd be surprised if someone from the shop wasn't a member here.


Widget

Odd
11-29-2013, 12:14 PM
Very much interesting used equipment.

Fortunately, the store is not in my neighborhood.

Mr. Widget
11-29-2013, 02:23 PM
I mean, anyone can build a website these days, right? And anyone is probably who built that site. Personally, I think we should be glad the site exists at all and that someone is in that business.

Thanks Junior for sharing... it's nice to see others carrying the flame!


Widget

JuniorJBL
11-29-2013, 03:19 PM
He is a pretty nice guy too! :)

He has a pair of Oak 250Ti's that are to die for!!:D

martin_wu99
11-30-2013, 05:06 AM
I dunno - what can I say about a dealer that didn't spell Synthesis correctly??

JBL Sytthsis® | Mark Levinson® | Revel® | Transparent Cable® I


(top left side of their homepage)
Don't be so strict to other people:D

martin_wu99
11-30-2013, 05:09 AM
This is a pretty cool place! ;)

http://www.homeaudiosound.com/
How many hifi shops are there in the US?

JuniorJBL
11-30-2013, 05:33 AM
How many hifi shops are there in the US?


I could not tell you how many, but I am sure they number in at least the hundreds.:dont-know:

martin_wu99
11-30-2013, 06:27 AM
I could not tell you how many, but I am sure they number in at least the hundreds.:dont-know:
Where are you from?your english is just like me:D
Maybe every city has a hifi shop:applaud:

trueview
11-30-2013, 09:44 AM
that is some nice looking gear in that shop...I suspect most of it goes overseas :(

audiomagnate
12-02-2013, 07:47 PM
He is a pretty nice guy too! :)

He has a pair of Oak 250Ti's that are to die for!!:D


Yep. I met him at RMAF. He runs it out of his house.

robertbartsch
12-03-2013, 07:09 AM
yeh, it is called Fleabay.com

louped garouv
12-03-2013, 10:58 AM
Yep. I met him at RMAF. He runs it out of his house.

neat site...

the typo appears to have been corrected.

rusty jefferson
12-03-2013, 11:18 AM
Here's a link from his "About us" page:

http://audiophilereview.com/audiophile/from-audiophile-to-audiophile-dealer.html

I'd say that's pretty much a dedicated (including vintage) JBL shop.

tom1040
12-03-2013, 11:56 AM
I inquired about a pair of JBL 4345 speakers back in September. After explaining he had a lot of experience with JBL dating from the '70's, he then went on to say there was a waiting list for them. I asked why they were listed for sale and received no response. I hope others have a better outcome.:crying: