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a_fossen
09-27-2014, 12:18 AM
632486324763246http://www.auktionshuset.dk/LotList.aspx?aid=121&ps=50&p=1&s=&o=1&h=true (http://www.auktionshuset.dk/LotList.aspx?aid=121&ps=50&p=1&s=&o=1&h=true)Just scrool down to the end of the page. http://www.dba.dk/hoejttaler-jbl-dd-67000-hoe/id-94072847/http://www.dba.dk/hoejttaler-jbl-everest-dd/id-94072945/

Something for the diy? I have to admit that this is tempting.

http://www.dba.dk/hoejttaler-jbl-project-k2/id-94072936/

These K2,s have serial number, i see some problem buying everest and K2's in the future in scandinavia.............

Edit here is the complete jbl catalog from the auction house in denmark.http://www.auktionshuset.dk/LotList.aspx?aid=121&ps=50&p=1&s=jbl&o=0&h=truea_fossen Norway.

macaroonie
09-27-2014, 04:31 AM
Just in case this slips past un noticed it looks like the Danish Cabinet works , ' Hornslet ' has gone into recievership.
Hornslet are/were the cabinet maker for JBL , Linn , Naim , Proac , Dali etc All top stuff
As a result they are flogging off all the stock of complete or partially finished cabinets.
For anyone wanting to embark on a DIY Everest of most varieties the cabs are there to be had and for LOW money

FYI the prices are in Danish Krone. 1 Dan Kr = 17cents = 11 uk pence = 13 euro cents.

Pair of almost finished DD67000 boxes for 300 quid , holy cow !!!!!!

Here's a couple of pics for interest sake , these are at the early build stage but they have many that are more or less good to go , just need drivers and Hardware ( That of course is another problem )
So don't be late to the party folks , this is one of those never to be seen again moments if you are into homebrew or whatever.

63249

63250

Odd
09-27-2014, 08:15 AM
An incredible opportunity, but it's a bit far to drive down. 780 km x 2

From Oslo (https://www.google.no/maps/dir/Oslo/Aarhus+C,+Aarhus,+Danmark/@57.715019,9.2073989,7z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x46416e61f267f0 39:0x7e92605fd3231e9a!2m2!1d10.7522454!2d59.913868 8!1m5!1m1!1s0x464db218d41dad57:0x9a3cb68ab7bfa1c6! 2m2!1d10.227222!2d56.165278)

macaroonie
09-27-2014, 08:35 AM
Why don't you Norway and Sweden fellows get together and take a van down , make an outing of it.
You know the thing , beer , polser, Tivoli gardens. ( Esrom cheese !!!! )

Do it for Rolf , he'd have been there already

a_fossen
09-27-2014, 08:45 AM
I get 630 km from oslo + boat. 133 to larvik and 182 from hirthals to hornslet denmark. For me its definitive worth the tripp :)63254

hlaari
09-27-2014, 09:27 AM
There have bin good if they have S9800 enclosure
I have both the horns for S9800 (H9800 UT-045Be) and I was going to use my 1500Al-1 and 476Be

I like the chape of the S9900 enclosure but I think at there are inpossible to get the horn parts

Mr. Widget
09-27-2014, 09:29 AM
Sad to hear of another business disappearing. :(

If any of you do pick up Everest cabs, I can help you with the horns.


Widget

cooky1257
09-27-2014, 09:34 AM
Oh my word.

Odd
09-27-2014, 09:35 AM
We'll see how the auction goes.

a fossen. Would you drive down? Do you have a suitable car?

Send me a PM

Odd
09-27-2014, 09:59 AM
Sad to hear of another business disappearing. :(

If any of you do pick up Everest cabs, I can help you with the horns.


Widget

Yes, it's a shame. In this corner of the world we may soon not be able to produce something that requires a lot of labor force. The cost of labor is immense.
Production may be moved China?

hlaari
09-27-2014, 12:16 PM
Sad to hear of another business disappearing. :(

If any of you do pick up Everest cabs, I can help you with the horns.


Widget


Are you talking about help to get the original horns?
I have the UHF horn with housing

Ari

a_fossen
09-27-2014, 11:26 PM
There are 15 pairs of everest there. I wonder what is going to happen to the used prices in scandinavia. I think there are people around ready to make easy money out off this and put together something of what is around and sell as the real deal. Just my 2 cents.

Jakob
09-28-2014, 03:54 AM
This is an amazing opportunity for us DIY's in Scandinavia. I'd be interested in a pair of DD66000 cabinets. I could probably fit an additional pair in the trailer if a fellow forum member would like to pick them up at my place south of Gothenburg to save time and money.
/Jakob

macaroonie
09-28-2014, 04:10 AM
I'm glad you Scandinavians are starting to get this together. Far to good an opportunity to miss.

Looking forward to the team photo with the spoils.

Is Mats aware of this ?

Jakob
09-28-2014, 05:16 AM
Sad to hear of another business disappearing. :(

If any of you do pick up Everest cabs, I can help you with the horns.


Widget

I just talked to Mats, he has to pass on this one. Claims he has too many projects going :)

Widget, do the horns include the throat connection to the driver?

Voice
09-28-2014, 11:03 AM
I might bid on a few cabinets depending of the price.

Maron Horonzakz
09-28-2014, 01:05 PM
SOOOOO !!! Is this the end of the line for the Everest JBL line ??? Or are they going to continue the cabinet line in Mexico or China...????

Voice
09-28-2014, 01:11 PM
SOOOOO !!! Is this the end of the line for the Everest JBL line ??? Or are they going to continue the cabinet line in Mexico or China...????

I heard that they are moving the manufacturing to India and cabinets will be made out of wood composite.

high sky
09-29-2014, 12:37 AM
Hi-fi.....ve

As a danish sound geek, it is a shame that they no longer produce the cabinets in Denmark.
But I think all of us Everest dreamers see a opportunity. But isn´t the midtone the challenge. And how to produce the rest of the horn.

But wauuu they look good.

ivica
09-29-2014, 02:53 AM
Hi-fi.....ve

As a danish sound geek, it is a shame that they no longer produce the cabinets in Denmark.
But I think all of us Everest dreamers see a opportunity. But isn´t the midtone the challenge. And how to produce the rest of the horn.

But wauuu they look good.

About H66000 - horn, may be some help can be get from our forum member JAN-DAUGAARD

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/member.php?8-Jan-Daugaard

regards
ivica

Jakob
09-29-2014, 08:19 AM
Yes, the horn is definetly the biggest challenge in turning these cabinets to actual speakers. Guido built some clones,maybe he has something to say?

Mr. Widget
09-29-2014, 08:45 AM
Hi-fi.....ve

As a danish sound geek, it is a shame that they no longer produce the cabinets in Denmark.
But I think all of us Everest dreamers see a opportunity. But isn´t the midtone the challenge. And how to produce the rest of the horn.

But wauuu they look good.Without the correct drivers any DIYer will only have a speaker that looks like an Everest. Unfortunately JBL no longer supports the DIY community so getting the correct parts is extremely difficult. Even as a dealer, I can not order them except as replacements for damaged units.


Widget

sebackman
09-29-2014, 10:46 AM
Hi Jacob,

I'm interested in a pair of K2 9900.

Please check PM

Please call or email, it@backman.eu

Kind regards
//RoB

baldrick
09-30-2014, 01:43 AM
As expected prices are running quite high in the end, +$1500 for E2 and +$1000 for K2. Maybe not a bad price for org cabinets, but many are missing frontpanel, there are some scratches and veener faults so It doesn't seem like there will be E2 or K2 for me this time :)

Deal of the day was this, $300 for this:

http://www.auktionshuset.dk/Company/197/Auctions/121/Lots/11064/Pictures/Large/DSC03748_635475854192515172.JPG

Cabinets like these went for aprox $2000:

http://www.auktionshuset.dk/Company/197/Auctions/121/Lots/10991/Pictures/Large/461_2_635454548032232267.jpg

http://www.auktionshuset.dk/Company/197/Auctions/121/Lots/10992/Pictures/Large/462_1_635454548040344631.jpg

vernb
09-30-2014, 02:29 AM
It seems most of the Everest cabinets are selling at around euro 1800 / DKK 12000 for a pair. I was out bid around that price on three auctions.:banghead:
Hope another LH member got some
Vernb

baldrick
09-30-2014, 02:38 AM
The two first pairs were the cheapest one, I bid on 5-6 auctions but no luck :(

Mr. Widget
09-30-2014, 09:06 AM
If anyone does get a pair or more I hope they post...

Guido, are you buying them up to produce your own version with Radians and ???? :D


Widget

audiomagnate
09-30-2014, 11:19 AM
Harman REALLY messed up by letting these cabinets get out on the free market like this. They should have bought and destroyed/recycled them if they had no use for them. This can't be good for the value of current Everest inventory. I find the whole thing a little sad.

4313B
09-30-2014, 12:04 PM
Harman REALLY messed up by letting these cabinets get out on the free market like this.I would be completely shocked if they cared.

baldrick
09-30-2014, 12:12 PM
I thought all hopes were over... BUT found out later that a friend had bought 6 (!) of the Everest cabinets :bouncy: So it seems like I will get a pair after all!

And to those who are worried, the buyer is not in this for the money, they are more or less already sold to other JBL enthusiast :)

For what I've heard and from the pictures my guess is that most of the cabinets are b-stock with some flaws in the veneer, and maybe that's the reason why Harman didn't care?

speakerdave
09-30-2014, 12:18 PM
Let's see now, what to put in them? :hmm:

Fjonkalicious
09-30-2014, 12:19 PM
I have been drooling over these cabinets for days. Wasn´t that far away, live in south of Sweden. But for me it got to expensive, not that it wasn´t worth it but I have too many projects, to small apartment and if I would spend that cash I would have to live on rice for the next couple of months. Too bad, hope that people can make something good out of them.

Mr. Widget
09-30-2014, 12:26 PM
Harman REALLY messed up by letting these cabinets get out on the free market like this. They should have bought and destroyed/recycled them if they had no use for them. This can't be good for the value of current Everest inventory. I find the whole thing a little sad.
I find it very sad for the company and workers who were building these beautiful cabinets for Harman and others.

Regarding JBL value? Get real. These are empty boxes, albeit cool looking boxes, but certainly not JBLs. Without the horns and drivers, these are simply cool looking boxes.


Widget

Søren K
10-06-2014, 05:49 AM
Sad to hear of another business disappearing. :(

If any of you do pick up Everest cabs, I can help you with the horns.


Widget

HI mr. widget

I just bought a S9900 cabinet

Could you also help with horns for the S9900?

Søren K

Mr. Widget
10-06-2014, 06:35 AM
HI mr. widget

I just bought a S9900 cabinet

Could you also help with horns for the S9900?

Søren KSorry... I don't have any data on those horns.


Widget

Lee in Montreal
10-06-2014, 06:56 AM
Harman REALLY messed up by letting these cabinets get out on the free market like this. They should have bought and destroyed/recycled them if they had no use for them. This can't be good for the value of current Everest inventory. I find the whole thing a little sad.

Interestingly, I had the same thoughts the other day. My thinking is that it will devaluate the price of original JBL speakers. Especially that I am sure that the manufacturer also had a contract with JBL not to sell any cabinet directly to the public. The manufacturer may own the wood, but JBL still owns the design and patent on the cabinets. I wonder where all this can go, legally speaking if JBL interjected to the private sale of its design and patent.

baldrick
10-06-2014, 07:04 AM
I don't think this will have any impact on value of original Everst or K2. Most cabinets seems to have been sold to private homes in either Denmark og Norway and not for further sale as "Everst clones". And I don't think there will many "real clones" as few have the necessary componets, and even so... they will only be a clone :)

4313B
10-07-2014, 03:53 PM
Harman made efforts to buy/bail out the Danish business but it ended up not make sense for the involved parties.

Harman doesn't care if people buy the auctioned enclosures.

Harman is currently subjecting very nice looking K2-S9900 and Everest II enclosure samples from a new supplier to environmental testing.

The plan is to continue the models, perhaps dropping a finish or two, but adding in black and white high gloss.

vernb
10-09-2014, 06:35 AM
I don't think this will have any impact on value of original Everst or K2. Most cabinets seems to have been sold to private homes in either Denmark og Norway and not for further sale as "Everst clones". And I don't think there will many "real clones" as few have the necessary componets, and even so... they will only be a clone :)

I am sorry, but to me there is only one original Everest and that is DD55000. Nothing will ever have an impact on their value. My opinion, and I have owned a pair.

vernb
10-09-2014, 02:15 PM
Just for the fun of it, but I am thinking about using these cabinets upside down, making baffle/box on the bottom to contain a JBL SE408s in each speaker.
Unfortunately the cutouts for the woofers are too small for vintage JBL woofers. I will have to enlarge them for my four JBL D140R drivers
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pos
10-09-2014, 05:16 PM
Turning them upside down actually appear to be a very good idea if you cannot (or do no want to) replicate the original horn!
This will rise the woofers a bit off the floor and probably clean the low mid, and you will be able to insert a H9800 on another "small" rectangular horn where the ports are.
What horns are you planning on using?

baldrick
10-10-2014, 04:41 AM
Unfortunately the cutouts for the woofers are too small for vintage JBL woofers. I will have to enlarge them for my four JBL D140R drivers


Don't know if the cutout is different for the newer woofers but you do know you are missing the MDF frontbaffle? This might be an explanation for the cutout? Hopefully I will receive my pair tomorrow :bouncy:

vernb
10-10-2014, 08:01 AM
Don't know if the cutout is different for the newer woofers but you do know you are missing the MDF frontbaffle? This might be an explanation for the cutout? Hopefully I will receive my pair tomorrow :bouncy:
I do have the MDF front baffle, but is the same cutout

Regards
Vernb

baldrick
10-10-2014, 01:57 PM
I checked the specs and seems like many of the older 15s have a cutout of 14" while the newer have 13,75", this explains your "problem" :)

Guido
10-14-2014, 12:29 PM
Guido, are you buying them up to produce your own version with Radians and ???? :D
Widget

Hi Widget!

No, sure not...

There is only one next project: TAD Ref 1

But you know the problem :crying:

MattiasAs
11-03-2014, 11:01 AM
Hello Guys ;-)

Are the cabinets complete?. Is there a mid horn also available?.

cheer.

Anti K
11-11-2017, 12:10 PM
Hello everybody!
The thread ended suddenly 2014 :(
There is no photos of ended projects.
Can I assume there has to be some pairs of them unlucky and waiting in garages or basements in darkness?

K2 9900 and especially DD67000 are the most beautyful and clever (the horn solution) cabinets I ever saw.
Interested in emty OR cabinets.

Kind regards,
Anti,
Estonia, Baltics

hlaari
11-11-2017, 12:55 PM
Hello everybody!
The thread ended suddenly 2014 :(
There is no photos of ended projects.
Can I assume there has to be some pairs of them unlucky and waiting in garages or basements in darkness?

K2 9900 and especially DD67000 are the most beautyful and clever (the horn solution) cabinets I ever saw.
Interested in emty OR cabinets.

Kind regards,
Anti,
Estonia, Baltics


You have to wait a little bit longer but I hope there will be S9900 photos coming in very soon:D

1audiohack
11-11-2017, 05:43 PM
I still have mine, wrapped up in a corner of the shop.

I signed on to make some of the parts required to complete these and just last week (with my tail between my legs) sent a couple of parts back as I just can’t seem to make the machine time to get them done.

In my wrath last Christmas break I made a pair of horn throats and rear port/terminal plates on my manual Bridgeport mill at home but they are not all they should be and hence not put to use.

It’s sad that project May was dead by the time I got the 4338 horns and throats done.

I don’t have a good track record it seems. :(

Barry.

ARMED
11-11-2017, 10:27 PM
just WOW!

baldrick
11-14-2017, 11:20 PM
Hello everybody!
The thread ended suddenly 2014 :(
There is no photos of ended projects.
Can I assume there has to be some pairs of them unlucky and waiting in garages or basements in darkness?

K2 9900 and especially DD67000 are the most beautyful and clever (the horn solution) cabinets I ever saw.
Interested in emty OR cabinets.

Kind regards,
Anti,
Estonia, Baltics

One pair that are finished:

http://www.homebuilthifi.com/images/projects/18869/2017-02-15_20.48.49.jpg

grumpy
11-15-2017, 09:32 AM
Very Nice Indeed!

Earl K
11-15-2017, 10:16 AM
One pair that are finished:

http://www.homebuilthifi.com/images/projects/18869/2017-02-15_20.48.49.jpg

Very Cool!!

:)

fencki
11-20-2017, 12:49 AM
are there some left for purchase?
:)

Anti K
11-30-2017, 01:43 PM
Actually, that I was meant when I wrote is there some waiting in basement. I'm interested.


are there some left for purchase?
:)

Brian DK
05-19-2018, 08:05 AM
Hello everybody!
The thread ended suddenly 2014 :(
There is no photos of ended projects.
Can I assume there has to be some pairs of them unlucky and waiting in garages or basements in darkness?

K2 9900 and especially DD67000 are the most beautyful and clever (the horn solution) cabinets I ever saw.
Interested in emty OR cabinets.

Kind regards,
Anti,
Estonia, Baltics

Hi Anti.
here In Denmark there are a set of 66/67000 cabinets
for sale.
search on DBA.dk - just search Jbl Everest.
they are at 10.000dk, around 1400eu.

And I have 4 Woofers and complete network,
incl both control boards, and internal wirering
for sale right now.
Interestet ? (-;

Brian DK
05-19-2018, 08:07 AM
Hi Anti.
here In Denmark there are a set of 66/67000 (tel:66/67000) cabinets
for sale.
search on DBA.dk - just search Jbl Everest.
they are at 10.000dk, around 1400eu.

And I have 4 Woofers and complete network,
incl both control boards, and internal wirering
for sale right now.
Interestet ? (-;


https://www.dba.dk/hoejttaler-jbl-everest/id-1041017090/

https://www.dba.dk/hoejttaler-jbl-1501al-ink/id-1039528103/