View Full Version : Help me identify these JBL speakers?

10-25-2005, 04:35 AM
Hi guys. I have an opportunity to buy these peakers but so far, the seller can't tell me the model#, age, etc. She only knows that they "were $1,800 new." Can anyone tell me what they are and what they might be worth?


Picture (attempt #2)

Titanium Dome
10-25-2005, 07:17 AM
Those are an SVA Center and a pair of what looks to be either SVA1600 or SVA1800 speakers. The SVA 1800s will have 8" woofers and be worth more than the SVA1600 with its 6.5" woofers.

10-25-2005, 07:21 AM
i was hoping to find out what thay were
u never even see 1/2 this stuff in aus


knowlege is power

10-25-2005, 07:33 AM
Here's a link to the owner's manual. Note the differences in dimensions and weight from the 1500-1600 to the 1800 to the 2100. You could differentiate them that way too if you can't get the woofers measured. Good luck!




10-25-2005, 09:38 AM
I have SVA 1600's and the SVA Center. My center's grille does not cover the horn.

10-25-2005, 09:48 AM
I don't know what she has. The center isn't from the same "series" as the mains. Here is another picture she sent, without the grills.

Any ideas what this may be?


10-25-2005, 10:20 AM
That center looks like a JBL CL505 - see message 9 in this thread: http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=7498&highlight=cl505


Titanium Dome
10-25-2005, 10:35 AM
Right, maabax and John. Good catch.

It's not really a good match for the SVAs unfortunately.

10-25-2005, 01:07 PM
Hmm... Not a good match. Well, maybe I could buy it and use the center on another system. By the way, any advice about a reasonable price?

Thanks for all of the great input from everyone.