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Mike Bama
01-29-2006, 03:22 PM
Newbie here, and I hope I am in the correct forum, and the pics are OK..

I just picked up a pair of JBL's pretty cheap. They need surrounds, of course, but the cabinets are in surprisingly good shape. They have no badges on them anywhere, with the exception of one JBL grill badge. They have brown cloth on the grills.
Thanks, Mike

jim3860
01-29-2006, 03:29 PM
They are model L26 if that helps :)

Mike Bama
01-29-2006, 03:31 PM
They are model L26 if that helps :)
So I take it, they are pretty decent speakers?

jim3860
01-29-2006, 03:36 PM
So I take it, they are pretty decent speakers? YES i think so JBL made very few bad speakers. They utilize 125A woofers LE25-2 tweeters. If you do a search on them here, you will find out almost anything you need to know. REGARDS JIM

Mike Bama
01-29-2006, 03:54 PM
YES i think so JBL made very few bad speakers. They utilize 125A woofers LE25-2 tweeters. If you do a search on them here, you will find out almost anything you need to know. REGARDS JIM

Jim,
Sorry for the confusion. I knew they were good, and it appears they were well worth the $35 I paid. This is my first set of JBL's. I have 2 pair of Pioneer HPM 100's, (one pair I purchased new in the 70's. Passed on a set of JBL 100's back then), some Advents, AR's, and a pair of KLH 17's. I plan to refoam the JBL's, and use them with a Harmon Kardon A50K 25wpc tube amp, I use to listen to vinyl. I think the JBL's and the HK will go nice together.

Thanks for the info,
Mike

jim3860
01-29-2006, 04:16 PM
Jim,
Sorry for the confusion. I knew they were good, and it appears they were well worth the $35 I paid. This is my first set of JBL's. I have 2 pair of Pioneer HPM 100's, (one pair I purchased new in the 70's. Passed on a set of JBL 100's back then), some Advents, AR's, and a pair of KLH 17's. I plan to refoam the JBL's, and use them with a Harmon Kardon A50K 25wpc tube amp, I use to listen to vinyl. I think the JBL's and the HK will go nice together.

Thanks for the info,
Mike Your welcome. They should sound good on your tube amp. If you need any info on refoaming or where to buy kits, you can find it by doing a search or posting a question here. also WELCOME TO THE FORUM. regards jim:)

edgewound
01-29-2006, 06:27 PM
YES i think so JBL made very few bad speakers. They utilize 125A woofers LE25-2 tweeters. If you do a search on them here, you will find out almost anything you need to know. REGARDS JIM

The tweeter is an LE25-4

JBL Dog
01-29-2006, 10:24 PM
Newbie here, and I hope I am in the correct forum, and the pics are OK..

I just picked up a pair of JBL's pretty cheap. They need surrounds, of course, but the cabinets are in surprisingly good shape. They have no badges on them anywhere, with the exception of one JBL grill badge. They have brown cloth on the grills.
Thanks, Mike


Yup, they're nice little speakers. Pretty much the same configuration as my 4301BE's. If you pay a professional to do the work, you're looking at $40 to $65 per speaker to do new surrounds and dust caps.

jim3860
01-30-2006, 12:07 AM
The tweeter is an LE25-4 You sure? i thought the L26 decade used LE25-2 and the L26A decade used LE25-4 Tweeters. oh well its kinda hard to see exactly what he has there other than some version of a L26:)

clmrt
01-30-2006, 07:15 AM
I have a pair of good 125A's. PM if you're interested....

edgewound
01-30-2006, 09:39 AM
You sure? i thought the L26 decade used LE25-2 and the L26A decade used LE25-4 Tweeters. oh well its kinda hard to see exactly what he has there other than some version of a L26:)

Yes...the pic is of an LE25-4.

jim3860
01-30-2006, 09:44 AM
Yes...the pic is of an LE25-4. My apoligies. Good eye.:applaud:

Mike Bama
02-12-2006, 08:51 AM
I have ordered surrounds, and dustcaps from www.wooferrepair.com (http://www.wooferrepair.com). Yesterday I started working on the cabinets, and restained them a slightly darker shade of oak. It appears that some sort of badge has been removed next to the tweeter, and I assume finding replacements would be almost impossible. I may repaint the front of the cabinets in black. Not sure, as the grills, (in great shape, I might add), will cover them.
Anyone know where I might find the missing decals, and 1 missing JBL logo for the grill?

One last thing. Does the surround go on top or behind the cone?
Thanks

johnaec
02-12-2006, 09:24 AM
One last thing. Does the surround go on top or behind the cone?Definitely behind the cone on those.

John

Don C
02-12-2006, 09:33 AM
The badge that you mention is called a foilcal. JBL had the bad habit of hiding the crossover mounting screws behind it. They are usually destroyed by removing them, and good ones are hard to find.

Mike Bama
03-10-2006, 11:03 PM
These sound, and look very nice in the den.

Regis
03-11-2006, 08:33 AM
Nice job on rescuing the L-26's! I'm glad they're sounding nice for you. Too bad about the foilcals, though jpg's of some of them have been reproduced here on the site (do a search). Not sure how you'd get a repro pair, though, I'm sure that has been discussed.

vanman
03-11-2006, 02:00 PM
They are great speakers. They are very well suited to rock music. The l26's i own currently reside in my dorm room being driven by a nad 7155. i couldn;t be more pleased.

steve

Regis
03-11-2006, 02:02 PM
They are great speakers. They are very well suited to rock music. The l26's i own currently reside in my dorm room being driven by a nad 7155. i couldn;t be more pleased.

steve

It's gotta beat listening to an Ipod, that's for sure!:p

Mike Bama
03-11-2006, 07:05 PM
I just picked up a pair of L36's today, with very nice cabs. I paid $50, and will spend another $25 to refoam.

JBL fever has hit me. :applaud:

Studiomaster
03-11-2006, 07:27 PM
JBL fever has hit me. :applaud:

Me too...about 30 years ago! I have the L40s, which replaced the L26 in 1977.

I remember the L26 and L36 very well during my college days when I worked in an audio store that handled these. The L26 in particular was very popular. If my memory serves me correctly, they used to retail for $312/pair. In those days, JBL was a "fair trade" product, i.e. they were sold only through authorized retailers who were required to sell at the MSRP. (Unbelievable to think that places like Best Buy sell JBL products now)!

Anyway, your cabinets and surrounds look great. Good luck with your restoration. These were sweet speakers...enjoy!