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    Got some "back doors" fab'd

    I tried a wood working friend of mine to make the back door I needed. He didin't have the time to get it done so after a month and a half I asked for the original back. He gave it back along with a...
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    JBL service tech review - awesome!

    Just picked up my LE-85's from the tech recommended by louped garouv. What an experience! I had a wonderful time and an excellent repair provided by Al Garza, the certified repair technician at...
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    The restoration saga continues...

    I needed to remove the L-pads because I couldn't adjust the presence.

    I had to remove the foilcal's from the L-pads in order to remove them - the presence (midrange?) pot knobs are both stripped....
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    Well, I couldn't stand seeing these sit and wait...

    Well, I couldn't stand seeing these sit and wait for two new rebuilds so i hooked one up for a mono listening session with a Fisher KX-200 tube integrated.

    Good Lord. :blink: Not sure what I...
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    Thank you. I enjoyed your thread. It take away...

    Thank you. I enjoyed your thread. It take away some of the trepidation I have toward veneering. My speakers only have a few small nicks on the edges and a bit of surface scratching. I was thinking of...
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    Yup, I saw the shop in the Springs on the list....

    Yup, I saw the shop in the Springs on the list. Without prior recommendations I called the two closest to me. I will call the one you mentioned. It's reassuring having good word about a shop. I...
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    I called two JBL authorized service centers in...

    I called two JBL authorized service centers in Denver about rebuilding my LE-85's and 077's. Both were primarily pro-JBL dealers. One said he would do it but had to buy parts from NY. I'm a little...
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    Thank you! As always, this is the most...

    Thank you!

    As always, this is the most technical source of info on the web for JBL/Altec.

    As far as cosmetics, I was thinking of making new trim pieces for the top and then sanding down the...
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    I wonder if anyone can address the LE85 diaphragm...

    I wonder if anyone can address the LE85 diaphragm issue, 16 vs 8 ohms? Will the 16 ohm diaphragms work in my "8 ohm" drivers?
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    L300 Summits that need a little work

    I stumbled on a pair of L300's and brought them home. They are a bit rough but able to be restored I think. One of the HF drivers was not working, measured 36 ohms DCR. I took the cap off and...
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    Room's too small...

    Room's too small...
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    I have been reading this thread while listening...

    I have been reading this thread while listening to 416's in my 19's and brothers, I agree wholeheartedly with what's been said - especially by Scott.

    What is your club called? I would love to come...
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    That's been my experience. Good engineers are...

    That's been my experience. Good engineers are rare.
  14. Well I scored a working little single ended 6BQ5...

    Well I scored a working little single ended 6BQ5 amp from an old console. Got the whole thing for $5. I'm currently rebuilding the amp into a little enclosure with new components. It looks pretty...
  15. If you warm the goop with a hair dryer, you can...

    If you warm the goop with a hair dryer, you can gently remove the excess with a toothpick or q-tip. I would try and remove some of it in that location.
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    I haven't been able to get there either. Been...

    I haven't been able to get there either. Been several days. Firefox OR IE.
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    Why not keep 'em? Sound like a couple of winners.

    Why not keep 'em? Sound like a couple of winners.
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    How do you like those 902-16B's Mr. Brennan? I...

    How do you like those 902-16B's Mr. Brennan? I thought about upgrading my Carmel's with the same drivers. I would need to sell the original 802's to help offset the cost of them. Was it a worthwhile...
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    Yup. I bought a pair of 902's and they were...

    Yup. I bought a pair of 902's and they were wrapped in one layer of bubble pak in a box of peanuts. Needless to say, the bubble pak was flat and the drivers were at the bottom of the box. Luckily no...
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    Guess so...:blink:

    Guess so...:blink:
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    None taken. Just thought it needed a little more...

    None taken. Just thought it needed a little more explanation.
    I do work on my own tubes. I'm very careful. I am familiar with the dangers. I even do a little puttering on my SS stuf but usually just...
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    I like to use a clever name that says a little...

    I like to use a clever name that says a little about myself. :) Besides I use that same username on all the boards that I'm a member of. It wasn't until I joined a few boards that I saw a few brave...
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    I don't think there is any good reason to not use...

    I don't think there is any good reason to not use your real name as your handle. I often sign my real name. I think most thought their handle was clever when they signed on or wanted something unique...
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    DeOxit on the noisy button. It is expensive but...

    DeOxit on the noisy button. It is expensive but worth it because it WORKS. Take the top off and expose the opening of the button. Spray the stuff in there and work the button back and forth a few...
  25. Wow. Great post Glen. Thanks! I really enjoyed...

    Wow. Great post Glen. Thanks!
    I really enjoyed looking at the retro Life pages.
    Post more if you have them.
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