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    Quick note Leave the fiberglass alone, there are...

    Quick note
    Leave the fiberglass alone, there are many threads on this, or get new fiberglass? It doesn't go bad.

    The 1217 horn is not optimum, but isn't bad in my opinion.
    The 1217-1290 horn and...
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    Hi again Your cabinets are worth saving and...

    Hi again
    Your cabinets are worth saving and spending money on. Particle board is preferred over plywood, as its sonic qualities are better, and if it was plywood, that would date it to the 1950s up...
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    As someone that Widget took the time to help on a...

    As someone that Widget took the time to help on a similar setup, I can tell you of my load that works very well, and sounds great, but maybe not as great as a full blown L300. Widget helped me on the...
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    Thanks guys and thanks for this beautiful and...

    Thanks guys and thanks for this beautiful and intelligent group of HIFI nuts.
    Its great to spend time on informative sites like this.
    I hope someone else will find use in that odd duck 5 inductor...
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    Grumpy, thanks for the input. You are someone I...

    Grumpy, thanks for the input. You are someone I highly respect on this board, and many of you have inspired me to do this work myself and get a deeper understanding of bad- good - better best. It...
  6. Hi, The others chiming in on the C36 question...

    Hi,
    The others chiming in on the C36 question are correct. I have studied the C-36 and C-38 lineup in great detail, and they were a solid design that only varied in construction and small details...
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    Shown in the pictures attached are the early old...

    Shown in the pictures attached are the early old crossover with my scratch built replacement and parts using.
    I am pausing before soldering to get input on choices and inductor layout, which...
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    All 4313 lovers, I would like to submit a drawing...

    All 4313 lovers, I would like to submit a drawing I made of the mystery 5 cap, 5 inductor, early 4313 crossover with serial #11914 and number 3113 on it. I don't think there is another drawing for...
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    Hi, What you have are likely 1950s homemade...

    Hi,
    What you have are likely 1950s homemade speakers, with home-brew, HIFI hobbyist attempts to be good. Its not worth more than the individual components.
    Are there 2 speaker boxes here or one?...
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    HI I know how to date them if I see a picture...

    HI
    I know how to date them if I see a picture of the backs, bottom, grille.
    If they are pre 1960-1962 ish or so, the grille cloth is stapled to the baffle board.
    If after that time, they slide...
  11. thanks 1audiohack So where do I go to buy 1 of...

    thanks 1audiohack

    So where do I go to buy 1 of the C8R2235 kits?
    Or what service center do I see?
    I was shopping on flea-bay, and also calling several JBL dealers.
    Some of the authorized...
  12. Favored vendor for 2235 re cone kit?

    My L300 has the support on the rear door as well. It looks factory made to me.

    While we are on the subject of L300's and drivers, can anyone recommend the best source for new cones to drop into...
  13. L300 help on port size, woofer clamping

    Hi
    I have ran into the woofer bore issue myself, and consider the JBL fork clamps to be a great fix.
    They allow quick removal of the driver and allow you to rotate them.
    The original 136A woofer...
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    This works for me, but I may be able to improve with bigger boxes

    I was fortunate to land these same components and used them this way.
    Started with LE-15s and LE85s with LX5.
    I reconed the LE-15 with 8 ohm cones.
    Then learned the LX5 crossover is not right for...
  15. Thread: Speaker Safari

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    current goodwill pricing

    So Is the goodwill there still selling at rock bottom pricing?
    Around here, they are turning into antique stores, with much higher pricing than a few years ago.
    Sometimes they are higher than ebay!...
  16. Thread: Speaker Safari

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    further reading on Bozak to NEAR and the real designer?

    Further reading on Bozak to NEAR and the real designer?

    this guy claims design for NEAR 15M
    Athanas Acoustic Devices is the R&D home of audio designer and inventor Lewis Athanas...
  17. Thread: Speaker Safari

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    Have you ever came across any NEAR New England Audio Resource speakers out in Port?

    Seawolf
    I spent a good two hours or more looking over this thread.
    You could star in your own TV show!

    By the end, I thought about one of my old speaker setups, and if you ever see them.
    This...
  18. Hi Yes the 15 degree rotation would repeat...

    Hi
    Yes the 15 degree rotation would repeat itself on the last plate.
    The last plate is not quite so important, as its .3" wide, and only has two radial rows of holes in the stream.
    Some examples...
  19. What is the correct layout of potato masher screens, LE-175 DLH175 acoustic lens horn

    Hi all
    Has anyone ever looked at what is the best layout of these screens inside the potato masher horns?
    I searched the forum, and also scratched my head on this one for a few weeks.

    It...
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    Running a crossover without the HF load present

    This was a really good read, and worth moving to the top again.

    Could someone answer this question....

    I am comparing woofers, in several cabinets, using a passive JBL crossover, LX-5 model,...
  21. Well I am doing more research and learning more...

    Well I am doing more research and learning more all the time.
    The last set of pictures I have posted were illustrations of another sample.
    These are not the set I bought. I was curious about...
  22. Added pictures of the grille covers I am puzzled...

    Added pictures of the grille covers I am puzzled by.
    Are these grilles attached with velcro?
    Do they use the top block to retain the grille?

    thanks for the help... Don
  23. Hi I was able to get my grilles out, as I have...

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    I was able to get my grilles out, as I have the slot loaded type, from the bottom. It looks like I was the first guy to remove the grilles from the factory, on mine! What a hoot!

    I was trying...
  24. Help dating my C-38 score, and question on grille removal

    Hi all
    I scored a really great set of C-38's last week. Ebay purchase for 1000 with pickup required.
    They only had a spill issue to the finish, and the crossovers need deoxit treatments.
    D130...
  25. Well thanks everyone for giving me help on what I...

    Well thanks everyone for giving me help on what I am doing right and wrong.
    Here is an update.
    I was basically building a test stand for these found components, the LE-15A, LX-5, and LE-85.
    My...
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