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    jbl century gold

    There's a guy who is selling his jbl's century gold speakers. I am planning to buy them (i cant wait to go back to the jbl sound) but the guy tells me there are no batteries that power the filter. I tought that the century gold has a 9 volt battery in the back that should be replaced everey 2 years or so.
    Am i wrong?
    Is there another line of century's that comes without battery.
    Im going to buy them tomorow so any fast answer could help.
    For all i know its like a dummy or something.

    The centurys will be my speaker for the time i will need to build my own JBL's but i heard it sounds fine
    greetings from the netherlands
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giskard View Post
    yep thats what i thougt.
    Ive already read the manual (but thnx anyway)
    so maybe the guy is not very smart or he's trying to rip me off.
    Thank you.

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    Well, hopefully he hasn't been running them with dead batteries for years, but who knows? Once fresh batteries are in place, they will sing as intended.

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    probably he has never unscrewed the back of the crossover

    the battery is hidden behind a cap

    good luck

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    I've never had speakers that need batteries , what do the battery do ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post
    I've never had speakers that need batteries , what do the battery do ?
    Bias the caps for the charge coupled (crossover) networks

    Look up the 250ti speakers (among others) and read some of Giskard's comments on cc networks
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post
    I've never had speakers that need batteries , what do the battery do ?
    i could explain what the b atteries do in dutch , but lets just say they sound better.
    lineair radiance ? does this make any sence?

    I think it wouldnt be hard to find the batteries. They should be right above the terminals.
    The guy is going to check it out and will e mail me if he really cant find them.
    So if he says there's nothing wil i get in my (german) car and drive 2 hours to see if there really is nothing.. i dint think so. But what if the guy just isnt smart and i pass on a pair of nice speakers because im to lazy to drive
    what to do, what to do.
    anyway thanks for the info guys
    finally i have a pair of 604 8g's....there not easy to find in the netherlands

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    If they truly are Century Gold's I would recommend getting them so you can experience them first hand.
    You can always sell them if you don't like them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giskard View Post
    If they truly are Century Gold's I would recommend getting them so you can experience them first hand.
    You can always sell them if you don't like them.
    they look the real deal, or someone put in enormous effort to make a clone. I always heard they sound really good so i think ill take my chance's and drive for a while. In holland 2 hours away is a lot for you guys its probably right next door.
    finally i have a pair of 604 8g's....there not easy to find in the netherlands

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    Here's a couple of pictures.

    Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robh3606 View Post
    Here's a couple of pictures.

    Good Luck

    Rob
    they look exactly the same,
    Ill keep you posted.
    finally i have a pair of 604 8g's....there not easy to find in the netherlands

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    2 hours for a century gold good deal is nothing

    the owner is not hearing them correctly with out changeing the battery he is probably giving them away at a very nice price

    i would run and get them

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    Yes, get them. They're pretty things, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valentin View Post
    2 hours for a century gold good deal is nothing

    the owner is not hearing them correctly with out changeing the battery he is probably giving them away at a very nice price

    i would run and get them
    he called me again still telling me there is no space for a batterie.
    Do you have to unscrew the terminal to find it?
    i have never seen the back of this speaker only the "bling bling" front
    ANYONE WITH PICTURES PLEASE.

    by the way hes selling for 500 euro's that little over 500 dollar.
    finally i have a pair of 604 8g's....there not easy to find in the netherlands

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