+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Surround material 2121?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,501

    Surround material 2121?

    Did the 2121 had a surround material made of paper (or similar) in form of a roll (same form than the foam surrounds) or was it a foam surround?

    4343 owners could you please check for me?

    Thanks
    BLS Reference on Passlabs XA 30.5 + Everest DD66000 clone on Pass XA 100.5

  2. #2
    RE: Member when? subwoof's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    fingerlakes region, NY
    Posts
    1,850
    2121 and 2122 are single roll **FOAM** like the 2235H.

    The 2123 has double roll cloth like the 2225H

    I have seen a few real old 2123's that have triple roll like the D/K/E 110

    sub

  3. #3
    Administrator Robh3606's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Destiny
    Posts
    7,510
    I have a couple of photo's I will post. I have one with foam and a older unit with what looks like the Lansaloy/Yellow surround but the close-up almost looks like it's cloth?? Are those some variation of LE-10's and not 2121's???

    Rob
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Last edited by Robh3606; 01-08-2004 at 09:39 AM.

  4. #4
    Administrator Robh3606's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Destiny
    Posts
    7,510
    Surround close up
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  5. #5
    Administrator Robh3606's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Destiny
    Posts
    7,510
    4343 with foam like 2122
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  6. #6
    Senior Member Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,501
    Thanks for help!

    This damned 2121 seems to be a real mystery.

    I was offered 2 2121 with "paper" surrounds. Seems that these guy meant the "cloth" surrounds. As they come out of very old 4341 this is possible.
    But who can be shure?

    BLS Reference on Passlabs XA 30.5 + Everest DD66000 clone on Pass XA 100.5

  7. #7
    Senior Member Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,501
    Just found this pic of 4341 components in our library!

    Here the 2121 looks again different

    Now I need the 70s experts........
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    BLS Reference on Passlabs XA 30.5 + Everest DD66000 clone on Pass XA 100.5

  8. #8
    RE: Member when? subwoof's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    fingerlakes region, NY
    Posts
    1,850
    Hey guido...

    Lotsa fun huh??? Ever explore revisionist history??

    I have held nearly every combination of JBL cone in my hand - what I've noticed is that the original white foam surrounds tend to yellow with age and become brittle. This is why there are 2 colors.

    I have never seen a single roll **cloth** surround on any jbl cone from any era.

    Some intrepid reconners in the 70's used to take a cloth 10" surround ( from old pioneers ?? ) and replace with them because jbl didn't sell the foam surrounds seperately and STILL does not.

    If ANYBODY tells you that the surrounds are jbl replacements they are lying. Ask ANY **real** jbl service station ( even the ones who make these claims ) for the part number...

    Betcha they can't....

    Because it doesn't exist..!

    ANY pure paper surround is an aftermarket guitar cone - the only JBL's that had treated paper were the ancient D series, K151 and lotsa old pro+consumer tweeters.

    I have a pair of 2121, 2122, 2123 and 2012 here in the shop. When it goes above ZERO ( that's -28 for you metric types ) I will take a family picture and post it here.

    sub

    ps - did you get a price on the 4343 Xover foilcals??

  9. #9
    Senior Member Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,501
    Originally posted by subwoof

    I have a pair of 2121, 2122, 2123 and 2012 here in the shop. When it goes above ZERO ( that's -28 for you metric types ) I will take a family picture and post it here.

    sub

    ps - did you get a price on the 4343 Xover foilcals??

    Is it that cold?:shock:
    Perfect time for reconing and refoaming jobs. Of course in the warmth of the workshop with nice JBL behind you making inspiring sound

    I'm working on this 4343 Xover and nameplate thing.
    I'll reply within january. PROMISE:
    BLS Reference on Passlabs XA 30.5 + Everest DD66000 clone on Pass XA 100.5

  10. #10
    Senior Member Guido's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,501
    Originally posted by subwoof
    Hey guido...

    I have a pair of 2121
    Sell them to me!!!!!
    BLS Reference on Passlabs XA 30.5 + Everest DD66000 clone on Pass XA 100.5

+ Reply to Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Zappa in plush surround sound...
    By jblnut in forum General Audio Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 08-12-2006, 12:39 AM
  2. Replace the surround on my LE15A and 2121
    By hoto in forum Lansing Product Technical Help
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-06-2004, 02:19 PM
  3. DC resistance for 2121 and LE15a
    By hoto in forum Lansing Product Technical Help
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-01-2004, 08:07 PM
  4. 2121 surround
    By Guido in forum Lansing Product Technical Help
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-25-2004, 12:10 PM
  5. LE10A - 2121 - 2122H - 2123H - 2012H pictures
    By subwoof in forum Lansing Product General Information
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-31-2004, 05:24 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts