Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 39

Thread: Looky what I got! 1 Owner L100s off DC CL

  1. #1
    Heather [Senorita member] hjames's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    NoVA - DC 'burbs
    Posts
    8,341

    Looky what I got! 1 Owner L100s off DC CL

    Saw them on the DC Craigslist today -
    apparently they were posted yesterday at 3:40 and must have missed the lunchtime lookers ...

    ================================================== ===
    JBL Loud Speakers - Set of 2 - $## (McLean)

    Reply to: sale-662485342@craigslist.org
    Date: 2008-04-30, 3:34PM EDT


    Pair of JBL loudspeakers - wonderful sound, grill (foam) is missing but can be easily replaced. Great for some youngster to "tinker" with. Purchased in
    1976, still have original manual. Finish is oiled walnut. Asking $##.00.


    ================================================== ===

    Based on comments from all of you I figured it was a reasonable shot, if they were in halfway decent shape.
    So I sent off an email and waited.

    But by the time they called me back they had bumped them to 4x the price (still a killer deal!) ...

    They said they'd had quite a few interested folks and someone was looking at them when they called me,
    but if they didn't buy them I could look at them this evening.

    We went by, checked them out (Aja, Diana Krall, David Sylvian 88 Live show), and decided to pick them up.
    They looked good and sounded good -
    the guy was running them with an old Sansui 9010 he got with them at the base exchange in Germany ... back in the day.

    I unhooked them and connected his spares in their place - a pristine set of Bose 301s (!)

    We just got them home, and after a quick wipe with a bit of Howard's orange oil, they're cleaning up nicely ...

    Now I need to check in with Indycraft or sonofagun for some foam!
    Although - I do have a pair of the Eames style L88 grills that I've always loved the look of ...
    probably need to redo the grillcloth for them, but they fit just inside the L100 grillframes like they were made for that use ...

    More Pix tonight ...
    ($ prices removed to avoid souring the market, and to favour the innocents)
    Attached Images Attached Images    
    2ch: Oppo, JoLida 502CRC, JBL L212, 18ti,240ti; Heath AS101, Von Schweikert VR4
    7.1: Oppo BDP103D, B&K, UREI 809A, JBL B460

  2. #2
    Senior Member LRBacon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Posts
    304
    Great score, Heather!!!

    Larry

  3. #3
    Senior Member LRBacon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Posts
    304
    What color are you gonna go with for the foam?

  4. #4
    Senior Member Fred Sanford's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Shenandoah Valley
    Posts
    1,608
    Nice grab- you building an extension onto your house as an excuse for yet another pair of JBLs? Mine sound good on that Yamaha power amp you borrowed from me, fire 'em up!

    je

  5. #5
    Senior Member oznob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    1,121

    GREAT SCORE INDEED!!!

    Past practice indicates future behavior.

  6. #6
    Senior Member BMWCCA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    6,964
    Let's see them puppies with their grilles off!

  7. #7
    Heather [Senorita member] hjames's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    NoVA - DC 'burbs
    Posts
    8,341
    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCCA View Post
    Let's see them puppies with their grilles off!
    Okay! The foam around the dome tweeter was crumbled and I was able to very slowly ease the edge of the clear tape backing off, so I'm ready to order new tweeter foams for that. They are not mirror image, they are model L100 Century.
    Apparently I need to get a pair of ZIlch plugs if I want to tame the boom box effect, unless I just want to let them be what they were born to be!

    I think I'll stack them on my L200 (plus) ... for now!
    Whoa - gotta pull out Quadrophenia and have a kegger! Woohoo!
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    2ch: Oppo, JoLida 502CRC, JBL L212, 18ti,240ti; Heath AS101, Von Schweikert VR4
    7.1: Oppo BDP103D, B&K, UREI 809A, JBL B460

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Wash DC suburbs
    Posts
    1,206
    Nice!!, try "The Real Me", my favorite


    Mark
    Think center channel for 250TIs; (2) 108s, a 104 and a 44ti, now what?

  9. #9
    Senior Member Krunchy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1,232

    Quadrophenia, Beer & JBLs

    Very Nice Heather

    The cabs look to be in real nice shape, good for you!

    Did you say Kegger!!!!!
    Just Play Music.

  10. #10
    Senior Member demon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    vienna
    Posts
    405
    dont you just love this white of this white woofers?
    great buy heather!


    mikey

  11. #11
    Heather [Senorita member] hjames's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    NoVA - DC 'burbs
    Posts
    8,341
    Quote Originally Posted by Krunchy View Post
    Very Nice Heather

    The cabs look to be in real nice shape, good for you!

    Did you say Kegger!!!!!
    Well, thats the legend, innit?
    Din't everyone in college in the 70s have a friend with a pair of these, and on Friday night, somebody got a keg and ... Woohoo!!!


    But, our mint patch in the back yard came back this year with a vengence - so I started mixing Mojitos last week - grind the mint down with a bit of raw sugar and a tablespoon of rum to help release the mint oils, then add the lime and the crushed ice and the rest of the Barbancourt rhum- Yummm!

    And the speakers? - when I got out of college in 76, I couldn't justify L100s so I wound up buying L36 decades ... but now?? Ah'm reliving my lost youth!

    Okay - new pix - stack 'em up!
    (and if you look carefully, you can see a zilch-plug in the right port of the L200, painted black)
    And just to calm Zilch and Gisk - I only had one set of speakers going at a time - but gawd,
    I forgot just how bad those 70s push-pin factory connectors were - UGH!
    Attached Images Attached Images   
    2ch: Oppo, JoLida 502CRC, JBL L212, 18ti,240ti; Heath AS101, Von Schweikert VR4
    7.1: Oppo BDP103D, B&K, UREI 809A, JBL B460

  12. #12
    Senior Member oznob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    1,121
    Larry, "LRBacon," gave me some sound advise on L-Pad settings to avoid or at least lessen listener fatigue. Presence @ 1, brilliance @ 4 gives a very good balance to their sound. But hey, after a few brews, crank them puppies all the way!
    Past practice indicates future behavior.

  13. #13
    Senior Member Krunchy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    1,232
    Well they seem to stack up very nicely and I doubt those push pins are going to hang around too much (cant abide by those myself, I even replaced the ones on the 4430's, they were killing me). How did they sound to you seeing as how your listening sensibilities have become more discriminating, just as you remember them? Still fun I'm sure.

    I'm down with the Mojito action and we're just starting to get into Mojito season (cant do mojitos in winter), I got a big (ever expanding) patch of mint that I use mainly for my Vietnamese & Thai gasrtronomicus adventures but it also comes in handy with the old ito.

    Would we need a keg of Mojitos then?

    BTW the grilles on the 200s look great, are you going to match the same color for the 100s?
    Just Play Music.

  14. #14
    Heather [Senorita member] hjames's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    NoVA - DC 'burbs
    Posts
    8,341
    Of course, living in the south, today is Derby Day - so I "ought" to be into Mint Julips for the day ... but its supposed to be pretty warm (82 here yesterday!) so after yardwork and stuff I'll probably settle down with a Newcastle or the last of the killer beers Subwoof brought us when he visited last fall ...

    The Azaleas are just past full bloom right now, and I redid the waterfall in the pond, so that means lots of time out back listening to the birds - but its a little yard as Sub or Opimax'll tell ya ...


    Oh, yeah, speakers - well, by the time I had them stacked for pictures last night it was nearly 11, so I didn't crank them much - ran a "The Real Me", few Stones tracks, Blue Oyster Cult (Last Days of May) and for grins, that Kirsty MacColl track (There's a Guy Works down the Chip Joint Swears He's Elvis - a real rockbilly kind of thing).
    But maybe Monday or Tues when Em is away I can pull out Who's Live at Leeds (or Isle of Wight) CD and shake them down ... (Wight has "Tommy" Live).

    Grills - I'm kinda leaning towards the blue for the fun, but I'll probably get the chocolate Brown ones so they match the decor better, and, if I decide to, to make them easier to sell.

    Quote Originally Posted by Krunchy View Post
    Well they seem to stack up very nicely - How did they sound to you seeing as how your listening sensibilities have become more discriminating, just as you remember them? Still fun I'm sure.

    BTW the grilles on the 200s look great, are you going ot match the same color for the 100s?
    Attached Images Attached Images   
    2ch: Oppo, JoLida 502CRC, JBL L212, 18ti,240ti; Heath AS101, Von Schweikert VR4
    7.1: Oppo BDP103D, B&K, UREI 809A, JBL B460

  15. #15
    Obsolete
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    NLA
    Posts
    14,548
    Quote Originally Posted by hjames View Post
    And just to calm Zilch and Gisk - I only had one set of speakers going at a time
    It's SOP to deploy every loudspeaker one has for keggers.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. LOOKY WHAT I JUST GOT......more L100s!
    By Fred Sanford in forum Miscellaneous Gear
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 03-16-2007, 11:34 AM
  2. L100S...help
    By John K in forum Lansing Product General Information
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-20-2006, 07:28 AM
  3. Looky, Looky !!
    By Don McRitchie in forum Lansing Product General Information
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: 10-18-2005, 01:15 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
  •