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    I'm about to do something really stupid...JBL 6020s

    I know they won't sound as good as the amps I have on hand, but for some weird reason I have to have a pair of these. Do they have any value? One is broken. I think it's cool that they have an output transformer that you can bypass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiomagnate View Post
    I know they won't sound as good as the amps I have on hand, but for some weird reason I have to have a pair of these. Do they have any value? One is broken. I think it's cool that they have an output transformer that you can bypass.

    http://www.jblproservice.com/pdf/Vintage JBL-UREI Electronics/JBL-6020.pdf
    No flames or anything meant, not trying to be snarky - just an honest Question ...
    Do you think they are better than the later 6230/6260/6290 series ...??

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    Quote Originally Posted by hjames View Post
    No flames or anything meant, not trying to be snarky - just an honest Question ...Do you think they are better than the later 6230/6260/6290 series ...??Name:  JBL_6200_amp-rack.jpg
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    If you're asking me I have no idea. I just think they might have some historical value.
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    I just pulled the (Paypal) trigger. I swapped a nice Marantz 2270 plus some cash for these ugly beasts.

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    I would have done it. I might regret it later, but

    Hopefully, your gamble pays off. If not, sell them to me at a loss. I'll deal with those beaches.
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    Hey, I bought that exact coffee maker for my GF. Of course, she stopped drinking coffee.

    As for the JBLs, my sentiments remain: sell them to me at a discount if you don't want them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titanium Dome View Post
    I would have done it.
    Yeah, but you'd buy an ashtray if it had that logo on it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    Yeah, but you'd buy an ashtray if it had that logo on it.

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    Please, lets not condone smoking ...
    An incense burner, no doubt!

    Surely there is a market for a JBL incense burner?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hjames View Post
    Please, lets not condone smoking ...
    An incense burner, no doubt!

    Surely there is a market for a JBL incense burner?
    You missed my point. Dome doesn't even smoke... the logo is that magical!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    You missed my point. Dome doesn't even smoke... the logo is that magical!


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    Nope, I took it for granted HE didn't smoke ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Widget View Post
    Yeah, but you'd buy an ashtray if it had that logo on it.


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    Here's how bad it is: my GF showed me a picture of this K-Pop group she likes, Miss A, so she asked, "Aren't they sexy?"

    First words out of my mouth: "Look, they have some JBL 4312 studio monitors."

    Her: "You're not normal."
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    I will admit, upon retrospection, that I do envy the 4312 on the left.

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    Sorry, Audiomagnate, for taking this too far afield. Let us know when you get the goods.
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    I admit ...

    I've had an ongoing love affair with UREI 6250 amps (pre JBL) for years. I own a rack full and use them every day.
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    I have a 6021 amp and it is not that bad at all !!! Keep them.
    Regards Stephane

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