I helped a friend of mine, at his PA repair shop, diagnose a broken L100, today.
Man, can you say totally f'ed up? Here's the litany of problems.
Wrong tweeter (some Pioneer dome), DEAD.
LE5-2 had been reconed with the WRONG stuff, and shoddily repaired (cone had a patched hole, and was coated with some nasty brushed on black stuff covering the whole cone... and had a SOFT FELT "fuzzy" dustcap!) DEAD too.
That's one wrong driver, one bollixed up reconed driver, and one original driver, ALL OPEN CIRCUIT. On top of that, one of the L-pads in the crossover looked like it had been bent (the adjuster is crooked, jammed against one side of the hole it sits in).
On top of that, someone had removed and reinstalled the crossover at some point- BORING A HOLE in the foilcal to get to the hidden screw (which is now sunk flush INTO the front of the foilcal.
I know some people don't respect the L100 as much as other JBL stuff... but did it REALLY deserve THIS kind of SHEER ABUSE and MOLESTATION??
I'm thinking of trying to offer to sell the owner of these things another WORKING pair of speakers (because even using aftermarket parts, repairing JUST THIS ONE cabinet is going to be $200 or so, possibly more) of another brand (NOT JBL)... and offfering to buy the remains of this pair of L100s, for $20-25 or so for the pair. Maybe some nice Cerwin-Vegas might be more his flavor, huh guys??