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    JBL L100 saved from the street curb

    It has been a while, but I am still around and still playing hard in the audio sandbox. My latest score is a pair of JBL L100 speakers that a friend of a friend was throwing out. He was moving and didn't want the entire stereo system (Pioneeer Spec series with rack and the L100's) because the amp and speakers were blown. My friend knows me as the audio guy so he brought it to me.

    Here is a picture after I sanded the cabinet and put on the first coat of polyurethane.

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    Here they are all done.

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    A friend of mine works at a foam company. He cut some reticulated foam for the grills.

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    Sitting next to the C50 Olympus.

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    With the grill on next to some Altec 870B I just refinished, after they sat in my shed for 10 years.

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    Well done! It’s great to see projects like these where speakers are brought back to life!

    Thanks for sharing!


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    Truth be told the 123A-3 woofers are bad. The voice coils are rubbing. So for now, I have installed a pair of 122A that I had sitting on a shelf.

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    Thumbs up Yay!

    Glad to see the save!
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    Nice work! What is your refinish process? Do you apply the poly with a brush or roller?
    Currently: L300, C40 Harkness (030 Load)

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    Nice grills too

    40+ years of sacrifice...and for what???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Law View Post
    Nice work! What is your refinish process? Do you apply the poly with a brush or roller?
    Once sanded down to 400 grit, I spray on multiple coats of finish. Depending on the project, that could be polyurethane or lacquer. For a few hardwood items, I have wiped on Liberon Finishing Oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofagun View Post
    Nice grills too

    These grills are nice and simple but I do have some groovy sculpted blue grills coming.

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