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    Northridge N38

    Today's Goodwill score
    $54.99-50%

    New to NR line, not the best first impressions,but will work
    on different placement options,before judgment day.

    Type: 3 way, 3 driver loudspeaker system
    Frequency Response: 45Hz to 20kHz
    Recommended Amplifier: 175W (maximum)
    Crossover Frequency: 1000, 5000Hz
    Impedance: 8Ω
    Sensitivity: 90dB
    Bass: 1 x 8" polyplas cone
    Midrange: 1 x 4" polyplas cone
    Tweeter: 1 x 3/4" titanium dome
    Enclosure: bass reflex
    Dimensions: 800 x 305 x 267mm
    Weight: 15.9kg

    Year: 1999

    BIG Azz Bookies ? metal look, nice condition for
    going on 20. Interested on what Xover looks like.

    Update, On my stands, def improvement.
    No final judgment. Still smell like GW.

    Any Opinions/Feedback/Thoughts

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    Poorly made JBL,not for HiFi,maybe just for HT,S series and E series are just the same.but perhaps these are the main JBL products for profits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martin_wu99 View Post
    Poorly made JBL,not for HiFi,maybe just for HT,S series and E series are just the same.but perhaps these are the main JBL products for profits.
    After audition,
    Audio weak, top to bottom.
    Construction not bad.
    They have stood the test of time,
    Party boxes
    Yard Sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigboat View Post
    After audition,
    Audio weak, top to bottom.
    Construction not bad.
    They have stood the test of time,
    Party boxes
    Yard Sale.

    Any Opinions/Feedback/Thoughts
    Much better off with an "L-series" 10 or 12 incher. Good deals are still possible.

    ie: L-26,36,88,96,100,166 ..etc.
    I'm getting tired of Winning ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post
    Much better off with an "L-series" 10 or 12 incher. Good deals are still possible.

    ie: L-26,36,88,96,100,166 ..etc.
    Nothing like my departed L-166's Great Speakers

    Passed 38's on to Grandchild.

    Like wife's 38's WAY more

    Still working on L15 and 4406 projects.
    035 tweeters, lost in mail Can't win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigboat View Post
    Nothing like my departed L-166's Great Speakers ...

    Still working on L15 and 4406 projects.
    035 tweeters, lost in mail Can't win.
    After selling my 2 pairs of L-166's, I've come to the conclusion:

    Never sell a good working L-166 pair, take em to the grave with you *

    Yesterday I picked up another L-15 pair.
    If you need 035Ti's , I have a pair to sell.

    *120Ti's are the very best of the 3 way, 12 incher bookshelves, even better than the Horizons. IMHO (excepting the $5K Century Golds & maybe the new L-100's ??)
    I'm getting tired of Winning ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post
    After selling my 2 pairs of L-166's, I've come to the conclusion:

    Never sell a good working L-166 pair, take em to the grave with you *

    Yesterday I picked up another L-15 pair. If you need 035Ti's , I have a pair to sell.

    *120Ti's are the very best of the 3 way, 12 incher bookshelves, even better than the Horizons.
    Happy 4th. Friend

    Yes would be interested in 035's.
    035 out of L15's ?? I need for 4406's.
    Should find out about lost ones by tomorrow.
    Get back.

    Horizons where VERY nice. 9.8+W/stands, Won local auction $500, Doctor would only buy
    McIntosh MC2100 Amp, C24 Pre and MR71 tube tuner, WITH L166's as part of package !!!
    So off they went.
    Drove to Ky. to pick up McIntosh Set.
    25 years in closet, from another Dr.s son purchased in Cali. in 67/68.
    55 hours of detailing,Nice rig !!
    Should have never demoed with those speakers.
    Sticking to smaller box's now.


    "*120Ti's are the very best of the 3 way, 12 incher bookshelves, even better than the Horizons."

    Need for project?, wood looks nice. Just over the bridge. At least month old $25 maybe< ?
    I'll ship,Work a deal on 035's, or cash.











    Another nice local set. of 100's Possible $6/650 2 months old listing in collectibles???Sarasota Fl.
    Worth shipping ? Other JBL's in area, if looking.



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    I wouldn't mess with a pair of N38, but the S38II was a pretty damn good bookshelf speaker. I little shrill when pushed, but they can take gobs of power and work best with a sub.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brutal View Post
    I wouldn't mess with a pair of N38, but the S38II was a pretty damn good bookshelf speaker. I little shrill when pushed, but they can take gobs of power and work best with a sub.
    Hi
    Nice rack
    S38II read nice reviews
    Have to keep my Goodwill eyes open
    Might have passed, after N38's
    But again, only $25.
    Still like "wife's" 38's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigboat View Post
    Hi
    Nice rack
    S38II read nice reviews
    Have to keep my Goodwill eyes open
    Might have passed, after N38's
    But again, only $25.
    Still like "wife's" 38's
    Just a little better,don't counter on it
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