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    Original L100t

    Just thought I’d post a pic.
    Bought in 1988
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    nice condition! I like the plinth

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    Lot's to still like about these models after so many years. Sonically and aesthetically. Remember what our TV's looked like in 1988?
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    Factory JBL recone kits (preassembled) after I “bottomed out” both woofers with a QSC amp 15 years ago... 😳😬
    I occasionally take a micro fiber cloth with Griots spray on wax (mild carnauba solution) to the surrounds to protect for UV. Surrounds are as new.

    These like power. Kinda sleepy at low volume levels.

    Threw a 10 Band Yamaha EQ70 at them to wake up the bass extension and tame the mids, at low volume. I dig the highs.
    Full disclosure... I work for Klipsch (since ‘91) and 30 years ago these were nice. Today they are showing their age, especially against the RP line....
    Anyways... I am a fan of JBL of old..... My formative years as a teenager and budding audiophile!

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    By the way, the reason why the woofer leads are sideways is because I rewired internally with VanDenHul silver clad copper monocrystal wire, soldered to the terminals of each of the drivers, to the crossover. And from mains to Tiffany binding posts. I did this mod in the early 90s.
    shortest wires possible. Improved the midrange and highs notably.
    Had to resolder of course with the recone job.
    used silver content solder. Also bolstered the insulation to smooth the bass.. tighter and less tubby now.

    This speaker responds well to judicious use of an EQ.
    and it likes a bit of high current power.... amps with good damping factor...

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    Another pic
    also harvested some mids and tweets from a friend’s old pair of L80ts at his condo garage in FL...
    wasn’t practical to restore them from $ cost perspective
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    They look to be in great condition. I still have a couple of pairs...one pair daily used in a Bedroom setup. I still shake my head at how good they still sound after all of these years. My original plinth on my bedroom pair had a fight with some blu-tack holding it in place on the floor...and lost. I ended up adding spikes to the bottom of the cabinet after removing the plinth. Great to see people still getting joy from them. Feel sorry for those L80Ts though....a quick refoam would have at least got them working....and they look to be in good nick as well.
    Currently own and use JBL 250Ti,250Ti Classic,18Ti,L100T and L20T

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    Yeah I felt bad about the L80t pair.... too much dust and dirt in the gaps to refoam ...
    using that original cone, etc.
    considering what I do for a living we decided the money would be better spent on a new pair of floorstanders...

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