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    Your best JBL find

    Over 25 years ago I by chance answered a ad in the paper for JBL speakers.
    The ad just said JBL speakers $600.00. Upon calling the person I was told
    their were big and had water damage. Her describtion did not make sense
    so I thought what the heck check it out. To my surprize it was a Paragon
    The water damage bad all the veneer lifted and chipped off. I purchased
    them and listened too for a while. Then I did something stupid I took
    all the components out and burned them. Components were all in great
    shape should have saved the cabinet and redone it. Something about
    they were in a hurricane from overseas.

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    A pair of 4333As in a co-worker's mother's garage?

    Two pair of L46s hidden in air ducts in a client's apartment?

    A pair of L110s in a friend's garbage cans?

    Have I actually paid for any of my JBLs?

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    I answered an add in the local paper that said "JVL" speakers $125. I called and asked if maybe these weren't "JBL" and what the model number was. It turns out they were L65s. I snatched them right up. These speakers got me out of my single driver, high efficiency tube driven audio phase and made me a high power solid-state devotee.

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    All i have now. The professional 2205A, K 145, 2441, 2402, 2405, 2397, networks and all others. Price was always ok. "Easy lover".

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    a) this forum

    b) the tent sale

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    No Giskard, I burnt the cabinets and saved all the beautiful components

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikebake
    a) this forum

    b) the tent sale
    Yes, and yes!!! I miss that tent!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jbl4ever
    I took all the components out and burned them.
    What did you burn the components with? I have a bunch of NOS LE15A's and 375's (red wax seals intact) that I want to burn.

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    I'll bring the Naptha.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Giskard
    What did you burn the components with? I have a bunch of NOS LE15A's and 375's (red wax seals intact) that I want to burn.

    Weenie roast at Giskards place !!!!
    LE15-Thumper
    "Give me JBL, or give me death"

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    Comin Clean

    Well here I go letin the Rabbit out of the hat
    I"m at the local thrift and while cruzin the furniture section I stop dead in my tracks There they are two blocks of JBL Summit L-300's, step back to take it all in foam rott thats to be exspected ok what the heck are these jewel like tweeters I grab the floor manager to put my name on em SOLD TO ME I've never been so nervous wating for my card to process! $100.00 !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neoman
    I've never been so nervous wating for my card to process! $100.00 !!
    Now, thats a goodie!

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    You're gonna kill me

    Well you thought that was good. During my stint as an audio visual tech I got a chance to refoam these baby's and the owner who was also my co-worker let me take em home after we closed are CA. operations......JBL 4313B Still a favorite! Price paid ..NaDA FREE BE!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neoman
    I've never been so nervous wating for my card to process! $100.00 !!
    I know that feeling!

    Wow... that is certainly a find indeed!!!

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    So far...

    4412s, beautiful but needed refoaming, $100 and started the addiction... L100 Centuries, beautiful shape except for the grill and tweeter foams, $150 and the original owners threw in the freshly serviced HK 930 receiver to power them... 4312Bs, needed one woofer, $100... L100Ts, fine shape, needed a tweeter and refoaming, $100... 4311 single wreck, free... L36s, beautiful but need refoaming, $75...

    And is it just me, or are there any speakers that are more satisfying to work on than JBLs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giskard
    What did you burn the components with? I have a bunch of NOS LE15A's and 375's (red wax seals intact) that I want to burn.
    Oh my! Don't tease me about NOS LE15A's destined for the incinerator..... I could sure use a nice set of 16 ohm-ers if anyone has a set.

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