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    How far have you driven for JBL's?

    Personally, only a little over 100 miles for some L7's. My bud in Texas has been over 500 {couple times} for 43XX's. Heck, my last [large] purchase was delivered about 200 so he could be sure I was happy. You?

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    Well, it only take about 10 miles in our city.

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    Fairfax to Phiily and back for my since-sold 4320s ... about 300mi round, I think
    Fairfax to York, PA for my 4341s - about 225mi round, I believe
    The L200 Cabinets were in Aberdeen, MD - about 190 miles round trip.
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    I did the Fairfax to Philadelphia run for my 4660a's to get those Everest 5500 style horns.
    If those 2360's for $300 were just a little closer? (FL to CA)
    4406, 4412A, L100, L100t3 (3 pair), L1, L7, 4645C, 4660A, 4695B, SR4735 and various DIY JBL Pro loaded systems.

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    Just Toledo OH to Des Moines, IA for some 250Ti-LE.. about 600 miles each way. I'd go farther..

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    roadtrip

    Syracuse to tampa / miami / atlanta + back ( although it was a triple score ).

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    I drove to a foreign country (Tsawwassen, British Columbia)
    for my 250Ti's ...it was worth the 610 mile RT...despite the
    hour wasted at the border..in each direction

    I had 4 criteria to meet before purchasing

    1. must be teak
    2. must be under 2kUSD
    3. must be great condition
    4. must be within 1 days drive (here to there to here was 17 hours, which includes
    three hours "on the ground" at JBLCanuk's house..thanx again Marty)
    Some kind of happiness is measured out in miles

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    When I bought my 4343B's I drove about 2300 km + boat trip from Norway to Denmark and back.

    Never regret it.

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    Annapolis, MD to Providence RI and back for my UREI 813's. About 800 miles round trip.

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    1820 miles round trip to Pampa Texas for 60 E110's.

    And to see JeffW about a neon shop from Amerillo. It was great fun.
    If we knew what the hell we were doing, we wouldn't call it research would we.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1audiohack View Post
    1820 miles round trip to Pampa Texas for 60 E110's.
    Plus tack on the ~360 mi round trip to get them here from OKC

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    Disqualified on a technicality?

    After moving to CA in 1996, I chickened out on having the moving company pack and transport my L100s and L7s, so I drove 1870 miles one way to pick them up and drive them back, 3740 miles total. While in Kalamazoo, I did buy a pair of LX300 speakers, which last year I shipped back to Kalamazoo for my son to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Titanium Dome View Post
    which last year I shipped back to Kalamazoo for my son to use.
    well now, if you are going to count shipping ....there were a pair of AR3's ,built in NY ....shipped all the way to the PX in VietNam ....I shipped a second time across the Pacific to Oregon and then shipped back across the ocean to Sydney last year, and who knows where they are now.. (Sydney buyer resold them too)

    NY>VN>OR>AUS............. three times across the Pacific is pretty much one trip around the world ??

    LATER: I looked it up ..their total travel path has been 25,300+ miles

    and my 250Ti's went from Northridge to San Francisco to Canada and to Oregon.,
    by truck on each leg.
    Some kind of happiness is measured out in miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titanium Dome View Post
    While in Kalamazoo, I did buy a pair of LX300 speakers, which last year I shipped back to Kalamazoo for my son to use.
    Which reminds me of one of my adventures... minimal driving and they were not JBLs, but sorta kinda relevant.

    I picked up three Meyer Sound compression drivers just outside of Orlando Florida, brought them home in my carry on... one damned heavy bag that was, and you should have heard my explanation to the security team at the airport as their equipment got rather upset about the strong magnetic field etc. So anyway, I pick up these drivers in FL, I bring them back to the factory in Berkeley California, I get them refurbished, use them in my HT for a number of years and then end up selling them to a friend who coincidentally lives in Orlando... they went back via FedEx.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post
    well now, if you are going to count shipping ....there were a pair of AR3's ,built in NY ....shipped all the way to the PX in VietNam ....I shipped a second time across the Pacific to Oregon and then shipped back across the ocean to Sydney last year, and who knows where they are now.. (Sydney buyer resold them too)

    NY>VN>OR>AUS............. three times across the Pacific is pretty much one trip around the world ??

    and my 250Ti's went from Northridge to San Francisco to Canada and to Oregon.
    I doubt that shipping counts, given the thread title, but I've shipped PT800s and a PC600 to Saipan. I may be doing the same for a pair of PS1400s soon.
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