Used JBL Bookshelf speakers for sale on + second hand hifi sites & shops. Use Hifi Shark to monitor pricing and global availability. The then morphed into the L, a hugely successful home product with the cool sculpted foam grilles; and JBL developed the —an. This photo-essay details the restoration of a pair of JBL L Century, and a pair of JBL ‘s. The L’s are going to be re-veneered with quarter-sawn.

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It looks like the woofers and mids don’t have any foam, correct? L woofer L woofer L mid These are really coming together now. I called up some Are You Experienced on the iPod, and they sound pretty good!

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Will you be dissapointed? With this kind of problem, there’s not much you can do. If you are a big fan of the east coast sound, odds are the JBLs will not be your cup of tea. So I’ll be reveneering these. The only flaw is one tweeter has the dustcap pushed in. See each listing for international shipping options and costs. If you keep the houseplants and cat piss off them you’ll probably get back about what you paid, should you ever decide to sell. Local pick and inspection is free and CASH only when you do pick up.


Please scroll thru all the pictures below jvl they are far better than any description I can write and I don’t want 431 to miss It’s a very good deal, though. I then control my sound with an EQ. FedallahApr 15, But don’ let that sway you. I still scratch my head over how this came about, but there is a BIG difference.

The guy was pretty nice, said if I didn’t like them, mbl call him back. ON the L’s, here’s what I was facing. This page was last updated: One cabinets has little corner scuff and there is a faint ring on the top of the the other one. Close serial numbers Inverted paper dome is a potential indicator of an alnico magnet structure, but JBL snuck the LE ferrite in there too.

The L-pads for the mids and tweets have been cleaned and they work well. Notice the serial number, which was originally on the front as part of the plate at the bottom.

We use these in all JBL speaker restorations. How tough is it to replace the foam on the tweets?

No pushed in cones or smashed corners on these units with nice grills even though they are a bit dusty from age. The flattest response you can get from them is if you put both bots at the middle of their range.

I cleaned them up for nothing! Fred SanfordApr 15, 44311 One of the woofers has staining on it.

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Now I’ll start the detailing process to the veneer with woodfill and final sanding. If you don’t, even on CL you should hbl up getting quite a bit more than you paid for them — classic JBLs have a following. That said, they’re very well-built. Log in or Sign up.


I had to straighten out the grill frames because they were slightly warped. Definately a candidate for my own Klipsch Khorn project when that day comes.

L grill all cleaned up. In my opinion the B’s are better than the earlier alnico version but both are awesome. Mids and tweets from the L’s.

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The mids have the silver basket, and the 4311 dustcaps. I think the light color of the grill cloth along with the redish wood tone will look very classy.

The L’s are going to be re-veneered with quarter-sawn sapele mahogany veneer from “Certainly Wood”. Speaker binding posts on one of the ‘s.

I installed walnut veneer around these knobs to replace the worn out metal plate that was originally there. Here’s the “before” shot! Not so good for other stuff, say, 431 nocturne for piano, or Dylan when he’s not playing it fucking loud. Share This Page Tweet. ChazzerApr 15, I’m using cane grill cloth. Well, I picked them up.