Looking to buy: JBL K120

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Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby abraxa28 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:11 am

Hey all. I am sure this question gets asked a lot, and I know that e-bay is probably the obvious choice to find one of these (I was burned on an E-bay deal awhile ago and I don't want to use e-bay if at all possible). But I was wondering if anyone had a line on a JBL K120 speaker. I had one (that I was intending to use) which mysteriously vanished from my basement when I used to have a lot of jam sessions there. It seems like this place is a good and close knit community and I figured this would be as good a place as any to find one. Thanks!!
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby abraxa28 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:19 am

Hey all...I still haven't found a K-120...I saw that one got posted and sold here that I missed. So I figured I would bumb this thread in case anyone else has one that they would be willing to part with. I also noticed someone was selling a D120 on here username Robe I think. I don't know much about those as I have only used the K120 that I absolutely love. Any info would be awesome!! Thanks!!
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby rkubik » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:07 am

There are a few posted on e-bay right now for $180 ea
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby abraxa28 » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:34 am

Yeah I saw those. Unfortunately they are 16 ohm speakers, and I am needing an 8 ohm speaker for my deluxe reverb reissue, and the only 8 ohm versions that I saw there were priced way out of my range.
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby strumminsix » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:56 pm

abraxa28 wrote:Yeah I saw those. Unfortunately they are 16 ohm speakers, and I am needing an 8 ohm speaker for my deluxe reverb reissue, and the only 8 ohm versions that I saw there were priced way out of my range.

Are you also looking for D120s? As i understand it, the Ds and Ks are both alnico, sound similar, but he K handles higher wattages. For you DR, I would think that the D would be okay.
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby Smolder » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:16 pm

D's are even harder to find... And about double the cost of K's.
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby strumminsix » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:43 pm

Smolder wrote:D's are even harder to find... And about double the cost of K's.

hmmm, didn't know.
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby mgbills » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:38 pm

I have a real beauty. I'm 90% sure it has the original cone. I actually have a pair, but I believe one is sold. I do want $175. + Shipping. I almost hate to sell either one, but I can't hoard everything I find.

PM me if interested.
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby abraxa28 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:46 am

So with my Deluxe Reverb being 22 watts would it make more sense to get a D 120 instead of a K 120? Would it be easier to push the D 120 with 22 watts?
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby strumminsix » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:10 am

abraxa28 wrote:So with my Deluxe Reverb being 22 watts would it make more sense to get a D 120 instead of a K 120? Would it be easier to push the D 120 with 22 watts?

Push? Do you mean into the sweet spot or overdriving?

I’d say yes to the push it into the sweet spot like it’s cooking but not overdriving!

That's what I'd put in there! Or a Weber NeoMag which is a D120F clone. But that's just me :)
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby abraxa28 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:26 am

Thanks for the info. I almost was able to buy a k-120 off of a board member here...but he ended up selling both he had on Saturday :(. So I am still looking. I saw a D-120 on e-bay that was in my price range; however, the dome is stamped WHF5100 which i beleive is a recone. Does anyone have any info on the recone? Is it still worth buying. He is asking $188 and the auction ends in a few hours, If anyone has any info on a recone stamped with WHF5100 I would greatly appreciate it, and if anyone knows of a good reasonably priced d-120 or k-120 I would be forever in debt!!
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby strumminsix » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:45 am

abraxa28 wrote:Thanks for the info. I almost was able to buy a k-120 off of a board member here...but he ended up selling both he had on Saturday :(. So I am still looking. I saw a D-120 on e-bay that was in my price range; however, the dome is stamped WHF5100 which i beleive is a recone. Does anyone have any info on the recone? Is it still worth buying. He is asking $188 and the auction ends in a few hours, If anyone has any info on a recone stamped with WHF5100 I would greatly appreciate it, and if anyone knows of a good reasonably priced d-120 or k-120 I would be forever in debt!!

Link?

Don't know what you mean by "dome"? Are you thinking dust cap? Too many people say cone but mean dust cap :)

Honestly, I think any D120f you find will be reconed
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby TI4-1009 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:48 am

I think there's two schools of opinion on recones. One says that most any vintage JBL with the original cone is in need of a recone or will be soon (unless it's been in a box for 30 years). The other is to be wary of how the recone was done. Weber seems to get top marks on recones. I recently figured oh what the hell and bought a K110 and a K120 on ebay, non-Weber but (two different) speaker shop recones, and I'm happy with both.
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby abraxa28 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:52 am

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JBL-SIGNATURE-L ... 256c0e09e1
I figured most of these speakers would be recones; however, I know that not all are created equal (if that makes any sense). I figured out that the stamp on the aluminum cap Whf5100 means Waldom Hi Fidelity (recone) I think.
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby strumminsix » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:20 pm

abraxa28 wrote:http://www.ebay.com/itm/JBL-SIGNATURE-LOUD-SPEAKER-D-120F-1960S-/160726649313?pt=Guitar&hash=item256c0e09e1
I figured most of these speakers would be recones; however, I know that not all are created equal (if that makes any sense). I figured out that the stamp on the aluminum cap Whf5100 means Waldom Hi Fidelity (recone) I think.

That looks nice to me! But I don't know much about the diff recones.
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