Looking to buy: JBL K120

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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby redeyedjim » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:36 pm

Consider this another data point, for whatever it's worth: I just took the sort of plunge JonnyBoy mentions above and bought a K120 on ebay for $200 (plus $25 shipping). I think the listing was less than 30 minutes old. I was searching on a whim, saw it in the results alongside the usual recone kits and more expensive European K120's that seem to be eternally listed, and decided I'd roll the dice with the speaker. The seller has a less-than-100% rep., which makes me nervous, but hopefully I'll get lucky :roll:

By the way, I saw this as well, potentially a pair of K120's for $350/BIN (+$65/shipping) in "square dance caller" enclosures:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-HILTON- ... 913wt_1165

The seller is a bit coy in the description about whether these are really JBL K120's, but if I needed a pair instead of the single I bought I'd probably write him and ask him to confirm that they were actually JBL K120s. That would be a decent deal if they were, in fact, K120's in those enclosures, as one could resell the bare enclosures after purchase for a bit of a rebate.
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby spacefunkologist » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:04 pm

I just emailed him about those tonight to get a proper photo of the speakers label. I wouldve grabbed them had I known that upfront. They look to be in good shape.
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby redeyedjim » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:20 pm

Yeah, they look really clean. Good luck with 'em, I hope they're the real deal. I would have loved to have snagged them myself but I've acquired so much gear recently that I need to take a breather before my wife throws...er, drags me and my ever expanding collection of equipment to the curb. :lol:
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby spacefunkologist » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:34 pm

I know all too well about the pitfalls of gear hoarding! Ive got a serious problem myself....

I know Weber has the D style speaker clone and Emi and Beyma do the E clone....Does anyone do a K clone?? Has this been dicussed at ridiculous lenths already?? If so, I apologize.
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby JonnyBoy » Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:22 pm

The left speaker looks like it has a flaw in the cone. maybe a tear of stain. I don't think that's the grill making that shadow, by looking at the pictures. The surround also looks like a D120 to me. I saw those speakers too, and after studying them for an hour I saw the "flaw" and convinced myself they were D120's, but I can't be for sure.... :roll:
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby spacefunkologist » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:22 pm

I think Im done buying JBLs on ebay. I just bought a seemingly MINT E120 that arrived today. Cosmetically it was beautiful, probably the nicest example Ive ever seen. Major coil rub!! I was so bummed. Paid top dollar for it too. Thats the third E120 that Ive recieved with coil rub, all from sellers with good scores too. I cant win!
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby Smolder » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:38 pm

sorry dude... i know that gut punch.
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Re: Looking to buy: JBL K120

Postby NSP » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:31 pm

spacefunkologist wrote:I think Im done buying JBLs on ebay. I just bought a seemingly MINT E120 that arrived today. Cosmetically it was beautiful, probably the nicest example Ive ever seen. Major coil rub!! I was so bummed. Paid top dollar for it too. Thats the third E120 that Ive recieved with coil rub, all from sellers with good scores too. I cant win!


Yep, that sucks, happened to me twice. I was refunded for both, but still a hassle. Good luck, you'll find what you're looking for eventually.
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