JBL 120s ...

JBL 120s ...

Postby RLW » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:12 pm

Hi - looked around and didn't see this as a topic - so here is it ... JBLs ... D,E,K ? Where can you find them - not too often on Ebay / Reverb? Any decent clones? Avg price one should expect to pay per speaker?
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Re: JBL 120s ...

Postby RLW » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:43 pm

Anyone have luck with this shop / model?

http://hempopotamusloudspeakers.com/PMR ... AAA_MG.php
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Re: JBL 120s ...

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Re: JBL 120s ...

Postby MattMan » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:36 pm

Contact these folks in Michigan and check if there are any D, E or K in stock: http://Facebook.com/spiralrecone, email: spiralrecone@gmail.com, phone: Call (248) 506-2560 Great technician. You pay via PayPal.

As far as D, E or K, you really need to experiment with your rig and explore the tone. Justin on this forum really likes the D. I assume he like the D because he gets more break up at lower stage volumes. My preference on stage is two 8 ohm E's because my rig is able to create some clipping in the Es at reasonable stage volumes. I use a modded Twin into a McIntosh MC2100 amp configured as impedance mismatched upward versus the speaker load making the amp see less of a load and pushing more current to the speakers, (i.e., two 8 ohm Es wired in parallel to create 4 ohm load and connected to the 8 ohm leg). I also like in my home studio using one 8 ohm K connected to the 16 ohm leg and put in an isolation box so I can really turn it up--at high amplitude the K gets warmer. I used to use two Ks on stage but I've found that the Es are a bit warmer with my rig. They're just freaking heavy. But I now use a RockNRoller Multi-Cart and I just put my full rig and speaker cab on the cart and I can conveniently roll it on and off the stage (and keep it all on the cart)--when there's a ramp!
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Re: JBL 120s ...

Postby RLW » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:49 am

Thank you. Are you digging around and finding the speakers on Ebay / Reverb or using one of the clones such as Weber? These original speakers are quite difficult to find and very expensive when you do find them - well, even a Weber version of the D is 215 each, but I assume in perfect condition.
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Re: JBL 120s ...

Postby TI4-1009 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:28 pm

Did you look through the "Loudspeakers" section of this board? Lot's of discussions there.

http://www.rukind.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=424
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Re: JBL 120s ...

Postby RLW » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:14 am

TI4-1009 wrote:Did you look through the "Loudspeakers" section of this board? Lot's of discussions there.

http://www.rukind.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=424



Thank you.
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Re: JBL 120s ...

Postby MattMan » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:20 am

RLW wrote:Thank you. Are you digging around and finding the speakers on Ebay / Reverb or using one of the clones such as Weber? These original speakers are quite difficult to find and very expensive when you do find them - well, even a Weber version of the D is 215 each, but I assume in perfect condition.


Now I just text or call spiral and ask what's in stock.
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