Sorry if this has already been covered but what do you all think about spending $200 to have a K120 reconed with JBL parts? Too much or is it worth it? I bought one with an aftermarket cone and it cries a bit when pushed hard. I also have another where the original cone is dented/dirty/tired. What should I look out for when getting these reconed...I've never done it before. Thanks!
$200 sounds pretty darn high. From what I gather, and please correct me if this isn't the case, but most all JBL cone kits out there today are for the E120 with the thicker paper. The closest thing to a "real" K120 cone is the custom kit that Ted Weber had made. Weber has done a lot of recones of old JBL's and people seem very happy. I had him do a D130 cone for me for a steel guitar amp. It was fantastic, had the thinner, sweeter sounding paper, etc, and with the K style kapton voice coil for power handling. At the time the job was $85. I think they're probably up to about $120 or so for the job, but with real nice cones if they still have them. Ted (RIP) is no longer with us, but it would be worth checking to see if they still have those cone kits in stock. Ted personally had a BIG love for these JBL's we all love so much. His line of Neo JBL clones has me thinking they probably have tons of these nice cone kits. The idea basically is that the Weber cone kits may actually sound more authentic and better than using a real JBL E120 kit. I'd get someone at WeberVST on the phone and discuss it.