JBL L100's?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by 575maranello, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. Maybe you can get the JBLs with Pink Grills? :tiphat:
     
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  2. No, they came in Orange, blue and Brown (but the brown looks great/black in this pic) .. Very 1970s colors. The new grills you can get I think added grey/black

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  3. Ghostworld

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    Oh year. I love those vintage space age grills, for sure.
     
  4. Steve Hoffman

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    YOU'RE RIGHT! I had the brown. It was the most neutral. Wow, haven't seen a pic of my old speakers in over 40 years. I remembered them as being blue.

    Thanks. I only had them for three days but they were an intense three days.
     
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  5. Steve Hoffman

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    If it was now I'd get the blue.

    RATS by the Kinks sounded great on the JBL 100s. That I do remember, the first song I played on them when I brought them home and hooked them up. Why would I remember that and not the color of the grills?

     
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  6. And then of course they became more famous in popular culture after being featured in the timeless Maxell Advert. I bet it helped sell more speaker for JBL.

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  7. You're sounding like a character in those comedy romance films when the two hate each other in the beginning and by then end of the movie, they are shacking up and married. :tiphat:
     
  8. I'll play it when I get home. I was playing John Fahey on them last night. His guitar sounding amazing though them.
     
  9. stereoptic

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    To quote Elvis Costello: " Looking for a lucky girl to put me in the pink"
     
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  10. One last beauty speaker porn shot w those sexy blue foam grills.

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  11. Doug Sclar

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  12. My original pair from 75 had orange grills. I chose those. That was a pretty cool color in the mid 70s. Very modern. Brown was MEH.
     
  13. Ghostworld

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    Orange was and still is the color of the FUTURE! I love orange stuff. Especially plastic gear.
     
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  14. Ha! Maybe. But orange had been a primary accept color in mid century design through the late 50s to late 70s and again during the past 15 years or so with the mid century deign revival.
     
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  15. Ghostworld

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    I always associate it with the space age and Stanley Kubrick!
     
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  16. YUP It ain't A Clockwork Blue :tiphat: But that was Anthony Burgess.
     
  17. Steve Hoffman

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    A pair of those (the studio version, no wood) were in the master control room at KPFK (still could be, for all I know) and they sounded really nice. First time in my young life I ever heard detailed, full, accurate, powerful (did I say accurate) bass. I have a soft spot for 15" woofers.
     
  18. ky658

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    This is probably the reason a lot of people bought them back in the 1970's.., that and the cool Le Corbusier chair!
     
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  19. Yup I got my love seat version :tiphat:

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  20. chacha

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    Those look like the speakers they used to have at Golden State Recorders in SF. They sound great.
     
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  21. Fender Relic

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    Me too with copies of Bobby Hutcherson's Happenings on Blue Note, and a Music From Big Pink thrown in on the deal.
     
  22. On Harrison Street? Went there on college field trips. Leo De Kulka's studio.
     
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  23. chacha

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    Yes indeed
     
  24. jfine

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    welll...Led 5 probably sounds great on your Audio Note rig though?
     
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  25. Ski Bum

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    This is the funniest thread I've read in a long time. I had - and grew quickly to dislike - a variant of the JBL 100s that was missing the mid-range driver (the JBL-88s?). I think they were even brighter.

    OTOH, a speaker that could make Basil Rathbone sound like Robert Plant might actually be interesting...
     
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