jbl L80t - is $150 a fair price for a used pair?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by bigmikerocks, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. bigmikerocks

    bigmikerocks Well-Known Member

    have the opp to grab some on craigslist....thanks!!!
  2. KT88

    KT88 Forum Resident

    Well, it is a little high for such an old model but condition is everything. They are well regarded and I like them much better than many other designs from that era. If they are a lot nicer than your current speakers, then it'll be a great system upgrade, value proposition notwithstanding. Speaker quality is very important to the total system sound, typically the single most important item.
    -Bill
  3. jlc76

    jlc76 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Austin, TX, U.S.A.
    Probably a fair price. I'd want something older like my Decade series but I remember those sounding decent for the era.
  4. chadbang

    chadbang Forum Resident

    Location:
    Beryllium
    Out of all the LxxT JBL line from that period. The L80s were the best, IMO. I used to sell them and we'd compare all the speakers in that line. The L80s were the right size and the right balance. The L100T was too bloated with that big woofer. Now, the JBLs are tilted toward the bright side of things, so make sure you're prepared or like that. Would I pay $150 for them? Absolutely! I wouldn't worry about age, those tweeters and woofer are still good to go at this point. Make sure you check out the veneers at the corners. Those were the first areas to go. Maybe that's a point to knock off a few bucks!
  5. bigmikerocks

    bigmikerocks Well-Known Member

  6. Jay F

    Jay F New Member

    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA