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post #541 of 1261

Do you guys think $200 plus 150 miles round trip is a good deal for JBL L-166?  The seller said they were re-foamed recently and everything is excellent, and also include the glass tops.

 

I don't need speakers now (already too many and no place), I just want to try them.

post #542 of 1261

Found a pair of Pioneer CL-70s locally on Craigslist. The guy is asking $30 and they appear to be in good condition. Anyone have experience with these? They look like the HPM-60 without the supertweeter.

 

Here's the ad http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/ele/2982903009.html

post #543 of 1261
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Originally Posted by Meewoo View Post

Do you guys think $200 plus 150 miles round trip is a good deal for JBL L-166?  The seller said they were re-foamed recently and everything is excellent, and also include the glass tops.

 

I don't need speakers now (already too many and no place), I just want to try them.

I'd say yes for that price!!

post #544 of 1261
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Originally Posted by BmWr75 View Post

I'd say yes for that price!!

Aha, a little late! Thanks!

I already informed seller that I won't buy them.  I believe they won't fit me well. I had JBL L-7, but easily got fatigue after one or two hours listen. I sold them due to the forward sound. From impression online, I conclude that L-166 would be brighter than L-7. I think I am a guy of east coast sound.

post #545 of 1261
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Originally Posted by calipilot227 View Post

Found a pair of Pioneer CL-70s locally on Craigslist. The guy is asking $30 and they appear to be in good condition. Anyone have experience with these? They look like the HPM-60 without the supertweeter.

 

Here's the ad http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/ele/2982903009.html

O_o for $30? I'd grab them in a snap tongue_smile.gif

post #546 of 1261
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O_o for $30? I'd grab them in a snap tongue_smile.gif

 

And that's exactly what I'll do biggrin.gif I should have them by tomorrow evening 

post #547 of 1261

I'm in. I picked up my Pioneer CS-77's last summer in a thrift store. I love them. I think they sound quite nice and smooth. (Quite similar to my SE-50's from about the same era.)

post #548 of 1261
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Originally Posted by BrownBear View Post

I'm in. I picked up my Pioneer CS-77's last summer in a thrift store. I love them. I think they sound quite nice and smooth. (Quite similar to my SE-50's from about the same era.)

 

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I saw a pair of those on my craigslist a while a back. At the time I was still looking for another set of the HPM-100s. I may have to look into these as well.

post #549 of 1261
Ruh-roh...look what followed me home...

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The cabinets were a bit rough looking, but after a full treatment of Howard's Restor-a-finish and Feed'n'Wax, they look very good. Remarkably smooth sound from these big beasts. They weigh about 100 pounds each, massive magnets on the 15.7" woofers, and a true ribbon super tweeter.
Edited by Skylab - 5/7/12 at 2:24pm
post #550 of 1261
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Ruh-roh...look what followed me home...
 

 

You can keep 'em, but you're going to have to be responsible for feeding them and cleaning up after them. If you don't, I'm taking them straight to the pound. Got it? biggrin.gif

 

Beautiful, Rob!

 

Are those really 18's? Look more like 15's to me.

 

se

post #551 of 1261

Thanks Steve!  Actually you are right, they are closer to 15 - they are 40cm, so about 16".  Man they look bigger than that in person ;)

post #552 of 1261
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Thanks Steve!  Actually you are right, they are closer to 15 - they are 40cm, so about 16".  Man they look bigger than that in person ;)

 

It's because you've been living with those girly-man 12's in your 100's for so long. biggrin.gif

 

Same with the 15's in my 99A's. They just look bigger in person.

 

se

post #553 of 1261
Indeed they do.

These were listed on Craigslist here for $350. I was really surprised to see them for that low. The issues were that the cabinets needed some real TLC. No massive gouges, but pretty scratched up. I had to carefully use 0000 steel wool in applying the Howard's. But that basically did the trick. The 1100 also have a short "built in" stand/base of about 2", and one of those is in super bad shape. I have ordered some walnut to rebuild those, shouldn't be hard - they're not real visible, either.
post #554 of 1261
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Indeed they do.
These were listed on Craigslist here for $350. I was really surprised to see them for that low. The issues were that the cabinets needed some real TLC. No massive gouges, but pretty scratched up. I had to carefully use 0000 steel wool in applying the Howard's. But that basically did the trick. The 1100 also have a short "built in" stand/base of about 2", and one of those is in super bad shape. I have ordered some walnut to rebuild those, shouldn't be hard - they're not real visible, either.

 

Sweet! Guess they previous owner just didn't want to apply a little elbow grease to pretty them up a bit more and get a higher price. All the better for you.

 

se

post #555 of 1261

Wow Skylab, they're awesome looking units. Great find.

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