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Check THESE out, never heard of them, rare JBL.

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Posted on August 21, 2020 at 20:22:41
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RE: Check THESE out, never heard of them, rare JBL., posted on August 21, 2020 at 20:33:19
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I've seen them numerous times but never heard them

there was a listing here a while back too

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Not one of JBL's shining moments. nt, posted on August 22, 2020 at 12:26:01
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RE: Check THESE out, never heard of them, rare JBL., posted on August 22, 2020 at 16:00:11
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Around 1971 I worked for a dealer that had pretty much the whole JBL line. EVERYTHING looked so cool, especially the Aquarius line and the Ranger Paragon. The only ones that sold were the L100's and L200's, which were both fun for pop or rock, but that's about it. The RP, which was the earlier 2-way model, sounded absolutely wretched, but was visually stunning. Their brochures and magazine ads had very striking styling. They projected cool, affluent California.





Please no hate mail on the Ranger Paragon. I understand the 3-way version wasn't quite as bad, and I know a Japanese outfit is recreating them and finding at least some demand at stratospheric prices. I haven't heard either. FWIW, the Ranger Paragon was pretty stratospheric for its time; it listed at $1,830 in 1957, which was $40 less than a new Ford Custom coupe. A speaker that cost as much as a car was unheard of then. Not so much now...

As usual, I digress.

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+1 (nt), posted on August 22, 2020 at 18:58:17
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Nice post, thanks!..., posted on August 24, 2020 at 21:09:28
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AFAIC you can digress all you want or need to.

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RE: Check THESE out, never heard of them, rare JBL., posted on August 24, 2020 at 22:16:05
rivervalley817
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if you don't like JBL you don't like music

why they never made amplification is still obscure to me

that's one of the best pix set of hi-fi by the sea ever

cost as much as a car? .. maybe a speedboat?

a Siren on the rocks theme ... time for some Steely Dan

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They DID make amplification, posted on August 25, 2020 at 05:11:36
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but for some reason early in the game when it was still James B Lansing, they stopped.

I have an old SS transformer output coupled amp in mono for the outdoor subwoofer. It's still alive and well after almost 60 years. I believe there are some later models, I saw one used for sale here a year or so ago.




 

Here ha go . . . , posted on August 26, 2020 at 00:48:13
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RE: Here ha go . . . , posted on August 26, 2020 at 10:29:09
rivervalley817
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thanks for jogging my memory ...

I have seen those before as a [relative] youth, don't recall hearing them

guess I'm just used to seeing their commercial installation & car units

with regards,

 

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