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Re: JBL 120s ...

PostPosted:Sat May 25, 2019 1:59 pm
by milobender
My favorite is mixing a D120 with K120 "o) I think the Ds are a bit more mellow, the Ks a bit sharper... but it varies tremendously, as you've said. I rebuild my own, so I have a bit of a baseline of rebuild to old comparison, but magnets vary, baskets vary, it's like tubes, you just have to give a listen "o)

Re: JBL 120s ...

PostPosted:Sun May 26, 2019 10:51 am
by aiq
I run a D123 in my ‘64 Deluxe Amp. Built for high end stereos, rated at 30 watts. Nice for a Deluxe.

Re: JBL 120s ...

PostPosted:Sun May 26, 2019 12:04 pm
by lbpesq
I have two K120s in two 1x12 cabs. One has been reconed with hemp. The hemp cone JBL is a little darker sounding. I “jumper” my guitar through both channels of an Alembic F-2B and a Carvin DCM200L, and tweak the channel for the stock K120 for treble, while adjusting the the channel for the hemp-coned JBL to accentuate the lows. Then I adjust the relative volumes of the two channels to taste. Love the JBLs.

Bill, tgo

Re: JBL 120s ...

PostPosted:Thu May 30, 2019 5:00 pm
by BoxOfRain
The D120's to my ears are the most nuanced of the bunch, better string to string definition and tactile factor, they are also the easiest to blow up and because of their discursion characteristics will not reliably handle distortion on a regular.
The K's are very D like but with a slightly larger voice coil and power handling capability, my personal choice.
The E's are much higher headroom, heavier and to my ear nowhere near as toneful as the D or K's.