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Full Name: rafael friedl
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 3/13/2001, 10:52 AM
Comments: Thank you very much for the wonderful information.What a change when you compare the fantastic graphic quality of the older catalogs with the current ones... We are a small group of paragon enthusiasts and would like to share some insights and experience.Thanks again and keep up the good work.
 
 
Full Name: Terence Tan
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 3/8/2001, 1:59 AM
Comments: It is totally amazing to be able to see catalogues from half a century ago! This is great work. I own a pair of Concept EQ5 loudspeakers(made in 1975)and they still rock. Long live Altec Lansing. May the legend never die.
 
Full Name: Ian Psaila
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 3/6/2001, 6:59 AM
Comments: Hi
 
Full Name: Tom English
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 2/23/2001, 9:23 AM
Comments: I was wondering if anyone could help me regarding altec 601 speakers. I bought a pair of 601As with the HF section not working. Through, I believe Great Plains Audio, purchased two diaphrams. I was disappointed to see they had round wire and the bad ones I took out had flat wire. I've read in the catalog that 601Bs also have flat wire, however, 601Cs (I just bought a pair) do not say flat wire for the HF side. Is from the b to the c model did altec change to round wire. Does anyone have any history on these?? Many thanks. Tom
 
Full Name: Maurizio
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 2/18/2001, 8:24 PM
Comments: Hi Don,
I discovered your website 2 hours ago.. it's simply terrific!! The best i never saw about JBL's! You are doing a really great work.. compliments!
Maurizio (Italy)
 
Full Name: Monty Robison
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 2/17/2001, 12:59 PM
Comments: You have developed a fantastic site. Looking forward to future additions. I have been an Altec Lansing enthusiast since about 1971. Hoping that soon you will have detailed plans for enclosures for the 604-8G duplex. I'll be watching. Keep up the good work.
 
 
Full Name: Ken Cline
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 2/13/2001, 7:51 AM
Comments: Great website!

I worked for Altec Lansing when they were in Anaheim 1977-1981.
 
Full Name: Alfredo Di Giosafat
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 2/9/2001, 9:44 AM
Comments: Great site,in honor to Lansing the father
of the loudspeakers
When I was young i worked with a Venezuelan
Jbl importer for many years
i have some documents about Jbl
I can send to you
Thanks a lot
Alfredo
 
Full Name: jean
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 2/5/2001, 8:31 PM
Comments: It is the first time that i found a great site like this one that i am on now it's amazing for
all information of JBL speakers.I do have JBL
4311 control monitor all original and sound
great I appreciate your site
 
Full Name: francisco jileta
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 2/5/2001, 5:58 PM
Comments: You are doing a wonderful work.

I have a lot of Altec speakers, amps, preamps, reciver, eq, xovers, etc.
I am planning to sell everything.
 
Full Name: Terry Clark
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 2/3/2001, 1:10 AM
Comments: just looking
 
Full Name: John Russell
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 1/31/2001, 3:43 PM
Comments: I found your website while researching to help an ol friend locate shipmates of LSM-414 who invaded Okinawa in April of 1945. One of your featured links is a Mr. John Edwards who "...participated in the battle of Iwo Jima and also the invasion of Okinawa where his ship was attacked by Japanese Kamikaze planes, with the loss of many lives."

In the sense that it sometimes a very small world, if any of you can help me locate shipmates from LSM-414 at the invasion of Okinawa, please contact me.

Sorry to "exploit" your company for unrelated purposes, but then again, if this works, I won't be so regretful.

Much success to you all.

john
 
Full Name: Roy McBride
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 1/28/2001, 10:08 PM
Comments: I love the site and know have the info I needed . I have lots of JBL Speakers and love them as well . Keep up the good work on this site it's number one !!!!!!! Thanks again,Roy
 
Full Name: Marlo Gouin
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 1/27/2001, 1:29 PM
Comments: I have the 1236 speaker Box, the 511b horns and the 808-8b driver. I would like complete specs on the components like what is found on the web page.
please let me know where I can find either a printable version or who I need to buy reprints from.

Thank you

Marlo
 
 
Full Name: james park
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 1/23/2001, 11:33 PM
Comments: Hi
I would like to receive information and history about Ampex 6000 speaker system by Jim lansing.

 
 
Full Name: LEE JU BONG
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 1/22/2001, 4:49 PM
Comments: MY JBL....^^

SPEAKERS : 1. 2205B+2420+2345
2. LE10A+PR10+2402H
3. LE8TH+LE20-1
4. CONTROL LA
PRE AMPLIFIER: 5152
 
Full Name: JU BONG LEE
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 1/22/2001, 4:35 PM
Comments: MY JBL.....^^

SPEAKERS : 1. 2205B+2420+2345
2. LE10A+PR10+2402H
3. LE8TH+LE20-1
4. CONTROL LA

PRE AMPLIFIER: 5152

 
 
Full Name: JU BONG LEE
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 1/22/2001, 4:10 PM
Comments: THE BEST SITE!!!
 
 
Full Name: Christian Loewen
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 1/19/2001, 6:15 PM
Comments: I have been a fan of JBL for many years, i own a par of L101 and a par of 4430. I have say this out load THANKS FOR A GREAT WEBSITE!!!!
c.loewen / copenhagen / Denmark
 
Full Name: HAN KYOUNG CHO
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 1/18/2001, 7:33 PM
Comments: thank you very much.... site useful
 
Full Name: Stanislav Tchepournoy
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 1/15/2001, 11:22 AM
Comments: Dear Audioheritage,
Thank you very much for such a fascinating and cognitive site. Your site gives deeper knowledge of the CULTURE of JBL for the clients and the people who offer the JBL products. The question:
Will it be in the nearest future looked through and learned one of the most wonderful product to my poin of view Century Gold?
The JBL admirer
Stan
 
Full Name: Bernard Wolf
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 1/14/2001, 7:55 AM
Comments: FANTASTIC !!! What a great site for JBL fans. Hard to believe this has been done out of love and not for monetary reasons. My audio "journey" started off 15 years ago with a small quality 2 way JBL - don't remember the model - went on through Quad 57's, Tannoy, Lowther TPI etc, etc. Ended up, through a stroke of luck, with a pair of S/3100's. Anyone who thinks JBL no longer makes great speakers should check these out....they are great. I have had these for 3 years now and I really cannot imagine ever changing them for anything else - they just play everything so damn good - now if only I could find a pair of Everest's for surround sound...mmm...
 
Full Name: Gilbert
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 1/7/2001, 12:51 PM
Comments: I love this website. I am a JBL enthusiast and there is no other speaker that comes close to it!!
 
Full Name: Jerry Long
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 1/4/2001, 3:36 PM
Comments: I love this site. I've been building speakers as a hobby for many years. This is a great history of JBL, Altec and the horn and speaker manufactureing history. I believe I have some brochures you would like. I will scan them and submit.
Thanks for the memories and info,
Jerry
 
Full Name: scott jenkins
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 12/27/2000, 8:26 PM
Comments: regarding Hal Cox. i had the pleasure of sitting with Hal in his home in mill valley one afternoon. we talked for about 4 hours. it was one of the most interesting days of my life, because i have had the jbl bug for 30 years. he is still in the business even at 75. he has a passion for music and sound reproduction and is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge. call him, he loves to talk. it is a true honor to know this gentleman and i have been working with him on a part time basis restoring jbl speakers.
 
Full Name: Garry Prinzo
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 12/13/2000, 10:55 AM
Comments: I absolutly love your site! I am even mor in love with your products! Many thanks for the scans of the vintage plans! Very few sites as detailed or as easy to operate as yours! Thank you for carrying on the tradition of these american icons!
Salute!!!

Garry Prinzo
 
Full Name: BRAD OURSO
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 12/10/2000, 2:21 PM
Comments: I OWN A PAIR OF ALTEC LANSING MODEL 19 SPEAKERS. THEY ARE THE BEST SOUNDING SPEAKERS I HAVE EVER HEARD.
 
Full Name: Les Clark
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 12/7/2000, 5:14 PM
Comments: This is a great site..In fact I now know that I have an original ICONIC speaker, however mine has some vertical wooden decorative trim, is painted brown, and is in mint condition, it still sounds great!
 
Full Name: Charlotte Nowling
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 12/4/2000, 10:52 PM
Comments: I have a stephens trusonic speaker and they need repaired. I you have any suggestion I really would appreciate the information.
Thank you,

Charlotte Nowling
 
Full Name: Courtney Newman
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 11/26/2000, 5:17 PM
Comments: Great site I am addicted to the old catalogs. I am trying to put together a vintage stereo system from around 1970 all JBL and I am looking for the JBL Aquarius series 2 speakers as well as a full rack of Jbl solid state components from that period. Any ideas on where to look? I am in Southern California, Palm Springs area
Thanks very much
courtney Newman
 
Full Name: Gilbert Arreguin
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 11/25/2000, 1:08 AM
Comments: There's NO butterfly ballets here, we all know who the obvious winner here is, JBL!!!
 
Full Name: Doug Eskridge
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 11/24/2000, 6:09 PM
Comments: I have been a JBL owner of C36,Century L-100 and
Decade 36. I wish I still had the 36's the other
two I still own my L-100's I bought in 1970 and
the Decade's in 1976. Originally with the C36's
I used a crown D-175 amp it was incredible I could
out sound most small bands then I sold the C36's
and a year latter bought the L-100's. I still have
my crown equipment the D-175 is no longer stepped
up to the DC 300A still great sounds from old
stuff!! I was glad to find your website its great!
Take care and keep up the great work.
Doug
 
Full Name: PHILLIP STRICKLAND
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 11/19/2000, 10:23 PM
Comments: THIS IS A SENSATIONAL SITE. I'VE BEEN A BIG FAN OF JBL LOUDSPEAKERS SINCE THE MID 70'S WHEN I PURCHASED MY FIRST PAIR OF L100'S. I WAS STATIONED IN GERMANY DURING THAT TIME. OTHER GUYS IN MY UNIT OWNED A PAIR OF L65 JUBALS. THE SOUND FROM THEM WERE EXTROADINARY. I'VE GOTTEN THE PLEASURE OF TALKING HAL COX, A LONG TIME JBL ENTHUSIAST FROM MILL VALLEY CA. HE WAS A CLOSE ACQUAINTANCE OF JAMES LANSING. AS A MATTER OF FACT, HE SELLS MOST CLASSIC JBL SYSTEMS SUCH AS THE PARAGON, HARTSFIELD, EVEREST AND OTHERS. EVEN FROM THE FIRST LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM THAT MR. LANSING HAD MANUFACTURED FOR THE "THE JAZZ STORY" BACK IN THE EARLY 20'S. MR. COX IS AN INSTITUTION WHO CONTINUES TO CARRY CLASSIC JBL SYSTEMS FOR OVER 65 YEARS. TO ME, TODAY'S JBL SPEAKERS DOESN'T COMPARE TO THE PAST LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEMS. AS WELL AS DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE. WELL, GUYS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. AND THANKS FOR CONTINUING THE TRADITION.
 
Full Name: Dale Runte
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 11/18/2000, 1:25 AM
Comments: Need help locating software to control a model 8551B EQ.
 
Full Name: Mark Lansing
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 11/15/2000, 1:51 PM
Comments: As one of the grandson's of JBL, I found it most amazing to see all this information about him and his achievements on one site. Well done to the folks that put this together!
 
Full Name: Dean
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 11/11/2000, 10:08 PM
Comments: I have a high freguency driver, model number 2554J,
serial number 023390. Could you please tell me where
I could locate a back cover for this? Alltec model
288-8K serial number 00226, part number 14-20-035414,
I would like to locate the cone. Any help you could provide
as to where I might could locate the parts, I would appreicate it.

Thank you,
Carla for Dean
 
Full Name: Richard Débarbouillé
Home Page: http://www.aduo21.iegateway.net/welcome.htm
Date and Time: 11/4/2000, 3:18 PM
Comments: Great work. It is very nice to see/meet people that share the same passion.
JBL and Altec product have been a source of pleasure.
Dunmanwway, Co Cork,Ireland
 
Full Name: Debarbouille Stezphane
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 11/2/2000, 11:18 AM
Comments: Very good way for a web site. But what about the 2403 super tweeters
Stéphane Debarbouille, Lyon, FRANCE jpdsm@aol.com
PS : I'm looking for the schéma of my JBL SA660 amplifier(off)
 
Full Name: Debarbouille
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 11/2/2000, 11:08 AM
Comments: Very good way for a web site. A friend Hal Cox, might be happy, as he intended sinc a long time to write a book on Lansing history. It's a good idéa, and it will a hommage on paper, one day, I hope so !
Stéphane Debarbouille, Lyon, FRANCE
PS : I'm looking for the schéma of my JBL SA660 amplifier(off) and for information on the 2403 tweeter (or 076)
 
 
Full Name: Harry Tsutsumi
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 10/29/2000, 2:03 PM
Comments: Hi all. This is my first mail.
I have very basic question from long time ago.
Is it same between Home type and pro.?.
375 and 2440,130A and 2220A,It looks same but How
about sound charactor point of view.
I heard these in many times but never compared with same conditions.
And how about the case of music instrument type?.
130H and E130 are same?.
It is great preasure to advise me.
Thanks.
H.Tsutsumi
 
Full Name: MICHEL Jean-Marc
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 10/27/2000, 2:14 PM
Comments: What about the "GIANT VOICE" ?...
(ALTEC LANSING ~ 1953)


"Bravo for the site"

Sorry for my english...
 
Full Name: Drake Edwards
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 10/27/2000, 1:48 PM
Comments: I am the proud son of John Edwards who was there at the start up of JBL. He now has his own email address and would love to hear from anyone regarding JBL. Please feel free to write him at: "johnanddorothy@email.msn.com", thanks.
 
Full Name: Ron Thomas
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 10/20/2000, 6:06 AM
Comments: Do you have catalogs availible for musical instrument
speakers that you would send me or I could purchase?
I am readying myself to build my own Bass Guitar
speaker cab/cabs using JBL'S. I need info on specs for
the proper cubic feet needed for any givin speaker.
Also do you manufactuer any 10" drivers for bass
instrument cabs?
Please send any and all info to
Ron Thomas
309 Partridge Ln.
Edmond, Ok. 73034
Thank you very much....
 
Full Name: Mike Somers
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 10/18/2000, 9:47 AM
Comments: I have 2 amplifiers made by lansing manufacturing corp that use 845's. Have never been able to find any info. These are not Altec 287.
 
Full Name: Rod Ream
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 10/13/2000, 3:53 AM
Comments: What a nice treat to discover this site!

As JBL's National Service Manager from 1972-1981
I have many fond memories of the people and
products during those years. It was the best job
someone in my position could ever ask for. Sometimes
I think I should have paid to work there, every day
was a learning experience. We were challenged to
do our best for the customers and the company. My
service group was without doubt, the best in the
business, I'll never forget them.
 
Full Name: John Stitzer
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 9/29/2000, 8:34 AM
Comments: Great site, lots of good information. I'm just beginning to view it all.
 
Full Name: Wayne Hsin
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 9/25/2000, 10:09 PM
Comments: I though I have known and have enough old WE , RCA, Lansing, Altec, JBL, after read every pages , this site was a very educational and most interesting . Keep up the good work. Thanks.
 
Full Name: speckbacher, christophe
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 9/22/2000, 12:21 PM
Comments: One of the greatest audio sites seen this year.
Congratulations for your efforts.
One comment: I have not found details about the original passive crossovers (but I have not read everything, to be honnest...). I would in any case welcome schematics, indication of component technology etc.
 
 
Full Name: Glen Claybrook
Home Page: http://www.claybrook.org
Date and Time: 9/20/2000, 3:53 PM
Comments: What a wonderful website! I've been a fan since my high school daze playing bass guitar through Altecs and JBL's. I have picked up 4311Bs, L88cortinas, L19s, and L40s. Now I have a stack of JBL and TAD components waiting for me to build some really big boxes! The discussion forum and technical are fascinating and invaluable. Thanks for all the great work!
 
Full Name: Jacky Yen
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 9/19/2000, 11:45 PM
Comments: Dear Sir:
This is one of the best Audio site on net.And the best related to JBL . I think the HK-JBL should link to your site as reference . You are doing
fantasity great job .I found and enjoy evry your information. Thanks a lot . .....Jacky
 
Full Name: Gregory Low
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 9/12/2000, 8:19 PM
Comments: My thanks to JBL for forwarding my name and address to Don McRitchie, as I was unaware this site existed. Off to explore now. GL
 
Full Name: Leslie Schwartz
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 9/12/2000, 9:26 PM
Comments: This site is a great idea, and for a
worthy purpose, thanks.
 
Full Name: Ed Lacinski
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 9/8/2000, 1:59 PM
Comments: Great tribute to the man and JBL products. I am the Technical Services Supervisor for Harman Consumer, and if there anything we can do for you here at HCG please let me know. Though I will say you have it well covered!
 
Full Name: George Brooke
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 8/31/2000, 4:03 PM
Comments: Great site, and fascinating to read about the individuals behind some great designs.
I am into L300s , driven by Pass Aleph 5.
It's all a long way from the current scene.
 
Full Name: George Brooke
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 8/31/2000, 3:53 PM
Comments: Great site, and fascinating to read about the individuals behind some great designs.
It's all a long way from the current scene.
 
Full Name: Tom Speropulos
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 8/30/2000, 9:26 PM
Comments: The site is nice
Thanks
 
Full Name: Jay Shepherd
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 8/30/2000, 7:32 AM
Comments: Excellent site!! Keep up the good work.
I owned three pairs of L 220's over the years.
I just love that old JBL Sound.
Jay
 
Full Name: David B. Elton
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 8/25/2000, 11:21 PM
Comments: Wonderful website on these historic products. I commend all of you who have worked so hard to educate so many on this great audio heritage. I am fortunate to have had a Father who imersed Himself in this passion during the 1950's and 1960's. Currently, I am also fortunate enough to own a pair of Altec 605A's, a JBL D130, coupled to an 075 ring-radiator, and a pair of "newer" 928 Altec LF units in corner cabinets, also coupled to JBL075's. I would love hearing from any Altec/JBL fans who love and enjoy this equipment as much as I. Once again, very commendable work on your website! Sincerely, David B. Elton
 
Full Name: Jess Long
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 8/23/2000, 1:51 AM
Comments: Wonderful site...fascinating people and loudspeakers.
 
Full Name: Paul BARELLO
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 8/16/2000, 4:36 PM
Comments: I discovered your site by chance a few days ago (browsing "Loudspeaker Discussion Area" I think) and must admit I was agreeably surprised.
The whole concept is very professional and well structured.
It reminds me (...I'm 50!) the golden sixties and the "Big American Sound" with Mc.Intosh valve amps and "Voice of the Theatre" monsters!
Please continue adding brochures, pictures, catalogs, discussion items, technical data, schemes, projects etc... etc... and, believe me, in less than one year you're going to have the most interesting, the most versatile and the most complete site, "serious" Altec & JBL fans all over the world have been waiting for.
You're very courageous and doing a great job!
I do appreciate!
Paul
 
Full Name: viwat s.
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 8/14/2000, 10:30 AM
Comments: I would like to see JBL Everest DD55000 info. thanks.
 
Full Name: George Pfisterer
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 8/11/2000, 10:20 PM
Comments: Keep up the good work.
 
Full Name: Tony Manov
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 8/10/2000, 3:43 PM
Comments: Very interesting and valuable work!
 
Full Name: Tim Lund
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 8/9/2000, 2:57 PM
Comments: What a wonderful site!! It brings back many
memories of selling these great products during the
early 70's
 
 
Full Name: John Hora
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 8/8/2000, 2:05 PM
Comments: Great!

From a Paragon owner.
 
Full Name: Yozo Shima
Home Page: http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/~yozo
Date and Time: 8/6/2000, 4:36 PM
Comments: I am very interseted in the man of James Bullough Lansing as a engineer. Welcome to my web site.
 
Full Name: Scott Guthrie
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 7/29/2000, 9:33 AM
Comments: Thank you for your hard work on the information in
this site. As a vintage radio hobbyist, it is
interesting how many hifi companies started
out from early radio transmitting and receiving
experimentation back in the teens & 20's. All the best.
Scott Guthrie
Ontario Canada
 
Full Name: Goichi Iito
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 7/27/2000, 10:46 AM
Comments: I'm a user of JBL speakers.I have two sp systems,
S101&4350A.I love JBL sound.I hope to enjoy music
with JBL speakers for long time from now.
 
 
Full Name: John Harding
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 7/19/2000, 11:28 PM
Comments: As a J.B.L. authorized service center,we constantly are asked about the Lansing,Altec marriage.Thanks to your site I can now offer the correct information to my customers,thru the eyes of industry insiders.Thank you!On a different note,I am trying to match a Hartsfield that I have to a mate.Unit I am looking for needs to be a toploader in mahagony finish.Once I mate this toploader,I will be selling(or trading for the toploader)a later pair of Hartsfields that are wallnut finish.Any help would be appericiated.
 
Full Name: Randy Miller
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 7/13/2000, 11:03 AM
Comments: I'm so glad to have found your (new) site! I took days to find this info - the top search engines must be near blind!

Anyway, Kudos to you three (Steve, Don, and Steve) for such a professionally done site. Excellent research, pics, model timelines, etc. I am still the proud, original owner of a pair of near mint JBL 4628B's (1986)and love them. But to balance my enthusiasm, I must regretably admit to selling my Altec 1204B's in 1979. Such shortsightedness - oh well, c'est la vie.
I may yet have my older pro-line catalogs. I'll check and contact if so.

Best regards to audioheritage.org !
 
Full Name: Mark Draeger
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 7/10/2000, 12:20 PM
Comments: Your site contains excellent information on JBL that I have been interested in for years. Keep up the good work!
 
Full Name: Robert McGough
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 7/4/2000, 9:37 AM
Comments: WOW! great site, the best I've seen. I am an avid fan of JBL, Altec, and Stephens speakers, and have designed and built systems using these drivers. Put as much technical information on your site as you can because I'm loving it. Thanks for doing us all a wonderful service by making this information available. I would be very interested in manufacturer's speaker cabinet designs and Thiele-Small parameters for components. I obtained the T/S parameters for JBL speakers from their pro web site but don't know where I can get them for Altec drivers. Again great site, thank you.
 
Full Name: George Wallace
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 7/1/2000, 9:55 AM
Comments: Finally! Great site!

Geo.
 
Full Name: Mary Lou Hillinger (Hennessy)
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/29/2000, 6:13 PM
Comments: I just can't keep quiet any longer! I am amazed that no other ex-employee has logged on. (See my message of 5/15.)
If you're out there don't just look, leave a message, please.
 
Full Name: Mary Lou Hillinger (Hennessy)
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/29/2000, 6:12 PM
Comments: I just can't keep quiet any longer! I am amazed that no other ex-employee has logged on. (See my message of 5/15.)
If you're out there don't just look, leave a message, please.
 
Full Name: John Durbin
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/23/2000, 9:25 PM
Comments: Wow ... great site, a real trip down memory lane ... although my own experiences with JBL speakers didn't start until 1977 or so, working at Howard Sound in Denver. We sold the 4311B, 4315B, etc. ... I can remember hearing the first time aligned JBL's (L220 maybe?) in our sound romm circa 1978 or so and being just blown away. Went on to work a lot with the LE8 and LE10 in car audio applications, and have owned a pair of (free!) L112's for several years. Again, great site!

JD
 
Full Name: Stephen Crume
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/19/2000, 9:51 PM
Comments: this is a great site. I've had an interest in jbl products since '65, when a friend introduced me to jbl components. I have a pair of le85s stuffed in a drawer somewhere that used to be mated to some aztec speakers with home brew xovers. I currently have a paragon purchased new in '78. I am very interested in the technical and historical aspects of jbl. I miss the days when jbl took an active role in marketing components to audiophiles.
 
Full Name: Robert Klacza
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/18/2000, 7:57 AM
Comments: Used four JBL Pro 2245H 18" drivers in Audio
Magazine January, 1999 article. My system
is the RK4-18, which ranked quite good overall.
 
Full Name: Jim Rutherford
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/17/2000, 10:13 PM
Comments: What a great site. I have the old JBL blue catalog (don't remember the date) and a brown one from 1965 if anyone needs any info from them. I also have JBL plans for the C50SM Studio Monitors, the C55 and C43 Rear Loaded Horns. Thanks for posting the Hartfield plans. I remember very well the first time I walked into the Vancouver Audio Sales store in 1962 and heard a set being demonstrated. Wow! It was the first time I had felt the bass hit me in the stomach. From that time on my dream was to have a JBL system and I'm still a JBL man.
 
Full Name: Victor J. Doherty
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/15/2000, 10:22 PM
Comments: I have been an avid JBL'er since 1974. I own L100's, L200's, and L300's. Thanks for the great website.
 
Full Name: Evan Flavell
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/14/2000, 8:59 PM
Comments: Thanks for the response in forum. Have to think a little about how to approach this. Still perusing your site. Please, we need a site map! The more info that's here, the tougher it is to navigate. Much appreciated, though. I have some old catalogs, but will have to buy a scanner....
 
Full Name: Rick Riessen
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/14/2000, 8:44 PM
Comments: Great site. Glad I stumbled upon it. Keep up the good work. Have a bunch of JBL Literature and can scan to add to your info pile. Also am a big fan of early 70's vintage JBL systems. Currently own 4311, 4312, 4331B, C60 Sovereign. Looking for C61 Sovereign II system. Let me know how I can help you with your site. Thanks - Rick
 
Full Name: Ken Manson
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/12/2000, 1:07 PM
Comments: I use to sell JBL speakers at several retail stores in southern California. I have many cataloges and individual product sheets. Call me and we can discuss what you need. 800. 843. 5465 ext. 232.
 
Full Name: David Gamlowski
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/11/2000, 10:50 PM
Comments: Very interesting web site. Can anyone share a diagram showing the difference in bass paths between the early vs later Hartsfield? Just curious. Thanks.
 
Full Name: michael a. christ
Home Page: http://home.att.net/~lkalin/
Date and Time: 6/11/2000, 9:51 AM
Comments: hello
looking foreward to communicating with all lansing fans,especially those inrerested in the larger theatre systems and running in 4-way similar to the japenese craze.
i am a fabricator and have some old lansing items under consruction at present. check out my big lansing s. on my web site . thanks this great!!!!!!
 
Full Name: michael a. christ
Home Page: http://home.att.net/~lkalin/
Date and Time: 6/11/2000, 9:49 AM
Comments: hello
looking foreward to communicating with all lansing fans,especially those inrerested in the larger theatre systems and running in 4-way similar to the japenese craze.
i am a fabricator and have some old lansing items under consruction at present. check out my big lansing s. on my web site . thanks this great!!!!!!
 
Full Name: Yozo Shima
Home Page: http://www.bekkoamen.ne.jp/~yozo
Date and Time: 6/7/2000, 8:26 AM
Comments: I am very interseted in the man of James Bullough Lansing as a engineer.
 
Full Name: D. Wisker
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/4/2000, 4:12 PM
Comments: Ownd a pair of L112's for years. Loved them.
 
Full Name: Ian G. Duff
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/3/2000, 6:17 AM
Comments: thanks for informing me more on the Lansing site...it was very interesting
 
Full Name: Jeff McVey
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/3/2000, 1:42 AM
Comments: Hi,
I just wanted to say that this is about the best
JBL site I have seen. I am an avid collector of older
JBL equipment. Thx!
 
Full Name: JAMES GEER
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/1/2000, 8:21 PM
Comments: The worst thing to happen to JBL quality, craftmanship, was when the company was sold.
 
Full Name: JAMES GEER
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/1/2000, 8:19 PM
Comments: If anyone has a pair of Hartsfield's for sale please let me know. The site is fantastic. I was at the Shrine Auditorium for the introduction of the unbelievable sound of the Paragon, an experience I will never forget. Many thanks to John Edwards for the invitation.
 
Full Name: JAMES GEER
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/1/2000, 8:18 PM
Comments: If anyone has a pair of Hartsfield's for sale please let me know. The site is fantastic. I was at the Shrine Auditorium for the introduction of the unbelievable sound of the Paragon, an experience I will never forget. Many thanks to John Edwards for the invitation.
 
Full Name: Bob Million (a'la Byzen)
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/1/2000, 1:00 PM
Comments: I too grew up with the JBL "Sound" and came under
the Japanese JBL "Mystic" when I lived there from
1974~81. Built my own backloaded horn system using
Westrex C43 enclosures from my friend Hal Cox with
vintage '55 D130s, LE175 w/ HL91 horns & slanted
acoustic lenses + 077 slot-loaded glass-prism
tweeters. Also own a pair of D216s for rear sound
ambience retrieval. Congratulations on a wonderful
website that I will be coming to quite often. I
guess my association with Japanese audiomania
(absolute reverence for JBL) and Hal Cox, who was
a friend of Jim Lansing, really inspired me in
this direction.
 
Full Name: Robert Hamel
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 6/1/2000, 4:25 AM
Comments: Hi what a great idea. Lots of interesting information.
 
Full Name: Rick Hudak
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 5/30/2000, 11:21 AM
Comments: This is a great site, many thanks to the guys who took the time to put this all together. Well done. My eary recollection of Altec was from the Minnesota State Fair, back in the 70's. I was 12 years old and some of the rides on the midway were just CRANKING out this great rock & roll. I was fasinated at these huge horn speakers that were "rocking the house". The stickers on the side said The Voice of the Theater and I wanted a pair. Instead I have had tp "settle" for a pair of vintage 605B duplexes. This pair is in imaculate shape and is waiting for me to built them a new home (enclosure).
 
Full Name: Susumu Kitaguchi
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 5/30/2000, 10:51 AM
Comments: Excelent site
 
Full Name: Susumu Kitaguchi
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 5/30/2000, 10:51 AM
Comments: Excelent site
 
Full Name: Bill Roberts / Bandstand Productions and Mastering
Home Page: http://wwwboard.net/bbs1/RBPS/wwwboard.sht
Date and Time: 5/30/2000, 1:07 AM
Comments: Super Site. I think we all have spent Decades listening to Altec/Lansing , JBL Loudspeakers. It is amazing how 30 to 50 year old units stay close to calibration. Very few loudspeakers are Constructed to the exacting standards as the former. Keep the nastalgia comming. Roberts.
 
Full Name: Bill Roberts / Bandstand Productions and Mastering
Home Page: http://wwwboard.net/bbs1/RBPS/wwwboard.sht
Date and Time: 5/30/2000, 1:03 AM
Comments: Super Site. I think we all have spent Decades listening to Altec/Lansing , JBL Loudspeakers. It is amazing how 30 to 50 year old units stay close to calibration. Very loudspeakers are Constructed to the exacting standards as the former. Keep the nastalgia comming. Roberts.
 
Full Name: Ronald L. Wilkinson
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 5/29/2000, 9:52 AM
Comments: I'm very happy to see this site come into existance!!!
 
Full Name: LOUIS DAWSON
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 5/27/2000, 1:44 PM
Comments: HI STEVE VERY NICE WEB PAGE BOTH INFORMITIVE AND INTERSTING. LOU DAWSOM
 
Full Name: Mike Zuccaro
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 5/27/2000, 11:47 AM
Comments: Great site! Let me know if I can help anyone with JBL amp/preamp/receiver repairs. I'm not a dealer, just a technician and preservationist.
 
Full Name: Alan Jeffrey Marcy
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 5/26/2000, 9:37 PM
Comments: Great start! More diagrams, please :)

 
 
Full Name: y.fujiwara
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 5/26/2000, 7:29 PM
Comments: My year long question has been answered

by your valuable writing.

Among my colleages who are so-called audio-mania

or sound-mad in japaneses expression (my family

talking among themselves that the audio may be

tolerable than other hobbies like lady),

there has been arguments on Altec,Altec lansing,

Jim lansing and JBL.Some says these are the

same entity and other says each individual

entity.

I myself is a user of D-130/375/416/288/802/075

for more than 20 years and still today quite

satisfied with them.

best regards
 
Full Name: David Yost
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 5/26/2000, 7:11 PM
Comments: In my opinion, this is one of the most interesting and (mostly) complete sites on the web...even in its first iteration. I am looking forward to updates and, perhaps, a forum.
 
Full Name: JAMES E. GEER
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 5/26/2000, 2:39 PM
Comments: Ezcellent content.
 
Full Name: choi kyu-kwon
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 5/26/2000, 3:14 AM
Comments: Thank you!
Your Hp is Great!
 
Full Name: William Eckle
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 5/25/2000, 4:34 PM
Comments: Great site, thanks !
 
Full Name: Tom Burnett
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 5/25/2000, 10:05 AM
Comments: Great site! Congratulations on a job well done.
 
Full Name: Marc L'Esperance
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 5/25/2000, 4:20 AM
Comments: Hats off to you folks. Finally a site that does justice
to the beautiful sound that JBL's can create.
I worship daily at my altar of c40 cabinets with 150-4c's
375's and 2405's as amazing tone comes pouring out.
Thank you so much for the efforts to create this site. I
will be back often!
 
Full Name: Tom Rivet
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 5/21/2000, 1:07 AM
Comments: Lookin' good!
 
Full Name: Bob Sherman
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 5/19/2000, 1:11 PM
Comments: 1949 I worked at Lockheed Air Service in Burbank as engineer in Avionics Lab. Left to start commercial and residential sound installation service on Hollywood's Melrose Ave, So.California Hi-Fi hot spot. Early major break was appointment by Edison Co. to modify turn-table gear drives on Capehart radio-phonographs in West LA,Beverly Hills and Bel Air which was changing from 50 cycles to 60. Uncovered added opportunity to replace old Western Electric speakers. During this period became aquainted with sales people from Altec and JBL. Growing popularity of 33-1/3 & 45 RPM records and turn-tables added to activity. Appointed by Kierulff Sound to replace old 78 RPM with new Webster-Chicago 3-speeds which their dealer network was selling by the 1000's.
Early 50's and the introduction of Stereo, I accepted offer of Cap Kierulff to join his firm. I was with Kierulff Electronics for the the next 25 years during which I went from Sound to Industrial Electronics. Went from Sales to Management to Vice-President and early retirement in 1976. 1977 served as Consultant and later, National Director of Sales and Training for Harman International reporting to late friend and former HI\JBL Vice President Irv Stern.
Now retired. I treasure the memories of the early days of quality sound reproduction and especially the people in the industry, of which several have become long-time friends.
Good luck on your great site!
 
 
Full Name: Mary Lou Hennessy
Home Page: None.
Date and Time: 5/16/2000, 6:11 PM
Comments: Worked at JBL from 1958 or 59 (?) to mid 1965. Name was Mary Lou Hillinger, worked in Purchasing for a great man named Arnold M. Kalland.
Spent some of the best times and also some of the worse times of my life at JBL.
Would love to hear from others who worked at JBL during this period. Tony, Tom, Virginia, Fred, "Hi Fi" (Harvey), etc.
Thought the world of John Edwards and William H.Thomas. And just seeing the pictures of them has brought back a lot of good memories.
I was aware of some of the history of the company and the man, but have learned a great deal more from this web site. This is great!
Thanks very much.
Mary Lou Hillinger-Hennessy