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Old 3rd August 2010, 02:36 AM   #1
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Default Not DIY but too cool not to share with you.

A pair of early blonde JBL Hartsfields that have been hidden away for the last 55 years.
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Gorgeous!
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Right...absolutely gorgeous ! AND so different compared to a round driver staring back at us !
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WOW, a lovely sight to see,, someone is very lucky,,

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Cool!
Where ever did you find those?
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They spent their lives 100 miles from where they were made in the L.A. Ca area.
They were built into the walls of a custom music room and hidden by Grille cloth in 1956.
Carl, the original owner, was an audiophile and early adopter. He upgraded everything in his system numerous times over the years but not the Hartsfields. Out of site, out of mind I guess or maybe he found nothing that sounded better?
There are pictures of them still in the walls on my photobucket page.
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You know, these are a once in a lifetime find for anyone. I'm really glad you have them since you do appreciate what they are. Their condition is truly fantastic!

Carl's system must have sounded amazing in the early 60's if he had Fisher or Eico tube amplifiers. I would have loved to have heard that system. Even Heathkit amplifiers would have sounded amazing.
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Prima Vera is a lovely wood when used well.
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Very cool, very over the top! It would be nice to study the patent and reproduce them in a nice oak or mahogany.
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Very cool, very over the top! It would be nice to study the patent and reproduce them in a nice oak or mahogany.
If you want a reproduction. You can get them here.
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