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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:52 am 
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Hello CAM Fam! just wondering if anyone can help me out. I recently picked up a vintage JBL corner speaker and was looking for some info on it. There is no indication that it is a JBL, (to my eye anyway), until you open it up.
inside is loaded with a N1200 crossover, D 130 woofer and a 1217-1290 potato masher. It has a black lacquer finish with a label reading CANADA CABINETS AND FURNITURE LIMITED on the back. The grill, which the speakers are attached to, is secured on with 6 brass nuts. (one missing :roll: ) It is ported on each side. Also would this have been a stand alone mono unit or is it part of a pair? Any info would make my week. THANKS!

I would have inserted photos but I don't know how.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:19 am 
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I think they were mono units based on a Jensen design... then as time passed and stereo became popular you got a second one... I have a single myself, same manufacturer

check out July 1952; http://www.hifilit.com/Jensen/Jensen.htm

heres my single, been looking for a match for awhile


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:50 am 
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It was very popular back in 50's/60's to make your own speaker cabs,many magazines had/sold plans,because a lot of hi-fi fans bought the speaker components(especially JBL/Bozak)and they came with plans.

Plywood/real wood veneer was very affordable,and something you could easily accomplish in your workshop/garage,just match the wood stain with wife's French Provincial Furniture,and voila,Music in the Living room.

Some folks could afford to get cabs made,likely the case with the 2nd pair mentioned.

Years ago bought a roughed up Rec room pair of speakers at a garage sale,& all any Family member could tell me was....:'They're Grandpa's Old speakers,he made them.
So,for $5.00,took a chance & upon opening,was blown away,they looked like New,inside were some very rare,pristine 12 in. French Coax,that played Classical Music beautifully,so sold/shipped them to a Canuck Collector.

I also owned some very well constructed/finished corner cab speakers,looked near identical to picture above and they had 12 inch vintage Wharfedales & Kelly Decca ribbons inside.
That pair really surprised me,they Sounded Beautiful,but at the time had only one suitable corner,so off they went to another TO collector.

If it were me I'd either buy the other unit mentioned or sell it to him(?),unles Mono is your thing,provided one of you has suitable corners,and wants a vintage speaker presntation?
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tonight's concert..Johnny Lang,Live at Montreux


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:36 am 
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fourtrackattack wrote:
Hello CAM Fam! just wondering if anyone can help me out. I recently picked up a vintage JBL corner speaker and was looking for some info on it. There is no indication that it is a JBL, (to my eye anyway), until you open it up.
inside is loaded with a N1200 crossover, D 130 woofer and a 1217-1290 potato masher. It has a black lacquer finish with a label reading CANADA CABINETS AND FURNITURE LIMITED on the back. The grill, which the speakers are attached to, is secured on with 6 brass nuts. (one missing :roll: ) It is ported on each side. Also would this have been a stand alone mono unit or is it part of a pair? Any info would make my week. THANKS!

I would have inserted photos but I don't know how.


Go to your original post and Edit it. Scroll down and you should see the blue "Upload Attachments" bar. U&se the Browse button to find the picture you want to attach to the post and upload it (add the file). Once that is done, you should see a new button called "place inline"; just position where you want the image to go and press that button, the, Submit. I just did it with a Cat picture here.

Easy as that!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:50 pm 
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Very cool pic OBI . Did ya change the floor to match the cat ?
Or get the cat to match the floor ?
Cheers , Rob

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:45 pm 
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[quote]..Also would this have been a stand alone mono unit or is it part of a pair? Any info would make my week. THANKS! /quote]

If you can find another one like that I would use them for stereo....if not I would use the one you have with McIntosh C8 and McIntosh MC30 for cool mono set up.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:44 pm 
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Thanks all! Here are some pics. The brass fittings have been removed but are pictured.


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