need drivers for JBL Pro III

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  1. chuckg

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    Oh, dingleberries rotting upon the vine.

    That doesn't really mean anything, but it sounded good. I just realized that my 10-year-old-plus JBL Pro III speakers need some rejuvenating. The sponge-rubbery surround has deteriorated to a gooey ooze that does little to support the cone.

    Anybody know where to get replacement drivers that faithfully match the original? Or if they can be re-coned? I'd hate to spend money on new speakers after telling the wife that I was done building my cinema.....
     
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    It should be no problem getting a replacement or repair from JVC. You can contact them from their website.

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    Done!

    Only a week to get replacement drivers from JBL. Lots cheaper than new speakers, I must say.
     
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    Done!

    Only a week to get replacement drivers from JBL. Lots cheaper than new speakers, I must say.
     
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    Out of curiosity, how much was the replacement? Was it the woofer?

    Thanks
     
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    Out of curiosity, how much was the replacement? Was it the woofer?

    Thanks
     
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    The replacement was fairly cheap -- the JBL web site listed the woofer for a bit over $34, but when I got the bill it was a bit less than $34. The tweeter was about the same, or somewhat less, I can't recall.

    The replacement went very easy. I unscrewed some hex cap screws, pulled off the front face, and then unbolted the driver. The wires were attached with quick-disconnect terminals, so I didn't even have to solder.

    The only little glitch is that the case is not designed to seal -- a little trade-off between cute and useful, there -- so I did need a bit of RTV to replace their hot-melt glue.

    I was a bit worried, as the parts site lists this driver as being for the Control 1, but I guess that is identical to the Pro III.

    I'm now thinking of getting a few el-cheapo old Pro IIIs. Even if I need to replace the drivers it is cheaper than new speakers. I can add to my surround with an extra set, or put in a rear surround channel and keep all my speakers tonally similar.

    Oh frabjous day!
     
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    The replacement was fairly cheap -- the JBL web site listed the woofer for a bit over $34, but when I got the bill it was a bit less than $34. The tweeter was about the same, or somewhat less, I can't recall.

    The replacement went very easy. I unscrewed some hex cap screws, pulled off the front face, and then unbolted the driver. The wires were attached with quick-disconnect terminals, so I didn't even have to solder.

    The only little glitch is that the case is not designed to seal -- a little trade-off between cute and useful, there -- so I did need a bit of RTV to replace their hot-melt glue.

    I was a bit worried, as the parts site lists this driver as being for the Control 1, but I guess that is identical to the Pro III.

    I'm now thinking of getting a few el-cheapo old Pro IIIs. Even if I need to replace the drivers it is cheaper than new speakers. I can add to my surround with an extra set, or put in a rear surround channel and keep all my speakers tonally similar.

    Oh frabjous day!
     

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