Thanks to a wonderful shipping company, I received a JBL D120F that was destroyed during shipping. Check out the pics below. Is there any place that would repair the speaker, re-cone it, or whatever? Any experience with speaker repair companies?
Actually, given your location, you might want to try A Brown Soun. I hear they're about as good as it gets, and they're not too far from you, all things considered. Also, Upland wouldn't be too bad, though they're in SoCal. Those two shops seem to be the West Coast JBL experts.
Also, I weep for that JBL I hope you can get it worked out -- I've played a few reconed D120s that sounded just as good as the real thing, so it's certainly possible to salvage it, but only if it's done by someone who knows what they're doing. Metro Sound and Light in St. Paul MN is also pretty good, I've played a ton through one they reconed as well.
A Broun Sound in San Rafael, CA will take good care of that. I recently had them rebuild a D130F with a 16ohm voice coil, and hemp fiber cone. I could not be happier with well it sounds. Now, this is a fairly expensive process, but you will not find a better sounding speaker once they've remojo'ed it. Now, if you call them don't be shyed away by them seeming like total stoner dunderheads. I was thinking they were smoking some of them there hemp cones, but they really do fantastic work.
Well, it is tough to tell, as my particular one was just slightly starting to go when I bought it. I can tell you that now it sounds better than any other speaker I've ever had. I am also running the 16 ohm speaker into an 8 ohm tap. This is what Steve Kimock does/suggests. It really does a wonderful thing with the right kind of amps. It chops off the harsh highs, and tames the lows, and brings out a larger midrange. You can have it darn near cranked and stick your face right in front of it, without any ear fatigue! It still isn't even fully broken in yet. I've only put about 50 hours on it, and it still needs to be beat up a bit more. However, as is, right now it sounds fantastic.
Not sure if Weber still does JBL recones, but I had one done there about 6 or 7 years ago. Like previously posted, it sounded better than the original I purchased while the speaker was getting reconed. Might be worth the inquiry.