Sunday, 15 April 2018

JBL Control 1 restoration project

I bought this pair of speakers a while ago, and I have finally restored them by fitting new foam surrounds.
Overall I am extremely happy with the quality of the finish on the foam surrounds, it's the best I've managed to do on a refoam job so far.
I tested them out in conjunction with the JBL Control SB5 sub woofer, and together it gave off a very rich and easy listening yet detailed and exciting sound.
**Please note that these are now sold and are no longer in my possession. These were taken on entirely to sell on and not keep as I am in no requirement of more loudspeakers.

Completion of the outside sound system!

I managed to source another pair of APart Mask 6T speakers, although I only needed one for outside. This has been added and there is now sound for both at the back of the garden and now at the side.
There are 3 speakers in total. Each of the speakers are tapped at 60 watts each and are driven off the APart MA200 100V line amplifier.
It's a very good sounding system that should last for decades before it shows any issues.
I did make a video testing the white APart Mask 6T speakers before I installed them outside, it can be found here:

Wharfedale Diamond 6R Upgrade Project

These Wharfedale Diamond 6R speakers were manufactured in 1995. These at the time were a budget speaker for around the £200/pair price ran...