Help: How to Remove JBL Woofers?

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This is embarrassing. I need to remove the woofers from my JBL L112 system
to re-foam them. But I can't figure out how to get at the inside the
cabinet.

There are six screws on the back panel of the cabinet that I think hold the
crossover network in place, but there are no screws on the front baffle
except those holding the drivers in place.

Do I go in from the back of the cabinet, or just remove the woofers from the
front? I'm don't want to blindly remove screws and have something fall off
inside the cabinet.

Any suggestions will be most welcome.

Thanks,
Art Harris
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  1. Archived from groups: rec.audio.tech (More info?)

    "Arthur Harris" wrote ...
    > This is embarrassing. I need to remove the woofers from my JBL L112 system
    > to re-foam them. But I can't figure out how
    > to get at the inside the cabinet.
    >
    > There are six screws on the back panel of the cabinet that I think hold
    > the crossover network in place, but there are no screws on the front
    > baffle except those holding the drivers in place.
    >
    > Do I go in from the back of the cabinet, or just remove the woofers from
    > the front? I'm don't want to blindly remove screws and have something fall
    > off inside the cabinet.

    If the woofer flanges are on the outside of the cabinet (on
    the front panel where you can see them), then just set the
    cabinet on its back (with the speakers facing up) and remove
    the screws. Nothing should fall off and you should be able
    to lift the speaker off the front panel.

    There might be some kind of material used to seal the gap.
    I don't think JBL ever stooped to such depths, but many of
    us use RTV to seal around speakers. In fact except for very
    large and heavy speakers, you can use nothing but RTV to
    both seal and hold the speaker in place. Easily removed by
    running a knife around the bottom to break the seal.
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    "Richard Crowley" wrote:
    > "Arthur Harris" wrote ...
    >> This is embarrassing. I need to remove the woofers from my JBL L112
    >> system to re-foam them. But I can't figure out how
    >> to get at the inside the cabinet.

    >> Do I go in from the back of the cabinet, or just remove the woofers from
    >> the front? I'm don't want to blindly remove screws and have something
    >> fall off inside the cabinet.
    >
    > If the woofer flanges are on the outside of the cabinet (on
    > the front panel where you can see them), then just set the
    > cabinet on its back (with the speakers facing up) and remove
    > the screws. Nothing should fall off and you should be able
    > to lift the speaker off the front panel.

    Yes, the flanges are on the outside. Are the screws holding the speakers in
    place wood screws? I was afraid there might be nuts on the back of the
    screws.

    Thanks for for the info, I'll give it a try this evening.

    Art Harris
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    "Arthur Harris" wrote ...
    > Yes, the flanges are on the outside. Are the screws holding the speakers
    > in place wood screws?

    Maybe. But it doesn't matter....

    > I was afraid there might be nuts on the back of the screws.

    Even if that happens, you can retrieve the nuts and replace
    them with "T-nuts". Chances are that if they are machine
    screws, they already have T-nuts on the back of the panel.
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    Richard Crowley wrote:

    > "Arthur Harris" wrote ...
    >
    >>Yes, the flanges are on the outside. Are the screws holding the speakers
    >>in place wood screws?
    >
    >
    > Maybe. But it doesn't matter....
    >
    >
    >>I was afraid there might be nuts on the back of the screws.
    >
    >
    > Even if that happens, you can retrieve the nuts and replace
    > them with "T-nuts". Chances are that if they are machine
    > screws, they already have T-nuts on the back of the panel.
    >
    >

    It's an L series speaker. Do you really think it's worth the
    hassel? If so the components inside will probably be of such tookey
    construction that replacing the whole thing will be far easier and
    less expensive unless you plan to refoam it yourself.

    --
    YOU are the real piece of work in this post. I think you are
    a couple of drumsticks short of a picnic there bud. - SVTKate
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    "Richard Crowley" wrote:
    > "Arthur Harris" wrote ...
    >> Yes, the flanges are on the outside. Are the screws holding the speakers
    >> in place wood screws?
    >
    > Maybe. But it doesn't matter....
    >
    >> I was afraid there might be nuts on the back of the screws.
    >
    > Even if that happens, you can retrieve the nuts and replace
    > them with "T-nuts". Chances are that if they are machine
    > screws, they already have T-nuts on the back of the panel.

    You were right. "T-nuts" on the cabinet. I took the 4 machine screws out and
    with just a bit of prying, the woofers freed right up. Thanks!

    Art Harris
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    "Richard Crowley" <rcrowley7@xprt.net> wrote in message
    news:10q6me9d8hsk7ba@corp.supernews.com...
    > "Arthur Harris" wrote ...
    > > Yes, the flanges are on the outside. Are the screws holding the speakers
    > > in place wood screws?
    >
    > Maybe. But it doesn't matter....
    >
    > > I was afraid there might be nuts on the back of the screws.
    >
    > Even if that happens, you can retrieve the nuts and replace
    > them with "T-nuts". Chances are that if they are machine
    > screws, they already have T-nuts on the back of the panel.

    I think all "real" JBL speakers use T nuts.

    TonyP.
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    "WindsorFox[SS]" <windsorfoxNO@SPAMcox.net> wrote in message
    news:THLod.7$gH3.3@lakeread05...
    > It's an L series speaker. Do you really think it's worth the
    > hassel? If so the components inside will probably be of such tookey
    > construction that replacing the whole thing will be far easier and
    > less expensive unless you plan to refoam it yourself.

    I sure as hell would fix an L112 if it just needed new surrounds.
    You could expect to pay a LOT more for anything new with better
    construction.

    (And PLEASE send me any L250Ti's that you want to toss out because they need
    new surrounds :-)

    TonyP.
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    "WindsorFox[SS]" wrote:

    > It's an L series speaker. Do you really think it's worth the
    > hassel?

    Quite probably so.


    Kind regards

    Peter Larsen

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