So I was browsing CL last night and was specifically looking for a Pioneer Elite DVD/SACD player. Ended up finding a DV-47A which was awesome in itself.
But I also saw the same guy had a pair of JBL 4800s.
Texts were exchanged, directions were given and off I go 40 miles west of my house.
This guy is definitely an audiophile. His listening room (and apparently his garage too lol) was packed with some quality equipment. He and his buddy (ironically the original owner of the 4800s) were playing around with a new tube amp when I got there.
He had everything hooked up for me to listen too but I already knew I wanted both items.
$100 later, I have a shiny new (to me) DV-47A and a pair of quite literally like new JBL 4800s.
The 2 guys are the 2 owners of the JBLs and they swear between them they don't even have enough hours to be broken in. And from their appearance, I believe them. They look factory new.
So without further ado, my new pair of 2 channel speakers...
Grilles are flawless. Drivers are perfect and they are unmodified. I do plan on replacing the spring terminals with a set of quality binding posts and quite possibly re-wiring them with better wire but other than that, I am just going to enjoy them.