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JBL-D130-4 Complete drop-in recone kit with the paper surround.
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JBL-D130-4 Complete drop-in recone kit with the paper surround.

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This JBL D130, Pro Parts reproduction recone kit is absolutely the finest JBL D130 recone kit available anywhere. This is a one piece, preassembled, drop-in kit. It is complete and comes with every thing you need to recone your speaker yourself. Very easy to install. Click here to see.

If you have a JBL D130, and you want the classic sound that it had when it was new, then you need to recone your speaker with this kit. JBL no longer makes a recone kit for the JBL D130 with a paper surround. If you have JBL, or an authorized JBL repair shop, recone your JBL D130, they will use a recone kit for a K130 that has a cloth m-roll surround. The K130 kit will gives your classic D130 the sound of a modern K130.

We have done a lot of research on this kit. We know you want the very best for your vintage speaker. We started with the voice coil, custom made for The voice coil is flat wire wound / edge wound, with aluminum wire wound on a Nomex former. The venting holes have been placed in the exactly the same location as the original coil. The coil has the correct polarity and DCR (see below for specifications). The coil weighs 5 grams, again the same as the original coil. The coil was made to the exact specifactions of the original JBL D130 voice coil except for the former height. We increased the former height 0.0394 of an inch to accommodate the modern spider.

The original JBL D130 kit assembly (cone over coil, spider over cone) was difficult and unpractical way of assembling. Also, the original spider is no longer in production. JBL has moved to a new, now standard, assembly method (spider over coil, cone over spider). We have also adopted this method and use the modern JBL spider. This new spider is 0.0394 of an inch taller at the cone mounting point. This is why we made the coil 0.0394 of an inch taller to accommodate for the modern spider.

The cone shape is curve linear with a paper surround. The cone is custom made for us to fit the new height of the voice coil and spider assembly. The cone weighs the correct 20 grams. Unfortunately, the vintage cone pulp formula is no longer available. The modern pulp is very close in consistency, resulting in an excellent cone in weight, strength and resonant frequency. If we could find original cones, we would use them. Original cones are not available. Yes, you can find so called NOS cones on eBay, but they are not original and weigh 26 grams, not 20 grams (as do ours and the original D130 cones). If you can find an original cone, it is dried out and brittle, making it completely unusable.

This D130 recone kit is pre-assembled using our custom manufactured jig, created exclusively for this recone kit. Using this jig to assemble the D130 recone kits ensures the spider and cone are set to the exact proper depth to put the voice coil in dead center to the magnets top plate every time, giving you the most efficient speaker possible after reconing. We use only top grade cyanoacrylate adhesive for the coil to spider joint and spider to cone joint resulting in a superior light weight bound that will hold up with years of use.

We use an aftermarket aluminum dust cap for this kit. The kit is assembled in such a way as to accept an original JBL aluminum dust cap if you choose to use one. Original dust caps can be found from time to time on the internet.

The cork gaskets we use are the modern rubberized cork gaskets, similar to the gaskets used by JBL today.

The 1 oz. tube of glue included with this kit for gluing the surround and spider to the frame is the same Moyen RS-3087 adhesive that is shipped with original JBL recone kits and re-packaged for

A voice coil centering shim is included. The shim is used to keep the voice coil centered in the voice coil gap while the recone kit is fitted to the speaker frame. The shim is removed after the adhesive has dried.

Printed instructions are included with the kit, and can also be view online. Click here for step-by-step, easy to follow instructions for installing our Pro Parts DIY recone kits.

And on top of all this, each kit comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a 2 year warranty. Click here for full guarantee and warranty details.


Voice Coil

Former Material Craft
Diameter 4 inch
Former Height ?????
Weight 5 grams
Wire Flat wire aluminum
Type Edge wound
Ohm 8
DCR 5.6


Type Flat
Outside Diameter 7 inches
Inside Diameter 4 inches
Ribs ???
Weight ???


Size 15 inch
VC OD 4 inch
Surround Material Paper
Cone Material Paper
Weight 20 grams
Style Curve linear

Dust Cap

Aluminum 4.125
Weight ???

Item Code:: JBL-D130-4-Recone-Kit

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