In 1970, JBL released the iconic L100 Loudspeaker. Over the years, the L100 became the bestselling loudspeaker in JBL’s history. In the 21st Century, we are proud to bring you the JBL L100 Classic, a modern take on a time-honoured legend. The Classic features vintage styling, including a retro-inspired design and iconic Quadrex foam grille, along with newly developed acoustic technology and designs for elite performance. The 1-inch titanium dome tweeter is mated to a waveguide with an acoustic lens for optimum integration with the 5-inch pure-pulp cone midrange driver directly below it. Powerful bass is provided by a 12-inch cast-frame, white pure-pulp cone woofer in a bass-reflex enclosure, tuned via a single front-firing port tube. The high-frequency and mid-frequency L-pad attenuators on the front baffle preserve the classic features of this iconic legend.
- 3-Way Loudspeakers
- Retro design with iconic JBL styling
- Vintage Quadrex foam grille in a choice of three colours: black, orange, or blue
- Genuine satin walnut wood veneer enclosure with black front and rear panels
- 12-inch white cone, pure pulp woofer with cast frame
- 5-inch pure pulp cone midrange
- 1-inch titanium dome tweeter with waveguide
- Recommended Amplifier Power: 25 – 125 W RMS
- Frequency Response: 44Hz – 40kHz
- Bass-reflex design with front-firing port
- High-frequency L-pad attenuator
- Matching JS-120 floor stands available separately
"It has all the attributes of a hi-end speaker lacking nothing in transparency, detail, working dynamic range and tonal naturalness. It also times beautifully."
"As for imaging, it's pinpoint via the L100. The musician's positions within a vast soundstage that has life-like depth, width and height are distinct and sharply outlined. Reach out, and you can touch them.
By now you'd have realised that I regard the L100 as the complete speaker with all the musical prowess we've come to expect from a contemporary high-end speaker.
You want speed, dynamic agility, transparency, imaging, soundstage, mid-range purity, extended frequency range, taut, deep, informative bass, tonal elegance and purity and above all timing? Then go forth and begat yourself a pair of JBL Classic L100's."
"While the grille colour and retro design are talking points, we’re more interested in that chunky 30cm bass driver. This may be styled to look like the original’s drive unit, but it’s a modern, massively built unit with a cast chassis, powerful motor system and a ribbed paper pulp cone. Together with that gaping front-firing port – and let's not forget the large cabinet – the promise is of high volume capability and lots of bass."
"If you judge hi-fi on the ability to entertain rather than the ability to analyse, these are one of the most appealing pairs of speakers at the price. And you’d have to be soulless not to be just a little pleased that products with this much charm and character still exist."
The new L100 Classic honours this storied legacy with its iconic 12-inch (300mm) 3-way configuration, but with all-new drivers, crossover network, enclosure, and features to bring the design up to the highest 21st-century performance standards. Utilizing a compact monitor-type footprint, the L100 Classic features advanced JBL transducers including the JW300PW-8 Pure Pulp cone woofer, the 105H-1 Polymer-coated Pure Pulp cone midrange, and the JT025TI1-4 Titanium tweeter.
The L100 Classic retains all of the performance attributes that endeared the original L100 to listeners in the ‘70’s and ‘80s, such as exceptional dynamic range and contrast, clean and effortless high output, and precise high impact bass. The updated L100 Classic adds even greater detail resolution across the full bandwidth, lower distortion and more lifelike stereo imaging, particularly off-axis. The L100 Classic is sure to become a new legend among music lovers everywhere.
The accessory JS-120 floor stands allow the L100 Classic to be used in a freestanding environment with the loudspeaker angling gently backwards to focus the sound to the listening position in the same manner as the JS-80 floor stands with the L82 Classic.
For more than 70 years, JBL has been providing audio equipment for concert halls, recording studios and movie theatres around the world and has become the trusted choice of leading recording artists and sound engineers. The legendary JBL 4310 professional studio monitor helped produce many of the most popular albums of the 1960s and ‘70s. The 4310 was the inspiration for the L100 home audio loudspeaker introduced in 1970, which became JBL’s all-time best selling speaker. The L100 Classic is a modern interpretation of the original L100.
Now, with the new L100 Classic, a legend is reborn. The retro design with iconic JBL styling and a vintage Quadrex foam grille pays homage to its predecessor’s storied legacy.
All-new drivers, crossover network and advanced transducer technology take the performance attributes that original L100 owners loved – exceptional dynamic range, crystal-clear effortless high output, and high-impact bass – and elevate them to the highest 21st-century audio standards.
Don’t just hear your music. Feel it!
|Model Number||L100 Classic|
Speaker Type: 3-way loudspeaker