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JBL Introduces L100 Classic

Postby Sterling1 » 12 Jan 2018 16:25

JBL has just introduced the L100 Classic at the 2018 CES, a 3 way bookshelf speaker reminiscent of the L100 Century, which was manufactured from 1970 to 1978. A pair will have an MSRP of $4000. As I am a big JBL fan, I'm excited about this news. I now own the 1988 JBL L100t3's but I don't think they sound as good as I recall the L100 Century sounded to me. As I understand it the new L100's benefit from JBL's Waveguide technology, which is quite compelling.
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Re: JBL Introduces L100 Classic

Postby TudorTurtle » 12 Jan 2018 21:25

I think it's great that after the Samsung takeover, JBL has added a lot of high end speakers into their catalog.
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Re: JBL Introduces L100 Classic

Postby JDJX » 13 Jan 2018 03:19

I bought a pair of the original L-100s in '73.....fantastic speakers.
They were powered by a Heathkit AA-1640 amp.

Anyway, I still remember the retail price of them.... $250 each...$500 a pair of course.

Now they want $4,000 ?
Even counting for inflation, that is a lot
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Re: JBL Introduces L100 Classic

Postby Tinkaroo » 13 Jan 2018 12:24

I see used L100 speakers going for less than 20% of this MSRP so this price seems a bit steep in comparison.
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