Birthdays. For the now HARMAN/Samsung owned loudspeaker and electronics company JBL, 2021 puts 75 years on the calendar. That’s as good an excuse as any for an anniversary edition loudspeaker.
Announced today, the L100 Classic 75 takes the L100 Classic template – therefore, not the original design from the 1970s but the 2018 remake (more here and here) – to: 1) rework the bass driver suspension; 2) revise the crossover network for 3) bi-wiring possibilities “via a premium input cup with dual sets of gold-plated binding posts”; 4) turn the iconic Quadrex grille black; 5) add a black and gold rear-badge signed by the principal engineer Chris Hagen; include a 6) Certificate of Authenticity; 7) wrap each loudspeaker in a teak wood veneer and ship both in a 9) huge wooden crate along with 10) a pair of JS-120 floor stands. Phew.
The L100 Classic 75 will be limited to 750 pairs when they go on sale in May 2021 for US$5500.
Further information: JBL Synthesis