Now, JBL Classic L100 Classic MkII speakers are an updated version of the L100 Classic loudspeakers released a few years ago – which themselves were an updated version of the 1970s classic. This MkII version is enhanced by JBL's ‘Performance Package’ which upgrades the drivers and features a new bi-wireable crossover.
The cabinet is covered in real wood walnut veneer and the Quadrex grill comes in three colours - Black, Blue or Orange. Matching stands are available separately which tilt the speakers slightly.
The new performance package mainly involves improvements to the drivers. The 30cm woofer has an improved knurled fibre membrane, this also has a rubber suspension. The 12.5cm mid-range unit is mounted off-centre to allow space for the forward-firing bass port.
Additionally, the woofer has a large voice coil and a new more powerful magnet system. The cast aluminium chassis is mounted with eight screws. The tweeter has a titanium dome, with a small scattering lens at the front, which helps to provide better dispersion of higher frequencies.
The result is improved sound quality – very dynamic and full of warmth as well as ambience, with a smooth mid-range and crisp treble – a more impressive loudspeaker all round than the Mk1.
The JBL classic L100 MkII cabinets feature, real wood, walnut veneer. There is also a pair of tilted stands available. Next, the L100 MkIIs have an adjustable crossover that is also bi-wireable. Beneath the removable grilles, there are controls for treble and mid-range adjustments to tweak the sound slightly to suit your room. The cabinets have a rigid bracing structure, to reduce resonances.
Speaker Type: 3-way loudspeaker
High-Frequency Transducer: 1-inch (25mm) titanium dome with soft surround
Mid-Frequency Transducer: 5.25-inch (125mm) polymer-coated pure pulp cone
Low-Frequency Transducers: 12-inch (300mm) pure pulp cone woofer
Recommended Amplifier Power: 25 - 200 WRMS
Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohm
Loudspeaker Sensitivity: 90dB (2.83V/1m)
Frequency Response: 40 Hz-40 kHz (-6 dB)
Crossover Frequency: 450Hz, 3.5kHz
Enclosure Type: Front-ported bookshelf
Enclosure Finish: Genuine walnut veneer enclosure with Quadrex foam grille in a choice of black, burnt orange or dark blue
Dimensions with grille (H x W x D): 637 x 390 x 372 mm
Controls: Attenuators for MF and HF drivers
Input Type: Five-way gold-plated binding posts
Weight: 26.7kg (each)