These iconic speakers still have it. Deep and warm probably best sum it up. A must for those who appreciate that non sterile old school sound.
Pros: Deep warm sound with crisp highs.
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So I waited a few decades. finally after finding this newly released got my jbl/L100 and all I can say is exactly the perfection of balance of sound I been hoping and quality of product 5??
Pros: Amazing sound perfect size for my music room!
Cons: Hi end price
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Waited for a pair of these since college and it was worth the wait...I replaced a pair of Cerwin Vegas D-5's I've had since the eighties and all my cd's and albums never sounded this good. Crutch field was great to work with, ordered them Thursday, they shipped Friday and arrived Tuesday (Monday was a holiday). Arrived in perfect shape. I can't say enough good things about my experience with Crutchfield and these JBL's.
Pros: Look great Sound incredible
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Look great and sound terrific. Bass is clear and sharp, no subwoofer needed.
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Replaced my old Dahlquist DQ-10s which I loved but needed some major tune ups.. The JBLs brought back the clarity and detail I had been missing. Running through a 130 watts per channel Marantz. Haven't really cranked them yet because I'm enjoying the full sound stage at moderate volume.. even with compressed audio, Bluetooth some albums shine.
Cons: None once you swallow the price tag
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These are better quality than the pair I had in the 70s. Packaged extremely good for shipping. Highly recommend, the sound quality is superb and they look good too!
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Bought 4 JBL 100s in 1975 and still have them and run them today as my principle speakers at my east coast home. They still work beautifully. I tested them at audio stores in 1975 against the best of the day using my own music selection and they traunced everyone. Far better than Bose 501s and Bose 901s, Klips and Sony speakers, etc. (the 901s clipped the deep lower end, and the JBLs did not). The new classic JBL 100s are for my west coast house and are as good or better that the ones I bought in 1975. The clarity and separation of sound across the spectrum from high to middle to low is amazing and unbeatable. The look is identical to the old versions and the sound is as good or better (the tweeter seem to sound better in the new version). The new version wire connections are better and easier to use than the old versions as well.
Pros: sound quality
Cons: heavy for a "bookshelf" speaker
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If you have the money to splurge on a Hi-Fi system then buy these speakers and a used $50 amp. I paired them with a basic 40W NAD integrated amplifier. There is plenty of volume headroom. The speakers really standout with guitar acoustics and solo or duet vocals. Total vintage look built with modern components so the the sound quality defies the enclosure.
Pros: A feast for the ears and eyes.
Cons: Obviously there are better options if your goal is best performance for price. These offer great sound and a great vintage look to match.
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Love these speakers they sound great! Built solid and look amazing.
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One of the best quality speakers I've ever purchased!!
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The sound is unbelievable. Could not be happier
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Always wanted JBL L100 classic speakers when I was a kid and could never afford. They sound amazing. Good sound stage. Could use a little more bottom end but I use a sub for that.
Pros: Music sound really good. They Rock.
Cons: Expensive but worth it.
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My high school orchestra had a pair of L100s, and we used to go in during lunch hour and crank LL Cool J and Beastie Boys. I've always loved JBLs since then. I have a pair of JBL L20Ts that I bought a few years later in college, and have always wondered what happened to the "special" JBL speakers. Well, it turns out JBL has a high-end "Synthesis" line of specialty high-end speakers. When I saw these pop up on Crutchfield, I decided it was time (after 30 years) for me to upgrade my L20Ts. I'm still breaking in the woofers, but the sound is amazing. I upgraded my whole system... I also purchased the Arcam SA20 and am using the Yamaha WXC-50 as a source (with Tidal). With this setup, the definition is unbelievable.. I can pick out each individual instrument and voice, right down to the string fingerings on a violin (I'm a violinist). Yes, the speakers are big -- but it's a nice mid-century modern vibe that looks great in our family room. If you're on the fence about these... go ahead and pull the trigger.
Pros: Great sound - doesn't matter the genre: classical, jazz, rap, rock
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