The legendary American firm JBL has just announced the market launch of an improved version of its celebrated L100 Classic and L82 Classic models, both bookshelf/stand-mounted monitors inspired by the legendary L100 Century from the 70’s and which respond respectively to the names L100 Classic MkII and L82 Classic MkII. Integrated into the renowned Classic Series, these two exquisite speakers stand out for incorporating improved acoustic and electroacoustic components that have been developed entirely by the Californian company in order to take further sound qualities already exceptional. Thus, in the case of the Classic L100 MkII, its 3-way/3-speaker bass-reflex configuration with front output port has been the subject not only of refinements extras in its woofer, its midrange driver and its tweeter, but also in the crossover filterwhich has been redesigned for bi-wiring and bi-amplification via two sets of connection terminals. very high quality gold plated.
Special mention deserves the bass transducerin which one of the iconic Pure Pulp cones white of the brand, 305 mm in diameter, with a double internal suspension (“spider”), the whole being located on an extremely rigid cast metal chassis. A critical middle zone is responsible for reproducing elaborate transducer with a 133 mm diameter Polymeter-coated Pure Pulp cone, while the high frequencies are entrusted to a titanium dome tweeter of 25 mm complemented with an acoustic lens waveguide. As in the L100 Classic, there is two potentiometers on the front panel intended to adjust the output level of the mid and high transducers and thus adapt the sound to the user’s preferences and the room. The L100 Classic MkII is completed with an enclosure finished in real walnut wood and the distinctive protective foam grille JBL Quadrexalso having an optional dedicated floor stand.
As for the more compact L82 Classic MkII, its configuration 2-way/2-speaker bass-reflex with front port has also been thoroughly revised, to provide even more sound rich, agile and naturalhighlighting in this sense the modification of the frequency divider filter so that it allows connection in bi-amplification or bi-wiring. Regarding the transducers, there is a “midwoofer” with Pure Pulp cone 203 mm in a cast chassis and a 25 mm titanium dome tweeter and a Waveguide by acoustic lens whose output level can be adjusted using a potentiometer located on the front panel. Like its older sister, the L82 Classic MkII is presented in an elegant enclosure finished in real walnut wood and one of the most personal Quadrex protective grilles of the firm, with a custom-made floor stand being optionally available.