It’s been 75 years since JBL was founded, and the company is celebrating this milestone at CES 2021 with updates to two classic products from its deep past. First is the L100 Classic 75, a modern version of the L100 Century speaker that debuted over half a century ago. It features the same 1970s-retro design as the previous L100 Classic 3-way speaker, with JBL’s iconic black Quadrex foam grille and teakwood veneer cabinet.
Behind the grille, a 1-inch titanium-dome tweeter sits in a waveguide with an acoustic lens for optimal integration with a 5-inch cast-frame, pure-pulp cone midrange driver located directly below it. Bringing up the bass is a 12-inch cast-frame, pure-pulp cone woofer in a bass-reflex enclosure with a front-firing port next to the midrange driver. Also on the front baffle are separate controls for high- and mid-frequency attenuation. Inside the cabinet, there’s an improved woofer suspension and a revised crossover network that offers bi-wire capabilities with dual gold-plated binding posts.