JBL L 100 speakers. HI-FI Stereo. Fully revitalized.
In 1928, James Bullough Lansing, an electrical engineer at Bell Telephone Laboratories, designed the sound system for “The Jazz Singer”, the world’s first sound film to be shown in Hollywood. In 1946 he founded the company James B. Lansing Sound Inc. (later the name was shortened to JBL), which began to specialize in home audio equipment. In 1950, the legendary woofer was launched and became the basis of all JBL technology.
In the mid-1950s, the company created the Hartsfield speaker system (known as the “dream speaker”), which set a new standard in the quality of music played at home and was produced until the mid-1980s. In the – 70s, however, JBL sold over a quarter of a million L-100 speakers that used the technology of popular monitors used in professional recording studios.
In 1983, George Lucas chose JBL to create the world’s first professional speaker system for cinemas. A year later, the company used the revolutionary titanium dome technology in home speakers, and in 1994 it received the Golden Award and Stereo Sound Component of the Year Award for excellent quality and technological innovations.
Since 1969 JBL has been part of Harman International Industries, now part of the Samsung group.
The history of some of the world’s most famous and valued JBL loudspeakers begins with the 4320 model from the 60s, which was part of the basic equipment of many sound studios. Experts, however, needed a professional, powerful, yet compact and mobile monitor. Therefore, the 4310 was created, developed in cooperation with leading recording studios and quickly becoming a sales hit. However, just as it was gaining popularity, JBL was taken over by the Jervis Corporation controlled by Sidney Harman. One of the first personnel changes was making Irving Stern the head of marketing. He recognized the success of the 4310 monitors as an excellent opportunity to conquer the consumer market. He also knew that taking the monitors to home use would require changes to the enclosure. Many people at JBL were against this idea, believing that the arrival of the 4310 on the consumer market would make it less attractive to professionals. Hence, after much discussion, it was decided to change the configuration of the 4310 while keeping the basics of the design, and this is how the JBL L100 speakers for home use were created. This decision turned out to be a massive success – the model was the best-selling speaker in the company’s history.
The L100 are loudspeakers with an incredibly natural, coherent sound, grounded in a strong, dynamic bass, with exceptionally clean and resonant treble. This model is also characterized by an extremely rich and detailed soundstage. Nothing will escape the ear of the listener as it is possible to precisely define the location of almost every single instrument. This feature is especially valued by fans of classical music, since the JBL L100 can perfectly reproduce even large symphonic compositions while keeping the appropriate sharpness and depth. The model, thanks to maintaining the spatial balance of sound, is perfect for jazz, but also for rock music, which receives a resonant, taut bass. In addition, the L100s easily bring out all the advantages of well-produced albums and audio equipment plugged into them.
The enclosures have been completely revitalized. Exotic sapele wood adds incredible charm to the speakers. High quality finishing screws. The wood finish is Chinese oil produced from natural oils. The wood is very pleasant to the touch.
Included are two speaker cables with a cross section of 2 × 2.5mm – length 2x5m
The set is 100% functional, the speakers are in perfect condition.
Price for the set with stands.
– 3-way system, bass-reflex – 7cm
– power – 50W
– impedance – 8 Ohm
– crossover frequency range – 1500 – 6000 Hz
– frequency response – 40 Hz – 40 kHz
– dimensions – 60cm (height) x 36,5cm (width) x 29cm (depth)
– efficiency – 90 dB
– weight – approx. 25 kg (pcs.)
– subwoofer – 30 cm
– midrange speaker – 13 cm
– tweeter – 3,6 cm
– 3-way crossover
– year of production – 1970-73