JBL is reissuing the classic L100 speakers

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  1. Monsieur Gadbois

    Monsieur Gadbois Senior Member Thread Starter

  2. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Senior Member

    I can't keep track: is that one of the "good" JBL monitors or not?
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  3. Archguy

    Archguy Forum Resident

    Richmond VA
    It's ORANGE [​IMG]
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  4. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    I would love to hear these, but 4 grand?!
  5. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Senior Member

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  6. Archguy

    Archguy Forum Resident

    Richmond VA
    That's even worse than orange.
  7. SquishySounds

    SquishySounds Yo mama so fat Thanos had to snap twice.

    New York
    Need a shootout with Onkyo’s $5000 D-77NE
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  8. DigMyGroove

    DigMyGroove Forum Resident

    ...and BLACK and BLUE if you so choose. But yeah, ORANGE?
  9. Archguy

    Archguy Forum Resident

    Richmond VA
    Some of the Klipsch Heritage speakers are in the same territory price-wise, but at least they're big and heavy enough to break your back if you try to move them. That's a good thing, right?

  10. chaz

    chaz Senior Member

    4 grand! Sorry . :shake:
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  11. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Yo-Yoing where I will...

    Brooklyn New York
    I want these but $4,000.........I don't think so. Dig the orange actually.
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  12. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

    Geneva, IL. USA.
    I had a pair of original L-100's. They did nothing for me. But when I found a pair of JBL L-100t3's...now we're talkin'!

  13. Originals were $600 which is $3500 in today’s dollars.

    I bought a pair in 74 and loved those orange foam grills. They were beautiful.

    My refurbished vintage pair have blue foam. .
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  14. The orange is beautiful in person.
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  15. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    I really like both the orange and blue. I'm sure they aren't too far off as far as inflation goes, but that is still a bit out of my range.
  16. Metralla

    Metralla Joined Jan 13, 2002

    San Jose, CA
    Very cool. Everything comes around. :)
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  17. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    Getting a pair of orange for review. We’ll see
  18. allied333

    allied333 Audiophile

    $4K? There are a lot of high performance speakers out there for $4K.
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  19. displayname

    displayname Forum Resident

  20. Yes there are. So should an established brand not jump in too ?

    It will be interesting to get SHs take on the new design and sound. And good or bad, there is also the design nostalgia factor for some. Like the VW Bug, Herman Miller furniture and other reissued classics.
  21. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Senior Member

    I had these and enjoyed them!

    This troubles me about the new ones the same at it bothered me on their Ti Series.

    "L100 Classic uses a newly developed JT025Ti1 titanium dome tweeter"

    I never "warmed" to any of JBL's titanium tweeters.
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  22. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Senior Member


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  23. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Senior Member

    detroit, mi
    Don't think the wifey would let me spend that kind of money.

    Always thought the originals were overrated.

    My friend had some American Monitor speakers that looked very similar with 12" white woofer that sounded darn good for a lot less money.
  24. Archguy

    Archguy Forum Resident

    Richmond VA
    Will be interested to see what you think. From what I've heard the orange are particularly strong on imaging and soundstaging, while the blue are a tad rolled off in the upper register. Which can work, depending on what kind of music you favor. What was the third color again?
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