Addicted to Fun and Learning
- Feb 29, 2016
- So called Midwest, USA
This new L100 is quite different from the original and probably closer in sound to a 4412 or LSR6332 than to a L100 or 4310.
The original L100/4310/4311/4312 had no electrical low pass, and a specific woofer and alignment that gave that "west coast" boost in the bass.
This version has an electrical low pass, and probably a more civil LF alignment given the woofer they use (a 1200FE variant, probably the best 12" HIFI woofer ever produced by JBL).
The tweeter is also a titanium unit, whereas the original L100 had a paper dome tweeter with a more rolled off HF response.
Yes, I agree. The thing with those speakers, is you have to adjust the mid and high freq pots to "tune" them into how you like your sound, out of the box at the settings they came at as I recall they were great for "rock" but if you wanted to hear symphony you needed to tune those pots to get the sound to come in, I enjoyed them, well, my roommate at the time had them, I had the JBL150A a decade later and also "tuned" them as well, so I would say they are quite versatile due to the tuning you can do. Interesting to bring back an 'updated" classic.