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    How about we start a project to build an updated version of our own*? I'll be glad to supply the grilles.

    *and using components from ANY supplier
    40+ years of sacrifice...and for what???

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofagun View Post
    How about we start a project to build an updated version of our own*? I'll be glad to supply the grilles.

    *and using components from ANY supplier

    I say, go for it! But let's keep this thread about the new L100. I look forward to you starting a proposal and construction thread here.

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    Good grief! I just found this thread: http://www.audioheritage.org/vbullet...highlight=L100

    where over 13 years ago (post # 29, 2005!) I posted the idea of creating an updated L100 speaker.
    40+ years of sacrifice...and for what???

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    https://jblsynthesis.com/productdeta...L100%20Classic

    appears like the spaghetti wood ? certainly not the old L-100 beautiful veneer.
    notice logo plate has changed too..
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    L100 Classic Review by Andrew Robinson

    This came via email today:

    https://hometheaterreview.com/jbl-sy...assic-reviewed

    IMO, he has the right attitude about them. In the comments about his article there are typical troll statements griping about the price and about how many of some other speakers could be purchased for the same or similar money, and a few troll rebukes as well. Hey! If you can get five other speakers and extra gear for less, go for it, even if the result is something that sounds lame AF.

    My original pair of L100s cost $546, and the inflation calculator says that's around $3,560 today. $4,000 a pair for L100 Classics seems about right to me, especially for a much improved speaker in a classic package. I wish JBL had a trade-up program! (I could still keep one of my pairs of original L100s.)
    Out.

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    It's nice to see that JBL/Consumer/Harmin'/Samsung can still make a good product (when it's not plastic )

    REALLY ?? (from that link)

    "In truth, the original L100 was good but far from perfect. It was a 1970s rock-n-roller--dare I say PA speaker in consumer clothing."
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    Anyone else buy into these? I've heard them a few times now and really enjoyed them. Im in my later 30s and have no nostalgic feelings toward them. Took my wife to AXPONA and these were one of only 3 sets she outwardly got excited about at the show. They were sounding excellent in the Harman room.

    Anyway, I don't have a lot of experience with JBL and I guess my question is, how do these compare with other JBLs? Would I be better served going with a different model? Am I paying for the lineage?

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    I have not yet heard the L100 Classics. At $4000 a pair they are not inexpensive, but by all accounts they are a solid performer. While many here have refurbished vintage speakers for far less, if that isn't your thing, buying new is probably the better option.

    I personally prefer many of JBL's newer speakers to the vintage speakers for audio performance.


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