JBL L100 Classic MKII is a 3-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by JBL. It features a 1" Dome Tweeter, 1 x 5.25" Midrange and 1 x 12" Pulp Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 40-40k Hz and a sensitivity of 90 dB. JBL L100 Classic MKII has an MSRP of 4800$ per pair.
What size of room is the JBL L100 Classic MKII speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the JBL L100 Classic MKII is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
|Very Large Room
(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
JBL replaced the older L100 Classic with this model. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:
Compare JBL L100 Classic MKII vs JBL L100 Classic
What are the speakers in JBL's L Classic Series?
L100 Classic MKII is a member of JBL's L Classic series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
JBL L Classic Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the JBL L100 Classic MKII speaker?
JBL L100 Classic MKII has a Frequency response range of 40-40k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 25-200 watts. At a minimum frequency of 40 Hz, L100 Classic MKII will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who like to experience a full range response will still benefit from the use of a subwooofer though.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with JBL L100 Classic MKII, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $5000. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how L100 Classic MKII's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
What is the Crossover frequency of JBL L100 Classic MKII?
L100 Classic MKII is a 3-way speaker and its crossover frequency between the woofer and the midrange set to 450Hz and the Crossover frequency between the midrange and the tweeter is set to 3500Hz.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the JBL L100 Classic MKII? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
JBL L100 Classic MKII's nominal impedance level is 4 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 90 dB
Nominal Impedance of 4 Ohms means that the JBL L100 Classic MKII is a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective, make sure that you choose an amplifier than can provide 4 Ohms for this speaker.
Many AVRs (audio/video receiver) in the market may have difficulty when the speakers dip below the 4 Ohms levels (this may cause clipping or even physical damage), so we recommend to not pair the JBL L100 Classic MKII with an AVR but use an Integrated Amplifier instead.
90dB of JBL L100 Classic MKII is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive Sensitivity wise.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the JBL L100 Classic MKII:
L100 Classic MKII has Five-way gold-plated binding posts type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
On Speaker Controls & Adjustments
The L100 Classic has front-panel adjustments that let you balance
the levels of the midrange driver (MF) and tweeter (HF) relative to
You can use these controls to adjust the speaker's sound according
to your room's acoustics, or your personal taste..
JBL L100 Classic MKII External Dimensions and Weight
JBL L100 Classic MKII has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 25.0 x 15.3 x 14.6inch (636.5 x 389.6 x 371.5mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of JBL L100 Classic MKII is approximately 1447.4cm2 / 224.3inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of JBL L100 Classic MKII, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the JBL L100 Classic MKII virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a BDI Octave Media Cabinet to get a better idea about the size.
The JBL L100 Classic MKII weighs 28.60kg / 62.9lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how L100 Classic MKII's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
JBL L100 Classic MKII has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a Genuine walnut veneer finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
JBL L100 Classic MKII is a front-firing port speaker , which gives you more flexibility compared to rear firing speakers when you need to place it close against a wall or other surfaces.
JBL L100 Classic MKII is available in Walnut.
L100 Classic MKII doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
JBL sells a dedicated speaker stand for the L100 Classic MKII with a model name JBL JS-120
. You can check the latest price and availability of these stands at B&H PHOTO
Does the JBL L100 Classic MKII come with a Grille?
L100 Classic MKII comes with VintageQuadrex foam grilles in Black,Orange,Blue color choices. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible.
What's in the Box of JBL L100 Classic MKII?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of L100 Classic MKII:
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the JBL L100 Classic MKII.
- Speaker Cable and Connectors
- Vibration Isolators: IsoAcoustics isolators more affordable options too.
- Acoustic Panels and Treatments: Your room is as important as your stereo equipment so acoustic treatments goes a long way in improving the overall performance.
- Speaker Stands: Stands bring your bookshelf speakers to ideal height (rule of thumb is to have the tweeter level with your ear in your listening position), helps stability and acoustical isolation.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the JBL L100 Classic MKII, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for JBL L100 Classic MKII
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the JBL L100 Classic MKII speaker:
Official Brochure for JBL L100 Classic MKII
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the JBL L100 Classic MKII speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for JBL L100 Classic MKII
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.