Tempting speakers, but they’re no all-rounders
The JBL L82 Classic speakers would seem to be the ideal solution for those who want some of JBL’s extrovert retro character, but can’t afford to stretch their budget into the thousands, or accommodate something with the frontal area of a small fridge.
We’re thinking particularly of the JBL L100 Classic speakers, which made quite a splash when we reviewed them last year. At £3995 ($4000), they offered a charming, nostalgia-fuelled alternative to the conventional mainstream options. They’re big, bold and fun, delivering a listening experience that’s quite unlike anything else we’ve heard for the money.
If the L82 Classics can deliver that at around half the cost, then JBL may be onto another winner.
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