JBL L52 Classic Bookshelf Speakers Launched

Posted on 2nd August, 2021

JBL L52 Classic Bookshelf Speakers Launched

JBL has announced the smallest member of its Classic Series, the L52 Classic.

JBL's L52 Classic looks like a shrunken version of the iconic and Applause Award-winning JBL L100 thanks to its walnut wood veneer enclosure and Quadrex foam grille, which, incidentally, is available in a choice of black, blue, or orange.

The L52 Classic was actually modelled as a scaled-down version of the L82 Classic, with the 330.2mm x 196.6mm x 216.2mm (HxWxD) L52 Classic sporting a two-way design utilising a 0.75-inch titanium dome tweeter mated to an acoustic lens waveguide and a 5.25-inch white cone, cast-frame woofer. The result is a claimed sensitivity of 85 dB/2.83Vm and 47 Hz–24 kHz (-6 dB) frequency response.

We are informed there is also a premium crossover network design (@ 2.8 kHz) that ensures optimum system performance. Meanwhile, the front panel HF level attenuator allows you to tailor the sound to personal preference and your listening room.

As this is a bookshelf speaker, the L52 Classic employs a front-firing tuned bass-reflex port. Additionally, the L52 Classic can be wall-mounted thanks to a pair of threaded inserts on the rear panel for use with third-party brackets.

The JBL L52 Classic is packed and sold in mirror-imaged pairs and will be available at the beginning of Q4, 2021 (in time to make it on your Christmas list) with a retail price of £1,000 per pair.

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