JBL L52 Classic Bookshelf Speakers: high performance with a fascinating vintage style

JBL presented the L52 Classic stand loudspeakers, a scaled-down version of the L100 Classic and L82 Classic. Designed and engineered at JBL’s world-famous acoustic engineering facility in Northridge, California, this new model confirms the retro style inspired by the production of the 60s / 70s, characterized by the walnut wood cabinet and the Quadrex wood grille covered in foam, available in black, orange or blue.

The two-way design with titanium dome tweeter combined with a waveguide with acoustic lens, with a diameter of 20 mm instead of 25 mm, remains confirmed. The diameter of the midwoofer in this case drops to 13 cm. On the front we also find a bass-reflex and controls to adjust the high frequencies, useful to better adapt them to the environment.

The product sheet recommends an amplifier with an output between 10 and 75 W RMS. For detail-loving audiophiles, an impedance of 4 Ohms, a sensitivity of 85 dB (2.83 V, 1 meter), a frequency response between 47 Hz and 24 kHz (-6 dB) and a frequency are specified crossover of 2.8 kHz.

Sold for around $ 1000, in a nutshell the JBL L52 Classic bookshelf speakers combine charming vintage style with modern solutions and high-end performance, all at a very affordable price to bring listening quality without breaking the bank.