The JBL L100 Classic is JBL’s modern take on its time-honoured legend. In 1970, JBL released the iconic L100 and, over the years, it went on to become the best-selling loudspeaker in JBL’s history. The L100 Classic, now on sale in the UK, delivers the visual punch of the original model – complete with updated Quadrex foam grille – and takes its audio performance to new heights. JBL has completely redesigned the internals, meaning that L100 fans – old and new – can (re)experience the joy of a classic model. ‘Back in the day’, the L100 featured in Maxell’s classic ‘Blown Away Guy’ advert, an ad which resonates with many of a certain ‘vintage’, yet the retro design manages to look as fresh as ever, meaning that the L100 Classic appeals to all ages. This is a fine example of a speaker maker building on a powerful and evocative history, yet not being stuck in the past. The new model has gone on to receive exceptional reviews.