JBL double launch delivers modern music system and compact loudspeakers

JBL has introduced a new music system and expanded its Classic series with L52 bookshelf loudspeakers.

The L75ms music system has a 32-bit/192kHz high-resolution DAC. Its retro design uses a walnut wood veneer cabinet finish and black Quadrex foam grille.

Its integrated streaming engine offers wired and wireless network audio capabilities via Ethernet, Google Chromecast Built-in, Apple AirPlay 2, and Bluetooth audio. The L75ms also provides connections for physical sources, including a 3.5mm analogue input. There is a moving magnet (MM) phono stage for connecting a turntable and an HDMI ARC input for connection to a television. There is a dedicated signal sensing subwoofer output for connecting to an external powered subwoofer.

The L75ms contains a pair of 1-in titanium dome tweeters with waveguides, two 5.25-in white cone woofers with dual front-firing ports, and a 4-in central midrange driver arranged on a multi-angled baffle. Each of the five drivers has a dedicated channel of amplification and DSP. An aluminium control panel is situated on top of the walnut enclosure, there is a wireless remote control and the system can be controlled via wireless connectivity to a Google Chromecast, Apple AirPlay 2, or Bluetooth enabled device.


JBL L52 Classic
The speakers have walnut wood veneer enclosures and Quadrex foam grilles available in black, blue, or orange.

They are based on a two-way design using a 0.75-in titanium dome tweeter mated to an acoustic lens waveguide and a 5.25-in white cone, cast-frame woofer. JBL has used a premium crossover network design and included a front panel HF level attenuator. Enclosure tuning is bass-reflex via a front-firing tuned port, and a set of binding post speaker terminals provide a secure connection to speaker cables. The enclosure includes a pair of threaded inserts on the rear panel for use with third-party wall mount brackets.

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