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JBL celebrates its 75th anniversary with limited edition L100 Classic 75 loudspeakers and SA750 integrated amplifier

By Kenny Yeo - on 8 Jan 2021, 10:00am

JBL celebrates its 75th anniversary with limited edition L100 Classic 75 loudspeakers and SA750 integrated amplifier

The limited edition JBL L100 Classic 75. (Image source: JBL)

JBL celebrates it 75th anniversary this year and it is doing so with two high-end products inspired by its heritage.

First up is the limited edition L100 Classic 75. This is based on the L100 Classic from 2018, which, in turn, is based on the vintage L100 from the '70s.

Alright, history lesson over, the limited edition L100 Classic 75 can be distinguished its teak wood veneer and black iconic Quadrex grille.

Compared to the 2018 remake, this new version has an improved bass driver suspension, revised crossover network, and comes with a pair of JS-120 floor stands.

To make owners feel good about their purchase, the speaker will come with a black and gold badge signed by principal engineer Chris Hagen and a certificate of authenticity.

The JBL L100 Classic 75 is limited to just 750 pairs and is priced at US$5,500 (~S$7,287). No word yet on local availability and pricing but we will be sure to update this once we get details.

The JBL SA750 integrated amplifier. (Image source: JBL)

Next up is the SA750 integrated amplifier. Folks in the audio game long enough will recognise that the new SA750 is inspired by the SA600 and SA660 from the '60s and '70s.

The SA750 has a milled aluminium faceplate with chunky knobs and switches. And to match the above-mentioned L100 Classic 75 speakers, the SA750 also has teak wood veneer side panels.

The SA750 is a Class G amplifier that's capable of putting out 120 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 220 watts per channel into 4 ohms

Amplification aside, the SA750 also features a high-resolution MQA-capable DAC that can accept inputs via 2 x TOSLINK, 2 x coaxial, USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi. It also has a MM/MC phono stage.

The SA750 also supports Dirac Live room calibration for users to adjust their loudspeakers to suit their room's acoustics.

The JBL SA750 integrated amplifier will be available beginning in April 2021 and it's priced at US$3,000 (~S$3,975). No word yet on local availability and pricing but we will be sure to update this once we get details.