JBL L52 Classic Speakers
Designed and engineered in JBL’s world-famous acoustic engineering facility in Northridge, California, the L52 Classic is a 5.25-inch (130mm) 2-way loudspeaker featuring JBL’s advanced acoustic technologies in combination with the award-winning retro-inspired style of its larger family members. The vintage design of the L52 Classic features a genuine walnut wood veneer cabinet and choice of Quadrex foam grilles. Beneath this iconic exterior is a loudspeaker built from modern acoustic components, delivering legendary JBL sound sure to please any music lover.
The vintage design of the L52 Classic features a genuine walnut wood veneer cabinet and choice of Quadrex foam grilles. Beneath this iconic exterior is a loudspeaker built from modern acoustic components, delivering legendary JBL sound sure to please any music lover.
Designed as a scaled-down version of the award-winning L82 Classic, the L52 Classic is a two-way design utilizing a 0.75-inch titanium dome tweeter mated to an acoustic lens waveguide and a 5.25-inch white cone, cast-frame woofer.
"The L52 Classic we have here looks like a miniaturised L100, which came out in 1970 and is arguably the most iconic JBL loudspeaker, helped by being sold by the truckload and appearing in that Maxell ad. However, this is actually a scaled-down model of the L82 Classic 2-way bookshelf speaker, enabling those with less space, or who are putting together a compact system, achieve a similar aesthetic whilst not having to compromise too much on sound."
"The L52 Classic is a little bundle of joy, one that supplies a considerable dollop of fun beyond its diminutive dimensions. While it may be more chilled about how it goes about things compared to Focal's Aria 906, for instance, it still manages to be detailed and insightful in all the right places."
A premium crossover network design ensures optimum system performance while a front panel HF level attenuator allows the sound to be tailored to its environment.
Enclosure tuning is bass-reflex via a front-firing tuned port and a set of binding post speaker terminals provide secure connection to speaker cables. The enclosure is finished in walnut wood veneer and includes a pair of threaded inserts on the rear panel for use with third-party wall mount brackets.
When the development team was creating the concept of a compact version, performance had to be first-rate and exceed all expectations for a product of this size. Leveraging 75 years of JBL engineering prowess, the engineers at the Harman Center of Acoustics Excellence in Northridge, California delivered on all accounts.
Bass is powerful, sound is dynamic, and the soundstage presentation is exceptionally large allowing the loudspeakers to disappear into the room.
For those who do not have the space for the larger Classic Series models, the L52 Classic doesn’t sacrifice great sound for its small size.
Type: 2-way bookshelf loudspeaker
Low Frequency Driver: 5.25" (133mm) Pure Pulp cone woofer (JW135PW-4)
High Frequency Driver: 0.75” (20mm) Titanium dome tweeter (JT020TI1-4) with waveguide
Recommended Amplifier Power: 10 - 75 WRMS
Impedance: 4 Ohm
Loudspeaker Sensitivity: 85 dB/2.83Vm
Frequency Response: 47 Hz - 24 kHz (-6 dB)
Crossover Frequency: 2.8 kHz
Enclosure: Front-ported bookshelf in satin walnut furniture-grade wood veneer
Grille: Foam Quadrex grille available in three colors black, burnt orange and dark blue
Dimensions with grille: 13" H x 7.74" W x 8.51" D (330.2mm x 196.6mm x 216.2mm)
Controls: HF level control
Input Type: Gold-plated binding posts
Product Weight (Each): 11 lbs. (5.0 kg)
Shipping Weight: 30.4 lbs. (13.8 kg)
Shipping Units of Measure: Mirror-imaged stereo pair
Warranty: 5 Years
Recommended stand height: 24” (609 mm)
Wall bracket insert/spacing: M6 x 1.0 thread, 12mm max screw length / spaced 2.64” (67mm) center-to-center