I have been enjoying my recently purchased L100 speakers, but noted the foam rings were hard to touch, and I was finding the tweeters were irritatingly bright on my ears. I purchased replacement foams from eBay, and went to install them. That's when I discovered one of the tweeters wires had come loose. Need to fix that, but in the interim, I did some looking around on the net, and discovered the original LE25, LE25-2, LE25-4 and LE26 are all discontinued.
I found some aftermarket replacements from Simply Speakers, and thought, "why not, particularly for the price, which is quite reasonable." Price for two, with free shipping, was $138.
Shipping was very prompt, and the new tweeters arrived safe and sound, very well packaged. Good company to deal with.
Install was super easy, exact fit, although one of the electrical terminals is a little loose (I noted the same with both tweeters). Face plate is exactly the same. Tweeter is solid black, looks like a LE-25-2, as opposed to the original first gen, which has a orange ring around it. Foam is medium dark grey.
Before I installed both, I did a little comparison testing, the good JBL original, versus the new aftermarket. The Simply Speaker LE25 was smoother, less harsh. More pleasing to my ears.
Anyway, I'm pleased. I plan to fix the damaged JBL LE25, and keep the originals safe, as spares. The Simply Speakers ones will remain in service. The L100s are back in service, at the moment pumping out the Stones' "Fingerprint File".
Just a testimonial, in case other L100 (or L26, L36, 4311, 4312) owners have damaged tweeters, and are looking at options for replacement.
Reviewed by: Patrick Davies from Surrey, B.C. Canada.