JBL Adds New Speakers

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IFA 2017, BERLIN  –  HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced new car audio offerings including Stadium Speakers by JBL, JBL Stage Subwoofer and JBL Stage 1200B Enclosure.

The all new Stadium Speakers by JBL are high performance, multi-element speakers and component systems which include eight models to accommodate all applications and car interior environments. The new speakers’ high output two-ohm design extracts every watt from the amplifier, delivering peak power and mega volume with ease.

JBL’s patented Plus OneTM glass fiber woofer cones for the new stadium speakers are lighter and stiffer with up to 25 percent more active cone-area than the competition. The hi-roll rubber surrounds allow the woofer cone to move freely and emit bolder bass. In addition, the oversized 35-millimeter voice coils with extra copper and surface area serve to dissipate heat for improved reliability, enabling maximum power handling with low distortion.

For competitive tuning, JBL employs second order filters and sophisticated two-way crossovers for multi-element speakers and component systems. This enables higher power handling and added flexibility and accuracy when tuning speakers. A stand out feature of the three two-way component systems is that they can be converted into a three-way system by adding the Stadium GTO20M model. This two-inch dome midrange comes supplied with a bandpass crossover to accommodate the midrange upgrade with perfect tonal balance.

Further rounding out JBL’s car audio offerings, the Stage 1200B subwoofer enclosure pounds out resounding bass from a compact enclosure that fits in just about any vehicle. This subwoofer combines high efficiency with impressive power-handling for a rich, satisfying performance. The 12-inch woofer cone and large voice coil work together for remarkable realism, note-perfect accuracy and sustained bass response. The enclosure’s striking good looks are matched by its ease of installation.

The Stage Subwoofer line completes JBL’s newest car audio additions. The JBL Stage Subwoofers are engineered to deliver high-output, low-distortion bass with power handling capability of up to 1000 watts peak power. Available in three sizes including 8-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch, each model ensures a fit for every size vehicle from compact to limousine. The subwoofer features lightweight yet stiff polypropylene woofer cones with hi-roll rubber surrounds to provide high-efficiency and super durability to best interface with a variety of amplifiers. JBL’s subwoofers and loudspeakers are individually tuned by world renowned transducer engineers to ensure the signature sound that is unmistakably JBL.

“The latest car audio offerings from JBL give audio enthusiasts the same audio found in the world’s top recording studios, concert events and movie theaters for a world class listening experience in their car,” said Jeffery E. Fay, VP and GM of Car Audio Aftermarket at HARMAN. “Our speakers go through nearly 500 hours of environmental testing. We freeze, bake, shake and blast them with ultraviolent light, then we drive them at full power for days at a time to ensure we’re delivering the signature sound that is unmistakably JBL.”

Features, Benefits, Pricing and Availability

Stadium Speakers by JBL:

  • Eight Models to Accommodate All Applications and Environments
  • JBL Patented Plus One™ Glass Fiber Woofers
  • with Rubber Surrounds
  • Oversized (35mm) Woofer Voice Coils
  • Edge-driven Soft Dome Tweeters
  • 3-way Upgradability
  • High Output 2 Ohm Design
  • Harman Standard Reliability Testing
  • Competitively Tuned

 The Stadium Speakers by JBL will be available for purchase from $99.95 to $349.95 by the end of 2017.

JBL Stage 1200B Enclosures:

  • Compact design
  • Completely tuned
  • HARMAN standard reliability testing
  • JBL at an affordable price

 The JBL Stage 1200B Enclosure will be available for purchase for $149.95 by the end of 2017.

JBL Stage Subwoofer:

  • Three sizes for all applications, environments and budgets
  • Highest grade materials for super reliability
  • HARMAN standard reliability testing
  • Competitively tuned
  • JBL at an affordable price

 The JBL Stage Subwoofers will be available for purchase from $49.95 to $69.95 in the U.S. by the end of 2017.


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