Following its ground-breaking MS-8 digital signal processor/amplifier, off the market for six or seven years now, Harman is returning to the DSP market with a DSP/amplifier under the JBL brand. “We had the MS-8, it was early for its time,” said Harman’s Jeff Fay.
The new JBL DSP4086AM is positioned in the lower end of the price scale at $399 MAP. It will offer 6-channel inputs, 8 channel x 40 watts output with a simple PC interface. It can act as a line driver to any amplifier. You can add aftermarket amplifiers or line drive it into a subwoofer amplifier, said Harman.
The new DSP4086AM is due to ship in June.