February 8, 2011
JBL® Studio 1 Series Brings Legendary Sound into the Home with New Distinctive Design

The series of floorstanding, bookshelf and center-channel loudspeakers features signature JBL sound with dramatic new one-of-a-kind look

By Gary Reber


HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), today announced the availability of the new JBL® Studio 1 loudspeaker series. Powerful and accurate in any listening environment, the newest JBL loudspeaker collection includes the JBL Studio 190 and Studio 180 floorstanding loudspeakers, the Studio 130 bookshelf loudspeaker, the JBL Studio 120c center-channel loudspeaker and the JBL Studio 150P subwoofer.
 
The newest speaker collection employs performance-proven technologies and advanced materials to deliver the dynamic range, tonal accuracy and spatial transparency that have long been hallmarks of JBL products. Each component is sold separately and can be combined to personalize the ideal cinematic home theater or music experience while boasting a brand-new design language that will make a dramatic statement for every living room.
 
“We are truly excited to unveil the JBL Studio 1 Series – the latest product boasting our brand-new design styling,” said David Slump, president, HARMAN Consumer Division. “Since our origins in providing the first speakers for movie theaters, JBL has always built products with unrivaled cinematic sound. We are excited to take
that storied engineering experience and unveil a series of speakers for your home with an exciting new look.”
 
The Studio 190 is a three-and-a-half-way dual floorstanding loudspeaker featuring dual woofers and midrange drivers with two 6 ∏-inch- PolyPlas™ cones and CMMD® Lite tweeter domes with proprietary Bi-Radial® waveguides to offer exceptional clarity and realism with outstanding bass response. The Studio 180 is designed in a similar vertical tower package and is a three-way floorstanding speaker with one 6 ∏-inch PolyPlas cone.
 
Perfect for a bookshelf or tabletop, or for someone who is looking to pack some big sound into a more convenient space-saving place, the Studio 130 bookshelf loudspeaker will do the job. The two-way speaker system offers exceptional clarity and realism with outstanding bass response. Featuring 4-inch low-frequency transducers and 1-inch high-frequency transducers, Studio 130 speakers are ideally suited for use as satellites in a Studio 1 Series home theater system, or on their own in compact-yet-captivating music-only systems. The Studio 130s will transform your home entertainment experience with both style and substance.

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The last in the series, the JBL Studio 120c system is an ideal choice for the center-channel speaker in a multichannel home theater system. Voice-matched to other speakers in the JBL Studio 1 Series, and sharing the same dynamic new industrial design, the 120c renders the dialogue, music and effects of even the most challenging movie soundtracks with confidence and style. Like the other loudspeakers in the line, the two-and-a-half-way dual center channel also features two magnetically shielded 4-inch (100-millimeter) PolyPlas cones and a 1-inch CMMD Lite dome, magnetically shielded, in a Bi-Radial constant directivity waveguide.
 
Availability
 
The JBL Studio 190 and Studio 180 floorstanding loudspeakers, Studio 130 bookshelf loudspeaker, Studio 120c center-channel loudspeaker and Studio 150P subwoofer are available now. For more information, please visit: www.jbl.com.

JBL Studio
190                                                                                                      Retail Price: $449 ea
Dual 6.5-inch (165mm) floorstanding loudspeaker
·         3-1/2-way dual floorstanding speaker
·         Dual 6.5" (165mm) low-frequency transducers
·         4" (100mm) midrange transducer
·         1" (25mm) high-frequency transducer
·         Dynamic JBL Weave design
·         Tower configuration places midrange and HF transducers at ear level
·         Rear-facing bass port increases output and extends bass response
·         Dual gold-plated binding posts with bi-wire capability increase connection options
·         Available in silver-tinted black vinyl finish
 
JBL Studio 180                                                                                                      Retail Price: $349 ea
6.5-inch (165mm) floorstanding loudspeaker
·         3-way floorstanding speaker
·         6.5" (165mm) low-frequency transducer
·         4" (100mm) midrange transducer
·         1" (25mm) high-frequency transducer
·         Dynamic JBL Weave design
·         Tower configuration places midrange and HF transducers at ear level
·         Rear-facing bass port increases output and extends bass response
·         Dual gold-plated binding posts with bi-wire capability increase connection options
·         Available in silver-tinted black vinyl finish
 
JBL Studio 130                                                                                                       Retail Price: $299 ea
4-inch (100mm) bookshelf loudspeaker
·         2-way bookshelf speaker
·         4" (165mm) low-frequency transducer
·         1" (25mm) high-frequency transducer
·         Dynamic JBL Weave design
·         Rear-facing bass port increases output and extends bass response
·         Gold-plated binding posts increase connection options
·         Available in silver-tinted black vinyl finish
 
JBL Studio 120c                                                                                                                Retail Price: $169 ea
Dual 4-inch (100mm) center-channel loudspeaker
·         2-1/2-way dual-center channel
·         Dual 4" (100mm) low-frequency transducers
·         1" (25mm) high-frequency transducer
·         Dynamic JBL Weave design
·         Rear-facing bass port increases output and extends bass response
·         Gold-plated binding posts increases connection options
·         Available in silver-tinted black vinyl finish
 
JBL Studio 150P                                                                                                               Retail Price: $399 ea
300-watt high-performance, bass-reflex powered subwoofer
·         10” (250mm) PolyPlas™ low-frequency transducer
·         300W RMS amplifier
·         Dynamic JBL Weave design
·         Ported design increases bass output relative to sealed enclosures
·         Down-firing transducer interacts with the floor for cleaner response
·         Adjustable crossover frequency optimizes performance
·         Available in silver-tinted black vinyl finish
 

About HARMAN
 
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, harman kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.4 billion for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2010. The company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.
 



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