JBL had promised additional new products to celebrate its 75th anniversary, and have now delivered with the launch of its new JBL 4309 Studio Monitor compact bookshelf loudspeakers from HARMAN‘s Luxury Audio Group. Modeled on the JBL 4349, the JBL 4309 loudspeakers are equipped with a 2410H-2 1-inch compression driver mated to the latest High-Definition Imaging (HDI) horn and feature a 6.5-inch, cast frame pure-pulp cone woofer.
The all-new JBL 4309 is a smaller bookshelf version of the recently released 4349 12-inch two-way monitor loudspeakers and features many of the same patented JBL acoustic technologies. While compact in size, the 4309 packs the signature power, dynamics, and accuracy that the JBL brand has delivered to listeners for the last 75 years, according to the company.
Designed in the world-famous acoustic engineering facility in Northridge, CA, JBL’s High-Definition Imaging (HDI) horn and compression driver technology is the culmination of 75 years of ongoing research and innovation, resulting in the JBL 4309 Studio Monitor’s powerful dynamics and incredibly accurate sound reproduction.
“The combination of the JBL 4309’s powerful woofer, compression driver, and horn harmoniously combine to render music with authority and accuracy; a performance impossible with traditional loudspeaker design,” says Jim Garrett, senior director of product strategy and planning at HARMAN Luxury Audio. “While the acoustic performance of the JBL 4309 is outstanding, the appearance and speaker design is equally compelling. We expect these to be desirable to music lovers who want the performance of the JBL 4349 in a more compact size.”
The JBL 4309 Studio Monitor sports a classic JBL monitor design with the iconic blue baffle and is finished in a choice of walnut or black walnut furniture-grade satin wood veneers. A blue (walnut) or black (black walnut) cloth grille completes the elegant appearance. Dual sets of gold-plated binding posts provide a secure connection and offer a choice of single-ended or bi-wire/bi-amplified connections.
The JBL 4309 Studio Monitor will be available for purchase in June with retail pricing of $2000/pair.
For more information, visit harman.com.