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Interview with Speaker Design Guru David Smith

Interview with Speaker Design Guru David Smith

TNT-Audio caught up with noted speaker designer David Smith, ex-JBL, McIntosh, KEF, Snell, and PSB. Join TNT and Speaker Dave on a journey into the heart of speaker design, its history and current trends. read more…

Jbl venue series sub12 12-inch 500-watt subwoofer

JBL VENUE SERIES SUB12 12-INCH 500-WATT SUBWOOFER

QUALITY HOME THEATER SUBWOOFER AT A REASONABLE PRICE.

It is difficult to find a quality subwoofer at a price most people can afford. JBL has met this challenge head on with its Venue Series subwoofer. Attractive styling and consistent performance make this subwoofer a good buy for consumers not willing to spend a lot on one piece of audio equipment.

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Jbl professional series lsr4326p studio monitors

JBL PROFESSIONAL SERIES LSR4326P STUDIO MONITORS

WELL PRICED PROFESSIONAL STUDIO MONITORS

I think that these are a wonderful addition to any studio set up. Whether you have a professional studio or a home studio that you just like to play around with, the JBL professional series lsr4326p studio monitors will work great. The sound is phenomenal and they are affordable too!

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Jbl creature ii computer speakers

JBL CREATURE II COMPUTER SPEAKERS

ATTRACTIVE COMPUTER SPEAKERS COMPATIBLE WITH BOTH WINDOWS AND MACS.

Jbl hti-55 5″ dual 2-way 120 watt in-wall speaker

JBL HTI-55 5inches DUAL 2-WAY 120 WATT IN-WALL SPEAKER

IN-WALL SPEAKER THAT ROUND OUT SOUND WELL

This is a clean, rich and clear sounding speaker that works well in any room and is great for using with a home theater system. You can install the speaker vertically or horizontally for convenience. Overall, this is a good quality speaker. If only it matched other JBL’s!

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JBL Control 2P Powered Desktop Monitors

JBL Control 2P Powered Desktop Monitors

JBL has hit the sweet spot with the versatile Control 2P ($249 list), a compact powered monitor that fits multiple applications from audio production to AV, electronic instruments, and home entertainment. read more…

JBL LSR4312SP Linear Spatial Reference Powered Subwoofer

JBL LSR4312SP Linear Spatial Reference Powered Subwoofer

The LSR 4300 series of monitors from JBL — including the 4326 and 4328 with 6- and 8-inch woofers, respectively — have been widely praised for their sound quality and modernistic networking features. They first gained my attention in 2006, when I test-drove a 4328 pair (sans sub) and found the monitors quite pleasing in both timbre and construction. I thought the RMC (Room Mode Correction, JBL’s system of reducing low-frequency room resonances) was interesting, but ultimately useless to me as I had a 15-inch powered sub from another manufacturer that could not be controlled by the software. Philosophically and practically, I insisted on full-range monitoring, so I knew that I had to wait until JBL had an LSR sub that could truly complete the system. This brings us to today.

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JBL VRX900 Series Line Array

JBL VRX900 Series Line Array

Road-proven VerTec Series components help propel this small, affordable Constant Curvature Line Array range.
Whether introducing new self-powered or passive components, JBL refuses to rest on its loudspeaker laurels while continually expanding the company’s product line to fulfill yet another pro audio niche. I recently had the opportunity to put the new VRX Series Line Array through a gauntlet of sound jobs and it came out the other side with naught a blemish. read more…

Blue Sky system 5.1

Blue Sky system 5.1

One of the hardest tasks in putting together a surround monitoring system is finding the individual parts. It’s not uncommon to have a subwoofer, bass manager, monitor controller, and monitors all from different vendors, which makes assembling and interfacing a system sometimes harder than it should be. And when you add the individual costs of all these pieces together, it causes some to omit the bass manager and monitor controller or forget the entire thing altogether because the total price exceeds a modest budget. Now a new company called Blue Sky not only brings all of these components under one roof, but does it at an affordable cost as well with the new Blue Sky System 5.1. read more…

JBL LSR4328P Studio Monitors

JBL LSR4328P Studio Monitors

The new JBL LSR4328P powered studio monitors are designed for critical stereo and multichannel audio production applications that require exceptional spectral accuracy and high SPL capability. Since so much of today’s music production is completed in acoustically untreated rooms, the LSR4300 Series was developed to compensate for those environments. It is the first professional monitor that combines JBL’s Linear Spatial Reference technology and automated RMC (Room Mode Correction), an onboard system that automatically compensates for low frequency anomalies measured at the mix position. read more…

JBL LSR 6328P/6312SP Studio Monitors

JBL LSR 6328P/6312SP Studio Monitors

It’s unfortunate that many of today’s engineers are unaware that JBL is a name that at one time was virtually synonymous with studio monitors. In the days before NS10’s became ubiquitous, JBL 4311’s held that same spot in studios worldwide and they pretty much ruled the roost for large soffit-style monitors. But as most things in this business, the tastes of the production community cycle in unpredictable ways, which means that the once mighty JBL name was reduced to an afterthought in most studios for almost a generation.

The last few years though, JBL has made decisive strides technology-wise in an effort to recapture the glory from years past. Starting with the initial release of the LSR series, JBL has proved that it hadn’t forgotten how to make a monitor that engineer’s want to use. Now, with the updated LSR6300 series, JBL has once again taken its place among the elite, thanks to evolving technology that features a new twist. read more…

Speaker Odyssey

Speaker Odyssey

I wish I had a picture of it, the record changer in the big, maple-finished Zenith console “Cobra-Matic” stereo. This lovely unit, with a tonearm that looked like a snake, was the centerpiece of my family’s living room and the machine that allowed me to first start appreciating music – albeit the Three Stooges!

Even at that tender age, I knew I wanted more, and as I grew up, a sort of quest began. My first marriage began with a gift for my own home, a not-too-shabby little Sears “Silvertone” record player, with detachable speakers – not quite a toy, but not exactly sonic nirvana, either.

Along about 1970, I heard my first “real” stereo, a friend’s Dynaco-based rig. It was my first exposure to some semblance of “high fidelity.” The hi-fi bug had bitten! read more…

Emerging Technology, Surround Professional 2003

HighFidelityReview reports from the ‘Future of Surround’ panel & New Technologies Forum held at the Surround Professional 2003 Conference and Technology Showcase where subjects such as hybrid DVD-Audio discs and Super Audio CD version two (SACD 2) were discussed & new products from Minnetonka Software, SRS Labs, Dolby Laboratories and iBiquity Digital were demonstrated, where John Eargle of JBL Professional demonstrates his company’s Linear Spatial Reference active studio monitors.

Regardless of their ultimate fate in the fickle consumer marketplace, at this point both SACD and DVD-Audio are mature, established formats for production and delivery of multichannel music recordings. In contrast to Surround Conferences past, presenters no longer have to lug around unwieldy custom or home-built gear for demos – now, they can simply drop their sample discs into commercial players.

Nevertheless, in this highly competitive environment neither format completely addresses all perceived needs. As a result, evolutionary changes are afoot in both DVD-Audio and SACD. Each format is currently being enhanced to address the respective limitations for which it is most commonly criticized: DVD-Audio’s lack of backward compatibility with CD players, and SACD’s lack of video content options. These developments were among the topics tackled in the ‘Future of Surround’ panel, moderated by Bobby Owsinski, Surround 2003 Conference Chairman and Managing Director/Executive Producer at Surround Associates. read more…

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