Harman Professional Solutions has introduced the new JBL 200 Series two-way ScreenArray cinema loudspeakers.
The new models, which feature patent-pending Dual Dissimilar Arraying and Acoustic Aperture Technology, are said to provide ‘improved coverage and smooth sound reproduction at an accessible price point.’
The 200 Series is designed to offer cinemas an affordable solution for creating the best possible audio experience in small- to mid-sized rooms.
JBL’s patent-pending Dual Dissimilar Arraying design combines two asymmetric high-frequency drivers in tandem, making it possible to sculpt the geometry of modern cinemas. While traditional configurations require three-way loudspeakers to achieve this level of performance, Dual Dissimilar Arraying creates coverage patterns specifically designed for raked seating in modern cinemas.
The 200 Series also includes Acoustic Aperture Technology that works seamlessly with its low-distortion 15in driver. The integrated Acoustic Apertures create a horn-loading effect, helping to maintain a wide horizontal coverage pattern through the crossover range while improving speech clarity, resulting in even coverage of the entire cinema seating area.
“With smaller rooms becoming more popular, cinemas need to give customers a captivating and accurate audio experience from every seat in the house,” said Dan Saenz, cinema solutions manager, Harman Pro. “The new JBL 200 Series helps small and medium cinemas provide a great sonic experience at every seat, offering next-generation technology for improved coverage and exceptional performance for raked seating configurations.”
In terms of availability, the JBL C211 (above, pictured) will begin shipping in May 2017, and the remaining 200 Series ScreenArray loudspeaker models will be available in Summer 2017.