JBL Professional One Series 104 Monitors Launched
Large sounds for small spaces.
Designed for recording musicians, podcasters, and music and video producers of all levels, could these monitors find a way into a home based audiophile setup?Harman Professional Solutions, an acknowledged leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, have announced the new JBL Professional One Series 104 compact powered reference monitors.
The JBL One Series 104 monitors draw on 70 years of experience of JBL Professional engineering to deliver a new speaker designed from the ground up and featuring a newly engineered 4.5-inch coaxial driver that provides a full range performance for clear highs and deep bass, without requiring a subwoofer and which, according to Harman, provides the listener with an accurate yet wide, immersive sweet spot. This same R&D is also behind JBLS’s M2, 7-Series and 3-Series monitors.
The Series One 104s are based around an integrated 60-watt Class D amplification that can be driven to a distortion free 104db SPL (peak) and one assumes this is the inspiration behind the speaker’s title.
The compact size allows the speakers to be used in smaller workspaces and installations or even while on the move and an optional, protective carrying case will also be available for just such a scenario.
The 104s sport a modern, distinctive ‘lozenge’ design which features the volume control and headphone jack on the front panel, while dual 1/4-inch balanced and single 1/8-inch unbalanced TRS inputs sit on the back to accommodate a wide variety of sources.
“The world’s top recording studios and touring artists rely on JBL Professional monitors to deliver unparalleled fidelity and performance, and today’s content creators deserve a similar level of performance,” said Chris Hansen, Director, Recording and Content Creation, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “With the JBL One Series 104, we’ve leveraged the best of JBL engineering to deliver both a reliable sonic reference and a truly enjoyable listening experience, all at an attractive price point.”
The JBL Professional One Series 104 compact powered reference monitors will be available Q1, 2019 with prices yet to be confirmed.
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