HARMAN professional intros compact JBL One Series 104 powered reference monitors

posted on Monday, 21st January 2019 by Steve May

Loudspeakers  Trade show  Hi-fi 

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HARMAN Professional Solutions has introduced the JBL Professional One Series 104 compact powered reference monitors, for studios and content creators, at NAMM 2019. The speakers are designed for recording musicians, podcasters, and video producers.

The monitors draw from seven decades of JBL Professional engineering experience, and feature newly engineered full-range JBL 4.5-inch coaxial drivers promise clear highs and deep bass, without the need for a subwoofer. This coaxial driver has been contoured using the same research that led to the waveguide used in JBL’s M2, 7-Series, and 3-Series monitors.

The characteristic is for a wide, immersive sweet spot. The 104’s have integrated 60-watt Class D amplification and can be driven to 104db SPL (peak), “without the distortion found in other monitors in their class”, says JBL.

A compact design means they can be used in confined workspaces. An optional, protective carrying case will also be available. Features include a front-panel volume control, front-panel headphone jack which automatically mutes the speakers, and dual 1/4-inch balanced and single 1/8-inch unbalanced TRS inputs to accommodate a wide range 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,” explains Harman’s Chris Hansen, Director, Recording and Content Creation. “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.”

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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