JBL launches AE Powered loudspeakers

Harman Professional Solutions has introduced the JBL AE Powered Series ‘next-generation high-performance’ loudspeakers.

Designed for the most demanding applications, JBL AE Powered loudspeakers are equipped with the latest Harman amplification and DSP technologies, including Crown DriveCore front-end amplification, premium JBL user-configurable DSP and full HiQnet Network control.

Comprised of two full-range loudspeakers and a pair of subwoofer models, the AE Powered Series is ideal for performing arts facilities, theatrical sound design, auditoriums, houses of worship, music venues, dance clubs, sports facilities, entertainment venues and more.

The AE Powered Series also offers advanced network configuration, control and monitoring capabilities via Harman Audio Architect software. Rotatable waveguides allow designers to deploy the full-range system in both vertical and horizontal configurations while maintaining the same coverage pattern. And because the height dimension is the same as the two-way systems from the JBL AE Series, MTU-1 and MTU-3 U-brackets can be utilised for overhead suspension of the full-range loudspeaker systems.

Looping PowerCon A/C connectors allow for the combination of two or three loudspeaker systems without requiring multiple home runs to the main power source or additional junction boxes at each array location. All models are equipped with JBL patented Differential Drive low-frequency drivers with 3” (75mm) voice coils. The full-range high-frequency section makes use of the 2432H 3” (75mm) voice coil compression driver.

“Systems designers and integrators need flexible and powerful speaker systems that enable them to deliver exceptional results for a wide range of customers and venues,” said Jon Sager, senior solutions manager, Harman Professional Solutions. “The new AE Powered Series offers a premium feature set that delivers best-in-class performance, control and sound quality for small to medium-sized installations. Now, system designers can deploy a no-compromise, all-in-one full-range system that offers cutting-edge technologies, greater flexibility and a lower cost of ownership.”

The JBL AE Powered Series will be available in late summer 2017.