HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, announces the availability of three state-of-the-art JBL ® soundbars that bring surround-sound performance to flat-panel TVs ranging from 32 inches to more than 46 inches. The JBL Cinema SB 100, SB 200 and SB 400 offer high-quality audio for movies, gaming and music, thanks to proprietary signal processing software that simulates a surround-sound environment so viewers feel as if they were in the middle of the action. Also, an equalization switch optimizes audio performance whether the soundbar is wall-mounted or placed on a table.
JBL Cinema SB 200 (Photo: Business Wire)
Each model in the JBL Cinema series was designed to deliver a great bass performance: The SB 400 (above) includes a separate wireless subwoofer that can be placed anywhere in a room, the SB 200 features a built-in subwoofer, and the SB 100 has an RCA outlet to add a separate powered subwoofer. Each Cinema soundbar includes two integrated woofers to enhance bass, while a ‘Bass Boost’ button on the SB 100 and SB 200 optimizes low-frequency performance.
“When it comes to delivering excellent audio, today’s HDTV built-in speakers are woefully lacking. The JBL Cinema soundbars deliver audio technologies for a theater-like experience so consumers can enjoy tremendous sound with a beautiful picture,” said Sachin Lawande, executive vice president of HARMAN and co-president of HARMAN Lifestyle and Infotainment. “JBL speakers played a pioneering role in developing sound systems for movie houses, and we continue to create award-winning professional systems. With the JBL Cinema series, movie lovers will hear the truth on their big screens at home.”
The JBL Cinema SB 200 and SB 400 feature Bluetooth ® wireless, so users can upgrade their home audio performances by streaming audio content from an Apple iPhone, iPad, Android product or other Bluetooth compatible gadget.Details of the JBL Cinema soundbars
- The JBL Cinema SB 100 includes two woofers, two tweeters and an amplifier to offer rich sound in a compact, stylish enclosure that can complement a flat screen TV up to 32 inches. HARMAN’s proprietary digital signal processing technology simulates a surround-sound experience from the 2 x 30-watt soundbar, and Bass Boost increases low-frequency performance. The JBL Cinema SB 100 recognizes existing TV remote controls and ships with all necessary cables for installation. The JBL Cinema SB 100 has a suggested retail price of $199.
- The JBL Cinema SB 200 includes Bluetooth wireless technology to expand the usefulness of the 2 x 60-watt soundbar and delivers a rich audio performance from two woofers, two tweeters, an amplifier and subwoofer in a stylish enclosure. The plug-and-play system complements flat-screen TVs between 32 inches and 40 inches and includes Dolby ® Digital Decoding and HARMAN’s proprietary digital signal processing technology. The JBL Cinema SB 200 is compatible with free, downloadable JBL apps, including AmpUp™ and MusicFlow™. The JBL Cinema SB 200 has a suggested retail price of $299.
- The JBL Cinema SB 400 includes Bluetooth wireless technology for streaming content from an iPad, iPhone or other properly equipped gadget to play through the 2 x 60-watt soundbar. The 2.1-channel system incorporates two woofers, two tweeters and an amplifier in an ultrathin enclosure. A separate 8-inch, 200-watt wireless subwoofer ships with the SB 400 and can be placed anywhere in a room. The SB 400, designed for HDTVs 46 inches and larger, features exceptional bass response as it includes a separate bass control so users can manipulate subwoofer output. The JBL Cinema SB 400 is compatible with free, downloadable JBL apps, including AmpUp and MusicFlow. The SB 400 has a suggested retail price of $549.