HARMAN Professional Solutions Announces Availability of JBL C221 and C222 Two-Way ScreenArray Cinema Loudspeakers

Next-generation loudspeakers deliver the latest JBL technology in a compact and accessible form factor, helping small- and medium-sized cinemas greatly improve sound quality and coverage

(April 24, 2018) – HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today announced that JBL C221 and C222 two-way ScreenArray cinema loudspeakers are now shipping in limited quantities, with full availability in May 2018.

JBL C221 and C222 loudspeakers help small- and mid-sized cinemas upgrade to next-generation JBL technologies for improved coverage and smooth sound reproduction at an accessible price point. Featuring patent-pending Dual Dissimilar Arraying and Acoustic Aperture Technology, C221 and C222 loudspeakers continue the JBL legacy of leadership and innovation in cinema audio, combining a compact design with the latest technology for superior performance and better coverage for raked seating.

The JBL 200 Series was designed to offer cinemas an affordable solution for creating the best possible audio experience in small- to mid-sized rooms. By including new, patent-pending technologies that complement the legendary sound of JBL cinema loudspeakers, the 200 Series offers a solution without compromise—improving performance and coverage while dramatically lowering the total cost of ownership.

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. And with the 200 Series, simultaneously lowers the total costs of ownership of such a system.

The JBL 200 Series also includes Acoustic Aperture Technology that works seamlessly with its low-distortion 15” 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. The result is even coverage of the entire cinema seating area, making every seat the best seat in the house.

Highlights

  • Two-way Next Generation ScreenArray® design for maximum output, improved coverage, and minimum distortion
  • Patent-pending Dual Dissimilar Arraying Technology
    • Creates coverage pattern for raked seating areas
    • Extends HF output power and pattern control a full octave in both spectrum extremes
  • Patent pending Acoustic Aperture Technology
    • Enhanced mid-range performance for a smooth crossover transition
  • 12” footprint saves space without sacrificing performance
  • Lower total cost of ownership
    • Advanced passive crossovers and DSP in the amplifier, requires only one amplifier channel per speaker for most of the line.

 Availability

JBL C221 and C222 two-way ScreenArray cinema loudspeakers are now shipping in limited quantities, with full availability in May 2018. Learn more about the JBL 200 Series line of Two-Way ScreenArray Cinema Loudspeakers at jblpro.com/cinema.

ABOUT HARMAN

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

 

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