JBL - One of the world's greatest audio brands


Monday Mar 02, 2020


The JBL Heritage

Since its start in 1946, JBL has been a major world player in the field of loudspeakers. They have made notable contributions to studio monitors, sound reinforcement for cinemas, concert halls, rock concerts, outdoor music festivals, musician’s guitar amplifiers, car audio, multi-channel home theatre systems and consumer hi-fi. There is not much that JBL has not been an active participant in. For that reason, JBL is considered one of the world’s great and iconic brands.

JBL have two divisions within the company; JBL Consumer produces audio equipment for the consumer home market, and JBL Professional looks after professional equipment for the commercial cinemas, touring bands, studios etc.

JBL Synthesis®

All of the home stereo and multi-channel home theatre systems fall under the JBL Synthesis® banner. Together, they are the most advanced signal processors, equalizers, amplifiers and loudspeakers available today. They have the ability to create the most realistic listening experience possible in rooms of any size. At BMC Audio Visual, we are sure to have a product that will suit your specific requirements.

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How do they sound?

If JBL had a signature sound it would be described as big, dynamic and punchy. It’s all about realism and they have the ability to recreate music or film score very realistically and convincingly. They are able to be played either softly or very loudly with perfectly clear definition and for the listener to hear all of the dialogue. When there is a crash or explosion you can hear and also feel it happening. It’s very exciting to listen to a JBL system and many wonder how it can be played so loudly without distortion or dynamic compression. Please come in to hear it for yourself at BMC Audio Visual.

If you closed your eyes you wouldn’t be able to place each of the speakers, because the soundstage is so large, filling the room with sound well past the actual speakers. Many JBL models utilise horns for the high frequencies. The horns do a fantastic job of spreading or dispersing the soundstage throughout the listening room, much like an actual performance. The loudspeakers have the ability to make a simple track sound grander, larger, more lifelike, more musical and just plain good old fashioned fun to listen to.

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Conclusion

There is no doubt in our mind that JBL produce some of the world’s greatest loudspeakers and electronics, especially at their respective price point. When they have been well setup, they make everything that you play feel energised and alive. You hear and especially feel what has been recorded, with boundless joy and enthusiasm for life. Everything is exciting and fun to listen to through JBL’s and you must experience them to appreciate them properly.

You must come in for an audition!

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