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JBL Professional JBL SRX900 series audio systems launched – Here’s what to know

HARMAN Professional Solutions, a global leader in audio, video, lighting and control technologies, introduced the JBL SRX900 series of powered line arrays. The family, which includes two 6.5-inch and two 10-inch powered line array elements and 18-inch and two 18-inch powered subwoofers, is ideal for rental companies, fixed installations and live musicians. looking for the ultimate combination of performance and portability.

The exceptional performance of the SRX900 series is based on proven JBL technologies: custom-designed and manufactured high-power transducers deliver superior fidelity and cutting-edge output. Precision waveguides provide precise pattern control for class-leading intelligibility and definition. User-configurable DSP and design and management software tools provide convenient control from a computer or mobile device, making design, deployment and control easy. The cabinet architecture of the SRX900 is carefully designed for easy handling, fast rigging, minimal space displacement, and simplified transportation.

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“With the SRX900 Series, we’ve brought JBL’s professional line array technologies into versatile, cost-effective systems that can grow with customer needs,” said George Georgallis, director, product management – audio performance, HARMAN Professional Solutions. . “Because the systems are scalable, it’s easy to start with a small investment and expand a system over time. Plus, the SRX900 models are designed to work seamlessly with other JBL touring systems.

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SBX900 Series speakers feature acoustic innovations like JBL’s patented Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI), which mounts high and low frequency transducers on a single horn, improving horizontal dispersion while minimizing cabinet size . A proprietary waveguide provides perfect cabinet-to-cabinet summing for seamless front-to-back coverage, and a large horn extends low-frequency control and reduces unwanted energy behind the array.

The SRX900’s next-generation 2432H-3 compression driver features a neodymium magnet structure, 3-inch titanium diaphragm, and 1.5-inch output, for crisp transients, superior dynamic range and extended sensitivity beyond 10 kHz. The woofers are based on JBL’s dual voice coil, dual air gap design, which provides better heat dissipation, lower power compression, and wider dynamic range than conventional single coil designs. It all adds up to extended frequency response, high power capability, and low distortion in an incredibly lightweight driver assembly.

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The SRX900 models feature an onboard DSP that provides everything users need to optimize and tune their systems, including a 24-band parametric EQ, 2000 millisecond delay and gain control. JBL’s proprietary Array Size Compensation (ASC) filter corrects for varying array sizes, while the FIR-based Throw Distance Compensation (TDC) filter compensates for air-imposed sound loss, for smoother sound distribution. uniform. An LCD display on the rear panel provides access to the main control functions.

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A suite of software tools simplifies system design and management: use Windows-based LAC-3 simulation software to predict acoustic performance and the Array Link iOS/Android companion app to share rigging and mechanical information from the LAC-3 to mobile devices. The dedicated SRX900 Series CloudworX Performance Wi-Fi enabled system management software integrates configuration and control functions into a single application.

The SRX900 Series supports HARMAN’s new HControl Ethernet protocol, which brings advances in stability, reduces network traffic overhead, and eliminates the need for complex IP addresses. Users can simply set a numerical value for each device for easy identification. Two dial-up network ports provide simplified networking for daisy-chaining. SRX900 products are equipped with two Ethernet ports for easy monitoring and configuration of the system over the network. Because SRX products use standard Ethernet protocols, customers can take advantage of inexpensive networking products such as Ethernet switches and Wi-Fi access points.

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The SRX900 Series LevelMax limiter suite, co-developed by JBL and Crown engineers, uses sophisticated excursion control algorithms to protect transducers from mechanical damage. Long-term thermal protection keeps transducer temperatures under control, ensuring reliable operation in all conditions.

The SRX900 series offers a complete system solution, including loudspeakers, subwoofers and accessories that support a range of configurations and simplify storage, transport and assembly. SRX900 systems can be deployed in a variety of ways, from pole mounting to floor stacking to overhead racks that can hold up to 16 cabinets. A three-point rigging system makes suspension systems safe and easy, regardless of system size or user experience level: pre-set flare angles on the ground; the cabinets lock into place once the system is lifted. SRX900 products are designed to work seamlessly with other JBL touring sound products, thanks to common harmonization targets and phase characteristics.

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Since the SRX900 Series is self-powered, users never have to worry about matching components or carrying racks of amps. Custom Class-D amplifiers are passively cooled, with no open holes that could allow water or dust to enter the electronics. A universal switching power supply operates on any voltage between 100-250V, and a low-power mode conserves power when no sound is detected, saving energy. Up to eight SRX906 speakers and four SRX910 speakers can be connected to the same power circuit (depending on region), minimizing cable complexity and reducing costs.

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Reinforced plywood and composite enclosures are acoustically optimized for superior bass extension and designed for a clean, modern look, with closed side panels and integrated handles. The cabinets feature four large, dual-flared low-frequency ports, which allow airflow even when the system is pushed to the limit.

Like all JBL products, the SRX900 Series models undergo 100 hours of rigorous stress testing to ensure they will perform flawlessly and reliably under real-world conditions.