Building on its line of Intellivox loudspeakers, Harman’s JBL Professional has introduced the new Intellivox 380 Series, providing control, steerability and complex room coverage capabilities that make them well-suited for applications requiring added intelligibility and accuracy.
“The Intellivox 380 Series fills an important point between the Intellivox 280 and 430 models, providing an optimal combination of control and size that fits the requirements of many of our customer’s venues,” says Rick Kamlet, senior manager, commercial sound, JBL Professional.
The flagship model in the Intellivox 380 Series is the DSX380, outfitted with complex room-molding DDS Beam Shaping. The technology molds the coverage to match the requirements of rooms that have multi-faceted listening planes, designed to provide consistent SPL and frequency response throughout the listening space. The DSX380 also offers extended HF bandwidth, so it’s capable of delivering quality full-range output, particularly with the addition of a subwoofer.
Meanwhile, the new DS380 also has DDS Beam Shaping with a longer acoustic array length, and the new DC380 offers parametric DDC Beam Steering technology, designed for speech applications in rooms with a less complex listening plane. Both the opening angle and aiming angle are adjustable in fine 0.1 degree increments.
Typical throw distance for 380 Series models is 45 meters (150 feet). Idle power consumption is low at 0.5-amp at 115 volts, providing lower cost of ownership for a facility and reducing the size requirements for UPS systems, when required.
All units include a 16-channel amp/DSP module and eight presets that can be recalled and/or locked for security purposes. Each model has two inputs each with a 4-band parametric EQ, volume control and delay. Output processing includes an 8-band parametric EQ, volume control and delay.
An ambient noise-sensing microphone and control software are built in, as are redundant internal monitoring features to enhance reliability.