Harman’s JBL Commercial announced its six new Commercial Series Amplifiers (CSA) and two Commercial Series Mixers (CSM) are now shipping.
The CSA and CSM line-up fulfills the need for small, affordable, easy-to-use sound reinforcement for applications such as restaurants, coffee ships, fitness facilities, bars and other spaces where an elaborate A/V installation isn’t required. All CSA products are ENERGY STAR certified.
Power amplifiers and mixers now shipping include:
—CSA2120Z amplifier, 2 channels, 120-watt power output per channel
—CSA280Z amplifier, 2 channels, 80-watt power output per channel
—CSA240Z amplifier, 2 channels, 40-watt power output per channel
—CSA1120Z amplifier, 1 channel, 120-watt power output
—CSA180Z amplifier, 1 channel, 80-watt power output
—CSA140Z amplifier, 1 channel, 40-watt power output
—CSM-28 mixer, 8 inputs, 2 outputs
—CSM-14 mixer, 4 inputs, 1 output
“The JBL Commercial CSA and CSM amplifiers and mixers provide just the right mix of performance, value and functionality for a broad array of fixed install applications,” says Craig Lambrecht, business segment manager, Amplifier Business Unit. “These products continue to further the mission of the JBL Commercial line of products to provide high quality audio systems for venues that would never have had access to such technology in the past because of budget, space or technology constraints.”
CSA amplifiers incorporate Crown Audio’s proprietary DriveCore amplifier IC, which combines what would be hundreds of conventional parts into a single chip smaller than a dime. DriveCore offers reduced power consumption, size and weight while delivering commensurate sound quality.
All CSA amps are 1RU high and a half-rack wide. All models can operate into 8- and 4-ohm loads and can be used with 70- and 100-volt distributed audio systems without the need for a separate transformer.
CSM mixers are well-suited for background music, paging, security and other uses. Like CSA amplifiers, the CSM models are simple to set up and use, with a minimum of front panel controls and illuminated rings around the knobs for easy visibility. All mixers provide channel, master volume and independent bass and treble controls, as well as priority muting, VOX ducking and mic phantom power, they can also be used with JBL’s CSR-V wall controller.
JBL Commercial components are manufactured under Harman JBL’s GreenEdge initiative for increased energy efficiency and lighter weight. CSA amps and CSM mixers conform to lead-free RoHS standards, use recycled copper, aluminum and steel from factory processes and benefit from additional environmentally conscious manufacturing procedures.