HARMAN Professional Solutions has announced new JBL Professional One Series 104-BT and 104-BTW desktop reference monitors that are equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 streaming. Black (BT) and white (BTW) finish options are available.
“Music production has evolved beyond the recording studio, and today’s creative professionals and music lovers need reference monitors that deliver neutral, accurate sound to create mixes that translate well in a variety of listening environments,” says Chris Hansen, director, recording and content creation, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “With class-leading sound quality, impressive output and high-bandwidth Bluetooth 5.0 streaming capabilities, JBL 104-BT monitors provide an accurate, reliable sonic reference and a truly enjoyable listening experience. They’re perfect for musicians, producers, podcasters and professional audio engineers who want a compact reference monitor with the added benefit of Bluetooth at an accessible price.”
The monitors incorporate a coaxial driver that pairs a contoured low-frequency woofer with a soft-dome tweeter, designed to provide accurate frequency response, quality imaging, crisp detail, and a wide “sweet spot.” The cabinet’s low-frequency port works with the driver to deliver low frequency performance down to 60 Hz. A 60-watt class D power amplifier distributes 30 watts per transducer. The acoustic design is optimized for desktop use, intended to deliver accuracy without the need for additional EQ.
Additional functions include a front-panel input control that selects Bluetooth, Aux, RCA, TRS, or combines all inputs. Front-panel volume control allows level adjustments without straying from the listening zone, and a front-panel headphone jack mutes the loudspeakers when switching to headphones. Dual 1/4-inch balanced, dual RCA and single 1/8-inch inputs, along with Bluetooth, accommodate a range of signal sources.
An optional protective carrying case will also be available for mobile production applications.