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JBL Professional Unveils New SRX900 Series Line Arrays & Subwoofers

Includes dual 6.5-inch and dual 10-inch powered line array elements and 18-inch and dual 18-inch powered subwoofers designed for portable and installed applications.

HARMAN Professional Solutions has announced the introduction of the new JBL Professional SRX900 Series of powered loudspeakers, including dual 6.5-inch and dual 10-inch powered line array elements and 18-inch and dual 18-inch powered subwoofers designed for portable and installed applications.

“With the SRX900 Series, we’ve brought JBL’s professional line array technologies to versatile, budget-friendly systems that can grow with customers’ needs,” says George Georgallis, director, product management – Performance Audio at HARMAN Professional Solutions. “Because systems are scalable, it’s easy to start with a small investment and expand a system over time. Also, SRX900 models are voiced to work seamlessly with other JBL tour systems.”

SBX900 Series full-range models incorporate JBL’s patented Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI), which mounts both the high and low-frequency transducers on a single horn, designed to improve horizontal dispersion while minimizing cabinet size. A proprietary waveguide provides enhanced cabinet-to-cabinet summation for more seamless front-to-back coverage, and a large horn extends low-frequency control and while helping to reduce unwanted energy behind the array.

The next-generation 2432H-3 compression driver offers a neodymium magnet structure, 3-inch titanium diaphragm and a 1.5-inch. Woofers are based on JBL’s Differential Drive dual-voice coil, dual-gap design, designed to provide better heat dissipation, lower power compression, and wider dynamic range than single-coil designs.

Built-in DSP includes 24-band parametric EQ, 2,000 milliseconds of delay and gain control. Proprietary Array Size Compensation (ASC) filtering is designed to correct for different array sizes, while the FIR-based Throw Distance Compensation (TDC) filter is intended to compensate for air-imposed sound loss for more uniform sound distribution. A rear-panel LCD provides access to key control features.

A suite of software tools is designed to simplify system design and management, including Windows-based LAC-3 simulation software to predict acoustical performance and the Array Link iOS/Android companion app to share rigging and mechanical information from LAC-3 to mobile devices. The SRX900 Series’ dedicated CloudworX Performance Wi-Fi-capable system-management software integrates configuration and control functions in a single application.

The SRX900 Series supports HARMAN’s new HControl Ethernet protocol, which is designed to provide added stability, reduce network traffic load and remove the need for complex IP addresses. Users can set a numerical value to each device for identification. Two switched network ports offer simplified networking for daisy-chaining, while dual Ethernet ports facilitate monitoring and configuring the system over the network. SRX products use standard Ethernet protocols so users can take advantage of inexpensive networking products such as Ethernet switches and Wi-Fi access points.

The LevelMax limiter suite, co-developed by JBL and Crown engineers, uses excursion-control algorithms to protect transducers from mechanical damage. Long-term thermal protection is designed to keep transducer temperatures under control, ensuring reliable operation under any conditions.

SRX900 systems can be deployed in a variety of ways, from pole-mounted to ground-stacked to flown arrays of up to 16 cabinets. A three-point rigging system is designed to make suspending systems safe regardless of system size or user experience level; pre-set splay angles on the ground and cabinets lock into place once the system is lifted. SRX900 products are also designed to work seamlessly with other JBL touring sound products.

The onboard class D amplifiers are passively cooled, with no open holes that could allow water or dust to enter the electronics. A universal switching mode power supply works on any voltage between 100 and 250 volts, and a low-power mode conserves energy when no audio is detected, saving energy. The company states that up to eight SRX906 speakers and four SRX910 loudspeakers can be connected to the same power circuit (depending on region).

Reinforced plywood and composite enclosures are acoustically optimized for bass extension and designed for a clean, modern look, with enclosed side panels and integrated handles. Cabinets have four large double-flared low-frequency ports that are designed to allow airflow even when driving the system to the limit.

Available accessories include array frames, pole-mount and truss-clamp adapters, cases, carts and covers.

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