JBL Introduces 7 Series Powered Master Reference Monitors

JBL Professional has announced the JBL 7 Series Powered studio monitors, featuring patented driver and waveguide technologies developed for the flagship JBL M2 Master Reference Monitor.

JBL said the new 705P five-inch and 708P eight-inch monitors deliver high output, excellent detail and accuracy for post-production, broadcast and music recording facilities.

Patented and patent-pending driver and acoustic technologies provide significantly greater output, dynamic range and detailed imaging to help professionals work from greater distances and overcome less-than-ideal placement.

Proprietary JBL waveguide technology delivers neutral response and exceptional room-to-room consistency, while onboard room EQ solves low frequency problems that have plagued engineers for years.

JBL 7 Series Powered monitors utilize proprietary JBL drivers to deliver greater dynamic range and superior frequency response. Both models feature the 2409H high-frequency compression driver, which incorporates an innovative low-mass annular diaphragm to deliver high output and low distortion with response beyond 36 kHz.

The 725G five-inch low-frequency transducer used in the 705P model provide 14 mm peak-to-peak excursion with greater linearity, delivering exceptional low-frequency output down to 39 Hz. The 728G eight-inch low-frequency transducer inside the 708P leverages JBL Differential Drive technology to reduce power compression and provide greater sustained output and extended, linear low-frequency performance to 35 kHz.

These proprietary drivers allow the 7 Series to deliver two to three times the output of existing studio monitors.

JBL chart for using monitors for immersive sound

JBL chart for using monitors for immersive sound

Both the 705P and 708P feature Image Control Waveguide technology that provides an acoustically seamless transition between the woofer and high-frequency transducer and a wide sweet spot with increased sonic detail. With smooth, neutral on- and off-axis frequency response, the monitors deliver greater accuracy and tell the same story room to room, regardless of placement.

Inside each monitor is a built-in dual amplification system that’s optimized for the high-output drivers. A 120W amp powers the 2409H high-frequency transducer, while a 250W amp is dedicated to the 725G and 728G low-frequency transducers, delivering unparalleled output and detail even at great listening distances.

Onboard DSP-based room equalization compensates for acoustic issues. Twelve bands of room EQ and eight bands of user EQ allow audio professionals to tailor speaker response to reduce the adverse effects of poor room acoustics and optimize accuracy whether the monitors are freestanding or placed adjacent to the wall.

Both models feature analog and AES/EBU digital inputs allowing connectivity to a broad range of production hardware, including digital audio workstations (DAW), mixing consoles and digital playback hardware with sample rates of up to 192 kHz. Internal sample rate converters can be enabled to allow the monitors to receive digital signals of uncommon sample rates.

JBL 7 Series Powered monitors will be available in the first quarter. 

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