JBL 7 SERIES MASTER REFERENCE MONITORS
At IBC 2015, HARMAN’s JBL Professional announced its new 7 Series Master Reference Monitors are in production and now shipping. Developed to meet the requirements of broadcast and post-production facilities that produce content in immersive audio formats, the LSR708i and 705i Master Reference Monitors are the heart of a complete, modular system that can be scaled to any size production room and any number of channels.
The 708i 8-inch two-way, and 705i 5-inch two-way installed monitors offer remarkable frequency response and output that belie their small size. JBL also engineered two new high-excursion 5-inch and 8-inch woofers, the 725G and 728G that give the 708i and 705i robust low-frequency output into the 30Hz range and peak system output of 113dB and 107dB respectively. JBL’s patent-pending Image Control Waveguide and a sophisticated dividing network work in concert to produce a smooth crossover transition, detailed, spatial imaging and neutral response, particularly in the dialogue range. Front-ported birch plywood install-ready enclosures include bottom and rear-panel mounting points. With a range of available mounting brackets, the speakers’ placement can be optimized to maintain sight lines to video displays.
The speakers are centrally powered by HARMAN’s Crown DCi 8|300N eight and four-channel power amplifiers. The entire system can be externally controlled using HARMAN HiQnet Audio Architect software, a hardware controller, or wireless tablet.