JBL at NAMM: JBL Pro Sound Now Comes Wireless
Two new portable PA loudspeakers combine premium JBL sound with versatile features like Bluetooth streaming in a compact, affordable package
Harman announces new JBL IRX Series portable PA loudspeakers at the 2020 NAMM show in Anaheim, California. At NAMM, visitors can experience IRX Series loudspeakers at booth 14508 in the ACC North Hall.
JBL IRX Series portable PA loudspeakers provide musicians, performers and presenters with JBL sound in a highly portable, feature-rich package. With superior volume and clarity, IRX Series speakers deliver detailed, intelligible sound for vocals and music. A durable, lightweight design makes IRX Series speakers easy to transport, enabling professional sound quality in any environment. Versatile features like Bluetooth audio streaming, custom application-based presets and automatic signal processors make it easy to dial in great sound for a wide range of applications. The IRX Series of portable PA loudspeakers includes the IRX108BT, which features an 8-inch woofer, and the IRX112BT, which features a 12-inch woofer.
“Today’s performers need a portable, easy-to-use PA system that delivers professional results at an affordable price,” said Brandon, Knudsen, Loudspeaker Product Manager, Harman. “We’re excited to showcase our new IRX Series loudspeakers at the 2020 NAMM show, which combine impressive volume output and detail with an assortment of versatile features like Bluetooth audio streaming in a compact, lightweight design. Best of all, the IRX112BT and IRX108BT are the most affordable powered speakers JBL has ever offered.”
IRX Series loudspeakers draw from seven decades of legendary JBL engineering to deliver top-notch frequency response, with SPL, wattage and performance ratings equivalent to much larger loudspeakers. Equipped with a highly efficient 1,300-Watt amplifier, IRX Series speakers deliver clear, detailed sound with minimal distortion, even at high levels.
IRX Series speakers were designed to take the guesswork out of getting a great sound, with no experience necessary. Four custom EQ presets optimised for common performance scenarios help simplify setup with push button ease. Built-in dbx Automatic Feedback Suppression makes your performance or presentation sound polished and protects IRX Series speakers by stopping feedback before it starts. One-touch ducking automatically lowers music volume when speech input is detected, ensuring every word is heard loud and clear.
With an ultra-lightweight cabinet and ergonomic handles, IRX Series can be easily transported and lifted, providing maximum portability. A custom, road-ready grille features a tight-gauge, reinforced honeycomb pattern with a specially designed bevel for added durability without compromising acoustic performance. Like every JBL loudspeaker product, IRX Series speakers undergo 100 hours of stress testing to ensure they perform flawlessly in real-world conditions.
Featuring two combination XLR/TRS inputs with professional-grade preamps, IRX Series speakers provide crystal-clear sound for microphones, playback devices and mixing consoles. One-button Bluetooth connectivity makes it easy to stream audio from mobile devices or link two speakers to provide additional coverage and create a true stereo image.
The IRX Series consists of two speaker models, ideal for a variety of applications. The IRX112BT features a 12-inch woofer for a requency range down to 53 Hz and a maximum SPL of 129 dB, while the IRX108BT features an 8-inch woofer with a frequency response down to 54 Hz and a maximum SPL of 127 dB. Both models feature an integrated pole mount to elevate the speakers for improved performance in PA applications. The JBL IRX108BT ($299) and the IRX112BT ($349) are available now.