JBL by HARMAN Launches New Flagship CBT Series Column Loudspeaker at InfoComm 2016

JBL CBT1000 is the next generation of adjustable coverage passive column array loudspeakers featuring patented Constant Beamwidth Technology™

LAS VEGAS—Today at InfoComm 2016, JBL by HARMAN introduced the CBT1000 series adjustable coverage column array loudspeaker. The CBT1000 is an extension of JBL’s very popular CBT (Constant Beamwidth Technology™) column array loudspeaker line, offering substantially greater output, deeper bass response and more advanced adjustability of the coverage pattern than was previously possible.

The CBT1000 full-range cabinet and CBT1000E extension cabinet provide versatile, adjustable vertical pattern selections for aligning the coverage to the geometry of a room. Independent selection of four “pattern up” coverage angles and four “pattern down” coverage angles combine to provide 16 different vertical coverage combinations. In its asymmetrical settings, CBT1000 sends more sound toward the far listeners, helping to counteract sound level differences between near are far listeners, while simultaneously being capable of providing smooth down-fill that doesn’t overpower those in the front. In the horizontal plane, the system’s patent-pending horizontal gradient waveguide provides tapered coverage to reach the front and rear corners of the room while minimizing over-splash. Combined with a bass response below 40 Hz, the CBT1000 system provides excellent, clear and powerful full-bandwidth coverage of a room from a single loudspeaker.

Twelve 6½-inch high-excursion, low frequency drivers and 24 high-power tweeters give the CBT1000 line array system the capability of delivering 130 dB continuous output with 3000 watts of power handling for high output applications. The CBT1000 series is designed to offer a single speaker solution for venues that might otherwise use larger point-and-shoot speakers. It incorporates technical advancements that provide a level of user friendliness that simplifies the challenges of delivering great sound. 

“The CBT1000 was engineered to provide versatility and high-quality sound reinforcement for applications that require performance, simplicity and compact size,” said Rick Kamlet, Senior Manager, Commercial Loudspeakers, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “A CBT1000 loudspeaker provides clearer music, less reverberation, a higher direct-to-reverberant ratio and better speech intelligibility. With CBT1000, integrators can now provide more consistent sound levels between near and far listeners while maintaining the same frequency response for everyone by using just a single, visually understated loudspeaker.”

JBL’s patented Constant Beamwidth Technology provides smooth and even sound dispersion by locking in and maintaining a specific coverage over a very wide bandwidth. The CBT1000 models deliver smooth, consistent coverage that is similar to complex and far more expensive line arrays. With the CBT Series, every seat in the house experiences the same quality of sound. The CBT1000 series array column loudspeaker breaks new ground in performance and versatility.

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 29,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.7 billion during the 12 months ended March 31, 2016. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

For more information, contact:

Philip Weiss
Brand Definition
(212) 660-2555 x23

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