HARMAN’s JBL Professional Offers High Power, Versatility and Smooth Coverage with New PD500 Series Loudspeakers

ORLANDO, Florida – At InfoComm 2015, HARMAN’s JBL Professional is introducing its new PD500 Series loudspeakers. An extension of the highly successful, world-class PD Series loudspeakers, which are found in the most prestigious stadiums and arenas around the world, the PD500 Series will feature five new models and will offer the high power, excellent pattern control and smooth coverage found in all PD Series loudspeakers. The PD500 Series can be used in a variety of applications including sports facilities, performance spaces, auditoriums, or worship facilities.  The full-range PD500 systems utilize the same high-frequency drivers as the hugely popular PD6000 Series, making them ideal for use together in large systems where multiple loudspeakers are required for even coverage and like voicing throughout the space.

The PD500 Series is a new line of loudspeakers systems consisting of four horn-loaded 15" 2-way systems and one dual 15" subwoofer. The PD500 Series loudspeakers include horn coverage patterns of 40° x 40°, 60° x 40°, 60° x 60°, and 90° x 50°. All models are available in black, white, and JBL Professional’s WRC weather protection and WRX extreme weather protection finishes.

The PD500 Series loudspeakers utilize JBL Progressive Transition™ (PT) waveguides, couple with the 2432H 38mm (1.5") exit, 75mm (3") voice coil compression driver and the 2031H 380 mm (15”) low-frequency transducer that features high sensitivity and low power compression for high continuous SPL capability. It is horn-loaded for additional sensitivity and improved pattern control.  The 60° x 40° and 90° x 50° waveguides are rotatable, allowing all models to be utilized in either vertical or horizontal orientation.

The PD500 Series loudspeakers can be operated in either bi-amplified or in full passive mode. In either case, digital signal processing is required in order to achieve specified performance. Input connectivity is achieved via CE-compliant covered barrier strips. Each cabinet is fitted with 20 M10 threaded suspension points, supporting a wide variety of installation approaches.

"Over the past few years the market has asked JBL to provide more compact horn-loaded systems at a competitive price point," said Jon Sager, Senior Manager, Installed Sound, JBL Professional. “We are extremely sensitive to the needs of our customers and are now able to equip system designers with new technologies and multiple coverage patterns, at a more affordable cost.”

HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software 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. HARMAN also is a technology and integration services leader for the Automotive, Mobile, Telecommunications and Enterprise markets. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. The Company’s software solutions power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated, personalized, adaptive and secure across all platforms, from the work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 25,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended March 31, 2015.
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