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HARMAN to Show 27 New and Recent Products at ISE 2020

Products on display include nine new products from the ARCAM brand; JBL’s HDI Series and Conceal invisible architectural loudspeakers; and offerings from JBL Synthesis and Revel.

HARMAN Luxury Audio is providing show-goers at ISE 2020 with 27 compelling reasons to visit Stand 1-M50.

New to international audiences at ISE 2020, the ARCAM SA30 flagship 2-channel integrated amplifier delivers 120 watts of Class G power per channel into 8 ohms and 220 watts into 4 ohms. The SA30 includes Dirac Live room correction technology, an HDMI eARC input, and streaming audio support via Google Chromecast built-in and Apple AirPlay2. It also features a high-resolution internal DAC with four inputs, five analog inputs, and includes a switchable MM/MC phono input.

Also new to the market for ARCAM are seven new HDA home theater products, including three AVRS, three power amps, and an AV processor. The three ARCAM AVRs — the AVR10, AVR20 and AVR30 — couple new looks with up to 16-channel support for the latest immersive audio CODEC’s from Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. Each features 4K (UHD) HDMI2.0b with HDCP2.2 ability, Bluetooth connectivity, Google Chromecast built-in streaming, Apple AirPlay2 connectivity, ARCAM’s MusicLife and Control apps, and audiophile-grade DACs. The new ARCAM AVRs are also certified as part of the IMAX Enhanced program.

JBL Synthesis SDR-35 Immersive Surround Sound AVR
JBL Synthesis SDR-35 Immersive Surround Sound AV Receiver

The new 16-channel AV40 processor boasts support for Dolby ATMOS, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced, and Dirac Live. The back panel features 16 pro-grade XLR outputs, 16 single-ended RCA outputs; seven HDMI inputs; three HDMI outputs; 4K (UHD) HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2; and Ethernet, RS232 and IR control. The AV40 is Bluetooth-equipped, integrates an FM/DAB/DAB+ tuner, and employs the ESS 9026PRO audiophile DAC.

Complementing the new AVRs and processor is a trio of new power amplifiers: the PA720, PA240, and PA410. The PA240 and PA720 utilize Class G amplification to deliver greater efficiency and transparency, with high current capability to drive virtually any loudspeakers. The 2-channel PA240 is rated at 2 x 220 watts into 8 ohms and can be bridged to operate as a single channel of 1100 watts into 4 ohms. The 7-channel PA720 also uses Class G technology to deliver 100 watts of power into all channels at 8 ohms. Both the PA720 and the PA240 come equipped with balanced XLR inputs, plus Ethernet and RS232 control. The PA410 is a Class AB design delivering four channels of power, rated at 50 watts each, plus a toroidal-based power supply, an acoustically damped chassis, and paralleled transistor output stages.

Rounding out ARCAM’s new offerings is a streaming audio amplifier. The Solo Uno has support for Google Cast and Apple AirPlay2 audio connectivity. A built-in 50-watt x 2 Class D amplifier allows the Solo Uno to directly drive a pair of loudspeakers as a standalone system, or as part of system when connected with other ARCAM audio products using the same Google and Apple connectivity.

The new JBL HDI (High-Definition Imaging) Series of loudspeakers features five models that combine JBL compression driver technology with JBL’s patented High-Definition Imaging waveguide geometry, resulting in high frequencies with incredible dynamics, accurate reproduction, and a lack of power compression, according to the company.

The triple 8-inch, 2.5-way HDI-3800 floorstanding loudspeaker serves as the flagship for the range, which also includes the triple 6.5-inch, 2.5-way HDI-3600 floorstanding loudspeaker, the 6.5-inch, 2-way HDI-1600 bookshelf loudspeaker, the quad 5.25-inch, 2.5-way HDI-4500 center channel loudspeaker, and the 12-inch, 1000 watts RMS HDI-1200P powered subwoofer. The four full-range models are based upon JBL’s 2410H-2 compression driver, benefiting from advanced research and applications from JBL Professional’s D2 range of transducers. At the core of the 2410H-2 device is a lightweight, polymer, annular diaphragm that improves high-frequency extension by reducing diaphragm mass.

In other JBL news, the brand is also partnering with Stealth Acoustics to co-develop and launch a new range of high-performance architectural loudspeakers for residential custom audio applications. The new JBL Conceal Series loudspeakers combine Stealth Acoustics invisible loudspeaker innovations with JBL acoustic design.

New for international audiences are the JBL Synthesis SDR-35 Immersive Surround Sound AV receiver, JBL Synthesis SDP-55 Immersive Surround Sound processor, and JBL Synthesis SDA-2200 and JBL Synthesis SDA-7120 Class G amplifiers, all with Dante connectivity. The SDR-35 and SDP-55 feature 16 channels of native processing, four independent DSP channels, Dolby ATMOS, DTS:X, Auro 3D, IMAX Enhanced, Dirac Live, Logic 16, network streaming and are Dante enabled.

The new JBL Synthesis Control app empowers complete control with an Android or iOS device. The SDR-35 and SDP-55 provide advanced connectivity over Ethernet or Wi-Fi with Google Chromecast built-in and Apple AirPlay 2, playback from network media servers, or a USB flash drive. High resolution audio can be sourced from a smart TV via eARC. Bluetooth with aptX HD is supported, as well as DAB/FM for terrestrial radio. The MusicLife app enables control of the streaming content from iOS and Android devices.

Significantly, this new line features Dante, an uncompressed multi-channel digital media networking technology, with near-zero latency and synchronization. All 16 channels of 24 bit / 192K processed audio, plus Zone 2 (18 channels total), can be routed to any Dante-enabled receiving device over a standard network.

JBL Synthesis is also introducing the new JBL Synthesis SDP-65 Immersive Audio Surround processor – a new lower-cost model based on the flagship SDP-75 developed in conjunction with Trinnov. The JBL Synthesis SDP-65 offers 16-channels of PC-based processing and flexibility of speaker assignments. The SDP-65 includes Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D.

JBL Synthesis is also showcasing the expanded range of SCL (Synthesis Custom Loudspeakers) models, including the forthcoming SCL-5 in-ceiling loudspeaker. The SCL-5 joins the SCL-2, SCL-3, and SCL-4 in the JBL Synthesis custom loudspeaker range.

Revel Performa Tower 3q
Revel Performa Tower 3q

Three additions to the lineup of Performa Beryllium loudspeakers — including two floor-standing loudspeakers and a new center channel — expand the existing range to a family of five. The flagship Revel F328Be incorporates a newly developed 1-inch Beryllium tweeter with a vented pole piece and a much larger ferrite motor structure that delivers improved dynamics and increased overall output capability. A dedicated 5.25-inch Deep Ceramic Composite (DCC) cone midrange driver and triple 8-inch DCC cone woofers complete the design. The refined woofers operate in a bass-reflex design with dual rear-firing tuned ports.

The new floor-standing Revel F226Be houses a pair of 6.5-inch cast-frame, DCC cone woofers, along with the same 1-inch Beryllium tweeter, cast-aluminum ceramic coated Acoustic Lens waveguide, and 5.25-inch DCC midrange driver as found in the larger F228Be.

The Revel C426Be high-performance home theater solution becomes the first dedicated center channel loudspeaker in the Performa Beryllium range. The C426Be deploys a 1-inch Beryllium tweeter and 5.25-inch cast frame DCC cone midrange driver for the critical midrange and high frequencies. The Acoustic Lens waveguide features a revised geometry that optimizes integration and reduces the overall stack height of these two vertically-oriented transducers. Four 6.5-inch cast frame, DCC cone woofers operating in a dual rear-ported, bass-reflex design, deliver full range bass response. Four adjustable legs allow the C426Be to be properly positioned when placed directly on a shelf, or it can be used with the optional C Stand floor stand accessory.

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