The Future of the Audio Industry According to Harman Luxury Audio
Several new products will appear in the Harman Luxury Audio portfolio in the near future: at CEDIA Expo 2022, new developments from JBL Synthesis, JBL, Arcam and Revel were shown.
Among them are the new series of JBL built-in acoustic systems, in particular, the Stage 2 frameless architectural acoustics line (eight relatively inexpensive models designed for wall and ceiling installation) and Studio 6 (five models with Polyplas woofers, professional JBL compression drivers, waveguides with High-Definition Imaging technology and integrated high and low frequency control); all-weather loudspeakers JBL Stage XD (IP67); four new models of HDMI 2.1 AV receivers and Arcam processors, etc.
Two demonstration cinema halls of JBL Synthesis were equipped within the framework of the exhibition. The brand’s products were represented by the SCL-1 (the flagship of the series) and SSW-1 models, the SCL-5, SCL-6, SCL-7 and SCL-8 “plug-in” models, as well as the new 2RU SDA-1700 amplifier, designed for use with proprietary subwoofer SSW-4. Device power:
An interesting new JBL designed for professional use. The 4305P Studio Monitors are a fully self-contained active audio system consisting of main and sub speakers with built-in streaming and both wired and wireless connectivity via Ethernet, Google Chromecast, Apple AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth. The 24-bit/192 kHz high-resolution DAC ensures the highest quality playback.
Of the new Arcam developments, it is worth noting the AVR11 and AVR21 amplifier receivers (class AB), the AVR31 class G receiver and the AV41 processor. All devices are equipped with HDMI 2.1 connectors with support for HDCP2.3 (resolution up to 8K at 60 fps or 4K / 120 fps), HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.
Supported audio formats: Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, Auro-3D; There is a built-in Dirac Live acoustic correction technology. All of these new Arcam models support Apple Airplay2, Google Chromecast, Bluetooth with aptX HD, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect, MQA, and UpnP and are Roon Ready certified.