FROM MOTION PICTURE SOUND TO HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO
Sydney, February 2008 – Following on from the recent introduction of the ES Series, JBL has released three 5.1 theatre packs. The new ES Series utilises technologies employed in the company’s professional recording studio monitors to deliver exceptional sound quality and are available in two attractive finishes to complement any home entertainment system and décor.
JBL ES Series: Elegant Design and Exceptional Performance
To achieve superlative performance, ES Series loudspeakers incorporate a number of advanced JBL technologies, including a polyester-film, ring radiator, ultrahigh-frequency transducer that provides extended frequency response to 40kHz, to deliver open, smooth and detailed highfrequency reproduction with a more natural quality of spaciousness over a wide listening area.
The ultrahigh-frequency transducer is complemented by a titanium-laminate tweeter made from titanium deposited on a lightweight substrate, for exceptional resolution and transient response. The ultrahigh-frequency transducer and tweeter are both mounted in waveguides that deliver the same frequency response off-axis as they do on-axis. They ensure to deliver a smooth and wide sound dispersion of the high frequencies across the listening area
ES Series woofers and midrange drivers feature cones made from JBL’s proprietary PolyPlas™ polymer-coated-cellulose-fibre cone material, which combines the sonic neutrality of paper with the added rigidity and damping of the PolyPlas treatment to attenuate cone resonances, provide a smooth frequency response with faster transients, and allow higher playback levels without distortion. The woofers incorporate a host of additional enhancements, such as JBL’s HeatScape™ motor structure, which provides efficient heat dissipation for accurate driver performance, even during high-volume playback.
All models, including the subwoofers, incorporate JBL’s FreeFlow™-port technology, which utilises a specially shaped bass port that is tuned to the woofer and enclosure for extended low-frequency response and improved efficiency. To ensure maximum clarity, ES Series loudspeakers utilise JBL’s Straight-Line Signal Path™ (SSP) crossover network, which employs a minimum of parts to ensure sonic purity.
JBL’s ES Series models feature high-strength, high-density enclosures, braced and damped to attenuate vibration and unwanted cabinet colorations; in addition, the tapered shape of the enclosures provides additional sonic benefits. All models except the ES150P and ES250P subwoofers are magnetically shielded, and include five-way binding posts to facilitate use with any type of speaker cable. The ES80, ES90 and ES100 also have dual sets of terminals for bi-wiring or bi-amping, if desired.
The ES Series offers a wealth of installation options to accommodate any home theatre or music system. The ES10 compact bookshelf monitor can be mounted on a wall, and is supplied with built in wall-mount brackets to facilitate its use in a wide variety of custom-installation, designer and architectural applications. The ES25C centre channel loudspeaker may be placed on top of or below a TV set or on a shelf, and the ES80, ES90 and ES100 floorstanding towers have an elegantly proportioned, slim profile that enables them to easily fit into a home entertainment system. The 250mm (10-inch), 300-watt ES150P and 300mm (12-inch), 400 watt ES250P subwoofers include a full complement of inputs and controls to achieve optimum low-frequency response in any installation.
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