HARMAN’s JBL Professional AW (All Weather) Series Loudspeakers Provide High Output and Intelligibility for Outdoor Applications

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – HARMAN’s JBL Professional recently introduced its AW (All Weather) Series: a family of high-power, lightweight, 2-way, full-range loudspeaker systems. The AW Series is part of JBL’s AE Series, a versatile family of loudspeakers designed for a wide variety of applications.

The JBL AW Series features five different loudspeaker models: the AW295, AW266, AW526, AW595, and AW566. The loudspeakers are comprised of JBL’s Differential Drive® dual voice coil and dual magnetic gap low-frequency 12- and 15- inch woofers, and 2432H high-frequency 38mm (1.5 inch) exit, 75mm (3 inch) voice coil compression driver. The large-format Progressive Transition waveguides provide excellent high-frequency coverage patterns. The waveguides are rotatable so the loudspeaker system can be used in either a vertical or horizontal orientation.

The enclosures are constructed of multilayer glass composite and are heavily braced to maximize low-frequency performance. The 14-gauge stainless steel grille, backed with open cell foam and stainless steel mesh, provides excellent protection in the harshest environments.

The AW Series speakers are equipped with a 400W 70/100V transformer. A heavy-duty stainless steel U-type mounting bracket is included.

“The AW Series loudspeakers are ideal for use in outdoor applications that include sports facilities, themed entertainment venues, outdoor entertainment centers, cruise ships and water parks,” said Jon Sager, Senior Manager, Installed Sound, JBL Professional. “These loudspeakers deliver the same high output and intelligibility for which the AE Series is known, with the added benefit of being able to perform in extreme
weather conditions.”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,500 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.0 billion for twelve months ending September 30, 2011.