|HARMAN’s JBL Professional Upgrades Its Popular CBT Series Models with New
ORLANDO, Florida – At InfoComm 2011, HARMAN’s JBL Professional announced the upgrade of its popular CBT
Series (Constant Beamwidth Technology™) column loudspeakers, with the inclusion of new brackets that not only
allow adjustment of up/down tilt, but also allow adjustment of the side-to-side aiming. The new swivel (pan)/ tilt
brackets are packaged with the speakers, allowing increased versatility of aiming adjustment. In addition, grilles on
models CBT 70J-1 and CBT 70JE-1 are thicker and stronger, which make these speakers more robust for use in
temporary special event applications.
JBL also announced optional MTC-CBT-FM flush-mount brackets for close-tothe-
wall mounting of the CBT speakers. The bracket includes a wall piece plus
speaker piece that combine together in a simple drop-in configuration.
“We are delighted to update our CBT lineup with new installation versatility,”
said Rick Kamlet, Senior Marketing Manager for Commercial Installed Sound
at HARMAN’s Loudspeaker Business Unit. “The update to the included
brackets allows pan aiming, while the optional flush-mount brackets allow the
columns to be mounted with their backs flush to the wall for instances requiring
a low profile.”
JBL’s CBT Series column loudspeakers were the first speakers to incorporate
JBL’s newly introduced and patented Constant Beamwidth Technology, using
passive beam-forming components to deliver constant directivity coverage
from a passive column, resulting in consistent frequency response at every
listener location. Another of CBT’s technological firsts is the ability to switch
the vertical coverage pattern of a non-powered speaker with a simple
switch. The CBT 70J-1 model provides asymmetrical vertical coverage,
sending more sound toward the far area of the room than to the near area,
resulting in more consistent SPL levels within the room from front-toback.
CBT models range from an ultra-compact CBT 50LA-1 column all the
way up to the large 2-way, high-fidelity 1000-Watt full-range CBT 70J-1/70JE-1
array, all at a fraction of the cost of powered digitally-steered columns.
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 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and
infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia,
and reported sales of $3.2 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2010. The Company’s shares are
traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.