|JBL Professional Introduces Two Ultra-High-Power ScreenArray® Systems For
3D Cinema Venues
| LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Continuing to provide cinema exhibition venues with unprecedented audio performance and
advanced technology, JBL is introducing the ScreenArray® 5742 4-way and 5732 3-way ultra-high-power
loudspeaker systems, designed to compliment the large-format 3D visual experience.
Both new ScreenArray speakers features a 150-Watt, 4-inch titanium diaphragm high-frequency compression driver
on JBL’s patented Optimized Aperture waveguide, featuring Screen Spreading Compensation™. The larger 5742
system features a quad mid-range array of four 8-inch Differential Drive® cone midrange drivers, providing 1,400
Watts of smooth coverage, coupled with a dual 18-inch SVG™ Super Vented Gap, low-frequency section providing
1,600 Watts of high power output with minimum distortion.
The 5732 ScreenArray model features a 700-Watt, dual cone midrange, and a dual 15-inch, 1,200-Watt lowfrequency
section. This system provides significant power in a compact system for the headroom required in postproduction
venues as well as cinemas worldwide.
JBL has been awarded three U.S. patents for it’s ScreenArray cinema
loudspeaker technology, and both of the new systems include all of the
patented ScreenArray design innovations integrated into a system that
provides superior coverage, maximum power handling, and uniform power
output with extremely low distortion. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences presented JBL engineers with Technical Achievement Award
“for the engineering and design of filtered line array and screen spreading
compensation as applied to motion picture loudspeaker systems.” This
same technology is actively employed in the new 5742 and 5732
ScreenArray systems to provide ideal power response and directivity
control with seamless transition between acoustic sections. Both systems
employ complex crossover elements implemented actively within the
amplifier processing, while the ultra high power 5742 System is a four-way,
quad amplified system, the 5732 is a tri-amplified system.
“The new 4-way, ultra-high-power ScreenArray system builds on the
success of the revolutionary ScreenArray line of cinema loudspeakers,”
said Chuck Goodsell, Director of Cinema, JBL Professional. “This new
creative advancement in cinema sound technology is intended to enhance
the 3D visual effects in large-format cinemas.”
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