LONDON, United Kingdom – At PLASA 2012, HARMAN’s JBL Professional is showing its STX800 Series portable
loudspeakers, designed to bridge the gap between lighter-duty portable PA speakers and full-size tour sound
systems. The six STX800 passive loudspeaker models combine exceptional sound quality with rugged, travelfriendly
construction, extreme power handling capability and integration with Crown’s VRack amplifier V5 level
processing and HARMAN JBL HiQnet Performance Manager™ software.
The JBL STX800 Series models include: the 12-inch, 2-way STX812M; the 15-inch, 2-way STX815M; the dual 15-
inch, 2-way STX825; the dual 15-inch, slot-loaded 3-way STX835; the 18-inch STX818S subwoofer; and the dual
18-inch STX828S subwoofer.
JBL STX800 Series loudspeakers utilize proprietary JBL high-power-handling drivers that deliver extremely low
distortion and precision waveguides for accurate pattern control. STX800 Series enclosures are designed for easy
handling, durability and are conveniently sized to be truck pack-friendly allowing for the maximum usage of cargo
space which lowers transportation costs and reduces their carbon footprint.
“We know that ‘performance’ encompasses much more than just specs. Total Performance is a design principle we
embrace that embodies every characteristic of the product; spectral balance, ergonomics, practicality, extreme
power handling, versatility and appearance are all factors that make a substantial difference in the real world of
professional audio.” said Richard Ruse, Senior Director of Global Sales, JBL Professional. “STX800 speakers are
ideal as a simple, high density ground stack sound system and are perfect for regional sound and A/V Rental
companies, touring bands and professional mobile DJ’s. With their M10 suspension points they also function as a
cost effective install speaker for night clubs, theaters and churches and are also an affordable, professional
extension to a full-size tour sound system when used as side-fills and floor monitors.”
The STX812M and STX815M can be used either as a floor monitor, on a tri-pod stand or over a subwoofer. Both
feature a 70 x 70 degree waveguide for precise, focused coverage. With its wide frequency range and broad 90 x
50-degree coverage angle, the STX825 is ideal for bands or DJs as their primary PA, as a side-fill speaker on a
concert stage or as an installed speaker in a dance club or
JBL’s slot-loaded STX835 is intended for full-range use in standalone
applications or in high-performance environments as a ground stack
passive top box. The STX835 is designed to be placed over the
STX828 subwoofer, and its horn-loaded mid and high-frequency 60 x
40-degree waveguides allow two STX835’s to be splayed for wideangle
coverage over a large area. All STX800 loudspeakers can be
operated either full-range or bi-amplified.
Though compact, the STX818S subwoofer can deliver 1,000 watts of
continuous pink noise power handling and comes equipped with a topmounted
M20 pole mount. For applications requiring massive amounts
of bass, the STX828S’s dual 18-inch drivers handle 2,000 watts of
continuous pink noise, 4kW program and 8kW peak.
To deliver their standard-setting performance, STX800 Series loudspeakers employ the company’s most advanced
technologies, including JBL’s patented CMCD™ Cone Midrange Compression Driver that provides ultra-low
midrange distortion, increased sensitivity, extended bandwidth and improved phase coherence. High frequencies
are handled by either a 2432H 3-inch or 2453H 4-inch titanium-diaphragm, neodymium-magnet compression
driver, operating in conjunction with JBL’s patented Progressive Transition (PT) waveguides which offer constant
directivity and smooth frequency response over a wide area. STX800 Series woofers feature the latest evolution of
JBL’s Vented Gap Cooling: Super Vented Gap Technology, which provides more efficient heat dissipation for
higher power-handling capability with minimal dynamic compression.
JBL STX800 Series loudspeakers offer versatile installation options. All models (except the subwoofers) incorporate
M10 suspension points. Optional wheel kits are available for the STX818S and STX828S subwoofers. STX800 Series
models are made from top-quality birch/poplar plywood covered in JBL’s resilient DuraFlex™ material, and have roadtough
14-gauge steel grilles lined with acoustically transparent cloth.
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 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for
the fiscal year ended
June 30, 2012.