JBL Professional Delivers Unrivalled Control and Low Cost of Ownership with New Intellivox 380 Series Loudspeakers

January 22, 2015

NORTHRIDGE, California – Building on its industry-leading line of Intellivox loudspeakers, HARMAN’s JBL Professional is introducing the new Intellivox 380 Series. The DC380, DS380 and DSX380 offer unmatched control, complex room coverage capabilities, and pinpoint steerability, making them ideal for applications where intelligibility and accuracy are critical.

“The Intellivox 380 Series fills an important point between the Intellivox 280 and 430 models, providing an optimal combination of control and size that fits the requirements of many of our customer’s venues,” said Rick Kamlet, Senior Manager, Commercial Sound, JBL Professional. “Two of the 380 Series models offer our industry-leading DDS complex beam shaping technology, and all of the models provide very precise resolution in parametric-type beam ‘steering’ capabilities.”

The flagship model in the Intellivox 380 Series is the DSX380, which features complex room-molding DDS Beam Shaping. This technology molds the coverage to match the requirements of rooms that have multi-faceted listening planes, while providing not only consistent SPL but also consistent frequency response throughout the listening space. In addition to its ability to deliver clear and intelligible speech the DSX380 units also feature extended HF bandwidth, so they sound great with music especially when you add a subwoofer. The DS380 also features DDS Beam Shaping, with a longer acoustic array length.

The DC380 offers parametric DDC Beam Steering technology and is ideal for speech applications in rooms with a less complex listening plane. Both the Opening Angle and Aiming Angle are adjustable in very fine 0.1 degree increments. This is the highest aiming resolution available on the market, allowing these speakers to meet the exact aiming and coverage requirements of the space, for best direct to reverberant performance.

Typical throw distance for the 380 Series models is 45 meters (150 feet). Idle power consumption is very low at 0.5A @ 115V, providing lower cost of ownership for a facility and greatly reducing the size requirements for UPS systems, when required.

All units include a 16-channel amp/DSP module and eight presets that can be recalled and/or locked for security purposes. Each model has two inputs each with a 4-band parametric EQ, volume control and delay. Output processing includes an 8-band parametric EQ, volume control and delay. An ambient noise-sensing microphone and control software are built-in, as are redundant internal monitoring features to ensure reliability. Featuring the smallest depth and width footprint in the industry, Intellivox 380 Series models are especially thin and unobtrusive, and can be easily recessed into walls.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment 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 approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.


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