Anaheim, CA (January 25, 2013)–At NAMM, JBL Professional is introducing the M2 Master Reference Monitor. The largest speaker in JBL’s studio monitor line, the M2 integrates new JBL transducer technologies in a free-standing, 2-way system.
The M2 Master Reference Monitor design includes JBL’s new D2 Compression Driver which uses two annular diaphragms and two voice coils; it is mated with JBL’s new 2216ND Differential Drive 15-inch woofer also with dual voice coils, incorporating a patented wire application that is said to reduce power compression to enable linear output regardless of playback level. The M2 Master Reference Monitor delivers extended in-room response of 20 Hz to 40 kHz, and 123 dB SPL at one meter.
To allow transition between the two drivers, JBL Engineers developed a patent-pending waveguide dubbed “Image Control” that reportedly enables neutral frequency response, both on- and off-axis in the vertical and horizontal planes down to the M2’s 800 Hz crossover point.
Harman’s Crown I-Tech power amplifiers provide more than a kilowatt of clean power to the 2216ND woofer and the D2 high-frequency driver. Digital signal processing in the Crown I-Tech or BSS Soundweb London processor allows the implementation of an crossover and provides the option for storage of eq presets. Harman HiQnet System Architect software allows central control of system calibration and tuning to address non-linearity in the room.
The M2 Master Reference Monitor will be available spring of 2013 in stereo and surround sound configurations from select JBL Professional dealers.