New York (August 15, 2007)– The JBL Story – 60 Years of Audio Innovation, a new book by the late John Eargle, has been released. Distributed by Hal Leonard Corporation, The JBL Story offers a historical perspective on the people and products that have made the company one of the most recognized audio brands in the world.
The JBL Story features full-color photos, historical advertisements and hundreds of diagrams and images, many taken from JBL’s archives. Topics include stories behind the development of innovative applications for consumer products, as well as systems installations for stadiums, tour sound, movie theaters, recording studios and houses of worship. Additionally, the book covers the engineers and colorful record producers, musicians and technicians who have used and contributed to the company’s products over the years. The foreword was written by legendary guitarist Les Paul.
A key figure in JBL history himself, Eargle wrote eight books covering various topics in professional audio. Having completed the book only a few months before his death this past spring, Eargle noted, “Since James B. Lansing founded the company in 1946, JBL has provided groundbreaking solutions for virtually every loudspeaker application. These achievements, however, did not occur overnight. The story of the individuals responsible for JBL’s contributions over the past 60 years is as informative as it is entertaining, and I hope it will prove useful to anyone with an interest in loudspeakers and audio technology.”
The JBL Story – 60 Years of Audio Innovation
336 pages, full-color, 8.5″ x 11″, softcover with flapped covers.