Northridge, CA (October 4, 2010)–JBL Professional has added five loudspeakers to its AE Series (Application Engineered) lineup. The AM7315/64 and AM7315/95 are 3-way, full-range models; the AM7200/64 and AM7200/95 are mid/high models; and the AL7115 is a 15-inch, low-frequency model.
The 3-way AM7315/64 and AM7315/95 can be either biamplified or triamplified, while the 2-way AM7200/64 and AM7200/95 can either be biamplified or operate as a full passive system. The AL7115 low-frequency module is designed to work with the AM7200/64 and AM7200/95 in a low-profile array application where a full-range, 3-way system is desired.
The AE Series 3-way and midrange/high-frequency speakers utilize a host of JBL technologies. All the low-frequency drivers feature JBL’s patented Differential Drive dual-3-inch voice coil and dual-magnetic-gap design, a configuration that reportedly provides high-power output with low distortion and extended bass response.
The AM7315/64, AM7315/95, AM7200/64 and AM7200/95 utilize JBL’s CMCD (Cone Midrange Compression Driver) technology, which combines high efficiency with extended bandwidth both up and down the frequency range to cover the entire vocal range. The 2432H 1.5-inch exit, 3-inch exit CMCD compression driver operates in conjunction with a rotatable Progressive Transition waveguide, which is said to provide precise directivity control. Because the waveguide can be rotated, the loudspeakers can be used horizontally or vertically while maintaining coverage pattern.
The AL7115 low-frequency module is designed to complement the AM7200/64 and AM7200/95 to create a full-range, extended-bass system. Using the JBL PAF-3K planar array frame kit, the AL7115 can be fitted between two AM7200 mid-high loudspeakers to form a low-profile, 3-wide, full-range array. The AL7115 utilizes a JBL 2265H 15-inch Differential Drive transducer to deliver low-frequency output, with more than 800 watts power-handling capability.
“Our new AE Series models round out the line to give system designers more installation options,” stated Jon Sager, director of market development for installed sound, JBL Professional. “All five models utilize the same JBL transducer technology as the 23 AE Series models introduced over the past 12 months. With the introduction of these five models, it’s easier than ever to create the optimum sound-reinforcement configuration for a greater variety of applications.”