Northridge, CA (February 15, 2006)–To bring the functionality of its new LSR4300 Series studio monitors to an even broader base of recording customers, JBL Professional has announced LSR4300 Control Center Software for the Apple Macintosh OSX platform.
Now all LSR4300 system functions can be controlled from Mac-based digital audio workstations, allowing extensive functionality at the mix position.
JBL LSR4328P Studio Monitor shown with Calibration Microphone and Wireless Remote Control”We designed the LSR4300 Series from the ground up to address the needs of computer-based audio production,” said Peter Chaikin, director of recording and broadcast, JBL Professional. “Now, PC and Mac users alike can enjoy unmatched functionality when controlling the LSR4300 Series from a Mac or PC desktop.”
With networked features for computer users, digital connectivity, and a new automated version of JBL Professional’s RMC Room Mode Correction system, the LSR4300 Series integrates seamlessly with computer production systems while overcoming room-related problems that have plagued engineers and project studios.
LSR4300 Control Center Software for Macintosh OSXThe JBL Professional LSR4326P (powered six-inch two-way system) and the LSR4328P (powered eight-inch two-way system) are the first studio monitors to include the Harman HiQnet network protocol that enables system-wide intelligence and allows all speakers to be centrally controlled from the mix position by computer or supplied remote control. The new Macintosh software provides control of volume, input source selection, solo, mute, and EQ, for all networked speakers, removing the need to purchase an outboard speaker controller. Additionally, LSR4300 Control Center Software for Macintosh allows the user to create custom EQ presets, store and recall system configurations and view settings of the RMC system.
JBL believes that computer users will be pleased with the inclusion of the LSR4300’s on-board input switching that allows the user to monitor a range of analog and digital playback sources. Each speaker includes 24-bit, 96kHz AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital inputs to interface with computer audio interfaces, playback sources and processors.
A tri-color meter display on the speaker’s front panel indicates system output and a compliment of illuminated controls provides access to all user functions including EQ, SOLO, Input selection volume and RMC calibration. When networked, the front panel of any speaker controls all speakers in the system.
“The transition to computer production has created the need for digital connectivity and ancillary hardware,” said Chaikin. “We engineered the LSR4300 Series to address the needs of the computer recording customer. With next generation RMC(tm) Room Mode Correction, the LSR4300 Series delivers exceptional accuracy at the mix position in any room.”
JBL LSR4328P and LSR4326P Series Studio Monitors are available in pair packs that include an accessory kit containing LSR4300 Control Center Software, a calibration microphone, remote control, USB and network cables. Current LSR4300 owners can download Macintosh software from the JBL Professional website: www.jblpro.com/LSR. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the LSR4326P 6″ system with accessory kit is $1,399 per pair. MSRP for the LSR4328P 8″ system with accessory kit is $1,699 per pair.
Harman Pro Group