Las Vegas, NV (March 27, 2017)—JBL Professional has unveiled its new JBL 200 Series two-way ScreenArray cinema loudspeakers, intended for small and mid-sized cinemas.
The boxes feature patent-pending Dual Dissimilar Arraying and Acoustic Aperture Technology; the Dual Dissimilar Arraying design combines two asymmetric high-frequency drivers in tandem, making it possible to sculpt the geometry of modern cinemas (i.e. the coverage pattern is designed for raked seating in modern cinemas). JBL states that while such coverage typically requires three boxes, the 200 series can provide the same coverage with two.
The JBL 200 Series also includes Acoustic Aperture Technology with a 15” driver. The integrated Acoustic Apertures create a horn-loading effect, intended to maintain a wide horizontal coverage pattern through the crossover range while improving speech clarity. The C211 and C221 use same HF driver as 7-Series Studio Monitors, and due to advanced passive crossovers and DSP in the amplifier, usually only one amplifier channel is required per speaker for most of the line.
The JBL C211 will begin shipping in May 2017, and the remaining 200 Series ScreenArray loudspeaker models will be available in Summer, 2017.