JBL Professional Adds Two New Models to VP Series Powered Loudspeaker Systems

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, March 15, 2007 ? Expanding on the overwhelming success of its Venue Performance (VP) Series powered loudspeakers, JBL Professional is introducing two new models to the lineup, effectively raising the standard for versatility and power in portable or fixed sound reinforcement applications. The introductions bring the number of total models in the VP Series to eight.

The VP7210/95DP is a powered, 10-inch, two-way integrated loudspeaker system, perfect for spot-fill applications, featuring 1,750 watts of peak output power and onboard digital signal processing. The VP7210/95DP transducers are JBL´s 2260FF 10-inch diameter Differential Drive Woofer and the JBL 2452H-SL compression driver. The high-frequency driver is coupled to a JBL PT-D95HF Progressive Transition? Waveguide for excellent 90 x 50-degree pattern control, smooth frequency response and low distortion. The VP7210/95DP is also easily rotated for horizontal or vertical system orientation.

Designed specifically as a high-impact stage monitor, the VP7212MDP is a powered, 12-inch, two-way integrated loudspeaker system. It features 1,750 watts of peak output power and onboard digital signal processing. The VP7212MDP transducers are JBL´s 2262FF 12-inch diameter Differential Driver woofer and the JBL 2452H-SL compression driver. Like the VP7210/95DP, the high-frequency driver is coupled to a JBL PT-D95HF Progressive Transition Waveguide. The VP7212MDP features a baffle which can be reversed in the field and can be configured for left or right applications.

As with all VP Series models, the VP7210/95DP and VP7212MDP were designed in cooperation with Crown International. The JBL DrivePack® DPC-2 amplifier module features Crown´s Class D digital power amplification circuitry. DBT (Dual-Bridged Technology?) directly links discrete amplifier channel outputs to each voice-coil in the Differential Drive loudspeakers, maximizing electrical power transfer to the transducers for optimum system performance. In addition, these new VP Series models feature robust powder-coasted, die-cast aluminum handles, designed for strength and comfort.

"Since its introduction in early 2006, the JBL Professional VP Series loudspeaker systems have been used in a wide variety of applications, including houses of worship, live performance spaces, themed entertainment venues and corporate learning centers," said Ted Leamy, Vice President of Installed Sound, JBL Professional. "With the addition of the compact VP7210/95DP and VP7212MDP, rental companies and systems integrators can provide even more flexibility, power and performance."

About JBL Professional:

Headquartered in Northridge, California, JBL Professional is the world´s leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of professional loudspeakers for recording and broadcast, musician, cinema, touring sound, commercial sound and contracting applications. JBL Professional is the proud recipient of the 2005 Technical GRAMMY® award. JBL Professional is part of the Harman International network of professional and consumer audio companies. For complete product and company information, go to the JBL Professional website at www.jblpro.com.

About the Harman Pro Group:

The Harman Pro Group (www.harmanpro.com) is the world´s largest provider of professional audio products and system solutions for commercial sound, contracting, tour sound, recording and broadcast, musician, portable PA and cinema applications. The Group is headquartered in Northridge, California and includes industry leaders AKG Acoustics, BSS Audio, Crown International, dbx, DigiTech, JBL Professional, Lexicon, Soundcraft, and Studer. The Group is part of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), a leading supplier of high-quality, high fidelity audio products and infotainment systems for the automotive, home and professional markets.

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