ANAHEIM, California – At Winter NAMM 2016, JBL Professional by HARMAN is showcasing a new lineup of monitor system controllers designed to enhance the workflow in music recording, post production and broadcast control rooms. Two models and one bundle provide the essential level and source selection controls needed in today’s computer-based production systems. The new controllers are ideal for use with JBL’s successful 3 Series Studio Monitors and can be used with any studio speaker system.
In a compact desktop form factor, the Nano Patch+ serves as the volume control between the output of the production system and a pair of studio monitors. The unit features balanced combo XLR/TRS and stereo mini TRS input connectors, balanced TRS and stereo mini TRS outputs, and an all-passive circuitry for a high-quality signal path. The top panel features a large, comfortable volume control for precise level adjustments and a system mute switch.
The M-Patch 2 stereo controller and switch box can be placed on the desktop and is rack-mountable to provide versatile switching and dedicated level controls for two stereo input sources. Signals are routed to two sets of balanced outputs with A/B selection and selectable stereo-to mono summing. The unit features an integrated headphone output with a dedicated level control.
JBL also announced the Active Speaker Starter Pack as the ideal add-on to JBL 3 Series Studio Monitors. The pack bundles two studio monitor isolation pads with the Nano Patch+ volume controller and four 3-meter male XLR-to-TRS cables. The pack makes it easy to connect a computer audio system to a pair of powered studio monitors, providing a clean monitoring path and volume control for an efficient workflow.
“At JBL we’re dedicated to improving monitoring in all types of work spaces and production control rooms,” said Peter Chaikin, Recording Solutions, HARMAN Professional. “Our new JBL monitor controllers provide essential functionality and a high-quality monitoring path at price points affordable to our broad range of production customers.”
More information on the Nano Patch+ can be found at http://www.jblpro.com/www/products/recording-broadcast/monitor-controllers/nano-patch-plus#.Vp6CrJMrLPB
More information on the M-Patch 2 can be found at http://www.jblpro.com/www/products/recording-broadcast/monitor-controllers/m-patch-2#.Vp6CXZMrLPA
More information on the Active Speaker Starter Pack can be found at http://www.jblpro.com/www/products/recording-broadcast/monitor-controllers/active-speaker-starter-set#.Vp6Cr5MrLPB
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 28,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.4 billion during the 12 months ended September 30, 2015. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.