Northridge, Calif. – Harman’s luxury
audio group upgraded its A/V demonstration facility here, where Harman also
operates its speaker engineering, testing, and listening laboratories.
The Eargle Theater demonstration facility,
named after JBL audio engineer John M. Eargle, features a high-end JBL
Synthesis Everest multichannel home-theater system based around JBL’s Project
Everest DD66000 speakers.
Jim Garrett, senior marketing
manager for the luxury group, called the demo facility a resource for dealers,
systems integrators, other industry professionals and employees “who want to
hear and see the ultimate in what today’s best audio/video components can
The demo facility’s speakers include
three Project Everest DD66000 left, center and right speakers; six S4Ai
surround speakers; and four S1S-EX 18-inch THX Ultra2 subwoofers. The
electronics include a Mark Levinson No.502 media console/surround processor and
seven bridged JBL Synthesis S820 (1×800-watt) amplifiers for the left, center
and right speakers and subwoofers. A JBL Synthesis 7×160-watt amp is used to
power the S4Ai surround speakers, and a JBL Synthesis SDEC-4500 equalizer features
256 bands of adjustable parametric 24-bit/96kHz digital EQ and up to 12 input
and 20 output channels.
Video is handled by a Lumagen
Radiance XE-3D video processor, Digital Projection International Titan 3D
3-chip DLP projector, and a Screen Research 180-inch X-Mask screen. Integrated
A/V control is provided by a Savant automation system. The room design, seating
and acoustical treatment are by Acoustic Innovations.