Stamford, Conn. - JBL is shipping its first soundbar, the $599-suggested Cinema SB 300 with included wireless subwoofer.
soundbar incorporates Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 decoding and Dolby Virtual
Speaker technology to deliver virtual surround sound from the bar's two-channel
driver complement. For each channel, the bar uses dual 2-inch midrange drivers
and a single 1-inch tweeter, all driven by a 2x50-watt amp. The 8-inch down-firing
subwoofer is driven by a 100-watt amp.
The bar measures 3.6 inches by 45.75 inches by 3 inches and features the front-panel weave design adopted by JBL in other in-room speakers. Inputs consist of analog RCA inputs and a digital Toslink optical input that receives Dolby Digital and DTS streams.
Because it can be mounted on the wall or on a table with included hardware, the bar features a two-position EQ switch.
Other features include top-mounted controls, auto power on, and IR remote that controls power, volume and audio-input selection.
The subwoofer is shaped like a trapezoid on each of four sides and is capped by a weave-style dome. It features volume, crossover and phase controls and measures 19 inches by 14.25 inches by 14.25 inches.
The system's frequency response is 42Hz to 20kHz (-3dB).