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JBL Ships First Soundbar

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 2×50-watt amp. The 8-inch down-firing
subwoofer is driven by a 100-watt amp.

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.

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

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.

system’s frequency response is 42Hz to 20kHz (-3dB).