HARMAN’s JBL Synthesis Introduces SCL-2 Ultra-High Performance In-Wall Loudspeaker at ISE 2017

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ISE (Stand #1-N90), AMSTERDAM — HARMAN’s JBL Synthesis today announced the introduction of the SCL-2 in-wall loudspeaker. Utilizing proprietary and patented D2 compression driver and High-Definition Imaging (HDI™) waveguide technologies and components, the SCL-2 joins the SCL-3 and SCL-4 in the Synthesis Custom Loudspeaker range to deliver the highest levels of sound performance from an in-wall loudspeaker solution. 

 The SCL-2 is designed with a 2.5-way, triple 8-inch (200mm) driver configuration for low-frequency extension with high output capability and powerful dynamics. A D2415K dual voice coil, dual 1.5-inch (38mm) annular ring diaphragm Teonex® compression driver with advanced HDI geometry horn works in conjunction with powerful cast-frame, 8-inch (200mm) Advanced Aluminum Matrix cone woofers with low distortion motor structures.

The loudspeaker’s 5.5-inch (140mm)-deep enclosure fits standard wall construction applications and features a Sonoglass™ precision molded baffle assembly with integrated HDI waveguide/horn, and a zero-bezel, magnetically-attached grille.

 The loudspeaker’s enclosure can be oriented with the horn closer to the top or bottom, or on its side for center channel or reduced height applications. SCL-2 systems can be mixed and matched with other SCL speakers or any JBL Synthesis loudspeakers.

 “We’re expanding the successful SCL range with our most powerful in-wall model ever,” said Jim Garrett, Director of Marketing and Product Management, HARMAN. “The SCL-2 is designed to take advantage of our professional grade loudspeaker technologies, materials and manufacturing processes to bring JBL’s authentic cinema sound quality to the home theater experience.” 

 Designed to provide ultimate performance and the highest levels of dynamics from any in-wall loudspeaker, the SCL-2 can discretely integrate into any environment and décor. They can also be installed in a traditional application behind acoustic fabric or woven/perforated video screens without installing the grilles. They feature a discrete matte black baffle, HDI waveguide, and transducers, with a paintable white grille. The JBL Synthesis SCL-2 will be available in Spring 2017 at $6,000/ea US retail.


 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 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $7.2 billion during the 12 months ended December 31, 2016. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.


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