Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
JBL introduces LSR2300 studio monitors at NAMM
At the Winter NAMM 2009, JBL Professional introduced the new LSR2300 Series studio monitor system, which affordable and professional monitoring for the more modestly sized computer-based studio environments. The LSR2300 Series includes: the LSR2328P, a biamplified, 160W, 8in monitor; the LSR2325P, a biamplified, 85W, 5in monitor; and the LSR2310SP, a powered 10in subwoofer with an integrated 180W amplifier.
In developing the LSR2300 Series, JBL applied the same stringent linear spatial reference criteria used in the design of the acclaimed LSR6300 and LSR4300 Series. The 70 measurements involved enable JBL to engineer a system that produces greater accuracy at the mix position. A trademark of LSR2300 design is the large waveguide and the elliptical tweeter aperture that work in conjunction with a 1in silk-substrate high-frequency transducer for high-quality imaging and frequency response.
The need for high-quality audio for HDTV requires both extended low-frequency performance and high dynamic range. To address this, JBL engineered new long-excursion, low-frequency transducers with high-flux motors and a custom-tuned port that work in concert to produce deep, accurate low-frequency response. The LSR2328P 8in model provides low-frequency extension to 37Hz; the LSR2325P 5ijn model to 43Hz; and the LSR2310SP subwoofer provides performance below 29Hz.
Additionally, each model in the LSR2300 line uses high-sensitivity transducers and has careful attention paid to the thermal properties at the design stage; thus, the low-frequency port doubles as a means of cooling the amplifier output. All three models survived the torturous JBL power test in which the system is required to play at full-rated output for 100 hours before becoming a production-ready design.
All models include balanced XLR, 1/4in, and unbalanced RCA inputs for flexible connectivity. The LSR2310SP subwoofer includes a two-channel bass management system with selectable crossover settings and balanced outputs for integration of the sub into any system. LSR2325P and LSR2328P enclosures include mounting points and are reinforced for safe wall-mounting. Transducers in all models are self-shielded to allow use in close proximity to magnetically sensitive equipment.
For more information, visit www.jblpro.com/catalog/General/ProductFamily.aspx?FId=73&MId=5.