Leading provider of AV pro audio solutions expands its acclaimed all-weather speaker series with new ultra-compact weather-resistant loudspeaker
InfoComm (Booth #3201), ORLANDO—HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today presented the JBL AWC62 all-weather 2-way coaxial loudspeaker to the U.S. AV industry at InfoComm 2017.
Featuring an ultra-compact and highly weather-resistant design, the AWC62 joins a full lineup of JBL all-weather speakers. The AWC62 provides extraordinary clarity for speech and extended frequency response for music, making it an ideal choice for spot-fill applications at stadiums, racetracks, restaurant patios, hotel lounge areas and other outdoor entertainment environments.
“JBL AWC Series speakers are known for their exceptional fidelity and proven durability, and the new JBL AWC62 loudspeaker has generated tremendous interest since its introduction at ISE,” said Rick Kamlet, Senior Manager, Commercial Loudspeakers, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “The AWC62 combines legendary JBL sound quality and with a low-profile design, making it an excellent choice for a wide range of sports and entertainment venues. We’re excited to introduce our newest and most compact all-weather speaker to our customers at InfoComm 2017.”
Like all AWC speakers, the AWC62 incorporates a coaxial driver for exceptional sound quality with the smallest possible speaker profile. For venues where larger speakers obstruct important views of gameplay or entertainment, the AWC62 offers extremely consistent 110° coverage with high output in a cabinet that measures just 10.2 x 10.2 x 10.1 inches. A unique design with a coaxial 6.5-inch low-frequency driver and 1-inch high-frequency compression driver eliminates high-frequency beaming common among speakers in this class, and extends pattern control to lower frequencies, delivering pristine sound quality with a broad frequency range of 70Hz-18kHz.
The AWC62 is IP56 rated to deliver wide bandwidth, intelligible sound even in harsh environments. Exceptionally reliable for long-term outdoor use, a rugged fiberglass reinforced ABS cabinet and highly treated grille with multi-layer weather backing provide excellent protection from dust, wind and heavy rain. The enclosure is heavily braced for exceptional low-frequency performance, with a Kevlar-reinforced low-frequency cone and a high-temperature voice coil for smooth frequency response.
The AWC62 joins a complete family of powerful outdoor loudspeakers by HARMAN, including larger AWC and AW Series products, as well as WRC- and WRX-treated versions of the JBL AE Series. AWC62 speakers provide 175-watt power handling and are equipped with a 120W 70V/100V multi-tap transformer. Each AWC62 ships with a heavy-duty, weather-capable U-type mounting bracket for easy installation. JBL AWC62 loudspeakers are now available in light gray or black.
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 services supporting the Internet of Things. 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 50 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our 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. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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