Studio Monitor Couples Modern Acoustics With Retro Design

JBL brings its acoustic experience and expertise to bear on the studio monitor category with the introduction of the JBL 4349 Studio Monitor. This studio monitor features the patented JBL D2415K dual 1.5-inch driver mated to a large-format, High-Definition Imaging (HDI) horn and features a 12-inch cast-frame, Pure-pulp woofer cone. The resulting 2-way design is a triumph for sound reproduction and an affirmation of Harman’s capacity to deliver professional, studio-grade performance for discerning consumers.

High-frequency and Ultra High-frequency attenuator controls on the JBL 4349 Studio Monitor allow sound to be tailored to the specific environment and listener preference.
High-frequency and Ultra High-frequency attenuator controls on the JBL 4349 Studio Monitor allow sound to be tailored to the specific environment and listener preference.

Designed and engineered in Northridge, Calif., JBL’s High-Definition Imaging (HDI) horn geometry is the result of decades of research into the nuance of horn design. Resulting from this pedigree, the JBL 4349 Studio Monitor delivers high-frequency detail, uniform directivity for smooth in-room response, neutral frequency response both on- and off-axis and seamless transition between the high and low frequency drivers.

JBL D2415K compression driver features a pair of lightweight, polymer, annular diaphragms that improve high-frequency extension by reducing diaphragm mass. The V-shaped geometry of the annular diaphragm reduces breakup modes, eliminates time smear and reduces distortion resulting in dynamics with accurate reproduction and a lack of power compression.

A 12-inch woofer on the new JBL 4349 Studio Monitor ensures high output with low distortion. The 3-inch long-throw voice coil in conjunction with dual opposing spider dampers guarantee output with reduced distortion. A Pure-pulp cone provides a rigid diaphragm and helps to eliminate breakup modes ensuring proper pistonic motion throughout the operating band.

High-frequency and Ultra High-frequency attenuator controls on the JBL 4349 Studio Monitor allow sound to be tailored to the specific environment and listener preference. These controls manage a crossover network design that features air-core inductors, cast wire-wound resistors and low-ESR metallized film capacitors in a multi-cap configuration. 

The JBL 4349 Studio Monitor sports a classic JBL monitor design with a blue baffle and is finished in a choice of Walnut or Black Walnut furniture-grade satin wood veneers. A blue (Walnut) or black (Black Walnut) cloth grille completes the appearance. Dual sets of gold-plated binding posts provide a secure connection and offer a choice of single-ended or bi-wire/bi-amplified connections. The enclosure is braced with 1-inch thick walls to provide a solid acoustic foundation and incorporates a bass reflex design with dual front-firing, computer-optimized flared ports.

The perfect accessory to the JBL 4349 is the JS-120 floor stands. The JS-120 floor stands provide dedicated support and place the monitor loudspeakers in an optimal position for listening. The low-profile stands angle the loudspeakers rearward, enhancing frequency response, imaging, sound staging and detail.

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