JBL Professional to launch AWC all-weather loudspeakers10 December 2012
The newly developed AWC Series of compact, all-weather loudspeaker systems from JBL is designed to suit applications including racetracks, school stadia, theme parks, fairgrounds, skating rinks, swimming facilities and arenas.
The AWC82 is an 8in, two-way coaxial speaker with compression-driver high frequency, wide 120 x 120º coverage, and 250W power handling. The AWC129 is a 12in, two-way coaxial speaker, also with compression-driver high frequency, focused 90 x 90º coverage and 400 Watts of power handling.
Both speakers can be operated as direct low-impedance (8 ohm) or on a 70V or 100V distributed line via built-in 200W low-saturation, multi-tap transformers.
Components feature Kevlar-reinforced low-frequency drivers and high-frequency compression drivers with a unique patented design and high temperature polymer diaphragm for high output levels with low distortion. The systems – which are IP-56 outdoor rated – feature enclosures in light gray or black, but which are paintable to match the requirements of the application.
Rick Kamlet, senior marketing manager, commercial installed sound at JBL Professional, says: “The high power 8in and 12in low-frequency drivers, derived from JBL’s Control 328 and Control 322 high power, large format in-ceiling systems, combined with a new generation of compression driver, utilise the internally contoured pole piece and the entire driver cone to form a large diameter waveguide for the high frequencies. Those factors, along with high-slope crossovers, provide exceptionally consistent pattern control from a very compact system. These coaxial drivers allow these speakers to be extremely compact while really packing a punch in both sound level and audio quality.”