HARMAN’s JBL Synthesis Introduces SCL-3 and SCL-4 In-Wall and In-Ceiling Loudspeakers at ISE 2016

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – HARMAN’s JBL Synthesis today announced the introduction of the SCL-3 and SCL-4 in-wall and in-ceiling loudspeakers, the first two models from the JBL Synthesis Custom Loudspeakers range. Designed with technologies and components built for the professional market, the SCL-3 and SCL-4 deliver the highest levels of sound performance from a custom in-wall loudspeaker solution.

Both loudspeakers use JBL Professional’s patented D2 compression driver technology with M2-derived HDI (High Definition Imaging) waveguide/horn geometry.  The SCL-3 and SCL-4 are designed as small format, flush-mount loudspeakers and feature integrated enclosures that provide a range of flexible installation options, including in-wall surround, in-wall LCR, and in-ceiling overhead applications. 

“The JBL brand is synonymous with providing the ultimate in cinema sound excellence,” said Jim Garrett, Director of Marketing and Product Development, HARMAN. “The JBL Synthesis SCL-3 and SCL-4 loudspeakers are designed to take advantage of our professional grade loudspeaker technologies, materials and manufacturing processes to bring this same level of quality to the home theater experience.” 

The SCL-3 is a two-way in-wall loudspeaker featuring dual 5¼” (130mm) cast-frame, aluminum cone woofers, configured in a square footprint that can be deployed for in-wall or in-ceiling applications. The loudspeaker uses JBL Professional’s D2409 1-inch (25mm) annular ring compression driver with Teonex® diaphragm and an advanced HDI geometry horn. The SCL-3 provides dispersion of 90 x 60 at 20 kHz and 110 by 90 at 10 kHz providing ultra wide dispersion for a flush mount loudspeaker without the need to aim it during installation. It also includes a back box and bi-wire and bi-amp capable network, using dual gold-plated 5-way binding posts on the rear enclosure and baffle network assembly. The SCL-3 can alternatively be installed without its back box, which allows it go to the restricted depth 2x4-inch applications. 

The SCL-4 is a two-way in-wall loudspeaker that offers superb performance in a low-profile package. It features a 7” (180mm) cast-frame, aluminum woofer and, like the SCL-3, uses JBL Professional’s D2-derived ring compression driver with a Teonex® diaphragm. The SCL-4 provides dispersion of 100 by 100 at 20 kHz and 120 by 120 at 10 kHz providing ultra wide dispersion for a flush mount loudspeaker without the need to aim it during installation. The SCL-4’s rectangular self-contained front baffle system can be mounted with a back box into shallow 2x4-inch depth-restricted applications. 

Designed to provide ultimate performance and the highest level of dispersion from any in-wall loudspeaker, the SCL-3 and SCL-4 are designed to be part of a complete JBL Synthesis home theater system. 

Both models include zero-bezel, magnetically attached, paintable grilles that can discretely integrate into any environment and décor. They can also be installed in a traditional application behind acoustic fabric without grilles. They are offered in matte black finishes. The JBL Synthesis SCL-3 and SCL-4 will be available in April 2016. 

HARMAN ( 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 28,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.5 billion during the 12 months ended December 31, 2015. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.