Harman booth tours are always a highlight of CEDIA. The company’s broad array of high-performance audio products are consistent ear-pleasers that deliver engaging audio while remaining grounded in sound science.
Highlights at the booth include the L100 Classic, new subs from Revel, JBL Synthesis architectural speakers, and the latest affordable yet high-performance Stage speakers from JBL (that I’m listening to as I type, BTW).
Revel’s B110V2 and B112V2 powered subwoofers have upgraded drivers and amps plus CI-friendly controls. The B110V2 features a 10″ transducer whereas the B112V2 sports a 12″ cone. The subs both use a 1000 W amplifier that, when combined with the new drivers, results in deep bass with minimized distortion. The Revel B110V2 ($2500) and B112V2 ($3500) ship this Fall.
The new JBL Stage Series is comprised of high-performance speakers at very reasonable prices. I’m currently reviewing a pair of A190 towers ($450/ea) and have found the sound is very impressive and overall the fidelity achieved is above what’s typical for the price point.
Here’s a booth tour covering the speaker products the company brought to San Diego:
Mark Henninger, Senior Editor at AVS Forum