Harman recently announced the launch of new products this fall across three divisions: home entertainment, multimedia and mobile/in-car.
For music enthusiasts and home theater buffs, the Harman Kardon division debuts new products, upgraded technologies, and refreshed designs. The HD 990 CD player and HK 990 integrated amplifier offer power and precision. In addition, the Harman Kardon line brings something new to the home theater market with the release of a new home loudspeaker system: the HKTS 60, designed with new flat-panel driver technology and a new waveguide-equipped tweeter, pumps out reportedly distortion-free sound. And for 3-D television owners, Harman Kardon engineers have equipped the AVR 2600, AVR 3600 and AVR 7550HD receivers with 1.4a v 3-D upgrades.
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You can learn more about Harman products by reading our articles, including the Harman Kardon BDP 1 Blu-ray player review by Adrienne Maxwell, the Harman Kardon HK 3390 stereo reciever review, and the JBL ES80 floorstanding loudspeakers review. You can learn more about the individual brands by visiting our Harman Kardon and JBL brand pages.
Also new to home entertainment systems: movie buffs can look forward to the release of the new JBL Studio 1 Series loudspeakers. Comprised of four speakers, the series has the new JBL Weave design. Sold separately, the loudspeakers can be combined to personalize the cinematic home theater or music experience.
In multimedia, Harman's JBL division is releasing two new additions to the JBL On Stage family for the music lover on the go. These iPhone/iPod docking stations feature powerful audio performance under the new Weave industrial design. The JBL On Stage Micro III dock utilizes dual Odyssey transducers. And weighing in at just under a pound, it makes for easy traveling. For a more substantial portable dock, the JBL On Stage IV system comes with two additional transducers. Both operate on AC or battery power.
JBL engineers also present new mobile products this fall, introducing new in-car audio products. Thanks to two new amplifiers, the MS-A1004 and MS-A5001, and a wireless bass control, the MS-WBC, factory-installed car stereos can now be equipped with JBL. Both MS-A amplifiers are designed to improve your regular car stereo and feature digital signal processing for control and easy setup. The MS-WBC works with MS amps to adjust crossover.
The suggested MSRPs are:
HK 990 $2,599
HD 990 $699
HKTS 60 $1,199
AVR 2600 $799
AVR 3600 $1,199
AVR 7550 HD $2,999
Studio 120c center channel loudspeaker $199
Studio 130 bookshelf loudspeaker $359
Studio 180 floorstanding loudspeaker $419
Studio 190 floorstanding loudspeaker $539
On Stage IV $179.95
On Stage Micro III $119.95