Harman launches JBL CBT1000 loudspeaker


JBL has expanded its Constant Beamwidth Technology (CBT) column array line with the introduction of the CBT1000 loudspeaker at InfoComm 2016.

The passive column array has been designed to offer greater output, deeper bass response (below 40 Hz) and more advanced adjustability of the coverage pattern than previous models.

The CBT1000 full-range cabinet and CBT1000E extension cabinet can provide adjustable vertical pattern selections for aligning the coverage to the geometry of a room. Independent selection of four “pattern up” coverage angles and four “pattern down” coverage angles combine to provide 16 different vertical coverage combinations.

Its asymmetrical settings sends sound towards listeners located at distance to counteract sound level differences between near and far listeners, whilst working to prevent down-fill that doesn’t overpower those close to the speaker. The system’s horizontal gradient waveguide provides tapered coverage to reach the front and rear corners of the room and reducing over-splash.

The CBT1000 comprises of twelve  6½-in high-excursion, low frequency drivers and 24 high-power tweeters to deliver 130dB continuous output with 3000W of power handling for high output applications.