JBL Synthesis

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Founded in the 1930s by James B Lansing, this LA-based pan-global loudspeaker designer and manufacturer has had a hand in many of the major developments and events in broadcast sound since the dawn of talking pictures. The first cinema sound systems carried the name; Woodstock listened through JBLs; classic studio monitors like the L100 'Century' (4310) played midwife to many of the most memorable recordings of 1970s. In 1989 JBLs were installed at the HQ of The Directors Guild of America and in 1992, JBL created the first elite
Synthesis® sound systems for custom installation. The new Synthesis systems and JBL's esoteric 'Project' hi-fi speakers represent the experience and innovation of seven decades.

Synthesis electronic components employ the most advanced signal processors, equalizers and amplifiers to create the most realistic listening experience possible – in rooms of any size. Intelligent THX®-certified surround sound processors automatically configure themselves to optimize the impact of any CD, DVD or satellite signal. JBL’s patented Logic 7® matrixing system uses proprietary digital algorithms to improve the accuracy and timing of the signals arriving at center channel and surround sound speakers, creating a larger, more nearly perfect 360-degree soundscape. SDEC digital equalization, tuned on site by an audio expert, precisely calibrates your system’s frequency response for the acoustical realities of your listening area. And high-current, ultrawide-bandwidth amplifiers ensure faithful reproduction of both explosive special effects and ethereal musical interludes.

Factory Calibration Services

The factory authorized calibration service charge offered to dealers by JBL Synthesis includes the following services:

  1. Calibrated system will meet or exceed the SMPTE specifications for frequency response.
  2. All calibrations are performed using the Harman Audio Test System (HATS) Acoustical Calibration System.
  3. Each calibrated system receives a placard suitable for wall hanging as a Certified JBL Synthesis Calibrated Theatre.

System Design & Custom Configuration

High Performance Audio/Video (HPAV) works in partnership with JBL Synthesis dealers to simplify the system specification process. The same sales and field services specialists that have designed systems for the top music and movie professionals will customize your very own system quote. This value-added service is offered to JBL Synthesis dealers to assure the fine tuning of system configurations for the best possible result

Contact us to find out which JBL system will suit your needs. Trimira offers a complete design, installation and programming service.

 

JBL Synthesis One Array   JBL Synthesis K2   JBL Synthesis Everest
   
The JBL Synthesis® One Array system pairs a dual 8-inch SAM2LF low frequency speaker module with a SAM1HF mid/HF module to create a bi-amplified LCR speaker system capable of generating clean frequencies from 80Hz to 40kHz. The SAM1HF and SAM2LF modules can be installed horizontally into a wall or joined together vertically for installation either in-wall or freestanding on the floor. The SAM1HF’s titanium ultra-high frequency compression driver and aluminium high frequency compression driver are mounted in SonoGlass® constant directivity horns ensuring exceptional directional and tonal accuracy. The SAM2LF, with two 200mm (8”) aluminium sub-bass drivers, can be mounted below or to the side of a SAM1HF. For side and rear channel duties four S4Ai THX® certified dipolar surround loudspeakers are employed, each using dual 8” LF drivers and dual 2” horn loaded titanium HF drivers. All sub bass and LFE information is handled by two S1S-EX THX® certified subwoofers, each housing an 18” sub bass driver. Power and control are provided by four separate amplifiers: two S820 stereo power amplifiers generating a combined output of up to 1600 watts into an 8 ohm load; a single S7165 (7x165W) amplifier and one S5165 (5x165W) amplifier. Precision high definition AV routing, room equalisation, speaker calibration and system control are all achieved via a combination of the SDP40HD AV Processor and SDEC4500 12 channel input /20 channel output Digital Equalisation System. Each Synthesis® One Array system is calibrated on site precisely to match room acoustics. The procedure involves the use of eight separate microphones to ensure that the sound at every listening position is optimised. Min Room Size: 43m³; Max Room Size: 708m³   An uncompromising entertainment system for listening rooms of up to 75,000 cubic feet, the Synthesis K2 home theatre system is so named for its use of the internationally acclaimed JBL K2 S9900 loudspeaker in the critical front left centre and right positions. One of the most refined and spectacular speakers ever created by JBL, the K2 S9900 speaker features Magnesium and Beryllium mid and high frequency compression drivers coupled to dedicated bi-radial horns. High frequencies are reproduced to beyond 40 kHz, while a massive 15-inch woofer reaches below 40Hz. Surround information is channelled to six S4Ai dipole ambient surround speakers, each with dual 2-inch high-frequency and dual 8-inch mid-bass drivers. The S4Ai s low profile cabinet design and flush mount grille allows each speaker to be mounted either on or inside a wall for the most discreet installation. To deliver thunderous sub-bass and LFE frequencies four S1S-EX 18-inch, 800-watt subwoofers are employed. In all, the Synthesis K2 home theatre system comprises thirteen exceptionally refined loudspeakers, driven and controlled by the SDP40HD processor/controller, SDEC4500 digital equalizer and no fewer than ten S820 amplifiers. Synthesis K2 delivers up to 8,000 watts of power and achieves sound-pressure levels as high as 105dBA without distortion, making it one of the most powerful and refined systems ever developed for residential use. Each Synthesis® K2 system is calibrated on site precisely to match room acoustics. The procedure involves the use of eight separate microphones to ensure that the sound at every listening position is optimised. Min Room Size: 71m³; Max Room Size: 2,124m³.   JBL’s ultimate home theatre sound system comprises three identical DD66000EB Everest II 'Project' loudspeakers for the left, centre, right channels; eight SK2-3300 dual 10" three-way LCR monitors in the side and rear, and four S1S-EX subwoofers, each housing an 18” sub bass driver. To drive and control all fifteen channels no fewer than eleven individual power amplifiers are employed. Each S820 power amplifier is bridgeable to provide 800 watts of power into an 8 ohm load. Precision high-definition AV routing, room equalisation, speaker calibration and system control are all achieved via a combination of the SDP40HD AV Processor and SDEC4500 12 channel input/20 channel output Digital Equalisation System. Each Synthesis® Everest system is calibrated on site precisely to match room acoustics. The procedure involves the use of eight separate microphones to ensure that the sound at every listening position is perfectly optimised. Min Room Size: 99m³; Max Room Size: 2,832 m³
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S7165   S5165   S820
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The S7165 is a 7 x 160 watt power amplifier that has been designed and crafted to provide the user with a high level of sonic performance. Special attention has been paid to minimize the number of components in the audio signal path, resulting in extremely low distortion, excellent transient response and wide dynamic range.

Synthesis® products set new benchmarks in audio technology, and, when used as part of a complete JBL Synthesis system, will bring the ambience and acoustics of some of the world’s greatest concert halls and theaters into your home. The JBL Synthesis S7165 power amplifier features the following:

  • Multichannel Operation
  • High Power Capability
  • Auto Turn-On and Power-Sequencing Circuitry
  • Quiet Fan Cooling
  • Comprehensive and Isolated Circuit Protection
  • Balanced and Single-Ended Inputs
 

The S5165 is a 5 x 160 watt power amplifier that has been designed and crafted to provide the user with a high level of sonic performance. Special attention has been paid to minimize the number of components in the audio signal path, resulting in extremely low distortion, excellent transient response and wide dynamic range.

Synthesis® products set new benchmarks in audio technology, and, when used as part of a complete JBL Synthesis system, will bring the ambience and acoustics of some of the world’s greatest concert halls and theaters into your home. The JBL Synthesis S5165 power amplifier features the following:

  • Multichannel Operation
  • High Power Capability
  • Auto Turn-On and Power-Sequencing Circuitry
  • Quiet Fan Cooling
  • Comprehensive and Isolated Circuit Protection
  • Balanced and Single-Ended Inputs
 

The S820 is a 2 x 200 watt power amplifier that has been designed and crafted to provide the user with a high level of sonic performance. Special attention has been paid to minimize the number of components in the audio signal path, resulting in extremely low distortion, excellent transient response and wide dynamic range.

Synthesis® products set new benchmarks in audio technology, and, when used as part of a complete JBL Synthesis system, will bring the ambience and acoustics of some of the world’s greatest concert halls and theaters into your home. The JBL Synthesis S820 power amplifier features the following:

  • Multichannel Operation
  • High Power Capability
  • Auto Turn-On and Power-Sequencing Circuitry
  • Quiet Fan Cooling
  • Comprehensive and Isolated Circuit Protection
  • Balanced and Single-Ended Inputs
RRP $84,995   RRP $84,995   RRP $84,995
 
SDP45
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SDP-45: ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE, DEFINED

Designed for those seeking the ultimate in audio and video performance, the JBL Synthesis® SDP-45 surround processor/controller provides the highest level of sonic performance available while offering pristine video with flawless HDMI® switching. With 24-bit/192kHz A/D and D/A converters and two 32-bit floating-point DSP engines, there is no shortage of processing power for decoding the latest lossless audio.

Featuring eight HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs, extensive analog and digital audio inputs and outputs, and a USB connector to provide computer sound-card functionality, the SDP-45 is perfectly suited for complex home theater systems and even includes an independent second audio zone.

HDMI technology offers uncompressed multichannel sound both from Blu-ray™ players and from popular computer-based sources that can provide high-resolution audio. The choice of processors for HDMI audio is critical, since audible artifacts resulting from digital “jitter” are common. The SDP-45 solves the problem by providing a completely asynchronous signal path from its A/D converters and all digital inputs, allowing the outputs to be completely buffered and internally clocked to a very stable crystal oscillator. This sophisticated approach provides sonic clarity and a lack of “grit” that truly reveals the potential of today’s uncompressed Blu-ray and high-resolution digital sources, and it optimizes legacy analog sources.

The broadcast-quality HDMI switcher provides smooth audio and video switching, can pass digital video up to 1080p, 12-bit, and is compatible with 3D video formats.

OVERVIEW

• 7.1-channel digital surround processor
• Dolby® TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio™ decoding
• 8 HDMI inputs, 2 HDMI outputs
• 9 digital inputs, plus USB 2.0 type B for sound-card functionality
• 8 pairs of analog inputs and both balanced and unbalanced analog outputs
• RS-232 and Ethernet control capability
• Includes rack ears and fastener hardware (requires 3 rack spaces without feet)
• Dimensions (H x W x D): 6.3" x 17" x 15.5" (16cm x 43.2cm x 39.4cm)
• Weight: 24 lb (10.9kg) 

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The JBL Synthesis® SDEC-3000 Digital Equalizer's Main Features Include: 

  • Digital Audio Signal Processor
  • 8-Channel Input, 8-Channel Output
  • More than 250-Band Parametric EQ
  • Speaker Distance-Time-Correction
  • Screen-Compensation
  • Ethernet Controlled

Fully balanced SDEC EQ is now possible with the S3000XLRIC from input to output when using the SDP40HD and the S820 or S7165 amplifiers with balanced connections on XLR and Phoenix terminals. Main Features for the S3000XLRIC Include:

  • Phoenix to XLR, Phoenix to mini-mono trigger adaptor
  • Each wire is numbered for easy installation
  • Specially designed for Synthesis® systems
  • Low-noise quad wire with full braid shield
  • Eight Input Interconnects, Seven Output Interconnects
  • One Subwoofer Dual Output Interconnect
  • One Screw Down Phoenix to DIN Trigger adaptor
  • Three DIN cables

 

1500 Array   880 Array   SK2-3300
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The 1500 Array is a potent subwoofer capable of heart-stopping deep bass. It incorporates a powerful W1500H 380mm (15") bass driver with 100mm (4") copper edgewound voice coil and a dedicated 1000-watt Class D digital power amplifier mounted in a trapezoidal enclosure.

JBL Project Array floorstanding loudspeakers employ advanced Aquaplas-treated high-frequency transducers and titanium-diaphragm ultrahigh-frequency drivers in an extremely dense and rigid freestanding horn. The unconventional look of the horn assembly produces an equally unconventional sound: brilliantly clean highs – into the ethereal realm of 40kHz – delivered directly to a listener's ears. Coupled with a fast mid- to high-frequency compression driver in the time–honored JBL Professional tradition, Project Array brings a new level of dimensional accuracy to the tonal and dynamic realism JBL is justly famous for.

Available in Black Gloss Wood Grain Finish

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To deliver extraordinary sonic performance in the finest home theater and music systems, JBL® Project ArrayTM models utilize technologies directly derived from the company’s flagship K2® Series loudspeakers and professional recording studio monitors.

Project Array models include the 1400 Array, 1000 Array and 800 Array floorstanding loudspeakers; the 880 Array center channel loudspeaker; and the 1500 Array powered subwoofer with built-in 1000-watt amplifier.

The 880 Array employs a vertically mounted Bi-Radial® compression driver flanked by dual woofers to deliver articulate reproduction of dialogue and effects, and to provide a seamless sonic blend when multiple Project Array loudspeakers are used in a surround sound home theater system.

Available in Black Gloss Wood Grain Finish

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The SK2-3300 is a compact 3-way high-performance LCR loudspeaker built upon the same technology used in the acclaimed Project K2S9900, one of the most advanced and sophisticated loudspeakers in the world today. A 3-inch beryllium diaphragm compression driver mated to a 100° x 60° Bi-Radial® horn delivers high-frequencies with lifelike dynamics and startling realism while an ultra-high frequency 1-inch beryllium diaphragm compression driver with a 60° x 30° Bi-Radial horn recreates critical air and spaciousness. Two 10-inch Aqua-Plas™-coated woofers each with dual 3-inch edge-wound voice coils, Neodymium motor structures and cast aluminum frames add serious punch and depth to the already potent combination of HF and UHF horns to reproduce music and movie soundtracks with the lowest distortion and flattest frequency response possible. The SK2-3300 can be used either as an LCR loudspeaker or as the companion center channel to the Project K2 S9900 or Project Everest DD66000.

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SAM3HA   SAM3VA   S4A1
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The SAM3HA 3-way LCR horizontal loudspeaker represents the synthesis of everything that JBL® has learned about the emotional power of audio and video in 60 years of preeminence in the field. It sets new benchmarks in the use of high technology and provides you with the experience of being in some of the world’s greatest movie houses and concert halls, right at home!

Main Features:

ULTRAHIGH-FREQUENCY COMPRESSION DRIVER: 1" (25mm) Pure-titanium compression driver with aluminum edge-wound voice coil and 2" (51mm) neodymium motor assembly, mounted in a constant-directivity horn for extended high-frequency response to exceed SACD™ and DVD-Audio specifications.

HIGH-POWER COMPRESSION HORN: Horns are commonplace in movie theaters across the world, because of their high power handling and well-defined high-frequency output. The horns employed in SAM3 have very low distortion, and a well-controlled directivity, to put the dialogue at the center of the screen and the effects all around you.

ACCURATE MID-BASS DRIVERS: The 6-1/2" (165mm) mid-bass drivers incorporate many of JBL’s patented technologies – such as Symmetrical Field Geometry™ (SFG), Symmetrical Inductance Modulation (SIM) and Vented Gap Cooling™ (VGC) – as well as unique cone and dome materials, to provide tight, smooth midrange sound without harshness, stridency or listener fatigue.

 

The SAM3VA 3-way LCR vertical loudspeaker represents the synthesis of everything that JBL® has learned about the emotional power of audio and video in 60 years of preeminence in the field. It sets new benchmarks in the use of high technology and provides you with the experience of being in some of the world’s greatest movie houses and concert halls, right at home!

Main Features:

ULTRAHIGH-FREQUENCY COMPRESSION DRIVER: 1" (25mm) Pure-titanium compression driver with aluminum edge-wound voice coil and 2" (51mm) neodymium motor assembly, mounted in a constant-directivity horn for extended high-frequency response to exceed SACD™ and DVD-Audio specifications.

HIGH-POWER COMPRESSION HORNS: Horns are commonplace in movie theaters across the world, because of their high power handling and well-defined high-frequency output. The horns employed in SAM3 have very low distortion and a well-controlled directivity to put the dialogue at the center of the screen and the effects all around you.

ACCURATE MID-BASS DRIVERS: The 6-1/2" (165mm) mid-bass drivers incorporate many of JBL’s patented technologies – such as Symmetrical Field Geometry™ (SFG), Symmetrical Inductance Modulation (SIM) and Vented Gap Cooling™ (VGC) – as well as unique cone and dome materials, to provide tight, smooth midrange sound without harshness, stridency or listener fatigue.

 

From the industry leader in loudspeakers comes the problem-solving S4Ai multipurpose surround loudspeaker. It fits into standard-construction 2" x 4" stud walls with a grille that mounts flush to the wall surface, ensuring that even the toughest-to-please designers will love its look. Choose between dipole or bipole mode for a spectacular cinematic experience. Switch over to your favorite music mode and the S4Ai turns into a direct-radiating 2-way 8" speaker. For smaller installations, where 7-channel sound is important but you don’t have the space, the S4Ai can be dual-driven to provide both side and rear channels from one position in the room. The S4Ai can be used with any of the JBL Synthesis Series systems.

Main Features

  • THX Ultra2™-Certified Dipole Surround Loudspeaker
  • Installer-Configurable to 8" 3-Way Dipole Operation
  • Auto-Switchable to Direct-Radiating Pattern Using 12-Volt Trigger (Default Operation is Diffuse/Cinema)
  • Single or Dual Drive Capability; Horizontal or Vertical Orientation; 90° Rotatable Mid/High Array for Use In-Wall or In-Ceiling
  • Fits Completely Flush in a Standard 4" Depth Wall or Ceiling
  • Factory Configured in 8" 3-Way Bipole Operational Mode
  • Integrated One-Piece Back Box
  • Retrofit (S4RFB) and New Construction (S4PCB) Bracket Available

 

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P52OWS   S1S-EX   S2S
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The Performance Series P52OWS wall-mountable monopole, bipole and dipole configurations offer optimum surround sound in any home theater system, with any film or music recording, and delivers accurate performance with dramatically reduced distortion for incredibly lifelike sound. In addition, the Performance P520WS provides the unique ability to reproduce two discrete channels from one loudspeaker, perfect for upgrading to 7-channels using only five or six loudspeakers. The P520WS is also ideal for commercial or home applications where a single-point stereo loudspeaker is desired. Available in a black finish.   

S1S-EX Key Features Include:

18-inch THX Ultra2 Certified Subwoofer

THX Certified

18" Poron-fiber-cone, Cast-frame Woofer

Vertical or Horizontal Orientation

Industrial Cabinetry

Front Ported Enclosure for Easy Installation as Built-in

 

S2S Key Features Include:

15-inch THX Certified Subwoofer

15" Poron-fiber-cone, Cast-frame Woofer

Black Ash Semi Gloss Finish

Front Ported Enclosure for Easy Installation as Freestanding or Built-in

Vertical or Horizontal Orientation

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