HARMAN INTL : JBL On Stage®* IV and JBL On Stage Micro III Get New Groove, Set the Trend Again with Latest Iconic Docking Stations
10/12/2010| 09:40am US/Eastern
HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), today
announced the release of the JBL On Stage®* Micro IV and JBL
On Stage Micro III iPod®/iPhone® docking
One of the best-known iPod- and iPhone-compatible docks on the market,
the JBL On Stage series sets the tone again with the new JBL On Stage IV
and JBL On Stage Micro III, a new line of iPod and iPhone docking
stations that boast a brand-new industrial design: the Weave. The
original JBL On Stage set the standard for iPod docking stations and has
since gone through four generations while providing the high-performance
sound that music lovers expect from JBL multimedia products. Both of the
new JBL On Stage units are compact and will fit on your desk, in the
kitchen or at the next tailgate party. JBL brings music to your life by
weaving it into your own personal soundtrack.
The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III are both portable iPod
and iPhone docking sound systems for the music fan who takes his or her
music on the go.
The JBL On Stage IV uses four Odyssey®
transducers, emitting rich and clear sound for any environment such as
dorm rooms, backyard patios or the beach. It includes an AC adapter or
can be powered by six AA batteries that will provide up to 16 hours of
With a smaller footprint and a more portable size for a lifestyle on the
go, the JBL On Stage Micro III is equipped with two Odyssey transducers,
delivering amazing bass and clear sound with unparalleled ease. Powered
by an AC adapter or four AAA batteries that will provide up to 24 hours
of continuous play, the JBL On Stage Micro III is the ultimate portable
iPod/iPhone docking sound system. Both units include an IR remote with
fully functioning control from up to 15 feet away.
?Connecting every music lover to their music no matter where they are is
what JBL is all about,? said Christopher M. Dragon, director of Consumer
and Field Marketing, HARMAN International. ?We're excited to unveil a
dramatic new look with the same amazing sound and set the tone again
with our most recent lineup of iPod and iPhone docking stations.?
Both JBL docks are lightweight, extreme space savers, compatible with
most docking iPod and iPhone devices, and both models include the Apple
iPod universal dock adapter. These units also connect directly to
iTunes via USB 2.0 with a Mac or a PC to synchronize the iPod/iPhone
with iTunes. Touch-volume settings and mute controls make for easy
operation, and each dock includes a built-in stereo mini-jack input for
connecting to other digital music players, as well as CD players, gaming
devices, laptops and desktop computers.
Pricing and Availability
The JBL On Stage IV is available in black and has a suggested retail
price of $179.95. For additional information or to purchase, visit: www.jbl.com/onstage4
The JBL On Stage Micro III is available in black and has a suggested
retail price of $119.95. For additional information or to purchase,
Evercharge topology – The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro
III will charge your iPhone or iPod without a computer connection, even
when the system is off.
Odyssey transducers – The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro
III feature aluminum-domed transducers that deliver accurate,
high-frequency response and four octaves of rich mid- to low-frequency
sound – in other words, full-spectrum performance.
Slipstream port design – The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage
Micro III feature proprietary port architecture that optimizes bass
output while minimizing distortion.
AEMS (Advanced Energy Management System) – The JBL On Stage IV
and JBL On Stage Micro III can operate for up to 24 continuous hours at
normal listening levels with six fresh AA batteries and four AAA
batteries, respectively (including NiMH and other rechargeable
batteries). To extend battery life, the two models enter ?sleep? mode in
the absence of an input signal. The system awakens at the previous
volume level automatically with just a touch.
COE (Computer-Optimized Equalization) – The JBL On Stage IV and
JBL On Stage Micro III feature proper equalization, which greatly
improves stereo imaging. The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III
are computer-optimized to provide a rich, complete soundstage.
OCT (Optimized Compression Topology) – The JBL On Stage IV and
JBL On Stage Micro III feature a proprietary compression technology,
ensuring clean, accurate sound at high output levels.
designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment
solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets –
supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, harman kardon, Infinity,
JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The company is admired by audiophiles
across multiple generations and supports leading professional
entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million
automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and
infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people
across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.4 billion
for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2010. The company's shares are
traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.
© 2010 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights
reserved. Infinity, harman kardon, JBL, Lexicon, Mark Levinson and
Odyssey are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated,
registered in the United States and/or other countries. AKG is a
trademark of AKG Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or
other countries. *The trademark On Stage is used with permission of OSA
International, Inc. Apple, iPod, iPhone, iTunes and Mac are trademarks
of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.
iPod/iPhone not included. Features, specifications and appearance are
subject to change without notice.
Tian Lee, 650-762-2957
Tina Leitz, 818-895-3311
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