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JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III Set the Trend Again with Iconic Docking Stations

Pressmeddelande   •   Sep 21, 2010 13:34 CEST

JBL On Stage®* IV and JBL On Stage Micro III Get New Groove, Set the Trend Again with Latest Iconic Docking Stations

Mini iPod and iPhone Docks Feature New, Dynamic ‘Weave’ Industrial Design with Beloved, Legendary JBL Sound

HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NSYE: HAR), has announced the release of the JBL On Stage® Micro IV and JBL On Stage Micro III iPod/iPhone docking stations.

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. The JBL On Stage IV includes an AC adapter or can be powered by six AA batteries that will provide up to 16 hours of normal play.

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 4.5 meters away.

‘Connecting every music lover to their music no matter where they are is what JBL is all about’, said Thijs Linthorst, general manager, HARMAN International EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Asia), Russia and India. ‘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 synchronise the iPod/iPhone with iTunes. Touch-volume settings and mute controls make for easy operation, and they include a built-in stereo mini-jack input for connecting to other digital music players, CD players, gaming devices, laptops and desktop computers.

Pricing and Availability
The JBL On Stage IV is available in black or white and has a suggested retail price of €179. The JBL On Stage Micro III is available in black or white and has a suggested retail price of €119. Both will be available in October 2010 at www.jbl.com

Additional Features
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 aluminium-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 optimises bass output while minimising 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 four fresh AAA batteries (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-Optimised Equalisation) – The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III feature proper equalisation, which greatly improves stereo imaging. The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III are computer-optimised to provide a rich, complete soundstage.

OCT (Optimised 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.

For specifications and pictures see attached documents

For more information contact:

Susanne Willerup
susanne.willerup@harman.com
+45 26 40 26 41 

For product information contact:

Denmark
Søren Majlund
soren.majlund@harman.com
+45 40 63 24 34

Sweden
Joakim Malm
joakim.malm@harman.com
+46 (0)70 430 49 44

Norway
Frank Bruun
Frank@Harman-neby.no
+ 47 90 05 12 26

Finland
Peter Winqvist
peter.winqvist@harman.com
+358 405 371 072

About HARMAN
HARMAN (www.harman.com) 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. Becker, BSS, Crown, dbx, DigiTech, harman kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon, Mark Levinson, Odyssey, Revel and Soundcraft 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. Studer is a trademark of Studer Professional Audio GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries. Apple, iPod, iPhone and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. *The trademark On Stage is used with permission of OSA International, Inc.iPod/iPhone not included. Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

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