Two-way cinema speaker from JBL
The 3252N is a two-way screen channel cinema loudspeaker system from JBL Professional, cited to be a cost-effective solution for movie soundtrack reproduction in small- to mid-sized auditoriums.
Available as a fully passive system, the speaker is a space-saving, easy-to-install loudspeaker that is suited for cinemas where space and budgets may be limited but where multichannel theatre sound is required. The 3252N measures 1,100mm high by 640mm wide by 450mm deep, and its speaker cable connections are made from the side, a configuration that facilitates easy placement behind a screen.
The 3252N employs a 2414H-C Teonex-diaphragm high-frequency compression driver that operates into a moulded optimised aperture waveguide. Two 15-inch woofers with 2.5-inch aluminium ribbon wire voice coils provide a detailed low-frequency response, whilst its high 103dB sensitivity and can be driven to up to 124dB maximum rated SPL. The loudspeaker ships as a complete unit, and no further assembly is required.
Also new from the manufacturer is the JRX200 Series of portable passive PA loudspeakers – an upgrade from the previous JRX100 series and featuring an improved high-performance compression driver, an updated, more professional appearance and a wealth of additional enhancements.
The four models in the JRX200 line-up comprise the JRX212 12-inch two-way loudspeaker/stage monitor, JRX215 15-inch two-way speaker, JRX225 dual-15-inch two-way speaker and JRX218S 18-inch compact subwoofer.
With the exception of the JRX218S, each model incorporates a JBL 2414H-C 1-inch polymer diaphragm compression driver which is mated to JBL’s Progressive Transition waveguide – providing constant beamwidth and directivity across a 90-degree horizontal and 50-degree vertical coverage pattern.
All JRX200 Series loudspeakers offer sensitivity ranging from 98dB to 100dB SPL, reportedly enabling them to be driven to higher volume levels even with lower-powered amplifiers.
In a further release, the manufacturer also recently introduced extended V5 preset support for additional models of its VTX Series and VerTec line array loudspeakers. Specifically, V5 tunings are intended to enhance the VerTec VT4887A, VT4887 and VT4886 line array loudspeakers and VT4883, VT4882, VT4881A, VT4880 and VT4880A arrayable subwoofers by way of the OmniDriveHD linear phase FIR processing capability of Crown I-Tech HD DSP power amplifiers.
The new V5 presets includes improvements in horizontal coverage due to the use of higher-order asymmetric filters, refined tonal balance consistency across all models and sound quality through the use of arbitrary coefficient FIR phase linearisation.
Lastly, the manufacturer has launched a range of VTX Vertical Transporters – three rolling transporter frames for the VTX Series.