Miramar, FL January 7, 2005—JL Audio enjoys an enviable reputation as a global leader in high-end mobile audio. In 2005, JL Audio expands its offerings by introducing an all-new series of Marine Audio Productsdesigned exclusively for boating and watercraft enthusiasts.
Manville Smith, JL Audio’s V.P. of Marketing says, "JL Audio's mobile audio components have become increasingly popular with builders and customizers in the boating, yachting, and wake-boarding worlds, where they are frequently seen cleverly integrated into bridge, cockpit, and cabin systems. Sensing a need for quality products designed specifically for marine duty, our engineering team meticulously designed JL Audio'snew marine productsto weather the unique challenges of life on the water while preserving the performance qualities that have made JL Audio so successful in land-based products.”
JL Audio’s Marine Audio Productsconsist of loudspeakers, subwoofers and amplifiers. All components are designed using robust materials able to withstand the toughest ocean environments: marine-grade stainless-steel fasteners, powder-coated aluminum amplifier chassis, solid-brass connectors, UV-resistant Centrex™ polymer speaker baskets, and moisture-proof driver diaphragms.
The JL Audio MarineComponent Loudspeakersare full-range two-way systems, available in component and coaxial models, that deliver exceptional fidelity and output for those seeking a superior listening experience.
All systems feature high-efficiency tweeters with neodymium motor systems, 1-inch treated silk domes specially formulated to withstand UV and salt-spray exposure, Ferrofluid-cooled and -damped motors for improved response and power handling, and UV-resistant Centrex® polymer housings. For total installation flexibility, both surface- and flush-mounting tweeter fixtures are included with the component models. Specifically optimized models are available for cockpit panel-mounting and small enclosure mounting (i.e. wakeboard boat tower systems) to ensure superior bass performance in each application. The injection-molded mica-filled, polypropylene- cone woofers are DMA-optimized, long-excursion designs for enhanced output, bass extension and power handling.
The 10-inch M10IB5 MarineSubwooferdelivers the kind of bass that has made
JL Audio famous in the automotive sound arena. This subwoofer will impress boating enthusiasts with its smoothness, balance, and precision. Its ability to perform in infinite-baffle installations, combined with features and materials to ensure long life and uncompromised performance on the water, make it easy to integrate into a variety of mounting locations.
All of JL Audio’s full-range, Marine Amplifiersfeature the company’s Absolute Symmetry™ Class A/B, dual N-Channel MOSFET amplifier circuits for true Class A/B operation, and feature low-distortion performance and power symmetry significantly superior to those of the Class B designs most often used in marine amplifiers. The Monoblock Subwoofer Marine Amplifiersfeature JL Audio's patented Class D topology, which combines outstanding efficiency (less current draw per watt of audio power) with exceptional low-frequency fidelity and control.
Pass-through preamp outputs enable multi-amp setups without splitters or adaptors (except e6450M), while captive-wire, solid-brass power connectors (up to 4 AWG) and speaker connectors (up to 8 AWG) ensure contact integrity. Stainless-steel fastener hardware and an all-aluminum, white-powder-coated chassis ensure top performance and reliable long life in the tough marine environment. Five models are available in a wide variety of power configurations that deliver impressive system-design options.
Manville Smith says, “JL Audio is absolutely focused on delivering serious performance power amplifiers for the marine environment. Our Marine Amplifiers offer sophisticated, well-proven amplifier circuits derived from JL Audio’s award-winning autosound models along with impressive signal-processing capabilities that make it simple to achieve world-class audio quality in any boat.”
The JL Audio Marine Audio Productswill be available during the first and second quarter of 2005.