JBL Delivers Industry Leading Acoustics With HDI Series Loudspeaker Range

Posted on 23rd January, 2020

JBL Delivers Industry Leading Acoustics With HDI Series Loudspeaker Range

Veterans in speaker design and iconic brand JBL is sure to set new benchmarks with its imminent release of the HDI Series of loudspeakers.

If you recall, we got a preview of the JBL HDI 1600 mini-monitors at the UK Hi-Fi Show Live 2019 in Ascot. Now we have the full details.

The range is said to be “a showcase of JBL's industry-leading acoustics technologies, delivering unrivalled performance in combination with elegant cabinetry and a modern design aesthetic.”

JBL HDI speakers

The foundation of HDI's range is JBL's patented High-Definition Imaging waveguide technology coupled with the patented 2410H-2 high-frequency compression driver. Typical of the JBL sound, this combination delivers realistic dynamics, lifelike imaging, and that “you are there” presence for music and movies alike, says the company.

HDI woofers feature Advanced Aluminum Matrix cones and take advantage of core JBL engineering techniques for very high output with low distortion. 

The HDI enclosures are heavily braced with the curved cabinet shape offering a modern design with no visible fasteners and magnetically attached grilles. There's a choice of premium finish options including painted high-gloss black, satin walnut wood veneer, and satin grey oak wood veneer. 

JBL HDI speakers

JBL says its new HDI Series is the embodiment of the modern JBL high-performance loudspeaker.

Jim Garrett, Senior Director, Product Strategy and Planning, Harman Luxury Audio, told StereoNET:

The HDI Series leverages some of our most advanced JBL technologies and acoustic performance capabilities to deliver a premium music and home theatre experience. The professional-grade compression drivers and HDI waveguides provide incredibly realistic dynamics and lifelike imaging that makes music and movies come alive.

JBL HDI speakers

Price and availability

The HDI Series is said to start shipping very soon; however, we're awaiting a confirmed in-store date.

That said, we do know that UK retail pricing is £3,999/pair for the flagship HDI-3800 floorstanding loudspeaker, £2,999/pair for the HDI-3600 floorstanding loudspeaker, £1,499/pair for the HDI-1600 bookshelf loudspeaker, £1,399/each for the HDI-4500 centre channel loudspeaker, and £2,499/each for the HDI-1200P powered subwoofer. 

For more information, visit JBL.


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