April 07, 2011
| by Rachel Cericola
Just yesterday, we were showing off Harman Kardon’s two new speaker packages. Now, one of Harman’s other brands, JBL, has another two sets to make your decision-process that much more cool and confusing.
Both the JBL Cinema 300 (right) and Cinema 500 (below) speaker systems are more affordable, priced at $499 and $699, respectively. Also, both of these sets feature five speakers and an 8-inch, 150-watt subwoofer that looks eerily like Darth Vader’s spare space helmet.
Designed to deliver theater-quality sound at home, both systems are supposedly Harman’s smallest speaker systems to date. Each one boasts a 360-degree soundfield, with JBL’s Weave aesthetics and dual PolyPlas cones in the center channel. The 500 also throws in a lower crossover point in the surrounding satellite speakers via dual 3-inch PolyPlas cones.
The JBL Cinema 300 and the JBL Cinema 500 should be available now, but are currently on backorder on JBL.com.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.