Harman Multimedia introduced two new sets of speakers this week, the JBL Encounter 5.1 and JBL Encounter 2.1, both featuring high powered subwoofers and the 5.1 also has self-powered satellite speakers. According to Harman:
JBL Encounter 5.1 and JBL Encounter 2.1 will be available in November 2003 and December 2003, respectively, online and through national retailers. The speakers are priced at a suggested retail price of US$399.95 for the JBL Encounter 5.1 system, and US$299.95 for the JBL Encounter 2.1 system. You can find more information on the speakers at the JBL-Encounter Web site.
The JBL Encounter 5.1 system comprises 4 self-powered satellites, a clip-on or freestanding center channel and a tremendously powerful subwoofer for performance to match the needs of todayis gamers and movie buffs. JBL Encounter is also available in a 2.1 system for music enthusiasts.
Harman Multimediais JBL Encounter employs a powerful amplified subwoofer, self-powered satellite speakers and an innovative center channel clip-on speaker for a truly astounding audio experience. The subwoofer delivers 200 watts of power through Harman Multimediais own APG Slipstream port design, and leverages a proprietary Emperor transducer for full, window-rattling bass. JBL Encounter 5.1is optimized 50-watt Quad Odyssey I center channel and Dual Warrior satellites deliver uncolored mids, highs and center channel dialogue for consummate sound quality. Further, the JBL Encounter audio system utilizes a special interconnect technology for effortless user control over volume, treble and subwoofer levels with a minimum of desktop clutter.