JBL LSR308: Pro-Level Monitor Speakers for Your Home Studio
With the JBL LSR308 powered studio monitors, JBL has made their patent-pending Image Control Waveguide technology available in an amazingly affordable model! The LSR308 is a bi-amplified monitor with a magnetically shielded 8" woofer and a 1" soft-dome tweeter outfitted with the Image Control Waveguide -- a means of sound dispersement that promises an incredibly wide sweet spot in any room, originally designed for the JBL flagship M2 Master Reference monitors at $20,000 a pair. The Image Control Waveguide controls sound in the vertical and horizontal planes, allowing the engineer or musician to move around freely in front of the monitors without hearing changes in frequency response, even allowing you to accurately discern mic placement. With the LSR308, JBL is bringing this technology, previously reserved only for high-end engineers, to the masses.
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Built for Wide Frequency Response at Any Volume
When you're playing back a mix at low volumes, many monitors lose bass information in the mix, losing accuracy and becoming unusable. JBL has outfitted the LSR308 monitor with their patented slip stream low-frequency port design, which works with the woofer to deliver great bass response, even if you're listening at low levels, using the double-flared shape of the port on the rear of the monitor. The LSR308 uses Class D amplifiers to power the speakers with ample headroom, including an input sensitivity switch on the back of the monitor so you can be sure that you'll never overload it or head into distorted territory.
Options That Match Your Studio
The JBL LSR308 is outfitted with balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs, so you'll never run into a situation where these monitors won't fit. The back panel also features trim switches for the high- and low-frequency response, meaning you can tune them specifically to your room, which makes them some of the most adaptable monitors on the market, fit for any room, from bedroom studios to full-blown professional control rooms.
JBL Means Reliability
Before shipping out any set of LSR308 monitors, JBL runs them through a 100 hour power test, where they must perform at full output for 100 hours without failing. They also test their monitors with LSR -- that is, Linear Spatial Reference -- criteria, taking 72 measurements that make sure these monitors sound right in any room, no matter what. The LSR308 monitors truly have professional standard features with an affordable pricetag that is sweet enough for bedroom recordists.
- JBL's Image Control Waveguide, a unique design ensuring accurate sound imaging in any room
- Bi-amplified 112-watt monitor, with a 56-watt Class D amplifier behind behind the 8" woofer, and a 56-watt amplifier behind the 1" soft-dome tweeter
- LSR design makes sure the monitors sound right in any room
- Patented JBL slip stream low-frequency port design
- Balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs with an input sensitivity switch so the amp never overloads
- Individual trim switches for LF and HF
- Includes US power cord
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