- Compact Home Theater Speaker Packages Combine Elegant Styling With Superb Sound Quality and Flexible Installation Options -

8 January 2007


WOODBURY, NY - JBL today announced it will begin shipping its JBL Cinema Sound CS6100 and CS480 compact 5.1 -channel home theater loudspeaker packages in January 2007. Both systems combine an all -new, distinctively elegant design with exceptional sound quality and installation flexibility.

Paul Bente, president of the Home Products Division of the Harman Consumer Group, pointed out: "The JBL Cinema Sound CS6100 and CS480 represent a completely new design approach for the company; one that's a total departure from anything we've done in the past, and points to what consumers can expect from JBL in the future. Equally important, both systems deliver the natural, musically accurate, high -resolution sound that is the hallmark of every JBL product."

JBL CS6100 and CS480: Beautiful Design, Superlative Performance

The JBL Cinema Sound CS6100 and CS480 both include four wall -mountable satellite speakers and a wall -mountable center channel speaker. The CS6100 also features a 10 -inch, 150 -watt subwoofer, and the CS480 includes an 8 -inch, 125 -watt subwoofer. Both systems are supplied with wall -mount brackets for the satellites and center channel, in addition to all necessary cables.

The CS6100 and CS480 systems are designed to integrate beautifully into any multichannel home theater system and décor. The satellites and center channel are striking and unique in appearance, with sleek, curved and tapered enclosures finished in high -gloss black, accented by black grilles, and chrome tops and end caps. The subwoofers feature a metallic -silver and high -gloss -black finish that perfectly matches the loudspeakers. The slim, contemporary design of the loudspeakers makes them ideal for use in any home entertainment system, especially those based around ultrathin rear -projection TVs and flat -panel displays.

Both systems offer versatile installation flexibility. The satellites and center channel are supplied with both omnidirectional and fixed wall -mount brackets, and the satellites can be wall -, shelf - or stand -mounted for optimum positioning. The satellites and center channel are also compatible with popular mounting hardware from third -party manufacturers. The subwoofers are compact, facilitating easy integration into any room, yet provide powerful and musically accurate bass.

The satellites in the CS6100, and the center channel in both systems, incorporate a 3/4 -inch tweeter and dual high -output 3 -1/2 -inch woofers. The CS480 satellites have a 3/4 -inch tweeter and a 3 -1/2 -inch woofer. The CS6100 subwoofer features a high -excursion 10 -inch woofer and 150 -watt amplifier, and the CS480 subwoofer includes an 8 -inch woofer and 125 -watt amplifier. The CS6100 and CS480 utilize high -quality drivers and components, such as titanium -laminate tweeters that operate in conjunction with JBL's exclusive Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal™ (EOS) waveguide, and PolyPlas™ woofers. Both systems deliver dynamic, enveloping surround sound with a smooth, natural tonal balance, wide frequency response and exceptional resolution.

The JBL Cinema Sound CS6100 home theater loudspeaker system will be available in January 2007 at a suggested retail price of $1,099. The CS480 system will be available in January 2007 at a suggested retail price of $799.

The Harman Consumer Group (HCG) is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a wide range of high -fidelity loudspeakers, audio and video components, and multimedia systems for use in homes and automobiles, and with computers. The group's brands include JBL, Infinity, Harman Kardon, Mark Levinson, Revel, Audioaccess and Lexicon.

HCG is a division of Harman International Industries, Incorporated. Harman International (www.harman.com) is a leading manufacturer of high -quality, high -fidelity audio products and electronic systems for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. The company's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "HAR."

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For additional information, contact:
Frank Doris
FM Public Relations
631 -385 -1304 ext. 402
frank.doris@fm -group.net

JBL is a registered trademark, and Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal and PolyPlas are trademarks, of Harman International Industries, Incorporated.

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