JBL, Inc., today announced the introduction of its JBL® On Air WEM-1 Wireless Expansion Module, an innovative home entertainment solution that adds wireless capability to any loudspeaker.
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September 4, 2008 - For Immediate Release
WOODBURY, NY - At CEDIA Expo 2008, JBL, Inc., today announced the introduction of its JBL® On Air WEM -1 Wireless Expansion Module, an innovative home entertainment solution that adds wireless capability to any loudspeaker.
The WEM -1 eliminates the need to run speaker wires across a room or through walls, floors or ceilings. It includes a transmitter unit that connects to an audio source, a receiver/amplifier module that connects to a pair of speakers, a remote control and accessories.
The JBL WEM -1 enables a consumer to add surround speakers to a home theater system without running speaker wires from the audio/video receiver to the speakers. It can connect to a laptop or desktop computer to easily distribute a listener's music library to anywhere in the home. The WEM -1 is also ideal for use with an iPod or other portable music player, or in many other applications where high -quality sound is desired but installing speaker wires is impractical.
The WEM -1 utilizes the 2.4GHz frequency range and four selectable channels to ensure interference -free transmission, and has an operating range of up to 70 feet. The WEM -1's compact transmitter unit connects to an audio source via its RCA audio jacks, and includes a 3.5mm mini -jack adapter for connection to the audio output of a computer or portable audio device. The transmitter also features speaker -level inputs for connection to an A/V or stereo receiver's speaker outputs.
In addition to its speaker terminals, the receiver/amplifier module has a subwoofer output that enables connected speakers to be used as part of a 2.1 -channel satellite/subwoofer audio system. The module includes a built -in high -performance 50 -watt -per -channel amplifier to deliver clear, full -range sound even in larger rooms. The receiver/amplifier module offers five equalization curves that are tailored for use with selected JBL loudspeakers, including the JBL Control NOW™ speaker and other models; it also provides an unequalized bypass setting.
In addition, the receiver/amplifier module features a local input, allowing the user to directly connect a portable device, gaming system or other audio source to it. Using the remote control, the WEM -1 can switch between main and local audio sources. For example, a user may choose between listening to music from an A/V receiver in the main home theater room or listening to a portable music player connected to the receiver/amplifier module at the remote location.
Adding to its installation versatility, the WEM -1 is supplied with wall -mount brackets for the transmitter unit and the receiver/amplifier module, and a stand for mounting the receiver/amplifier module in a vertical position.
The JBL On Air WEM -1 Wireless Expansion Module will be available in September 2008 at a suggested retail price of $359.
About JBL, Inc.
JBL is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com). Harman International designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, and maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, employing more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG®, Audioaccess®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NYSE: HAR."
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