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Harman Professional Solutions announced that its new JBL C221 and C222 two-way ScreenArray cinema loudspeakers using patent-pending Dual Dissimilar Arraying Technology are now shipping in limited quantities, with full availability in May 2018. These next-generation cinema sound loudspeakers deliver the latest JBL technology in a compact and accessible form factor, helping small- and mid-sized cinemas upgrade to improve coverage and smooth sound reproduction at an accessible price point.

Featuring patent-pending Dual Dissimilar Arraying and Acoustic Aperture Technology, the new JBL C221 and C222 cinema sound loudspeakers continue the brand's legacy in the segment, combining a compact design with the latest technology for superior performance and better coverage for raked seating. The JBL 200 Series was designed to offer cinemas an affordable solution for creating the best possible audio experience in small- to mid-sized rooms, improving performance and coverage while dramatically lowering the total cost of ownership.

JBL’s patent-pending Dual Dissimilar Arraying design combines two asymmetric high-frequency drivers in tandem, making it possible to sculpt the geometry of modern cinemas. While traditional configurations require three-way loudspeakers to achieve this level of performance, Dual Dissimilar Arraying creates coverage patterns specifically designed for raked seating in modern cinemas. And with the 200 Series, simultaneously lowers the total costs of ownership of such a system.

The JBL 200 Series also includes Acoustic Aperture Technology that works seamlessly with its low-distortion 15” driver. The integrated Acoustic Apertures create a horn-loading effect, helping to maintain a wide horizontal coverage pattern through the crossover range while improving speech clarity. The result is even coverage of the entire cinema seating area, with extended HF output power and pattern control a full octave in both spectrum extremes, and enhanced mid-range performance for a smooth crossover transition.

JBL C221 and C222 two-way ScreenArray cinema loudspeakers use advanced passive crossovers and DSP in the amplifier, requiring only one amplifier channel per speaker for most of the line.