Harman Luxury Audio announced the debut of the latest additions to its JBL Classic Series.
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JBL’s Classic Series combines a timeless design with modern technology to create a range of loudspeakers and components unlike any other. The electronic components carry on this tradition and join the range of passive and active Classic Series loudspeakers including the iconic L100 Classic. Their retro styling features the same natural walnut wood veneers as the Classic Series loudspeakers along with machined aluminum faceplates and controls, while the latest hi-res digital and analog audio electronics deliver an unmatched listening experience.
The addition of these new models allows music lovers to create a complete Classic Series audio system with the unique combination of retro design and thoroughly modern features and acoustic performance. For listening to CDs and vinyl records, Harman’s CD350 Classic and TT350 Classic put a modern, yet retro spin on CD players and turntables. Supporting CD, CD-R, and CD-RW playback, and FLAC, WAV, MP3, AAC, and WMA file formats, the CD350 Classic combines a robust tray loading mechanism and USB-A input with advanced hi-res digital technology for bit-perfect sound.
The TT350 Classic features a direct drive motor that ensures records are played in perfect time with powerful dynamics at 33.3 rpm for LPs and 45 rpm for EPs and singles. Rotational speeds are locked with a speed sensor for perfect pitch. The turntable’s curved aluminum tonearm features a high-quality moving magnet cartridge pre-installed on a removable head shell for easy replacement and upgrade. Damped and adjustable feet reduce vibration ingress to the record, while allowing for positioning on uneven surfaces.
The TT350 includes a tinted hinged dust cover to match its walnut wood chassis and complete its authentic retro appearance. It is the perfect match for the high-performance phono preamplifier input included with the SA550 and SA750 integrated amplifiers. The SA550 Classic, CD350 Classic, MP350 Classic, and TT350 Classic will be available in the second quarter of 2023 with manufacturer suggested retail prices of $2,000, $700, $800, and $1,000, respectively.
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