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Harman Debuts New JBL Classic Series Integrated Amp, Streaming Media Player, CD Player, and Turntable1/5/23
Harman Luxury Audio Group has debuted the latest additions to its JBL Classic Series at Harman Explore, being held Jan. 4-7 at the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas. Harman also unveiled the new SA550 Classic integrated amplifier, MP350 Classic streaming media player, CD350 Classic CD player, and TT350 Classic turntable.
JBL’s Classic Series combines a timeless design with modern technology to create a unique range of loudspeakers and components. The electronic components released today carry on this tradition and join the range of passive and active Classic Series loudspeakers, including the iconic L100 Classic. Inspired by the JBL SA600 amplifier from the 1960s and the SA750 integrated amplifier introduced to celebrate JBL’s 75th anniversary in 2021, 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, thoroughly modern features, and acoustic performance.
Harman’s SA550 Classic integrated amplifier and MP350 Classic music player make it simple for users to stream music services and personal libraries from their smartphones and tablets. Featuring an advanced Class G amplifier topology with high power output and the latest Bluetooth AptX Adaptive technology for hi-res wireless audio and low latency, the SA550 Classic can be paired with mobile devices right out of the box for instant high-quality music. Once connected to a home network via Wi-Fi or Ethernet, the Roon-ready MP350 Classic music player allows listeners to enjoy music directly from Spotify Connect and Tidal Connect, as well as a host of additional music services via the Google Chromecast or Apple Airplay ecosystems. Both components render digital audio using a reference hi-res DAC with time domain jitter elimination.
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.
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