The legendary American firm JBLone of the undisputed world leaders in speaker systems for home and professional applications, has just announced the market launch of the model 4305Pa set made up of two studio monitors with extremely compact dimensions that provide extreme flexibility by incorporating both the amplification electronics like a streamer. Constructed from MDF panels and featuring the beautiful natural wood finish that characterizes JBL’s most exclusive speaker ranges, each of the two speakers that make up the 4305P uses a bass-reflex acoustic configuration (with double front port) 2-way and 2 speakers entirely developed by the Californian firm, specifically a tweeter with a 25 mm Teonex diaphragm loaded into a sophisticated horn with HDI geometry and a “midwoofer” with a black paper pulp cone from 130mm.
Both transducers are excited by dedicated electronics configured in Class D that add up to a total of 150 continuous watts (25 for the tweeter and 125 for the “midwoofer”), which allows the new JBL to exhibit a frequency response curve that ranges from 45 to 25,000 Hz, a record very remarkable for such a compact speaker system, which is accompanied by a spectacular dynamics and spatial presentation, thanks to the use of technologies and materials imported from the professional division of the Californian firm. But the 4305P system provides even more, as a result of the integration of a “Hi-Res” streamer which allows access to a wide range of music content thanks to its compatibility with Google Chromecast, Apple AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth 5.1. A D/A conversion chip with 24-bit/192 kHz technology ensures, together with precise DSP management, a robust transmission of a wide spectrum of audio signals (DSD via PCM included), being possible bind the two units that make up the 4305P both via a physical digital link (up to 24 bits/192 kHz) and wirelessly (up to 24 bits/96 kHz).
The extreme flexibility of the new set of mini studio monitors from JBL is also perceived in its “classic” connectivity, with balanced audio inputs, for 3.5 mm plug, optical digital and asynchronous USB-B plus a subwoofer output. To this we must add a switch to tune the bass level and another to adjust the sensitivity of the balanced inputs, both options that allow the user to optimally integrate any external source into the 4305P. Finally, let us point out that the new JBL incorporates a volume control and a source selector on its front panel, to facilitate its management on the fly, which can also be done with the remote control supplied as standard or from a mobile device via MusicLife app.