New from Harman is the JBL PRX800W high-powered portable PA system, featuring wireless control and sophisticated DSP, allowing live sound professionals and musicians to set up and configure a system right from a mobile tablet.

According to JBL, the lightweight PRX800W is the first PA system in its class to offer complete wireless control. The PRX Connect mobile App for iOS and Android connects wirelessly to each unit in the system simultaneously, providing full control over the DSP built in to each speaker.

With control over 8-band parametric EQ, speaker delay, mute, gain and more, PRX Connect has been optimised to allow live sound professionals to achieve the perfect sound for their performances, faster than ever before.

Users can walk around the venue during sound check and fine-tune the speakers for optimal sound quality, while PRX Connect works to make it easy to configure shows offline and save presets for fast future setup.

The system features integrated 1500W Class-D power amplification, patented JBL Differential Drive woofer technology to reduce magnet mass while increasing power handling and offers updated tuning, delivering flat frequency response and smooth off-axis behaviour.

The all-wood cabinets feature durable tongue-in-groove joints, a DuraFlex protective finish and dent-resistant 16-gauge steel grilles.

JBL is keen to point out that the PRX800W systems undergo a stringent testing regimen, including a 100-hour ‘torture test’ to ensure peak performance in any real-world environment. T

PRX800W’s redesigned Crown input panel offers XLR, 1/in and RCA inputs plus XLR loop-through and professional outputs to provide plenty of options for input sources and routing. dbx Type IV limiting eases the system back to a safe level when any frequency band is in limit, ensuring that the sound is accurate and uncompressed, even at very high volumes over long periods of time.

An intelligent variable-speed fan cools the system only as needed, and PRX800W systems can be scaled by adding additional speakers, also offering seamless integration with other JBL powered PA systems.

The JBL PRX800W series is available this month and the PRX Connect App will be available via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store at some point in August 2016.

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