HARMAN Luxury Audio Group has announced that it will debut the new JBL 4329P studio monitor powered loudspeaker at HARMAN Explore, being held 4-7 January in the Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas. A self-contained, amplified loudspeaker system, the 4329P combines hi-res streaming audio with extensive wired and wireless connectivity options. At the same time, patented JBL acoustic technologies render sound with incredible accuracy and powerful dynamics, says the maker.

The 4329P includes two speakers, each featuring a patented JBL 2409H 1in compression driver, High-Definition Imaging (HDI) horn, and JW200P-4 8in pure-pulp black paper cone woofer with a cast frame. Each speaker is powered by a 300W amplifier, with 250W delivered to the woofer and 50W to the compression driver. Both are accurately controlled by a sophisticated digital signal processor (DSP) that assures each driver blends to create a dynamic and immersive listening experience.

The speaker system’s integrated streaming engine provides both wired and wireless network audio capabilities via built-in Google Chromecast, Apple AirPlay 2, and Bluetooth 5.3 aptX Adaptive audio. A 24-bit/192KHz high-resolution DAC ensures music comes across with the high fidelity, while MQA technology enables playback of MQA audio files with the sound of the original master recording. The 4329P will be certified as a Roon-ready product for those with extensive music libraries.

In addition to premium wireless audio, the 4329P provides extensive connections for analogue and digital physical sources, including USB, optical, and 3.5mm stereo inputs, and a professional-grade combination XLR / ¼in TRS phono input for use with balanced or unbalanced signals. The 4329P is available in natural walnut or black walnut furniture-grade wood veneer finish options.

The 4329P comes on the heels of the 4305P studio monitor – the smallest and first powered model in the range. The 4305P found itself on several ‘best-of-2022’ lists due to its acoustic performance, connectivity options, ease of use, and unique studio monitor styling, underlines its creator. JBL says the 4329P takes listening to the next level with its step-up compression driver, larger 8in woofer, and twice the amplifier power versus its smaller sibling. These enhancements are designed to deliver effortless dynamics, powerful deep bass response, and crystalline detail that will reveal details not before in favourite recordings. The performance of the 4329P rivals that of much larger and far more expensive passive loudspeakers and does so without the added complexity of outboard components, says the manufacturer.

“With its built-in amplification, DSP, streaming engine, and variety of analogue and digital inputs – all in one complete system – the 4329P studio monitor powered loudspeaker is an extremely versatile solution that opens up a world of possibilities for all music lovers,” says Jim Garrett, Senior Director, Product Strategy and Planning, HARMAN Luxury Audio. “Whether it’s enjoying hi-res streaming from their favourite service or listening to physical sources like turntables and CD players, the 4329P makes it simple for everyone to experience the joy of music exactly how they wish to experience it.”

The 4329P will be available in the second quarter of 2023 with a manufacturer-suggested retail price of $4,500/£3,499/€3,999 per system pair. JBL suggests using the 4329P with the optional JS-80 floor stands to position the 4329P at the ideal listening height. The JS-80 stands are available and sold separately.

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