A New JBL Powered Bookshelf Speaker Is Unveiled

A New JBL Powered Bookshelf Speaker Is Unveiled

The 4305P is the first powered device in JBL’s consumer Studio Monitor line, and it has a number of unique JBL acoustic innovations as well as a variety of wired and wireless networking options. The 4305P Studio Monitor powered bookshelf loudspeaker system, which incorporates Hi-Res streaming audio and prosumer level connection, was introduced at CES 2022 by JBL, which is part of the Harman Luxury Audio Group.

The 4305P is a fully self-contained active loudspeaker system with 300W RMS total system power, a 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution DAC, and six inputs for a broad range of digital and analogue audio sources. A selectable bass contour adjustment to compensate for acoustic variances in loudspeaker placement and location, as well as a signal-sensing line-level subwoofer output for connection to an external powered subwoofer, are also included.

A built-in streaming engine supports Ethernet, Google Chromecast Built-in, Apple AirPlay 2, and Bluetooth audio for both wired and wireless network audio. In addition to quality wireless audio, the 4305P has asynchronous USB and optical digital inputs, as well as a 3.5mm analogue input. The 4305P adds an analogue input with combination XLR / 6.35mm TRS phono connections and a configurable input sensitivity switch for use with balanced or unbalanced signals, further enhancing its capabilities. This “prosumer-grade” input offers balanced XLR and 6.35 TRS (tip/ring/sleeve) or unbalanced TS (tip/sleeve) connectors, making it ideal for usage in home studio applications for music, film, and podcasting.

JBL Powered Bookshelf Speaker

The 4305P Studio Monitor system has a main and secondary loudspeaker with variable L/R assignment to suit personal preferences. The main loudspeaker has volume, mute, input selection, and Bluetooth connection controls on the front panel, as well as all physical inputs on the back panel. The 4305P comes with a Bluetooth handheld remote control in addition to the front panel controls and can be managed via the Google Home or Apple Airplay ecosystems. The 4305P produces audio resolution up to 96kHz when used with a wireless connection between the main and secondary units. Audio resolution may be increased to 192kHz when tethered with the accompanying 2m Digital Link cable, allowing you to get the most out of available material.

The 4305P can render MQA audio files and is Roon Ready, making it ideal for music lovers. The 4305P, like the bigger Studio Monitor models, uses unique JBL transducer technology to attain levels of acoustic performance not possible with conventional designs. For clean highs and lifelike dynamic capabilities, a 2410H-2 25mm compression driver is connected to a High-Definition Imaging horn. A 133mm cast frame fibre-composite cone woofer with two front-firing tuned ports works in a bass-reflex mode. An inbuilt Class D amplifier powers each of the transducers, supplying 25W to each compression driver and 125W to each woofer for a total system output of 300W RMS. The whole system is then fine-tuned for precision and fineness.

JBL is adding a 90-day trial of high-resolution streaming audio provider Qobuz, as well as a curated playlist of songs that emphasise the outstanding audio available, to enable consumers to fully appreciate the sound quality of their 4305P Studio Monitor system.

The 4305P’s enclosure is made of three-quarter inch MDF with internal bracing and a genuine wood veneer finish in either natural Walnut with a blue grille or Black Walnut with a black grille as the basis for superb sound.

With a retail price of $2,200, the JBL 4305P Studio Monitor will be available in the first quarter of 2022.

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