JBL Launches Five Dolby Atmos Soundbars

JBL has updated its signature soundbar range with five new models for 2023, all with 3D and Dolby Atmos sound, and three with truly wireless, detachable rear speakers.

The Bar series was launched across the Tasman last week, when A/V trade site Channel News rated the 1000 model 9/10:

Harman are global leaders in the design and manufacture of sound gear, from their top end audiophile JBL speakers to the JBL Bar soundbars, their audio experience shines through and is clearly heard in the JBL Bar 1000 which delivers crystal clear dialogue and immersive surround sound that sucks you into a movie where the audio is as enjoyable as the action on the screen. This is a value for money product.

Here’s the JBL NZ media release:

NEW JBL SOUNDBAR RANGE AN ENTERTAINER’S DREAM

Five new models featuring 3D and Dolby Atmos® for explosive home cinema audio

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – As the temperature cools down outside, JBL fans will be cranking up the volume indoors – with five new soundbars launching in New Zealand that promise to deliver the most immersive home cinema audio direct to your living room.

The new JBL Bar Series elevates the audio experience of a movie with Dolby Atmos® technology for heart pounding, immersive audio. There’s a variety of options in the line-up for entertainment enthusiasts to choose from, with a range of budgets – from the powerful Bar 1300 to the compact all-in-one Bar 300.

“Movies, sports and TV just aren’t the same without powerful and emotive audio pulling you into the action,” says Michael Sherman, Senior Strategy Manager at JBL New Zealand.

“That’s why JBL has carefully engineered our soundbar range, packing them with features like Dolby Atmos and 3D surround sound, to create that encompassing audio, deep bass and detailed sound your content demands – so you get the full experience from all your favourite entertainment,” Sherman continued.

“With an exciting lineup of major sporting events scheduled this winter, there’s never been a better time to upgrade your home audio – our latest and greatest soundbars will have you feeling like you’re on the sideline,” Sherman continued, citing upcoming events including the Netball World Cup in July and August, of which JBL supports via its partnership with Netball NZ.

Top of the range is the JBL 1300, a true home cinema experience without wires. The 15 channel JBL Bar 1300 uses six up-firing drivers and HARMAN’s unique MultiBeam™ technology to create an immersive audio experience leveraging its sphere of Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X 3D surround sound. With its detachable wireless surround speakers and 10’’ wireless subwoofer, film buffs will experience next level audio whether watching movies, playing games or listening to music like never before.

Just place the two detachable battery-powered surround speakers anywhere in the room and get swept away with crystal clear audio, free from wires or extra power connections. Pair one of the detachable wireless speakers to any Bluetooth device to use as a standalone speaker, or pair them together for a powerful stereo sound experience.

Each JBL Bar features HARMAN’s PureVoice – new technology that uses the company’s unique algorithm to optimise voice clarity even when loud sound effects take over so movie buffs can follow even the most complex plot.

Entertainment enthusiasts can also easily connect a soundbar to online music services via WiFi with compatible speakers and to browse integrated music platforms to find new songs and artists through the new JBL One app. With the new app’s fully customisable EQ settings, users can personalise their listening experience.

Everyone loves effortless control, and the enhanced connectivity features in the range let you link any of the new JBL Bar models with a voice assistant-enabled device – you can instantly ask Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri to stream your tunes or favourite content without getting up from the comfort of the couch. Each of the new soundbars can also access over 300 online music streaming services through AirPlay 2, Alexa MRM and Chromecast built-in™. It’s the perfect way to enjoy your favourite audio content, Internet radio, and podcasts in high definition at home.

The new additions to the Bar Series are available now at jbl.co.nz and authorised retailers including Noel Leeming, JB Hifi, PB Tech, Smiths City, and One.

Key features and models of the new JBL Soundbar range include:

JBL Bar 1300 – $2099.95

  • TrueDolby Atmos®, DTS:X, and MultiBeam™ Surround Sound
  • Real surround sound with detachable surround speakers
  • 10” Wireless subwoofer
  • PureVoiceDialogue Enhancement Technology
  • 1170W output power
  • Built-InWi-Fi with AirPlay, Alexa Multi-Room
  • Music andChromecast built-in™
  • Works with voice assistant-enabled speakers
  • HDMI eARC with 4K Dolby Vision passthrough
  • Easy sound calibration
  • Standalone Bluetooth speaker
  • JBL One App

JBL Bar 1000 – $1599.95

  • True Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X, and MultiBeam™ surround sound
  • Real surround sound with detachable surround speakers
  • 10” wireless subwoofer
  • PureVoice dialogue enhancement technology
  • 880W output power
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with AirPlay, Alexa Multi-Room
  • Music and Chromecast built-in™
  • Works with voice assistant-enabled speakers
  • HDMI eARC with 4K Dolby Vision pass-through
  • Easy sound calibration
  • JBLOne App

JBL Bar 800 – $1199.95

  • True Dolby Atmos® surround sound
  • Real surround sound with detachable surround speakers
  • 10” wireless subwoofer
  • PureVoice dialogue enhancement technology
  • 720W output power
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with AirPlay, Alexa Multi-Room
  • Music and Chromecast built-in™
  • Works with voice assistant-enabled speakers
  • HDMI eARC with 4K Dolby Vision pass-through
  • Easy sound calibration

JBL Bar 500 – $799.95

  • Dolby Atmos® and MultiBeam™ surround sound
  • 10” wireless subwoofer
  • Pure Voice dialogue enhancement technology
  • 590W output power
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with AirPlay, Alexa Multi-Room Music and
  • Chromecast built-in™
  • Works with voice assistant-enabled speakers
  • HDMI eARC with 4K Dolby Vision passthrough
  • Easy sound calibration
  • JBL One App

JBL Bar 300 – $599.95

  • Dolby Atmos® and MultiBeam™ surround sound
  • Punchy bass without a separate subwoofer
  • Pure Voice dialogue enhancement technology
  • 260W output power
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with AirPlay, Alexa Multi-Room Music and
  • Chromecast built-in™
  • Works with voice assistant-enabled speakers
  • HDMI eARC with 4K Dolby Vision passthrough
  • Easy sound calibration
  • JBL One App

 

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2 Responses to “JBL Launches Five Dolby Atmos Soundbars”

  1. If only we could get speakers over here like the JBL 580. Instead we get crap rubbish.

  2. I see ThreeNow is going to have a pop-up sports channel for live Yachting. I wish they would do something with ThreeNow 🤔

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