JBL Synthesis 1400 Array BG loudspeaker Specifications

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Description: Three-way, reflex-loaded, floorstanding loudspeaker. Drive-units: 1" (25mm) titanium-diaphragm compression tweeter and 3" Aquaplas-coated aluminum-dome compression midrange driver, both mounted in constant-directivity biradial horns; 14" doped pulp-cone woofer. Crossover frequencies: 750Hz, 8kHz. Frequency response: 32Hz–40kHz, –3dB. Sensitivity: 89dB/2.83V/m. Nominal impedance: 8 ohms. Recommended amplification: 10–300W.
Dimensions: 46.5" (1181mm) H by 15.5" (394mm) W by 19" (483mm) D. Weight: 115 lbs (52kg) each.
Finish: Black Gloss or wood veneer for woofer enclosure.
Serial Numbers Of Units Reviewed: C01501-10479, C01501-10480.
Price: $11,500/pair. Approximate number of dealers: 50. Warranty: 5 years, parts & labor.
Manufacturer: JBL Consumer Products, 1718 W. Mishawaka Road, Elkhart, IN 46517. Tel: (516) 594-0300. Web: www.jbl.com.

JBL Consumer Products
1718 W. Mishawaka Road
Elkhart, IN 46517
(516) 594-0300

Jimmy_G's picture

It would be interesting to compare how much of Project Array's magic that Mr. Timbers was able to distil into his curious Studio 5 series as both designs feature large bi-radial horns and trapezoidal cabinets.  

Full disclosure, my own curiosity got the better of me last January and I purchased the 530s for my smaller 2 channel system and I haven't found reason to take them out yet. I figured that anyone implementing a compression driver mated to a horn, and sensitivity isn't the goal, has a design that certainly warrants a listen.  

I haven't had the opportunity to listen to any of the Synthesis Project systems yet so I've always been left wondering.