HARMAN Professional Solutions announces the addition of a new range of ultra-compact loudspeakers to the JBL all-weather speaker line-up. HARMAN is the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV.

The new JBL AWC62 all-weather 2-way coaxial loudspeaker is part of the JBL AW and AWC Series speakers. Featuring an ultra-compact, highly weather-resistant design, the AWC62 delivers extraordinary clarity for speech and extended frequency response for music, making it an ideal choice for spot-fill applications at stadiums, racetracks, fairgrounds, water parks and other outdoor venues.

Rick Kamlet, Senior Manager, Commercial Loudspeakers, HARMAN Professional Solutions, observes that sports and entertainment venues worldwide rely on JBL AW and AWC Series speakers for their exceptional sound quality and proven durability in adverse weather conditions. The new AWC62 is their most compact all-weather speaker featuring full frequency response and a low-profile design to enable customers to experience extraordinary sound at sports facilities, racetracks, and other outdoor venues without missing the action.

Key features of the AWC62 loudspeakers include coaxial driver for exceptional sound quality with the smallest possible speaker profile; extremely consistent 110-degree coverage with high output in a compact cabinet measuring just 10.2 x 10.2 x 10.1 inches for venues where larger speakers obstruct important views of gameplay or entertainment; and coaxial 6.5-inch low-frequency driver and 1-inch high-frequency compression driver eliminating high-frequency beaming and extending pattern control to lower frequencies, delivering pristine sound quality with a broad frequency range of 70Hz-18kHz.

The IP56 rated AWC62 delivers wide bandwidth, intelligible sound even in harsh environments. Exceptionally reliable for long-term outdoor use, the speaker features a rugged fibreglass reinforced ABS cabinet and highly treated grille with multi-layer weather backing providing excellent protection from dust, wind and heavy rain. The enclosure is heavily braced for exceptional low-frequency performance, with a Kevlar-reinforced low-frequency cone and a high-temperature voice coil for smooth frequency response.

The AWC62 joins a complete family of powerful outdoor loudspeakers by HARMAN, including larger AWC and AW Series products, as well as WRC- and WRX-treated versions of the JBL AE Series. AWC62 speakers provide 175-watt power handling and are equipped with a 120W 70V/100V multi-tap transformer. Each AWC62 ships with a heavy-duty, weather-capable U-type mounting bracket for easy installation. JBL AWC62 loudspeakers are now available in light grey or black.

HARMAN products are available from Jands, a leading Australian distributor of sound, lighting and staging systems.