JBL’s founder helped motion pictures speak. From then on, they've been continuously advancing the science of high-fidelity sound reproduction, right on up to and including Synthesis Ultra.
1943 Flat-wire milling and high-speed winding of ribbon-wire voice coils developed.
1954 JBL introduces the model 375 high-frequency compression driver. This is the first commercially available 4? diaphragm driver, producing flat response to 9kHz.
1962 JBL produces the first two-way studio monitor to use a high-frequency compression driver with acoustic lens.
1973 JBL unveils the first four-way studio monitor series, the 4300s.
1983 JBL is selected by Lucasfilm to develop the first commercial THX®-licensed cinema speaker system.
1993 JBL develops new “rapid flare” low-distortion compression drivers and a matching family of horns.
Today JBL are still world leaders in manufacturing speakers...