New For NAMM: New Studio Monitors From Harman


NORTHRIDGE, CALIF. — The JBL by HARMAN 3 Series MkII powered studio monitor, new from HARMAN Professional Solutions, has officially been unveiled ahead of its official launch at the 2018 NAMM Show.

The new line of monitors includes JBL Image Control Waveguide and refined transducers and features patented technologies derived from the JBL 7 Series and M2 Master Reference Monitors.

JBL 3 Series MkII monitors are available in three configurations: 305P MkII (5″ woofer), 306P MkII (6.5″ woofer) and 308P MkII (8″ woofer).

“The original JBL 3 Series received widespread acclaim, but with every product there are always features or improvements that our engineers cannot squeeze in before production,” said Peter Chaikin, Director of Recording Solutions at Harman. “The 3 Series was no different, so when the opportunity presented itself, we decided to refine the transducers, add a frequently-requested feature, and apply our latest manufacturing learnings. The result is a new edition of this popular studio monitor that retains the best qualities of the original 3 Series—but now looks better, sounds better, and can provide transparent sound in even more production environments.”

JBL 305P and 308P MkII studio monitors are now available and 306P MkII monitors will be available in February from authorized Harman resellers in the U.S. and other regions, except Europe. European availability of the 3 Series MkII line is scheduled for Summer 2018.

The 2018 NAMM Show is scheduled for January 25-28 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.