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JBL Professional Introduces Macintosh Software For MSC1 Monitor System Controller

At the 129th AES Convention, JBL Professional is introducing MSC1 Control Center Software for Macintosh, allowing Mac users to take advantage of the JBL MSC1 Monitor System Controller’s powerful speaker tuning and software-controlled features.

In a compact desktop form factor, the MSC1 Monitor System Controller provides features found in the monitor section of professional mixing consoles including input source selectors, a large volume control, and the ability to listen to two sets of speakers plus a connected subwoofer. Control Center Software for Macintosh allows adjustment of MSC1 speaker alignment delay, EQ, and settings for a connected subwoofer. Most significantly, the Mac software gives access to the MSC1’s powerful RMC™ Room Mode Correction system that tunes speakers for greater accuracy and superior mixes in any room. MSC1 Control Center Software runs on any Power PC or Intel Macintosh computer with Tiger, Leopard, or Snow Leopard operating system (OSX 10.4.1.1 or greater.)

The MSC1 Monitor System Controller provides the ability to monitor up to three 2-channel input sources, such as a mixing console, computer workstation, and personal music player while controlling the volume of the monitor system and connected headphones. The MSC allows connection of two sets of speakers and a subwoofer. The subwoofer output has its own level control and selectable crossover settings to perfectly blend a sub with the “A? speakers. The “B? speaker outputs allow connection of a second set of studio monitors.

The acoustics of the room can play a significant part in what listeners hear and poor room acoustics can compromise the quality of mixes. With this in mind, the MSC1 includes JBL’s RMC Room Mode Correction Technology that measures the room and automatically tunes the speakers for more accurate low-frequency response at the mix position. RMC calibration is simply carried out using a supplied microphone and MSC1 Control Center Software.

Priced within reach of any studio, the affordable MSC1 works with any speaker system, and is the perfect add-on to JBL’s new LSR2300 Series studio monitors.

“The MSC1 is a hit with studio owners who simply need to take control of their work flow,? said Peter Chaikin, Director of Marketing, Recording & Broadcast, JBL Professional. “The RMC feature is making a significant difference, particularly for home and project studio owners. We’re thrilled to launch Mac software that brings this groundbreaking technology to an even wider range of recording customers.”

The Macintosh software will be offered on a CD-ROM included with the MSC1 Monitor System Controller and can be downloaded at the end of November from the JBL Professional Website at http://www.jblpro.com/msc1

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.2 billion for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2010. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

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