New weather-resistant speaker provides legendary JBL sound quality and an ultra-low profile for spot-fill applications at outdoor sports and entertainment venues
HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today announced the JBL AWC62 all-weather 2-way coaxial loudspeaker, the latest addition to the full lineup of 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.
“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,” said Rick Kamlet, Senior Manager, Commercial Loudspeakers, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “We’re excited to extend the AW and AWC Series family with the AWC62, our most compact all-weather speaker. With full frequency response and a low-profile design, customers can experience extraordinary sound at, sports facilities, racetracks, and other outdoor venues without missing the action because a speaker is in the way.”
Like all AWC speakers, the AWC62 incorporates a coaxial driver for exceptional sound quality with the smallest possible speaker profile. For venues where larger speakers obstruct important views of gameplay or entertainment, the AWC62 offers extremely consistent 110° coverage with high output in a cabinet that measures just 10.2 x 10.2 x 10.1 inches. A unique design with a coaxial 6.5-inch low-frequency driver and 1-inch high-frequency compression driver eliminates high-frequency beaming common among speakers in this class, and extends pattern control to lower frequencies, delivering pristine sound quality with a broad frequency range of 70Hz-18kHz.
The AWC62 is IP56 rated to deliver wide bandwidth, intelligible sound even in the harshest environments. Exceptionally reliable for long-term outdoor use, a rugged fiberglass reinforced ABS cabinet and highly treated grille with multi-layer weather backing provide 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 (-BK).