NAMM 2020: JBL announces IRX Series Portable PA Loudspeakers

The two new compact speakers combine the JBL sounds with Bluetooth streaming.

JBL IRX Series
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NAMM 2020: Harman Professional Studios will exhibit the new JBL IRX Series portable PA loudspeakers at NAMM 2020.

JBL IRX Series is designed with portability, durability and premium sound in mind for a range of musicians and performers. The lightweight build makes the IRX speakers easy to transport, and features like Bluetooth audio streaming will help ensure a professional sound system in whichever environment you find yourself in. The IRX Series consists of two active PA loudspeakers, the IRX108BT, sporting an 8-inch woofer and the IRX112BT, which features a 12-inch woofer.

As well as Bluetooth compatibility, the JBL IRX Series speakers also offer custom, application-based presets and automatic signal processors, speeding up the dial-in process. Built-in dbx Automatic Feedback Suppression will give a polished touch to your sound and protects the speakers, stopping feedback before it starts.

One-touch ducking automatically lowers music volume when speech input is detected, in the same fashion as sidechain compression. The 1,300-Watt amplifier will help the IRX Series loudspeakers deliver a sound with minimal distortion at high levels. The IRX108BT features a frequency response down to 54Hz and maximum SPL of 127dB, while the IRX112BT goes down to 53Hz with a maximum SPL of 129dB.

JBL IRX Series backpanel

As is the norm for JBL loudspeaker products, the IRX108BT and IRX112BT have undergone 100 hours of stress testing to ensure performance in real-world conditions. The custom grille features a tight-gauge, reinforced honeycomb pattern and a specifically designed bevel for durability on the road.

Two combination XLR/TRS inputs on the back feature professional-grade preamps to deliver clarity for mics, playback devices and mixing consoles. Streaming from mobile devices is made easy with one-button Bluetooth connectivity, or you can use Bluetooth to connect two speakers to provide a true stereo image during your performance.

The JBL IRX108BT and JBL IRX112BT will be available from February 2020, priced at £299 RRP inc VAT and £349 RRP inc VAT respectively. Find out more at

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