JBL One Series 104 gets a Bluetooth-equipped relaunch
The brand’s One Series 104-BT brings wireless connectivity at a low price
The brilliant and affordable JBL One Series 104 speakers are possibly the best desktop speakers in its price bracket. Now, the company has introduced the JBL One Series 104-BT, the same monitor solution – but now with Bluetooth connectivity.
While there may be some dispute over whether Bluetooth speakers can function sufficiently as a studio monitoring system, it appears to be the direction we’re heading in. At least with earbuds anyway – the wireless models continuing to shove their wired counterparts further out of the market, seemingly negating the need for the famed ⅛” jack input. Will we soon hear the end of the colloquial phrase “pass the aux cable”?
Speculation aside, JBL One Series 104-BT are still touted to “deliver clear, detailed sound while mixing and editing”, according to the brand. Catered toward both content creators and audio professionals, the monitor sports high-bandwidth Bluetooth 5.0 to stream audio from your devices. This allows you to listen to your audio over Bluetooth using a professional monitor, rather than a low-quality consumer device, giving you the ability to ensure your audio sounds great in consumer playback environments.
Beyond Bluetooth connectivity, the JBL One Series 104-BT offers input from Aux, RCA and TRS. A front panel input control lets you quickly toggle through the input options with a volume control also onboard the front for quick adjustment. The monitor reaches down to 60Hz on the frequency range and a 60-watt Class D power amp distributes 30 watts per speaker “for clear, undistorted, loudest-in-class output” JBL says.
Following the styling of its wired sibling, the 104-BT comes in a compact form factor, with an aesthetic that fits right into 2020. For those wanting a slightly louder look, the 104-BTW comes in an all-white finish for the same price.
The JBL Professional One Series 104-BT (Black) and 104-BTW (White) monitors are available now priced at £169 RRP inc VAT. Find out more at soundtech.co.uk
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