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CES 2023: JBL teases 4329P streaming loudspeakers

  • At CES 2023, taking place this weekend in Las Vegas, JBL is pulling the covers off a new set of streaming loudspeakers called the 4329P.

    Offering a larger woofer and twice the amplifier power of their smaller sibling – the 4305P – the incoming 4329P is a two-way design in which a 2409H 1-inch compression driver (sat behind JBL’s High-Definition Imaging horn) is juiced by a 50 Watt amplifier; and the JW200P-4 8-inch pure-pulp mid-bass driver is powered by a 250 Watt amplifier. With the driver crossover executed in DSP, this is an active loudspeaker.

    Also baked into this loudspeaker’s digital front end are Google Chromecast, Apple AirPlay 2, Roon Readiness (TBC) and aptX™ Adaptive Bluetooth, while USB and TOSLINK inputs also provide access to 4329P’s 24-bit/192KHz MQA-capable D/A conversion circuit. On analogue inputs, we note the presence of combo XLR/¼-inch TRS phono and 3.5mm socketry.

    When it begins shipping in Q2 of this year, the 4329P will come with a choice of natural walnut or black walnut wood veneer and will sell for $4500 / £3499 / €3999 per pair. The optional JS-80 floor stands will run you an extra couple hundred bucks.

    Further information: JBL

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