A pair of new iPod sound systems from JBL use a new design to create a “surround sound” experience. The On Stage IV and On Stage Micro III have speakers in a strange kind of rotating flower petal layout, this I would assume emits sound at multiple angles providing you with a good listening experience from anywhere. It’s going to work with your iPhone as well, and any other device you can hook up to the aux jack in the back.
JBL has always made good sounding systems, it’s hard to get clear quality sound out of a small speaker setup, so it’ll be interesting to see how this new model performs with it’s four Odyssey transducers (only two in the micro). The battery sucking On Stage IV will use 6 AAs for 16 hours playback, or four AAAs for 24 hours on the Micro. Both come with remotes, wall power adapters and a cost of $180 and $120 respectively.
Mini iPod® and iPhone® Docks Feature New, Dynamic “Weave” Industrial Design with Beloved, Legendary JBL Sound
NORTHRIDGE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE:HAR), today announced the release of the JBL On Stage®* Micro IV and JBL On Stage Micro III iPod®/iPhone® docking stations.
“Connecting every music lover to their music no matter where they are is what JBL is all about”
One of the best-known iPod- and iPhone-compatible docks on the market, the JBL On Stage series sets the tone again with the new JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III, a new line of iPod and iPhone docking stations that boast a brand-new industrial design: the Weave. The original JBL On Stage set the standard for iPod docking stations and has since gone through four generations while providing the high-performance sound that music lovers expect from JBL multimedia products. Both of the new JBL On Stage units are compact and will fit on your desk, in the kitchen or at the next tailgate party. JBL brings music to your life by weaving it into your own personal soundtrack.
The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III are both portable iPod and iPhone docking sound systems for the music fan who takes his or her music on the go.
The JBL On Stage IV uses four Odyssey® transducers, emitting rich and clear sound for any environment such as dorm rooms, backyard patios or the beach. It includes an AC adapter or can be powered by six AA batteries that will provide up to 16 hours of normal play.
With a smaller footprint and a more portable size for a lifestyle on the go, the JBL On Stage Micro III is equipped with two Odyssey transducers, delivering amazing bass and clear sound with unparalleled ease. Powered by an AC adapter or four AAA batteries that will provide up to 24 hours of continuous play, the JBL On Stage Micro III is the ultimate portable iPod/iPhone docking sound system. Both units include an IR remote with fully functioning control from up to 15 feet away.
“Connecting every music lover to their music no matter where they are is what JBL is all about,” said Christopher M. Dragon, director of Consumer and Field Marketing, HARMAN International. “We’re excited to unveil a dramatic new look with the same amazing sound and set the tone again with our most recent lineup of iPod and iPhone docking stations.”
Both JBL docks are lightweight, extreme space savers, compatible with most docking iPod and iPhone devices, and both models include the Apple iPod universal dock adapter. These units also connect directly to iTunes via USB 2.0 with a Mac or a PC to synchronize the iPod/iPhone with iTunes. Touch-volume settings and mute controls make for easy operation, and each dock includes a built-in stereo mini-jack input for connecting to other digital music players, as well as CD players, gaming devices, laptops and desktop computers.
Pricing and Availability
The JBL On Stage IV is available in black and has a suggested retail price of $179.95. For additional information or to purchase, visit: www.jbl.com/onstage4
The JBL On Stage Micro III is available in black and has a suggested retail price of $119.95. For additional information or to purchase, visit: www.jbl.com/onstagemicro
Evercharge topology – The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III will charge your iPhone or iPod without a computer connection, even when the system is off.
Odyssey transducers – The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III feature aluminum-domed transducers that deliver accurate, high-frequency response and four octaves of rich mid- to low-frequency sound – in other words, full-spectrum performance.
Slipstream port design – The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III feature proprietary port architecture that optimizes bass output while minimizing distortion.
AEMS (Advanced Energy Management System) – The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III can operate for up to 24 continuous hours at normal listening levels with six fresh AA batteries and four AAA batteries, respectively (including NiMH and other rechargeable batteries). To extend battery life, the two models enter “sleep” mode in the absence of an input signal. The system awakens at the previous volume level automatically with just a touch.
COE (Computer-Optimized Equalization) – The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III feature proper equalization, which greatly improves stereo imaging. The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III are computer-optimized to provide a rich, complete soundstage.
OCT (Optimized Compression Topology) – The JBL On Stage IV and JBL On Stage Micro III feature a proprietary compression technology, ensuring clean, accurate sound at high output levels.