This third-generation model has a more streamlined, splashproof design and better battery life (at 10 hours), while the price remains the same at 0, £100 or AU0.And as with all such speakers, the JBL plays any audio content from a Bluetooth-enabled source -- nearly any smartphone or tablet, and most recent computers -- so long as it's in the same room, or relatively nearby.After the US government dissolved Western Electric's sound recording interests because of their monopoly, out of those ruins grew the Altec company which serviced theater chains. Lansing continued innovating voice coil, magnet and driver technologies at a rapid pace, developing numerous new driver products.When Altec decided it needed a source for parts for these theaters, it bought Lansing's manufacturing company, and called the merged entity "Altec Lansing'. After his death in 1949, the company began leveraging its connection to Mr.I received a black review unit, but the speaker, which weighs in at just less than a pound (15.9 ounces or 450 grams), is available in seven other colors and like its predecessors can be stood up vertically or laid out horizontally.
I think we ordered about 3 or 4 months worth at a time.
No carrying case is included with the speaker like it was with the (that speaker launched at 0, then came down to 0).
But it seems pretty durable and, as I said, it's water-resistant and has a flap that securely covers its USB charging port and audio input.
Paul Klipsch had developed his namesake speaker in 1949. Ray was aware of Hartsfield's work in building his own home variant of the Klipschorn as a personal avocation.
It was an ingenious design that used a complex folded horn to front load a 15" bass driver and then used a corner placement that allowed the walls of a room to act as an extension of the horn. It was a natural fit that Bill Hartsfield would be called upon to develop JBL's version of a corner horn.