JBL Pro, as we know them today, was launched by James Bullough Lansing. The company that is presently known as James B. Lansing Sound, Incorporated, was first called Lansing Sound Incorporated, and originally dates back to 1st October 1946.

One of the first products introduced by the new company was the model D101 fifteen-inch loudspeaker. It was virtually a copy of the Altec Lansing 515 theatre woofer with an aluminium dome and with venting through the back of the magnet structure.

Lansing soon went on to develop a series of components enabling him to put together a virtual copy of the original Iconic system. These included a fifteen-inch theatre-type woofer, a high-frequency driver, and a small multi-cellular horn. The driver, known as the D175, is still in the JBL catalogue today. Lansing pioneered the use of four-inch voice coils for low-frequency transducers, and the D130 was the first loudspeaker to incorporate this. The D130 was developed in 1947 and with it the D101 was discontinued. The development of Alnico V material during the war years is what made the new design possible. Working with Robert Arnold of the Arnold Engineering Company in Chicago, Lansing was able to procure a magnet of reasonable size that could saturate a four-inch diameter gap with a field strength of about 12,000 gauss. Since the early days JBL has been a leading innovation company in professional audio products.

Jumping quickly to the later years …

In 1982, Titanium is introduced as a diaphragm material in compression drivers, and in …

1986 JBL introduced the first Control® Series multi-purpose moulded enclosure loudspeakers JBL Pro, as we know them today, was launched by James Bullough Lansing. The company that is presently known as James B. Lansing Sound, Incorporated, was first called Lansing Sound Incorporated, and originally dates back to 1st October 1946.

One of the first products introduced by the new company was the model D101 fifteen-inch loudspeaker. It was virtually a copy of the Altec Lansing 515 theatre woofer with an aluminium dome and with venting through the back of the magnet structure.

Lansing soon went on to develop a series of components enabling him to put together a virtual copy of the original Iconic system. These included a fifteen-inch theatre-type woofer, a high-frequency driver, and a small multi-cellular horn. The driver, known as the D175, is still in the JBL catalogue today. Lansing pioneered the use of four-inch voice coils for low-frequency transducers, and the D130 was the first loudspeaker to incorporate this. The D130 was developed in 1947 and with it the D101 was discontinued. The development of Alnico V material during the war years is what made the new design possible. Working with Robert Arnold of the Arnold Engineering Company in Chicago, Lansing was able to procure a magnet of reasonable size that could saturate a four-inch diameter gap with a field strength of about 12,000 gauss. Since the early days JBL has been a leading innovation company in professional audio products.

Milestones

In 1982, Titanium is introduced as a diaphragm material in compression drivers, and in …1986 JBL introduced the first Control® Series
multi-purpose moulded enclosure loudspeakers and then in …

1988 JBL acquired the British Soundcraft line of recording consoles for recording and reinforcement applications. This was a massive breakthrough for the company andto where the company is today, followed by yet another breakthrough … In 1991 with the introduction of the first Pro Audio Neodymium Woofer debutingin JBL Array Series. And then the announcement of VERTEC™ Line Array System, which deputed at the Democratic National Convention, later to be used for Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., for a crowd of 300,000 people, then …

In 2002 at other major special events including the Superbowl, the Grammy Awards and the World Cup Opening Ceremony (Seoul, Korea). and then in …

1988 JBL acquired the British Soundcraft line of recording consoles for recording and reinforcement applications. This was a massive
breakthrough for the company and to where the company is today, followed by yet another breakthrough …

In 1991 with the introduction of the first Pro Audio Neodymium Woofer debuting in JBL Array Series. And then the announcement of VERTEC™ Line Array System, which debuted at the Democratic National Convention, later to be used for Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., for a crowd of 300,000 people, then …

In 2002 at other major special events including the Superbowl, the Grammy Awards and the World Cup Opening Ceremony (Seoul, Korea).

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