The world of portable Bluetooth speakers has become a bit bland and unoriginal. The current trend for most manufactures is to stuff their own audio equipment into some design that typically resembles a Jawbone Jambox. JBL is bucking that trend with the announcement of their new Spark Bluetooth speaker.
The Spark features a unique design that looks like a combination of a mega-phone and floodlight. A far cry from the typical rectangle speakers with the control buttons placed on top. In fact, the inline control buttons are placed on the fabric power cord making for an untouched finish on the speaker. Another difference is that the Spark is not portable, which helps keep costs down and is a bit more convenient for users who will not be traveling with their speaker. It does include a stainless steel hook for easy hanging. The translucent body comes in three bright colors (red, yellow, blue) and is very reminiscent of the original iMac design (IMO).
We are expecting the same great JBL sound quality out of the Spark as we’ve experienced with the Charge (one of our favorite portable Bluetooth speakers) and the popular sub $100 Flip. The Spark will retail for $130 and is scheduled to ship later this month. Preorder it now from JBL direct.
STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, announces the marriage of functionality and fun in JBL Spark, a wireless stereo speaker system that looks like nothing else you’ve ever seen.
“The bright colors and megaphone shape catch your eye immediately,” said Michael Mauser, President of HARMAN Lifestyle, “but it’s the unmistakable JBL sound that catches your ears and won’t let go.”
JBL demonstrates that professionalism in audio reproduction can be fun with JBL Spark wireless stereo speakers. The unique megaphone-like shape is functional and playful: excellence in speaker enclosure design stripped down to its essentials. JBL Spark puts the megaphone shape to good use, with two high-performance JBL drivers and a tuned bass port. The result is crisp, clean, high-end, sound with a warm, rich bass response in a versatile shape that you can take anywhere. JBL Spark adds a splash of sound and color to any room, whether you hang it on a wall, set it on a table, stash it on a shelf, or lay it handy on a couch or cushion. Wireless Bluetooth streaming gets the sound from the player to the speaker, and JBL Spark fills the room with true, rich sound.
JBL Spark Wireless Stereo Speaker System
- Legendary JBL sound in a funky, fun shape
- Two high-performance 40 mm JBL drivers
- Frequency response: 76 Hz to 20 kHz
- Wireless Bluetooth streams music from your smartphone or tablet
- Unique megaphone shape with room filling sound
- Crisp, clean, highs and warm, rich bass
- Fun, bright colors lighten up any decor
- Compact size (7″ / 180 mm diameter x 6.5″ / 165 mm height)
- Translucent body with cool mesh grill
- Comes with stainless steel hanging hook, fabric cord with inline control, and power adapter
Pricing and Availability
For additional information on JBL Spark Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Speaker (MSRP $129), or to purchase, visit www.JBL.com.