JBL introduces new flagship Bar 1300 soundbar at CES

JBL has introduced its latest addition to the Bar Series of soundbars – the Bar 1300 – bringing “the elevated audio experience of a movie theatre” to consumers’ living rooms with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X 3D surround sound amplified by detachable wireless surround speakers.

“It’s a true home cinema experience without wires”, the brand said. Available from mid-February, the 15 channel JBL Bar 1300 uses six up-firing drivers and HARMAN’s MultiBeam technology. The detachable wireless surround speakers are particularly clever, plus the 10-inch wireless subwoofer adds to the experience.

Simply place the two detachable battery-powered surround speakers anywhere in the room, free from wires or extra power connections. Users can also pair one of the detachable wireless speakers to any Bluetooth device to use as a standalone speaker, or pair them together for a powerful stereo sound.

Dave Rogers, President, HARMAN Lifestyle Division, commented: “We’ve packed a record number of features, drivers and jaw-dropping acoustic performance into one versatile, easy-to-use soundbar.”

Building on the current JBL Bar Series, the 1300 features HARMAN’s PureVoice; this new technology uses the brand’s unique algorithm to optimise voice clarity even when loud sound effects take over so users can follow even the most complex plot.

You can also connect the soundbar to online music services via Wi-Fi with compatible speakers, and browse integrated music platforms through the new JBL One app. With the new app’s fully customisable EQ settings, users can personalise their listening experience.

With enhanced connectivity and effortless control, simply link the JBL Bar 1300 with a voice assistant-enabled device and instantly ask Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri to stream all preferred entertainment. Each soundbar in the latest JBL Bar Series also allows access to 300+ online music streaming services through AirPlay 2, Alexa MRM and Chromecast built-in.