Stamford, Conn. – HARMAN International Industries, the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, announced today that the JBL JAM5000N has been named one of Boating Industry’s 2024 Top Products. 

To be eligible for consideration, products or services must have been introduced or significantly updated since January 2023. With hundreds of well-qualified submissions from manufacturers across every segment of the industry for consideration, selecting top products was no easy task for the Boating Industry editorial team. The winning products were chosen based on many factors such as their impact on the industry, innovation and how they advanced their category.

“Our goal with JBL audio systems is to always deliver the best possible sound at the best possible value,” said Kent Jopling, Senior Global Sales Manager, Special Markets. “We’d like to thank the Boating Industry editorial team for extending this recognition our way as we continue to work to enhance everyone’s on-the-water adventures with our products.”

JBL JAM5000N is a mid-level marine audio source unit designed for multi-element environments and engineered to meet the demands of extreme conditions while satisfying the performance requirements for marine audio consumers in this price range. The design is intended to integrate seamlessly into any boat design with an elegant and brand-specific look that is capable of being mounted either in the traditional front mounted or can be back mounted for a cleaner smooth dash finish.

The 2.8-inch color sunlight viewable TFT, IP6 rated marine audio source unit has easy to use controls and an intuitive user interface. At $399, it is robust offering unprecedented value with four channels of RMS power output at 25Wrms. The JBL JAM5000N marine head unit supports multiple audio sources – Bluetooth, USB, AM/FM/WB, and is DAB+ ready. No other head unit at this price point has features such as three zones with each zone including three channels of right, left and subwoofer output, NMEA 2000, and an input for a rear camera.

For more information on Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL or their full lines of marine audio products, please visit, or contact them at 

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About JBL:
For over 75 years, JBL has shaped life’s most memorable moments at the intersection of music, lifestyle, gaming and sports. JBL elevates listening experiences with superior audio quality and product designs that encourage individuality and self-expression. With unmatched professional credentials and industry-leading innovation, JBL is a trailblazer in the audio industry because of passionate and talented engineers and designers around the globe. JBL Pro Sound is the foremost technology pushing culture forward through major pop culture events and partnerships with the world’s top talent across music, sports and esports.

HARMAN International (, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co, LTD., designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.


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