CES 2017, Las Vegas – January 4, 2017 – Today, HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR), the premier connected technologies company for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, announced JBL BassPro Go. A hybrid automobile subwoofer and portable speaker, this versatile speaker system connects music enthusiasts to JBL’s Signature Sound for an exceptional audio experience on-the-go.

When docked inside the vehicle’s trunk, the JBL BassPro Go adds powerful bass to the existing car audio system, delivering sound performance equivalent to a traditional aftermarket subwoofer system.  Engineered with a subwoofer and two passive radiators, the subsystem allows users to customize EQ settings and enhance bass response to their listening preferences.

The JBL BassPro Go also operates as a portable Bluetooth speaker when undocked from the vehicle. The speaker is designed to deliver big concert sound to outlast any tailgate or party with its 15 hours of play time. Users can connect up to 3 mobile devices and take turns playing DJ when it’s detached from the mount. The JBL BassPro Go also features JBL Connect+ technology that can wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect-enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience.

The speaker’s sleek, iconic design integrates with any vehicle’s interior while delivering superior sound. In addition, the water-resistant covering lets users embrace an on-the-go lifestyle without worrying about rain or spills. Built for versatility, the system is easy to dock or undock with no tools required and has the ability to charge devices via USB so users are always connected.

“The JBL BassPro Go is the first of its kind and will set a new standard in the Aftermarket industry,” said Jeffery E. Fay, VP and GM of Car Audio Aftermarket at HARMAN. “With its dual functionalities, consumers get a quality subwoofer system to enhance their in-car audio system with the added convenience of doubling as an exceptional portable speaker, ready for outside use.”

JBL BassPro Go Features:

  • Performs as well as an 8-inch subwoofer when inside the vehicle
  • Wireless streaming via Bluetooth when out of the vehicle
  • Waterproof with IPx7
  • Easy to dock and unlock – no tools required
  • JBL Connect+ compatibility
  • USB outlet for recharging devices in and out of the vehicle
  • Built-in rechargeable battery with 15-hours of playtime outside the vehicle

Technical Specifications:

  • Two-full range transducers
    • High efficiency 40mm driver
    • Voice coil diameter: 28mm
    • Frequency response: 200Hz to 20kHZ
    • Sensitivity: 77.7db IW/I m
    • Resonant frequency: 200Hz
    • Excursion: 1.7mm
  • One Active Subwoofer:
    • High efficiency 140mm driver
    • Voice coil diameter: 25mm
    • Frequency response: 40Hz to 160kHZ
    • Sensitivity: 83db IW/I m
    • Resonant frequency: 50Hz
    • Excursion: 10mm
  • Two Passive Radiators
    • 140mm cone diameter
    • Excursion: 7mm

Pricing and Availability:

The JBL BassPro Go will be available for purchase for $599.95 at JBL.com and select JBL retailers Summer 2017. Please visit JBL.com for the closest dealer.

HARMAN at CES 2017
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HARMAN (harman.com) 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 connected services.  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. The Company’s 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 and reported sales of $7.0 billion during the 12 months ended September 30, 2016. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE: HAR.


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