JBL Professional by HARMAN and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are pleased to announce immediate availability of a new lineup of monitor system controllers designed to enhance the workflow in music recording, post production and broadcast control rooms. Two models and one bundle provide the essential level and source selection controls needed in today’s computer-based production systems. The new controllers are ideal for use with JBL’s successful 3 Series Studio Monitors and can be used with any studio speaker system.

NanoPatchPlus Front 560

Photo above: JBL Nano Patch Plus (click for hi-res version)

In a compact desktop form factor, the Nano Patch Plus serves as the volume control between the output of the production system and a pair of studio monitors. The unit features balanced combo XLR/TRS and stereo mini TRS input connectors, balanced TRS and stereo mini TRS outputs, and an all-passive circuitry for a high-quality signal path. The top panel features a large, comfortable volume control for precise level adjustments and a system mute switch.

M Patch2 Front 560

Photo above: JBL M-Patch 2 (click for hi-res version)

The M-Patch 2 stereo controller and switch box can be placed on the desktop and is rack-mountable to provide versatile switching and dedicated level controls for two stereo input sources. Signals are routed to two sets of balanced outputs with A/B selection and selectable stereo-to mono summing. The unit features an integrated headphone output with a dedicated level control.

Starterpack front 560

Photo above: JBL Active Speaker Starter Pack (click for hi-res version)

The JBL Active Speaker Starter Kit as the ideal add-on to JBL 3 Series Studio Monitors. The Kit bundles two studio monitor isolation pads with the Nano Patch Plus volume controller and four 3-meter male XLR-to-TRS cables. The kit makes it easy to connect a computer audio system to a pair of powered studio monitors, providing a clean monitoring path and volume control for an efficient workflow.

“At JBL we’re dedicated to improving monitoring in all types of work spaces and production control rooms,” said Peter Chaikin, Recording Solutions, HARMAN Professional. “Our new JBL monitor controllers provide essential functionality and a high-quality monitoring path at price points affordable to our broad range of production customers.”

Pricing and Availability

  • JBL Nano Patch Plus - £65 RRP ex VAT
  • JBL M-Patch 2 - £145 RRP ex VAT
  • JBL Active Speaker Starter Kit - £90 RRP ex VAT

All models are available now.

Learn more about JBL Professional monitor controllers here.

JBL Professional products are distributed in the UK by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/jbl.