Designed for the producer who has a small studio space but still demands high-quality performance, JBL’s new One Series 104 monitors are a little bit different to your average studio speaker. For a start, they have a rounded design, which we rather like, and they were created with the “modern production lifestyle in mind”.
Compact and designed to sit on your desk, the 104s offer a newly-engineered JBL 4.5-inch coaxial driver that’s said to deliver “crystal clear highs and deep bass” without the need for a subwoofer. This was created based on the same research that went into the development of the waveguide that you’ll find in JBL’s M2, 7-Series and 3-Series monitors.
The 104s promise a wide spot and high levels of detail and accuracy, with the integrated 60-watt Class D amplification said to deliver great performance, even at high playback levels. The volume control and headphone jack are positioned on the front panel, for your convenience, while dual 1/4-inch balanced and single 1/8-inch unbalanced TRS inputs sit on the back.
“The world’s top recording studios and touring artists rely on JBL Professional monitors to deliver unparalleled fidelity and performance, and today’s content creators deserve a similar level of performance,” said Chris Hansen, Director, Recording and Content Creation, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “With the JBL One Series 104, we’ve leveraged the best of JBL engineering to deliver both a reliable sonic reference and a truly enjoyable listening experience, all at an attractive price point.”
What that price point is remains to be seen, but we’re told that the One Series 104 monitors should be available in the first quarter of 2019. Find out more on the JBL Professional website.