NAMM 2018: JBL’s Series 3 MkII monitors promise high performance at a low price

NAMM 2018: The original JBL Series 3 monitors offered plenty of speaker for not too much cash, and the MkII models promise an even better listening experience and a new look.

There are three models in the range: the 305P, 306P and 308P come with 5-inch, 6.5-inch and 8-inch woofers respectively. They’re designed to deliver “stunning detail, precise imaging, a wide sweet spot and impressive dynamic range”

The new monitors feature JBL’s Image Control Waveguide, which is designed to ensure an acoustically seamless transition between the low- and high-frequency transducers. We’re promised tight and accurately-controlled bass and detailed highs, and controls that enable you to tailor the sound to suit the characteristics of your studio environment.

The JBL 305P ($150 each), 308P MkII ($250 each) and 306P ($199 each) will be available soon in the US. The new range is scheduled to arrive in Europe in the summer. Find out more on the JBL website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.