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** JBL **

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JBL Professional
Industry Audio
Headquarters Northridge, California, U.S.
Key people
James Bullough Lansing, Founder
Products Amplifiers, loudspeakers
Number of employees
Parent Harman International
Website www.JBL.com

*JBL* is an American audio electronics company founded in 1946 by James
Bullough Lansing. Their primary products are loudspeakers and associated
electronics. There are two independent divisions within the company —
JBL Consumer and JBL Professional. The former produces audio equipment for
the consumer home market while the latter produces professional equipment
for the studio, installed sound, tour sound, portable sound (production and
DJ), and cinema markets.


· 1 History
· 2 Timeline
· 3 Examples of applications
· 4 References
· 5 External links


James B. Lansing founded JBL one year after leaving Altec Lansing as their
Vice President of Engineering in 1945. The company was first called Lansing
Sound, Inc., from 1 October 1946, and later changed its name to James B.
Lansing Sound. The first products were the model D101 15-inch loudspeaker
and the model D175 high-frequency driver. The D175 remained in the JBL
catalog through the 1970s. Both of these were near-copies of Altec Lansing
products. The first original product was the D130, a 15-inch transducer for
which a variant would remain in production for the next 55 years. The D130
featured a four-inch flat ribbon wire voice coil and Alnico V magnet. Two
other products were the 12-inch D131 and the 8-inch D208 cone drivers.

The Marquardt Corporation gave the company early manufacturing space and a
modest investment. William H. Thomas, the treasurer of Marquardt
Corporation, represented Marquardt on Lansing's Board of Directors. In

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