MUMBAI, INDIA, June 2, 2018  HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today launched a new range of JBL 3 series MkII studio monitors for their professional customers at this year’s PALM Expo - India's foremost exposition for the professional audio, lighting, live sound and install sound. HARMAN’s Professional Solutions division in India has also signed on popular Indo-Canadian singer and performing artist, Jonita Gandhi and percussionist, composer Taufiq Qureshi as its newest brand ambassadors.

The 3 Series family design of MkII leverages over 70 years of JBL acoustic expertise to create refined studio monitors, which deliver outstanding value. These monitors offer next-generation JBL transducers, tailored sound to fit any studio and offer consistent performance. JBL’s ground breaking Image Control Waveguide has impressive detail, ambience and depth in the mixes. This patented innovation ensures an acoustically seamless transition between the low- and high-frequency transducers and provides an immersive soundstage with precise imaging. Offering a broad sweet spot and neutral frequency response, the new range of JBL MkII Studio Monitors deliver a crystal-clear representation of the musical mix—revealing subtle details, even when listening off-axis.

They are available in three different models options:

  • The 5" 305P MkII offers a remarkable sound and is perfect for smaller workspaces.
  • The 6" 306P MkII is perfect if you need even more volume and bass response while maintaining a compact footprint.
  • The 8" 308P MkII is the largest and most powerful of the three models in the series, offering impressive low end, high output and excellent dynamic range.

HARMAN has also announced that singer Jonita Gandhi and leading percussionist, composer Taufiq Qureshi have joined the illustrious list of HARMAN Professional India’s brand ambassadors, which include Sivamani, Niladri Kumar, Ranjit Barot and Kabir Café. Jonita is an Indo-Canadian playback artist, with a number of Bollywood tracks to her credit, including in movies such as Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Chennai Express and Highway. She regularly performs at concerts of A. R. Rahman, Amit Trivedi, Sonu Nigam, Pritam and Salim–Sulaiman. Taufiq Qureshi, an ace percussionist of India and an acclaimed composers recognized for his path-breaking and trend-setting work, as a performing artiste and as composer/arranger. Taufiq has been ably successful at taking the nuances of traditional rhythms of India to an alternate form of World Music and offering it to a larger audience of all age groups and from different parts of the world.

“We are delighted to welcome Jonita Gandhi and Taufiq Qureshi, both phenomenal artists, as the newest brand ambassadors of HARMAN Professional. Jonita is a new age musician and YouTube sensation with a huge following. Taufiq is a leading contemporary world percussionist who is renowned for adopting global percussion instruments in his compositions. Their association with HARMAN will give us an opportunity to connect with emerging musicians and their fans around the world. HARMAN has always encouraged new age artists who love experimenting and we strive to design and develop superior audio technologies like the new JBL Studio Monitors so music makers can create and share their art the way they intended. This is our mission that we pursue with great passion every day,” said Prashant Govindan – Senior Director for HARMAN Professional, India and SAARC.

As part of the Palm Expo, HARMAN Professional India also hosts the three-day live music show, ‘The HARMAN Live Arena’. Sivamani, Louis Banks, V. Selvaganesh, Kabir Café, Ranjit Barot and Niladri Kumar are some of the star performers at this year’s Live Arena.