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HARMAN’s JBL Loudspeakers Travel The World With DJ Skribble

NORTHRIDGE, California – Renowned DJ/producer DJ Skribble travels with HARMAN’s JBL PRX600 Series portable loudspeakers for monitor use while DJ’ing at some of the biggest clubs in the world.

DJ Skribble entered the DJ world in the early ’80s and since then has gained great success with his popular musical drops, albums, mix compilations and his kinetic radio personality. He has teamed up with many popular artists such as Britney Spears, Pink, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Power5 and Keith Shocklee and has been a popular member of MTV’s The Grind and Total Request Live. Today, he performs at some of the most popular venues around the world, is a staple on the huge spring break tour as well as DJ’ing in his home base of New York City.

Since first using the JBL PRX600 Series loudspeakers at a gig in New Mexico, DJ Skribble has never looked back. “I didn’t realize how much power they actually had until I tried them,” he said. “They truly bump at reasonable volumes. Feeling the groove and hearing that quality motivates me. That’s the hard part of being a DJ, motivating yourself so you can keep the crowd in a frenzy. Making people dance and sweat all night long is how I roll and the PRX600′s are right there with me!”

“Having DJ Skribble as part of our team is amazing. He’s a critical listener and a demanding customer,” stated Richard Ruse, VP Worldwide Sales, JBL Professional. “Working with Keith Shocklee sent a message to the DJ community that we take them seriously and have been listening to their needs. Now with Skribble we hope to reach deeper into the world of all DJ’s and make the statement that we’re here and we care.”

The lightweight, portable nature of the speakers is huge to Skribble. “I can be up and running in five minutes without having to worry about anything else. This is so important when we’re jumping from club to club at spring break.”

Within a 2-month span, DJ Skribble ventured to the Pro Bowl, Super Bowl and recently on a loop of popular spring break locations including Cancun, South Padre, Clear Water and Rocky Point. “PRX600′s bump. Even at these huge venues I’m still impressed. I’m hooked!” stated DJ Skribble.

For more information on DJ Skribble, please visit: http://www.djskribble.com

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG, Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.2 billion for twelve months ending December 31, 2011.

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NORTHRIDGE, California – Caesars Atlantic City is one of the New Jersey shore’s most popular hotels, offering entertainment, gaming, dining, luxury accommodations and much more in a spectacular oceanfront location. Caesars’ newest attraction is the Boardwalk Beer Garden, a place to kick back and relax and enjoy a world-class selection of beers and microbrews, along with an ever-changing selection of live, recorded and DJ music.

Located right in the center of the Atlantic City action, the Boardwalk Beer Garden features a high-performance music system with several JBL PRX615M powered monitor loudspeakers. Aurora Sound and Light Design installed the system, under the direction of Ian Hoffer.

“We’re specialists in the design and implementation of nightlife systems, and the majority of our work is club installations,” noted Hoffer. “The indoor portion of the Boardwalk Beer Garden was the site of a former club and already had a traditional sound system in place, but when the owners (Dusk Management Group) decided to create the Boardwalk Beer Garden featuring an outdoor seating and performance area, they needed additional sound reinforcement.”

“The project requirements called for high-quality, powered, and most importantly, portable speakers,” Hoffer continued. “I suggested that we use JBL PRX615M monitors to be evenly spaced along the beer garden, which is a long rectangular area outside of Caesars.”

The PRX615M features a 15-inch Differential Drive™ dual-voice-coil woofer and neodymium compression driver mounted to a 90º by 50º horn, all driven by a built-in dual 500-watt (1,000 watts total) Crown® Audio amplifier.

“The PRX615M was ideal for this application,” Hoffer said. “It fit the size and sound coverage requirements, and since it’s self-powered, compact and weighs less than 50 pounds, the speakers are easy to move in and out. We also installed AC power and XLR audio receptacles next to each speaker to facilitate easy setup and takedown by the bar staff.”

“The speakers have performed great so far,” Hoffer concluded. “They’re easily portable, and durable, which was a primary consideration for this application, and most importantly, they sound fantastic.”

For more information about Aurora Sound and Light Design, please call 609-433-6289.

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 12,000 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.8 billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2011. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

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NORTHRIDGE, California – As a producer and one of the founding members of the seminal rap group Public Enemy, Keith Shocklee has been defining and defying musical genres for over 30 years. Cited as one of the top ten hip hop producers for his past work with Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Paula Abdul, Sinead O’Conner and Janet Jackson among others, Keith was involved at the inception of not just a new musical art form, but a culture whose language, fashion and perspective have permeated everyday life for billions of people worldwide. Over the years Shocklee has lent his talents to more than 20 platinum albums and he still continues to break new ground as a principal and artistic leader of Power5, a global talent management and marketing/branding company. A longtime fan of HARMAN JBL loudspeakers, Shocklee and the Power5 DJ’s have recently been using JBL PRX600 Series powered portable loudspeakers for live DJ gigs while using LSR4300 Series studio monitors for writing and producing new music.

“I do a lot of DJ work and recently needed to make some changes to my live DJ system, so who do I go to? Where else… JBL,” said Shocklee. “JBL has been a staple of every club in Manhattan—it was the sound of dance music! I came up in the music industry mostly on the mobile DJ side, and we always tried to use JBL. I used a lot of different brands of speakers, but JBL was always at the heart of everything, and they were the speakers I kept coming back to.”

Shocklee points out the many advantages of the JBL PRX600 Series loudspeakers, which feature built-in Crown® class-D amplifiers in light, compact, road-tough enclosures. “Any DJ who knows what they’re doing wants to have JBL loudspeakers and Crown amplifiers, and with the PRX Series you have Crown amps built right into the speakers,” Shocklee said. “That is a tremendous advantage and the sound quality is beyond comparison.”

In addition to the sound quality, Shocklee noted the importance of light weight for a mobile rig. “I see friends of mine using subwoofers that need to be carried by three people,” he said. “I can carry a PRX618S sub by myself with no problem. And it’s amazing that you’re getting just as much impact from this lightweight box as you were with the old school speakers. I can take a couple of PRX618S subs and a few PRX615M main speakers to a gig and I don’t even need any help.”

This portability has become even more important as the opportunities for mobile DJ’s have grown in recent years. “Mobile DJ’s are really making a comeback,” Shocklee noted, “for parties in the parks, basketball tournaments in the summer, loft parties and other events, and the PRX speakers are perfect for DJ’s to take with them to any gig.”

In addition to his DJ work, Shocklee creates movie scores and does music production in his Power5 studios, relying on JBL LSR4300 Series studio monitors in a 5.1 surround sound configuration. “I built a surround sound system for my film scoring setup, and I like to know that when I perform that music live it will sound the same,” Shocklee added. “The LSR studio monitors give me that accuracy and I know I can trust my mixes to sound the way I intended when I’m listening to them on another system.”

“I take my technology very seriously, and I compare a lot of products to get things right,” Shocklee concluded. “JBL delivers the clarity I need when I go from a studio environment to a live environment.”

HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,800 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.5 billion for the twelve months ended December 31, 2010. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

For additional information, contact:
Travis McGee
Definition Branding & Marketing
(212) 660-2555 ext. 24
Travis.mcgee@definitionbam.com

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