JBL Conceal C83 front and back

JBL Conceal Series

news - August 2020


JBL Conceal Series


The future of premium invisible audio has arrived.



Major Haynes and Family
 

TODAY’S LUXURY HOME BUYERS expect the very best products, furnishings, and entertainment systems in their homes. A state-of-the-art AV system is a key piece of the design, but it must not compete with the décor of the living space. Great sound should be heard, but it need not be seen – it should be invisible.

The JBL Conceal Series combines patented technologies with JBL’s acoustic design to deliver a product that truly disappears into the room. The products in the Conceal Series include a compression molded baffle with a proprietary FidelityGlass™ acoustic panel, an integrated rear enclosure, and advanced transducers and network designs. The products install as easily as a standard drywall patch and feature a paintable surface that can also be custom finished. With a broad hemispherical coverage pattern and no visible components, JBL Conceal Series loudspeakers can be discretely and optimally located throughout an environment immersing the listener in great sound that is heard and not seen.

 

The C86 is the flagship of the JBL Conceal Series. This invisible architectural loudspeaker features a dual panel design for optimum acoustic performance. Each panel includes a rigid frame that houses the drivers and acoustic components that would be found on a conventional visible architectural in-wall or in-ceiling loudspeaker. The frame attaches directly to the structural framing of the wall, while the face of the loudspeaker – the FidelityGlass™ panel – features a smooth and durable surface that is designed to be finished in a similar fashion to the wallboard surrounding it. With the edges of the loudspeaker flush to the wallboard, the seams are taped and spackled using common methods and techniques. Once sanded and properly prepared, you simply need to paint or wallpaper the surface of the loudspeaker to match your desired finish.

Product Highlights:
- Two-piece design with 8-inch (200mm) LF panel and separate five-element MF/HF panel
- Proprietary FidelityGlass acoustic panel and compression molded baffle
- Custom designed transducers with JBL premium acoustic crossover network
- Integrated wooden back box enclosure for reduced acoustic intrusion into adjacent spaces
- Loudspeaker system installs like a standard drywall patch
- Paintable surface can also be custom finished for complete invisibility

JBL Conceal C86 FrontJBL Conceal C86 Rear
JBL Conceal C83 frontJBL Conceal C83 back

The next speaker in the Conceal Series is the C83, which contains two drive elements working in tandem with the FidelityGlass™ acoustic panel to provide the high-and mid-frequency component of the sound. The panel also utilizes an 8-inch low-frequency driver working in tandem with the FidelityGlass panel to deliver impressive bass performance. This combination of drivers and patented technologies results in high-performance sound that typically would only be found in large conventional in-wall loudspeakers.

Product Highlights:
- One-piece design with 8-inch (200mm) LF driver and dual-element MF/HF drivers
- Proprietary FidelityGlass acoustic panel and compression molded baffle
- Custom designed transducers with JBL premium acoustic crossover network
- Integrated wooden back box enclosure for reduced acoustic intrusion into adjacent spaces
- Loudspeaker system installs like a standard drywall patch
- Paintable surface can also be custom finished for complete invisibility


JBL Conceal C62JBL Conceal C62 rear

JBL Conceal C82WJBL Conceal C82W rear

The JBL Conceal Series C62 is a high-performance invisible architectural loudspeaker that features a single panel design with premium acoustic performance. The C62 contains a drive element working in tandem with the FidelityGlass™ acoustic panel to provide the high-and mid-frequency component of the sound. The panel also utilizes a 6.5-inch low-frequency driver working in tandem with the FidelityGlass panel to deliver bass performance. This combination of drivers and patented technologies results in high-performance sound that rivals that of traditional in-wall loudspeakers.

Product Highlights:
- One-piece design with 6.5-inch (165mm) LF driver and single-element MF/HF driver
- Proprietary FidelityGlass acoustic panel and compression molded baffle
- Custom designed transducers with JBL premium acoustic crossover network
- Integrated wooden back box enclosure for reduced acoustic intrusion into adjacent spaces
- Loudspeaker system installs like a standard drywall patch
- Paintable surface can also be custom finished for complete invisibility

Of course, the family wouldn’t be complete without a subwoofer. The JBL Conceal Series C82W is a dual-panel, high-performance invisible architectural subwoofer system. Each C82W panel includes a rigid frame that houses the drivers and acoustic components that would be found on a conventional visible architectural in-wall or in-ceiling loudspeaker. The foundation of the panel of the C82W is a compression molded baffle that provides a rigid frame for the entire assembly. The FidelityGlass acoustic panel is affixed to the frame and serves as the diaphragm for the transducers. Within the panel, dual 8-inch (200mm) high-power woofers operate in conjunction with the FidelityGlass panel and a tuned enclosure to deliver solid bass performance rivaling that of traditional in-room subwoofers.

The C82W system is the perfect complement to add solid bottom-end performance to any of the JBL Conceal Series loudspeakers in music or multi-channel audio systems.

Product Highlights:
- Dual-panel design each with dual 8-inch (200mm) LF drivers
- Proprietary FidelityGlass acoustic panels and compression molded baffles
- Integrated wooden back box enclosure for reduced acoustic intrusion into adjacent spaces
- Loudspeaker system installs like a standard drywall patch
- Paintable surface can also be custom finished for complete invisibility

More info on all these models here: JBL Conceal Series