There has been a growing trend among manufacturers of hi-fi equipment to house the latest audio technology inside nostalgically designed exteriors. The latest addition to this range of retro-inspired sound systems is the JBL Authentics 300, a unique portable home speaker system with one foot firmly planted in the 1970s.
Constructed with a leather-like enclosure and sturdy metal handle, the JBL Authentics 300 delivers exceptional audio in a compact and portable format. The 1970s aesthetic continues through to the iconic Quadrex grille that resembles the classic down-firing passive radiator of yesteryear, with JBL’s signature pattern dominating the space.
Featuring a built-in battery capable of up to eight hours of playtime, the JBL Authentics 300 produces crisp and dynamic audio thanks to the inclusion of a full-range 5.25-inch woofer combined with a 6.5-inch down-firing passive radiator. Mid- and high-range frequencies are capably reproduced through the pair of 25mm tweeters for outstanding detail and clarity.
The result is a perfect balance of audio in a compact package, ideal for casual listening around the home or garden. The JBL Authentics 300 is fully compatible with a broad selection of music streaming services, including AirPlay, Chromecast, Alexa Multi-Room Music, and Spotify Connect, which are all included in the package.
You can also use a selection of popular voice assistants with the JBL Authentics 300, with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa available to use simultaneously for convenient smart performance. If you prefer a hands-on approach, the retro theme is continued through the JBL Authentics 300’s tactile buttons and dials that sit neatly on the top of the sound system.
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