ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, January 18, 2007 — Documenting 60 years of creativity, expertise and leadership in audio, The JBL Story — 60 Years of Audio Innovation, a new book by John Eargle, is being released. Distributed by Hal Leonard Corporation, The JBL Story offers a historical perspective on the people and products that have made JBL one of the most recognized audio brands in the world.
The JBL Story features full-color photos, historical advertisements and hundreds of diagrams and images, many taken from JBL’s archives. Topics include stories behind the development of innovative applications for consumer products, as well as systems installations for stadiums, tour sound, movie theaters, recording studios, and houses of worship. Additionally, the book covers the brilliant engineers, and colorful record producers, musicians and technicians who had the vision to pursue a better way. The foreword was written by legendary guitarist Les Paul.
A key figure in JBL’s continuing commitment to excellence and innovation, Eargle has written eight books covering various topics in professional audio. “Since James B. Lansing founded the company in 1946, JBL has provided groundbreaking solutions for virtually every loudspeaker application,” Eargle noted. “These achievements, however, did not occur overnight. The story of the individuals responsible for JBL’s contributions over the past 60 years is as informative as it is entertaining, and I hope it will prove useful to anyone with an interest in loudspeakers and audio technology.”
The JBL Story — 60 Years of Audio Innovation will be available in March 2007. The book is 336 pages, full-color, 8.5″ x 11″, softcover with flapped covers. The suggested retail price is $29.95 US (CAN $38.95). Retailers interested in selling the book should contact the distributor Hal Leonard at 1-800-554-0626. Please refer to item number HL00331423 or ISBN 1-4234- 1281-8.