American experts, JBL, bring their range of home and personal sound systems to a showroom in The Grand Mall
Besides achievements like creating the first two-way studio monitor, this American company’s equipment happened to be used at the Woodstock festival in 1969. Named after founder James B Lansing, JBL has been a hallmark brand for audio electronics since the 1940s, and was acquired by Sidney Harman in 1969. Now, Chennai gets its first JBL store through city-based Orange Tree Marketing Company, who are the sole distributors of JBL in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
Like us, you too may wonder why they chose Velachery as the location of their first store in Tamil Nadu. Ankur N, manager-sales, explains that after going through several options in the city, the ground floor space at The Grand Mall was ideal. Though just a little over 300 sq ft, the store, launched by brand ambassador AR Rahman, gives you access to JBL’s entire home, multimedia and personal audio range. And if you seek JBL for your car, they will direct you towards one of their specialised car audio distributors.
On display are best-sellers like the Pulse — their portable Bluetooth speaker that comes alive with colourful LED lights — and the Charge that doubles as a power bank for your smart phone. Their 5.1 channel home theatres, with a BluRay 3D player, built-in amplifier and RMS of 350, starts from Rs. 45,000 onwards and you will be pleased to learn that they are happy to pay you a visit, if you are not sure what sort of configuration would best suit your space. We like their Android earbuds that start from Rs. 1,499 onwards and the best part — all their products are on special introductory offers, with a basic 2.1 channel speaker system on an incredible 40 per cent off. And considering they’ve had visitors from as far as Vellore stepping in, we suggest you hurry.