Project Everest DD65000
Dual 15" (380mm), three-way, floorstanding speaker designed for a world-class listening experience
Project Everest DD65000
Introducing the Project Everest DD65000, an evolution of
the much-lauded DD66000 speaker system. Using the
most advanced technologies and world-class components,
our engineers have created one of the world’s most
sophisticated and sought-after speaker systems.
Building off the much-lauded JBL® Project Everest
DD66000, the DD65000 three-way loudspeaker system
features dual 15-inch (380-millimeter) layered paper-pulp
matrix cone woofers, which deliver controlled, articulate
and authoritative bass response without compromising
sonic neutrality. High and midrange frequencies cleanly
come through its 4-inch (100-millimeter) magnesium-alloy
compression driver. And its 1-inch (25-millimeter) ultrahighfrequency driver delivers frequencies up to 50kHz – far
above the range of human hearing. Finished in luxurious
zebra-wood, the Everest DD65000 stays true to our
rich heritage in designing the world’s best home theater
equipment. In short, this is one of the finest home theater
systems we’ve ever produced.
Dual 15" (380mm), layered-paper, pulp-cone woofers for
authoritative bass response
4" (100mm), magnesium-alloy diaphragm for crystalclear highs
1" (25mm) high-purity, magnesium-alloy diaphragm for
extreme highs
Extremely smooth and wide frequency response
Proprietary Bi-Radial® horns
100 – 500 watts suggested amplifier power range
Excellent terminals and system controls
Bi-wiring capabilities
Flawless enclosure construction
Project Everest DD65000
One of the finest JBL home theater loudspeaker systems in existence. Period
Key Features
Dual 15" (380mm) layered paper-pulp woofers for
authoritative bass response
The Project Everest DD65000’s 15-inch (380-millimeter) woofers
combine the inherent musicality of natural pulp-cone fiber with
a 4-inch (100-millimeter), edge-wound aluminum voice coil. This
material preserves sonic neutrality, dampens internal resonances,
smoothes frequency balance and tightens bass response. The
system employs dual-inverted Nomex spiders to offer greater
freedom of motion and dynamic range, particularly at low
playback levels. The result is very high acoustic output, improved
power handling and reduced power compression.
4" (100mm) magnesium-alloy diaphragm for
crystal-clear highs
The DD65000’s 4-inch (100-millimeter) magnesium-alloy
compression driver with a 4-inch, edge-wound aluminum voice
coil provides exceptional high and midrange frequency response
with low distortion. You’ll experience natural, realistic tones from
all your music and movies.
1" (25mm), high-purity, magnesium-alloy diaphragm for
extreme highs
We’ve constructed the DD65000’s 1-inch (25-millimeter)
ultrahigh-frequency diaphragm from magnesium-alloy. This
compression driver features a magnesium phasing plug, which
offers improved stiffness and can wisk heat away from the
voice-coil assembly to help it perform harder, longer and faster.
You’ll experience crystal-clear, ultrahigh frequencies up to 50kHz
quickly, accurately and without strain or distortion – even when
you crank up the volume.
Extremely smooth and wide frequency response
With a frequency response of 31Hz – 50kHz, the DD65000’s
sound reproduction is extremely smooth and extended in every
direction. The system’s directivity and power response are highly
uniform, its harmonic distortion is reduced to inaudible levels,
and its dynamic linearity is unparalleled.
Proprietary Bi-Radial horns
The Project Everest DD65000’s transducers operate with
Bi-Radial horns shaped for smooth frequency response and
precise imaging. JBL engineers have optimized this structure
for extreme heat resistance, low resonance, vibration-resistant
rigidity and superior acoustics.
100 – 500 watts suggested amplifier power range
JBL engineers have designed the Project Everest DD65000
for serious audio output. We recommend that you power it
with a separate AVR (audio/video receiver) or amplifier that can
deliver up to 500 watts and no less than 100 watts, whether
you use the speaker as a stand-alone unit or as part of a stereo/
surround-sound system. It’s important that your selected
amplifier has a very high current capacity and must be capable of
driving a low-impedance load.
Excellent terminals and system controls
Front-mounted control panels on the DD65000 enable precise
tuning of low- and high-frequency levels and other characteristics
for maximum sonic performance with any system and in any
room. Separate low-frequency and high-frequency rear-input
terminals allow you to bi-wire or bi-amp the system.
Bi-wiring capabilities
The DD65000’s internal dividing network enables bi-wiring
capabilities that offer you more flexibility in amplifier selection −
and serious sonic advantages in the audio response. You’ll enjoy
spectacularly clear sound.
Flawless enclosure construction
We’ve housed the DD65000’s transducers, horns and crossover
networks in a visually stunning enclosure comprised of mediumdensity fiberboard (MDF) and finished in an elegant zebra-wood
texture. A specially curved baffle provides the sidewalls for
the main high-frequency horn. The top and bottom horn flares
are accomplished by the attachment of precision-molded
SonoGlass® horn “lips” to the enclosure’s upper surface. We’ve
mounted the ultrahigh-frequency driver to a SonoGlass horn that
itself is mounted to a die-cast aluminum housing.
JBL sound: A heritage of excellence
JBL loudspeakers have been the choice of music and movie
professionals for more than 60 years; they are behind the
screens of more than 50 percent of all movie theaters and hang
in concert venues everywhere. Many of your favorite songs
and movie soundtracks were mixed or mastered on JBL studio
monitors. But you don’t have to be a recording-industry
professional to bring JBL sound home. Our home systems use
technologies, materials and manufacturing techniques developed
for professional speakers.
Project Everest DD65000
The speaker system that audiophiles dream of
What’s included:
1 JBL Everest DD65000 three-way, floorstanding speaker
4 floor spikes
Speaker type: Three-way floorstanding
Low-frequency transducer: Dual 15" (380mm) layered paper/
pulp matrix cone woofers
• High-frequency transducer: 4" (100mm) magnesium-alloy
compression driver
• Ultrahigh-frequency transducer: 1" (25mm) magnesium-alloy
compression driver
• Maximum recommended amplifier power: 500 watts
• Frequency response (–6dB):
31Hz – 50kHz (half space);
40Hz – 50kHz (anechoic)
• Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
5.0 ohms @ 80Hz
3.8 ohms @ 40kHz
• Sensitivity: 96dB (2.83V/1m)
• Horn directivity (horizontal x vertical):
High-frequency: 100º x 60º
Ultrahigh-frequency: 60º x 30º
• Crossover frequencies:
150Hz (LF1 6dB/octave)
750Hz (LF2 24dB/octave)
20kHz (UHF 24dB/octave)
• Control functions:
HF level control (low, mid, high)
LF level control (low, mid, high)
LF/HF drive mode bars (normal/bi-amp)
System orientation bars (left/right)
• Dimensions (H x W x D): 38" x 43-5/8" x 18-1/2"
(965mm x 1109 x 469mm)
• Weight: 302 lb. (137kg) without grille
312 lb. (142kg) with grille
• Package weight: 383 lb. (174kg)
HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated
8500 Balboa Boulevard, Northridge, CA 91329 USA
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Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.
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