JBL, Harman/Kardon replacing Yamaha at JB Hi-Fi

JB Hi-Fi to sell Harman/Kardon and JBL home theatre speakers and receivers

Australian electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi has today announced it has partnered with importer and distributor Convoy to sell Harman/Kardon and JBL home theatre speakers and receivers.

The Harman/Kardon SB30 soundbar: one of the products coming shortly to JB Hi-Fi.
The Harman/Kardon SB30 soundbar: one of the products coming shortly to JB Hi-Fi.

The deal will see JB Hi-Fi stores across Australia stock a range of JBL and Harman/Kardon's "high end audio equipment" including home theatre systems, speakers and receivers.

The ranges will be available through both JB Hi-Fi stores and online from Sunday, 1 September.

The new partnership with Convoy, which imports, distributes and markets the JBL and Harman/Kardon brands, comes after the JB Hi-Fi's deal with Yamaha "came to an end earlier this year."

JB Hi-Fi's CEO, Terry Smart, said he was confident the new partnership will fill the void, and help the company attract new customers.

"We have been seeking new avenues to promote music to the mass market in order to contribute to the growth of our industry and Convoy was best able to understand our vision.

The Harman/Kardon and JBL product ranges are not only fantastic quality, they offer outstanding value for money for consumers and we’re confident this partnership will allow us to attract new customers to the specialist channel".

Convoy's CEO, Geoff Matthews said the partnership with JB Hi-Fi is "exciting" for the company.

"Obviously this is big news for the industry and really exciting for everyone involved. Harman/Kardon launched the world’s first audio receiver in 1953 and the first stereo receiver in 1958, while JBL is one of the world’s oldest speaker brands.

To have two iconic brands come together to fill a gap in the market like this is fantastic. We’re really excited about the partnership and look forward to many successful years working together."

As part of the deal, JB Hi-Fi will sell Harman/Kardon receivers, JBL home theatre packages, and Soundbars from both brands.

Products include Harman/Kardon AVR171, AVR161 and AVR151 receivers, JBL MTS4000, MTS3000, MTS2000 and MTS500 home theatre packages, and SB30, SB16, SB400 and SB200 soundbars.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags JB HiFiretailJBLHarman Kardon

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Ross Catanzariti
Show Comments

Essentials

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?