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International Jensen Inc. has introduced a line of drop-in car speakers under the Blue Cone and Gray Cone model names. The speaker cones incorporate kapok to make them more weather resistant. Prices range from $44 to $119 per pair. Other new products include a 10-disc CD changer, two cassette receivers and three amplifiers. Two subwoofers will ship in Jun, 1994. International Jensen Inc. introduced a slew of new auto sound products including loudspeakers with several new features and a 10-disc compact disc changer.

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In addition, Jensen’s sister company, Advent Mobile, also had new products on display at the 1994 Mobile Electronics Show.

  • Jensen’s Blue Cone models

Heading the new speaker line are Jensen’s Blue Cone models, which are all designed as drop-in replacements. Starting with the 6 1/2-inch coaxial J226CX, the 5 1/4-inch coaxial J225CX and 6 1/2-inch full range J16FR and the 4-inch full range J124FR. The price range is from $44 to $59 per pair and all are now shipping.

The triaxial J320TX and coaxial J220CS 6 by 9 will also be joining the Blue Cone. To make the cones more weather resistant they contain kapok, a material used in lifejackets. The speakers have molded magnet covers as a protective measure. Both models will ship in June with respective retail prices of $99 and $79. There were also new 6-by-9 speakers in Jensen’s Gray Cone line. The coaxial J240CX and triaxial J340TX, will be shipping in July with suggested prices of $94 and $119 per pair, respectively. These speakers feature a ridged cone area designed to deliver more bass by creating more surface area and contain kapok.

  • Gray Cone Speakers

Others new Gray Cone speakers, also ridged and incorporating kapok, are the 5 1/4-inch J245CX, 4-inch J244CX and the 6 1/2-inch units J246CX and J236CX. All models ship this month with suggested retails, per pair, of $84, $49, $79 and $59.

Also shipping in May is the JDC10RF 10-disc CD changer. The unit has shock and vibration protection, can be mounted horizontally or vertically, remote control and a suggested price of $499. The CS8000 and CS3510 cassette receivers are also new for 1994. Both feature auto reverse and 20 watts of power, while the first models add a three-quarter detachable face and two pre-amp outputs. Both will ship this summer with $229 and $179 suggested price tags.

Starting Shipping and Providing a Good Service

Three amplifiers in Jensen’s Triple Play Series will start shipping next month. The 50-watt A432HLX and A222HLX and 75-watt A322HLX with suggested retails of $379, $239 and $319, respectively. Joining the amps in June are two subwoofers each featuring gold-plated five-way binding post terminals and gray foam surround. The 300-watt JW12 and 200-watt JW10 will carry suggested retails of $64.95 and $54.95. Advent new product line also features two new subwoofers that have a window, dual voice coils and cones impregnated with graphite. The 12-inch BP12 and 8-inch BP8 will ship in August with suggested prices of $299 and $249, respectively.

Advent targeted the factory replacement market with two new loudspeaker models. The 150-watt 6- by 9inch AM690 and 75-watt 1/2-inch AM650 have high density cellulose cones and strontium ferrite magnets. Both will be available in August will carry the same suggested retail price of $69 per pair.

  • Fabulous Three of Amplifiers

Closing out Advent’s introductions are three amplifiers. The four-channel PA415 and PA450 paired with two-channel PA250 are bridgeable and contain gold-plated connectors. The 15-watt PA415, suggested retail $149, 50-watt PA450, $379 and 50-watt PA250, $279, are all now shipping. Advent also showed its first electronic component, the APX7000, which contains four signal processors, a graphic equalizer, dual active crossovers and BBE II sound restoration system. Its suggested retail is $199. It is shipping.