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April 2019

MusicTech Review: JBL 306P MkII

“JBL’s 3 series monitors have always delivered great quality at a low cost, but the new MkIIs promise even more.”  Check out more at MusicTech.

April 2019

NintendoLife Review: Polymega Is Shaping Up To Be The Ultimate All-In-One Retro Emulation Box!

“So when I say that the enigmatic Polymega retro console system caught my attention when it was announced in 2017, you can understand where I’m coming from. Polymega stood out for its sleek modular design, which made it look like a grown-up cousin to the Retro Freak system, and for its bold promise to operate on a hybrid FPGA / emulation setup.” Read the full review here.

April 2016

EON ONE Launches at Musikmesse 2016

The EON ONE is the only truly all-in-one linear-array P.A. that you can carry with just one hand. No shoulder bags, no second trips to the car. Check out more at JBL and more about the project here.

March 2016

Kickstarter Launch!

Our client TempehSure begins it’s Kickstarter campaign with a clear goal– to invite passionate foodies, creative chefs and growing fans of plant-based protein (vegetarians and otherwise) to help fund the initial production run of the TempehSure™ Protein Pod and become a pioneer-owner of this exciting new product.

April 29, 2015


March 17, 2015

Bioelectronic Advances

Pulse’s client SetPoint Medical had a great feature in Scientific American. The SA article  features bioelectronic medicines in this month’s edition as the new pioneers in medicine.

February 18, 2015

ISE 2015 and New Bay Media

JBL Professional has won PSNEurope‘s first Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2015 Best of Show award for its new Control HST loudspeaker.

NewBay Media has announced the winners of its first annual ISE Best of Show Awards for the brands AV Technology, Residential Systems, and Digital Signage. The Best of Show Awards recognize new and outstanding products exhibited at the recent ISE 2015.


February 11, 2015

Best Speaker of 2014

Pulse is very proud the JBL EON 615 took home the Music + Sound Award’s Best Speaker of 2014. Check out the full list of winners here.

January 20, 2015

JBL’s “Don’t Miss” NAMM release

Pulse is very excited for some of our newest work for JBL to launch at NAMM 2015, click the image to check out the promo video.



January 2015

Jury Decision

The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design has just announced the 2014 winners of the Good Design Award. Pulse Design Group’s head of design, Tim Nugent,  was fortunate enough to have participated as a juror for these prestigious awards. There was an outstanding group of entrants to review this year and Pulse is proud to have contributed to the process of determining the winners. To see the full list of award winners please visit

December 2014

20. Second Sight

Every year the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) selects 50 companies that are overturning technology markets, leading the way in markets that are growing in importance, or creating entirely new markets. This year Pulse is proud to have worked on #20 with our clients Second Sight. See the full list here.



December 23, 2014

SetPoint Medical’s clinical trial begins with positive reports.

SetPoint Medical’s clinical trial starts with rave reviews reports the Guardian. “Even in patients who have failed everything, including the most modern pharmaceuticals, we have seen a clear trend of improvement. We may be able to achieve remission in 20% to 30% of patients, which would be a huge step forward in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.” says Prof Paul-Peter Tak.

A great beginning for a great product. Pulse Design Group is very excited for our client, SetPoint Medical, and are happy to have worked on project poised to do so much good. Read the full article here.

May 23, 2014

New York Times Magazine: Can the Nervous System Be Hacked:

NEW YORK — Welcome to the brave new world of bioelectronics: implants that can communicate directly with the nervous system in order to try to fight everything from cancer to the common cold… Click here to read the whole New York Times article.


August 26, 2014


Pulse is very excited for the to get a blessing from Frank Filipetti as he discusses the JBL M2.

The remarkable music mixing and production career of Frank Filipetti includes six GRAMMY® wins, projects with Korn, Kiss, Courtney Love, Elton John, Mariah Carey, James Taylor, Barbra Streisand, Luciano Pavarotti and the recording of some of Broadway’s biggest cast albums. In an interview at his studio, Filipetti discusses his experience using JBL’s newly released flagship studio reference monitor, the M2. Watch the discussion here.

April 30, 2014


Harman JBL speakers give studio quality at modest price

NEW YORK — When a loudspeaker company pulls out the stops to convince you its latest product is so good even the pros are drooling, well let’s just say I brought a skeptic’s ear. Especially when those speakers cost a mere $150 each. So I was pleased when I too was blown away…[Y]ou don’t have to be a content creator or even an audiophile to appreciate what JBL has drummed up here… Click here to read the whole USA Today article.


January 24, 2014


Pulse is very excited for the 2014 NAMM launch of the JBL EON 615, which we were lucky enough to design with our friends at JBL.

“…Completely rethinking how truly good an affordable self-contained, portable PA system can be, JBL engineers purposely designed and built the EON600 from the ground up featuring JBL’s advanced waveguide technology, JBL designed and manufactured transducers, and convenient, wireless remote control of its onboard DSP EQ parameters via Bluetooth.  This total redesign of the EON platform leverages the latest technologies in cabinet materials, acoustic science, transducer design and user friendliness that delivers the extraordinary quality of a high-end studio monitor in a fully professional, highly flexible, easy to use, portable system for today’s working musicians and sound providers…”  Check out JBL’s site here.

January 24, 2014


Not to be outdone by its JBL siblings, we are also thrilled to celebrate the launch of another new project, the JBL 301S.

“Designed to integrate into a broad range of applications the LSR310S features balanced XLR and ¼-inch inputs, a selectable input sensitivity switch and three crossover settings: 80Hz, XLF and External… The external setting bypasses all filtering, allowing use of an external crossover…Using this setting, the bass output more than doubles and the newly developed woofer/amp combination with protective limiting allow the 310S to produce extended bass output continuously without failure. The LSR310S is highlighted by a distinctive glossy black flange of the front-mounted Slip Stream Port, an enclosure designed to fit neatly into small recording and post-production studio environments.” – Check out JBL’s site here.


August 6, 2013


“Bringing professional studio reference monitoring to customers at a remarkably affordable price, HARMAN’s JBL Professional today introduced its 3 Series studio monitors. The first studio monitor line to incorporate JBL’s patent-pending Image Control Waveguide, 3 Series is designed to deliver exceptional imaging and detail in any listening environment. With a distinctive appearance, rugged build, pristine sound, and most affordable price points, the new 3 Series will be welcomed by music, post and broadcast production customers working in stereo and surround sound formats… Read full article.

March 13, 2013


“Home improvement retailers and consumers love new products, and the Retailers’ Choice Awards program recognizes those selected by a panel of retailers they feel are unique, interesting and hold a great promise for sales in their stores,” says Dan Tratensek, NRHA’s vice president of publishing and publisher of Hardware Retailing magazine.” The Blue Viper was one of the award winners of 2013. Learn more