Home AudioSpeakers


Home Loudspeakers
Does the variety of home loudspeakers seem confusing? Relax. Think you don’t have room for exceptional speakers? Think again. Speakers come shaped and sized for every space in the house, and your desires (not some arcane techno-jargon) determine which ones suit you best. JBL has been making speakers since the 1940s, so sit back and let the experts guide you to the speakers that are right for you.

floor speakers
Simply put, floor speakers stand or sit on the floor. They range from small, unobtrusive boxes to a 51-inch tower, and they can blend in with the décor or command attention like palace guards. Available in finishes such as cherry wood, white gloss and black ash, the speakers look great and sound greater. Some JBL speakers, for instance, feature proprietary technology that competing companies don’t offer, such as PolyPlas™-reinforced woofers and titanium-laminate tweeters mounted in Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal™ waveguides. JBL’s floor speakers offer amazing audio – from the ground up.
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bookshelf speakers
Bookshelf speakers look small (they fit on bookshelves, after all), but watch out. They pack a punch. One JBL personal-size monitor, for instance, weighs little more than five pounds (2.4 kg) but has a frequency response of 80Hz – 20kHz. What’s more, bookshelf speakers are so versatile that you don’t need a bookshelf to house them. Quite a few JBL bookshelf speakers come with brackets so that you can mount them on walls or any number of other places, and they’re designed in colours and shapes to fit any home or office. And, of course, they carry on the JBL tradition of spectacular sound.
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speaker packages
If you don’t want to hunt down component after component, JBL offers entire packages of speakers designed to work together as smoothly as ice dancers. The SCS series and the Cinema Sound series each feature six specialized speakers that capture and release sounds ranging from the soft trill of a nightingale to the bangs and booms of action-movie explosions. The packages come with instructions to show you where and how to place the speakers for maximum sonic enjoyment. Whether you’re a complete newbie or a veteran audiophile, JBL has a system for you.
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center channels
What’s a centre-channel speaker? It’s the one that you place front and centre in a home cinema, directly facing the listener. It’s the one that usually carries voices, including singers in concert and actors in movies. In other words, the centre channel is crucial, so it’s a good thing that JBL has some great ones. The HT4H horizontal speaker, for instance, has a Bi-Radial® horn that preserves the imaging (placement in space) of the centre-channel dialogue with pinpoint accuracy – perfect for today's high-definition recordings and broadcasts. But that’s just what you’d expect from JBL.
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The subwoofer is the basso profundo of speakers. Human ears can hear sounds in a range from 20 to 20,000 Hertz (cycles per second) but subwoofers concentrate on the lowest, deepest range, below about 80 Hertz. These specialized speakers are expert conveyors of bone-vibrating movie explosions and other sounds that you feel as much as you hear them. JBL has fifteen different subwoofers, from the small but mighty SS88IWS in-wall subwoofer to the monstrously powerful Synthesis S1S-EX. Try one out, and you’ll never go back to ordinary sound again.
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in wall / ceiling
In-wall and in-ceiling speakers seem shy. They lie flush with a room’s surfaces, taking up no space, never calling attention to themselves until you want them to go to work. And then they’re not so shy anymore. JBl has more than 30 in-wall and in-ceiling speakers – round ones and rectangular ones, single-speaker units and dual-speaker units, small speakers like the L226C and big ones like the Control 30. If your walls and ceiling weren’t built with spaces for speakers, don’t worry: almost all of JBL’s in-wall and in-ceiling speakers come with integrated dog-ear brackets for retrofit applications.
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