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400W, 12-inch powered subwoofer


$249.00 each $549.00


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High-definition video, meet high-definition audio. The JBL® ES250PBK brings your home theater system to life with 400 watts of power, up to 700 watts of peak power and the proprietary JBL PolyPlas™ woofer. You’ve never heard anything quite like it. You’ll enjoy unsurpassed low-frequency performance and signature JBL sound. Your favorite movie special effects will have deep, rich, resonant bass and no unwanted distortion or boominess. LFE- and line-level inputs provide maximum connection flexibility. And you can easily tailor the ES250PBK's performance to your room's particular acoustics.

What's in the box?

  • (1) ES250P 12" 400-Watt high performance compact powered subwoofer
  • (1) Owner's Manual

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General Specifications


Audio Specifications

Frequency Response
25Hz – 150Hz
Crossover Frequencies
50Hz – 150Hz; 24dB/octave, continuously variable

System Specifications

Amplifier Power (Peak)
Power Requirement
AC 120V~60Hz 2A
Amplifier Power (RMS)

Speaker Specifications

Low-Frequency Transducer
12" (300mm) PolyPlas™

Control and Connection Specifications

Crossover frequency, Level, Input, Phase
Line-Level/LFE Input


Proprietary JBL® 12" PolyPlas™ driver

Lightweight, rigid 12-inch (300mm) PolyPlas™-cone woofer produces uniform pistonic motion, and effortless, high-impact bass. Premium components like PolyPlas and the HeatScape™ motor structure give you less distortion, less internal resonances, and the freedom to play it loud and long.

400 watts, 700 watts of peak power handling

With 400 watts RMS and 700 watts of peak power, the subwoofer will knock you out. And distortion is minimized even at high volumes. It provides the ultimate in home theater and audio quality that’s up to HD video quality.

Computer-optimized bass-reflex port

This front-firing subwoofer has the JBL® computer-optimized bass reflex port to extend deep bass response, eliminate unwanted turbulence and rattle the walls.

Accurate frequency response

With a frequency response of 25Hz to 150Hz, you hear the truth and exactly what the audio professionals who created the sound intended. There’s never a change to the music mix, the timbre of voices, the original design.

Magnetically shielded for video proximity

Put the JBL® ES250PBK anywhere that makes sense in your home theater setup. It’s magnetically shielded for placement on the floor wherever you want, including right near your TV or video display.

Slick style that equals the substance

The speakers feature a striking, classic black finish, which complements the aesthetics of many flat-panel televisions and nearly any décor.

Warranty 5 Year Warranty

Products purchased online or from an authorized local retailer and under warranty may qualify for an exchange with a valid receipt.

Purchases made from an unauthorized dealer will not be elibible for exchange.

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ES250P is rated 4.6512 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from KAAAA-BOOOOOM! Bolt everything to the walls..nail the furniture down and strap the kids ( or pets ) to the couch. This thing hits like a ton of lead! It does take some tweaking to get it to match the other speakers but once it's dialed in the difference is amazing. My living room is carpeted so it did tend to muffle the down firing design ( vent tube ) but once I got it up on some vinyl flooring it was game on! This is not for apartment living or neighbors living close by..this is for a system you can cut loose on with no one around. Truly incredible for the price..lets see if it lasts.
Date published: 2013-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Explosive!!!!!!!! If you give this product anything lower than a 5+ you don't know electronics or your setup is wrong. I have been in the awesome home audio business a long time and this subwoofer is worth every penny. It makes my house shake and neighbors visit just to see what im rocking. Movies on my 70in Plasma sound as if im on the set filming its simply crazy awesome quality! theater sound hands down is what you get from this subwoofer. I have this subwoofer paired up with Martin Logans baby so piece together your system dont by a kit thats a joke, spend the extra cash you will be thanking yourself all day and night!
Date published: 2013-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On Thank you JBL for allowing me to purchase a great sub at a super price. As owner of L100's since 1974, which are still rocking, nothing but kudos for an iconic brand that still continues to deliver.
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rumble machine I purchased this unit for a 5.1 surround system and it really fills in the lows very well. I do recommend setting the crossover of the sub and your receiver for best results. Really brings out the bass - and this comes from a bass guitar player.
Date published: 2014-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG THIS SUB SHAKES THE HOUSE finally a sub that can keep up with my JBL L series speakers! I am running it about 55% power on the sub and the Yamaha Aventage on -10db and its like being at a night club. the movies were also enhanced to Theater thx quality sound!! when playing speak to me by pink Floyd the whole house shook.!!! yes!!! totally worth the wait!!!! I love this sub
Date published: 2013-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredibly powerful sub I bought the ES250P to extend the low end of my JBL LXE770 front speakers (8" Woofers / 4" Mid / 1" Dome Tweeter). At first the ES250P was pounding me with the deep deep bass and nothing else - and not mixing well with my front speakers. I had the volume at 3/4 and the sub was either unheard or overpowering. But I kept listening and adjusting. After about 2 weeks they started to break-in. Every time I listened I turned the volume down a little. By week 4 I had them at 1/3 volume and crossed at about 80Hz and the sound was great. I got plenty of good low-end bass that mixed very well with my fronts. They added depth that was missing. For movies the bass they put out was tremendous. I had to turn the volume down even more. They added much needed realism to my movies. For the money this is an incredibly powerful sub. I turned my system up to half volume (the sub is on 1/3) and everything was shaking to the bass. It actually scared me a little bit just how powerful the sound was. I'll never play it that loud ever again. It's scary to think about how powerful this thing would be if I turned it up all the way. The only thing I don't like is the design of the boxes and the grills - they do not prevent dust from getting inside to the driver - which for a 12" sub that may not matter - it's just a little annoying. I love the light on the top that let's you know when it's on or in standby. It's easy to see. This sub is very convenient with variable volume and crossover point knobs and a standby feature. I recommend to add numbers and tick marks to the volume and crossover dials - makes it easier to remember settings in case you're like me and you want to turn it down a little for movies and back up for music (although getting down there to actually see those numbers may be hard enough to negate any value they could provide). The ES250P will add depth to your music and thundering realism to your movies.
Date published: 2012-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great 12" sub! I have another big brand 12" sub, but to my pleasant surprise the ES250BPK surpassed it by a wide lead! High sound quality (no distortion even at high volumes), plenty of power, deep and intense bass at low volumes (the walls of my house are solid bricks and "I can feel goooood" the vibration when I put my hands on them)! Desing sleek and compact, simplicity of installation and quiet operation. To be perfect could come with remote control and wireless connection, but these features are only available in much more expensive subs and we do not need if you have a receiver of high quality with accurate calibration.In Brazil I paid over USD 1200 (high taxes and shipping costs), but even so the cost-benefit ratio was excellent.
Date published: 2012-03-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DOA Dead On Arrival.Returning it back to JBL. Questing if I should give it a second chance.
Date published: 2014-05-29
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