JBL Bar 5.1


5.1-Channel 4K Ultra HD Soundbar with True Wireless Surround Speakers

$699.95699.95 per system
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Expected to ship Sat Dec 02 2017.

Your ultimate all-wireless movie experience.

The JBL Bar 5.1 transforms from a soundbar into a true wireless 5.1 home theater system for an epic movie and music-listening experience. The soundbar features two detachable battery-powered wireless surround speakers with 10-hours of playtime, 510W of total system power, a 10” wireless subwoofer, three HDMI™ inputs to connect 4K devices and Bluetooth™. With Dolby® Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS, your movies, music and video games will never sound more incredible. The soundbar features JBL SoundShift®, which allows you to instantly switch between the sound from your TV and the Bluetooth sound from your mobile phone or tablet. The soundbar is programmed to respond to your TV remote, so you can control everything with your existing TV remote control. The JBL Bar 5.1 re-defines the soundbar experience.


General Specifications

Total Maximum Power 510W
Max SPL 104dB
Frequency Response 35Hz to 20KHz
Soundbar Weight 3.9kg \ 8.6 lbs
Subwoofer Weight 13 Kg \ 28.7 lbs
Surround Speaker Weight: 0.6kg \ 1.3 lbs


Subwoofer Transducer Size 10"
Soundbar Transducer Size 6 x 2.25" racetrack drivers, 3 x 1.25" tweeter
Soundbar Dimensions (W x H x D) 1148 x 58 x 93 (mm)\ 45" x 2.3" x 3.7"
Subwoofer Dimensions (W x H x D) 440 x 305 x 305 (mm) \ 16" x 12" x 12"
Surround Speaker Dimensions (W x H x D) 165 x 59 x 93 (mm)\ 6.5" x 2.3" x 3.7"

Antenna Input

HDMI Video Inputs 3
HDMI Video Output (with Audio Return Channel) 1
HDMI HDCP Version 2.2

Audio Input

Audio inputs 1 Analog, 1 Optical, Bluetooth

Audio Input 1

Audio inputs 1 Analog, 1 Optical, Bluetooth
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  • Soundbar
  • Wireless subwoofer
  • 2 x Wireless surround sound speakers
  • Remote control with battery
  • Power cables (up to 5pcs depending on region SKUs)
  • HDMI cable
  • AUX cable
  • Optical cable
  • Calibration microphone
  • Wall mount bracket kit
  • Quick start guide
  • Warranty card
  • Safety sheet

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Note: the Warranty Card provided with your JBL product contains the full terms and conditions of your warranty.

Unless a different warranty period is stated in the Warranty Card provided with your JBL product, JBL warrants for a period of 1 year (5 years for any non-powered speakers) from the date of retail purchase by the original end-use purchaser, that this product, when delivered to you in new condition, in original packaging, from a JBL authorized reseller and used in normal conditions, is free from any defects in manufacturing, materials and workmanship. Refer to the Warranty Card provided with your JBL product for specific details including what is not covered along with other terms and conditions.

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JBL Bar 5.1 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! I have only had this about 2 weeks and I've got to say I am really impressed. This is my first ever sound bar, so I can not compare it to anything other than what I have listened to in stores. Setting it up was a bit confusing for me as I have never had to use the HDMI Arc. Once I got my head around it, it all made sense. Everything connected to the TV with no problems The build quality is excellent and as for the sound, well it has blown me away. The depth of the sub woofer is unbelievable. There is plenty of control to turn it up or down to suit your needs. I have the surrounds placed in the corner of my living room and although they do not sound much on there own they give a real immersive feel to a movie or TV show when the system is running. Try Gotham and you will see what I mean. I have played blu-ray's, dvd's, and streamed movies to test it out and the sound is superb and I mean superb. Voices come through crystal clear even if there is a lot going on in certain scenes. At low levels you can still here voices clearly. This is one of the things I was concerned about but I have not had any issues. TV adverts sound amazing. Normal TV programs sound amazing. I have not tried the Bluetooth yet as I did not really get it for music. Although I watched a few TV programs with music in them such as Sam Smith, George Michael and Elton John and the music came through really well with depth and excellent clarity. The sub woofer gives real depth but to overpowering. I have tried the different modes, but I have found Movie mode the best, so I have left it in that and adjusted the bass and surrounds accordingly. So overall I am really pleased with the system. Well worth the wait.
Date published: 2017-11-14
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Do the dimensions stated for the soundbar include the detachable rear speakers?

Asked by: Johnuk
58' long soundbar.  That makes it nearly 1.5 metres long. Surely not. Thats horrendously long.
Answered by: dec007
Date published: 2017-11-13

Do you have USB audio input? and how can you connect it to my computer?

Asked by: juangabritorri
The Bar 3.1 owner's manual states USB audio is supported! It is mp3 and wav only (page 9) with instructions on how to use it (page 6). The Bar 5.1 owner's manual is not out at the time of me writing this, but I would hope the upgraded model has at least the same setup. Would have been better with flac support over wav support though. No one is ripping to USB in an uncompressed format when flac gives the same quality for quite a bit less size. It is also open-source so anyone can use it for their products. Not sure why JBL didn't include it as a usable format.
Answered by: PandasAreAwesome
Date published: 2017-11-15

When are you guys going to release the JBL BAR 5.1 system. I only have 5 days to return my JBL bar 3.1

Asked by: James007
The JBL Bar 5.1 does not have a release date yet but please expect it to be soon.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2017-11-02

Does this support casting/pairing and Spotify/similar app supports?

Asked by: Bala1987
The JBL Bar series does not offer internet connection, therefore, Wi-Fi audio streaming will not work (Google Cast, Spotify Connect). For wireless audio streaming, the JBL Bar 5.1 offers Bluetooth connection.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2017-10-15

Are the batteries replacable in the surround speakers? Since they don’t have the power cord, eventually when the battery life goes bad we may need to replace them. It would have been awesome if they included optional power cord for convinience.

Asked by: Krishna Susarla
Unfortunately the JBL Bar 5.1 surround speakers has a built-in battery, If you encounter problems with your Bar 5.1 . Please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2017-11-08

Are the wireless surround speakers on the 2.4GHz or 5GHz spectrum? 

Asked by: rm015
The wireless surround speakers of the JBL Bar 5.1 are on the 5Ghz Spectrum.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2017-11-15

Is this true 5.1? As in, is the center sound bar 3 channels, front left center and front right, with the detachable sides being side left and side right, for a total of 5 channels?

Asked by: Zack12345
That is correct. The JBL Bar 5.1 transforms from a soundbar into a true wireless 5.1 home theater system for an epic movie and music-listening experience.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2017-11-09

Does it compatible with dolby atmos

Asked by: Alan Wünsch
Unfortunately, the JBL Bar 5.1 is not compatible with Dolby atmos.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2017-11-04
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