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JBL Authentics L8

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Two-way speaker system with wireless streaming

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$599.95 each

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Simple fact: the JBL Authentic L8 will change the way your room sounds forever. Inspired by the legendary JBL Century L100 loudspeaker, the JBL Authentic L8 blends classic acoustic speaker design with advanced wireless audio streaming. Sporting a gloss-black wooden enclosure, the L8 maintains unmatched audio quality while providing wireless connection to a wide range of devices via AirPlay, DNLA and Bluetooth®. Near Field Communication (NFC) technology lets you pair a Bluetooth device simply by tapping it on the speaker. Meanwhile, the free JBL MusicFlow app lets you easily set up and control the speaker with your iOS or Android mobile device. And it’s as versatile as it’s easy: wirelessly charge compatible mobile devices on the speaker’s optional Qi charging pad, or charge devices, including tablets by using its built-in USB ports. Packing 120 watts RMS of power, custom JBL low- and high-frequency transducers, advanced DSP technology and a frequency response of 50Hz – 35kHz, the JBL Authentic L8 produces full-range sound and a wide stereo image from a single stereo speaker. Harman Signal Doctor technology replaces the details lost in today’s compressed music files, adding detail and energy to any low quality music stream. The JBL Authentic L8 is the perfect companion for any audio source, and the ideal sound system for any living space.

What's in the box?

  • 1 JBL Authentics L8 speaker system
  • 1 Removable speaker grille
  • 1 region-specific IEC power cord
  • Quick-start guide

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Device Compatibility

3.5mm
Apple AirPlay
Bluetooth

General Specifications

Amplifier Power
4 x 30W RMS

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response
55Hz – 35kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
92dB
High Frequency Transducer
25mm tweeter
Low-Frequency Transducer
4 inch woofer
Maximum SPL
104dB @ 1m

Features

120 watts (RMS) of JBL power and advanced acoustic design produce dynamic, full-range stereo JBL sound from a single speaker.

High-performance JBL transducers and meticulous acoustic design deliver amazing sound from a compact speaker. The optimized low- and high-frequency transducers combine with advanced electronics and DSP to present full-range stereo sound with a wide stereo image – all from within a single enclosure.

Wireless connectivity for AirPlay, DLNA and Bluetooth® devices

The JBL Authentic L8 provides easy wireless audio playback from smartphones, tablets, computers and media players. It offers AirPlay for iTunes and iOS devices, DNLA for Android devices and Windows PCs and Bluetooth® – including instant Bluetooth® pairing with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The speaker automatically switches streaming formats as needed, simplifying use with all your devices.

Clari-Fi Technology

Clari-Fi analyzes digital audio files during playback and “rebuilds” what was lost in compression. Other audio "enhancers" simply add EQ or reverb to existing content with the unsatisfactory result of boosted artifacts and increased distortion.

Wireless charging pad lets you recharge your compatible devices without docks or connectors.

The JBL Authentic L8 has a wireless charging pad on the top that makes recharging your compatible mobile device easy. No worrying about connectors; simply place your device on the charging pad. The wireless charging capability is another way the JBL Authentic L8 maintains a clean, uncluttered look.

Warranty 1 Year Electronics

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

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JBL Authentics L8 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing system! I bought this product 4 months ago and have to say, it's the best money I've ever spent. The sound is ridiculous! When I have company, it usually takes my guests less than two minutes before they comment on the amazing clarity and bass. There has been times where it goes in and out while utilizing AirPlay. I've chalked it up to my router. If you're looking for a speaker that can fill a large room - this is it. I live in a flat that has a common area of about 700 square ft. It has absolutely no problem filling that space perfectly - at all volume levels. I will say, it doesn't sound nearly as good when playing music via bluetooth. If you're not going to use this with your wifi, not sure its worth the money - would be missing out on the true potential of the speaker. Craftsmanship of the unit is also pretty stellar. Nice solid/heavy construction.
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from outstanding quality mind blowing sound . I own many JBL products this one every one should have.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!!! Awesome Sound! I bought the L8 system two months ago and I only turn it off when I am sleeping. It is awesome!!!
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from can't stop listening i'm so happy to have it in my house, now i can totally have a good time relaxing on my couch
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding clarity of music This is such a great sounding unit I'am using mostly Apple Air-Play and the details of the music beats my two speaker and sub system. It is like rediscovering my music collection and hearing details In the music I have been missing.
Date published: 2014-04-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great product for the USA - not so for Europe Sound is fantastic, way better than rivals such as Sony SRS X9, and with the acclaimed connectivity, (spotify connect, direct internet radio etc) it should easily be the product of choice. Unfortunately for us mere mortals in Europe we don't get the same conectivity - so no Spotify connect, no direct internet radio, so it's only good for bluetooth and streaming from a NAS through 3rd party apps. Sorry guys otherwise brilliant product, you just let the Europeans down.
Date published: 2015-01-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Airplay Does not Work! Warning, the Airplay feature for the L8 simply doesn't work. While it is fairly easy to get the L8 to connect to your wifi network, it only shows up as an Airplay device on some apple products/apps. When it does show up, trying to play audio to it results in an error and the L8 will disconnect from the wifi network. I spent hours trying to get this to work properly, testing with an iPad, iPhone, and Mac Air, and just about every different setting on my router (e.g., different wifi security encryption, static IP address, etc.). I was unable to get Airplay audio to the device, no matter what I tried. Bluetooth does work. Extremely disappointing considering how much this unit costs. With regard to the sound quality, the default sound profile has the bass extremely high relative the the mid and treble. This is one of the most unbalanced set of speakers that I have come across. Luckily, you can adjust the EQ with the JBL app, which makes the sound more reasonably balanced.
Date published: 2015-01-01
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