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300-watt, 10-inch powered subwoofer

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High-definition video, meet high-definition audio. The JBL® ES150P brings your home theater system to life with 300 watts of power, up to 500 watts of peak power, the proprietary JBL® PolyPlas™ woofer and HeatScape™ technology. 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 ES150P's performance to your room's particular acoustics.

What's in the box?

  • (1) ES150P 10", 300-watt RMS (500-watt peak) powered subwoofer.
  • (1) Owner's Manual

With 300 watts RMS and 500 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.

Lightweight, rigid 10" (250mm) PolyPlas™ 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.

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

With a frequency response of 27Hz – 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.

Put the JBL® ES150PBK anywhere that makes sense in your home theater set-up. It’s magnetically shielded for placement on the floor wherever you want, including right near your TV or video display.

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

Black, Cherry, Beech
Crossover Frequencies
50Hz – 150Hz; 24dB/octave, continuously variable
Frequency Response
27Hz – 150Hz
Amplifier Power (RMS)
Amplifier Power (Peak)
Power Requirement
AC 120V~60Hz2A
Low-Frequency Transducer
10" (250mm) PolyPlas™
Crossover frequency, Level, Phase, Input
Line-level/LFE Input

1 Year electronics & 5 Years lousdpeaker

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ES150P is rated 4.5675675675675675 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just like its big brother, very pleased! I bought this to compare to the ES250P 12" sub I bought recently and which I thought might be too big for my home theater system LOL. In comparison, the 150P, when volume matched to the 250P, held its own with a bit better integration to my smallish satellites, was a bit tighter musically but the cone was pushed to its limits to match the output of the (relatively) loafing 12" on movie soundtracks or similar CD audio. All I can say about the ES150P is wow! Lows of the 12" are amazingly all there in a slightly smaller package that I was looking for, but it does run pretty hot as the volume knob has to go up to compensate for less cone area I suppose. That is a concern for me long term but right now it is putting out about 110db peak @ 1M of solid sound on music tracks with the volume knob only at about 1/3rd of max, with the back of the amp pretty hot. I suppose that's as good as it is safely going to get but darn good enough when I want it! I was going to keep only one of the two but decided to keep both. The ES150P for the dedicated music system where the 250P was simply too much, and the 250P for the home theater where the 150P might not be enough. I couldn't be more pleased with ES150P because its performance is so close to its big brother that it would have to be the better buy of the two. Only wish both subs had auto standby to save power but I just turn them off when not being used so problem solved.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Performance. I convinced my grandparents to purchase this sub, after they were reluctant at first to upgrade any of the old and outdated components from their previous home theater setup. Needless to say, once this beauty arrived we were all impressed, to say the least. This is a very high performing (and powerful) sub that not only plays loudly, but also crystal clear. Movies become an immersive and life-like experience, and music is filled with deep-end presence that was previously lacking. The sub's performance was (and still is!) so great that my grandparents decided to completely upgrade their entire home-theater system to JBL's matching ES series speakers. Would highly recommend!
Date published: 2016-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bass ever very crisp sounding. And the appearance is very nice looking.
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still making adjustments I have only had the unit for one week and it has taken me some time to get the adjustments right...volume, crossover, etc. What i have heard so far I really like.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Filled out my total sound This sub is a definite improvement over my previous Orbit sub. The system now has a much fuller sound overall. Unfortunately, it points out the weaknesses in the rest of my sound/theater system. It may be time for a complete upgrade as it shows me what I've been missing and the potential for a much richer sounding stereo/home theater system.
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lotta bang for the buck Bought two - probably only needed one... Had what I wanted: sweepable freq cut-off, level, built in amp, attractive enough appearance.
Date published: 2016-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from powerful loud fast shipping awesome sound and build quality clean look
Date published: 2016-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great low end sound Bought my JBL subwoofer a couple of weeks ago and love it. Add a great low end bass to my home theater system. Nice to be able to adjust the bass level when I want a lot of bass that rattles the Windows or turn down the level for a subdued sound with everyday tv watching.
Date published: 2016-03-12
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Is there any difference between playing the sub in LFE mode and playing it on normal mode with the crossover-frequency set at 120 Hz (same crossover-freq as LFE)? Thanks.

Asked by: thelegend1310
In terms of sound, it will not make any difference. This is how the Input works. The LFE input is only selected if the ES150P is connected to a receiver that offers a low frequency effects. If the receiver does not have digital processing (i.e. Dolby Pro-Logic decoding only), the normal input must be selected. That being said, if the ES150P is connected to a receiver that does have digital processing (i.e. Dolby Digital or DTS decoding), this will bypass the crossover in the sub. The adjustment will be made on the receiver.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-14

I cant get it to power on anymore, is there a fuse in the sub?

Asked by: lakerpete
Yes, there’s a fuse (1.25A 250V 5x20mm) in the ES150P, but it is internal. We do not recommend opening this unit up, as it is electrical and can be very dangerous. If you would like to have the unit serviced, please submit a request at and the Customer Service team will happily assist you.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-05-13

I'm using a PA system for Karaoke. The PA has a sub-woofer out. Can I add this ES150P to my PA system and use it for Karaoke?

Asked by: RyanS
All of the subs on this site are designed for home audio systems. While theoretically you can plug this sub into a PA system, we do not recommend this. The power and dynamics from a live system with live music and microphones requires a much more robust system. I would suggest that you check our site. This is where you will find professional application speakers and subwoofers.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-22

I'm running two of these with infinity il 40 tower speakers infinity pc 350 center and il 10 surrounds Onkyo tx -777 reciever 135x5, my question is what would be your approach to get subs to blend well with il 40's and what other subs would you suggest?

Asked by: Kaytay
It is impossible to give a specific setting. There are too many variables like size of room, curtains, windows, rugs, paintings, positioning, and so on. All of these things effect the sound in the room, making it impossible to give a specific setting. However, that said, these are all full-range speakers that have a nice low end. I would recommend using a starting point of 80Hz on everything. Let all of the speakers roll off at 80Hz, and let the sub handle everything below 80Hz. Try it like this for a week or so, and then bump everything up to 100Hz, and then down to 60Hz. And see which one sounds best to you. This is the best way to determine the best setting.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-11

I know that the sub has 300 watts of power, but just how loud can it get relatively speaking? Also, will this work with any AV receiver?

Asked by: ABAB
It is impossible to say how loud it will get, in words. Generally speaking, it will work with any receiver. The general rule when selecting a sub is to make sure it has at least twice the per channel wattage rating of the receiver. So, for example, if your receiver is capable of putting out 80 watts per channel, you want your sub to have a rating of at least 160 watts. This will guarantee that the sub will have enough power to keep up with your receiver. So, in a nutshell, as long as your receiver has a wattage rating of 150 watts per channel or less, the ES150P will work well with it without any issues.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-11

The Es150 does come with a grill to cover the speaker, right?

Asked by: DJDave
Yes, that is correct. The photo does not show the grille so that it can show off the massive woofer.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-03-21

Does this unit (subwoofer ES150P) have a front cover or is the woofer exposed?

Asked by: alan4946
Yes, it comes with a front grille. The picture does not show the grille, just for the sake of showing the massive woofer.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-03-21

The height is listed as 18".  I barely have the room in the intended space, so are they are 18" floor-to-top with the legs included? Also, the top has an indicator there any other function there (it will be hidden)?  Thax.

Asked by: drotert
There is no function on the top of the unit other than to show the LED lights. The height of 18" includes the feet. However, unfortunately, you cannot remove the feet because the port tube is in the bottom of the cabinet and must have the space between it and the floor in order to function properly.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-03-15
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