Item# ES250PBK



400W, 12-inch powered subwoofer

$549.00549.0 each
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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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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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

Frequency Response
25Hz – 150Hz
Crossover Frequencies
50Hz – 150Hz; 24dB/octave, continuously variable
Amplifier Power (Peak)
Power Requirement
AC 120V~60Hz 2A
Amplifier Power (RMS)
Low-Frequency Transducer
12" (300mm) PolyPlas™
Crossover frequency, Level, Input, Phase
Line-Level/LFE Input

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 4.7727 out of 5 by 88.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works awsome, after I figured out how to adjust it Got it one week ago, great sound and looks fantastic.
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from deep bass I had a home theather then I realize they not cutting it I'm been using jbl speakers on my cars pass 16 years first was 2 1200gti and 2 t595 6x9 speaker so I wanted something loud so i buy 2 of these es250p alone with 2 es80 after using it for 4 days one of the voice coil burned even though both subs were at the same level lowest hz and maybe 1/2 on the level and from receiver sub is -20 so wasn't pushing a lot but burned no problem on sending it back and getting it fixed I hope I guess one of the voice coil was defected or something whatever the case is I was disappointed in that little bit but jbl costumer service is great they gonna fix the problem mostlikely will write another review depends on if the feedback is negative or something
Date published: 2016-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great low end bass I bought this sub to add to another sub i have to my surprise i didnt need the other sub i can just have the jbl alone with my souns system,unbelievable the sound that comes out this sub makes my walls vibrate.
Date published: 2016-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bang for the Buck I have been researching powered subwoofers for a couple of years now before purchasing a new one to replace my Polk sub and was struggling with the thought of spending a lot of money on a premium series Klipsch until I had discovered this one from JBL. THIS SUB IS A POWERHOUSE. It fills my 14x32 entertainment room with correct Movie and stereo sound very accurately. I may be adding a second one for the great price.
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible sound. Another great product from JBL.. Tremendous lows!! In fact, I have to turn the level down 1/2 way so it doesn't rattle the house and upset my wife during intense movies or load music.. :) I have always been a major JBL fan and have purchased JBL speakers ever since 1982 when I bought my 1st L56's. JBL never disappoints... Btw, those old L56's are still rockin it in my garage sound system and still sound as great as the day I bought them.. I could ramble on and on about how many JBL products I own throughout my home, auto's, boat and RV. Take my word for it, in 35 years plus years I have seen and heard a lot of different speakers and I can honestly say the sound JBL produces is unique, intense and crystal clear..
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quatlity Great sound quality and bass. I am very impressed with the quality of bass sound from this subwoofer. Doesn't sound distorted or muffed when playing a blueray DVD with a lot action and explosions.
Date published: 2016-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big bang for the buck This is a very high end sub. I got it on sale way under msrp. Love the depth and sound presents of this sub. I am a very happy consumer.
Date published: 2016-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Great product with a great kick. I recommend this product. You won't be disappointed
Date published: 2016-05-03
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Can you use this subwoofer with the JBL SB350 soundbar ? 

Asked by: Mrlar007
This is a powered subwoofer, and must be connected to the subwoofer line output of a receiver/amplifier, wich SB350 doesn't have, using RCA cable and plugged into the wall outlet in order to function. So no, the ES250P is not compatible with SB350.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-05-27

How much does it weigh?

Asked by: Joe G
As shown above on the Owners Manual, the ES250P weighs 43 lb (19.5 kg).
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-05-27

After months of searching for a suitable Bi-ampable speaker, I decided to go with the BIC-EV15 floorstanding speakers. These speakers have a frequency response of 24Hz- 20KHz and are power rated at 225 Watts RMS and 430 Watts peak. Considering JBL Sub. ?

Asked by: Gregg765
If you are looking for a Sub that would match the speakers that you currem=ntly have right now, you would need to consider the Amplifier/Receiver that you are going to connect the Sub into. The power handling of our Subwoofers won't matter as long as the amplifiers power output does not exceed the power handling of the speakers/subwoofers. To give you an example, a 7.2 channel receiver with 125W per channel power output can drive/power a speaker/subwoofer with 125W-500W power handling. However, the same receiver can still power a speaker/subwoofer with 120W and below power handling but with a high risk of speaker blow out.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-05-23

If i connect this sub direct to my television , will it work ?

Asked by: Jordi
Yes, theoretically, if your TV has an analog line level audio output, you can connect it to the line level input on the ES250P and it will work. However, there is a lot more to it than that. First, most people are connecting their sources (cable box, sat box, dvd player, etc.) directly to their TV using digital connections (HDMI). And many TV's are not able to convert that digital signal over to the analog output on the TV. So while you might be able to connect the sub to the analog output on your TV, it might not work as you would expect. You will have to check with your TV manufacturer to find out for sure. Also, a sub like this will be a bit of overkill. The TV probably puts out 5-15 watts of sound into really small speakers. This sub offers as much as 400 watts. A smaller powered sub would probably be more than enough for this type of setup. But again, yes, theoretically, it can and will work.
Answered by: Jaycob at CustomerService
Date published: 2016-05-03

Can you play music of the speaker

Asked by: Jbl is best
This is strictly a powered subwoofer, providing ONLY subsonic deep bass audio. It cannot be used on its own. It must be connected to an audio receiver with speakers. It will enhance the existing system and extend the bass response.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-25

Can you connect your phone to bluetooth and play music?

Asked by: Jbl is the best
This is strictly a powered sub and must be connected to an existing stereo or surround sound system including a receiver and speakers. You cannot pair a device directly to this sub.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-22

how is this connected to speakers or other devices?  Is it an RMS input, xlr input, quarter inch input or 8th inch input? 

Asked by: apc123
This is a home audio powered subwoofer, so it uses the home audio standard of RCA line level audio inputs. You would not connect this to other speakers. It would be connected to the sub or line output on a stereo or surround sound audio receiver.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-22

I have a JBL Venue series Sub 10 with a 12" driver. How does the ES250P compare to the Venue series?

Asked by: ondrums
The VENUE SUB 10 has a 10" subwoofer in it. The VENUE SUB 12 has a 12" sub in it. If you have the SUB 10, it is very much like the ES150P except that the ES150P has an amplifier that is a bit more powerful. The SUB 12 is very much like the ES250P except, again, the ES250P has a bit more power. So to answer your question, if you do in fact have the SUB 10, the ES250P is much more powerful and has a bigger driver.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-21
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