Item# ES250PBK



400W, 12-inch powered subwoofer

$249.95249.95 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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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

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ES250P is rated 4.7632 out of 5 by 76.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I know jbl for long time when i was child when i bought this product JBL still same quality.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Finish Very happy with the ES250's. They are an excellent subwoofer and with 400 watts have more than enough bass for what I need. The frequency range is very good and can easily go from subtle to room shalking.. These are excellent speakers and proudly finish off my JBL speaker system. The quality and finish is outstanding and will go with any room.. I would recommend the ES250's to anyone that wants a solid and reliable sub woofer. .
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great subs for the money !!! This is my system which is geared for music only . 400 watts per sub is nice! One will do the trick for most home theaters . Two will bring the house down! Hopefully they will last . Have fun !!!
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Simply beautiful, great sound, changing all my speakers to JBL.
Date published: 2016-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome SUB. Deep low bass. Living room sounds like a club. Shakes the house. JBL is the best in my book. Very shocked oh the sound. Great sub for the best price.
Date published: 2016-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding About this last month for my basement outstanding product great price can't beat it sounds great
Date published: 2016-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly satisfied This is my second sub of the same kind that I purchase. I had the other one for over 3 years and was very happy. This second subwoofer has completed my 7.2 setup and it really makes a difference having two instead of just one. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2016-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprised indeed! I bought this unit to use in my basement studio but when I saw the good looks I opted to use it for my home theatre. WOW!!!!
Date published: 2016-03-07
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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

What does that back look like cuz I wanna get it but i don't know what hook up it takes 

Asked by: tyron
I'm unable to post a photo, but can tell you exactly what is on the back... 1. Phase Switch - 0/180 2. Input Switch - LFE/Normal 3. Volume/Level Control 4. Crossover Control - 50Hz-150Hz 5. LFE/Left & Right (white & red) RCA Line Level Input Jacks 6. Power Swich 7. AC Power Jack NOTE: There are no speaker level inputs or outputs.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-03-23

this item is new or refubuse

Asked by: kennyg
All products purchased on this site are new, not refurbished.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-03-14

I just ordered the ES250P and I just realized that my amp has sub or lfe outputs, The last jbl sub i used had speaker in and outputs on the back. Is there a way to still use this sub with an vintage pioneer amplifier.

Asked by: loudnproud
Yes, you can purchase an after-market speaker/line level converter. Google "speaker line level converter" and you will find many options. One of the less expensive $20 items will be similar to what would normally be found in a typical powered sub.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-02-26

how many speaker outlets does this subwoffer have

Asked by: gutiar joe
This is strictly a powered subwoofer. It does not have any speaker input or outputs. It is to be connected to an existing stereo or surround sound receiver that has a preamp or subwoofer line level output.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-02-26
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