JBL Authentics

Authentic sound. Authentic materials. Authentic JBL.

Time to connect with the new sound of legacy

The JBL Authentic L8 and JBL Authentic L16 wireless speakers combine classic speaker design with groundbreaking wireless technology.

Inspired by the legendary JBL Century L100 loudspeakers, they feature authentic materials, optimized low-frequency and high-frequency JBL transducers and meticulous acoustic design. The result is jaw-dropping audio quality and a wide stereo image from a single enclosure. With AirPlay, DLNA and Bluetooth connectivity, both Authentics models stream audio from any wireless device.

Harman Signal Doctor technology replaces the details lost in today’s compressed music files, adding detail and energy to any low quality music stream. Not only that, but a free JBL MusicFlow app lets you easily control playback with iOS or Android mobile devices. And both speakers incorporate connection for an optional wireless charging pad for Qi compatible devices.

Stylish and self-contained, either speaker is an ideal sound system for any living space or audio source.


Inspired by the legendary JBL Century L100 loudspeaker, the precision cut foam grill both looks beautiful and still
allows the amazing JBL sound to breath.

Repairing compressed music in realtime.

Clari-Fi By Harman analyzes the audio signal in real time and corrects waveform deficiencies based on an in-depth knowledge of the encoding codecs and psychoacoustics.

For all compressed audio sources (such as MP3) Signal Doctor reconstructs a perceptual estimate of the missing signal components based on the signal components that remain in the compressed signal.

Wireless connectivity

  • Stream music from phones, tablets or computer over Wi-Fi with the highest quality using AirPlay or DLNA
  • Bluetooth included for wireless streaming from any Bluetooth device
  • Signal Doctor transforms poor quality audio streams to studio quality sound

Wired connectivity

  • 3.5mm analogue aux and optical digital inputs for connection to all your devices
  • Qi wireless charging ready to charge your Qi enabled tablet or phone (MODULE sold separately)
  • USB charging station integrated (one USB socket for phones, one for tablets)

JBL Music App

Control of every detail. The JBL Music app gives you complete control of your sound. Use the tone control to wirelessly shape the sound to your room and listening position. Remotely switch source with the touch of a button. See what is going on with your music and turn Signal Doctor on to repair your compressed music in real time. Enjoy your music collection like never before…

Feature comparison


Frequency Response45Hz - 35kHz35Hz - 35kHz
Power4 x 30W6 x 50W
Drivers4” woofer, 1” tweeter5.25” woofer, 2” mid-range, 1” tweeter
FinishGloss blackWalnut with metal heat sink
Bluetooth 3.0
Phono input (turntable)
Optical input (SPDIF)
3.5mm Aux- input
USB charging ports1 x phone, 1 x tablet1 x phone, 1 x tablet

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JBL Authentics L8

$599.95 each


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JBL Authentics L16

$999.95 each


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