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  • CS480 - 5.1-channel home cinema system with 125-watt powered subwoofer
    5.1 System
    Complete 5.1 home theater sound. Includes 4 satellite speakers, a center channel and room-shaking subwoofer.
  • CS480 - 5.1-channel home cinema system with 125-watt powered subwoofer
    Wall Mountable
    Your speaker can be wall mounted for the ideal home entertainment experience.
  • CS480 - 5.1-channel home cinema system with 125-watt powered subwoofer
    Magnetically Shielded
    Magnetically shielded for placement wherever you want it, including right next to your TV or video display.
  • CS480 - 5.1-channel home cinema system with 125-watt powered subwoofer
    Sleek, Stylish Design
    High-gloss finish that compliments any room in your home.
  • CS480 - 5.1-channel home cinema system with 125-watt powered subwoofer
    Legendary JBL Sound
    You don’t have to venture far from home to experience the legendary power of the JBL sound.
Get big Hollywood sound from a home theater speaker system that’s small and elegant. The JBL® CS480 delivers realism with four satellites, advanced titanium-laminate-dome tweeters, and 3-1/2-inch drivers. A voice-matched horizontal center speaker uses two midranges for dialogue power and clarity. And a potent 125-watt subwoofer rocks the room.

What's In The Box

  • (1) CS80 Subwoofer
  • (1) CS480 center channel speaker with base
  • (4) CS480 satellite speakers.
  • (5) Adustable wall brackets for satellites and center channel with tightening bar
  • (4) Wall brackets for satellites
  • (1) Wall bracket for center channel
  • (1) Owner's Manual

Product Specs, Manuals & Compatibility

Compatible with TVs, Laptops, and Mobile devices
Manuals & Downloads
General Specifications
Cinema Sound Series
Audio Specifications
Speaker Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
Satellite Frequency Response
(-6dB) 110Hz – 20kHz
Speaker Sensitivity
(2.83V@1m) 88dB
Speaker Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
Satellite Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
Satellite Sensitivity
(2.83V@1m) 86dB
Satellite Crossover Frequencies
3.0kHz; 12dB/octave
Speaker Crossover Frequencies
3.0kHz; 12dB/octave
Satellite Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
Subwoofer_Frequency Response
(-6dB) 35Hz-160Hz
Speaker Frequency Response
100Hz – 20kHz
System Specifications
System Weight (lb)
Amplifier Power (RMS)
Amplifier Power (Peak)
System Frequency Response
(-6dB) 35Hz-20kHz
System Weight (kg)
Number of Channels
Satellite Speaker Specifications
Satellite High-Frequency Transducer
1/2" (13mm) Titanium-laminate, magnetically shielded
Satellite Enclosure Type
Satellite Low-Frequency Transducer
3-1/2" (89mm) Magnetically shielded
Subwoofer Specifications
Subwoofer Connections
Left and Right level inputs, LFE input
Subwoofer Controls
Subwoofer level, Phase
Subwoofer_Enclosure Type
Ported (down-firing)
Control and Connection Specifications
(Subwoofer) Right and Left line-level inputs, LFE input (Satellite/Center Speaker) Spade terminals, direct wiring
Speaker Specifications
Speaker Low-Frequency Transducer
Dual 3-1/2" (89mm), magnetically shielded
Speaker Wall-Mount Capable
Yes - Bracket Included
Speaker High-Frequency Transducer
1/2" (13mm) Titanium-laminate dome, magnetically shielded
Satellite Depth (in)
Satellite Height (in)
Satellite Height (mm)
Satellite Weight (kg)
Satellite Weight (lb)
Satellite Width (in)
Satellite Width (mm)
Speaker Depth (in)
Speaker Depth (mm)
Speaker Height (in)
Speaker Height (mm)
Speaker Weight (kg)
Speaker Weight (lb)
Speaker Width (in)
Speaker Width (mm)
Subwoofer Depth (in)
Subwoofer Depth (mm)
Subwoofer Height (in)
Subwoofer Height (mm)
Subwoofer Weight (kg)
Subwoofer Weight (lb)
Subwoofer Width (in)
Subwoofer Width (mm)
System Weight (kg)
System Weight (lb)
USA Warranty Length
1 Year Electronics / 5 Years Loudspeaker Warranty
Product Features
Complete 5.1 home theater package
The JBL® CS480 gives you four identical satellites, a center channel and a room-shaking subwoofer. Added up, it’s a state-of-the-art JBL Cinema Sound system that can handle the sonic range of today’s high-resolution digital media.
3/4" titanium-laminate tweeters
The extremely thin but rigid titanium-laminate dome delivers accurate, undistorted high frequency response, even when the volume is way up. The end result is a full, clear, tight reproduction of high frequencies.
Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal™ (EOS) Waveguide
Proprietary JBL® EOS Waveguide technology realizes the sonic response of your listening environment and delivers intense, precise imaging. You get ideally balanced music. Crisp dialogue. Smooth audio distribution. Every seat is the best seat in your home theater.
Dual 3-1/2" midrange drivers with patented PolyPlas™
Your movies have rich, smooth, detailed sound. When it comes to the critical center channel, the CS480 steps up, using dual 3-1/2-inch midrange drivers reinforced with stiff, lightweight PolyPlas™ to make dialogue sound clear and natural.
8", 125-watt PolyPlas subwoofer
The JBL® CS480 creates bass with a powerful punch, using an 8-inch, 125-watt subwoofer. To increase rigidity, the CS480 uses a patented JBL PolyPlas™ driver. PolyPlas™ material is lightweight but strong, reproducing low frequencies effortlessly, with maximum impact.
FreeFlow™ bass reflex port
The FreeFlow™ bass reflex port has computer-optimized geometry to maximize tight, deep bass response while eliminating unwanted turbulence and noise. The result? A home theater system with true, wall-rattling bass that will make your music and movies even more exciting.
Accurate frequency response
Nothing is over- or under-emphasized. You get a true, full sound range from deep bass tones to ultra-high frequencies. The satellites have a frequency response of 110Hz to 20kHz, the center channel is 100Hz to 20kHz and the subwoofer is 110Hz to 20kHz.
Magnetically shielded for video proximity
Arrange the JBL® CS480 any way that makes sense. Components of this full, state-of-the-art JBL Cinema Sound system are magnetically shielded for placement on the floor wherever you want, including right near your TV or video display.
Sleek and stylish, looks great anywhere
The elegant JBL® CS480 Cinema Sound system looks at home in any listening environment. Everything has a high-gloss black finish; fixed and omnidirectional wall-mount brackets; and optional aluminum floor stands (sold separately) that hide all wires.
Legendary JBL® sound.
Even if you’ve never owned a JBL® product, you’ve almost certainly heard the JBL sound. It rings out loud and clear from the massive JBL loudspeaker arrays that hang in stadiums, sports arenas and outdoor concert venues everywhere. It literally surrounds you in more than 50 percent of all movie theaters worldwide, including many THX®-certified installations (a standard of realism that JBL engineers helped pioneer in 1983). Chances are, many of your favorite songs and movie soundtracks were mixed and mastered on JBL studio monitors – they’ve been the choice of audio professionals for more than 60 years. But you don’t have to venture far from home to experience the legendary power, clarity and technical accuracy of the JBL sound. It’s available in exceptional home entertainment systems that incorporate many of the same advanced technologies, materials and manufacturing techniques originally developed for our professional systems. It’s even available in lightweight, portable packages that you and your friends can enjoy anywhere.
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