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JBL Authentics L8


Two-way speaker system with wireless streaming

$599.95599.95 each
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Device Compatibility

Apple AirPlay Yes
Bluetooth Yes

General Specifications

Amplifier Power 4 x 30W RMS

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response 55Hz – 35kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Digital inputs
High Frequency Transducer 25mm tweeter
Low-Frequency Transducer 4 inch woofer
Maximum SPL 104dB @ 1m


Speaker Width (mm) 664
Speaker Depth (in) 13
Speaker Width (in) 26-1/5
Speaker Height (in) 9-2/3
Speaker Weight (kg) 7.4
Speaker Weight (lb) 16.31
Speaker Height (mm) 246
Speaker Depth (mm) 329
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  • 1 region-specific IEC power cord

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JBL Authentics L8 is rated NaN out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Totally blew me away... Got it this afternoon, unboxed it, powered it on, connected it through Bluetooth, started up Spotify on the IPhone 6Plus and... Well.. I've been listening for hours now.. It's like listening to music for the first time, hearing details never heard before, still I've heard the songs tens of times before.. And my god.. It surely plays loud if you don't want anyone else to be able to stay inside... I'm speechless. Astonished. The Best Buy ever. Go get one for yourself.
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing system! I bought this product 4 months ago and have to say, it's the best money I've ever spent. The sound is ridiculous! When I have company, it usually takes my guests less than two minutes before they comment on the amazing clarity and bass. There has been times where it goes in and out while utilizing AirPlay. I've chalked it up to my router. If you're looking for a speaker that can fill a large room - this is it. I live in a flat that has a common area of about 700 square ft. It has absolutely no problem filling that space perfectly - at all volume levels. I will say, it doesn't sound nearly as good when playing music via bluetooth. If you're not going to use this with your wifi, not sure its worth the money - would be missing out on the true potential of the speaker. Craftsmanship of the unit is also pretty stellar. Nice solid/heavy construction.
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from outstanding quality mind blowing sound . I own many JBL products this one every one should have.
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow!!! Awesome Sound! I bought the L8 system two months ago and I only turn it off when I am sleeping. It is awesome!!!
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from can't stop listening i'm so happy to have it in my house, now i can totally have a good time relaxing on my couch
Date published: 2014-07-30
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Does this have the JBL connect, so I can pair my JBL charge to it?

Asked by: XSSX
No pairing whatsoever...
Answered by: Ruben from AZ
Date published: 2017-01-10

I love the sound for my L8 but recently when I am playing music over airplay, it loses signal often and fails to reconnect. I have go to the unit, turn it off and turn it back on to get it to reconnect. Any way to fix or diagnose?

Asked by: roctavio
What you are experiencing with your L8 is not normal. Since this is Airplay that you are having issues with, it can either be the L8 having issues, or the home wireless network. Please try to do a reset on both your router and the L8, redo the set-up and this should fix the issue. To restore the L8 to factory settings - In power ON mode, press and hold the Power Button for at least 10 seconds, until the volume and input selector lights begin to flash. Reset to factory default includes Source, Volume settings, EQ settings, AirPlay name and Wi-Fi settings.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-12-02

Hi there, could you please let me know if I were to get two of these could I use them simultaneously in different rooms like a multi room system? 

Asked by: Minoutje
You could also use 2 Audio Chromecasts to accomplish multi-room. They are cheap and do the job incredibly well.
Answered by: kvd78
Date published: 2016-11-20

Hello! How do I get my L8 into auto standby(yellow light)? Sometime it goes out automatically when I not use it for several hours, but most the time it does not goes into auto standby. Is there something I can do to let it auto go into standby? Vs 2.7

Asked by: John Arne
You can toggle between the Standby and the Operational modes by pressing the Power button.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-02-26

Hi, Can JBL Authentics L8 be connected to an LCD TV or be used as speakers for xbox gaming console? Also, besides the output (watts) is there any difference between L8 & L16?

Asked by: Nilesh
Hi Thank you for your question. The L8 can be connected to a LCD TV or XBOX One by Optical connection. If you have further questions, please contact our customer help-desk.
Answered by: Mogens
Date published: 2016-05-26

where is the wps pin code found on the l8

Asked by: big ron
For the L8 you shouldn't be asked for a WPS code because you would just need to press the WPS button on the L8, and then on your router, and they should connect with ease. However, if you are asked for a code, type 0000 or 1234.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-06

Hi, I updated the JBL L8 firmware with the one supporting Spotify connect.  Now my JBL L8 is not able to connect to wifi anymore! I tried to perform the update again but, after plugging the USB stick and pressing the button for 5 sec, nothing happens!

Asked by: MatteoSammartino
Hi, That doesn't sound good at all. Our helpdesk will reach out to you, in order to get your Authentics L8 up and running again.
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2016-04-05

Is there a way to buy two and set them up as stereo left and stereo right speakers?  Love the speaker and would buy a second if this is possible? 

Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. It is not possible to assign an L8 as a single channel for left or right modes. Best Regards.
Answered by: Zoltan
Date published: 2016-02-01
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