JBL OnBeat Venue Lightning


Wireless iPhone 5 and iPad Mini speaker dock

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We’ve designed the JBL® OnBeat Venue™ LT entertainment system to bring you the best from the latest devices. The first wireless speaker equipped with the Lightning connector, it docks and charges the latest Apple devices, including the iPad mini, iPad (4th generation), iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th generation) and iPod nano (7th generation). It also gives you the freedom to listen to music wirelessly from any Bluetooth®-enabled device. With the HARMAN TrueStream™ guarantee of the best possible Bluetooth performance, the JBL OnBeat Venue LT provides high-quality streaming for all your audio. This sleek, compact loudspeaker also features a pullout dock, fits neatly in any room and comes in colors that match your iPhone 5 and home décor. The most important feature of all, though, is the famous JBL® sound: the precise, naturally articulated audio that JBL engineers have installed in cinemas, arenas and recording studios worldwide.

What's in the box?

  • 1 JBL OnBeat Venue LT loudspeaker dock
  • 1 AC power adapter
  • Quick-start guide

Small box. Big sound. No doubt. Since this little powerhouse is a JBL speaker system, you know that it will deliver great JBL sound. The JBL OnBeat Venue LT offers 30 watts of amplification – enough to get your party bouncing.

This powerful loudspeaker includes the new Lightning connector, so it docks – and rocks – the iPad mini, iPad (4th generation), iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th generation) and iPod nano (7th generation). With exceptional JBL bass and the latest Apple functionality, you get both thunder and Lightning.

Enjoy your music with high-quality AAC Bluetooth streaming. We’ve designed the JBL OnBeat Venue LT to dock your iPhone 5, but it also works with the iPad and virtually any other audio player that uses Bluetooth technology.

HARMAN TrueStream tech guarantees the best possible listening experience when you stream audio wirelessly via Bluetooth technology. Our products always use the most current, most advanced connectivity option to ensure the highest-quality sound, no matter what application or source device you use.

The JBL OnBeat Venue LT’s four transducers (two low-frequency and two high-frequency) provide you with room-filling sound. Experience clear highs and mids, plus exceptional bass – the true JBL sound that you’ve come to love.

Proprietary Slipstream port technology in the JBL OnBeat Venue LT gives listeners powerful, great-sounding bass with low distortion. Whether your entertainment source is docked or streaming, you’ll experience bass that you can really feel.

The JBL OnBeat Venue LT works seamlessly with your iPad mini, iPhone 5 and other Lightning-equipped Apple devices. The sliding dock also charges the device, which means that when you’re ready to undock and take on the day, so is your favorite listening device.

Whether your device is Bluetooth-enabled or not, the JBL OnBeat Venue LT allows you to take full advantage of its incredible sound, thanks to its auxiliary-input (aux in) connection. You can plug in practically any audio device, including an MP3 player, smartphone, tablet or laptop computer.

Press the JBL OnBeat Venue LT’s Movie button to activate an extra-wide sound field that’s ideal for when you’re watching films or other video media. Press the button again to restore the normal stereo sound.

No matter where you place the JBL OnBeat Venue LT in your room, it delivers the full-range frequency response associated with exceptional sound.

Apple Lightning
Power Requirement
Input:100V-240V 50/60Hz; Output:12V 2A
Power Consumption
24W maximum, 1W standby
Amplifier Power
15W x 2
Input Impedance
(aux) 8 ohms
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
S/N @ 1W output 75dB; S/N @6.5W output 80dB
Frequency Response
20Hz – 20kHz (EQ flat)
2x JBL Full-range transducers

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JBL OnBeat Venue Lightning is rated 3.8666666666666667 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Speaker I picked up the JBL OnBeat Venue about 2 months ago and I am very pleased with how it performs. It has a lot of power for its size and the audio quality is superb. I use it with my iPhone 5 and iPad mini both wirelessly and through the lighting connector. The build quality far exceeds other speakers I've seen for this price range. If you love listening to music like I do and want a great speaker that's affordable I would highly recommend this!
Date published: 2014-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome purchase Can not believe I bought this for so cheap. Bluetooth works great with my android and macbook. When Im not using it as a portable music device outside I use the auxiliary port and plug it directly into my tv for awesome sound. Cable not included. Sorry about the docking station. You should be able to use your phone with a case on it. Im an android guy so I rely on the bluetooth or cable. very happy
Date published: 2014-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound Perfection. Bluetooth ok This is the best sound system I have ever had. Better than Bose. However, sometimes there are issues with the bluetooth, disconnects randomly. Would recommend though sound is just too good.
Date published: 2013-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please Change ONE thing!! I have found this problem with all iphone 5 docking stations... the male port is too short (go ahead, insert joke here!!). Anyone who buys an $800 cell phone is surely going to have some kind of nice cover on it and the male charging unit ALL iphone 5 docks, including this one, cannot connect to the female receptor without removing the cover. Aggravating to take the cover on and off every time I want to dock the phone. The sound and bluetooth capability make up for it, but barely. So please JBL, create a manual mechanism where the user can extend the length of the male charging unit so we can stop removing the cover when we want to dock the iphone 5.
Date published: 2013-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sound easy to use only setback doesn't have a remote which is a shame. can you get remotes for these????
Date published: 2013-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elegance at it's Best What can I say. This is powerful, I was blown away when I first powered it on. Got all new i models and it is the perfect charging / party device. I put in the bedroom and she was taken away by the sound (if you know what I mean, lol), had to turn it down. Works great and it very pleasureful
Date published: 2012-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect For my Kitchen Just picked this up, only streaming plus dock for my new cool, but the audio is the best part......get this quick
Date published: 2012-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Low Volume sound, very difficult or impossible This speaker has a problem with sound volume. If you use it by the bed side, the volume, even on the lower setting is to loud. If you press one notch, the volume goes up a lot. Maybe a firmware upgrade could fix this, changing the volume profile to a ramp with a very graduate increase at the beginning. This happens on bluetooth or with the iPhone/iPad connected to the dock. PS: The JBL app was not working with iOS 7.1, today a new upgrade come out to fix this problem. Thanks. Already upgraded my firmware. The volume problem is still there.
Date published: 2014-04-28
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