JBL OnBeat Venue


Wireless, Bluetooth-enabled iPad loudspeaker dock

$199.95199.95 each
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We’ve designed the JBL OnBeat™ Venue iPad entertainment system to bring you the best from your iPad and other iOS® devices, including your iPhone and iPod touch. This speaker dock gives you the freedom to listen to music, watch movies and play games wirelessly. Equipped with Bluetooth® wireless technology and the HARMAN TrueStream™ guarantee of the best possible connectivity, it will provide high-quality streaming for all your audio. And it will let you extend your content to your big-screen TV; just add a component cable, and you can watch movies and view images in full high definition. In addition, you can download the free JBL® MusicFlow™ app to control your listening experience fully: Create personal playlists, edit sound mixes and display album artwork. This sleek, compact loudspeaker also features a unique pullout dock that fits neatly in any room, and it comes in colors that match your iPad 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 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 can have faith that it delivers great JBL sound. The JBL OnBeat Venue offers 30 watts of amplification – enough to get your party bouncing.

Listen to music, watch movies and play games – and do it all wirelessly. We’ve designed the JBL OnBeat Venue for your iPad, but it also works with your iPhone, iPod touch and virtually any other audio player that uses Bluetooth technology.

The HARMAN TrueStream technique is our guarantee that you will enjoy the best possible listening experience when you’re streaming audio wirelessly via Bluetooth technology. Because you have many options for Bluetooth connectivity, our products always use the most current and most advanced option to ensure the highest-quality sound no matter what application or source device you use.

The JBL OnBeat Venue’s two full-range transducers 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 gives listeners powerful, great-sounding bass with low distortion. Whether docked or streaming, you’ll experience bass that you can really feel.

Send the movies, games and images on your iPad to your big-screen TV. Just connect a component video cable (not included) to experience all of your multimedia content in big-screen format.

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

The free, downloadable MusicFlow app lets you customize your listening experience from your Bluetooth-enabled device. Create custom playlists, edit mixes, adjust volume and EQ settings, and browse album artwork.

Personalize your EQ settings from the JBL OnBeat Venue’s speaker or from your iPad. An easy-to-use display allows you to tweak highs, mids and lows to your liking. Pump up the bass quickly for dance music or create a balanced mix for movies and games.

We’ve designed the JBL OnBeat Venue to work seamlessly with your iPad and other iOS devices – and charge them while they’re docked. So when you’re ready to undock and take on the day, so is your favorite listening device.

Apple 30-pin
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12V 2A
Power Consumption
24W maximum and 1W standby
Frequency Response
60Hz - 20kHz
Input Impedance
8 ohms
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
S/N at 1W output 75dB; S/N at 6.5W output 80dB
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1 Year Warranty

Products purchased online or from an authorized local retailer and under warranty may qualify for an exchange with a valid receipt.

Purchases made from an unauthorized dealer will not be eligible for exchange.

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JBL OnBeat Venue is rated 3.111111111111111 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME SOUND AND QUALITY! I bought this for Christmas, I regret not buying it any sooner. great sound and quality. JBL has done a great job with this one! I love it! its very loud. and the quality is amazing! 2 thumbs up and I highly recommend it to all my family and friends!
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product !! Bought it two years ago and didn't have any major problems. At the beginning, there were few lacks with Bluetooth connection but after update, speaker works great! It is incredible product that delivers so rich sound from such a small box for very low price.
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Inner connector loose which equals dud product Bought this for my Fiance as a Christmas gift. Less than 2 years and the inner connector for the plug in wiggles and will not connect. Now I have a book end. Very, very disappointed as the warranty is out and the product was used as specified and never manipulated. Have the receipt, however did not get the "geek squad" warranty. A product at this price level should not have such weak inner technology. Loved the product until this and now out $200 :( Brandon
Date published: 2014-05-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The bluetooth issue strikes again I bought one of these last year and I've suffered from the bluetooth drop issue until the firmware update. It was everything OK until last week, when the bluetooth drops came back, making it impossible to use. Is there anything I can do to improve the bluetooth connection on the JBL Onbeat Venue?
Date published: 2014-05-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Sound Hello, I've got this product since last christmas. but when i want to charge my Iphone 5, my Iphone don't recognize it and pop up the message "the cable or accesory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iphone", What can I do ???
Date published: 2014-02-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great sound, for a relatively small price I own this product since Christmas 2012 and I really like it. But lately I haven't been able to connect my iphone via bluetooth: when I turn the OnBEat on, the bluetooth status light stands still, it doesn't blink, and the onBeat Venue doesn't appear in the list of the devices ready to be paired with. What can I do? I read also that I can 'reset' this by keep the source button pressed, but it doesn't work. Thanks
Date published: 2014-02-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good sound worth the budget, however... I purchased this speaker unit a week ago and I think the sound quality is very worth the price. I can say that it packs a lot of power for a speaker this size. The speaker is very easy to set up via bluetooth connection. I don't have an iPad so I don't use the dock at all and therefore cannot give any comment about that. I only connect to the speaker via bluetooth from my android phone/ laptop. However, from time to time (I have been using the speaker everyday since I purchased it), the speaker would just simply go into standby mode by itself even when the music is being played from the computer. This standby would happen for 4-5 seconds and then audio would disappear during this time and then the audio playback would resume after this "pause" all by itself. I am pretty sure this is not supposed to happen unless it's a product defect or something like that. The speaker itself or the power supply adapter? The fact that it has been occurring everyday makes it seem rather strange now and is a nuisance. What could be the reason for this? Could you please suggest to me what I can do to solve this problem or should I turn the product in to get a new replacement? Thank you. The speaker is good when it works (most of the time). 
Date published: 2014-01-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 2Years it's gone I bought 14 speakers 2 ys ago but 6 Problem can't i don't kow it's Product issue ro not? The problem it's Adapter 18v-2.5A it's working but speaker no electric can't do anything else. how can i slove it thanks
Date published: 2016-01-15
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where can buy power adapter for  OnBeat Venue?

Asked by: gureet
You can order/purchase the power supply for the ON BEAT VENUE with part number ET-A240V08401-B. Since you are located in Canada, you will need to get in touch with our Canadian headquarters, Erikson Consumer at or 514-457-2555 ext2503, and have them process the order for you.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-05-03

Do you have adapters for the JBL OnBeat Venue so that I can use my iphone 5 instead of the iphone 4? I can't use the iphone 4 because the Pandora app won't work with the old operating system 7.0, it needs 8.0 to run the Pandora app

Asked by: Nana13
Apple manufactures and sells converters, to convert the original 30-pin connector over to the newer Lightning connector. You will need one of these converters in order to connect your iPhone 5.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-11

I can't get the volume to increase using my iPad. I need help to up the volume using my JBL ONBEAT VENUE

Asked by: KimEllen
This is correct. When docked, Apple does not utilize the volume control on the iPad. The volume is left to the speaker. You must adjust the volume on the ON BEAT VENUE.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-03-17

Hi, I love my JBL! I have an OnBeat Venue, I use on my IPad. I am having lots of problems connecting my IPhone 5s. I would like the app and music to play on my phone. Can you help me? Thank you and enjoy the rest of your day.

Asked by: Jojofosse
Hello, Thank you for the inquiry. To connect docked try using a lightning to 30 pin adapter connecting the phone to the speaker. This is not guaranteed to work. To connect wireless. Press the Source button on the speaker until the Bluetooth symbol begins to flash blue. Search Bluetooth devices on your phone and connect to JBL OnBeat Venue. Stream music and enjoy. Best Regards.
Answered by: Zoltan
Date published: 2016-02-15
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