Item# ES30BK



280-watt, three-way, dual 6" bookshelf loudspeakers


$199.95 per pair $499.00


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They’re unobtrusive ? until you turn them on. With innovative technologies derived directly from JBL® Professional equipment, the JBL ES30BK delivers powerful, accurate audio performance and brings legendary JBL sound from concert stages, recording studios and movie theaters home. You get 280 watts of peak power handling and hyper-realistic, deep, resonant bass – no unwanted distortion or boominess – from the proprietary JBL 6-inch PolyPlas™low- frequency transducer. UHF drivers are capable of 40kHz and produce high-end nuances. EOS waveguides disperse high frequencies to make any seat the best one in the house.

What's in the box?

  • (2) ES30 Three-way, 6" bookshelf loudspeaker
  • (4) Self-adhesive rubber feet.
  • (1) Owner's Manual

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Stiff, lightweight PolyPlas™ transducers reproduce vocals with incredible accuracy and give great bass response. A seamless surround field is created. Distortion is minimized even at high volumes with a rubber surround for the driver. Together, they give you an unmatched audio experience.

Proprietary EOS Waveguide technology realizes the sonic response of your listening environment and delivers more precise imaging. You get ideally balanced music. Crisp dialogue. Smooth audio distribution. Every seat is the best seat in your home theater.

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.

Three-way speaker design and quality cones make for tighter, more precise bass and midrange reproduction. The JBL® ES30BK offers a full range of frequencies and lifelike imaging.

The ideal path from input to components to transducers is a straight line. The JBL® ES30BK takes the shortest path possible. SSP technology preserves the clarity, detail and dynamics of the original audio content.

The JBL® computer-optimized bass reflex port extends deep bass response and eliminates unwanted turbulence.

This small but muscular speaker offers 70 watts RMS and 280 watts of peak power, 3,000Hz crossover frequency at 24dB/octave, and 88dB sensitivity. Have fun.

Nothing is over- or under-emphasized. With a frequency response of 50Hz – 40kHz, the JBL® ES30BK reproduces a true, full sound range from deep bass tones to ultra-high frequencies.

The internal dividing network enables bi-wiring capabilities that offer you more flexibility in amplifier selection and serious sonic advantages in the audio response.

The JBL® ES30BK produces great, sit-anywhere sound in your room. And you can also put it anywhere, because it’s magnetically shielded for safe placement near your TV or display.

(2.83V@1m) 88dB
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
Crossover Frequencies
3000Hz – 24dB/octave; 9000Hz – 18dB/octave
Frequency Response
(-3dB) 50Hz – 40kHz
Nominal Impedance
8 ohms
Power Handling (Peak)
Power Handling (Recommended)
High-Frequncy Transducer
3/4" (19mm) Titanium- laminate dome, shielded; EOS waveguide
Ultra High Frequency Transducer
3/4" (19mm) Polyester-film ring-radiator, shielded; EOS waveguide
Low-Frequency Transducer
6" (170mm) PolyPlas,™ shielded

5 Year Warranty

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ES30 is rated 4.7273 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good speakers for your money! I bought these (ES30) loud speakers for my mini Hi-Fi system. They really work and sound great with the surround speakers that came with the system, and my JBL subwoofer (PSW-1000).
Date published: 2015-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality of sound was excellent! I am thoroughly pleased with this purchase. The quality of sound was excellent and more than I expected in this price range. These units are well constructed and quite heavy. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2014-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JBL, that's really all that needs to be said. These speakers do their job very well. They look very nice ( matched them with a JBL sub ) and as always with JBL, they sound great. Perfect size for small room and great sound at a great price ( or at any price ).
Date published: 2014-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I replaced two lx500 JBL speakers that were around 20 years old. I could not be more pleased with both sets they are great.
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great build and sound quality Bought this over black Friday, and I love them! They were at a good price and the build is very solid. I have paired them with my existing subwoofer.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound quality Just mated these with a Mc 2205.  OMG!  Completely impressed.  Better than old JBL's being replaced.  Bass Reflex is the way to go.
Date published: 2014-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbeatable I've got these JBL's hooked up to a HK 3390 with a JBL ES150P sub, and I've got to say they sound phenomenal! I don't think I have heard more accurate highs and mids. The woofers do get substantially low but they aren't going to knock your socks off. Don't get me wrong these bookshelves have some raw power! I only have a couple complaints. They come with feet but you have to stick them on yourself, which I am paranoid about having them as centered as possible so that's a little annoying. Also there are a few signs of a sloppy finish. For example there was a strand of rubber hanging off the rubber rim of the super tweeter. Not a big deal in the end. These things are really top of the line speakers. They will tear apart any and all of your compressed music and I'd call that a good thing. Overall I am more than satisfied! Beautiful sound, you can't go wrong with these JBL ES30's.
Date published: 2013-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent front pair in a 2.1 system Driving these with a Yamaha RX-497 and with a Boston Acoustics sub, these are excellent sounding speakers and are an amazing value. Really good mids, perfect highs and appropriate bass (given the 6 inch woofer in a very large bookshelf enclosure). These speakers are so large that they will not really fit on a bookshelf; you'll want to use some decent speaker stands (24 inch is what I use and when seated they sit at ear level). I like the sound from these so much better than Klipsch (as always, do your own sound tests before buying). Highly recommended!
Date published: 2012-07-08
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