Item# ES90BK

ES90

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440-watt, four-way floorstanding loudspeaker

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$249.95 each $549.00

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They’re unobtrusive ? until you turn them on. With innovative technologies derived directly from JBL® Professional equipment, the JBL ES90 delivers powerful, accurate audio performance and brings legendary JBL sound from concert stages, recording studios and movie theaters home. You get 440 watts of peak power handling and hyper-realistic, deep bass – no unwanted distortion – from proprietary JBL dual 8" PolyPlas™ low-frequency transducers. A 4-inch midrange transducer is the heart and soul of great sound. UHF drivers are capable of 40kHz and produce high-end nuances – and EOS waveguides make any seat the best in the house.

What's in the box?

  • (1) ES90 Four-way, dual 8" floorstanding loudspeaker
  • (4) Self-adhesive rubber feet.
  • (1) Owner's Manual

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General Specifications

Type
Floorstanding
Series
ES
Finish
Black
Wall-Mount Capable
No

Audio Specifications

Power Handling (Recommended)
110W
Power Handling (Peak)
440W
Sensitivity
(2.83V@1m) 91dB
Crossover Frequencies
500Hz, 3kHz – 24dB/octave; 12kHz – 18dB/octave
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
225W
Frequency Response
36Hz – 40kHz
Nominal Impedance
8 ohms

Speaker Specifications

High-Frequncy Transducer
3/4" (19mm) Titanium-laminate dome, shielded; EOS waveguide
Midrange Transducer
4" (100mm) PolyPlas, shielded
Low-Frequency Transducer
Dual 8" (200mm) PolyPlas,™ shielded
Ultra High Frequency Transducer
3/4" (19mm) Polyester-film ring-radiator, shielded; EOS waveguide

Features

25 – 440 watts suggested amplifier power range

JBL engineers designed the ES90 loudspeaker to produce exceptional, full-range sound from a receiver or amplifier capable of delivering up to 440 watts of power.

Proprietary JBL® dual 8" PolyPlas™ transducers

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, it gives you an unmatched audio experience.

4" PolyPlas™ midrange driver

A great midrange driver is the heart and soul of great sound – and where departures from faithful sound reproduction are the most noticeable to the human ear. The JBL® ES90 midrange driver also uses PolyPlas™ technology. What you hear is true.

Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal™ (EOS) Waveguide

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.

Dual ¾" dome tweeters, titanium-laminate design

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.

4-way speaker configuration

Four-way speaker design and quality cones make for tighter, more precise bass and midrange reproduction. The JBL® ES90 offers a full-range of frequencies and lifelike imaging.

Straight-Line Signal Path™ (SSP)

The ideal path from input to components to transducers is a straight line. The JBL® ES90 takes the shortest path possible. SSP technology preserves the clarity, detail and dynamics of the original audio content.

Computer-optimized bass reflex port

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

Outstanding audio output

This small but muscular speaker offers 110 watts RMS and 440 watts of peak power, 3,000Hz crossover frequency at 24dB/octave, and 91dB sensitivity. Have fun.

Accurate frequency response

Nothing is over- or under-emphasized. With a frequency response of 40Hz – 20kHz, the JBL® ES90 reproduces a true, full sound range from deep bass tones to ultra-high frequencies.

Bi-wiring capabilities

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

Magnetically shielded

The JBL® ES90 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.

Warranty 5 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 elibible for exchange.

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ES90 is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hold on to your hat! These speakers will blow your hat right off your head! I am running them alone with my Yamaha rx-v677 for music mainly and i am SO impressed! Classical, rock, folk, etc. they are clear and impressive and do a much better job representing the sound than other speakers ive had. That said they are power hungry and also you need to feed them to truly realize how great they can be. As an added bonus they are great alone for movies and watching Top Gun youll feel like youre on the carrier deck. It was while doing this that i realized there are a few drawbacks, not with the speakers but with my wife... As my kids, the neighborhood kids, and I are watching with jaw dropping sound pouring out of the speakers she came home from the store. She was not as impressed as i was. I also notice that just watching tv at normal or lower volumes with these isnt really great. As you may expect youve got to give them some power to hear them perform. Dialog at low volumes is difficult to understand. I am planning to add two jbl bookshelve speakers as a 5.1 rears and have already purchased the es front center. Havent hooked that up yet but expecting great things! There may have been some quality issues with the factory for a bit. I noticed blemishes on the sid plates and also experienced the same issue with the nubs on the front screen. I went through 4 to get 2 that are perfect. Sent the others back. It was disappointing to have to deal with that since the box was bigger and heavier than my 2 children!
Date published: 2014-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from True to the brand name - GREAT! I do not generally do not do reviews but in the case I felt it was important to share my impressions of this speaker and the ES line. Years ago I had a set of JBL L100's which to this day I regret ever getting rid of. They were a great speaker and so are these. In many ways the ES80 reminds me of the L100's and in particular how clear the middle and high end notes and voices are heard. Others have commented that the they are power hungry and I would agree but the nicest thing is when you do turn the volume up they are not harsh and everything just gets clearer. I also purchased the center channel and sub in this line and combined create an excellent listening environment that you just can't go wrong with.
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing speakers! I just got two of these for my 7.1 home theater system. I've used them for about a week and they sound perfect. They suck up power though so your gonna need a powerful amp to go along with it. It makes any movie I watch come to life with excellent highs, mids, and lows. These could easily be used in a stereo configuration without a sub woofer.
Date published: 2013-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Speakers for the right room. I have been using these speakers for almost a year, and have only been happier with speakers when I bought my ADS L710's in 1974. The whole room rocks with a sub woofer that makes actions movies better at home than most Theaters. You need these speakers as the front speakers in a surround system , if you love movies. These speakers suck power, so you need over 100W of power. I am running 135W, and they can use more. Be careful as you may never want to leave your home. These are wonderful speakers.
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beware: JBL inches are smaller than everyone elses Overall they sound really good, I like the dual tweeters. 4 stars because the subwoofers are only 7 inches, you would think after charging 500 bucks for a pair of speakers they would be labeled correctly.
Date published: 2014-10-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very disappointing! I have owned a pair of CF100s for almost 20 years and have always been impressed with the quality of their sound. The ES90s are very disappointing in all respects. First of all, the plastic pins connecting the grille to the speaker are so flimsy that several of the pins did not survive shipping. When I finally got the grille in place, it became clear that the grille does not fit properly - when all pins are in place, the grille is bulging out in several spots and the pins keep coming out of the holes. Second, when I connected the grille-less speakers to my NAD CD/Amplifier combination I realized that the ES speakers cannot properly reproduce mids and highs regardless - these speakers sounded like a boom box. I placed my old CF 100s next to the ES's for comparison and the difference is so apparent - it is not even funny: the CFs are superior to these new ES's.
Date published: 2014-08-31
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