Item# LC1-H



300-watt, three-way, dual 5-1/4” center speaker

$399.00399.0 each
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The center channel is the hardest working speaker in your home theater, and it’s no place to compromise. The Studio L Series delivers accurate performance, tight response, and crystal clear dialogue. The LC1 has a proprietary Polyplas™ woofer cone and FreeFlow™ technology for extended bass response with little distortion. Oversized Kapton® voice coils and a HeatScape™ motor give you exceptional power handling. The pure-titanium dome tweeter mounted in a proprietary Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal™ (EOS) Waveguide disperses the sound and eliminates the “sweet spot” conundrum. Sit wherever you like, any seat is the best in the house.

What's in the box?

  • (1) LC1 3-way, dual 5-1/4" center-channel loudspeaker
  • (1) Owner's Manual

Stiffer cones deliver more uniform pistonic motion for deeper, tighter bass and improved midranges. PolyPlas™ gives maximum impact JBL® audio. You’ll experience serious, feel-it-in-your-bones bass and true sound that does justice to the artist’s original performance.

The HeatScape™ motor structure envelops the voice coil with a large ceramic magnet and steel frame that protects the voice coil by dissipating heat. This increases power handling and gives you extremely low levels of harmonic distortion.

A thin, but rigid, 1” pure titanium-laminate dome tweeter delivers accurate high frequency response, even when the volume is cranked up. A Mylar® dome makes way for open, smooth spacious sound, and a seamless transition between the middle and high frequencies.

Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal™ (EOS) waveguides, originally developed for JBL® Pro LSR studio monitors, disperse clean, high frequency sound more precisely across a wider listening area. There’s no “sweet spot.” Sit wherever you want.

By taking the shortest possible route from the input terminals to the transducers – simplifying and shortening the path – this proprietary crossover design means you hear everything your TV and music source can dish out.

A rear-firing FreeFlow™ port is acoustically matched to the woofer and moves the air from the cabinet into the room. You get extended bass response with the lowest amount of distortion, adding power to your music and excitement to your movie soundtracks.

From 55Hz to 40kHz, nothing is over- or underemphasized. You get a true, full sound range from deep bass tones to ultra-high frequencies.

With 75W of continuous power handling and 300W peak, the JBL® LC1 has a robust, muscular delivery. It uses technology derived directly from JBL® Professional studio monitors and gives your home theater audio the unparalleled spaciousness and definition it wants.

Put the JBL® LC1 anywhere that makes sense in your home theater set-up. It’s magnetically shielded for placement on the floor or wherever you want it, including right next to your TV or video display.

Wall-Mount Capable
Center Channel Speakers
Studio L
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
(2.83V@1m) 91dB
Frequency Response
55Hz – 40kHz
Nominal Impedance
8 ohms
Power Handling (Recommended)
Crossover Frequencies
3000Hz, 20kHz
Power Handling (Peak)
Ultra High Frequency Transducer
3/4" (19mm) Mylar® Dome With Cast-Aluminum Chassis; Shielded
High-Frequncy Transducer
1" Pure-Titanium Dome With Cast-Aluminum Chassis in JBL EOS™ Waveguide; Shielded
Low-Frequency Transducer
Dual 5-1/4" PolyPlas™ Cones With Rubber Surrounds and Cast-Aluminum Chassis; HeatScape™ Motor Structures; Symmetrical Field Geometry™ (SFG™);

5 Year Warranty

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LC1 is rated 4.857142857142857 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very powerful and accurate I have been amazed at this excellent center channel speaker. So much so I bought another for my other system. Very smooth highs, natural mids, accurate bass. Excellent detail and effortless power handling. I now have one installed with my bedroom A/V system having 25 year old JBL XL 90 bookshelf speakers with sub, and another LC1 with my LR A/V system with a pair of powerful JBL L65 floor models as the front units.
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This is an amazing speaker, I have it paired with the L880s, I wasn't sure what to expect from this speaker on how much it really adds to the sound. It's a solid and well built speaker.
Date published: 2016-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular! I really wanted a ES25 to match my ES20 fronts in my home theater, they are now obsolete, so I popped for the LC1 and couldn't be happier. Dialogue is crisp and clean, live music dvd's never sounded better. And the speaker looks great! Thanks JBL!
Date published: 2016-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic This center speaker is similar to their EC35, which I have had since 2005. My EC35 Northridge center speaker produces voices that seem natural and at the same time, produces terrific Sci-Fi sound. This speaker has been used 335 days per year and will continue to produce excellent sound. I also have a pair of their front and rear bookshelf surround speakers. JBL are the BEST
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean, Strong Sound Bi-wired performance is superb-- very clear, strong sound even when heavily bi-amped. An excellent center speaker.
Date published: 2014-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great center speaker I have the Studio LC1 now for 5 years and I am enjoying them every day together with two Studio L590 in front , two Studio L 580 back and a L8400 sub. Great performance, wonderful sound with SACD and Blueray I am happy with this speakers!
Date published: 2012-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A tough workhorse of a center channel speaker! This is a good all around center channel speaker with clean sound since it's a three-way design. It's not quite as clear as the LC2 since the LC2 is a four-way design, but it's nowhere near as tall or large either and unlike the LC2, fits nicely into most cabinetry.
Date published: 2015-10-24
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