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400-watt, four-way, dual 6" floor-standing loudspeaker


$194.95 each $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 ES80 delivers powerful, accurate audio performance and brings legendary JBL sound from concert stages, recording studios and movie theaters home. You get 400 watts of peak power handling and hyper-realistic, deep bass – no unwanted distortion – from proprietary JBL dual 6-inch 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) ES80 Four-way, dual 6" floorstanding loudspeaker
  • (4) Self-adhesive rubber feet.
  • (1) Owner's Manual

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General Specifications

Wall-Mount Capable

Audio Specifications

Crossover Frequencies
700Hz, 3.6kHz – 24dB/octave; 12kHz – 18dB/octave
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
Power Handling (Recommended)
(2.83V@1m) 91dB
Power Handling (Peak)
Nominal Impedance
8 ohms
Frequency Response
45Hz – 40kHz

Speaker Specifications

High-Frequncy Transducer
3/4" (19mm) Titanium-laminate dome, shielded; EOS waveguide
Low-Frequency Transducer
Dual 6" (170mm) PolyPlas™, shielded
Ultra High Frequency Transducer
3/4" (19mm) Polyester-film ring-radiator, shielded; EOS waveguide
Midrange Transducer
4" (100mm) PolyPlas, shielded


Proprietary JBL® dual 6" PolyPlas™ low-frequency transducers

Stiff, lightweight PolyPlas™ reproduces vocals with incredible accuracy and gives 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.

4" PolyPlas™ midrange driver

A great midrange driver is the heart and soul of great sound – and where departures from faithful sound reproduction are most noticeable to the human ear. The JBL® ES80 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, pure titanium 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® ES80 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® ES80 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 100 watts RMS and 400 watts of peak power, 3,600Hz crossover frequency at 24dB/octave, and 90dB sensitivity. Have fun.

Accurate frequency response

Nothing is over- or under-emphasized. With a frequency response of 45Hz ? 40kHz, the JBL® ES80 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® ES80 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.

Bi-wiring capabilities

The ES80’s 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 ES80 produces great, sit-anywhere sound in your room. And you can put it anywhere, because it’s magnetically shielded for safe placement near your TV or video display.

Warranty 1 Year electronics & 5 Years lousdpeaker

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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ES80 is rated 4.875 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Beat these for the price. Purchased these about 6 weeks ago to use as Mains in my 7.2 Home Theater setup. They are very Clear and play real loud without distortion. The Base is Especially Impressive, for such small drivers. Having said that, be advised.... These Speakers are Power Hungry. The more you can feed them, The Better they Sound. I am powering mine with a Yamaha RXV-667 receiver. (90w RMS per channel) I decided to try Bi-Amping them to see how they sounded. The results were Fantastic! Since Bi-amping uses up 2 additional channels, I had to revert to a 5.2 setup. The trade off was worth it. I am very pleased. My home Theater Room is 14'x29' w/10' high ceilings. I am using the ES80 Mains, ES25c center, and a pair of ES30 as rear/surround. Subwoofers are 2- Polk PSW505. I have Enjoyed JBL Speakers for years, and these are no exception. They are Wonderful, at their Price Point. My Advice?....... Go Ahead and Get Them. YOU WON'T BE DISAPOINTED!!!
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blown Away After two weeks of getting to know these speakers all I can say is i'm very happy with these speakers. They are a tremendous deal at $144 a piece. These are true full range speakers which don't need a sub for bass. I have these paired with the matching center, and surrounds with a hsu audio 10 inch sub. At full price they outclass any speaker under $500 a piece. Do yourself a favor and jump on this killer deal!
Date published: 2014-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive Never expected such big sound from 2 6" woofers. I'm totally impressed.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from At my house, we don't watch TV, we listen to music or watch movies with surround sound. And we have a wide variety of likes such as, Light Jazz, Hard rock and many point in between. To give them the test, I started with well produced favorites like Alan Parsons Project, Steve Vai, and Frank Zappa. And while I know these pieces well, I was still pleasantly surprised with the Clarity across the spectrum and range. Deep Rich Vocals of FZ, the cutting riffs of Steve and the layering of tracks on APP all sounded fresh and new. And these speakers seem to crave power as they really come alive with some volume. And as a surround front pair, they are performing higher than my expectations. I use Yamaha power and I am satisfied in every way with the performance and look of these speakers. I will replace my Surround speakers with JBL in the near future. From a family of musicians who spend most of their time with music on, we all agree that the JBL ES80 is a top performer in this price range.
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of Sound! Have had now for a couple of months and so far ALL GOOD! I got these for a medium sized living room (15x15). I had JBL studio S series towers for over a decade in the room before but purchased the ES-10 surrounds for my 7.1 set up and fell in love with the balance they achieved in the sound field next to and behind the listening area.(As compared to my previous BOSE surrounds) Next I just wanted to balance out the front sound field with the surround stage. So out with the Studio S series towers and center and in with these ES80's and ES center. Now I the entire room is alive with beautiful balanced crisp sound. I also have the ES 250 12" sub all connected to a Pioneer Elite VSX-TXH03 receiver. I was afraid I would miss my studio S towers but the ES80's pack a good punch and deliver solid mids and clear crisp highs (and are 4-way vs my old were 3-way). In the end I don't miss my old Studio S's and sold them to my brother-in-law to recoup the money I spent on these ( had on sale $144 July 4th) and won't look back. Love em'
Date published: 2014-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surround Front Speakers If you are looking for a surround front speaker like I did for a month, then stop looking and buy these. I already had a JBL studio center channel and knew that JBL had great sound quality. These ES80's are terrific! The can be dual wired. There are actually five speakers in the cabinet. Two tweeters, two mids and a base that's ported out the back. I have mine dual wired from the receiver and about a foot from the wall and the base rocks. Awesome highs and lows. They blow out the sound from high range pings to mids to low. Movies are theatre-like in my house now. Even my wife is smiling. Get them now. That's my advice.
Date published: 2014-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakers!!! Replaced Infinity 2 ways with these. What a difference!!! Phenominal sound...especially for the price!!
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth of money Great for listening classic music. It's not high end speaker but worth of every penny. The only complain was UPS service, they required signature but no additional business hours for pick up.
Date published: 2014-06-21
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