Item# ES20BK

ES20

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240-watt, three-way, 5-1/2" bookshelf/wall-mountable loudspeakers

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$129.95 per pair $379.00

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Highlights

They’re unobtrusive ? until you turn them on. With innovative technologies derived directly from JBL® Professional equipment, the JBL ES20BK delivers powerful, accurate audio performance and brings legendary JBL sound from concert stages, recording studios and movie theaters home. You get 240 watts of peak power handling and hyper-realistic, deep, resonant bass – no unwanted distortion or boominess – from the proprietary 5-inch JBL 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) ES20 3-way, 5" bookshelf loudspeaker
  • (4) Self-adhesive rubber feet.
  • (1) Owner's Manual

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General Specifications

Type
Bookshelf
Finish
Black
Series
ES

Audio Specifications

Power Handling (Recommended)
60W
Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
125W
Frequency Response
(-3dB) 60Hz – 40kHz
Crossover Frequencies
3300Hz – 24dB/octave 12000Hz – 18dB/octave
Power Handling (Peak)
240W
Sensitivity
(2.83V@1m) 86dB

Speaker Specifications

Ultra High Frequency Transducer
3/4" (19mm) Polyester-film ring-radiator, shielded; EOS waveguide
High-Frequncy Transducer
3/4" (19mm) Titanium- laminate dome, shielded; EOS waveguide
Low-Frequency Transducer
5" (130mm) PolyPlas,™ shielded

Features

Proprietary 5" JBL®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, they give you an unmatched audio experience.

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.

3-way speaker configuration

Three-way speaker design and quality cones make for tighter, more precise bass and midrange reproduction. The JBL® ES20BK 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® ES20BK 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 60 watts RMS and 240 watts of peak power, 3,300Hz crossover frequency at 24dB/octave, and 86dB sensitivity. Have fun.

Accurate frequency response

Nothing is over- or under-emphasized. With a frequency response of 65Hz ? 40kHz, the JBL® ES20BK reproduces a true, full sound range ? from deep bass tones to ultra-high frequencies.

Magnetically shielded

The JBL® ES20BK 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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ES20 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another fine JBL product I bought these speakers due to their reviews and excellent price. they have no problem filling up a room with the quality sound which I expect from JBL.
Date published: 2015-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well built speakers. I've been using ES20 along with ES90/25C/250 system for over 8 years. Its a very nice, powerful "true" pair of speakers. For some people it might be a little overkill for surround speakers, but still, if you have a big fronts its a very good match. To my opinion, they can be used as good stereo speakers for a compact system.
Date published: 2015-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good sound These seem very good so far. The price is pretty amazing considering the quality. They have very balanced frequency response, even at low volumes.
Date published: 2015-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great speakers for the money joust what I needed use these speakers in instead of speakers in my TV
Date published: 2015-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressed I got these in, hooked them up that evening and was thrilled with the sound! Only problem is now I need a better receiver.
Date published: 2014-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awsome sound for this small footprint. For the size of these speakers, the sound is just incredible. This is my 3rd pair that I have gotten thru the year. And have never been disappointed in choosing JBL..
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unreal Value I bought these speakers a couple months ago. I knew of JBL's reputation however I never thought I would get such quality at such a low price. I've been telling everyone about the deal I got by buying direct, thanks again JBL.
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crankin surround! I bought these as my outside front surround speakers to go with my S38 main stereo speakers and center studio speaker. they do great for surround filler, may order another set for my rear surround set, to replace old smaller jbls. System is also set up with dual 12" jbl 250 powered subs and makes most people head for cover when I crank it up !!! I just buckle up and hang on !!!! :) Rick
Date published: 2014-04-17
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