JBL Cinema Base


Home cinema 2.2 all in one soundbase for television

$349.95349.95 each
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Designed to complement your flat-screen TV, the JBL Cinema Base projects stunning virtual surround sound from a sleek, self-contained package. Its all in one table-top form is designed to fit neatly under most TVs up to 60”. It connects with a single cable to your TV using an HDMI™, optical or analog connection, and plays music wirelessly from Bluetooth® smartphones or tablets. 240 watts of power drive the built-in speakers, including the integrated, independently adjustable dual subwoofer. It features Harman Volume, which keeps sudden volume changes from disrupting the experience. It can learn any TV remote volume control, giving you simplified control over your cinema experience. In addition, a side USB port can charge your phone or tablet. The unique metallic speaker grille is both elegant and easy to clean.

What's in the box?

  • 1 Safety Sheet
  • 1 Cinema Base Soundbase
  • 1 Remote Control
  • 1 Analog 3.5mm Audio Cable
  • 1 HDMI Cable
  • 1 Power Cable
  • 1 Optical Cable
  • 1 Quick-start Guide

Sleek and compact, the JBL Cinema Base complements the look of today’s razor-thin flat screens, while projecting a deep, rich, enveloping sound that’s unmatchable with a TV’s built-in speakers. Simply place your TV on top, connect and enjoy.

Wide, low, sleek, and supportive, the JBL Cinema Base nearly disappears under your TV.

Advanced acoustic design and dual subwoofers deliver better sound quality for music, movies and gaming.

For true plug-and-play home theater, HDMI ARC technology connects your compatible TV and the JBL Cinema Base with a single cable. It is also equipped with optical and analog audio inputs.

Harman Volume makes sure that the loudness stays smooth and consistent. You won’t have to constantly adjust for loud commercials and other fluctuations.

Harman Display Surround Virtual Sound and Dolby Digital decoding fill your room with movie sound and music, not speakers and wires.

The JBL Cinema Base remembers up to 10 Bluetooth devices and can instantly reconnect for music streaming.

The JBL Cinema Base learns the volume TV remote’s functions, offering simplified control over your cinema experience.

Dual 6" (150mm) polypropylene woofers
93 dB (2.83V/1m)
System Frequency Response
45Hz – 20kHz

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 eligible for exchange.

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JBL Cinema Base is rated 4.333333333333333 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the sound I haven't used it myself very much, but from what I heard from it, it was fantastic. The rest of the family enjoy it very much.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds great. This box sounds very good and is built really nice with quality materials. It also has a sub out plug which I did not even see in the features listing, I am going to try it out as soon as I get another sub. The leds are not too bright which is a plus for me. The learning remote feature is great so I just use my same tv remote to control the volume like I did before.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big Sound! I had this for a year now,and i love it.i just can't put under my TV,because my stand is just lacking on surround effects but all in all the sound is great.
Date published: 2016-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT SURROUND FROM A COMPACT UNIT CRISP BALANCED SOUND---WELL DESIGNED (best results when using digital inputs)
Date published: 2015-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect soundbase I bought this a couple of weeks ago. The local store was out of stock, so I didn't get a chance to demo the product before making the purchase, but I had a good experience with previous JBL products and bit the bullet. I heard some of the competing sound base products available in the store, and I can say this one knocks the socks off all the others I heard in the same price range. Not only does the JBL produce far better sound quality, but the clarity is superb and the bass replication is spot on.
Date published: 2015-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall performance I purchase this sound bar based on previous purchases of JBL products and have not been disappointed. The ease of installation was great. The sound is far better than what I expected since I have a surround sound system for my main TV and this purchase was for a bedroom TV.
Date published: 2014-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from On Trial! Still analyzing! Will let you know! So far,so good!!!
Date published: 2015-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exactly as advertised. Been very happy with the Cinema Base. Good sound, fills the room nicely. Only problem is that the labels on the controls, both unit and remote, are awfully small. Difficult to read them in a darkened room.
Date published: 2015-12-19
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I connected the Cinema Base with my computer using AUX, and every time I turn on the video, the sound comes out after 5 seconds, is that normal? And right now the sound turns off automatically during the video sometimes, what can I do with it?

Asked by: Canjie Chen
Here are some things you need to check on the Soundbase. • Please check the source component if it is connected via a variable output, check its instructions if the output is not turned down too low • Check if soundbase is ON (the power indicator should be white). • Check if the cable connecting the PC to soundbase is properly connected at both ends. • Check if the soundbase’s Source Selector is set to the correct source and that source is playing an audio signal. • Check if the system is not muted. If the system is muted, press the volume buttons to un-mute the system. • Check if the soundbase’s volume is not turned all the way down (the lowest setting of the Volume Down button will mute the system).
Answered by: Jaycob at CustomerService
Date published: 2016-09-12

does this speaker have a subwoofer output

Asked by: dscruggs
Yes. The CINEMA BASE rear pannel connections are Sub Out, Optical, HDMI TV, AUX In and Power Input AC.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-23

I can't find the device on Bluetooth. I tried my Android 6.x device, and my wife's iOS 9.x device, and the Cinema Base doesn't show up. Bluetooth light is flashing on device.

Asked by: Cynical
There are two modes of flashing. 2 sec hold down give a slower flash for connecting. 5 sec quick flash allows the Jbl to be discovered and pairing 
Answered by: Claude Loren
Date published: 2016-08-05

Please confirm if this can be used on both 110v and 220v without additional transformer.

Asked by: Raj H
Yes, the CINEMA BASE is auto-volt which means it has a power input rating of 100-240V.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-12

What are the Voltage Specs. Is it 110-240V or just 110v?

The CINEMA BASE is auto-volt which means it has a power input rating of 100-240V.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-13

How may I connect my Blue ray player to JBL SB 2.2?

Asked by: Ibrahim
If your Blu-ray player has an optical digital output, use the included optical cable to connect it with the CINEMA BASE.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-05-26

Sound gap of TV (optical) and bluetooth is very difference. My phone is iphone 6. The higher volume level was suprised by me, when i changed to bluetooth. Is it failure? 

Asked by: silver dragon
This is actually a built-in feature of the soundbase. If the soundbase is playing at more than 50 percent or lower than 50 percent and when the unit is turned off, the volume of the soundbase is automatically reset to 50 percent when the system is turned back ON. However, while on a different source and the volume was at 50 percent or less, and then switched to a different source like Bluetooth, the volume is reset to max.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-05-18

Can i connect JBL Cinema Base with PC through optical cable? Thank you

Asked by: antonis oulis
The CINEMA BASE can only be connected using Aux or using a Bluetooth connection.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-22
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