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300 watts of JBL power and advanced acoustic design produce dynamic, full-range stereo JBL sound from a single, mid-size speaker
High-performance JBL drivers paired with digital amplification, processing and a meticulous acoustic design deliver unmatchable sound from a mid-size speaker. The optimized low- and high-frequency transducers combine with advanced electronics and DSP to present full-range stereo sound with a wide stereo image – all from within a single enclosure. Wherever you play it, expect applause.
All-in-one connectivity with wireless streaming, analog, optical, and phono preamp devices
The JBL Authentic L16 offers easy wireless audio playback from the latest and best in mobile devices. It offers AirPlay for iTunes and iOS devices, DNLA for Android devices and Windows PCs and Bluetooth® connectivity – including instant Bluetooth® pairing by way of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The speaker automatically switches streaming formats as needed, simplifying use with all your devices. Not only that, but the L16 connects with analog, optical, and phono preamp technology, making it an all-in-one champion for your household devices. Harman Clari-Fi™ technology replaces the details lost in today’s compressed music files, adding detail and energy to any low quality music stream.
USB ports let you recharge your compatible devices
The JBL Authentic L16 has two USB ports, one for charging phones, the other for charging tablets.
Specs & Downloads
Where sonic legend meets modern connectivity
Where sonic legend meets modern connectivity. With its single-enclosure speaker system and wireless audio streaming, the JBL Authentic L16 was born to resonate with legacy. Inspired by the legendary JBL Century L100 loudspeaker, the JBL Authentic L16 blends classic acoustic speaker design and advanced wireless technology. It offers a real walnut-veneered wood enclosure, exceptional audio quality and easy wireless connectivity to a wide range of devices via AirPlay, DNLA and Bluetooth®. Not only that, but with the L16’s additional analog, optical, and phono preamp jack connections, you’ve got yourself an all-in-one masterpiece of compatibility. And it’s as convenient as it’s powerful: Near Field Communication (NFC) technology lets you pair a Bluetooth® device simply by tapping it on the speaker. Meanwhile, a free JBL MusicFlow app lets you easily set up and control the speaker with your iOS or Android mobile device. Using the speaker’s built-in USB ports, you can charge compatible mobile devices. Sporting 300 watts r.m.s. of power, custom JBL low-frequency and high-frequency transducers, advanced DSP technology and a frequency response of 35Hz – 35kHz, the JBL Authentic L16 produces full-range sound and a wide stereo image from a single, mid-sized stereo speaker. Harman Clari-Fi™ technology replaces all the audio details lost in the shuffle of today’s compressed music files, adding detail and energy to any low quality music stream. With its unstoppable acoustics and its all-terrain compatibility, the JBL Authentic L16 is where the future becomes an instant classic.
- Amplifier Power
- 6 x 50W RMS
- Frequency Response
- 35Hz – 35kHz
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio
- High Frequency Transducer
- 25mm tweeter
- Mid-Range Transducer
- 2 inch mid range
- Low Frequency Transducer
- 5.25 inch woofer
- Maximum SPL
- 108dB @ 1m
- Speaker Depth (mm)
- Speaker Weight (kg)
- Speaker Height (in)
- Speaker Depth (in)
- Speaker Weight (lb)
- Speaker Width (in)
- Speaker Height (mm)
- Speaker Width (mm)
Documents & Downloads
Reviews and Q&A
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Can I use the Phono jack connect to my CD player?
i love my authentics, but it will complete my happiness if i can use it in spotify connect, seen in some of the answer that the software upgrade is available, i check the site but found nothing, it is really available
I am having trouble getting both Airplay and Bluetooth to pair with the JBL L16. It paired once and then dropped and hasn't paired again since. Any ideas on what can be done to get the speaker to connect either via Bluetooth or Airplay?
How many Bluetooth device can L16 memorize? I know I can pair only one device simultaneously, I would like to switch several music source like phone or PC. Do I need to physically push pairing button for each time when I change the music source?
Country of origin?
Hi! I own the Authentics L16, 2014 (first) version. Is there a software upgrade available for it to support Spotify Connect?
The dimensions stated in the owner's manual (294 mm x 818 mm x 369 mm) refer to the packaging, not to the product. Please state how the actual product dimensions of the 2014 version differs from the 2015 version.
Hi I am setting up a café area 75 meters a few small hall wall between them, is it appropriate speaker is my job?
What should I choose from the app 'jbl'. It doesn't show and there is no other app.
There is one feature I would love to see: automatic source-switching. (I.e listen to all inputs for a signal, and switch to the new source if a new signal is detected) Is there any chance of you guys implementing it? (Pleeease?)
Is there a Aux port and line in if you are not streaming?
So far, I could only connect via Bluetooth (compressed sounds -> not optimal) or cable. I am struggling with the wifi. When I try to set up the DNLA, I cannot see the JBL_L16_WF_XXXXXX network appearing. And where can I find the MAC number of the device?
Hi, I see 2 models JBLL16WLNAM and JBLL16SPWLNAM, Which one is "Three-Way Speaker System with Wireless Streaming" ? Which one is "Premium Sound 2.0-Channel Home Theater Stereo System" ? What's the difference ? Is JBLL16SPWLNAM the updated newer model ?
Best home audiosystem I've owned that also looks so great! Beautiful finish, wood and the black soft front. Only problem I have is connecting it to wifi. Worked great for 4 months, now it keeps falling out. It also stopped turning on when I turned on TV.
When the JBL L16 receives an analog signal, does it first convert it to digital before it can send the signal to the amplifier?
Has anbody tried to remote control the JBL L16 with tools like AnyMote, Logitech Harmony or other home automation tools?
I have not been able to connect my L16 on wifi. My wifi password is 24 characters long. But jbl app allows only 13 characters. How do I connect without changing my Wi-Fi password?
Hey, every time I'm listening music from my Astell&Kern 120 through Optical in, my L16 is switching to Stand by mode (red light Power button) every 12 min..., can it be fix somehow? Thank you!
im having trouble using the dlna connection. what is the best way to connect to the L16? via bluetooth or dlna ? and how do you connect dlna?
Hi i have L16 system in my home and i love the looks and the sound but connecting to it is horrible for me, i have set it up via BT wifi and dlna, and i have the app on my phone and tablet, but it only plays music on BT. spotify app dont se the L16 :(
With "digital amplification" and Harman Clari-Fi, I guess this means that the amplifier (is it class d?) needs digital input. Is this correct? If yes, I think the best wired connection for L16 would be to its digital optical port.
Hello. The speaker is awesome but I have trouble finding a mobile app (for android or iOS) that I can use to remotely control the speaker with. The jbl music is totally useless. Do you have any suggestion?
Will you ever sell this product again?
I want to buy this item as my main sound system of my home, I want to know that is it possible that other systems like LEDs, players or video projectors become connected to l16, via cable or something else? to be sound of home cinemas?
Hi I can't find the firmware upgrade anywhere. Would like to be able to use Spotify connect. Also I have problems connecting my IPhone 8 to the L16. It doesn't show up on the device list. Can you help?
1. I'd like to know if the JBL App has a multi band configurable equalization functions or is it a preconfigured set of profiles one has to choose from based on Music Genre or room layouts? 2. Is a new ver. of the JBL L16 or equiv. release 9 months time?
I am looking at this for the coffee shop area in our hospital. It is an open, public area of roughly 1000 square feet. Would this cover this area while preserving the sound quality?
I intend to buy this unit and use it for sound output from my TV. does the unit have a remote? if not, if I use the optical input, can I control the volume from my TV remote? Thank you.
Does L16 allowed to be paired with 1 external devices using Bluetooth? Cos once I paired with my iphone, it cannot be paired with my PC anymore (I have switched off my iphone bluetooth when I try to pair with my PC).
my speaker is connected to the home network but spotify does not see it.
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