JBL Bar 2.1


2.1-Channel Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer

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Sleek design. Impressive sound.

Designed with a slimmer profile, the full-featured, easy-to-use JBL Bar 2.1 features Dolby® Digital, JBL Surround Sound, 300W system power and a wireless 6.5” subwoofer to provide balanced sound and deep bass for your movies, music and even video games. Full featured in every sense of the word, it has an HDMI™ input as well as AUX and USB wired connections that enable you to round out your home entertainment options even more. It is also Bluetooth enabled for convenient wireless connections. Further enhanced with JBL SoundShift® which allows you to instantly switch between sound from your TV and sound from your mobile phone or tablet. You can moreover control the soundbar with your existing TV remote control, the JBL Bar 2.1 clearly raises the bar for soundbars.


General Specifications

Total Maximun Power 300W
Soundbar Transducer Size 4 x 2.25"" racetrack drivers 2 x 1.25"" tweeter
Subwoofer Transducer Size 6.5"
Bluetooth Version 4.2

Audio Specifications

Max SPL 99db
Frequency Response 40Hz to 20KHz
Audio inputs 1 Analog, 1 Optical, Bluetooth, USB


Soundbar dimension and weight (W x H x D) 38” x 2.3” x 2.7” (965 x 58 x 68mm)/ 1.9 Kg
Subwoofer dimension and weight (W x H x D) 8.9” x 8.9” x 14.6” (225 x 225 x 370mm)/ 5.2 Kg

Video Specifications

HDMI Video Inputs 1
HDMI Video Output(with Audio Return Channel) 1
HDMI HDCP Version 1.4
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Spec Sheet (EN)

English 2 MB
  • 1 x Soundbar
  • 1 x Wireless subwoofer
  • 1 x Remote control with battery
  • 1 x Power cables (number and types varied by region)
  • 1 x Optical cable
  • 1 x AUX cable
  • 1 x Wall-mount bracket kit
  • 1 x Quickstart guide
  • 1 x Warranty card
  • 1 x Safety sheet

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Note: the Warranty Card provided with your JBL product contains the full terms and conditions of your warranty.

Unless a different warranty period is stated in the Warranty Card provided with your JBL product, JBL warrants for a period of 1 year (5 years for any non-powered speakers) from the date of retail purchase by the original end-use purchaser, that this product, when delivered to you in new condition, in original packaging, from a JBL authorized reseller and used in normal conditions, is free from any defects in manufacturing, materials and workmanship. Refer to the Warranty Card provided with your JBL product for specific details including what is not covered along with other terms and conditions.

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JBL Bar 2.1 is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality Product Offers great sound for an affordable cost. Very impressed with the bass quality and high volume clarity for being the lowest model that JBL carries. Wall mounting was extremely quick and easy. It has all the ports and functions you would need for a soundbar to have. Obviously this system doesn’t compare to higher end home theaters, but this is the best 2.1 soundbar system compared to other brand names.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have been using JBL for 2 1/2 decades and will continue...
Date published: 2018-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2.1 Sound bar Sound is very good. Initial setup was difficult do the lack of information on the quick setup guide. I found how to sync up the subwoofer by reading a review on the jbl website. Help line was of little help.
Date published: 2018-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and features Great sound for the size and the price of this soundbar. I chose it over others because it has HDMI in and out which I need for my AppleTV. A slight problem which I have read other soundbars have as well, is that when audio is sent from Apple TV to soundbar, there is a second of silence before the soundbar detects the audio signal. After 1 second the display shows PCM and audio suddenly tuns on, in the middle of whatever sound is currently playing. This results in a jarring audio experience any time you pause for a second and then move the apple TV cursor around to select apps. It would be great if you could set the JBL soundbar to remain in PCM mode at all times intsead of constantly reverting to its un-named default sound transfer codec. I still give it 5 stars because this is a minor enough annoyance and everything else is as good as I could ever ask.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice Very loud and very rich i bought this a das ago and im so happy already now.
Date published: 2017-12-24
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How do you pair the sound bar and sub.

Asked by: Stevebekka
Please follow these steps to pair the subwoofer to the soundbar -First, turn on the soundbar and the subwoofer. If the connection is lost, the LED indicator on the subwoofer blinks slowly.  -Second, press the CONNECT button on the subwoofer to enter pairing mode. The LED indicator on the subwoofer blinks quickly.  -Third, press and hold the DIM DISPLAY button on the remote control for 5 seconds, followed by short press on BASS+, and BASS- button in sequence. Panel display will show “PAIRING”.  -If pairing succeeds, the LED indicator on the subwoofer lights up, and the soundbar display will show "DONE”. If pairing fails, the indicator on the subwoofer blinks slowly.  -Lastly, if the pairing fails, repeat the steps above for 2 more times and submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-03-12

I currently own the Bar2.1 and am very satisfied. The system is in a large room and was wondering if you can add another JBL wireless subwoofer and have the soundbar send the wireless sub signals to both subwoofers simultaneously?

Asked by: Sandman
Unfortunately It is not possible at the moment. The only the given subwoofer is dedicated to the soundbar and no other subwoofers can connect to it..
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-02-04

Why doesn’t this system come with a manual? The quick start manual is inadequate to say the least. Where is the complete online manual on your website? It should be here. 

Asked by: TLH1984
the 3.1 has a manual down load go there its the same thing under specs&support you will find manual
Answered by: jetsy61
Date published: 2017-12-02

Hi,  Are there any rear speakers I could connect to this system? 

Asked by: LandonC
Unfortunately there are no speakers you can connect to the JBL BAR 2.1 since it's only for a 2.1 surround.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2017-12-02

When wall mounting, how much space is there between the wall and the back of the soundbar, is there space to run some cords behind it?

Asked by: Batman1
The JBL BAR 2.1 should not be flushed up against a wall. An inch or two from the wall will be fine. Any wirings along this allowance is fine as long as you don't go overboard with the wirings.
Answered by: Steven M
Date published: 2018-02-21

Hi ..what is the model number of 2.1 sound bar ??

Asked by: Bhai Hussain
Hi, The JBL Bar 2.1 's Item number is JBLBAR21BLKAM , It can be found under the specs and support on our website http://www.jbl.com/bar-series/JBL+BAR+2.1.html .
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2017-12-02

Can I get additional bluetooth speakers that will connect to my JBL 2.1 soundbar? Like 2 desktop speakers that will enhance the surround sound?

Asked by: bruceh
The JBL Bar 2.1 soundbar's Bluetooth functions only as a receiver and not a transmitter. It can only receive signals from an audio source such as a smartphone or a laptop, but it cannot transmit audio to another Bluetooth speaker.
Answered by: Steven M
Date published: 2018-01-01

Where is the on-line manual?

Asked by: Joan1947
We are currently working on getting this uploaded to our official website but for the meantime, please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/contact-support.html and the Customer Service Team would be more than happy to provide you with a copy of the manual.
Answered by: Zoe at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-03-08
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