ES90 Refurbished


4-Way, Dual 200mm (8") Floorstanding Speaker

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They’re unobtrusive ? until you turn them on. With innovative technologies derived directly from JBL® Professional equipment, the JBL ES90 delivers powerful, accurate audio performance and brings legendary JBL sound from concert stages, recording studios and movie theaters home. You get 440 watts of peak power handling and hyper-realistic, deep bass – no unwanted distortion – from proprietary JBL dual 8" 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.

Item# ES90BK-Z

General Specifications

Type Floorstanding
Series ES
Finish Black
Wall-Mount Capable No

Audio Specifications

Power Handling (Recommended) 110W
Power Handling (Peak) 440W
Sensitivity (2.83V@1m) 91dB
Crossover Frequencies 500Hz, 3kHz – 24dB/octave; 12kHz – 18dB/octave
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power 225W
Frequency Response 36Hz – 40kHz
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms

Speaker Specifications

High-Frequncy Transducer 3/4" (19mm) Titanium-laminate dome, shielded; EOS waveguide
Midrange Transducer 4" (100mm) PolyPlas, shielded
Low-Frequency Transducer Dual 8" (200mm) PolyPlas,™ shielded
Ultra High Frequency Transducer 3/4" (19mm) Polyester-film ring-radiator, shielded; EOS waveguide


Height (in) 42-11/16
Weight (lb) 53.4
Width (in) 10-1/4
Width (mm) 260
Weight (kg) 24.2
Depth (mm) 384
Height (mm) 1084
Depth (in) 15-1/8
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  • (1) ES90 Four-way, dual 8" floorstanding loudspeaker
  • (4) Self-adhesive rubber feet.
  • (1) Owner's Manual

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5 Year Warranty

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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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ES90 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best speaker tower I ever purchased Buying two of these bad boys was the best investment I have ever made in home theater & audio. They perform well, even with only 75 W RMS to each channel (JBL recommends 110W RMS). My Denon Amp is a 75 W RMS x 4 (@ 8 ohms) and a 110 RMS x 4 (@ 6 ohms) so I was a little concerned when ordering that these speakers would be underpowered since they are rated at 8 ohms total impedance per tower. Not so. 75 W RMS is PLENTY of power especially for an apartment or condo, even though this is 35 W RMS below the recommended power. I've never even turned my amp all the way up to feed them the full 75 W RMS of power my amp is capable of delivering. The speakers are capable of taking much more just because of the fact that they are robust and meaty. The only time you would ever want to feed these things with full 110 W RMS is if you have a very large room with lots of people, like at a big party, and no neighbors within a block or two (to avoid noise complaints). I am a certified and professional degreed Audio Engineer and I recommend this to anybody looking for a pair of great towers.
Date published: 2016-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Value I purchased these re-certified straight from Harman. Considering they shippped these beasts for free, it feels like I stole them from Harman they were so cheap. They are installed as the fronts in a 5.1 system about 8 feet from the listening position. I purchased them to round out the lower midrange and higher bass registers compared to my previous floor standers that only had 5.25" drivers. Mission accomplished, these speakers sound incredible. Came with very minor cosmetic damage near one of the feet and missing one bi-amp shorting plate. I really can't complain considering the price.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A++** Great speaker A++ Amazing sound Quality build box ........
Date published: 2016-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound. Good music sounds amazing. Poorly produced pieces reveal themselves quickly. Huge sound stage. All genres sound good. I am sure to enjoy these speakers for years to come.
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Audio Quality I have been using ES90 speakers for 2 weeks and I like how they sound. They have enough bass that I no longer use a powered subwoofer. The audio is clear even at very low volume.
Date published: 2016-03-29
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Will I only need 1 speaker with a 2.1 channel amp pushing 75w per channel. if not what would be required.

Asked by: RJ58
You need to understand audio a little more. a point one (.1) means plus sub woofer. A dedicated subwoofer. the two (2) stands for lefta and right to mae true stereo. So, you need two of thes plus a sub woofer for a 2.1 setup.
Answered by: producer_ben
Date published: 2017-12-02

Hi there, I am using HK3490 stereo receiver and recently bought JBL ES90. I've done bi-wiring with QED cable. The thing is that, the vocals (mid) are quite narrow and sharp sounding. How can i get wide open rich vocals / mid. Please suggest. TIA.

Asked by: Shafquat
Assuming the unit is okay and the speakers are not damaged, there are a few things to check. 1. Check the polarity on the speakers wires at the back of the receiver and the back of the speakers. If any of the wires are reversed polarity, this will cause terrible sonic issues like he has described. 2. If he is boosting bass and/or treble, he should not have to do this with this receiver and speakers. Set the bass and treble in the middle. These two things should solve his problem. If you are still having issues with the unit, please contact the store that you've purchased the ES90 from. They should be able to assist you, or at least lead you to the people who can help.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

Hello,was wondering if you could recommend a particular receiver to power two of these speakers?that way i can purchase somthing that will drive them as intended. Thanks

Asked by: Puddin
The ES90 speakers can handle up to 225 watts per channel. This means that any receiver with a power output of 225 watts per channel or less will work fine with these speaker. It really comes down to your listening preference. For example, if your listening taste only requires 30 watts per channel of power in order to be loud enough for you, there would be no reason to get a 225 watt per channel amplifier, as you will never use all of that power. The most important thing is to get a receiver that puts out enough volume for you, without exceeding the 225 watt limit of the speakers. Both receivers from our sister company, Harman Kardon, the HK3700 and HK3770, will do a fine job driving these speakers.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2018-07-09

 what is the correct amplifier for mids/ highs and for woofers when bi amplified ? I’ve tried with 60 rms for the mid/highs but it’s too much and Speakers produces annoying mid and high sounds. Pls help , thks 

Asked by: Marcoswar30
Thank you for your question. We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at  https://www.harmanaudio.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: remy b
Date published: 2018-12-12

how tall r these speakers ? thanks James

Asked by: James peter
42 11/16" tall.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

I'm interested in buying 4 standing speakers. Is it possible to have them all working together? And how so?

Asked by: Aels747
Hi Aels, you have two options, which we base on an audio-video receiver, such as the AVR 370, where you can connect each of the four speakers to its own, dedicated amplifier channel. Then you can select 4-channel (or 5-channel) stereo, which will give you two full-range left channel and two full-range right channel speakers, and of course each power amplifier will not be too hard at work driving one speaker. (A stereo amplifier should not drive two speakers per channel, because the resulting load is too difficult for all but the most powerful amplifiers. At least if listening volume is not very moderate). If you need more power than the AVR 370 can offer, you have preamplifier outputs available. These open for the use of separate power amplifiers, and only money sets a limit for the power you can add. It is also possible to use a normal stereo amplifier as basic device, but it is necessary to find one with preamplifier outputs. We hope this helps.
Answered by: Bo Harman
Date published: 2017-12-02

Do I need 2 of ES90 or 1 ? 

Asked by: deepakkartha
These are sold as EACH, so if you are looking for a stereo set, you will need to order 2.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

What is the quality of tha recertified jbl ea90 speakers?

Asked by: hotrod58
Recertified products are products that have been returned to us by our dealers or retailers. These products have been thoroughly checked and tested to meet the high standards that are set by Harman Kardon. A recertified product contains the same features and functionalities as a new model, and we supply the same warranty with these products as with similar new ones. You may see some minor cosmetic imperfections, and perhaps the product has been repackaged, but you can be assured that these products will perform perfectly.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-29
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