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JBL Authentics L16


Three-way speaker system with wireless streaming

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Classic sound. Wireless freedom.

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 or optional Qi charging pad, 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 40Hz – 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.


Device Compatibility

Apple AirPlay Yes
Bluetooth Yes

General Specifications

Amplifier Power 6 x 50W RMS

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response 35Hz – 35kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Digital inputs
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) 369
Speaker Weight (kg) 13.3
Speaker Height (in) 11-3/5
Speaker Depth (in) 14-1/2
Speaker Weight (lb) 36
Speaker Width (in) 32-1/5
Speaker Height (mm) 294
Speaker Width (mm) 710
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  • 1 Removable speaker grille
  • Quick-start guide
  • 1 region-specific IEC power cord
  • 1 JBL Authentics L16 speaker system

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JBL Authentics L16 is rated 4.7272727272727275 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unreal Sound!! If you want the best sounding speaker, look no further.
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound!!! I've just bought it and since day 1 I'm pleased with the fidelity and incredible sound.
Date published: 2016-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow what great sound I have had this speaker for about 3 days now and all I can say is Wow!! This speaker is extremely loud and sounds better the louder you play it. I would suggest using the JBL app to adjust the treble, mids, and bass. The looks are amazing and love the walnut wood look. JBL you knocked this one out of the park! The only problem I seem to have is connecting the WIFI to my computer or phone instead of blue tooth. Maybe I am doing something wrong. I brought this into work the other day and I got lots of drooling all over the speaker (thanks JBL LOL) and everyone asked to turn it up and when I did they were in awe by the sound even at high levels. I would recommend streaming at CD quality to get the best out of the speaker and none of this MP3 quality junk, I use Tidal for my music server
Date published: 2015-07-24
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Will my Astell & Kern 120II DAP with Hi-Res FLAC library be compatable for playback with the L16 ?

Asked by: Jack50
No. The L16 is capable of playing MP3, WMA, AAC, or PCM audio files via DLNA.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-10-13

Hi I am setting up a café area 75 meters a few small hall wall between them, is it appropriate speaker is my job?

Asked by: blacktree
Yes with the Authentics L16’s 300 watts of power this would be more than enough to fill a 75m floor area.
Answered by: Jaycob at CustomerService
Date published: 2016-09-13

hi im having a trouble connecting DLNA. actually i just followed WIFI SETUP. and its connected successfully. but when i connect my phone to the same wifi as L16 and play music, only my phone plays music by itself. L16 doesnt play the music.

Asked by: BBQMan
The JBL Authentics L16 is a DLNA Digital Media Renderer (DMR) device. Your media player software must be capable of acting as a DLNA Digital Media Server (DMS) and Digital Media Controller (DMC) to initiate the audio stream. Third party DLNA software can be found online, or on Google Play for Android devices. With that said, if your device has updated drivers/firmware then you should have no problem with connecting via DLNA and audio should stream from your device to the L16. You should also remember to set the L16 as the media speaker for your device.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-29
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