Superb sound and performance with Dolby Atmos® Music
270 watts of 3.1 channel sound, with virtual Dolby Atmos® create a lifelike musical experience that makes you feel like you're hearing your music live. Three 1-inch tweeters and three 2.75-inch midrange woofers provide so much clarity that every detail of your favorite song sounds brand new, while a 6.5-inch down firing subwoofer and the patented SlipStream™ bass port guarantee incredible deep bass.
Inspired by retro design
The JBL Authentics 500 delivers the iconic style inspired by classic JBL heritage designs, for a look that complements any room, easily filling even the largest space with superior JBL sound. And the speaker's premium aluminum frame, custom leather-like enclosure, and reimagined Quadrex grille really show the attention we paid to each visual detail, right down to the special JBL signature pattern surrounding the downfiring woofer.
Music streaming services via built-in Wi-Fi
Experience everything from podcasts to internet radio in stunning high definition. Or stream music through AirPlay, Alexa Multi-Room Music (MRM), Chromecast built-in™, and Spotify Connect and leave the room or take a call without the music being interrupted. The Wi-Fi connection ensures your speaker gets automatic software and feature updates.
Voice assistants*, simultaneously on one device
Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are available simultaneously* and gives customers the most freedom and convenience to control more smart home devices, play from more music streaming services, and get the most hands-free help from either voice assistant at any given time. *See Notifications
Seamless Bluetooth pairing
Seamlessly share playlists by pairing the JBL Authentics 500 with any Bluetooth devices.
Intuitive controls and JBL One app
Personalize your audio with intuitive on-speaker controls that adjust volume, bass, and treble levels. Use Alexa or Google Assistant to control your device with your voice. Or use the JBL One app for even more options to customize EQ, settings, and find your new favorite song using the integrated music services.
Place multiple JBL Authentics speakers throughout your home for your next gathering. Using the Google Home app or Amazon Alexa app, you can set the mood in every room by connecting two or more speakers to a single playlist and get everybody moving to the same beat
Automatic self tuning
Get great sound anywhere you want. The speaker automatically calibrates and optimizes audio performance for every location each time you power it up.
Made in part with recycled materials
The Authentics 500 speaker is made with 100% recycled fabric, 85% recycled plastics and 50% aluminum, and comes in a FSC-certified carton box printed with soy ink.
*Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant may not be available in all countries or languages. Features and functionality may vary.
©2023 Amazon.com, Inc. or it’s affiliates. Amazon, Alexa, and all related marks are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
Google, Chromecast built-in, and Google Home are trademarks of Google LLC.
Retro design with Dolby Atmos® music performance
Fill any room with cutting-edge sound and striking retro style with the JBL Authentics 500. From its Quadrex grille to its custom leather-like enclosure, the speaker was inspired by JBL's iconic 1970s designs, updated for the 21st century with the latest sound and control technologies. Immerse yourself in high-definition lifelike sound with Dolby Atmos® Music thanks to the Authentics 500's aluminum tweeters and patented SlipStream™ bass port. With Google Assistance and Amazon Alexa available simultaneously*, you can play your favorite music, control your smart home devices, and more, hands-free, using just your voice.
- Sound system
- 3.1 & Dolby Atmos Music
- Power supply
- 100 - 240V AC, ~ 50/60Hz
- Total speaker power output (Max @THD 1%)
- 3 x 25mm aluminum dome tweeter + 3 x 2.75" midrange + 6.5" subwoofer
- Networked standby power
- < 2.0 W
Operating temperature:0 °C - 45 °C
- Frequency response
- 40Hz - 20kHz (-6dB)
Audio inputs:1 Audio in, Bluetooth/WIFI, Ethernet and USB (USB playback is available in US version. For other versions, USB is for Service only.)
- Dimensions (W x H x D)
- 447 x 240 x 255.7 mm / 17.60" x 9.45" x 10.07"
- 7.8 kg / 17.20 lbs
- Packaging dimensions (W x H x D)
- 515 x 322 x 315 mm / 20.3" x 12.7" x 12.4"
- Packaging Weight
- 11.4 kg / 25.1 lbs
Control and Connection Specifications
- USB port
- Type C
- USB rating
- 5V DC, 1A
- Supporting formats
- MP3 codec
- MPEG 1 Layer 2/3, MPEG 2 Layer 3, MPEG 2.5 Layer 3
- MP3 sampling rate
- 16 - 48 kHz
- MP3 bitrate
- 80 - 320 kpbs
- Bluetooth version
- Bluetooth prole
- A2DP 1.3.2, AVRCP 1.5
- 2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range
- 2412 - 2472 MHz (2.4 GHz ISM Band, USA 11 Channels, Europe and others 13 Channels)
- 2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter power
- <20 dBm
- 5G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range
- 5.15 - 5.35GHz, 5.470 - 5.725GHz, 5.725 - 5.825GHz
- 5G Wi-Fi transmitter power
- <23 dBm
Bluetooth transmitter frequency range:2400 MHz - 2483.5 MHz
Bluetooth transmitter power:<17 dBm
Wi-Fi network:IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4GHz/5GHz)
- Built-in Wi-Fi
- 3D Dolby Atmos
- JBL One App
- 3.5 mm audio cable Input
- Voice Assistant integration
- * Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant may not be available in all countries or languages. Features and functionality may vary.
- ©2023 Amazon.com, Inc. or it’s affiliates. Amazon, Alexa, and all related marks are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
- Google is a trademark of Google LLC.
- Please check here for your country/language
- Availability of Dolby Atmos Music may depend on subscription plan.
What's in The Box?
- 1 x JBL Authentics 500
- 1 x Power cable
- 1 x Quick start guide
- 1 x Safety sheet
- 1 x Warranty card
Documents & Downloads
Doesn't look like this is battery powered with that much wattage, but all photos doesn't show a cord and input is not mentioned in the description.
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