CS480 Refurbished

Complete 5.1 home theater package

The JBL® CS480 gives you four identical satellites, a center channel and a room-shaking subwoofer. Added up, it’s a state-of-the-art JBL Cinema Sound system that can handle the sonic range of today’s high-resolution digital media.

3/4" titanium-laminate tweeters

The extremely thin but rigid titanium-laminate dome delivers accurate, undistorted high frequency response, even when the volume is way up. The end result is a full, clear, tight reproduction of high frequencies.

Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal™ (EOS) Waveguide

Proprietary JBL® EOS Waveguide technology realizes the sonic response of your listening environment and delivers intense, precise imaging. You get ideally balanced music. Crisp dialogue. Smooth audio distribution. Every seat is the best seat in your home theater.


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Dual 3-1/2" midrange drivers with patented PolyPlas™

Your movies have rich, smooth, detailed sound. When it comes to the critical center channel, the CS480 steps up, using dual 3-1/2-inch midrange drivers reinforced with stiff, lightweight PolyPlas™ to make dialogue sound clear and natural.

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8", 125-watt PolyPlas subwoofer

The JBL® CS480 creates bass with a powerful punch, using an 8-inch, 125-watt subwoofer. To increase rigidity, the CS480 uses a patented JBL PolyPlas™ driver. PolyPlas™ material is lightweight but strong, reproducing low frequencies effortlessly, with maximum impact.

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FreeFlow™ bass reflex port

The FreeFlow™ bass reflex port has computer-optimized geometry to maximize tight, deep bass response while eliminating unwanted turbulence and noise. The result? A home theater system with true, wall-rattling bass that will make your music and movies even more exciting.

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Accurate frequency response

Nothing is over- or under-emphasized. You get a true, full sound range from deep bass tones to ultra-high frequencies. The satellites have a frequency response of 110Hz to 20kHz, the center channel is 100Hz to 20kHz and the subwoofer is 110Hz to 20kHz.

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Magnetically shielded for video proximity

Arrange the JBL® CS480 any way that makes sense. Components of this full, state-of-the-art JBL Cinema Sound system are magnetically shielded for placement on the floor wherever you want, including right near your TV or video display.

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Sleek and stylish, looks great anywhere

The elegant JBL® CS480 Cinema Sound system looks at home in any listening environment. Everything has a high-gloss black finish; fixed and omnidirectional wall-mount brackets; and optional aluminum floor stands (sold separately) that hide all wires.

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Legendary JBL® sound.

Even if you’ve never owned a JBL® product, you’ve almost certainly heard the JBL sound. It rings out loud and clear from the massive JBL loudspeaker arrays that hang in stadiums, sports arenas and outdoor concert venues everywhere. It literally surrounds you in more than 50 percent of all movie theaters worldwide, including many THX®-certified installations (a standard of realism that JBL engineers helped pioneer in 1983). Chances are, many of your favorite songs and movie soundtracks were mixed and mastered on JBL studio monitors – they’ve been the choice of audio professionals for more than 60 years. But you don’t have to venture far from home to experience the legendary power, clarity and technical accuracy of the JBL sound. It’s available in exceptional home entertainment systems that incorporate many of the same advanced technologies, materials and manufacturing techniques originally developed for our professional systems. It’s even available in lightweight, portable packages that you and your friends can enjoy anywhere.

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Item# CS480BG-Z


Now you can have blockbuster Hollywood sound from a home theater speaker system that’s among the smallest and most elegant JBL® has ever produced. The JBL CS480 has four identical satellites with advanced titanium-laminate-dome tweeters and 3-1/2-inch drivers for unsurpassed power and realism. A voice-matched horizontal center speaker uses components identical to those used in the satellites for seamless pans, with two midranges that give dialogue extra power and clarity. A potent 125-watt subwoofer will rock the room exactly when it should. The JBL CS480 system is great to look at too, complementing flat-panel televisions and any room decor.

General Specifications

Cinema Sound Series

Audio Specifications

Speaker Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
Satellite Frequency Response
(-6dB) 110Hz – 20kHz
Speaker Sensitivity
(2.83V@1m) 88dB
Speaker Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
Satellite Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
Satellite Sensitivity
(2.83V@1m) 86dB
Satellite Crossover Frequencies
3.0kHz; 12dB/octave
Speaker Crossover Frequencies
3.0kHz; 12dB/octave
Satellite Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
Subwoofer_Frequency Response
(-6dB) 35Hz-160Hz
Speaker Frequency Response
100Hz – 20kHz

System Specifications

System Weight (lb)
Amplifier Power (RMS)
Amplifier Power (Peak)
System Frequency Response
(-6dB) 35Hz-20kHz
System Weight (kg)
Number of Channels

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Connections
Left and Right level inputs, LFE input
Subwoofer Controls
Subwoofer level, Phase
Subwoofer_Enclosure Type
Ported (down-firing)

Speaker Specifications

Speaker Low-Frequency Transducer
Dual 3-1/2" (89mm), magnetically shielded
Speaker Wall-Mount Capable
Yes - Bracket Included
Speaker High-Frequency Transducer
1/2" (13mm) Titanium-laminate dome, magnetically shielded


Satellite Weight (lb)
Subwoofer Height (mm)
Satellite Depth (in)
Speaker Weight (kg)
Speaker Width (mm)
Satellite Weight (kg)
Satellite Width (in)
Satellite Height (mm)
Subwoofer Width (in)
Speaker Depth (mm)
Satellite Width (mm)
Subwoofer Depth (in)
Subwoofer Weight (kg)
Subwoofer Height (in)
Speaker Height (in)
Subwoofer Weight (lb)
Speaker Weight (lb)
Speaker Depth (in)
Speaker Height (mm)
Speaker Width (in)
Subwoofer Width (mm)
Satellite Height (in)
Satellite Depth (mm)
Subwoofer Depth (mm)

Satellite Speaker Specifications

Satellite High-Frequency Transducer
1/2" (13mm) Titanium-laminate, magnetically shielded
Satellite Enclosure Type
Satellite Low-Frequency Transducer
3-1/2" (89mm) Magnetically shielded

Control and Connection Specifications

(Subwoofer) Right and Left line-level inputs, LFE input (Satellite/Center Speaker) Spade terminals, direct wiring

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Reviews and Q&A

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