Bar 5.0 MultiBeam
Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Dolby Atmos® and MultiBeam™ Surround sound - Image

Dolby Atmos® and MultiBeam™ Surround sound

Upgrade your viewing or gaming experience from ordinary to extraordinary. Built-in Virtual Dolby Atmos® gives you an immersive and exciting 3D sound experience, while JBL MultiBeam™ technology creates a wide soundstage by projecting incredible sound to every corner of the room, so you’ll hear every detail from your favorite music, movies, TV series and games without the need for multiple speakers. Enjoy movies or games with a whole new dimension.

Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Punchy bass without the need for a separate subwoofer - Image

Punchy bass without the need for a separate subwoofer

Your home cinematic experience is enhanced and intensified with deep, punchy bass, thanks to four passive radiators built-in.

Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Chromecast built-in™, AirPlay and Alexa Multi-Room Music (MRM) - Image

Chromecast built-in™, AirPlay and Alexa Multi-Room Music (MRM)

With AirPlay, Alexa Multi-Room Music and Chromecast built-in, you can stream all your favorite online content in amazing sound quality, with a simple finger tap.

Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Ultra HD 4K Pass-through with Dolby Vision™ - Image

Ultra HD 4K Pass-through with Dolby Vision™

Dolby Vision is a High-Dynamic Range (HDR) 4k video format that is growing in popularity and can be found in a growing number of 4k HD Blu-ray players, as well as several popular streaming services. Coupled with our 4k pass through you will enjoy pristine audio quality to match your video.


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With HDMI eARC, you can enjoy higher-quality audio, including Virtual Dolby Atmos® on your JBL Bar 5.0. You can easily and conveniently connect your Dolby Atmos player to either the TV or soundbar.

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Automatic MultiBeam™ Calibration

Calibrate the soundbar with the best surround sound audio effect based on your own room design and layout.

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Multi-room possibilities

Thanks to Chromecast built-in™ and Alexa Multi-Room-Music you can create a multi-room setup, allowing to listen to the same music in every room or different music in each room.

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Bluetooth wireless streaming

Not in the mood for a film or game? No problem. With the compact JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam soundbar, you can also enjoy wireless music streaming via Bluetooth from your phone or tablet.

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Works with voice control

Already having a device with Google Assistant, Alexa voice control or Siri? Simply connect them with the soundbar and start streaming your music with a simple voice command.

Specs & Downloads



Experience 3D Spacious Surround Sound at Home

Make your viewing or gaming experience more immersive than ever before with the winning combination of JBL Multibeam™ technology and Virtual Dolby Atmos®. Feel the sound all around as you're thrown into the action with deep bass performance without the need for an extra subwoofer. It features Chromecast built-in™, AirPlay and Alexa Multi-Room Music (MRM) for incredibly easy music streaming and multi-room possibilities. Bluetooth lets you enjoy music from your smartphone or tablet too. The sleek design of the JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam, with its grille pattern and metallic finishing, fits any home decor. It's compact and simple to use, can be controlled using your existing TV remote or by using the included intuitively designed remote control.

General Specifications

Total speaker power output
250 W
Soundbar output power (Max. @THD 1%)
5 x 50 W
5 x 48mm x 80mm racetrack drivers + 4 x  3 inches(75mm) Passive Radiators
Power supply
100 - 240V AC, ~ 50/60Hz

Audio Specifications

92 dBA
Frequency Response
50Hz - 20KHz

1 Optical, Bluetooth, Chromecast, AirPlay 2, Alexa MRM, USB

MP3 Codec
MPEG 1 Layer 2/3, MPEG 2 Layer 3, MPEG 2.5 Layer 3 (USA only), Dolby Atmos, PCM


Dimensions (W x H x D)
709x 58x 101mm, 27.9x 2.3x 3.9"

Control and Connection Specifications

Type A, USB rating
5V DC, 0.5A
USB Port
(*USB playback is available in US version. For other versions, USB is for Service only.)
Bluetooth® version
Bluetooth® profile
A2DP 1.2, AVRCP 1.5
Bluetooth® transmitter frequency range
2400 MHz – 2483.5 MHz
Bluetooth® transmitter power
<10 dBm (EIRP)
Wi-Fi network
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)
2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range
2412 – 2472MHz (2.4GHz ISM Band, USA 11 Channels, Europe and others 13 Channels)
2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter power
5G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range
5.15 - 5.35GHz, 5.470-5.725GHz, 5.725 - 5.825GHz
5G Wi-Fi transmitter power
<23dBm (EIRP)

What's in The Box?

  • 1x Soundbar
  • Remote control with 2 x batteries
  • Power cords (up to 8pcs depending on region SKUs)
  • 1x HDMI cable
  • 2 x L-shape Wall-mount bracket with screws
  • Quick start guide
  • Warranty card
  • Safety sheet
What's in The Box?

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crystal clear! Another fantastic product by JBL. This 5.0 is one of the best acoustic sound bars I have yet experienced. With speakers in the front, left and right sides, and the top it packs a full surround sound system in a little bar. Comparing this to the 2.1 or 2.0 surround sound units with the separate subwoofer attachment I would say this speaker is for someone who wants Clarity over bass. Now don't get me wrong I love the output and highs out of this unit but for me it's not enough Bass. This would do fantastic for someone sho is focused on mids and highs.
Date published: 2021-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great soundbar. Great sound. No fuss!! I bought this to replace an old surround sound system. The sound quality is great for the money. Good for films too. Easy to connect with phones and can be use as a bluetooth speaker. Will also connect with alexa and can be used through voice command. It will join multiroom playback if you have alexa echoes etc around the house which is really good. Fantastic for the money. Would recommend, a very tidy alternative to surround sound without the need for speakers everywhere and planning out speaker cable routes etc. Works straight from the box in under 5 minutes. Very impressed. Good bass without the need for a seperate subwoofer.
Date published: 2022-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great soundbar I am reviewing the new JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam Sound Bar. This is replacing a 2 year old JBL Soundbar 2.0 All In One. What a big difference sound is much crisper and has a better true surround sound. Voices are clear when watching movies. Very easy to mount with included wall mount brackets. Only negative was I had to put knew anchors in wall do to new bar being a little longer and different bracket holes. I would like to see JBL use similar brackets across all their sound bars. Definetly would recommend to anyone looking for a good affordable, easy to hook up soundbar.
Date published: 2021-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features I love it! I love how this surround sound is able to connect to devices multiple ways Bluetooth , chromecast and Airplay. It’s a neat all in one surround sound solution, I’ve recently watched the Wonder Woman it gave a perfect job of adding that extra sound and made a great experience. it’s. Also great as just a speaker to listen to some tunes the sound is louder than I expected ! You can’t add any subwoofer or other speakers but that’s the purpose of the all in one box. It’s still does the job for, So If you're looking to enhance your TV's audio prospects and don't own a telly over 50” , this single box solution does a good for an affordable price.
Date published: 2021-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded my expectations Me and my friend tested the JBL multibeam next to the bose 300, Flipping back and forth playing the same song, The Jbl smashed the bose, surround sound sounded like it was coming from different parts of the room, the base is outstanding as always for JBL, I have jbl computer speakers, I've just replaced my 20yr old bose speakers, still going strong but as I have a smaller lounge they needed to be packed away and invest in a sound bar, I'm glad I tried them both and choose to keep the JBL without a second thought and half the price! Customer service also out standing.
Date published: 2022-04-21
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Product Q&A

I would like to place the sound bar in an enclosed shelf on our tv stand. The shelf is open in the front but is only about 4 or 5 inches high. &nbsp;Will that work or does the soundboard have to be placed on an open vertical surface?

Asked by: MrDavePar
Thanks for reaching out. We recommend mounting the JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam in an open air near your TV since it needs proper ventilation to avoid overheating and maximize its full potential.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-11-21

The manual and website for this soundbar refers to &quot;Amazon Music&quot; but doesn't mention other Alexa Skills. Is there a limit so that it only works with Amazon Music Skill, or will other Alexa Skills work, like say, the BBC Sounds skill?

Asked by: Skoorb
Thank you for your question. The JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam it is not able to accept voice commands with functions like Alexa. IT can be used in combination with functions like Alexa or Google Home but it will not be able to take the commands itself. Should you wish to receive further support, you may contact the Harman Customer Support team by telephone, email or chat in order to receive direct assistance. Please see for further details. Thank you.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-02-28

It&rsquo;s paired and says done but no change in sound

Asked by: AndyDVX
Thank you for your question. Could you please contact our Customer Support Team on for further assistance? Thank you.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2023-01-07

I have an Android phone. Would you please provide a link to the current / best JBL software to interact with my JBL Multibeam

Asked by: NumberOne
We don't have news yet if there are plans on making an app for this unit but our Bar 5.0 Multibeam has Chromecast built-in&trade;, AirPlay and Alexa Multi-Room Music (MRM) for incredibly easy music streaming and multi-room possibilities. If you have more questions, please reach out to your local support here:
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2021-12-05

Will the JBL Multi-beam 5.0 be available with a subwoofer at some point? I know the 5.1 is option, but that model is not capable of Dolby Atmos.&nbsp;

Asked by: Antman87
Our JBL 5.0 MultiBeam is designed as a stand-alone speaker system and will not work with other speakers. With the Virtual Dolby Atmos design, the Dolby surround upmixer of the soundbar can expand the legacy channel-based audio of Dolby Digital format, including 5.1 and 7.1 content, and provide an immersive 3D Atmos experience.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2022-07-31

Does this soundbar have a night mode type setting than reduces loud sound effects?

Asked by: Iansh
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, there is no night mode setting on the Bar 5.0 Multibeam. Should you wish to receive further support, you may contact the Harman Customer Support team by telephone, email or chat in order to receive direct assistance. Please see for further details. Thank you
Answered by: Romanoo
Date published: 2021-10-28

Hi, I am following guide (TV x 3 seconds then volume (-) once) to adjust bass but not responding, am I doing something wrong please? Bar 5.0 Multibeam purchased today 22/11/2022

Asked by: steve54321
Thank you for your question. Please contact our Customer Support Team on as they will be able to provide you further support. Thank you.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-11-23

How do prevent the sound bar from going to sleep or standby mode? It keeps intermittently losing Bluetooth and/or AirPlay connection if I pause a movie for 15 minutes or so. I just want to leave it on all the time

Asked by: alexlicious
This isn't the experience we wanted our customers to have with our Bar 5.0 MultiBeam. We'd like to work with you directly to get some information and troubleshoot the connectivity issues that you're experiencing with our products. Please reach out to our Customer Support here:
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-09-09
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