JBL Bar 5.1 Surround
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Powerful sound

JBL MultiBeam™ technology brings the ultimate cinematic experience to your home. No extra speakers or wires are needed.

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You got the power

With 550 Watts of system output power, experience your movies and music like never before. Immersive, powerful sound to match your viewing pleasure.

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Feel the bass

Punchy, precise bass from a mighty 10’’ wireless subwoofer brings the action to action movies, and ensures any soundtrack sounds epic.

Features

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Chromecast and Airplay 2 built-in

Built-in WiFi and compatibility with Chromecast and Airplay 2 means you can stream your all favourite online content with amazing sound, with a simple finger tap.

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True HDMI 4K Pass-through

The best 4K video resolution deserves the best sound to go with it. Your TV and the JBL Bar 5.1 Surround are the ultimate power couple.

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Stream it all

Not in the mood for a film? No problem. With the JBL Bar 5.1 Surround, you can also enjoy wireless music streaming via Bluetooth from your mobile or tablet.

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Item# JBL2GBAR51IMBLKAM

Description

Experience panoramic surround sound

The impressive JBL Bar 5.1 Surround delivers the ultimate home cinematic experience. Bring everything you watch to life with 550 Watts of power and a 10’’ subwoofer: the driving bass of an action movie, the tension of a thriller or the beauty of a nature documentary. Built-in Chromecast and Airplay 2 lets you stream and manage online content, and Bluetooth means your streamed music sounds great, too. Amazing surround sound comes from JBL MultiBeam™ technology. JBL has powered the world’s movie theatres for more than 75 years. Now you can bring that power home.

General Specifications

Model
Bar 5.1 CNTR (Soundbar Unit), BAR 5.1 SUB (Subwoofer Unit)
Power supply
100 - 240V AC, ~ 50/60Hz
Soundbar output power (Max. @THD 1%)
5 x 50W
Subwoofer output power (Max. @THD 1%)
300W
standby power
<0.5W
networked standby power
<2.0W
Operating temperature
0°C - 45°C

BAR 5.1 SURROUND is in compliance with European Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 and (EU) No 801/2013.

Off Mode
N/A
Network Standby
<2.0W
Time to standby
<20minutes
* Standby
in the condition of all wireless connections of Soundbar are deactivated, if no provide any audio or video signal to the Soundbar unit, the Soundbar unit will automatically into standby mode in 10 minutes.
* Networked standby
in the condition of any wireless connection of Soundbar is activated, if no provide any audio or video signal to the Soundbar unit, the Subwoofer and Soundbar unit will automatically into networked standby mode in 10 minutes.

Any audio or video recover will bring device from standby to operation mode.

Audio Specifications

Total speaker power output (Max. @THD 1%)
550W
Max SPL
103dB
Frequency response
40Hz - 20KHz
Audio inputs
1 Optical, Bluetooth, USB (USB playback is available in US version. For other versions, USB is for Service only.)
MP3 Codec
MPEG 1 Layer 2/3, MPEG 2 Layer 3, MPEG 2.5 Layer 3
MP3 sampling rate
16KHz - 48 KHz
MP3 bitrate
80kbps - 320kbps

Dimensions

Soundbar transducer
5 x 4690” racetrack drivers +2 x 1.25” side-firing tweeters
Subwoofer transducer
10”
Dimensions (W x H x D)
1018 x 58 x 100mm / 40” x 2.28” x 3.94” (Soundbar); 305 x 440 x 305mm / 12” x 17.3” x 12” (Subwoofer)
Weight
2.85KG (Soundbar); 10.62Kg (Subwoofer)

Control and Connection Specifications

USB port
Type A
USB rating
5V DC, 0.5A
Supporting file format
mp3, wav
Bluetooth version
4.2
Bluetooth profile
A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.5
Bluetooth frequency range
2402MHz - 2480MHz
Bluetooth Max. transmitting power
<11dBm (EIRP)
Modulation Type
GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
Wi-Fi network
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)
2.4G Wi-Fi frequency range
2412 – 2472MHz (2.4GHz ISM Band, USA 11 Channels, Europe and others 13 Channels)
2.4G Wi-Fi Max. transmitting power
<20dBm
Modulation Type
DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, QPSK, BPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM
5G Wi-Fi frequency range
5.15 - 5.35GHz, 5.725 - 5.825GHz
5G Wi-Fi Max. transmitting power
<22dBm
Modulation Type
QPSK, BPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM
5G Wireless frequency range
5161.35 - 5245.35MHz, 5736.35 - 5820.35MHz
5G Max. transmitting power
<9dBm (EIRP)
Modulation Type
π/4 DQPSK

Video Specifications

HDMI Video input
1
HDMI Video output (With Audio return channel)
1
HDMI HDCP version
2.2

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Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not disappointed but not happy. I have three JBL sound bars with my house. Unfortunately, this one doesn't hold up to the others. I have this one in my master bedroom. Quality of sound is decent. A little heavy on the high range. I don't like that you can't change from sports, music, movies or standard like I can on my other sound bars. My biggest complaint is you can't power off the device, it only goes into standby mode. I have the device connected via fiber optic to the TV. Despite the TV being powered off, the device will wake up and the display is extremely bright. I've always liked JBL, frankly, I wish I had done more homework on this one before purchasing.
Date published: 2020-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, amazing room filling sound ! if you want a room filling SoundBar that's ready right out of the box this is it. Pros: Price $399, sleek design, sturdy well built and a massive subwoofer, Easy to setup just plug into your TV ARC HDMI. You can calibrate this Soundbar to better fit hour size room. The 5.1 Surround Sound works great with movies. I've tested with movies from Netflix, Disney+ and also Apple TV Greyhound. The sound just draws you into the movie. and the power of that subwoofer is ridiculous. At a total 550w of power this thing will shake your living room. Even the soccer games sound great. Cons: No Dolby Atmos
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great sound but shuts off This unit sounds great as it should for the price. Good bass to it. However, it randomly shuts off when either listening to music from my phone or watching something on TV. The service team seems to have no desire to replace my product and only offered an update with a thumb drive. I have only used this for 3 months and I noticed it after 3-4 weeks of light use. If this unit has wifi and can update from the internet directly, then why am I being asked to go buy a thumb drive and download some software directly? I do not recommend this product as there are other companies who would take care of this issue immediately instead of email exchanges getting no where...
Date published: 2021-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great JBL Sound I purchased this sound bar 2 months ago after reading the product features as I also own a JBL Bar 3.1 Sound bar that works and sounds awesome. This JBL Bar 5.1 Surround Sound Bar also sounds awesome however the owners manual needs correction regarding the bass control on the remote control. It says there is 5 levels to choose from & the display should say LVL1 up to LVL5. My sound bar actually says LOW, MEDIUM, HIGH so I only have 3 bass options. Does anyone else also see this? If so this either needs corrected in the owners manual or my sound bar needs updated to give me the 5 levels. That is why I rated this 4 instead of 5. Otherwise another fine JBL sound bar.
Date published: 2021-02-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good sound but misleading and missing key features Pros: This system does have good sound and good bass for a small to mid sized room. Cons: My main issue is that it claims to have Chromecast built in but can't stream video to the TV through the HDMI out on the soundbar. Why would you put a Chromecast in that can only stream audio. If someone wants to stream audio, they use bluetooth. So having a dedicated Chromecast in the sound bar that forces me to still have a chromecast on the TV is an absolute waste and completely miss leading in the description. Also there are no equalizer settings what so ever beside bass levels. Most others have a music, TV, or Movie mode. You have zero options. For this price the Chromecast should have video have some EQ options!
Date published: 2021-01-12
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Product Q&A

Hello! We have a jbl bar 5.1 (550w) and since yesterday the volume became very low. Previously we used it on volume 3-4, which now equals to 11-12. Is this the result of a software update maybe? Power off &amp; reset did not solve the problem. Peter

Asked by: PeterHU
Is it possible to roll back to previous firmware?
Answered by: AlexandruG
Date published: 2021-06-06

It seems the bass levels have changed from low, mid, high to levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Was this from a software update and was anything else changed?

Asked by: Anonymous
This was as a result of software update
Answered by: Mac01
Date published: 2021-08-05

I just got this bar and can't get smart mode to toggle off. Any suggestions? Holding the mute button does nothing.

Asked by: Greg84
To disable the smart mode, on the remote control, press and hold the mute button for more than 3 seconds then press vol +. If you need more help, please reach out to our Customer Support. https://bit.ly/3r5oWYM
Answered by: Iggy at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-12-01

What the difference with the other 5.1

Asked by: Edwardccc
Unlike the first JBL Bar 5.1, the JBL Bar 5.1 Surround Sound model doesn&rsquo;t have separate tweeters you can remove from the main body of the soundbar. Instead, there are two additional tweeters built into the sides of the soundbar. Using JBL&rsquo;s Multi-Beam technology, it will direct the audio across the room, giving the impression of actual surround sound. For more information, you can contact our Customer Support team at (800) 336-4525 from Monday to Friday - 9:00 a.m to 11:00 p.m (E.T) / Saturday &amp; Sunday - 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m (E.T)
Answered by: Kris A
Date published: 2021-06-06

Is there a way to turn off the chime that sounds every time the volume of the soundbar is raised or lowered?

Asked by: John MD
Go into the Google Home app and open the settings on the jbl 5.1 surround, look for playback sounds and disable it. Your JBL 5.1 needs to be connected to wifi to turn this off, its a feedback sound for Chromecast that makes this sound!!
Answered by: Lou2744
Date published: 2021-08-12

HDMI Cable in HDMI/ARC port on TV does not produce sound, with or without an optical cable. Only the Optical cable alone works, which is not included. Problem - HDMI cable connections, can you suggest a solution so there's no need for optical to be used?

Asked by: Bobm2t
I am facing the same problem. There is no sound when I connect it via HDMI ARC with Netflix/DIsney in 5.1 audio setting(RAW/NO PCM). If I select stereo 2.0 then it worked. Serious problem with HDMI ARC. I further connect it via SPDIF/optical, it worked with 5.1 showing &quot;Dolby Audio&quot;. So problem with HDMI, unable to decode RAW format 5.1. Kindly fix this ASAP.
Answered by: Sumanta
Date published: 2021-08-01

I just purchased this today and like it however I have a question. Is the max volume 32? When I was turning it up listening to a son after 32 it said &quot;max&quot; and wouldn't get any louder? Is that right? I've had cheaper sound bars that went louder.

Asked by: Adam1982
Please share what's being done about this? Seen lots of comments around this on forums, reviews and FAQs . Seems to be the downfall of this soundbar. Can you please fix this asap?
Answered by: Gazzioo
Date published: 2021-08-04

A $100 sound bar can play dolby digital, but unfortunately this device does not encode dolby digital plus(DDP). Netflix, Disney, Discovery uses dolby digital plus with AUDIO/eAC3 format. We are mislead by saying only Dolby Audio not the specific format.

Asked by: Sumanta
Awesome!! the link https://bit.ly/2zwFkYM take me to 404- Page not found.
Answered by: Sumanta
Date published: 2021-06-06
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