JBL 708P
JBL 708P Next-generation JBL driver technology - Image

Next-generation JBL driver technology

JBL 708P leverages JBL patents and next-gen driver technologies to provide unparalleled output with greater dynamic range and extended frequency response. The JBL 2409H high-frequency compression driver incorporates an innovative low- mass annular diaphragm to deliver smooth response beyond 36 kHz, with extraordinary output and very low distortion. The 728G low-frequency transducer leverages JBL patented Differential Drive technology to reduce power compression for greater sustained output and extended, linear low-frequency performance below 35 kHz. These proprietary drivers allow the 708P to deliver two to three times the output of existing studio monitors.

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Patented Image Control Waveguide

The JBL Image Control Waveguide ensures accuracy and neutrality while providing a wide sweet spot with increased sonic detail. By enabling an acoustically seamless transition between the woofer and high-frequency transducer, the waveguide provides a detailed soundstage and accurate imaging across the entire frequency spectrum. Smooth, neutral on- and off-axis frequency response allows the JBL 708P to “hear the same story” regardless of listening position and room.

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Integrated 250W + 250W dual-amplification system

JBL 708P features a built-in dual amplification system that’s optimized for its high-output drivers. A 250W amp powers the 2409H high-frequency transducer and a 250W amp is dedicated to the 725G low-frequency transducer. This combination delivers unparalleled output and detail at greater listening distances, making them ideal for post production or mastering environments.


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Comprehensive room EQ controls

Enable you to compensate for the adverse effects of room acoustics

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Compact enclosures

For easy placement and installation where space is limited

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Digital integration

708P features analog and digital inputs and sample rate converters. AES/EBU digital inputs allow connectivity with a broad range of production hardware, including digital audio workstations (DAW), mixing consoles and digital playback hardware with sample rates of up to 192 kHz. Internal sample rate converters can be enabled to allow connection to digital signals with uncommon sample rates.

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Item# 708P


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JBL 708P is the self-powered reference monitor for critical music recording, film post and broadcast production applications. The 708P leverages new patent-pending driver technologies and JBL’s renowned Image Control Waveguide to deliver extraordinary output, stunning detail, an expansive soundstage, and greater accuracy in a broad range of rooms. 708P delivers several times the output of other comparably-sized studio monitors, providing significantly greater dynamic range and greater working distances. "I'm really impressed by the power and clarity of these speakers." Justin Hurwitz Academy Award Winner 2017 Original Score La La Land and Original Song City of Stars

General Specifications

Frequency Response
-1.5 dB @ 45Hz – 23kHz
Frequency Range
35Hz – 36 kHz
(80 Hz - 20 kHz) >108 dB SPL / 1m
Maximum Peak SPL
(80 Hz - 20 kHz) >114 dB SPL / 1m
HF Driver
LF Driver
Dividing Network Transition Frequency
1.7 kHz
Input Types
1 x XLR balanced analog audio input ; 1 x XLR AES3 format digital input with 1 x XLR pass-through output ; Digital input will accept sample rates up to 192 kHz
Birch plywood reinforced for mounting
Top, bottom and rear mounting points. 4-hole mounting pattern


17.25 in (438 mm)
9.75 in (248 mm)
11.5 in (292 mm)
25.2 lb (11.5 kg)

What's in The Box?

  • 1 x 708P Master Reference Monitor
  • 1 x Power Cord
  • 1 x Quick Set Up Guide

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What the Pro’s are Saying

Cinema Sound:

Cinema Sound:

“In the world of nearfield monitors, the 7 Series are a pinnacle predator among the wolves of $2k/channel predators…The absolute cleanest and flattest frequency response we’ve ever heard.”

Sound on Sound:

Sound on Sound:

“Its no-nonsense, wide-bandwidth, low-distortion and high-volume personality seems to me exactly what JBL is about. I can imagine numerous dance or electronic music studios, where volume levels can get high and the workload is unrelenting, where the 708P would be in its element.”



“The 708p boasts some of the best headroom/lowest distortion properties of any monitor in its class…a much larger sweet spot than one would normally get with a traditional nearfield monitor…Definitely a great foundation piece for any recording rig or critical mix situation.”

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Product Q&A

is there a sub that pairs with these? Or do they produce enough low end on their own?

Asked by: HunterCub
I was told that JBL is introducing the SUB sometime this summer. JBL currently demo’s these systems with STX818S, but that would not be able to be tuned with the system properly using the proprietary tools (as far as I know).
Answered by: Kozar
Date published: 2021-06-06
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