JBL Bar 5.1 review & specs

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JBL Bar 5.1: shake your neighbors’ floors

JBL Bar 5.1 review & specs

JBL company offers many models of soundbars for creating compact home theaters. The latest model BAR 5.1 is the most powerful of them. This soundbar combines all the main advantages of low-end models of the line, as well as equipped with wireless speakers to create a full-fledged 5.1 sound standard. Let’s continue our observing in the JBL Bar 5.1 review below!

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Design

The set consists of four elements, where initially two rear speakers are mounted on the soundbar itself. They are installed on the right and left sides of the soundbar body, creating a unitary whole with it and visually increasing its size.

These speakers are wireless and use the time they spend on the soundbar body to recharge their batteries. A full battery can work without charging 10 hours of continuous work. When you are watching something you can remove these speakers and installed in the rear zone, and after the end of the session, they can be returned to the place for further charging.

The central unit of the JBL BAR 5.1 soundbar contains six speakers for articulating the three front channels. There are 3 tweeters with a diameter of 32 mm and three midrange/woofers with a diameter of 57 mm. The set also includes a wireless active subwoofer, equipped with a woofer with a diameter of 250 mm, which allows it to work from 35 Hz. The total power of all built-in amplifiers is 510 watts.

Features

Necessary JBL Bar 5.1 specs are the detachable left and right surround sound speakers that did not have to be wired into a receiver like the rest of them out there that advertised surround speakers.

While watching movies it has the ship creaking, waves splashing, cannonballs exploding, as well as interesting dialogues. This system does not disappoint, it is just an incredible experience.

Also, JBL BAR 5.1 soundbar can be used as a central switch of signal sources. There are three HDMI 2.0 inputs compatible with 4K, as well as an output that supports the control protocol SEC. In addition, there is an analog input, digital optical input, and support for Bluetooth 4.2 wireless protocol.

This soundbar is compatible with many remote controls from the popular TV models nowadays. Due to this compatibility, the remote control from your TV can be easily used as a remote control for the soundbar.

Common features

Product

JBL Bar 5.1

Model

Bar 5.1

Brand

JBL

Rating

4.1 of 5

Reviews

117

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, input

Audio features

Amplification type

active

Built-in channels

5.1

Supported channel quantity

5.1

Separate speaker (in package)

2

Separate speaker connections

wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Chromecast, Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

HDMI input/output

3/0

HDMI ARC

1

Optical digital input/output

1

USB

1

Coaxial digital input/output

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0

Headphone output

Subwoofer output

1

Features

Voice control

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

DTS:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (H x W x D), cm/in

5.8 x 114.8 x 9.3/2.3 x 45 x 3.7 (5.8 x 131.3 x 9.3/2.3 x 51.7 x 3.7 with detachable speakers)

Weight, kg/pounds

3.9/8.6 (4.5/9.9 with detachable speakers)

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