Surround Sound Speaker Systems

JBL LS 80 Floor-Standing Speakers, LS Center, LS 40 Rear Surround Speakers, and LS 120P Subwoofer

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Introduction

This makes it two in a row. Not that I'm keeping score or anything like that, but I've reviewed two consecutive speaker systems that are designed around horn-loaded compression drivers. So this makes it two in a row. The big difference this time is that the JBL LS 80 speaker system includes some big speakers while the speakers in the prior system I reviewed were very small.

The main speakers in this system are the JBL LS 80's. These large 3-1/2-way, dual 8" floor-standers are pretty big, weighing in at 78.5 pounds each. Their physical presence is softened by their rounded contours and the high gloss real wood veneer. The veneer is so very glossy that it almost looks man made. Trust me; the pictures on this site cannot do justice to the look of these speakers. They must be seen in person to be appreciated. In a word, they are gorgeous. The JBL LS 80's are accompanied by the matching LS Center, LS 40 surrounds and the LS 120P powered sub to round out a complete 5.1 surround system.

Specifications

  • LS 80
  • Design:3-1/2-Way, Ported Enclosure, Floor-Standing
  • Drivers: One 0.75" Polyester Film Tweeter, One 2" Titanium Compression Horn Midrange, Two 8" PolyPlas Woofers
  • MFR: 46hz-38Khz (-3dB)
  • Crossover Frequencies: 400 Hz (6dB/Octave); 2.5 kHz and 8 kHz (24dB/Octave)
  • Sensitivity: 90 db (2.83 V @ 1 Meter)
  • Maximum Power: 200 Watts
  • Nominal Impedance: 6 Ohms
  • Dimensions: 44" H x 10.4" W x 16.5" D
  • Weight: 78.5 Pounds/each
  • MSRP: $1,499/each USA
  • LS Center
  • Design: 3-Way, Sealed Enclosure
  • Drivers: One 0.75" Polyester Film Tweeter, One 2" Titanium Compression Horn Midrange, Two 6.5" PolyPlas Woofers
  • MFR: 85hz-38Khz (-3dB)
  • Crossover Frequencies: 2.5 kHz and 9 kHz (24dB/Octave)
  • Sensitivity: 88 db (2.83 V @ 1 Meter)
  • Maximum Power: 150 Watts
  • Nominal Impedance: 6 Ohms
  • Dimensions: 9" H x 26.5" W 9.25" D
  • 31.7 Pounds/each
  • MSRP: $799/each
  • LS 40
  • Design: 3-Way Bookshelf, Ported Enclosure
  • Drivers:One 0.75" Polyester Film Tweeter, One 2" Titanium Compression Horn Midrange, One 6.5" PolyPlas Woofer
  • MFR: 50hz-38Khz (-3dB)
  • Crossover Frequencies: 2.6 kHz and 7 kHz (24dB/Octave)
  • Sensitivity: 87 db (2.83 V @ 1 Meter)
  • Maximum Power: 150 Watts
  • Nominal Impedance: 6 Ohms
  • 8-3/4" W x 19-5/8" H x 13-1/2" D
  • 29.8 lbs ea
  • MSRP: $699.00 ea
  • LS 120P Subwoofer
  • Design: Sealed Enclosure
  • Driver: 12" Forward-Firing PolyPlas
  • Amplifier Power (RMS): 400 Watts
  • MFR: 25-150 Hz
  • Low Pass Filter: 50Hz-150Hz
  • Phase: 0°-180° (Variable)
  • Dimensions: 20.1" H x 14.75" W x 17.25" D
  • Weight: 57 Pounds
  • MSRP: $1,099 USA
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