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JBL Cinema 500 Home Theater Speaker System

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Harman announced the JBL Cinema 500, a 5.1 home theater speaker system with a dual-midrange center, four satellite speakers and a down-firing, 150-watt 8-inch (200mm) powered subwoofer.

The four identical satellites are voice-matched to the center for consistent sound from speaker to speaker, creating a more realistic 360-degree surround-sound field throughout the room. The Cinema 500 employ two PolyPlas cones in the center channel with a lower crossover point in the surrounding satellite speakers that have dual 3-inch (75mm) PolyPlas.

Cinema 500 System Technical Specifications

Frequency Response: 32Hz – 20kHz (-6dB)

Cinema 500 Satellite Speakers:

  • Low-Frequency Transducers: Dual 3″ (75mm) PolyPlas cones, video-shielded
  • High-Frequency Transducer: 1″ (25mm) titanium-laminate dome, video-shielded
  • Recommended Amplifier
  • Power Handling: 100 watts
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 89dB
  • Crossover Frequency: 3.7kHz
  • Enclosure Type: Sealed
  • Connector Type: Push-spring terminal
  • Dimensions — including stands: (H x W x D): 11-3/8″ x 4-3/4″ x 3-3/8″ (289mm x 121mm x 86mm)

Cinema 500 Center Speaker:

  • Low-Frequency Transducers: Dual 3″ (75mm) PolyPlas cones, video-shielded
  • High-Frequency Transducer: 1″ (25mm) titanium-laminate dome, video-shielded
  • Recommended Power Handling: 100 watts
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 89dB
  • Crossover Frequency: 3.7kHz
  • Enclosure Type: Sealed
  • Connector Type: Push-spring terminal
  • Dimensions — including stand: (H x W x D): 4-7/8″ x 12″ x 3-3/8″ (124mm x 305mm x 86mm)

Sub 140P Subwoofer:

  • Low-Frequency Transducers: 8″ down-firing cone
  • Enclosure Type: Ported (down-firing)
  • Amplifier Power: 150 watts
  • Frequency Response: 32Hz — 150Hz (–6dB)
  • Crossover Frequency: 50Hz — 200Hz (variable)
  • Controls: Volume, crossover frequency, phase
  • Connections: Left and right RCA line-level inputs, LFE input
  • Power Requirement: 120V/60Hz, 150W (US); 220V/60Hz, 150W (EU)
  • Power Consumption: <1W (8mA@120V) standby; 300W (2.5A@120V) peak
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 19″ x 14″ x 14″ (475mm x 355mm x 355mm)

Pricing and Availability
The JBL Cinema 500 system is available for $699.

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