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JBL L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry)

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JBL L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry)

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Product Highlights

  • 6" PolyPlas Woofer
  • 1" Titanium Tweeter
  • 0.75" Mylar Tweeter
  • 150W Power

Color: Cherry

JBL L830 Studio L 3-Way 6 JBL L830 3-Way 6

You Pay: $650.95

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Enjoy outstanding bass reproduction and extraordinary overall sound quality with the JBL L830 3-Way 6" 150-Watt Speaker (Pair). The Studio L series was created for both professionals and audio lovers in mind by providing full, balanced sonic performance that could fit into a recording studio setting or your home theater. The L830 includes multiple features that make it perfect for the modern home entertainment center, bringing true studio sound as well as multiple placement options.

With features such as an impressive 6" PolyPlas cone woofer for outstanding bass performance and a 1" Pure-Titanium tweeter in a cast-aluminum chassis for pristine high-frequency reproduction, the JBL L830 can handle audio from a variety of music, movies and video games. In addition, the frequency ranges for the L830 perform beyond the capabilities of the human ear to highlight musical nuances you have never heard before. These speakers are cherry.

Ultra-High-Frequency Transduction
The ultra-high-frequency transducer is enhanced by a pure titanium dome that produces maximum clarity and transient response.
Placement
With a variety of placement capabilities, the L830 can be placed virtually anywhere.
Flexibility
The L830 is perfect for use in a wide variety of applications, including the left or right front speakers in a home theater system or as stereo loudspeakers in a high-quality music system.
UPC: 050036909617
System
Speaker Design Bookshelf
Power Rating 75W continuous/300W peak
Impedance 8 ohms
Frequency Response 48Hz - 40kHz
Sensitivity 90dB
Crossover 2.5kHz, 20kHz
Enclosure Bass-reflex with FreeFlow rear-firing ports
Shielded Magnetically shielded
Drivers
Tweeter 1" pure titanium dome
0.75" Mylar dome
Midrange N/A
Woofer 6" PolyPlas cone
General
Connector Type Gold-plated, 5-way binding posts, bi-wirable
Construction Wood
Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.8 x 15.3 x 12.8" (222 x 385 x 320mm)
Weight 22 lbs (10kg)
Color Cherry
Packaging Info
Package Weight 52.42 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 27.0 x 20.0 x 17.0"
JBL L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry)
  • 2 x Speakers
  • Owner's Guide
  • Rubber Foot Pads
  • 5-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    JBLL830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry)
     
    4.7

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound quality (14)
    • Attractive (13)
    • Good power output (10)
    • Easy to setup (6)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home theater (15)
    • Home (12)
    • Basic systems (8)
    • Large rooms (6)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (11), Audiophile (9), Movie enthusiast (7), Practical (7), Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    They're Back!

    JBL has been missing from the HT scene for a long time. I own an old pair of L1's that date back to the early 90's. Since that time JBL came out...Read complete review

    JBL has been missing from the HT scene for a long time. I own an old pair of L1's that date back to the early 90's. Since that time JBL came out with the "S" series, but subsequently seemed to pass on the HT market. Their Northridge series weren't very impressive at all. Now comes the Studio L series. As a direct decendent of the L1's, the Studio L830s are very similar although a bit brighter. To complete the system, I chose a pair of L810s and the LC1 center. [...] The first thing that hits you is the quality of these speakers. I got them in Cherry and they are beautiful. At this price point, I couldn't recomend a better combination.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Pretty cool, with defective woofer!

    Thanks for the opportunity given me to express my comment about this product.I just hooked the speaker on to the Receiver and noticed that one on them has a defective woofer. Only the horns...Read complete review

    Thanks for the opportunity given me to express my comment about this product.I just hooked the speaker on to the Receiver and noticed that one on them has a defective woofer. Only the horns works but the 6" woofer does not work.I refused to conceed that it is a defect from the Manufacturer.[...]

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    5.0

    LOVE THESE SPEAKERS

    By RONIN1138

    from Brooklyn, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Design
    • Highs
    • Looks
    • Mids
    • Sound

    Cons

    • Lack of Bass

    Best Uses

    • Home theatre
    • Music

    Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry):

    Amazing sound and they look beautiful. I paired them with a Yamaha R-S500 receiver and a Yamaha YST-FSW050 subwoofer and I am incredibly satisfied. I initially didn't think I needed a subwoofer but for just over a hundred dollars the Yamaha subwoofer makes all the differences in the world.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    ohh, im happy. these jbl's kick[*]

    By juicy

    from great northwest

    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Technically Challenged

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Power Output
    • Simply awesome

    Cons

    • Heavy / Bulky
    • No weakness

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • DJ / Mixing
    • Home
    • Home Theater

    Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black):

    Buy it, you won't regret it. Nice heavy speakers with just enough kick. They're just awesome, ireally luv 'em

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Very nice

    By L

    from USA

    About Me Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Good Power Output
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

    • Heavy / Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater

    Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black):

    The first thing I noticed about these was the build quality. Really nice and finished wood exterior. The second thing was the fantastic clarity at all volume levels. I'm powering these with a 90w per channel amp and I hooked them up in a bi amp config. Really nice sound. Lots of bass. Gives my 10" sub very little to do, although it's still needed.

    I'm used to listening to high quality pro audio studio monitors and these are a great hifi equivalent. Very even, very clear, very enjoyable.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    great value

    By tim

    from sacramento, ca

    About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater

      Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black):

      Using this in my upstairs/gameroom surround system, very impressed with the sound quality compared to the higher end products that I am using in my main system.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      YOUR EARS DON'T LIE

      By Dave- Coastrunner

      from Coos Bay OR

      About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Bi-wire capable
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Excellent clarity
      • Good bass
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basic Systems
        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Larger Rooms
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry):

        Have owned for 1 year now; as happy as when I first bought them. A pleasure to listen to. Good clarity throughout full music spectrum. Plenty of bass; don't need a sub. Rear ported; place 6 to 8 inches from backwall. A solid little cube; they weigh 22 lbs each. Made in Mexico. I 'm using just for music; would work great in a 5.1 surround system. JBL has been building speakers for 60 years; these are the real deal. Will bring a smile to your ears !!!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great speakers

        By speaker

        from ny

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Extremely wellconstructed
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Home Theater
          • With a sub

          Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black):

          I'm using these as stereo speakers at the moment and they sound great. The frequency response is amazing. They will require a sub is you are using them like this. Also, I should mention that they are extremely well built! Very nice to look at.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          "Just right for small room"

          By Dick

          from Monson, Maine

          About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry):

            I bought these to replace a pair of Bose reflecting speakers that were just too large for the space I needed them for in my new house. They are great sounding speakers given their small size. Although they are bookshelf speakers, they are fairly heavy at about 20 pounds each. They look far more expensive than they cost and seem extremely well made. Sound is rich and full with each speaker having a rear port. I am very happy with them so far.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Rock solid! Buying another pair now.

            By DrDecibel

            from Irving, Texas

            About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Perfect with subwoofer

            Cons

            • I didn't buy them sooner

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Home
            • Home Theater
            • Larger Rooms
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black):

            These little speakers will definitely fill a room with sound. Clean, Very Crisp highs, and a lot more bass and power handling than most speakers in its size range. I also run a pair of passive 12" subs and treat the system as a passive 12" "4-way"". Flat signal through a digital optical cable from my Home theater PC is awesome. Highly Recommended.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent sound, great bass response

            By Steve

            from Half Moon Bay

            About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy Setup
            • Excellent bass response 6
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Size
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • Home
              • Home Theater
              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry):

              As you could expect from JBL, these speakers are wonderful. Crisp and clear with great bass response, I'll never regret having gotten these speakers, and at a price point that is more than fair. I expect to be enjoying these for the rest of time. Thanks JBL for doing it again!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Pretty cool, with defective woofer!

              By Odion

              from GA

              About Me Movie Enthusiast, Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy Setup
              • Easy to Mount
              • Good Power Output
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Basic Systems
                • Home
                • Home Theater
                • Larger Rooms

                Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry):

                Thanks for the opportunity given me to express my comment about this product.I just hooked the speaker on to the Receiver and noticed that one on them has a defective woofer. Only the horns works but the 6" woofer does not work.I refused to conceed that it is a defect from the Manufacturer.[...]

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                4.0

                Worked great

                By Lou

                from NY, NY

                About Me Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy Setup
                • Good Power Output
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Basic Systems
                  • Home Theater
                  • Larger Rooms

                  Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black):

                  Sounded great, great bang for the buck.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  JBL-Still the way to go for great gear!

                  By BC

                  from Georgia

                  About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy Setup
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                  • Made in Mexico vs US

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Home Theater

                  Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black):

                  Replaced JBL's that I had purchased 15+ years ago. I was a bit uneasy when first looking to replace my speakers, as so many companies have been bought and sold with reputations going out the window, these still live up to the JBL reputation and brand of great quality.

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                  5.0

                  jbl is back!!!

                  By bill

                  from baltimore,md

                  About Me Audiophile

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Larger Rooms
                    • Smaller Rooms

                    Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry):

                    excellent sound,beautifully made...buy them, sound better than some more expensive makes............

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great speakers

                    By Toshik

                    from San Jose, CA

                    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy Setup
                    • Good Power Output
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Home Theater
                      • Larger Rooms

                      Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry):

                      These work beautifully as rear channels with JBL L890s at the front.[...]

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Pretty much as expected

                      By One of Two Buds

                      from Long Island, NY

                      About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Basic Systems
                          • Home
                          • Home Theater

                          Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry):

                          Bought these "sound unheard" based upon numerous reviews from different sources. As reviewed they are accurate but a little sharp in the highs. Overall though they are the best I have heard for the money. They replaced a 20+ year old pair of Baby Advent II's as front speakers and genral listening w/ Klipsh SW. Overall, I think I still liked the Advents a little better (more efficient) but maybe after six months of break in that will change

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Plenty of Bang

                          By Greg

                          from NJ

                          About Me Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Easy Setup
                          • Good Power Output
                          • Great Sound Quality

                          Cons

                          • NONE

                          Best Uses

                          • Basic Systems
                          • Home Theater

                          Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry):

                          I still can't believe what I'm hearing! Thse are smaller than the JBL D38's that I was using, but are so much better. Very crisp and clear with enough bass that I don't use my sub woofer at all. I am running them with a Denon AVR-1709. I might just replace my center speaker, an AR C225PS, with a JBL LC-1. That could be awesome, except I'm not sure my tv could take the weight on top. These are keepers for sure.

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                          5.0

                          Very satisfied

                          By Audio Enthusiast

                          from Midland, MI

                          About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Good Power Output
                          • Great Sound Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • DJ / Mixing
                            • Home
                            • Home Theater

                            Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black):

                            I have owned a pair of JBL L830 for several months now, and I am thoroughly satisfied with their appearance, build quality and specially sound. I am very impressed by how well JBL manages to balance a clean sound (required by classical music) with the exciting lively sound that has always been a JBL's trademark. Everything from voice, acoustic instruments, full orchestras to rock bands sounds like it should. The sound level these speakers can produce without distortion is amazing.

                            I am pairing them with a Pioneer VX-918V receiver (a very nice buy, check out its iPod integration) and a KLH subwoofer (which I am planning to replace with a JBL LP400).

                            Overall, a hard to beat combination at this price point!

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                              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              They're Back!

                              By Bird50

                              from Columbia, MD

                              About Me Midrange Shopper

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Cherry):

                                    JBL has been missing from the HT scene for a long time. I own an old pair of L1's that date back to the early 90's. Since that time JBL came out with the "S" series, but subsequently seemed to pass on the HT market. Their Northridge series weren't very impressive at all. Now comes the Studio L series. As a direct decendent of the L1's, the Studio L830s are very similar although a bit brighter. To complete the system, I chose a pair of L810s and the LC1 center. [...] The first thing that hits you is the quality of these speakers. I got them in Cherry and they are beautiful. At this price point, I couldn't recomend a better combination.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    These speakers are incredible

                                    By saxman

                                    from Chicago, IL

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Value
                                    • High Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Fantastic for music

                                      Comments about L830 3-Way 6" Bookshelf Speakers (Pair, Black):

                                      I use these speakers strictly for music. I have been involved with music for the last 30 years. These have fantastic imaging and crystal clear sound. You could listen to these speakers for hours and hours without any fatigue. I play a variety of sources and music. Even MP3's sound great with these. When listening to Jazz, it is like you are sitting right there in the club! These JBL's are an incredible bargain - you would have to pay more than double this price to get anything even close.

                                        • Similar:
                                        • Bose 901's, Bose Acoustimas 3, Altec Lansing 105's

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