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JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package, 150W Subwoofer

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JBL has created the SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package, an aesthetically pleasing home theater system that will be a treat to your ears as well. The SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package features 4 identical satellites, matching center speaker and a room-shaking 150W subwoofer. Each satellite contains JBL's technologically advanced titanium-laminate dome tweeters and 3" drivers for high resolution sound. The double driver center speaker shares the same components for seamless pans and crystal clear dialogue. JBL has packaged this 6-piece system with a high gloss black finish that will fit seamlessly with any flat-panel television or any decor. Wall brackets are included for the satellites and center channel.

Ultra Stiff Cones
Tight, precise bass is created from JBL's polymer coated cellulose-fiber cones with pistonic motion, eliminating internal resonances without increasing cone mass.
Intense Imaging
EOS waveguides in each speaker disperse high frequencies creating precise stereo imaging over a wide listening area
Pinpoint Accuracy
JBL's extremely rigid titanium-laminate dome, reinforced with a foil laminate, ensures undistorted high-frequency response, even in high volume situations.
Tight Bass Response
The FreeFlow Bass reflex port has computer optimized geometry to maximize deep bass response while eliminating unwanted turbulence and noise.
Speaker System
Power Rating 10 - 100W
Configuration 4 Satellite
1 Center
1 Subwoofer
Connector Type Binding Post
Frequency Response 110Hz - 20KHz
Crossover Frequency 3.6KHz; 12dB/Octave
Impedance 8 Ohms
Enclosure Not Specified by Manufacturer
Shielded Yes
Satellite Speaker (each)
Speaker Design 2-Way
Driver Midrange: 3" (75mm)
Tweeter: 0.5" (13mm) Titanium-laminate dome
Sensitivity 88dB
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4 x 11.5 x 3.5" (102 x 292 x 89mm)
Weight 3 lbs (1.4kg)
Center Speaker
Speaker Design 2-Way Dual Driver
Driver Midrange: 3" (75mm) x 2
Tweeter: 0.5" (13mm) Titanium-laminate dome
Sensitivity 88dB
Dimensions (WxHxD) 11.5 x 4 x 3.5" (292 x 102 x 89mm)
Weight 3 lbs (1.4kg)
Sub-Woofer
Power Output 150W RMS
Driver 10" (250mm)
Impedance Not Specified by Manufacturer
Connectors Supplied Cable
Enclosure FreeFlow Bass Reflex Port
Dimensions (HxWxD) 20 x 13.75 x 15.75" (508 x 349 x 400mm)
Weight 35 lbs (15.9kg)
General
Power Requirements 120VAC, 60Hz
JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package, 150W Subwoofer
  • 4 x Surround Speakers
  • Center Channel
  • Subwoofer
  • 4 x Adjustable Wall Brackets
  • 4 x Wall Bracket for Satellites
  • Shelf Stand and Wall Bracket for Center
  • 4 x Floor Stand Adapter
  • 15' (4.6m) RCA (interconnect cable for connection from receiver to subwoofer's LFE input)
  • 3 x 20' (6m) speaker cables (connection to front, left, center and right speakers)
  • 2 x 40' (12m) speaker cables (connection from receiver to rear satellites)
  • 5-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    JBLSCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package
     
    4.7

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (12)
    • Easy to use (11)
    • Well designed (11)
    • Durable (7)
    • Safe (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Inside (7)
      • Small jobs (5)
      • Gifts (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid do-it-yourselfer (10), Professional (4), Tech savvy (4), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Worth EVERY penny!

      OK, where to I begin!? For the money that I paid for this system, I am VERY impressed. Once I got everything configured and tweaked the way I liked it, I did...Read complete review

      OK, where to I begin!? For the money that I paid for this system, I am VERY impressed. Once I got everything configured and tweaked the way I liked it, I did some tests. First I played some music at about 80% volume. These speakers really shined on Coheed & Cambria - Welcome Home. I heard details of that song that I had never previously heard. There was no distortion that I could hear, even at high volumes with lots of guitar and bass notes.I then watched Hostel at about the same volume level. There are probably better movies to test speakers with, but at the end there's a lot of complicated sounds that shine through clearly. Dialog was of course crisp and clear, and then when the chainsaw came in at the end, it sounded like it was in the room. Perfect. I intend to further test it soon.I also feel the sub deserves its own paragraph. For a 10-inch rated at only 150-watts, this thing shakes the room. It only came into its own recently after a break-in period. It hits low, and hard, which is everything I would expect from JBL, but at a higher price.Overall, I am VERY satisfied with this system. I have it hooked up to a Harman/Kardon AVR247 (which rocks too, by the way) and I've never been happier with a home theater system. Granted you pay more than buying one of those home theater in a box setups, but what you get in return is worth it. I would highly recommend this speaker system to anyone with a mid-size room and budget! Good job, JBL!! [...]

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      I think this is a good product...

      I bought this speaker system based on all the strong reviews but frankly I'm not all that "wowed" by the new sound. It may just be the poor stereo receiver that needs...Read complete review

      I bought this speaker system based on all the strong reviews but frankly I'm not all that "wowed" by the new sound. It may just be the poor stereo receiver that needs an upgrade to improve the sound quality in our family room or maybe its just not as impressive a speaker system. So in my case, the jury is still out on this system.

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      5.0

      Excellent value for the money

      By JBL Fan

      from Ottawa, Canada

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Install
      • Easy to Use
      • Safe
      • Well Designed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Big Jobs

        Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

        I have two of these systems combined as part of my Home Theatre system. My 7.2 A/V Receiver allows for 2 subwoofers, and 9 surround speakers (5 front, 4 back). The sound quality and power delivery is phenomenal- no distortion during movie watching, great for parties and "like being there" for sports. I would recommend this speaker package to anyone who looking for high end quality at a medium to low end price.

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        4.0

        Decent speakers for the price

        By Ironmahn

        from Bucyrus, Ohio

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

        These speakers can be used not only as cinema speakers, but for all your listening needs i.e. music, etc. One draw back is the tweeters do not produce very well. Receives 4 stars.

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        5.0

        Great Speaker package

        By Rickie

        from Texas

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Install
        • Easy to Use
        • Well Designed

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

            Great speaker system with a fantastic sub-woofer. My Daughter and Son-in-law has the same system, so I knew it was a great system.

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            5.0

            Good Purchase

            By Whistle-Punk

            from Prineville, Oregon

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Install
            • Easy to Use
            • Safe
            • Well Designed

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

                JBL speakers, mounting hardware, subwoffer are well made and packed very well. Plus they sound good. Very happy

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                5.0

                Oh hot darn...This is my jam

                By Johnny Wishbone

                from Lincoln, NE

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Install
                • Easy to Use
                • Well Designed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gifts
                  • Inside
                  • Small Jobs

                  Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

                  I use these JBL speakers for my surround sound with a Denon receiver. I've always liked JBL and when I heard these speakers I had to have them. Mounting them on the wall and hooking up the wiring was the only akward thing about the speakers....other than that the speakers sound great......

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                  5.0

                  None better for the price...

                  By Motown

                  from West Virginia

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

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Thundering Bass

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Living Room
                    • Smaller Rooms
                    • Surround Sound Solution

                    Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

                    You will not be disappointed with the sound or appearance of this set. Bass is truly amazing. Mounts for stand or wall included. There are no negative comments. Looked around and could not find anything that comes close for the money.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent home theatre speaker package!

                    By scotth2103

                    from bend,or

                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Install
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Safe
                    • Well Designed

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Inside
                      • Small Jobs
                      • Small to mid-size rooms

                      Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

                      I have this speaker package with a Polkaudio DSW pro 400 sub running thru a Harman Kardon AVR247 reciever,and for me they sound great! Best surround speaker system I've owned to date. I live in a 1 bedroom apt so for me they are just the right size. The included stands work perfect for my setup.I'm looking to add a set of mid-sized bookshelf JBL speakers to use as my front channel speakers so I can have a full 7.1 system.

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                      4.0

                      Performance exceeds expectations!

                      By AF Medic

                      from Portland, OR

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Install
                      • Easy to Use
                      • THE SUB
                      • Well Designed

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Inside
                        • Small Jobs

                        Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

                        Used in small/medium sized apartment with a normal amount of furniture. Been using for about 2 months. Driven by Sony STR-DH800, mostly used for 5.1 Blu-Ray, but sees regular use with TV, DVDs, CDs, P@ndora, Netflxx, and vinyl. Sounds good with all. Other reviewers who suggest this system may be too much for the neighbors... are right. Even with a pretty tight reign on the levels (especially the sub), this system sounds good, clear and balanced. At "sharing with the neighbors whether they like it or not" levels, it's more than capable of pushing without distortion and will work great in my larger home.
                        Quality and construction are quite good; satellites are compact for unintrusive placement but substantial enough to sound great and look good. I had a bit of a tough time finding a place for the sub due to its size, but it was worth it; the sub by itself (and its contribution to the total sound presence) is worth nearly the price I paid for the whole system.
                        Great that it comes with wallmount hardware and wiring, but haven't had a chance to use the wallmount hardware, and of course I wish the included wire were burlier.
                        Overall this was a great value for me in this environment, and I am VERY pleased with the sound quality at all volumes and with all sources. Amp settings and level controls are the key to making the most of these speakers; take the time to do it right and the speakers will give you all you could ask for. May opt for larger front speakers in a larger environment, but I don't feel they're even close to being needed right now.

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                        5.0

                        great system!!

                        By paul

                        from portland, me

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

                              [...], quality product [...]

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                              4.0

                              nice and easy

                              By RM

                              from Norfolk, VA

                              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Install
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

                                  Decent sound for a good price. The subwoofer really cranks out the base, makes the house shake and it feels just like going to the cinema. Great looking speakers, the sub is kind of ugly though, and quite large - much bigger than I had anticipated.

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice Speaker System

                                  By Shawn

                                  from Central Ohio

                                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Install
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Safe
                                  • Well Designed

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Inside

                                    Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

                                    This is my second purchase of this series of speakers. We recently moved to a new house, and I sold my 7.1 system with the home theater I built in the basement (also with a Sanyo projector purchased from B&H). I used them for 3+ years for a multitude of content and they were great.

                                    The speakers have good tone, and the subwoofer matched great with ample output. The speakers are easy to wall mount with the included mounts.

                                    The one thing I didn't like was the part of the wall mount that screws in to the rear of the speaker obscures the speaker wire input just a bit once the speakers are on the wall, so wire them, then secure them to the wall.

                                    Overall, a great set for the $. Sure, I could have spent more on speakers, but I have two kids, and a new mortgage! :)

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                                    3.0

                                    Good price, but missing sound quality

                                    By Kenny

                                    from Chandler, AZ

                                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Install
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Low Price

                                    Cons

                                    • Sound quality

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

                                      Well! After reading the reviews and with limited budget to buy a second 5.1 speaker systems. I decided for this product. After listening to the system for a bit, I felt there is something missing?! So I went downstair to listen to my old BOSE 5.1 system and there I found the missing portion of the higher frequency acoustic sound! The JBL subwoofer works better than the un-powered BOSE subwoofer, but that was it. There is no comparison of this JBL to my 10 years old BOSE 5.1 on sound quality. So I ended up borrowing two BOSE speakers from downstair and hook it up as the two front speakers with the rest of JBL. Now I can accept the sound it comes out. BTW, I use a SONY STR-DG520 AV receiver to drive the mixed JBL/BOSE speakers.

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                                      5.0

                                      Love them

                                      By bostonsteamer2000

                                      from Detroit

                                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Install

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

                                          easy set up. the included wall brackets make it so easy to set up, and they sound amazing

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                                          5.0

                                          Sounds like systems twice the price

                                          By Gadget

                                          from Maryland

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Well Designed

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Gifts
                                            • Inside
                                            • Small Jobs

                                            Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

                                            Hooked this up in a small home theater setup with a 92" screen. This system outperforms Bose theater speakers 2-3 time the price. Very accurate soundtrack and music reproduction. 2 out of every 3 recording studios worldwide use JBL speakers. They are also the top name in professional touring sound system speakers.
                                            You won't find a better sounding 5.1 speaker system under a grand!

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                                            5.0

                                            Great sounding system for the price!!

                                            By Joe the musician

                                            from Oakland CA

                                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy to Install
                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Well Designed

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Inside
                                              • Small Jobs

                                              Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

                                              I have a small house and needed a system that I could wall mount with my plasma to conserve floor space. The included wall mounts/stands are pretty good quality, the only drawback being that there is very little room to tighten the locknut to the speaker when you install them. Not a big deal, just be careful not to bend the speaker wire spring posts. The sound quality is excellent and the sub had so much power I had to back it off. The center channel dialogue is very clear as well as the satellite speakers. I'm a professional musician and sound engineer and would recommend this setup to anyone.

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                                              5.0

                                              Great Sound, Even better price

                                              By LennyTX

                                              from Houston, TX

                                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Awesome Value
                                              • Easy to Install
                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Great sound
                                              • House Shaking Bass
                                              • Safe
                                              • Well Designed

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Everyday Surrround Sound
                                                • Gifts
                                                • Great for All Size Rooms
                                                • Inside

                                                Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

                                                I decided on this system after extensive research. I'm extremely pleased with the sound system, for the price it's unbeatable. I have the speakers connected to an Onkyo TXSR607 and the sound is crisp and clear. The midrange is better than decent for being small satellite speakers. I've been very pleased with performance from the set on both music and movie fronts. The subwoofer in this speaker pack is amazing. It alone should sell for the price of the entire set. the satellites are not the smallest on the market, but they are still small enough to conceal in an entertainment unit or along the sides of the TV.
                                                The included wall mounts and wires are a definite plus.

                                                Overall this system puts out big sound and is quite impressive, even when compared with any speaker set I've heard for under $1,200.

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                                                4.0

                                                Nice Speakers, very powerful subwoofer

                                                By Daniel S

                                                from Brooklyn, NY

                                                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                Pros

                                                • Well Designed

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

                                                    The subwoofer is incredibly powerful considering the pricce of this system. I am driving the speakers with a Denon AVR1610 with very good results. The midbass is not very strong, however, not too surprising given the size of the satellites. Overall, I would recommend this set for someone looking for a solid/inexpensive 5.1

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                                                    5.0

                                                    More than enough clean,clear power !

                                                    By Mr. Cee (Ceesound Studio )

                                                    from New York

                                                    Verified Reviewer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Bass is outstanding
                                                    • Clean Crystal clear Sound

                                                    Cons

                                                    • non yet

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • 100 for Surround
                                                    • Mid size Living room

                                                    Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

                                                    The whole package was great.I am very picky when it comes to Audio quality and this just amazed me.
                                                    Don't expect that good sound Quality from a Cheezy surround simulated Reciever. get the real thing and you wont be sorry.Will compete head on with Bose.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Amazing Speakers!

                                                    By Mango!

                                                    from NYC

                                                    Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

                                                    JBL makes a great Product and this set is amazing!Only issue I had is that unless you have ambilight on your sony 1080p tv.....These speakers might sound a bit Fangouly. But Fangouly is ok if your using a DENON reciever! But thats ok.....we cant all have a perfect system!

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                                                    5.0

                                                    great sound! best for your money!

                                                    By Pierre

                                                    from NYC

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Good Value
                                                    • High Quality

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Mid-large size rooms

                                                      Comments about JBL SCS500.5 6-Piece Home Cinema Speaker Package:

                                                      I was looking around for a great speaker set-up on a buget and man did I find it! they sound great , powerful, the bass its out of this world!

                                                      I have it hooked to a DENON 889!

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