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JBL ES25CB 3-Way Center Channel Speaker (Black)

B&H # JBES25CB Mfr # ES25CBK
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Product Highlights
  • Dual 5" PolyPlas Woofers
  • Dual 3/4" Dome Tweeters
  • 75W RMS/300W Peak Power
  • EOS Waveguides

With high-end features and unsurpassed sound reproduction, the JBL ES25C 3-Way Center Channel Speaker will take your audio listening experience to a whole new level. The Expert Series was designed for both professional and entertainment enthusiasts with the capability to deliver crystal clear dialog, and tight sound response. It features dual 5" woofers reinforced with JBL's PolyPlas technology, and dual 3/4" dome tweeters mounted in Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal (EOS) waveguides. This means your favorite music and movies sound just as the artist intended.

In addition, this speaker offers 75W RMS/300W peak power, a full range of audio frequencies, magnetic shielding, and heavy-duty binding posts. Its stylish design will complement the newest flat-screen Plasma and LCD TVs in your home audio set-up. If you want a quality, well-constructed center channel speaker, look no further than the JBL ES25C.

Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal (EOS) Waveguide
This powerful home theater speaker is designed with JBL's proprietary EOS Waveguide technology that realizes the sonic response of your listening environment. This unique technology ensures smooth audio distribution, and makes sure that every seat is the best seat in your home theater for well balanced music and intelligible dialog.
3-Way Speaker Configuration
Due to its 3-way speaker design and quality cones, this speaker reproduces a full-range of frequencies and lifelike imaging.
Pure Titanium Tweeter Design
This unique design is capable of eliminating unwanted tonal resonances in the signal path. The end result is a full, clear, tight reproduction of high frequencies.
Straight-Line Signal Path (SSP)
SSP technology is crossover network that preserves clarity, detail and dynamics of the original audio content.
Bass Reflex Port
This offers tighter bass by extending deep bass response and eliminates unwanted turbulence.
Outstanding Audio Output
This speaker offers 75W RMS/300W peak power, 3000Hz crossover frequency at 24dB/octave, and 90dB sensitivity.
Frequency Response
With a frequency response of 80Hz - 40kHz, this speaker reproduces a full sound range from deep bass tones to ultra-high frequencies.
Magnetically Shielded
This speaker is magnetically shielded for safe placement near your TV or display.
System
Speaker Design Center Channel
Power Rating 75W RMS/300W Peak
Impedance
Frequency Response 80Hz - 40KHz (±3dB)
Sensitivity 90dB @ 2.83V/1 m
Crossover Frequency 3000Hz - 24dB/octave
12000Hz - 18dB/octave
Shielded Yes
Drivers
Tweeter 0.75" (19mm) Pure Titanium Dome
0.75" (19mm) Polyester-Film Dome
Midrange N/A
Woofer Dual 5" (130mm) PolyPlas Woofers
General
Connector Type Binding Post
Configuration 3-Way
Construction MDF
Dimensions (HxWxD) 7 x 18.7 x 10" (178 x 476 x 254mm)
Weight 16.7 lbs (7.6kg)
Color Black
JBL ES25CB 3-Way Center Channel Speaker (Black)
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    JBLES25CB 3-Way Center Channel Speaker (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attractive (13)
    • Great sound quality (13)
    • Good power output (10)
    • Easy to setup (5)
    • Easy to set up (4)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home theater (12)
    • Large rooms (10)
    • Basic systems (6)
    • Home (6)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (12), Audiophile (8), Movie enthusiast (8), Practical (3), Professional (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    5.0

    Just A Great Center Speaker

    By macterryh

    from Clearwater, Fl.

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • NONE

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater
    • Smaller Rooms

    Comments about JBL ES25CB 3-Way Center Channel Speaker (Black):

    Bought This To Match My JBL ES Series Fronts & Rears ! Performance Is Stunning, Using An Onkyo TR-NX515 Receiver !!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Exceptional quality and performance !

    By Fred

    from New Jersey

    About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about JBL ES25CB 3-Way Center Channel Speaker (Black):

      This is a superb center channel speaker for the money. The fit,finish and build quality is perfect for this entry level center channel. The sound might be a tad bright, but that is due to the super tweeter detailed response. One can always adjust it during setup of the speaker calibration of most modern A/V surround systems. This is used in my bedroom system with matching JBL ES20 for the fronts and JBL ES10 for the side surround with an energy sub and Pioneer VSX-1122 receiver, the sound is absolutely great for movies and music.All I can say is that JBL can still keep up with the competition after all these years. The B&H price was a super deal also and fast shipping.B&H is an honest first class seller. AAA+++

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      • No

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      5.0

      Big but good sound

      By Thiggs

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy / Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater

      Comments about JBL ES25CB 3-Way Center Channel Speaker (Black):

      It is a pretty big speaker but it sounds great.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Love it love it love it

      By kman

      from cleveland, OH

      About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Heavy / Bulky

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Home Theater
      • Larger Rooms

      Comments about JBL ES25CB 3-Way Center Channel Speaker (Black):

      So I have JBL floor and book shelf speakers and tried my buddies Sony center speaker and the whole system sounded awful. Not that anything is bad about the Sony speakers but it just did not work well with the entire system. I watch more movies than listen to music these days so I was having trouble listening to the dialogue from the main speakers. I hate having to sit through the whole movie holding the remote to control the volume. Late night filters on the receiver don't help much.

      I was able to find the JBL center speaker for the right price at B&H and it also shipped the same day. Before I had the center speaker most of the dialogues and volume along with ground shaking bass was delivered through the main floor speakers. With the center speaker the volume level of the floor speakers reduced and I lost quite a bit of the shaking. Not to forget that the total volume is still the same but the floor speakers are down on dynamics. Overall I am satisfied with but would have like to spend more and get the next size up.

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      5.0

      Excellent!!

      By jpye

      from Santa Fe,Texas

      About Me Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Unlevel top surface

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Home Theater
      • Larger Rooms
      • Smaller Rooms

      Comments about JBL ES25CB 3-Way Center Channel Speaker (Black):

      Excellent voice reproduction. Crystal clear frequency response with good low end. I can hear every word on tv broadcasts and movies. It even adds reinforcement to my front ES90s which don't really need much but it's there and it holds it's own with the big dogs. From the softest whisper to the loudest yell. This speaker has no distortion. JBL delivers once again! I just wish they designed the top to be flat.

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      4.0

      Great speaker

      By Art3wheeler

      from Wilmington, DE

      About Me Movie Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater

        Comments about JBL ES25CB 3-Way Center Channel Speaker (Black):

        Great full range sound which is necessary for a center channel. Very aesthetically pleasing as well. Since we had to locate the speaker on the floor based on a front projection installation a tapered cabinet would have been nice.

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        5.0

        Perfect Center Channel

        By cplike

        from Northern Colorado

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy / Bulky

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about JBL ES25CB 3-Way Center Channel Speaker (Black):

        Great center channel with fantastic sound quality. A little bulky as far as depth goes, but worth the space sacrifice for the sound output.

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        5.0

        SUPERIOR SOUND

        By CUBS FAN

        from NW Indiana

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Home
          • Home Theater
          • Larger Rooms

          Comments about JBL ES25CB 3-Way Center Channel Speaker (Black):

          This center speaker delivers quality sound. I have'nt had my surround hooked up in quite a while, due to a blown center(kids are great). Recently purchased a 55" flat screen,and could'nt do without surround sound,my front floor and rear bookshelf are both older JBL, my system sounds great with the center addition. Matches well,looks great,its alot bigger than my old center, however I am very happy with it, pure power.

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          4.0

          nice center for small budget

          By SuperstarChrisR

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy Setup

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Home Theater
            • Larger Rooms

            Comments about JBL ES25CB 3-Way Center Channel Speaker (Black):

            I got this for my center channel in my home theatre. I bought after reading a positive review from a home theatre mag. I think this speaker is great deal for the price.

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            5.0

            Great sound

            By Devin

            from Toronto, Canada

            About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

            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 JBL ES25CB 3-Way Center Channel Speaker (Black):

              Good for movies.....

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Another high quality JBL product

              By lastubbe

              from Buffalo, NY

              About Me Audiophile, Pro Audio / DJ

              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
                • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
                • Smaller Rooms

                Comments about JBL ES25CB 3-Way Center Channel Speaker (Black):

                Absolutely love this speaker. Sounds great, looks sharp, high quality make, and matches my JBL set.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent JBL sound

                By Thom D.

                from Kinnelon NJ

                About Me Musically Inclined, Professional, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Crisp Sound
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Theater

                  Comments about JBL ES25CB 3-Way Center Channel Speaker (Black):

                  I use this as a center speaker in a large room with my main speakers, a pair of JBL 3-way towers with 15" woofers. As usual I love the JBL clarity and precision. The downside is that this is not a forgiving speaker, and the 5.1 sound from many TV stations and cable outlets is not great. But if you want to hear what's really there, this is a good product.
                  I'm annoyed by the lack of a flat top-- it's angled-- but that's my only complaint.

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                  5.0

                  Great Vendor, Great Product

                  By edikut

                  from Lafayette, LA

                  About Me Musically Inclined, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Easy To Connect
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Larger Rooms

                    Comments about JBL ES25CB 3-Way Center Channel Speaker (Black):

                    The center sounds really great for the price crisp highs, I can hear every single little detail especially when watching a from a Bluray source i could even hear whispers, ash being burnt from a cigarette, a squeak from a leather boot as a person leaned to his side!! - no more having to rewind just to hear the dialogue. The only problem i had was mounting this thing. It is tapered making it difficult i ended up buying two "L"shaped brackets and some wire rope to hang this from my fireplace mantle above which is my Samsung 46" LCD..This is my second purchase from B&H and would have to say that if you have doubts.. Forget about them B&H is a Rock solid vendor[...]

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                    5.0

                    Best available

                    By JT13

                    from Ft. Walton Beach, FL

                    About Me Audiophile, Musically Inclined, Professional, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Easy To Connect
                    • Great Sound Quality
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Audiophiles
                      • Basic Systems
                      • Larger Rooms

                      Comments about JBL ES25CB 3-Way Center Channel Speaker (Black):

                      The JBL center speaker matches my JBL studio monitor mains. Excellent sound, the best available.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      A small, but powerful center speaker

                      By Steve

                      from Minneapolis

                      About Me Audiophile, Practical, Professional, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Connect
                      • Great Sound Quality
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                      • Odd shapetapered cabinet

                      Best Uses

                      • Audiophiles
                      • Larger Rooms

                      Comments about JBL ES25CB 3-Way Center Channel Speaker (Black):

                      I bought this along with a pair of JBL ES30B 3 way 6" bookshelf speakers and the JBL ES250P 12" powered subwoofer for use as the center speaker in a new home theater system.
                      I like the sytling and color (black and charcoal on these speakers), but the tapered cabinets are a bit too much (hence the deduct of one star on my rating - I would have much prefered straight edge/sided cabinets).
                      That aside, it sounds wonderful!
                      The new receiver recognized this speaker as "Large" despite its smaller size, but two 5.25" woofers and a midrange & high end tweeter compensate well, thus the 'big' sound. It came through with flying colors at very high volume with no distortion, producing some impressive sound effects during DVD move playback. Highly recommended!

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