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JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor

You Pay: $149.99
Product Highlights
  • Bi-Amplified Powered Reference Monitor
  • Linear Spatial Reference Speaker Design
  • Dual 41W Class D Amplifiers
  • Long-Throw 5" Low Frequency Woofer
  • Neodymium 1" High Frequency Tweeter
  • Balanced XLR & 1/4" TRS Inputs
  • Low & High Frequency Trim Switches
  • Image Control Waveguide Technology
  • Slip Stream Low Frequency Port Design
  • Selectable Input Sensitivity Switch

The JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor is a bi-amplified reference monitor with a magnetically-shielded 5" low frequency transducer and 1" soft-dome high frequency transducer. The monitor features JBL's Image Control Waveguide technology for accurate audio reproduction. It also features JBL's Slip Stream port design for improved bass response. The LSR305 is equipped with an LF trim switch and an HF trim switch, as well as dual 41W Class D amplifiers for both drivers. To ensure flexible connectivity, JBL included a balanced XLR input and a balanced 1/4" TRS input, both of which feature dented level control. Other features include JBL's LSR (Linear Spatial Reference) speaker design for accurate audio reproduction and a selectable input sensitivity switch that ensures compatibility with a range of signal sources.

Image Control Waveguide Technology
The Image Control Waveguide was developed for JBL's flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor and has been included in the LSR305. The patent-pending design of the Image Control Waveguide precisely controls the sound emanating from the speaker in the vertical and horizontal planes ensuring the presentation at the listening position is neutral and accurate.
JBL Transducers
The monitor's long-throw woofer and damped woven composite neodymium tweeter are both designed to reproduce the powerful transients and micro dynamics of your mix. These drivers deliver deep bass and accurate high frequency response beyond the range of human hearing.
JBL's Patented Slip Stream Low Frequency Port Design
JBL's patented Slip Stream low frequency port design works in concert with the woofer to produce deep bass response at all playback levels. The double-flared shape of the port is precisely engineered for greater low-frequency extension and reduced turbulence.
Efficient Class D Amplifiers
The LSR305's efficient 41W Class D amplifiers provide enough power to deliver the output and dynamic headroom needed for the most demanding production styles.
Professional Balanced Inputs
Balanced XLR and 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS inputs give you the options you need to connect the LSR305 to any signal source while maintaining professional signal quality.
Selectable Input Sensitivity
The -10dB/+4dB sensitivity switch ensures compatibility with a broad range of signal sources, allowing you to connect the LSR305 to high output professional gear without any danger of input overload.
LF Trim & HF Trim Switches
LF (Low Frequency) Trim and HF (High Frequency) Trim switches give you maximum control over the LSR305's sound in your room. Use these switches to fine-tune the amount of bass and treble you hear to compensate for room acoustics, program material and your personal taste.
100-Hour Power Test
Prior to becoming a production-ready design, each LSR305 model is subjected to JBL's rigorous 100-hour power test, in which the speaker is required to play continually at full output for 100 hours without failure. This test ensures that all LSR305 speakers will deliver years of reliable performance.
LSR Design
JBL's LSR (Linear Spatial Reference) design requires seventy-two measurements yielding more than 1200 times more data. This enables JBL to engineer a speaker that sounds right in any working space. With LSR design, the LSR305 is able to deliver accurate audio reproduction regardless of the size and shape of your room.
Research & Development
The impressive performance of the LSR305 is a direct result of the technology JBL used to develop their flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor.
Frequency Range 43 Hz - 24 kHz
Max Peak SPL 108 dB SPL C-Weighted
Max Peak Input +23 dBu
LF Driver Size 5" (127 mm)
HF Driver Size 1" (25 mm)
LF Driver Power Amp 41 W Class D
HF Driver Power Amp 41 W Class D
LF Trim Control +2 dB
0 dB
-2 dB
HF Trim Control +2 dB
0 dB
-2 dB
Selectable Input Sensitivity -10 dB
+4 dB
Balanced Inputs 1 x 3-pin XLR
1 x 1/4" (6.35 mm) TRS
AC Input Voltage AC 100 - 240 V ± 10% (50/60 Hz)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 9.37 x 11.75 x 9.88" (238 x 298 x 251 mm)
Weight 10.12 lb (4.6 kg)
JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor
  • AC Power Cord
  • 5-Year Limited Speaker Warranty
  • 3-Year Limited Amplifier Warranty
  • 2-Year Limited Enclosure Warranty
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    JBLLSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor
     
    5.0

    (based on 13 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Great sound quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Smaller rooms / apartments (3)
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      5.0

      Exactly what I needed

      By JTendy

      from New York

      Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

      These sound and look great in my B room. For monitoring at lower volumes they're perfect. I can work all day without my ears getting tired. Sound is clean & flat.

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      5.0

      Great

      By MJ23

      from Htown

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

      Buy these. Worth it. Use it for studio mixing better than more expensive options.

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      5.0

      Inexpensive monitors that aren't cheap

      By Gordo

      from New York, NY

      About Me Pro Audio / DJ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

        Despite rave reviews, I wasn't expecting these to sound half as good as they do. Very balanced and believable sound, great imaging, and especially well exposed mids. Great sound for small rooms, and for the price, you can't afford not to get them.

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        5.0

        Impressive.

        By Topher

        from New York, NY

        About Me Audio Engineer, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

        • Weak Bass

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

        These little speakers are fantastic. IMHO, they're the best deal in the 5" driver market right now. You're not going to hear any super-deep bass, but if you're looking for that, you shouldn't be considering 5" monitors in the first place. If you want the extra lows, add a sub. The waveguide is the same same one from their $10k commercial speakers, and really does widen the sweet-spot. My other choice was the HS50m, but there was a bit of a spike around 1khz that I didn't like. The LSR305's are quite accurate and worth every penny. Buy them, and you won't be disappointed.

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        5.0

        I am a BELIEVER

        By KJ

        from Boston

        About Me Editor, Filmmaker, Movie Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • DJ / Mixing
          • Editing
          • Music
          • Smaller Rooms
          • Voice

          Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

          Let me start by saying that I am listening to these monitors as I am typing and I am just absolutely impressed! Honestly, I have not stopped listening to them since I set them up yesterday! I am an editor and these speakers make voice and music sound clear, crisp, and very clean. Set them up correctly, and you are submersed into the amazing sound these speakers make. I feel like I am "there". The bass is perfect - no need to be thumping. Even if you are not a professional media person, you will appreciate the beautiful sounds these speakers make! JBL, you've outdone yourselves!

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          5.0

          Musical, Neutral, Extended, Powerful

          By BradleyP

          from Arlington, TX

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Bargain
          • Bass "slam"
          • Clarity
          • Coherence
          • Extended
          • Insane value
          • Lively
          • Neutral
          • Non-fatiguing
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • Can't Stop Listening
          • Needs Rca Adapters

          Best Uses

          • Desktop Audio
          • Home Audio
          • Home theater
          • Pro Audio

          Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

          I have had my pair of 305s for over a week now and am delighted both with the monitors and the service from B&H. These sit on my desk for listening to tunes--streamed, 44.1/16, and 96/24--while I work. I'm a music lover and audio enthusiast as opposed to a music pro.

          Each of mine sits on a pair of foam yoga blocks to get the tweeters up to ear level and to isolate the enclosures from the desk. Make sure you spread these babies at least four feet apart or the image specificity suffers, in my experience. Also, for the liveliest sound, open the volume *all the way* and then use either the +4dB or -10dB position on the input sensitivity switch depending on the type of gear you are driving them with. Me, I feed them with a vacuum tube dac, and they just eat that up.

          These monitors are an insanely good deal, and I would buy them again in a heartbeat and recommend them to anyone who asks. They amaze me every day. They have finesse for classical and jazz, and they will rock crazy hard, too. Right now, I'm shaking the windows with "Lose Yourself to Dance" cranked to 11...and laughing at how great this is. Unbelievable!

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          5.0

          Haven't used yet

          By Aspiring Filmmaker

          from Norcross, GA

          Verified Buyer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

                Haven't used these yet but after reading reviews I'm definitely looking forward to it!

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                5.0

                Huge sound, Small boxes!

                By Eric S.

                from Dallas, TX

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Aesthetics
                • Bass response
                • price

                Cons

                • No Rca Inputs

                Best Uses

                • MIXING
                • Nearfield Monitoring
                • Studio Reference

                Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

                These monitors are surprisingly accurate for their size. The bass is thick but not over compensated like KRK monitors are known for. I've got these in the 8in and 5in models, and I like the 5's better for near field. JBL always has had top quality products and they certainly did it again! I'd highly recommend these for the price. The only cons I could say about these is that they don't have RCA jacks on the back, which for some folks may require a simple RCA to 1/4" adapter.

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                5.0

                Price is a DEFINITE STEAL!!!

                By Mike

                from Astoria, New York

                Verified Reviewer

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                      Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

                      Don't think twice! I got my pair 2 weeks ago and was lucky that they were on a $[$]off discount the day I bought them. Initially eyeing the Yamaha but after hearing them at B&H, I didn't think twice and immediately purchased my pair.Never heard anything like this, especially with proper positioning you can never go wrong with these monitors!Definitely one of the best bang for the buck item I bought in years!Even used it on small gathering and the hall was rocking! They taught I was using large speakers and it never sounded harsh when you turn up the volume. The volume level of the monitors were only at half but still shines.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent sounds!

                      By Fusion the Artist

                      from Cayman Islands

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Crisp Highs
                      • Excellent bass
                      • Sleek look
                      • Tight Mids
                      • wide frequency range

                      Cons

                      • Power Cord is Short

                      Best Uses

                      • MIXING
                      • Producing

                      Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

                      The bass response is perfect for my needs, It doesn't over power the mids/highs. The monitors do not sound boxy at all and it looks professional. Best money I have ever spent.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent entry monitor!

                      By cml11109

                      from Houston, TX

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

                      Excellent entry studio monitor. Use it for audio editing and vocal effects on video production.

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                      5.0

                      Great Speakers!

                      By Mr Good Sound

                      from Las Vegas, NV

                      Verified Buyer

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                            Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

                            These are great speakers! My wife bought them for me for my birthday... I love them.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Fantastic Monitors. Nothing comes close!

                            By Kw88

                            from Los angeles

                            Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor:

                            I did my research on the JBL LSR305s before purchasing and I couldn't find one bad word about them.

                            Now after having them for a week I know why. Absolutely incredible detail, wide sweet spot, nothing is overhyped or colored. Everything sounds honest and untouched. Very flat in the best way.

                            Wouldn't get rid of these for anything. Consider these before anything else.

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