JBL SCS500.5 -- Hollywood Sound without a Hollywood Price The Sound That Professionals Have Chosen for More than 60 Years
Have you been to a movie or gone to a concert recently? There’s a good chance that you were enjoying the show on JBL loudspeakers. For more than 60 years, JBL has been the loudspeaker brand of choice for recording and theatrical professionals around the world. JBL engineering, power, clarity and technical accuracy are legendary, and today’s high-resolution digital media demands nothing less than loudspeakers that can handle their sonic range. So why not enjoy your movies or music on loudspeakers from the company that likely helped to mix and master them? With JBL speakers, you can enjoy the thrill of the show or the excitement of a live concert--all right in your own home.
| | The JBL SCS500.5 speaker system delivers the high
performance sound of systems far more expensive
Hollywood Excitement, JBL Style
JBL engineers have designed the Surround Cinema Speaker systems to deliver JBL’s famous high-performance audio at a price anyone can afford. As the flagship speaker package in the line, the SCS500.5 delivers the exciting sound that today’s home theater experience demands in an elegant design that will look at home in any listening environment. The SCS500.5’s sleek, black satellite speakers look superbly stylish, and the powered subwoofer delivers extreme output from an attractive enclosure. And when it comes to installation flexibility, the SCS500.5 is a great value. Unlike other speaker systems at its price, the SCS500.5 includes a tabletop stand and omnidirectional wall-mount brackets for each satellite. If you prefer floor stands, optional aluminum stands that hide all the wires are also available (sold separately). And finally, optional satellites (sold separately) are available so you can even build your SCS500.5 into a state-of-the-art 7.1-channel speaker system to take advantage of today’s advanced high-definition surround-sound formats.
Rich Sound Delivers All the Excitement of Today's Music and Movies
Great sound starts with incredible clarity and a rich, natural midrange--a profile the SCS500.5 satellites have been built around. Using the latest breakthroughs in speaker design along with state-of-the-art engineering facilities, JBL’s audio wizards have crafted the SCS 500.5 satellites for incredible performance and value.
Titanium Tweeters Deliver all the Detail
| | Titanium is both extremely rigid
and light weight for crystal-clear sound
Half-inch titanium-laminate tweeters re-create all of the high frequencies you hear in your favorite movie or song. Titanium’s strength and light weight make it perfect for quickly and accurately reproducing high frequencies from music and movies without strain or distortion. Each tweeter sits in a patented EOS waveguide. The waveguide ensures that the SCS500.5 disperses high frequencies widely and uniformly. Simply put, the SCS500.5 satellites spread smooth, high-frequency sound over a large listening area.
Lightweight Midrange Woofers Make Vocals Sound Rich and Smooth
| | The midrange woofer does not bend or
flex, providing distortion-free sound
The SCS500.5’s rigid, dual 3" midrange drivers are both strong and lightweight. The cone is so strong that it does not allow the unwanted bending or flexing that causes harmful distortion. Being lightweight, it can easily stop and start as the audio signal from your music or movie does. The result is rich, precise sound from any medium or source. Unlike many other speaker systems at its price, the SCS500.5 benefits from the extra attention that JBL’s engineers have paid to the critical center channel, which delivers dialogue and other vocals. They have built it with the same dual-woofer design as the other satellites, so voices sound especially clear. The 10" Powered Subwoofer Will Shake Your Walls
Bass is king, and it can be the critical difference between a good-sounding loudspeaker system and a great one. When it comes to low frequencies, you want bass that is detailed and accurate but can also pack a powerful punch that can shake the walls. The SCS500.5’s 10-inch subwoofer has both strength and light weight, so it reproduces bass effortlessly and with maximum impact. Its 150-watt on-board amplifier delivers all the power that a subwoofer needs to get the walls shaking, while the level control allows you to customize the subwoofer’s performance to your taste. What's more, its striking design makes this subwoofer fit easily into virtually any room.
| | Tabletop stands make
perfect speaker placement easy
Quick and Simple Installation
Whether you’re doing it yourself or a professional is doing it for you, the SCS500.5 is easy to set up and wire. High-quality connections on the back of each speaker allow you to use high-performance speaker wire, while the powered subwoofer uses a line-level LFE (low-frequency effects) connection that attaches easily to today’s 5.1- and 7.1-channel surround-sound receivers. The included tabletop stands fit securely to the back of each speaker, even the center channel. And if you’re using the included wall brackets, you can attach them effortlessly to the back of the satellites. They even allow full rotation, allowing you to precisely lock in the best speaker placement. What's in the Box
Four SCS500.5 satellite speakers, one SCS500.5 center channel speaker, one SCS500.5 subwoofer, brackets and tabletop stands for all five speakers, and speaker wire