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JBL ES250PBK High-Performance 12-Inch Powered Subwoofer

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  • 12-Inch cellulose-fiber cone is both strong and light
  • Powerful 400-watt amplifier
  • A JBL computer-optimized bass-reflex port provides deeper bass and less turbulence
  • Matches other speakers in the JBL ES line
  • Use of premium components gives you less distortion
  • These speakers are designed to look good anywhere with a style that equals their substance
  • The JBL ES Series uses cellulose-fiber cones reinforced with a ploymer coating for uniform pistonic motion
  • Matches other speakers in the JBL ES line
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Frequently Bought Together

JBL ES250PBK High-Performance 12-Inch Powered Subwoofer + JBL ES25CBK 3-Way, Dual 5 1/4" Center Channel Speaker - Black + JBL ES20 High-Performance 3-Way Bookshelf Speakers (Black, Pair)
Price for all three: $807.99

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Product Specifications

Brand NameJBL
Speaker TypeSubwoofers
Color NameBlack
Item Display Height1.64 inches
Driver Configuration1 x 12" PolyPlas woofer
Frequency Response Curve25Hz-150Hz
Speaker Driver Material TypePaper

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: JBL
  • Model: ES250P
  • Color Name: Black
  • Speaker Type: Subwoofers
  • Speaker Connectivity: Wired
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 22.2 x 23.5 inches ; 52 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 52.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00166ZFSO
  • Item model number: ES250P
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,537 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 8, 2004

Product Description

Product Description

The ES250P powered subwoofer is just the ticket for bringing your home theater system to life. The ES250P performs like a pro, with technology developed by the JBL Professional division. Equipped with a tried-and-true JBL PolyPlas woofer, the ES250P delivers unsurpassed low-frequency performance. Special effects in your favorite movies are loud and clear, without unwanted distortion or boominess. A powerful amplifier delivers up to 700 watts of peak power. LFE- and line-level inputs provide maximum connection flexibility. And convenient level and crossover-frequency controls, and a phase switch let you tailor the ES250P's performance to your room's acoustics. Available in a black or cherry finish with a black grille.

From the Manufacturer










ES250P


High-definition video, meet high-definition audio.

Bring your home theater system to life with 400 watts of power, up to 700 watts of peak power and the proprietary JBL® PolyPlas™ woofer. You’ll enjoy unsurpassed low-frequency performance and signature JBL sound. Your favorite movie special effects will have deep, rich, resonant bass and no unwanted distortion or boominess.


ES250P at a glance:

  • 400 watts, 700 watts of peak power handling
  • Patented JBL® 12" PolyPlas™ driver
  • A JBL computer-optimized bass-reflex port
  • Accurate frequency response
  • Magnetically shielded for video proximity
  • Slick style that equals the substance

VIEW LARGER

Lightweight, rigid 12" PolyPlas™-cone woofer produces uniform pistonic motion, and effortless, high-impact bass


Key Features

400 watts, 700 watts of peak power handling

With 400 watts RMS and 700 watts of peak power, the ES250P subwoofer will knock you out. And distortion is minimized even at high volumes. It provides the ultimate in home theater and audio quality that’s up to HD video quality.


Proprietary JBL® 12" PolyPlas™ driver

Lightweight, rigid 12" PolyPlas™-cone woofer produces uniform pistonic motion, and effortless, high-impact bass. Premium components like PolyPlas and the HeatScape™ motor structure give you less distortion, less internal resonances, and the freedom to play it loud and long.


Computer-optimized bass-reflex port

This front-firing subwoofer has the JBL® computer-optimized bass reflex port to extend deep bass response, eliminate unwanted turbulence and rattle the walls.

VIEW LARGER

With 400 watts RMS and 700 watts of peak power, the ES250P subwoofer will knock you out


Accurate frequency response

With a frequency response of 25Hz to 150Hz, you hear the truth and exactly what the audio professionals who created the sound intended. There’s never a change to the music mix, the timbre of voices, the original design.


Magnetically shielded for video proximity

Put the JBL® ES250P anywhere that makes sense in your home theater setup. It’s magnetically shielded for placement on the floor wherever you want, including right near your TV or video display.


Slick style that equals the substance

The speakers feature a striking, classic black finish, which complements the aesthetics of many flat-panel televisions and nearly any décor.



Product Specs

Specifications 
Frequency response 25Hz – 150Hz
Amplifier RMS power 400W
Amplifier peak dynamic power* 700W
Crossover frequency 50Hz – 150Hz; 24dB/octave, continuously variable
Driver (12") PolyPlas™
Dimensions with grille (H x W x D) 502mm x 400mm x 428mm
Weight per speaker 17.7kg


* The Peak Dynamic Power is measured by recording the highest center-to-peak voltage measuredacross the output of a resistive load equal to minimum impedance of thetransducer, using a 50Hz sine wave burst, 3 cycles on, 17 cycles off.


What's in the box

  • 1 ES250P 12" 400-Watt high performance compact powered subwoofer
  • 1 Owner's Manual


Documentation

Spec Sheet





Hear the truth.

Even if you’ve never owned a JBL® product, you’ve almost certainly heard the JBL sound. It rings out loud and clear from the massive JBL loudspeaker arrays that hang in stadiums, sports arenas and concert venues everywhere. It literally surrounds you in more than 50 percent of all movie theaters worldwide, including many with THX® certification (a standard of realism that JBL engineering helped pioneer in 1983). Chances are, many of your favorite songs and movie soundtracks were mixed and mastered on JBL studio monitors – they’ve been the choice of audio professionals for more than 60 years. But you don’t have to venture far from home to experience the legendary power, clarity and technical accuracy of the JBL sound. It’s available in exceptional home entertainment systems that incorporate many of the same advanced technologies, materials and manufacturing techniques that we originally developed for professional systems. It’s even available in lightweight, portable packages that you and your friends can enjoy anywhere.



Complete your ES System

ES Speakers

ES10

ES20

ES25C

ES30

ES80

ES90

Frequency response (–3dB)

65Hz – 40kHz

65Hz – 40kHz

80Hz – 40kHz

50Hz – 40kHz

45Hz – 40kHz

36Hz – 40kHz

Max. recommended amp power

100W

125W

150W

125W

200W

225W

Power handling (cont/peak)

50W/200W

60W/240W

75W/300W

70W/280W

100W/400W

110W/440W

Sensitivity (2.83V/1m)

86dB

86dB

90dB

88dB

90dB

91dB

Nominal impedance

8 ohms

8 ohms

8 ohms

8 ohms

8 ohms

8 ohms


ES Subwoofers

ES150P

Frequency response

27Hz – 150Hz

Amplifier RMS power

300W

Amplifier peak dynamic power

500W

Crossover frequency

50Hz – 150Hz; 24dB/octave, continuously variable

Driver

(10") PolyPlas™






Customer Reviews

Deep clean bass.
pete gonzales
I have used JBL speakers for well over 40 years and never had one issue.
ERNIE PALMEJAR
By far one of the best subwoofer you can buy.
David vetrano

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

60 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Mario Borges on March 11, 2009
I originally was going to order the ES150PBk 200watt sub-woofer, but it was not going to be shipped until mid April. So I went with JBL's 300watt RMS (500Watt Peak) model. I paid $353.00 with a $30.00 off (for applying for an Amazon credit card) and this brought the price down to $323.00 with "free" super saver delivery. This unit will shake your living room during explosions in action movies (check out Pearl Harbor and Live Free, Die Young) and provides a nice, tight bass in music. I only have it turned up to just passed the mid-point & that is very loud. It is well designed, attractive, and you get more than your money's worth. You can not go wrong for this price! By the way, it does come with a removable black grill that is not pictured. I researched several other sub-woofers and none came close to providing the specs that this one does at this price and from such a well-established company. Last, but not least, JBL has been making speakers since the 1930's and is at the forefront of loudspeakers for the music industry. Because I am a tech savvy musician, I am well aware of JBL's reputation. So, in closing, rest assured that you are getting an outstanding product, through a trusted, reliable and reputable company at an outstanding price!!!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By dg5150 on April 19, 2009
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Got this sub just a few days ago to replace a JBL PB10 - the difference is night and day. This is a sub you feel, not hear. Sounds tight, not boomy. Great for music, excellent for movies, especially HD audio. Can't go wrong with this one.
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111 of 142 people found the following review helpful By James C. Kelley on April 5, 2010
Bought the predecessor (JBL 12" 250watt RMS sub) to this about five years ago and the circuit board fried for no reason but under-engineered. My brothers indentical unit had the same failure! No parts available says JBL but they said but they would buy it back from me for a song and sell me an identical refurb for a lot of loot. I ask why there are parts for refurbs they resell but NOT for me? I raised hell, called up Sales Manager and called them on their refurb scheme. They sent me a new subwoofer for free - the subwoofer is the item shown here and IS the subject of this review, just read on!

Good, all set - I thought! Now this 2nd subwoofer fries about 2 years later. I took it apart too. Same damage on the circuit board. Same under-designed power supply stage. I will not contact JBL again as I am done with their subs and other products. But I wonder if they sell this unit as a refurb too. Now YOU know why others say they can't get parts and why these subs fry so much. It's a good scheme for JBL. They clearly are replacing the cheap circuit board and selling the same sub over and over and over!

I am a musician and have bought JBL all my life but no more. This sub was used on a home theater along side a Bose Lifestyle 5.1 system. The sub has in no way been abused or played too loud. The Bose has outlasted 2 of these JLB junk heaps. I am buying a different, cheaper 12" sub and if it fries, so be it. This unit will die on you. It is no way worth the price and similar units sell for half the price or even less. Watch this product - don't get stung!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By JuanManuel on July 8, 2013
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It worked fine one year and a half. One day dead not even the red light, had to pay a lot for reapir (80USD) it last 3 months then same problem dead again. So no matter i have the ES90 jbl speakers the harman kardon amp...i am moving to klipsch or polk...
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41 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Audiophile Seattle on April 21, 2012
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I purchased this JBL model ES250PBK 12-Inch Sub from Amazon quite contrary to my instincts after reading a couple of negative reviews about it. The purchase process at Amazon.com was top notch, unfortunately the product wasn't. I hooked it up to Denon AVR3312 reciever as part of a 5.1 home theater system comprising JBL LC2 center speakers, JBL L890 fronts and JBL surround speakers. After calibrating with Audyssey, the only other sound this sub produced was dead silence. I replaced the flimsy manufacturer's cable it arrived with with Monster sub cables all to no avail. The sub had died barely 24 hr after delivery. Barely one day after delivery this sub was back on its way to Amazon. I am aware that JBL has received a lot of flak about this product so what the %$#&^% are they waiting for before they recall it or re-engineer it, or is it for someone sueing them for spinal fracture while trying to lift and repackage a 50 pound paper weight of a subwoofer?. Admittedly some reviews are great, good for those lucky people. The question is, should a product quality be based on luck?. The ultimate question for JBL is why does this product line have such unpredictable quality? My advise to both JBL and other people thinking of purchasing this product: DON'T DO IT until JBL fixes the quality control issues with this product. I have enjoyed using the other JBL speakers including those in my Toyota Highlander hence my inclination to purchase JBL speakers, but if product quality control is crap, why bother?. If you cannot bench press 50 pounds do not purchase this sub, becuase if you do and are unlucky to pick a bad product, which you might, then you would most likely be repacking it, and delivering it to your supplier. Please avoid this product for peace of mind sake. I just replaced it with a velodyne sub. I hope I won't have to return that too.
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