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JBL ES25CBK 3-Way, Dual 5 1/4" Center Channel Speaker - Black

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  • Utilize UHF drivers cable of 40kHz for excellent highs
  • A JBL computer-optimized bass-reflex port provides deeper bass and less turbulence
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  • The JBL ES Series uses cellulose-fiber cones reinforced with a ploymer coating for uniform pistonic motion
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Product Specifications

Brand NameJBL
Color NameBlack
Item Display Height0.58 inches
Driver Configuration1 x 3/4" titanium-laminate tweeter, 2 x 5" PolyPlas woofer
Frequency Response Curve80Hz-40kHz (-3dB)
Crossover Description3000Hz, 12,000Hz
Speaker Driver Material TypePaper
RMS Power Range - Amplifiers150 watts
Signal to Noise Ratio (db)24 dB

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: JBL
  • Model Number: ES25CBK
  • Color: Black
  • Display Height: 0.58 inches
  • Width: 1.56 inches
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Output Wattage 150 watts 120 watts 150 watts 200 watts
Frequency Response Curve 80Hz-40kHz (-3dB) 56 Hz - 45 kHz 55 Hz - 22 kHz 45Hz-40kHz (-3dB)
Impedance 8 ohm 6 ohm 8 8 ohm
Color Black Black Black Black
Dimensions 7 inches x 10 inches x 18.75 inches 4.13 inches x 5.19 inches x 13.38 inches 12 inches x 30 inches x 16 inches 42.7 inches x 7.75 inches x 13 inches
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Product Description

Product Description

The JBL ES25C is a 3-way center channel speaker that uses dual 5 1/4" drivers for excellent audio performance. These speakers come in both cherry and black. JBL is a leader in both home and professional speaker design and they all that technology to make these speakers the best speakers to listen to either your home theater or favorite music. You will get outstanding high frequencies which enable you to hear all that the music or movie has to offer.

From the Manufacturer










ES25C


Get cinema-quality sound with this powerful, 5" center-channel loudspeaker.

The center-channel speaker is the hardest-working unit in your surround-sound system. The JBL® ES25C takes on this role with bravado. Capable of handling up to 300 watts, the ES25C features dual 5-inch, PolyPlas™ woofers and 3/4-inch tweeters, which can deliver soaring highs up to 40kHz, well above the average range of human hearing. The elegantly designed speaker also features our proprietary Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal™ waveguides, which evenly distribute sound throughout space. So no matter where you sit, you’ll be sitting in the best seat in the house.


ES25C at a glance:

  • 25 – 300 watts suggested amplifier range
  • Proprietary 5", PolyPlas dual transducers
  • Dual 3/4" tweeters
  • Proprietary Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal (EOS) waveguides
  • Three-way speaker configuration
  • Straight-Line Signal Path (SSP) design
  • Computer-optimized, bass-reflex port
  • Accurate frequency response
  • Magnetically shielded

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JBL engineers designed the ES25C center-channel speaker to produce precise, exceptional sound from a receiver or amplifier capable of delivering up to 300 watts of power

Key Features

25 – 300 watts suggested amplifier power range

JBL engineers designed the ES25C center-channel speaker to produce precise, exceptional sound from a receiver or amplifier capable of delivering up to 300 watts of power.

Proprietary 5", PolyPlas dual transducers

The ES25C’s stiff, lightweight PolyPlas driver material, with a rubber surround, reproduce vocals with incredible accuracy, gives great bass response, creates a seamless surround field and minimizes distortion, even at high volumes. Together, the driver and surround give you an unmatched audio experience.

Dual 3/4" tweeters

The ES25C’s tweeters deliver accurate, undistorted response, even when the volume is way up. The end result is a full, clear, tight reproduction of high and ultrahigh frequencies.

VIEW LARGER

The ES25C’s stiff, lightweight PolyPlas driver material, with a rubber surround, reproduce vocals with incredible accuracy and gives great bass response






Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal (EOS) waveguides

The ES25C’s proprietary EOS waveguide technology delivers precise imaging throughout your listening environment. You get ideally balanced music, crisp dialogue and smooth audio distribution. Every seat will be the best seat in your home theater.

Three-way speaker configuration

Three-way speaker design and quality drivers make for tight, precise bass and midrange reproduction. As a result, the ES25C offers a full range of frequencies and lifelike imaging.

Straight-Line Signal Path (SSP) design

The ideal path from input to components to transducers is a straight line. The ES25C takes that path. Its Straight-Line Signal Path™ (SSP) technology preserves the clarity, detail and dynamics of your favorite audio content.

Computer-optimized, bass reflex port

The ES25C’s computer-optimized, bass-reflex port extends deep bass response. It also eliminates the unwanted turbulence that’s usually associated with powerful speakers.

Accurate frequency response

The ES25C doesn’t over-emphasize or under-emphasize any sounds. With a frequency response of 80Hz - 40kHz, it reproduces a true, full sound range from deep bass tones to ultrahigh frequencies.

Magnetically shielded

The ES25C produces great, sit-anywhere sound in your room. And you can put it anywhere, because it’s magnetically shielded for safe placement near your TV or display.


Product Specs

Specifications 
Frequency response (–3dB) 80Hz – 40kHz
Max. recommended amplifier power* 150W
Power handling (continuous/peak) 75W/300W
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 90dB
Nominal impedance 8 ohms
Crossover frequencies 3kHz – 24dB/octave; 12kHz – 18dB/octave
Low-frequency transducer Dual (5") PolyPlas™, shielded
High-frequency transducer (3/4") titanium-laminated dome, shielded; EOS waveguide
Ultrahigh-frequency transducer (3/4") polyester film, ring radiator, shielded; EOS waveguide
Dimensions with grille (H x W x D) 178mm x 476mm x 254mm
Weight per speaker 7.6kg


* The maximum recommended amplifier-power rating will ensure proper system headroom to allow for occasional peaks.
We do not recommend sustained operation at these maximum power levels.


What's in the box

  • ES25C three-way, dual 5" center-channel loudspeaker
  • 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

ES30

ES80

ES90

Frequency response (–3dB)

65Hz – 40kHz

65Hz – 40kHz

50Hz – 40kHz

45Hz – 40kHz

36Hz – 40kHz

Max. recommended amp power

100W

125W

125W

200W

225W

Power handling (cont/peak)

50W/200W

60W/240W

70W/280W

100W/400W

110W/440W

Sensitivity (2.83V/1m)

86dB

86dB

88dB

90dB

91dB

Nominal impedance

8 ohms

8 ohms

8 ohms

8 ohms

8 ohms


ES Subwoofers

ES150P

ES250P

Frequency response

27Hz – 150Hz

25Hz – 150Hz

Amplifier RMS power

300W

400W

Amplifier peak dynamic power

500W

700W

Crossover frequency

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

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

Driver

(10") PolyPlas™

(12") PolyPlas™







Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 18.8 x 7 inches ; 16.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 21 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00166VDKS
  • Item model number: ES25CBK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,909 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Gadget Dude on August 15, 2008
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I could have not been more pleased with this speaker. I first listened to them at a local frys electronics and the range and depth just simply amazed me, thanks amazon! The vocals were very crisp and strong, its like i had the person speaking in front of me. The voice reproduction is pretty much spot on. I was able to find deals on pretty much a complete set of the ES series speakers here on amazon.
I currently have
ES90 - mains
ES25C - center
ES150P - woofer
ES20 - bookshelfs

Together the set provides a complete range of sounds that pretty much covers all ranges of audio from music to HD surround sound formats. I highly recommend any speaker in this series. As always I reccomend that you hear them first as not everyones ears are as finely tuned as some. :)
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Eric Ruth on April 25, 2009
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I have a full JBL surround as far as speakers, and I've always just used the TV as center. I bought a Harman Kardon receiver last October and the processing delay no longer allowed for that set-up. I borrowed my roommates JVC center speaker to do the job and it sounded decent. It's a nice speaker, but it just didn't blend or match. I did some research and went to the local Fry's and listened to a few and settled on this JBL, came home and ordered it for 1/3 the price off Amazon.
I didn't realize what I was in for till it arrived and I opened it up. Like everything else, it's bigger once you get it home and where it's going to go. I hooked it up and WOW!! The voices got so much more full and rich with their range and filled the room much much better. Add to this, I can no longer sit and close my eyes and pick out where each front speaker is and which one the sound is coming from. It all blends into a seamless wall of sound like it should! I guess I didn't realize how important the center channel was and am very very happy with this one.
If you're looking for a full range and powerful center speaker with excellent sound/detail reproduction, this one will definitely do the job. However, I must express the importance of matching up with your existing speakers for a seamless sound. Not necessarily by brand, but by ability and size. This would be way too much speaker if you just have a couple little satellites or tiny bookshelf speakers for your front. If you have full range speakers for your front channel's, this will compliment extremely well.
I also just want to add how well the directional reproduction in the room is with center and with the JBL Balcony Series that I'm running for the side channels.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By TheGreatGatsby77 on April 6, 2013
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Bought this item as a Christmas gift for use in the living room home theatre. Already have Bose mains, Polk rears, and Sony sub with a Pioneer receiver and Samsung LED TV. Was previously using an old Radio Shack center speaker. So really needed a good center channel speaker to complete the whole set up. Also wanted a really good center channel since most, well all, of the sound from HD TV comes through the center channel. Background on myself, I am a self-proclaimed audiophile with a very good ear. I am also an Engineering student looking to get into audio engineering, so I know a lot about this stuff and had good experience with it. So the speaker itself.

Design: This is JBL. You can expect only the highest quality in build design. When I first got the package, I was surprised at it’s size. I knew it was a 6” woofer and I have 6.5” mains for my hifi so I should’ve been expecting the size, but when you put 2 of them in one enclosure it gets pretty big. It was also pretty heavy which is good. It will be solid and have no resonance because of this. We had to do a little adjusting to accommodate the speaker in the entertainment center and it sits a little lower than I would like, the couch armrest obstructs it ever so slightly and I was worried it would affect the sound, but it doesn’t at all and when I’m actually sitting on the couch, I’m angled far above the armrest so it’s fine. So just be prepared to accommodate a rather large speaker. The enclosure is poly-filled which is a must and definitely a testament to the quality of the speaker since you don’t see that in cheaper items. It comes with 2 woofers like all center speakers, but it also comes with 2 tweeters. It is basically a standard 2-way design with an extra tweeter for high and ultra high frequencies, making it a 3 way design.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Paul Gifford VINE VOICE on April 17, 2010
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I'd been unhappy with my previous center channel speaker, a small Harman Kardon. Voices were hard to hear, making movies and TV less enjoyable. I finally got tired of it...what's the point in having a big screen (with a Blu Ray DVD player) if you can't enjoy the sound as well?

After much research I settled on this speaker. I couldn't find any professional reviews so I just had to compare features with products that were reviews. I also considered consumer reviews here and elsewhere. It was a little more than I wanted to pay but I figured I could always return it if I was unhappy.

I'm happy to report I won't be returning this speaker...it's made such a huge difference in the quality of sound coming from my system it's like I bought a whole new sound system. I plugged it in, recalibrated the receiver (it has an auto-calibrate feature), and popped in Star Trek (the recent movie) in Blu Ray.

I was impressed...the dialog was crisp and clear even during the action scenes at the beginning of the movie. I've also been watching The Pacific on HBO, a WWII miniseries. I saw the first few episodes with the old speaker and it is much better with the new speaker. While the war rages on I can now hear the dialog too.

The speaker is larger than I thought it would be, or my previous speaker was smaller than most, but it's unobtrusive and even my wife got used to it quickly.

One thing that will give me away as a neophyte speaker shopper...all the pictures I've seen show the individual speakers that make up the speaker. I wasn't sure if it came like that or not. It doesn't...of course there's a cover for the speakers. I'll have to upload a picture to Amazon to show what it looks like.
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