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JBL L830 3-Way High Performance 6-Inch Bookshelf Loudspeaker - Black (Pair)

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  • 1" pure titanium dome tweeter for exceptional high frequency performance
  • 3/4" Mylar-dome, cast-frame chassis mounted in a bi-radial horn for better high frequency repsonse
  • Aluminum waveguides provide better dispersion and a larger listening sweet spot
  • Freeflow port technology delivers great sound and makes sure you get the lowest amount of distortion
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JBL L830 3-Way High Performance 6-Inch Bookshelf Loudspeaker - Black (Pair) + JBL LC1 3-Way, High Performance Dual 5 -1/4-Inch Center Channel Loudspeaker (Black) + JBL ES250PBK High-Performance 12-Inch Powered Subwoofer
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Product Specifications

Color: Black
Brand NameJBL
Color NameBlack
Item Display Height1.27 inches
Driver Configuration1 x 3/4" mylar-dome UHF driver, 1 x 1" titanium tweeter, 1 x 6" PolyPlas woofer
Frequency Response Curve48Hz-40kHz (+/- 3dB)
Speaker Driver Material TypePaper
Peak Power Handling - Speakers300 watts

Technical Details

Color: Black
  • Brand Name: JBL
  • Model: L830-H
  • Color Name: Black
  • Speaker Amplification Type: Passive
  • Speakers Maximum Output Power: 300 Watts
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Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 8.8 x 15.2 inches ; 22 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 60 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: B000FYZARY
  • Item model number: L830-H
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,634 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 17, 2006

Product Description

Color: Black

The JBL Studio L830 is a 3-Way bookshelf loudspeaker that gives you great high frequency sound as well as impressive JBL low frequency performance. These speakers are designed to bring the feeling of a live performance into your living room.

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The speakers sound great, look great and perform just as advertised. Very happy with purchase!! Read more ›
Not a single complaint. The sound is fantastic. I also bought the SANUS SYSTEMS BF-24B Speaker Stands to go with it. Read more ›
I do not want to already buy American-made products. Because a design and sound quality are good, they are regrettable. Read more ›
system. With a matched system (All JBL) the sound is fantastic, JBL speakers are the best. My system has the L890 tower Read more ›
I always thought there was no difference in sound but apparently after hooking them up on the bottom first and then changing to the top the difference in sound quality was… Read more ›
Price wise, they are the Corvettes of the speaker category that won't cost you arm and leg but will compete with…Very solid in construction and the sound is full range. T… Read more ›
These are great speakers. Some reviews insist you’ll need a sub-woofer; some say the bass is already great. Read more ›
They can reproduce sound at higher frequencies than most can hear. Their bass is good enough that I would (almost) give up my JBL sub-woofer. Read more ›
Don't could on these speakers giving any sort of bass response, but... combined with a good subwoofer, you won't believe how great the sound is. The ultra-tweeter makes the… Read more ›
At a price point of approx $350 these speakers absolutely rock; excellent highs, mid, and deep lows I am powering with Pioneer Elite a/v. Owned a pair of L166 from back in… Read more ›
These speakers sound great. Good highs and lows. Rich, warm sound that goes right through you. Read more ›
I…The L830's provide a crystal clear sound that is very neutral, and they can drive a decent amount of bass as well, allowing my sub to really focus on the lowest frequencies. Read more ›
I've purchased mid to high-price, Polk speakers, but this JBL was noticeably crisper and smoother than my…On Amazon, the price was extremely low compared to other sources. Read more ›
I do wish that the cherry color was less expensive. Also, the price is reasonable if you have enough patience to wait for them to go on sale which they seem to always be. Read more ›
I own $1,500 Paradigm speakers and recently both these JBLs for a different room in the house. These JBL speakers are an excellent value for the money! Read more ›
The purchasing process at Amazon.com was great as was the…In combination with JBL L890 front speakers, LC2 center speakers, this speaker pair is great value for the price. Read more ›
The sound is…I've listened to lots of speakers over the years, but this one is truly amazing for the quality of sound it gives, based on its more than reasonable price. Read more ›
Attractive, very solid, bi-wire capable, and can be driven hard with a quality amp with ease. Overall, a great value. Made me a JBL fan for sure. Read more ›
After spending some time with these I notice that they are capable of tremendous treble…In particular, if present in the recording, they produce fantastic treble detail. Read more ›
I found out later it had more to do with the room than anything, but these JBLs have…I think another reviewer said they sounded too bright, too much treble... No, but yes. Read more ›
First of all JBL L830 are very good speakers if you like highs and mid-range sound. Crystal-clear the sound is beautiful Read more ›
Imaging(8/10): By this I mean the ability of speakers to "disappear",…In terms of engineering achievement, it is amazing how well they image considering their huge size. Read more ›
overall i would definitely recommend these speakers to anyone seeking a high quality above average sized bookshelf speaker. i would also recommend these to anyone who wants… Read more ›
like most other reviewers the first thing i noticed about…after taking them out of the box i was both put off AND impressed by their size and weight....at the same time. Read more ›
Crystal-clear the sound is beautiful but the lows(bass)are not good,when i raise volume the speakers rumble. Couldn't enjoy the highs without the lows Read more ›
The first cd I played was a piano solo by David Lanz. Even at low volume I can hear David's foot tapping on the floor or foot peddles of his piano. I never heard that… Read more ›
They arrived on time in excellent condition. They were easy to hook up. They sound nice. Read more ›
They also look great, they will compliment any room. Easy to set up .... What more can I say.... Read more ›
Excellent price-quality ratio. Sound is crystal clear, strong mids and deep bass. I paired with a Yamaha RX-497 receiver using a bi-wiring connection. Read more ›
I am generally not a big fan of 3-way speakers…Not so here - this is as coherent and clear in the midrange as speakers I've owned costing many times the price of these. V… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

71 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Tony G. on March 4, 2008
Color Name: Black
There are no reviews for these speakers yet, so I wanted to write one that will hopefully be useful to other people interested in purchasing the JBL L830's. I purchased these speakers as an upgrade to an existing Onkyo HTIB system I have owned for over a year. While my existing system was already very good, I noticed that during most movies the dialogue was difficult to hear and other sounds were somewhat muddied. I knew when purchasing the HTIB that the speakers included with the set were sub-par, and I had intended to upgrade at some point.

I researched many different brands and speaker types before deciding on the JBL Studio L series. I looked at JBL's cheaper line, the Venue series, but I decided that I wanted to go with the higher end Studio series for a few dollars more. I purchased these L830's for my front L/R and paired them with the LC1 center channel speaker.

The difference in sound compared to my small Onkyo speakers is tremendous. It wasn't until I hooked these speakers up that I noticed how bad my original speakers sounded. The L830's provide a crystal clear sound that is very neutral, and they can drive a decent amount of bass as well, allowing my sub to really focus on the lowest frequencies. My amp is rated at 95 watts a channel, and it seems like the L830's aren't even breaking a sweat even when I crank the volume. It's nice to know there is a lot of untapped power in these speakers, even though I'm not planning to upgrade my amp anytime soon.

Visually, these speakers are beautifully crafted and look very nice. The solid wood construction is very attractive, and the fronts look very cool and modern without the grills on.
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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By C. Horan on February 22, 2012
Color Name: Black
I bought these from another vender due to a sale, but they are wonderful enough to deserve a review here. I normally am skeptical of any speaker in the $400 to $700-$750 range, as by a rule of thumb you can get spectacular speakers for less and the true upgrades to sound start when you climb closer to 1k. These are the first speakers on amazon with this high of a price which I consider a great purchase!

Just some brief highlights and important information so you can quickly see whether these should be on your shortlist or aren't for you:

***These speakers need a large room!!!***.
By which I mean they should be placed at least 1 foot from the wall behind them and the side walls should be at least 5 feet from where you have these, with a few feet (standard) between the two. Assuming you can place them in those conditions...

Imaging(8/10): By this I mean the ability of speakers to "disappear", allowing you to enjoy the sound without being able to easily tell its coming from 2 boxes in front of you. In terms of engineering achievement, it is amazing how well they image considering their huge size. You won't get better imaging without sacrificing dynamic power and very diminished frequency range.

Soundstage(8/10): This is just me, but soundstage is an aspect of imaging. What I mean by this is that sounds will appear to come from distinct locations; such as a bass guitar further back left than the lead singer, or a sound coming from off-screen on a movie appearing to come from the direction the characters are hearing it. Again, I give them the 8/10 when viewed objectively against satellite speakers as well.

Dynamic Range(10/10): Pump as much power as you want into these. They can play LOUD and do so without distortion.
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A. Light on November 28, 2008
Color Name: Cherry
I put these on speaker stands in my master bedroom. Hooked up to my Harmon Kardon AV receiver it is crystal clear, has clean mid-range and the bass is more than adequate. I envisioned needing a subwoofer, but after hearing movies and music I see no need for it. If you are going for wall shaking bass add a sub to the mix. I have a system like that in the entertainment room.

They are beutiful in the cherry finish. I am sure the ashe is as well.

My wife does not like exposed speakers generally, but these are so nice looking she said they make our room more beautiful.

It has a rear baffle so you can't put them right against the wall. Placement 6 - 10 inches away form the wall makes them sing.

They are great.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Dan on March 5, 2008
Color Name: Cherry
Well being the first review on the cherry model I will try to provide enough info. to make it informative while not being too full of "tech you knees".

First impression - they are heavy! The box containing both speakers weighed over fifty pounds. Bet ya I am on the UPS guys deliver last list now. The speakers weigh 22 pounds apiece which usually bodes well.

Appearance - nice. No vinyl and the wood veneer is finished well. One thing you do not notice in the picture is the sides are actually panels added to the main box very much like the Polk LSCI series which is not only eye catching but increases stability.

Quick look inside. Completely insulated, wiring done with thick wire, and internal braces large. JBL did a first class job in not cuttting any corners.

Now for the main event! How do they sound. Bi-wired them to a Pioneer Elite 84, did the set up and sat back. At first a little bright but not to worry you need to break in new electronics. Fast forward three days.....

The best thing about these speakers is nothing. Huh you say. They simply reproduce the sound spectrum accurately. Imaging and seperation is excellant with a wide sound stage. I bought these for my bedroom set-up to replace a pair of Polk Monitor 40s which are good speakers with most sounds but which seemed to stumble a little when hit with a full blast of symphony instruments seeming to lose a couple in transition while the JBLs reproduced the full range. Voices are clear, individual instruments distinct, doesn't wear your ears out and bass for a bookshelf is not bad.

While not quite as accurate as the Polk Rti 10s in my main set-up they work well and it would be hard to find a bookshelf that would put the Ls to shame.

Overall good construction, easy on the eyes, and pumps out some good sounds. Only downside is that if you decide to really rock the house they seem to lose a little something right below nose bleed level.
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