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

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

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 Number: L830-H
  • Color: Black
  • Speaker Amplification Type: Passive
  • Speakers Maximum Output Power: 300 Watts
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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.

Product Details

Color: Black
User Manual [1.98mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 8.8 x 15.2 inches ; 22 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 52.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • Item model number: L830-H
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,507 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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  • Date first available at October 17, 2006
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75 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Tony G. on March 4, 2008
Color: 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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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By C. Horan on February 22, 2012
Color: 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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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A. Light on November 28, 2008
Color: 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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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Dan on March 5, 2008
Color: 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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