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JBL Bar 5.1

The JBL Bar 5.1 transforms from a soundbar into a true wireless 5.1 home theater system for an epic movie and music-listening experience. The soundbar features two detachable battery-powered wireless surround speakers with up to 10-hours of playtime, 510W of total system power, a 10” wireless subwoofer, three HDMI™ inputs to connect 4K devices and Bluetooth™. With Dolby® Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS, your movies, music and video games will never sound more incredible. The soundbar features JBL SoundShift®, which allows you to instantly switch between the sound from your TV and the Bluetooth sound from your mobile phone or tablet. The soundbar is programmed to respond to your TV remote, so you can control everything with your existing TV remote control. The JBL Bar 5.1 re-defines the soundbar experience.

Product Specifications

General Specifications

Total Maximum Power 510W
Max SPL 104dB
Frequency Response 35Hz to 20KHz
Soundbar Weight 3.9kg \ 8.6 lbs
Subwoofer Weight 13 Kg \ 28.7 lbs
Surround Speaker Weight: 0.6kg \ 1.3 lbs

Dimension Specifications

Subwoofer Transducer Size 10"
Soundbar Transducer Size 6 x 2.25" racetrack drivers, 3 x 1.25" tweeter
Soundbar Dimensions (W x H x D) 1148 x 58 x 93 (mm)\ 45" x 2.3" x 3.7"
Subwoofer Dimensions (W x H x D) 305 x 440 x 305 (mm) \ 16" x 12" x 12"
Surround Speaker Dimensions (W x H x D) 165 x 59 x 93 (mm)\ 6.5" x 2.3" x 3.7"

Control Connect Specifications

Audio inputs 1 Analog, 1 Optical, Bluetooth
Please consult the documents for in-depth specs

Documents & Downloads

Videos

What’s in the Box

  • Soundbar
  • Wireless subwoofer
  • 2 x Wireless surround sound speakers
  • Remote control with battery
  • Power cables (up to 5pcs depending on region SKUs)
  • HDMI cable
  • AUX cable
  • Optical cable
  • Calibration microphone
  • Wall mount bracket kit
  • Quick start guide
  • Warranty card
  • Safety sheet

FAQs & How-Tos

What is the distance between wall-mounts on JBL BAR soundbars
The distance between wall-mounts centers are: JBL BAR Studio: 45 cm. JBL BAR 2.1: 70 cm. JBL BAR 3.1: 70 cm. JBL BAR 5.1: 61 cm JBL BAR 5.1 Surround: 71.85 cm JBL BAR 9.1: 55,5 cm
My TV turns off when I'm powering off my soundbar, why?
This is most likely due to CEC function. Some our soundbars supports CEC commands from your TV, and if some CEC commands will make the speaker react in a way you do not like, we suggest you disable all CEC functions from your TV. Please note, that your Soundbar will not turn on when your TV is turned on, due to disabling the CEC function.
Are CEC commands supported by the JBL Bar Studio, Bar 2.1, Bar 3.1, Bar 5.1, and Bar 9.1?
The JBL Bar series soundbars supports three CEC commands: - System Standby - One Touch Play - Audio Return Channel.
How do I pair the subwoofer to my JBL BAR soundbar if pairing does not happen automatically?
Normal pairing is automatic, and happens when you first switch both devices on. If pairing does not take place automatically, or you have to force new pairing, here is what to do: Turn on the soundbar and the subwoofer. If the connection is lost, the LED indicator on the subwoofer blinks slowly. Second, press the CONNECT button on the subwoofer to enter pairing mode. The LED indicator on the subwoofer blinks quickly. Third, press and hold the DIM DISPLAY button on the remote control for 5 seconds, followed by short press on BASS+, and BASS- button in sequence. Panel display will show “PAIRING”. If pairing succeeds, the LED indicator on the subwoofer lights up, and the soundbar display will show "DONE”. If pairing fails, the indicator on the subwoofer blinks slowly. Lastly, if the pairing fails, repeat the steps above. If you have continued trouble performing the pairing, please try to switch off all wireless devices in the home, then try again. This means routers, TV sets with wireless functions, telephones, computers etc. Since overcrowding on the 2.4 GHz frequency now often causes problems, eliminating all this activity makes space for the Bar to establish its connection, and you should be able to pair without problems. Afterwards, you can switch your devices on again. Often, all will now work fine, and if not, you will know which devices are doing the interference.
Is Bluetooth APT X streaming supported by the JBL Bar Studio, Bar 2.1, Bar 3.1, Bar 5.1 and Bar 9.1?
The speaker uses Bluetooth version 4.2 but does NOT support APT X.
How can I reset the JBL Bar 2.1, JBL Bar 3.1 and JBL Bar 5.1?
Press and hold the Source, Vol+ and Vol- buttons at the same time until you see the text "reset" on the soundbar's display.
What is the distance between wall-mounts on JBL BAR soundbars
The distance between wall-mounts centers are: JBL BAR Studio: 45 cm. JBL BAR 2.1: 70 cm. JBL BAR 3.1: 70 cm. JBL BAR 5.1: 61 cm JBL BAR 5.1 Surround: 71.85 cm JBL BAR 9.1: 55,5 cm
Is Bluetooth APT X streaming supported by the JBL Bar Studio, Bar 2.1, Bar 3.1, Bar 5.1 and Bar 9.1?
The speaker uses Bluetooth version 4.2 but does NOT support APT X.
Is there a visual display on the JBL Bar Studio, Bar 2.1, Bar 3.1, Bar 5.1, and Bar 9.1?
Yes. All but the Bar Studio model have an LED display on the soundbar's front panel. The display tells which source input, volume level, and sound feature you are on. You are able to dim the display, using the remote, during low light usage.
Can I program my TV remote to the JBL Bar Studio, Bar 2.1, Bar 3.1, Bar 5.1 and Bar 9.1?
Yes. Out-the-box the JBL Bar series soundbar recognizes volume and mute controls from the most common TV remote controls. The JBL Bar series has IR learning. You can use this feature to teach the soundbar to response to your TV's remote control as well.
Does the soundbar upscale my video to 4K resolution?
The soundbar passes through content from a 4K video source but does not upscale video to 4K.
Can I program my TV remote to the JBL Bar Studio, Bar 2.1, Bar 3.1, Bar 5.1 and Bar 9.1?
Yes. Out-the-box the JBL Bar series soundbar recognizes volume and mute controls from the most common TV remote controls. The JBL Bar series has IR learning. You can use this feature to teach the soundbar to response to your TV's remote control as well.
My wireless surround speakers are experience sound interference.

If you find yourself encountering audio dropouts or interference coming from your surround speakers when they are not docked on the main unit, here are a couple of tips to try to remedy that.

1. Try moving any wireless routers that are near the sound bar further away.

2. Reboot router so it can auto select a new frequency channel, since the sound bar and router may be on the same channel resulting in audible interferences

3. Re-position the surround speakers so they are closer to the main unit.

4. Re-calibrate the surround speakers

5. Adjust the volume on the sound bar and gradually raise the volume, if driven to hard the sound bar speakers can distort

How do I pair the subwoofer to my JBL BAR soundbar if pairing does not happen automatically?
Normal pairing is automatic, and happens when you first switch both devices on. If pairing does not take place automatically, or you have to force new pairing, here is what to do: Turn on the soundbar and the subwoofer. If the connection is lost, the LED indicator on the subwoofer blinks slowly. Second, press the CONNECT button on the subwoofer to enter pairing mode. The LED indicator on the subwoofer blinks quickly. Third, press and hold the DIM DISPLAY button on the remote control for 5 seconds, followed by short press on BASS+, and BASS- button in sequence. Panel display will show “PAIRING”. If pairing succeeds, the LED indicator on the subwoofer lights up, and the soundbar display will show "DONE”. If pairing fails, the indicator on the subwoofer blinks slowly. Lastly, if the pairing fails, repeat the steps above. If you have continued trouble performing the pairing, please try to switch off all wireless devices in the home, then try again. This means routers, TV sets with wireless functions, telephones, computers etc. Since overcrowding on the 2.4 GHz frequency now often causes problems, eliminating all this activity makes space for the Bar to establish its connection, and you should be able to pair without problems. Afterwards, you can switch your devices on again. Often, all will now work fine, and if not, you will know which devices are doing the interference.
BAR 5.1: Software Update Release Notes
BAR 5.1
Software Update Release Notes
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Version:  V17.07
Release Date:  February 26, 2021
Release Media:  USB
Filename:  Unify.BIN
  • Improves Soundbar Optical, HDMI, and ARC Compatibility with TV.
  • Improved LED Display Messages
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Instructions for software upgrade
 
  1. Download the latest software version from JBL.com and bin file: Unify.BIN
  2. Prepare one empty USB Stick and create a new folder (named “UPG”) in the root directory, then copy the bin file to the new UPG folder.
  3. Please mount the two detachable speakers onto the main Soundbar and subwoofer upgrade port to AUX input, then power on the Soundbar.
  4. Please insert the USB Stick into the Soundbar USB port on its rear panel and long-press: [POWER] and [VOL- ] on the Soundbar for 10 seconds to start the software upgrade. Wait for the software upgrade to complete. The Soundbar will go back to standby mode.
  5. To Check Software version: 
  • Press and hold the DIM DISPLAY button on the remote control for 5 seconds in any source, followed by the short press of the SOUND MODE and then the short press of the NIGHT MODE button.
  • To check the subwoofer software version, please connect the subwoofer to Soundbar via a 3.5mm AUX-in cable and follow the above procedure
Is there a visual display on the JBL Bar Studio, Bar 2.1, Bar 3.1, Bar 5.1, and Bar 9.1?
Yes. All but the Bar Studio model have an LED display on the soundbar's front panel. The display tells which source input, volume level, and sound feature you are on. You are able to dim the display, using the remote, during low light usage.
I can't listen to music on my JBL Soundbar while the TV is off. How can I change this?
The TV turns on with the soundbar. This is caused by CEC commands from your TV via the HDMI port. Please disable these functions on your TV, to use the soundbar while TV is off.
Are CEC commands supported by the JBL Bar Studio, Bar 2.1, Bar 3.1, Bar 5.1, and Bar 9.1?
The JBL Bar series soundbars supports three CEC commands: - System Standby - One Touch Play - Audio Return Channel.
What are the sound modes on the JBL Bar Studio, Bar 2.1, Bar 3.1, and Bar 5.1?
There are 5 sound modes: - Standard - Movie - Music - Voice - Sports Out the box, "Standard" sound mode is the default setting. The display on the soundbar's front panel will show which mode you are in (excluding the Bar Studio) Dotted LED lights on the side of the JBL Studio indicates when sound more your are in, the patterns are as follows: - Standard: One LED dot - Movie: Two LED dots - Music: Three LED dots - Voice: Four LED dots - Sports: Five LED dots
BAR 5.1: Software Update Release Notes
BAR 5.1
Software Update Release Notes
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Version:  V17.07
Release Date:  February 26, 2021
Release Media:  USB
Filename:  Unify.BIN
  • Improves Soundbar Optical, HDMI, and ARC Compatibility with TV.
  • Improved LED Display Messages
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Instructions for software upgrade
 
  1. Download the latest software version from JBL.com and bin file: Unify.BIN
  2. Prepare one empty USB Stick and create a new folder (named “UPG”) in the root directory, then copy the bin file to the new UPG folder.
  3. Please mount the two detachable speakers onto the main Soundbar and subwoofer upgrade port to AUX input, then power on the Soundbar.
  4. Please insert the USB Stick into the Soundbar USB port on its rear panel and long-press: [POWER] and [VOL- ] on the Soundbar for 10 seconds to start the software upgrade. Wait for the software upgrade to complete. The Soundbar will go back to standby mode.
  5. To Check Software version: 
  • Press and hold the DIM DISPLAY button on the remote control for 5 seconds in any source, followed by the short press of the SOUND MODE and then the short press of the NIGHT MODE button.
  • To check the subwoofer software version, please connect the subwoofer to Soundbar via a 3.5mm AUX-in cable and follow the above procedure
How can I reset the JBL Bar 2.1, JBL Bar 3.1 and JBL Bar 5.1?
Press and hold the Source, Vol+ and Vol- buttons at the same time until you see the text "reset" on the soundbar's display.
What are the sound modes on the JBL Bar Studio, Bar 2.1, Bar 3.1, and Bar 5.1?
There are 5 sound modes: - Standard - Movie - Music - Voice - Sports Out the box, "Standard" sound mode is the default setting. The display on the soundbar's front panel will show which mode you are in (excluding the Bar Studio) Dotted LED lights on the side of the JBL Studio indicates when sound more your are in, the patterns are as follows: - Standard: One LED dot - Movie: Two LED dots - Music: Three LED dots - Voice: Four LED dots - Sports: Five LED dots
My sound bar's dialogue is too low/the surround effects are too loud.
When listening to multichannel content you may find that your dialogue isn’t coming in as clear, or your surround effects are louder than you’d like. Our sound bars have a feature called ‘Smart Mode’ that implement our unique JBL Surround Sound as well as other tailored EQ settings. While these are great for content that needs a helping hand, for some multi-channel content it can be overwhelming. If you feel like you’re running into this, you can disable ‘Smart Mode'.

To disable the smart mode, do the following:
1. On the remote control, press and hold MUTE for more than 3 seconds. Press Volume Up (+)
--> Current mode is displayed. "ON SMART MODE": The smart mode is enabled. 
2. Repeat Step 1.
--> You Switch to another mode. "OFF SMART MODE": The standard mode is enabled
--> Next time you switch on the sound bar, the smart mode is enabled again automatically. 

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