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JBL BAR 9.1 True Wireless Surround with Dolby Atmos®

The JBL Bar 9.1 soundbar brings audio experience of a movie theater into your home with two detachable surround speakers and the added punch of Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ 3D sound. With 820 watts of total system power, you can enjoy every Oscar-worthy performance through powerful, crystal-clear audio. Turn up the 10’’ subwoofer for pulse-pounding bass or turn it down and relax with Chromecast and AirPlay music streaming. Immerse yourself in the latest blockbuster or re-live your favorite movie or sport scenes. The most incredible home cinema sound experience is here.

Product Specifications

General Specifications

5.1.4 channel
Power supply 100 - 240VAC, ~ 50/60Hz
Battery charge time 3 hours
Total speaker power output (Max. @THD 1%) 820 W
Main Soundbar output power (Max. @THD 1%) 400
Surround speakers output power (Max. @THD 1%); 2 x 60W
Subwoofer output power (Max. @THD 1%); 300
Soundbar transducer 4×racetrack drivers + 2 × up-firing full-range drivers+3 × 0.75” (20mm) tweeter
Surround transducer (per piece) up-firing full-range driver + 0.75” (20mm) tweeter
Subwoofer transducer 10"
Operating temperature 0°C - 45°C
Standby for Soundbar (when all wireless connections are deactivated) < 0.5 W
Networked standby (Soundbar) < 6.0 W
Networked standby (Subwoofer) < 2.0 W
Time to standby <10 minutes
This equipment complies with European Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 and (EU) No 801/2013. The Soundbar unit is considered as networked equipment with high network availability (HiNA equipment and equipment with HiNA functionality) as it provides wireless network access point for two wireless Surround speakers and one wireless Subwoofer.

Audio Specifications

HDMI HDCP version 2.3
1 Optical, Bluetooth, Chromecast, AirPlay2, USB

Dimension Specifications

Soundbar dimensions (WxHxD); 884 x 62 x 120 (mm)/ 34.8” x 2.4” x 4.7”
Detachable surround speaker, per piece 173 x 60 x 120 (mm) / 6.8” x 2.4” x 4.7”
Subwoofer dimensions (WxHxD); 305 x 440 x 305(mm) / 12.0" x 17.3" x 12.0"
Soundbar weight 3.64 kg/ 8.0 lb
Detachable surround speaker 0.72 kg x 2/ 1.6 lb x2
Subwoofer weight 11.10 kg / 24.5 lb

Control Connect Specifications

USB port Type A
USB rating 5 V/ 500 mA
Supported file format MP3
MP3 codec MPEG 1 Layer 2/3, MPEG 2 Layer 3, MPEG 2.5 Layer 3
MP3 sampling rate; 16 KHz - 48 KHz
MP3 bitrate 80 kbps - 320 kbps
USB Port; (USB playback is available in US version. For other versions, USB is for Service only.)
Bluetooth version 4.2
Bluetooth profile A2DP V1.2/ AVRCP V1.5
Bluetooth frequency range; 2402MHz-2480MHz
Bluetooth Max. transmitting power 13dbm  (EIRP)
Modulation Type GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
Wi-Fi network IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)
2.4G Wi-Fi frequency range 2412 – 2472 MHz (2.4GHz ISM Band, USA 11 Channels, Europe and others 13 Channels)
2.4G Wi-Fi Max. transmitting power 20 dBm (EIRP)
Modulation Type DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, QPSK, BPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM
5G Wi-Fi frequency range 5.15 - 5.35 GHz, 5.470-5.725 GHz, 5.725 - 5.825 GHz
5G Wi-Fi Max. transmitting power 22 dBm (EIRP)
Modulation Type QPSK, BPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM
5G Wireless frequency range 5180.0 - 5240.0MHz (Except Europe), 5725.0 - 5825.0MHz
5G Max. transmitting power 13 dBm (EIRP)
Modulation Type QPSK
Please consult the documents for in-depth specs

Documents & Downloads


What’s in the Box

  • 1x Main Soundbar
  • 2x Detachable wireless surround speakers
  • 1x Wireless subwoofer
  • Remote control with 2 x batteries
  • Power cords (up to 8pcs depending on region SKUs)
  • HDMI cable x1
  • 2 x L-shape Wall-mount bracket (Main Bar) + 2 x U-shape Wall-mount bracket (for Surround Speakers) kit with screws
  • Quick start guide
  • Warranty card
  • Safety sheet
JBL BAR 9.1 True Wireless Surround with Dolby Atmos® - What's in the Box

FAQs & How-Tos

How to find the MAC address

NOTE: Apple IOS users are not able to find their MAC address in Google Home app due to privacy policies in the USA and European market.

We advise setting up your device on a less secure network. Log into the router and retrieve the MAC address for your device then add it to your preferred network.

Instructions below are for Android only

  1. Open your Google Home app Google Home app
  2. Enable Bluetooth User-added image on your device.
  3. Enable Location service User-added image on your Android device.
    1. Remember to "Allow" Google Home to view your location while using the app (You are asked during setup of the Google Home app).
    2. In case you denied access go to Settings User-added image Apps User-added image Google Home User-added image Permissions User-added image Allow to view Location.
  4. When you at selecting the Wi-Fi network from the list of available networks, before tapping on your network you need to get the MAC address.
    1. Tap  the User-added image located top right corner.
    2. In the pop-up menu press "Show MAC address" User-added image Write down the MAC Address.
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You can now add the MAC address to your local Wireless router or system if your configuration requires this before installing the device on your network.

Finding the MAC address after speaker is installed

  1. Open your Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap on  to view your home.
  3. Find your room User-added image.
  4. In the top right corner tap Settings icon User-added image.
  5. ​Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. You will see some system information and the MAC address as well.
Learn how to troubleshoot when you can’t connect your Google Assistant device to your home Wi-Fi network.

The Checklist

Let us walk-through a list of things needed to ensure every requirement is met.

  1. Check your mobile device if that is able to connect to same Wireless network.
  2. Make sure you are within range of your Wireless router.
  3. Check the Wireless signal on your mobile device, does it have a weak signal then move closer to the router.
  4. Try both Wireless network bands 2.4GHz and 5GHz in case one of them are failing.
    1. You will have longer range with 2.4GHz, but less performance and most of the times a crowded network (many devices are using 2.4GHz band).
    2. You will have less interference with 5GHz and higher performance, however, the range of the 5GHz network has shorter range.
  5. Try using a different mobile device, if you have one.
  6. Reboot your Wireless network router and your mobile device.
Watch the video below for help with setting up your Google Assistant device.

Wireless Network Extender

Some houses or apartments can be too big for one Wireless network router to cover it all.
Let's talk about the issues that might appear with an Extender network.

  1. Network Extenders that will help cover poor signal in your home, often results in poor connection and low speed performance.
  2. Often the Network Extender is a low budget device or not suited for having too many devices attached to it.
  3. Placement of the speaker is crucial as you can put it in a place where it could connect to either main Wireless router or the Extender, that will confuse Wireless network devices.
  4. To solve this issue, try move the speaker closer to main router or have fewer devices attached to your Wireless Extender.
  5. In addition, always use 5GHz connection between your Network extender and main router (best solution and performance).

One Wireless Network Name (SSID)

  1. You may have set the Wireless Network SSID (Wi-Fi network name) to one big Wireless network (With a main router + Extender(s).
  2. If the JBL LINK device is within range of both Wireless networks (Main router & Extender) then it can get confused with which one to connect to.
  3. To solve this issue, using two different name for your extended network will help with the performance of the JBL LINK Speaker and Google Assistant request.


How to restore factory default settings on your device
With our JBL BAR 9.1 Surround there is two types of resets, one is to reset the WiFi settings and last one is to restore factory default settings. Let us walk through each one of them. Resetting WiFi settings Turn on your JBL BAR 9.1 Surround. Press and hold POWER button down for more than 10 seconds. All of your WiFi configuration is lost and you need to reinstall it again. Use the Google Home app to install the device on your WiFi network. Resetting to Factory default settings Turn on your JBL BAR 9.1 Surround Press and hold POWER and SOURCE button for 3 seconds. Your device is now reset. You can now start allover with installing your BAR 9.1 Surround.
BAR 9.1 - battery status
The Mute+ATMOS combination button press to determine the Battery Status was originally designed for production line testing, not for consumer usage.  We determined that this testing method was inaccurate and began testing using specialized external equipment.  As of Software Version V21.13.11.80, the ability to check Battery Status inaccurately has been removed.

When charging the satellite speakers you can be confident that the Battery Status is 100% when the LED indicator goes  out.  As well, when the LED begins blinking red, you are at 20% and should recharge or plug in your speakers.
How to perform sound calibration?

− Make sure that your room is quiet;
− Make sure that the soundbar and the two detachable rear speakers are fully in sight of each other, without obstacles in between.
− Make sure that the left and right rear speakers are properly placed, the L speaker on the left and the R speaker on the right.

The calibration is done in two steps: Listening zone & Speaker position

Calibrate the listening zone

1. Place the detachable rear speakers beside your seating position.

2. On the remote control, press and hold HDMI until “1-CALIBRATION” is displayed on the soundbar.
→ Countdown starts from 5 to 1.
→ Calibration tone is heard. Audio calibration starts.
→ “CALIBRATING”: Calibration ongoing.
→ “1-DONE”: Calibration of the listening zone is completed successfully.

Calibrate the speaker position

1. Place the detachable rear speakers in your desired location.

2. On the remote control, press and hold HDMI until “2-CALIBRATION” is displayed on the soundbar.
→ Countdown starts from 5 to 1.
→ Calibration tone is heard. Audio calibration starts.
→ “CALIBRATING”: Calibration ongoing.
→ “2-DONE”: Calibration of the speaker position is completed successfully.
3. To select suitable surround sound level, press repeatedly to switch between high, low or middle (default).

− During calibration, all buttons on the remote control are disabled except for STANDBY and HDMI.
− “SETUP FAILED” is displayed if calibration failed.

What are the benefits of having the soundbar connected to WiFi?
You are able to enjoy wireless streaming via Chromecast and Airplay from your devices. This will also give you the opportunity to do multi-room playback. At the same time, the product will be able to automatically update, when there is software improvements available.
What is the length?
JBL Bar 9.1 is 884 mm (without the surrounds in charging position). Surrounds add approx. 160 mm on each side, in charging position.
How to connect to your WiFi network
You can enjoy streaming your favorite music over WiFi to your JBL BAR 9.1 Surround by adding it to your network. Turn on your soundbar. Download the Google Home app to your phone. Enable Bluetooth and Location services on your device. Open Google Home app Follow the instructions given in the app. You are now connected to your WiFi network and can enjoy streaming music to your system. The soundbar will now be able to automatically update, to make sure the performance is the best at all times.
BAR 9.1: Software Update Release Notes
BAR 9.1
Software Update Release Notes
Version:  V22.01.31.80
Release Date:  May 19, 2022
Release Media:  OTA (over the air) Automatic Upgrade and/or USB
Filename:  JBL Bar9.1 TWS ver
  1. Fixed a grouping issue with other Chromecast built-in speakers (read below):
    1. 3rd party Chromecast built-in speakers using a Google SDK less than 1.52GM2 can not be grouped with 1st party Google speakers any longer. This update brings the Bar 9.1 up to 1.52GM2, which means once again, it can be grouped with 1st party Google speakers
  2. Software update resolves the issues with the "Google Home" app if you are using an Android phone (read below):
    1. Speakers with an SDK less than 1.52GM2 set up with a Google Pixel phone need to use a new, additional app called the "Device Utility app" to complete the Wi-Fi setup. After this update, customers may use the Google Home app as normal for Wi-Fi setup
  3. General software and performance improvements:
    1. Sometimes there was a 0.5sec audio drop during ARC streaming with PCM format, now improved!
    2. Import MTK patch to solve continuous distortion after connecting Apple TV to a Sony TV while playing PCM stream in eARC source.

Note:  This software upgrade is not applicable for JBL Bar 9.1 China version.
注意:此软件升级不适用于JBL Bar 9.1中国版。

Version:  V21.23.11.80
Release Date:  June 8th, 2021
Release Media:  OTA (over the air) Automatic Upgrade and/or USB
Filename:  JBL Bar9.1 TWS ver

1.    Improve calibration success rate in some cases.
2.    Improve compatibility of some “ATMOS” Netflix streaming content. 
3.    Improve LED Display messages.

Note:  This software upgrade is not applicable for JBL Bar 9.1 China version.
注意:此软件升级不适用于JBL Bar 9.1中国版。

Version:  V21.13.11.80
Release Date:  April 8, 2021
Release Media:  OTA (over the air) Automatic Upgrade and/or USB
Filename:  JBL Bar9.1 TWS ver
  • Improves Soundbar Optical, HDMI, and ARC Compatibility with TV.
  • Improves Bluetooth connectivity for mobile devices.
  • Improved LED Display Messages.
  • Bug fix to remove detachable speakers battery level checking due to imprecise readings.
NOTE:  This software update is not applicable to the JBL BAR 9.1 China version.

注意:此软件升级不适用于JBL Bar 9.1中国版。

How can I play content with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X sound?
To play the surround sound with DOLBY ATMOS or DTS:X, connect your Blu-ray player or other digital device to the HDMI input connector on the soundbar. If the TV support Dolby ATMOS, served over HDMI ARC, just make sure it is selected in the TV setting menu. To select the most suitable amount of sound effect of DOLBY ATMOS and DTS:X, press on the remote control ATMOS level button, to switch between MID, HIGH, LOW or OFF. Note: If your TV has an eARC HDMI input, you can connect your Blu-ray player or other digital device to the HDMI IN connector on the TV.

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