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JBL Bar 5.1 Surround

The impressive JBL Bar 5.1 Surround delivers the ultimate home cinematic experience. Bring everything you watch to life with 550 Watts of power and a 10’’ subwoofer: the driving bass of an action movie, the tension of a thriller or the beauty of a nature documentary. Built-in Chromecast and Airplay 2 lets you stream and manage online content, and Bluetooth means your streamed music sounds great, too. Amazing surround sound comes from JBL MultiBeam™ technology. JBL has powered the world’s movie theatres for more than 75 years. Now you can bring that power home.

Product Specifications

General Specifications

Model Bar 5.1 CNTR (Soundbar Unit), BAR 5.1 SUB (Subwoofer Unit)
Power supply 100 - 240V AC, ~ 50/60Hz
Soundbar output power (Max. @THD 1%) 5 x 50W
Subwoofer output power (Max. @THD 1%) 300W
standby power <0.5W
networked standby power <2.0W
Operating temperature 0°C - 45°C
BAR 5.1 SURROUND is in compliance with European Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 and (EU) No 801/2013.
Off Mode N/A
Network Standby <2.0W
Time to standby <20minutes
* Standby in the condition of all wireless connections of Soundbar are deactivated, if no provide any audio or video signal to the Soundbar unit, the Soundbar unit will automatically into standby mode in 10 minutes.
* Networked standby in the condition of any wireless connection of Soundbar is activated, if no provide any audio or video signal to the Soundbar unit, the Subwoofer and Soundbar unit will automatically into networked standby mode in 10 minutes.
Any audio or video recover will bring device from standby to operation mode.

Audio Specifications

Total speaker power output (Max. @THD 1%) 550W
Max SPL 103dB
Frequency response 40Hz - 20KHz
Audio inputs 1 Optical, Bluetooth, USB (USB playback is available in US version. For other versions, USB is for Service only.)
MP3 Codec MPEG 1 Layer 2/3, MPEG 2 Layer 3, MPEG 2.5 Layer 3
MP3 sampling rate 16KHz - 48 KHz
MP3 bitrate 80kbps - 320kbps

Dimension Specifications

Soundbar transducer 5 x 4690” racetrack drivers +2 x 1.25” side-firing tweeters
Subwoofer transducer 10”
Dimensions (W x H x D) 1018 x 58 x 100mm / 40” x 2.28” x 3.94” (Soundbar); 305 x 440 x 305mm / 12” x 17.3” x 12” (Subwoofer)
Weight 2.85KG (Soundbar); 10.62Kg (Subwoofer)

Control Connect Specifications

USB port Type A
USB rating 5V DC, 0.5A
Supporting file format mp3, wav
Bluetooth version 4.2
Bluetooth profile A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.5
Bluetooth frequency range 2402MHz - 2480MHz
Bluetooth Max. transmitting power <11dBm (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 – 2472MHz (2.4GHz ISM Band, USA 11 Channels, Europe and others 13 Channels)
2.4G Wi-Fi Max. transmitting power <20dBm
Modulation Type DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, QPSK, BPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM
5G Wi-Fi frequency range 5.15 - 5.35GHz, 5.725 - 5.825GHz
5G Wi-Fi Max. transmitting power <22dBm
Modulation Type QPSK, BPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM
5G Wireless frequency range 5161.35 - 5245.35MHz, 5736.35 - 5820.35MHz
5G Max. transmitting power <9dBm (EIRP)
Modulation Type π/4 DQPSK
Please consult the documents for in-depth specs

Documents & Downloads

Videos

FAQs & How-Tos

  • How To Use Alexa MRM (Multi-Room Music) on Wi-Fi

    1. On an Android or iOS device, add the Soundbar to your home WiFi network through the JBL BAR Setup App.
    2. Follow the App instructions to complete setup.
    3. Sign in with your Amazon Alexa account. If you do not have, create one.BAR5.1SURROUND alexa multiroom 1.pngBAR5.1SURROUND alexa multiroom 2.png
    4. With the Alexa MRM multi-room music playback, you can stream music on your Android or iOS devices to multiple Amazon Alexa speakers. BAR5.1SURROUND alexa multiroom 3.png

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    Getting started
  • How to connect to your WiFi network

    You can enjoy streaming your favorite music over WiFi to your JBL BAR 5.1 Surround by adding it to your network.

    Connecting to WiFi
    • Turn on your soundbar.
    • Download the Google Home app to your phone.
      • Available on Android and Apple.
    • Enable Bluetooth, Location services on your Android device.
    • Enable Bluetooth on your Apple 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.

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    Product information
  • How to restore factory default settings on your device

    With our JBL BAR 5.1 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
    1. Turn on your JBL BAR 5.1 Surround.
    2. Press and hold POWER button down for more than 10 seconds.
    3. 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
    1. Turn on your JBL BAR 5.1 Surround
    2. Press and hold POWER and SOURCE button for 3 seconds.
    3. Your device is now reset.
    You can now start allover with installing your BAR 5.1 Surround.​​​​

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    Troubleshooting
  • Adding Amazon Account

    If you have already setup your JBL BAR 5.1 SURROUND with Google Home or AirPlay, you can now sign into your Amazon account via the JBL BAR Setup App.  Just download the app and follow the instructions.

    Category:

    Getting started
  • How To Check Software Version

    To find out the software version, press and hold the [VOL- ] and [SOURCE] buttons simultaneously.  The software version will scroll across the front display.
     

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    Product information
  • How To Manual Update Software: BAR 5.1 Surround

    1. Press and hold the [VOL- ] and [SOURCE] buttons simultaneously.  The software version will scroll across the front display.
    2. If a newer software version is available, download it from the JBL website.
    3. Copy the two files to the Root directory of an empty USB thumb drive.
      • Update.zip
      • Checksum.txt
    4. On the bar, press and hold the [POWER] and [SOURCE] buttons for more than 10 seconds.  This will reset the BAR 5.1 Surround.
    5. Insert the USB thumb drive into the USB port on the rear panel of the bar.
    6. On the bar, press and hold the [POWER] and [VOL-] buttons for more than 10 seconds to begin the software update process.
    7. "UPDATING" will appear on the front display of the bar.
    8. Wait for the software update to complete.  The unit will reboot and go back to standby.
    9. Turn unit on.
    10. Press and hold the [VOL- ] and [SOURCE] buttons simultaneously.  The new software version will scroll across the front display.
    BAR5.1SURROUND software update 1.png

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    Recommendations
  • 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

  • BAR 5.1 SURROUND: Software Update Release Notes

    BAR 5.1 SURROUND
    Software Update Release Notes
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    Version:  20-43-51-00
    Release Date:  December 18, 2020 
    • Improves Soundbar HDMI ARC inter-operability
    • Enables Alexa MRM (Multi-Room Music) functionality.
    • Download the “JBL BAR Setup” App onto your Android or iOS smartphone/tablet to setup WiFi and link it to your Alexa account to enjoy this new feature.
    IOS App version: 1.0.8813
    Android App version: 1.0.8924

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