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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) 440 x 305 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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 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
  • What is the length?

    JBL Bar 5.1 is approx. 115 cm long with the surround speakers in charging position. The bar itself is 85 cm long without the surrounds.

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    Product information
  • 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. 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.

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  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • JBL Bar 2.1 and 3.1: surround channels?

    It is not possible to add more speakers to the Bar 2.1 and 3.1 soundbars.
    The surround speakers that are part of the Bar 5.1 can only be used with Bar 5.1.
  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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
  • 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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