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MF MD HG Ask Our Gearheads 07-08-14

JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor   (Used)

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      5" near-field studio monitor, ideal for home and project studios.

      The LSR305, part of JBL’s 3 Series studio monitors, is a 5” powered studio monitor delivering professional performance at an affordable price points. 3 Series Powered Studio Monitors are first to incorporate JBL’s exciting new technology, the Image Control Waveguide. In conjunction with 3 Series high-performance transducers and system components, the Image Control Waveguide lets you hear detail and depth in recordings as you've never heard before.

      The LSR305’s 5” long-throw woofer and its 1” damped woven composite Neodymium tweeter are designed from the ground up to reproduce the powerful transients and micro dynamics of your mix. These drivers deliver impressive deep bass and smooth high frequency response beyond the range of human hearing.

      JBL’s Patented Slip Stream™ low frequency port design works in concert with the woofer to produce deep bass response at all playback levels. The double-flared shape of the port is precisely engineered for greater low-frequency extension and reduced turbulence.

      Big Power, Big Sound
      3 Series efficient Class D Amplifiers provide abundant power to deliver the output and dynamic headroom needed for the most demanding production styles

      Professional Balanced Inputs
      Balanced XLR and 1/4” (6 mm) TRS inputs give you the options you need to connect your 3 Series to any signal source while maintaining professional signal quality.

      Selectable Input Sensitivity
      The -10 dB/+4 dB sensitivity switch ensures compatibility with a broad range of signal sources, allowing you to connect the 3 Series to high output professional gear without any danger of input overload.

      LF Trim and HF Trim “TRIM” switches for both the Low and High Frequencies give you excellent control over the 3 Series sound in “your” room. Use these to fine-tune the amount of bass and treble you hear to compensate for room acoustics, program material and your personal taste.

      JBL Professional Reliability
      Prior to becoming a production-ready design, each 3 Series model is subjected to JBL’s tough 100-hour power test, in which the speaker is required to play continually at full output for 100 hours without failure. This demanding test ensures your 3 Series speakers will deliver years of reliable performance.

      JBL LSR Design - Your Music Needs a Point of Reference
      While most manufacturers take only a single on axis measurement of the speaker’s performance, this doesn’t tell how it will sound in your room. JBL’s LSR Linear Spatial Reference design criteria requires seventy-two measurements yielding more than 1,200 times more data, enabling JBL to engineer a speaker that “sounds right” in any working space. With LSR design, 3 Series Studio Monitors deliver superior accuracy regardless of the size and shape of your room, so your mixes “hit their mark” when heard on any playback system.

      Features

      • 2-way powered studio monitor
      • 5” long-throw woofer
      • 1” damped woven composite Neodymium tweete
      • Renowned JBL transducers
      • Efficient Class D Amplifiers
      • Professional balanced XLR/TRS input connections
      • Selectable input sensitivity
      • LF and HF trim switches

      Get JBL sound for your mix, at a price most home studios can afford.

       

      LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor Specifications:

      • Powered Yes
      • Power Configuration Bi-Amplified
      • Enclosure Type Ported
      • LF Driver Size 5"
      • HF Driver Size 1"
      • HF Driver Type Soft Dome
      • OK for use near to magnetically sensitive equipment Yes
      • HF Driver Power Amp 41W Class D
      • LF Driver Power Amp 41W Class D
      • Frequency Range 43Hz-24khz
      • Maximum Peak SPL 108 dB SPL C-Weighted
      • Maximum Peak Input Level +23 dBu
      • Input Types 1 x XLR, 1 x TRS Balanced
      • HF Trim Control +2 dB, 0, -2 dB
      • LF Trim Control : +2 dB, 0, -2 dB
      • AC Input Voltage 100-240 VAC +/- 10% 50/60 Hz
      • Height 11.75 inches
      • Width 9.37 inches
      • Depth 9.88 inches
      • Weight 10.12 lbs
      • Manufacturer Part LSR305
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      JBLLSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor
       
      4.8

      (based on 9 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

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      • 4 Stars

         

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      • 3 Stars

         

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good audio (9)
      • Compact (7)
      • Easy to use (7)
      • Versatile (6)
      • Lightweight (5)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home studio (8)
        • Amateur recording (7)
        • Professional recording (5)
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        5.0

        Best first pair of monitors ever!

        By Naff

        from Odenton, MD

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

          These are so clear! I could write a long story about my experience with these so far, but long story short, i was going to buy a pair of KRK rokits when someone recommended these over them. It all comes down to personal preference, but i am here to tell you i personally think these are the best monitors out there for your buck. I even payed 125 each for them brand new on a sale. Go and listen to them yourself in person and i'm sure you'll be happy you did!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Buy

          By Musicpal

          from NY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Great Price
          • High quality
          • Lightweight
          • Multiple Genres
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Mastering
          • Mixing
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

          I did tons of research before buying these monitors and so happen to buy them at a great price (buy one get the other half off) here at MF which they still have them currently at the same deal.They sound clean and clear with great bass response as well as highs and mid. They seem adequate to be a high level Home studio monitors for mixing your tracks and maybe even mastering if your room is treated well enough. They sounds great with multiple genres and oh yeah,, they are loud and I havent even cranked them to my mixers and monitors max.. Look mom,, no distortion at extremely high volume! The JBL LSR305 are way better than any other competing monitor in its price range especially with the buy one get half off the other. My montiors are hooked up to a Mackie Onyx820i (firewire and analog mixer) using logic as my DAW and Novations Zero SLMKii to control my DAW. Great way to set up for flow of creativity. Musicians friend is my one stop shop for the studio, and musicians necessities at great deals (stupid deal of the day)! I would recommend these to anyone with a budget of under and over this price range. They are a great buy (sonically speaking) and not like other speakers that look cool and sound boxy.. JBL LSR305... BIG APPLAUSE to JBL for its QUALITY AND AFFORDABILITY!

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          5.0

          Great Buy

          By Musicpal

          from NY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Mastering
          • Mixing
          • Multiple Music Genre
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

          Before buying these monitors I did tons of research and so happen to buy them at a great price (buy one get half off the other) here at MF. They sound clean and clear with great bass response as well as highs and mids. They seem adequate to be high level home studio monitors for mixing your tracks and if your room is treated well enough even mastering. They work well with multiple genres and oh yeah... they are loud for the size and price and honestly I havent even cranked them to the max but even at very high volumes its still crisp and clean.. no distortion! The JBL LSR305 are way better than any other monitors in its price range and MF has the same deal I bought them at currently. I run them through a Mackie Onyx 820i using Logic and use the Novation Zero SL MKii which makes recording, editing, programing and controlling your DAW including the output levels through the JBLs fluid allowing my creativity to flow... Musicians Friend is my one stop shop for the studio and musician necessities at great deal. I would recommend these to anyone especially those stuck on the rokit5 which cant compete with the JBL LSR305.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Just what the Dr ordered

          By Nobody

          from Fresno, Ca

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

              I just set these up, so no long term evaluation here, but these sound amazing. I plug them directly into my Roland RD 800 keyboard and eq them through the keyboard. Stunning. For my home studio (music room) i couldn't ask for better.

              I was having a rough time getting a great sound out of the RD800. These JBLs give me a sound similar to what I hear through a good set of headphones, which is what I was looking for.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I picked the right ones!

              By FRONI

              from Easton,Md.

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

                I just got these. Plugged them to the mains of a Behringer 1832 with xlrs. I set the inputs to +4db and hooked an ipod to 13/14 of the mixer. turned everything on and wow ! I tweaked the eq just a touch off flat and hit the xpq surround and it sounded like a live band in front of me. I let it run pretty loud for about an hour and I could not feel any heat anywhere. I love these things!

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                5.0

                Can't go wrong with JBL

                By waynard

                from NOLA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • None at this price

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

                These things are awesome. Get 'em. In this price range these are THE best.

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                4.0

                work well

                By wayne pass

                from florida

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Lightweight
                • Perfect size

                Cons

                • Haven't found any

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

                for a home studio this is all you'll need.
                the response is nice across the needed range, they are big enough to get good sound but not too big to take up all my limited studio space. it helps to isolate them. considering the great price from MF they are an excellent addition for those who can't or don't want to spend a huge sum for monitors.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent speaker

                By photrain

                from Austin, TX

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

                  I bought these JBL monitor speakers for a small home studio. They are excellent. They have smooth highs along with bass that is full, but not boomy. They appear well made and look great. I have used JBL speakers professionally (museum exhibits designer) for years, and have never had a problem with them. They are a good value for the money.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  LSR305 5" POWERED STUDIO MONITOR

                  By Chuck

                  from San Antonio, Texas

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

                    Got to admit, best monitors yet. I was a little hesitant at first being new monitors from JBL. But JBL is JBL, quality at it's best!

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