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Open-Box JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor

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(Open Box) 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
General 
Size: Near-field
System type: Active
Configuration: 2-way
Drivers
Low-frequency driver: 5"
Mid-frequency driver: Not applicable
High-frequency driver: 1"
Full-range driver: Not applicable
Driver type: Magnetically-shielded 
Sound
Frequency response: 43Hz – 24kHz
Max peak SPL: 108dB
Amplifier class: Class D
Output power: 41W
Onboard Features
Input connectors: XLR, TRS
Standby mode: Info not available
Acoustic space control: Yes
Power indicator: Yes
Other
Width: 7.28" 
Height: 11.75"
Depth: 9.88" 
Weight: 10.12 lb.
Enclosure type: Ported

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

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
 
4.6

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (23)
  • Compact (16)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Durable (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (23)
  • Amateur recording (18)
  • Professional recording (13)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Buy

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...Read complete review

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!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

low end take over

package delivere fast and safe, low end over taking the mix, use just for production only

package delivere fast and safe, low end over taking the mix, use just for production only

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Deal in a box

By neili360

from Eugene, OR

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Clear Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

    I love the sound of these. In the price range you can't find a better monitor. I bought a pair of Audix PH5 on STOTD and they buzzed, even without a signal to them. I tried three pairs, all the while researching options. As always, MF customer service was great to deal with. These sell for less than the normal price for the Audix and MF did not have the margin to let me have these JBLs at that price, so they made me a great offer. I decided to pay a little more and buy these. Before I did, I went out to my local GC and listened to two sets of speakers. These and some Yamaha's I liked. Hands down these had better range and overall sound. First thing I did was plug them in with no source and they were absolutely whisper quiet.

    While hooking them up to my recording setup I did experience some ground hum, which switching to another source like an iPod they did not have, so I knew I have a ground loop going on. I decided to try moving the computer away from them and Bam! - perfectly quiet again. So I am rearranging my workspace because I love these things. May add the sub later, but for now these really do have adequate bass, even for a bass player! My other reference speakers are some vintage Yamaha NS10s but in another room. I feel very confident my mixing will be a pleasant experience between using these and the NS10s post mix support. Can't say enough good things about CS here!

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Buy

    By Musicpal

    from NY

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    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!

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent speaker

    By photrain

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    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.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      LSR305 5" POWERED STUDIO MONITOR

      By Chuck

      from San Antonio, Texas

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      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!

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product, especially for the price

        By Rick

        from Flagstaff, AZ

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

          I have been playing music for 55 years, and have toured and recorded since the 70's. Though I now have a very simple home studio, these speakers are just the ticket to hear the music truly as it's recorded.

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I picked the right ones!

          By Froni

          from Pa.

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          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!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            With A mixer, they ar great..

            By Km

            from Pgh, pa

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

              After adjusting the EQ on my mp3 they came to life. Now that I bought the Behringer 805 mixer. Sound is just like having the artist playing live in your living room. Love them. Plus with the mixer, I now have my mp3, Tv, piano, electrin n acoustic guitars going through them. Very pleased for the price.

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              JBL Monitors

              By Seaharp11

              from Hazlet, NJD

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

                Sound really good. I guess they are worth three bills. They are enjoyable.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing for the Money

                By SoAmusing777

                from Greeneville, TN

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ

                  Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

                  I did a lot of research before purchasing these. Got them buy one get other half off new for a pair. They are everything the positive reviews state. The waveguide is no gimmick either. Wonderful monitors; couldn't ask for more. I have these XLR to a Presonus Temblor T10 with the low pass filter set at 70 and the high pass filter on, so it's a 70hz crossover which works really well. Great warranty JBL provides on these as well.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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!

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Buy

                    By Musicpal

                    from NY

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    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.

                    (3 of 4 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.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I replaced my old JBL studio monitors

                        By OGO

                        from South Cali.

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

                          I replaced my old JBL studio monitors with these on the recommendation of the Musicians Friend Sound Tech. I set them up and began listening to some of my best mixes from previous sessions and I could hear minor flaws which wee un-detectible with my old monitors. My old JBL's are very good monitors !
                          THESE ARE BETTER ! I don't want speakers that sound good.
                          I want speakers that tell on me if I make a mistake so I can fix it !!!
                          These DO !

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          great speakers

                          By bluesman

                          from Arizona

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio

                            Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

                            Just plug in, turn on & go. These are a great buy!

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            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.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            work well

                            By bluesmusic

                            from Fl

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                            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.

                             
                            5.0

                            Best Monitor for the Price!!!!

                            By BG

                            from New York

                            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:

                              Best sound quality!!

                               
                              5.0

                              Best bang for the buck for a studio monitor.

                              By Andrew

                              from Philadelphia, PA

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Home Studio
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

                                These things are amazing for the price and would fit any home studio, office, or small living room well. Musician's Friend got me a killer deal and I am very pleased with these.

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great clarity

                                By Hotaboy

                                from Dover, Delaware

                                About Me Experienced

                                See all my reviews

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Compact
                                • Durable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Home Studio

                                  Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

                                  These replaced some Berringer monitors although are in a separate league. The clarity of these powered speakers is like having a photograph with more pixels visible--you can see (or hear) details that you otherwise wouldn't. The downside is such clarity does not always represent stock speakers that might be found in a car or other system, so if used for mixing recordings the original may sound better.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  LOVE

                                  By Apulux

                                  from New Jersey

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Studio
                                    • Professional Recording

                                    Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

                                    really great, turned out better than i thought

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