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JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White

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Same great sound in a limited-edition white finish.

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

Show-off your passion for recording with this limited edition monitor today!

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
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JBLLSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White
 
4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (11)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Compact (5)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (11)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

As Beautiful Sounding as They Look!!!

By Sukihock

from Narrowsburg, NY, United States

Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

Since I already own a pair of the Studio L830s I must admit I wasn't expecting much. Boy was I shocked at the level of musicality these put out. Everything just sounds like real, natural music. Extremely organic in tone and a very sweet sounding treble and incredible midrange detail. Oh yeah and they image in ways I thought not possible at this price point.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Another! great speaker model

By KenC

from Seattle, WA, United States

Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

My renewed interested with JBL speakers started when I bought two pair of small bookshelf speakers for our bookstore. At the time I thought they were very good, but they eventually *vastly* exceeded my expectations - those speakers rock! Well, for the Studio 230's I went to great lengths to find a showroom that would play them for me - this time my expectations were much more ambitious: defeat the $1500 a pair Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) CM5's by performing as well for less than 25% of the cost. Here I am to tell the world that the Studio 230's met that challenge!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nim!

By Wayner

from Minnesota

Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

From the first moment the 230s were fired up, I knew that they were something special. While the bottom line is special, the high end is "stereo everywhere". For the price, I do not know of any speaker that can comepare.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

They bring it !!

By Sully

from Minnetonka, MN, United States

Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

I was tired of compressed music , computer speakers, sound bars. I listen to too much music to suffer. We I had a great pair of JBL book shelves in college, so 30 years ago..lost in moving around. I went back to the masters of sound. A new local record store had these on sale for $199.00 .. yes for the pair. I've set them up with a Yamaha Aventage receiver which brings 110W a channel ..grateful dead live shows are brought back to life, movies are only lacking a popcorn maker. Get em!!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Pinacle of clarity!!!

By Jetboy

from Dallas, Texas

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

    These things are amazing! Simple the best bang for the buck.... Perfect stereo image. Very clear and true translation for mixing and mastering at home! Makes other monitors seem like a joke. I have a small home studio so the size is perfect for me. Some may need the LSR308's or a sub but for me these are perfect. If you want to hear the bass simple move yourself back into your room and you hear it all. Highly recommended!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I highly recommend this product

    By Big B

    from South Portland, Maine

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

      Using them with a Tascam 24 track digital and they work fine. Clear and loud.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent speakers!

      By LeeA

      from Illinois

      Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

      We got these speakers to replace some excellent sounding but large 30 year old JBL L150's. We love the sound and wish we would have gotten them years ago!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Audio Phile Sound !

      By Rick Nelson

      from Washington, United States

      Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

      Excellent sound for the price. I have been a JBL studio monitor fan for 35 Years. These speakers are for my iMac 27 run through a DAC/Amplifier set up. High end Audio is back. Not a better speaker out there for $400 IMO. But scored these on Black Friday for $199.99 !!!! Thanks Harman !!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Speakers that punch above their weight

      By Amir

      from George Town Penang Malaysia

      Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

      I have onwed many speakers, chiefly are high end English speakers. English loudspeakers are great for musics, but when you need the punch from a movie or a concert, you definitely need JBLs. Im currently building a 7.2 channel system with all JBL studios. These speakers brings the absolute detail out of any DTS concert I have. I am hearing new details that Ive never heard before. This is an absolute recommended product

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I Have Finally "Heard the Truth"

      By The Doctor

      from Miami, FL, United States

      Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

      These JBL 230's are sitting on my desk next to my laptop using JMedia player They are sitting on Isoacaustic stands. I am driving them with Parasound Zdac, Zpre, and Zamp. If I had to describe these speakers with one word I would choose "integrity". Every instrument is held in it's own acoustic space and I feel I am getting all of the information that was present in the recording space that these speakers are capable of presenting within their frequency range. I haven't added a sub yet because I wanted to hear them alone first. Listening to Ella Fitzgerald sing Georgia on My Mind backed by Nelson Riddle the horn section just leaps from the speakers at the beginning and then when Ella begins singing her voice is so delicate but so strongly enveloped by the orchestra it just seems "right". Now book shelf speakers don't have the dynamics of floorstanders but I didn't hear any type of tinny compression. What I do hear is a soundstage that extends about 3 feet outside of the speakers and a sweet spot that stays locked in even while I am moving around in my chair while I am working. The Parasound Z components are great and I am sure that driving these speakers with high quaity separates helps them sound their best. I look forward to pairing with a sub to add that dynamic range. The thing that is eating away at me now is wondering how this pairs big brothers would sound like the 290's or even a full surround system. The other thought that occurred to me while listening to these is I'll bet some of the recordings I listened to were mastered on JBL Pro speakers so of course the home speakers would likely give me that "integrity" of what the mastering engineer created. Thank you JBL!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very pleased

      By Atomb

      from NY

      Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

      Bought the 230's 2 weeks ago . These are a great value. No nonsense straightforward speaker. Built like a tank and sounds great with everything I throw at it. Very articulate high resolution . Getting a 235c center to match for ht.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      jbl stands for quality

      By seanote

      from Rock Hill, SC, United States

      Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

      these speakers are understated in appearance but their sonic qualities are outstanding.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One of the Very Best Speakers I've Owned

      By Bob L

      from Bradenton, FL, United States

      Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

      I put the JBL Studio 230 speakers on 24" stands with a Yamaha amp driving them. Played a live concert CD recording and it sounds like you're there listening to the concert in person. Very highly recommended.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nothing short of Spectacular!

      By tbr128

      from Los Angeles County, CA, United States

      Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

      These arrived the other day and to say I'm pleased is a huge understatement. I am using them on my desk through a pioneer receiver and with a jbl CS80 sub-woofer. Even without being broken in they sound great so I can't even imagine how good these will sound once I get them broken in. Amazing clarity and the sound is BIG.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good sound....good value

      By Reverse Firebird

      from North of Nashville

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

        I had some pricier monitors that failed on me right before an important mixing session. These turned out to be better monitors at a considerably lower price. They're not the best monitors you can purchase, but they are certainly among the best you can get in this price range.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        These sound fantastic.

        By Dogsnif

        from Virginia, United States

        Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

        I shopped for months until I found these and I am glad I did.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Big surprise in small packet

        By Kanwal

        from Norwalk, CT, United States

        Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

        I was surprised to listen the quality they produce with Yamaha RX-V675.. I bought it to listen only stereo music which i love. Right now I am listening them no more than -25 db as I live in apartment but I am waiting for time to play them on little bit louder.

         
        5.0

        Full sound

        By JohnnyF

        from Stratford, CT, United States

        Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

        Very nice looking and sounding speaker. Mostly music played .For size sounds bigger. Do have hooked to sub but really not needed. Also play tv thru them and sounds clear. JBL fan for over 30 years. I believe they are the best for accurate sound.

         
        4.0

        Verry good speakers

        By JBL Studio 230

        from Serbia

        Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

        These speakers are best price/get. I am very glad to change my JBL Control One with these speakers. KeF Q300 have a better tweeter and clear sound but price is twice than JBL Studio 230. For these price rang maybe best buy. Tannoy V1i are good too but smaller than ST 230.

         
        5.0

        The midrange and bass is ...

        By Mark Libak Hansen

        from 9900 Frederikshavn, Danmark

        Comments about JBL LSR305-WH 5" Powered Studio Monitor - Limited Edition White:

        The midrange and bass is impressive. God looks and god build quality

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