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JBL LSR308 8" Powered Studio Monitor   

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OVERVIEW

The LSR308, part of JBL's 3 Series studio monitors, is a 8" 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 LSR308's 8" 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.

8" near-field studio monitor, ideal for a wide range of mixing environments.

FEATURES General
  • Size: Near-field
  • System type: Active
  • Configuration: 2-way
  • Drivers
  • Low-frequency driver: 8"
  • Mid-frequency driver: Not applicable
  • High-frequency driver: 1"
  • Full-range driver: Not applicable
  • Driver type: Long-throw
  • Sound
  • Frequency response: 37Hz – 24kHz
  • Max peak SPL: 112dB
  • Amplifier class: Class D
  • Output power: 56W
  • Onboard Features
  • Input connectors: XLR, TRS
  • Standby mode: No
  • Acoustic space control: Yes
  • Power indicator: Yes
  • Other
  • Width: 10" 
  • Height: 16.5"
  • Depth: 12.1" 
  • Weight: 18.9 lb.

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

SPECIFICATIONS

LSR308 8" Powered Studio Monitor

  • Powered Yes
    Power Configuration Bi-Amplified
    Enclosure Type Ported
    LF Driver Size 8"
    HF Driver Size 1"
    HF Driver Type Soft Dome
    OK for use near to magnetically sensitive equipment Yes
    HF Driver Power Amp 56W Class D
    LF Driver Power Amp 56W Class D
    Frequency Range 37Hz-24khz
    Maximum Peak SPL 112 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 419mm (16.5 inches)
    Width 10 inches
    Depth 12.1 inches
    Weight 18.9 lbs
    Manufacturer Part LSR308
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JBLLSR308 8" Powered Studio Monitor
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (12)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (12)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Professional recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

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5.0

Value - Top quality sound across the frequency spectrum

By JM

from Takoma Park, MD

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about JBL LSR308 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

    Low-end bass and Sub bass reproduction that is simply outstanding. For those of you on a budget, explore a pair of these self-powered speakers. Tip: use balanced cables. Love these speakers.

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    4.0

    Sounds great, versatile sound

    By Yehuda

    from Baltimore, MD

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about JBL LSR308 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

      So far so good - it sounds great and the sound molds itself to the room. Sounds just as I hoped and expected - let's hope it continues for years to come!

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      4.0

      Impressive performance great price

      By LithiumZero

      from Syracuse, NY

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Cheap enclosure materials

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about JBL LSR308 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

      These have a huge sweet spot which is a great benefit in tighter spaces and they also image very well. Really great monitors at this price point.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent monitors!

      By Roman

      from Holland, MI

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about JBL LSR308 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

        Just got these for my birthday. An AWESOME set of monitors. They have a super clear sound. When I got mine set up I ran a test oscillator through it to get a good idea of the frequency response and they did really well. There was no drop off in volume till about 130-140hz. Then it rolls off a little sharper around 50hz. But you can hear it all the way down to 30hz!

        I mostly use them for producing dance music so having a good bass response is important. These monitors do that perfectly! They're my first set of professional monitors and I think I'll have em for a long time!

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        AWESOME CLAIRITY AND DETAIL

        By Stevie Ray

        from Roeland Park , Ks

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Stunning Detail

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about JBL LSR308 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

          I had a pair of Fostex 8" two-way monitors and they didn't have enough high-end for me. The JBL LSR308'S are just what I NEEDED.!! They have wonderful detail and High-end. Great bottom-end but not boomy.!! For the money you will not be disappointed.!! You can also adjust the woofer and horn levels to fit your rooms acoustics. Nice feature.!! I am very happy with the quality of these monitors. Please check them out!!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome sound, professional clarity

          By Chris

          from Boulder, CO

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about JBL LSR308 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

            Bought these for my home studio and were blown away by the clarity of the sound. I've spent a fair amount of time recording in commercial and home studios, and the quality of these monitors are right up there with the monitors I've used in commercial setups.

            The range is great, lows/mids/highs all sound very distinct and I've yet to notice any 'muddled' sounds when mixing.

            Just for kicks I hooked them up to my record player, put on the Dark Side of the Moon, and it honestly sounded like a live performance. Crazy beans indeed.

            They were a bit larger than I had originally anticipated, so keep that in mind if you have limited space in your setup.

            Overall I'm very happy with this purchase.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing Detail

            By AllenJeffrey

            from BlueSprings,MO

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about JBL LSR308 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

              The details that these monitors bring out in not only your recordings but even pre-recorded music; absolutely amazing! Even without a sub the lows are incredibly deep and balanced allowing you to hear the rumbling growls of a bass guitar, the powerful nuances of the human voice and all of the crystalline sparkles of crashing cymbals...absolutely the best monitors you can get for this price! I compared these with the Yamaha 8" monitors at GC and these just seemed more naturaly balanced with less coloration. At home, they continue to amaze me!!!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Too good for the price

              By alejoperez1

              from Colombia

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Clear Stereo Image
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about JBL LSR308 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

                I've been using these for about 4 months, and i have to say i'm pleased by the quality of the results. At college, we have a studio equipped with high category system, including two Genelec 1032B and two 1238A three-way Smart Active Monitors of the same brand and the mixes translates really well from my LSR308 to that system, off course the triamplified system ends up showing me things i didn't listen back in my room, but in general, the mix is well transfered.

                One more thing to highlight is the amazing center image, and therefore the great general stereo image. You will get a total sense of what's in where and how is the balance on your mix thanks to that.

                For the cost, they are a great choice for first monitors.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                J B Freakin L

                By Bmsongs

                from Texas

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                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about JBL LSR308 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

                  I rate everything about these speakers top notch. They are spot on.For the price, this is an amazing "DUUUUHHH" if you do not buy these things. I have used alesis monitor one and Mackie monitors. JBL got it right.

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Incredible Sound Quality!!!

                  By bobbysongsmith

                  from Los Angeles California

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about JBL LSR308 8" Powered Studio Monitor:

                    These speakers not only look beautiful, but they sound incredible! Worth every penny and more.

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