JBL ES20 Bookshelf Speakers Reviews

by admin on August 9, 2014

JBL is an iconic source of loudspeakers for both home and professional use. The company has been around since the 1940s and its products are well known in recording studios, jbl-es201concert halls and the listening rooms of folks with a lot of money to spend on cool gear.

Specifications

  • Finish   Black Ash, Beech, Cherry
  • Frequency Response   60Hz – 40kHz
  • Crossover Frequencies   3.3kHz – 24dB/octave; 12kHz – 18dB/octave
  • Power Handling   60 Watts Continuous / 240 Watts Peak
  • Max. Recommended Amplifier Power   125 Watts
  • Low-Frequency Transducer   130mm (5″) PolyPlas™, shielded
  • High-Frequency Transducer   19mm (3/4″) Titanium- laminate dome, shielded; EOS waveguide
  • Ultrahigh-Frequency Transducer   19mm (3/4″) Polyester-film ring-radiator, shielded; EOS waveguide
  • Sensitivity   (2.83V/1m) 86dB
  • Nominal Impedance   8 Ohms
  • Dimensions (H x W x D)   318mm x 174mm x 203mm / 12-1/2″ x 6-7/8″ x 8″
  • Weight   4.6kg / 10.3 lb

Product Features

This new JBL speaker is known for providing rich and satisfying audio that covers the entire audible spectrum. The bookshelf speaker’s 86dB sensitivity specification makes it relatively inefficient among products we’ve compared on this site. The characteristic is typical of speakers from this manufacturer and is likely the main reason that they tend to reveal deficiencies of low quality electronic components. In short, that is to say that these are great bookshelf speakers if your amp can drive them properly but that there are better choices if the electronics can’t make the grade.
The stated average power handling of 60W and maximum input wattage of 125W tends to mask the fact that high-quality input is extremely important for these little bookshelf speakers. The JBL ES20 is the only 3-way speaker featured in these reviews. The majority of the sonic content is handled by a single 5-inch low-frequency driver made of a polymer-coated cellulose that JBL calls PolyPlas. It reacts quickly and smoothly across its frequency range creating smooth, accurate sound.The first crossover is set at 3,300Hz sending content to a 3/4-inch version of JBL’s recognizable titanium dome affixed to a waveguide. There’s a second crossover at 12kHz routing the highest frequency signals to a 3/4-inch polyester-film ring super tweeter with a deeper waveguide.



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Help & Support

For any kind of help or support, JBL helpline is always available for its customers. Even the company’s websites have a quick FAQ option where customers can quickly post their issues, which will be replied back within 24 hours. Also the website contains some useful information regarding bookshelf speakers.

Overall:

Talking about the cabinet design, the JBL ES20’s cabinet looks more like an expensive bookshelf speaker.The front surface curves into a dark gray vinyl. The sides are available in black ash or cherry wood grain vinyl. The speaker is of the bass reflex design with a rear-firing bass port. Under the pros of this JBL speaker comes the super tweeter that is exceptionally increasing the quality of the treble and even the bass quality passes your quality expectation. Moving towards the Cons, there is a shortcoming of other important components that required in an audio system.

Overall, the new JBL ES20 bookshelf speaker is a treat to enjoy as this small speaker performs much better than the expectation.

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