Cinema 500


5.1-channel system with four voice-matched, dual midrange satellite speakers, dual midrange centre-channel speaker and 150-watt subwoofer


Its compact size belies its audio power.

The same JBL® engineering that goes into the speaker systems at many of the world’s best movie theatres has gone into a speaker system optimized for your home. Featuring a dual-midrange centre-channel speaker, four dual-midrange satellite speakers and a 150-watt subwoofer, the system creates a massive home theatre experience in a deceptively small package. Dual woofers on the satellite and centre speakers let you crank up the volume without worrying about distortion, while the voice-matched centre and satellite speakers render dialogue that is crisp, music that is immersive and sound effects that sound amazingly realistic. Finally, a down-firing subwoofer lets you feel an extra sense of “boom,” giving you the feeling that you’re not just watching a movie but fully immersed inside it.

Item# CINEMA 500

General Specifications

Finish Black
Series Cinema Series
Speaker Enclosure Type Sealed

Audio Specifications

Speaker Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power 100W
Subwoofer_Frequency Response (-6dB) 32Hz-150Hz
Satellite Crossover Frequencies 3.7kHz
Speaker Crossover Frequencies 3.7kHz
Satellite Sensitivity (2.83V@1m) 86dB
Subwoofer Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power 150W
Satellite Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Speaker Sensitivity (2.83V@1m) 89dB
Subwoofer Crossover Frequency 50Hz-200Hz (variable)
Satellite Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power 100W
Speaker Nominal Impedance 8 ohms

System Specifications

System Weight (lb) 38
Subwoofer Power Requirement 120V/60Hz, 150W (US); 220V/50Hz, 150W (EU)
Number of Channels 5.1
Power Consumption (Full Power/Idle) 300W (2.5A@120V) peak; <1W (8mA@120V) standby
Power Requirement 120V/60Hz, 150W (US); 220V/50Hz, 150W (EU)
System Frequency Response (-6dB) 32Hz–20kHz
System Weight (kg) 17.25

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Low-Frequncy Transducer 8" (200mm) cone (down-firing)
Subwoofer_Enclosure Type Ported (down-firing)
Subwoofer Controls Volume, crossover frequency, phase
Subwoofer Connections Left and right RCA line-level inputs, LFE inputs

Speaker Specifications

Speaker Wall-Mount Capable Yes
Speaker High-Frequency Transducer 1" (25mm) titanium-laminate dome, video-shielded
Speaker Low-Frequency Transducer Dual 3" (75mm) PolyPlas cones, video-shielded


Speaker Width (mm) 305
Speaker Weight (kg) 1.45
Satellite Weight (lb) 3.2
Speaker Depth (mm) 86
Subwoofer Width (in) 14
Satellite Height (mm) 289
Speaker Height (in) 4-7/8
Subwoofer Weight (lb) 22
Subwoofer Height (in) 19
Satellite Depth (mm) 86
Subwoofer Weight (kg) 10
Satellite Height (in) 11-3/8
Speaker Depth (in) 3-3/8
Satellite Width (mm) 121
Subwoofer Width (mm) 355
Subwoofer Depth (in) 14
Subwoofer Height (mm) 483
Satellite Width (in) 4-3/4
Satellite Weight (kg) 1.45
Subwoofer Depth (mm) 355
Speaker Height (mm) 124
Speaker Weight (lb) 3.2
Satellite Depth (in) 3-3/8
Speaker Width (in) 12

Satellite Speaker Specifications

Satellite High-Frequency Transducer 1" (25mm) titanium-laminate dome, video-shielded
Satellite Low-Frequency Transducer Dual 3" (75mm) PolyPlasTM cones, video-shielded
Satellite Enclosure Type Sealed

Control and Connection Specifications

Connections (Subwoofer) Left and Right RCA line-level inputs, LFE inputs; (Satellite/Center Speakers) Push-spring terminals
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Spec Sheet (EN)

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  • 4 satellite speakers
  • 1 centre-channel speaker
  • 1 powered subwoofer
  • 1 RCA cable to connect the subwoofer to the AVR
  • 3 15' (4.5m) speaker wires for centre and left and right satellite speakers
  • 2 30' (9.0m) speaker wires for surround speakers
  • Shelf-mounting hardware for centre and satellite speakers
  • 1 Owner’s Manual