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JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor  

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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 inco... Read More

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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.
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
 
4.8

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (9)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Monitors for the price!!!

Just picked these babies up yesterday, and although I need to break them in, they sound nothing short of incredible. I listened to a whole bunch of monitors in different stores. I was...Read complete review

Just picked these babies up yesterday, and although I need to break them in, they sound nothing short of incredible. I listened to a whole bunch of monitors in different stores. I was blown away with the clarity of the high frequency, and the smoothness of the mid range. Lets face it.....we all know that the Low Frequency is always going to suffer with a 5 inch woofer. There is no way around it, and those are just the facts. I happened to have a JBL 2300 Sub already, and thought I should probably match the monitors with the sub. Well I am glad I did because you can legitimately pick out each instrument in a good mix......I believe thats what you want in a monitor. Every tone should be flat, which they are. I am EXTREMELY happy with these monitors. I picked the JBLs because of the amp set up. I thought it to be logical in that it has a 41W for the HF, and 41W for the LF. Seems like it is a good idea. If you dont have matching amps, wouldnt you think that dips in the lower wattage tweeter frequency would get lost somewhere?? I think so. Thanks for listening to my review, I hope it helps someone with the long process of trying to decide.....It was ROUGH for me! I didnt want to get stuck with regret. I will report back once i get about 30 hours on these things..... THANKS!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great sound but terrible reliability.

Great imaging. Incredible price. Clear without aural fatigue. If JBL would correct the power supply issue experienced by so many, these speakers would receive top billing.

Great imaging. Incredible price. Clear without aural fatigue. If JBL would correct the power supply issue experienced by so many, these speakers would receive top billing.

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5.0

theses speakers are not good.......THEY ARE AWESOME!

By Pinkie Dragon

from Anaheim California

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

    i had been using aleesis point 7 monitors ever since they came out...but just like all electronics things in time show their age and fizzle out so i replaced them with these stand alone,no amplifier required awesome monitors just plug your quarter inch or xlr jack into them and then into you midi/audio interface device and your off WOW INSTANTLY I WAS IMMERCED in clear sounding left and right audio...dont let the size fool you either these babies can pack a punch...and if you are unfortunate to live in an apartment be careful YOU WILL WANT TO TURN THEM UP i did this and had security at my door in no time telling me to turn down the bass/music to which i replied "after al the times i have to put up with the annoying music from these inconsiderate jackasses around me they can learn to deal with me working on my music..and with that the officer understood tipped his hat and left....pretty cool little monitors

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    5.0

    Excellent Sound and build quality

    By Egg

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

      Sound doesn't lie. Right away had to adjust my levels on my mixer as I've had them way too high for a long time now

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      2.0

      Great sound but terrible reliability.

      By Shawn

      from Bullhead City, AZ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

      • Power supply failed quickly on 2 of 4 units.

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

      Great imaging. Incredible price. Clear without aural fatigue. If JBL would correct the power supply issue experienced by so many, these speakers would receive top billing.

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      5.0

      Great sound

      By Vov

      from Dover Pa

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

        Great speaker. Easy to set up. Guitar center price matched making them an awesome deal

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        5.0

        Love these speakers!

        By GW

        from Puyallup,WA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

            These speakers are very clear and have a great sound. I'm very happy with my purchase so far!

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            5.0

            What I was looking for

            By Rick

            from Virginia

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional Recording

              Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

              They give me the true sound that I wanted when doing my mixing in my studio. After I mix with the JBL's and then put my mix through big speakers the music sounds better than anything I have mixed before.

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              5.0

              Terrific !

              By Old Bear

              from Southern Maine

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Low price
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

              Possibly the best small monitor speakers short money can buy. Perfect sound field and clarity. Almost perfectly flat frequency response in every range. There's no coloration, so what you hear is true. They are just a great choice and a great purchase.

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              5.0

              very good small low cost powered monitor

              By ron

              from buffalo ny

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

                would recommend them

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                5.0

                Great for the price.

                By NoIDEA

                from USA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

                    Ive wanted to some quality monitors for some time. These became available on sale. Who could turn these down? The reviews were spot on and I couldn't be happier. Guitar Center got them to me quickly and in perfect condition. I highly recommend these for the the amateur and the home user.

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                    5.0

                    Very nice

                    By DustinT

                    from Atlanta

                    Pros

                    • Accurate
                    • clean
                    • Powerful
                    • Smooth
                    • Sweet sounding

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Desktop
                      • Monitoring
                      • Music

                      Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

                      Love these, 5 stars. No complaints. I had the 8" version before I got these so I've heard both in the same room. The sound so so very close on these you can't really tell except in the very lowest frequencies. Buy whichever version fits your budget and room. You'll be happy.

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