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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
  • 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
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
 
5.0

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good audio (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Professional recording (3)
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5.0

What I was looking for

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from Virginia

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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 !

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    from Southern Maine

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    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

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    from buffalo ny

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    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.

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      from USA

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      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 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very nice

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          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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            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Low Price for High Quality!!!

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            from Columbus, OH

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            Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

            I've been in the process of recording and mastering my first album and getting the volume levels to match from car speakers to headphones to computer speakers left me so frustrated. That is until I bought two JBL LSR305 stereo speakers. I was skeptical because of the low price but was absolutely taken aback from the high quality I heard. In one sitting, I remastered a song and leveled everything out to perfection. My father who has played bass for many years and was "close but no cigar" to making it big was thoroughly impressed as well. To all young musicians that need good stereo speakers to properly mix with while also needing to stay within a tight budget, these are the speakers for you. I even plan on buying extra speakers just to listen to music casually around the apartment.

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            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            For Thee Professional

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            from Nashville, TN

            Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

            These are a great addition to your studio environment. I would NOT recommend these to someone with a "LIMITED" home studio. For producers: If you produce at home and sometimes have to keep the volume down, these are not for you. You wont get the full affect when played at minimal levels. They are extremely accurate! I can turn them ALL the way up and still get a clear rich sound. I feel as if they are best when turned up a couple notches. Beautiful design, fits anywhere, easily connects with your audio interface BUT the XLR to 1/4 jack cables are not included.

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            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent choice for low cost monitor

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            from Berkeley, CA

            Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

            I wanted to get a quality monitor on my tight budget which meant a 5-6" monitor. After listening for an hour to all the monitors at my local store I chose this one because it simply has the best sound. It also does not have any gimmicks like a "built in USB interface". Not only does it sound accurate and clean but it sounds "live" in a way that none of the other monitors do (I assume due to the waveguide tweeter). On top of that the case is well constructed and knobs and such feel solid as well. One nice feature is the volume knob has indents (clicks every few degrees) so you can more easily set the same volume on both monitors. I really have nothing negative to say about these and would recommend them to anyone looking for a quality monitor that does what is is supposed to, accurately reproduce sound.

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            BUY THESE!!!

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            from Freeport, IL

            Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

            Went into guitar center with LSR308's in mind. Didn't have enough money though... so I started listening to all the monitors they had set up. Listened to several speakers and all in all, the best sounding speakers were the Yamaha H8's... but they were $350 per speaker. A close second was the LSR305's which sounded amazing for a 5" speaker!!! These things sounded great in the store, but it was only when I got them home that i saw their true potential!!! I cranked the volume and even when my ears hurt from the loudness, the sound was still clear!!! These speakers are good at what they do!!! The bass isn't overwhelming, and I'll probably get a sub at some point, but for now they're great!!!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing sound stage

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            from Raleigh, NC

            Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

            I was looking for a pair of desktop speakers for my office and was looking at all of the usual "computer speaker" candidates. Then I ran across a review of the LSR305s and thought I would hear them for myself. I listened to almost every monitor on the Guitar Center rack and, for the money, there wasn't a better sounding monitor! There were better sounding monitors, but all >$400/pair. The sound stage is amazing and the horn shape on the tweeter provides a very wide sweet spot. Listening, the sound stage is so well unified that it is impossible to tell where the two speakers are located except that they mark the field boundaries on the left and right. For casual desktop listening, I couldn't be happier. (Well I would be happier with a single volume control for the pair, but I can work with two ;-) P.S. The LSR308's were notably better (and $150 more expensive for a pair), but I'd have had to buy a bigger desk.

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