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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 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (13)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Compact (10)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (11)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Professional recording (8)
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    • Experienced (10)

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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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

Amazing monitors

By Gravravine

from Charleston, SC

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

    First pair of studio monitors, before that I was producing through studio headphones. These speakers have an amazingly crisp sound, and reproduce sound with incredible accuracy.

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    3.0

    Power issues

    By Thomas

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

      Cons

      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

      Great sounding speakers, I give them 5 stars because they really deserve them. I have a pair of Adam A3x and they are just as good if not better as far as imaging goes.

      BIG problem: got these yesterday, mixed for a few hours, and this morning one of the speakers won't turn on. Very common issue it seems with those, I have to send it back and bought another one, hoping that the new one won't have problems. It's a huge problem, doesn't help to have great sound when you can't turn them on.

      5 stars for sound, but only when you can actually use them. Hope the next one will be reliable.

      ALSO: there is a very audible hiss coming out of the tweeters, probably another electrical issue that has been reported by countless people. Please JBL, fix that!

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      5.0

      best for price. But they are focused, not dispersed.

      By el touristo

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • best sound but still not perfect.
      • wish had grille to protect woofer

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

      These are great. But don't believe statements of them having broad dispersion. You can't have both broad dispersion and low reflections. I think the dispersion is intended to be more wide than tall, which make sense. But when you consider the tweeter is 'set back in a focusing housing', it's not going to disperse the way a surface/flat mounted tweeter will. (that would be my preference and would require a completely different tuning also). They have excellent sound on-axis. But the 'in the room sound' will be quite different on high end. This is actually normal and to be expected. But these are not best for 'casual listening', as they are focused and you must sit in the sweet spot. As to if the sweet spot is wider than some other monitors, perhaps, idk, I don't have that data. But I can say these are the closest to 'flat' you will find, by far, at this price, and perhaps in any speaker of this size. They are just a tiny bit (about 2db) 'tubby' around 250 hz, and perhaps also a tiny bit (about 2db) shy in some highs (I forget the approx freq I found). But these are very minor imperfects. Overall the sound is closer to flat than any other common brand I researched. It's common to want the focus to avoid reflections, but honestly I would prefer more dispersion anyway since I don't have them over a desk. I couldn't ask for a much better sound, but I would prefer a more hi-fi -like dispersion (tweeter). That preference is probably in a minority so it makes sense they made them this way.

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      5.0

      Perhaps the flattest you can get this size for any price

      By VOR

      from Orlando

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

        Havn't run the that often. But they are kinda the speakers you always wanted if you want flat.
        They will actually sound too bassy off axis or across the room, but wnen you sit between them it's all good.
        The bass is amazingly deep and controlled for this cab size/driver/power. As in nobody is close.
        And Im not some JBL fanboy. I have/had Yorkville, M-aduio, Yamaha. These sound about as good as Yorkville with twice the cabinet size. In fact these are maybe a bit more flat and a little deeper base.
        Soundstage/openess/airyness maybe a little shallow, but that's a tricky thing to hear/measure. Tonal really flat, maybe just a couple db bump of missing hear and there. But closer than anything in it's class by far. Yam, BX5, kRK, Tannoy, etc...these make them sound like toys. It's like there is literally no other choice if you want flat and full. Nothing hyped or missing. Read around you will find similar praise all over the place. Can't comment on durability, just hope for the best. Haven't dealt with JBL directly but I think they are probably decent in that respect. "Flat" can sound weird if you arn't used to it. Yam's usually have hyped mids. KRK's usually bass heavy. M-Audio BX-5 was lacking in mid-voice or something like that (I didn't plot them lol, I just returned them).

        Full, articulate, smooth, non-fatigue.

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        5.0

        Great Speakers

        By Matt

        from Minnesota

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor:

          These speakers are absolutely fantastic! I played around in the speaker room flipping between all 12 different kinds they had hooked up for about a half an hour. These blew everything else out of the water, even speakers close to twice the cost. Excellent value for your dollar, I highly recommend these.

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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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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