280-watt, three-way, dual 6" bookshelf loudspeakers

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They’re unobtrusive ? until you turn them on. With innovative technologies derived directly from JBL® Professional equipment, the JBL ES30BK delivers powerful, accurate audio performance and brings legendary JBL sound from concert stages, recording studios and movie theaters home. You get 280 watts of peak power handling and hyper-realistic, deep, resonant bass – no unwanted distortion or boominess – from the proprietary JBL 6-inch PolyPlas™low- frequency transducer. UHF drivers are capable of 40kHz and produce high-end nuances. EOS waveguides disperse high frequencies to make any seat the best one in the house.

Item# ES30

General Specifications

Series ES
Type Bookshelf
Finish Black

Audio Specifications

Sensitivity (2.83V@1m) 88dB
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power 150W
Crossover Frequencies 3000Hz – 24dB/octave; 9000Hz – 18dB/octave
Frequency Response (-3dB) 50Hz – 40kHz
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Power Handling (Peak) 280W
Power Handling (Recommended) 70W

Speaker Specifications

High-Frequncy Transducer 3/4" (19mm) Titanium- laminate dome, shielded; EOS waveguide
Ultra High Frequency Transducer 3/4" (19mm) Polyester-film ring-radiator, shielded; EOS waveguide
Low-Frequency Transducer 6" (170mm) PolyPlas,™ shielded


Width (mm) 223
Width (in) 8-3/4
Weight (lb) 19.6
Depth (in) 13
Depth (mm) 330
Height (in) 15-1/4
Weight (kg) 8.9
Height (mm) 387
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  • (2) ES30 Three-way, 6" bookshelf loudspeaker
  • (4) Self-adhesive rubber feet.
  • (1) Owner's Manual

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ES30 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional Sound for the Price Purchased during the holidays to finish out the wife's new stereo system. Old system had a pair of 2-way JBL's that were at least 20 years old and I thought I couldn't get any better sound - how wrong I was! The sound quality of the ES-30's, in conjunction with a new JBL SP-150 sub is simply incredible.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from es30 Best deal on the internet. This speaker is built solid and the sound is fantastic. Plus free shipping, how can you beat it!
Date published: 2015-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good speakers for your money! I bought these (ES30) loud speakers for my mini Hi-Fi system. They really work and sound great with the surround speakers that came with the system, and my JBL subwoofer (PSW-1000).
Date published: 2015-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality of sound was excellent! I am thoroughly pleased with this purchase. The quality of sound was excellent and more than I expected in this price range. These units are well constructed and quite heavy. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2014-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JBL, that's really all that needs to be said. These speakers do their job very well. They look very nice ( matched them with a JBL sub ) and as always with JBL, they sound great. Perfect size for small room and great sound at a great price ( or at any price ).
Date published: 2014-10-10
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Can I hang it on the wall next to my TV to make it front right and front left speakers for a surround theater? Shall it have any performance issue if its hanged on wall? My Amp is Yamaha RXV-667.

Asked by: Mydul
Hi! The ES30 does not have any wall mounts available as it is designed to be placed along side the TV. However, mounting a speaker will not affect the audio quality of the speaker and should be properly configured from the Yamaha receiver.
Answered by: Nick F
Date published: 2018-05-28

How far from a wall can my es30 speakers be placed, and can I partially block the base reflex port with sound reducing foam?

Asked by: Cisco
For perfectly natural sonic response from the speaker, it should be 12” from the wall. As you move the speaker closer to the wall the perceived bass will increase. You can move it as close as you’d like to the wall, to get the desired bass from the speaker, as long as you don’t place the speaker any closer to the wall than the diameter of the port. So, for example, if the ES30 has a 2” diameter port, placing the speaker any closer than 2” from the wall will negatively affect the physical and sonic response of the speaker.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-05-25
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