JBL Authentics: connected speakers with a vintage touch


Hi-fi specialist JBL is expanding its catalog with the unveiling of the new JBL Authentics range of connected speakers. It combines the modernity of WiFi and Bluetooth wireless connection with a design that pays homage to the 70s. An aesthetically appealing departure for this series of three connected speakers: the JBL Authentics 200, JBL Authentics 300 and JBL Authentics 500.

JBL Authentics connected speaker range
The new JBL Authentics series of connected speakers includes 3 models. The JBL Authentics 200 is the entry-level model, followed by the JBL Authentics 300 and the JBL Authentics 500 (center), which tops the range.

JBL Authentics: Bluetooth and WiFi

The connected speakers in the JBL Authentics range all feature a WiFi controller. This allows you to access an online music platform, such as Qobuz, Deezer or Apple Music, and enjoy lossless files. In addition to the local network, the JBL Authentics 200, JBL Authentics 300 and JBL Authentics 500 connected speakers incorporate a Bluetooth receiver for pairing with a compatible smartphone, tablet or computer.

What’s more, these new JBL speakers can be added to a multi-room system via AirPlay 2 and Google Chromecast. The practical Spotify Connect and Alexa Multi-Room Music protocols enable music to be streamed autonomously from Spotify or Amazon servers. Finally, Alexa and Google Assistant voice control is also included.

JBL Authentics range

Authentics range: a tribute to the 70s

Inspired by the vintage design of the 70s, the JBL Authentics range of connected speakers captures the spirit of that decade. To achieve this, the three new speakers from the American manufacturer feature the Quadrex foam grille popularized by models in the iconic JBL Classic Series. The latter is covered with 100% recycled fabric.

Detail view of the JBL Authentics range, finished to a high standard
The connected speakers in the JBL Authentics range feature black leatherette finish and a high-quality aluminum plate, giving them a polished look that blends perfectly with their vintage design.

With an elegant faux-leather covering, these connected speakers are true decorative accessories designed to be admired in the living room. A high-quality aluminum plate encircles the acoustic grille, giving the speaker an elegant finish.

JBL Authentics 200JBL Authentics 300JBL Authentics 500
Power90 watts100 watts270 watts
Drivers2 x 1″ tweeters
1 x 2″ midbass driver
1 x 6.3″ passive radiator
2 x 1″ tweeters
1 x 5.3″ midbass driver
1 x 6.5″ passive radiator
3 x 1″ tweeters
3 x 2.75″ full-range drivers
1 x 6.5″ woofer
2 x SlipStream ports
AutonomyX8 hoursX
Dolby Atmos compatibleXXYes
Dimensions (WxHxD)266.3 x 171.7 x 167.4mm342 x 195.6 x 180.3mm447 x 240 x 255.7mm

JBL Authentics 500: Dolby Atmos compatible

The JBL Authentics 500 connected speaker stands out with its larger format, allowing the integration of 7 drivers and two Slipstream technology ports developed by the brand. It is the only model in the Authentics range to benefit from Dolby Atmos compatibility. The JBL Authentics 500 connected speaker provides a more immersive sound experience by creating a sound bubble around the listener.

JBL Authentics 300: a portable model

The JBL Authentics 300 connected speaker features a handle. This allows you to enjoy the device’s sound performance anywhere in the home. In fact, unlike its two counterparts, it operates on mains or battery power. This guarantees up to 8 hours of autonomy for greater freedom.

JBL Authentics 300 carrying handle
Equipped with a handle and a rechargeable battery offering up to 8 hours of autonomy, the JBL Authentics 300 connected speaker is the most suitable model to follow you from one room of the house to another.

The entire JBL Authentics range is available on Son-Vidéo.com. The JBL Authentics 200 connected speaker is priced at €299. The JBL Authentics 300 costs €399, while the JBL Authentics 500 is available for €599.

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