JBL 305P MkII Powered 5'' Two-Way Studio Monitor (single)

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305P-MKII

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The next-generation JBL 305P MkII compact powered studio monitor makes legendary JBL performance available to every studio. With the revolutionary JBL Image Control Waveguide and refined transducers, JBL 305P MkII offers stunning detail, precise imaging, a wide sweet spot and impressive dynamic range that enhances the critical listening capabilities of any modern workspace. Featuring patented technologies derived from the JBL 7 Series and M2 Master Reference Monitors, and sporting a sleek, modern design, JBL 305P MkII delivers outstanding performance and an enjoyable mix experience at an accessible price.

Features:
• Patented Image Control Waveguide for detailed imaging and a broad, room-friendly sweet spot
• Next-generation JBL transducers for optimized transient response and improved linearity
• Patented Slip Stream low-frequency port for superior bass performance at all playback levels
• Dual integrated, custom Class-D amplifiers provide 82 watts of power for high output and dynamic range
• New Boundary EQ settings compensate for low frequency variants introduced by the environment
• HF Trim switch adjusts high-frequency output to room acoustics or personal preferences
• Flexible connectivity with balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs, +4dBu / -10dBV input-sensitivity switch and adjustable volume control
• Engineered to JBL Linear Spatial Reference design criteria for outstanding accuracy in any working space
• Strenuous JBL 100-hour full-power test ensures years of reliability
• Sleek, modern design provides a visual upgrade to any studio

Specifications:
• LF Driver Size: 203mm (5")
• HF Driver Size: 25mm (1")
• HF Driver Type: Soft Dome
• Crossover: 1725hz 4th Order Acoustic Linkwitz-Riley
• Ok For Use Near Magnetically Sensitive Equipment: Yes
• Input Sensitivity (-10dbv Input):92db / 1m
• Power Configuration: Bi-Amplified
• HF Driver Power Amp: 41W, Class-D
• LF Driver Power Amp: 41W, Class-D
• Frequency Response (+/-3db) : 49hz - 20khz
• Frequency Range (-10db) : 43hz - 24khz
• Low Frequency Extension (-10db) : 43hz
• Maximum Continuous SPL: 94db
• Maximum Peak SPL: 108db
• Maximum Peak Input Level (-10dbv / +4dbu): +6dbv / +20.3dbu
• System Distortion Criteria: less than 10% THD At Maximum Output With Full Compressor / Limiter Engagement
• Electrical Distortion Criteria: 0.2% THD @ 1khz / 2.83vrms Output;

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
Very impressive balanced frequency response through the highs down to the mid bass. The waveguide is really quite excellent providing a large sweet spot. If you are looking for a inexpensive good monitor on a tight budget then these are really Hard to beat anywhere near this price point.
Posted by Sunil on Jan 30, 2020
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Great for the price4 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMontréal, Quebec
Most of my work is done on in proper studios with JBL M2s and B&W Diamond series monitors. The 305s obviously do not compare.
However, they stand head and shoulders above anything else I've heard in the price range. I needed something to keep mixing on at home and the JBL 305P Mkii were the perfect fit. I own 3 for checking LCR mixes at home. A huge number of my ultra-geeky audio friends have 305s or 308s because they get the job done!
If you can afford Genelec 8030s (another 5" monitor) then go for it. If your room can handle a bigger monitor then go for it. If you need a cheap, small and great sounding speaker, this fits the bill.
Posted by Ben on Jul 6, 2019
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These are Good Monitors1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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For the price...and a bit more!....i have no bad experiences with them....if you are used to "bigger" and more expensive monitors....then you might be disappointed...i have lots of bottom end "thump"...roll off switches are handy...great starter semi-pro monitors...,.
Posted by Bruno on Mar 9, 2019
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Incredibly Disappointing13 of 35 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
Let's start by clearing any biases etc. Usually when buying your first pair of studio monitors, you will hear a love it or hate it review for any model. If you hate it, people on forums will usually say you set them up wrong or that your room sucks. If you're through the roof with excitement over $200 speakers, it's probably because you upgraded from computer speakers or have no idea what great monitors sound like.
I myself happily owned a pair of quality JBL LSR2328's for nearly 4 years. These speakers were amazingly clear and well balanced. The only reason I sold these is because even after acoustic treatment, my room is just too small for the 8" speakers. I thought moving into another set of JBL monitors with smaller speakers would be a good bet to keep some familiarity but boy was I wrong.
These speakers are horrible. Lack of low end under 75-80hz is expectable for small speakers, but it seems like in it's place there's a swamp of terribly unclear lo-mid range response. On top of that, the mids are boxy and cloudy, the high end isn't overhyped but these speakers are so unclear and poorly balanced that I can't even focus on the high end. They remind me of computer speakers honestly, JBL definitely tried to make these look good to hide the fact that they're cheap and low quality monitors.
Features are standard as you'd expect from the wide range of monitors available in today's market, that is the only good thing I can say about them.
Save your money, buy a better pair of monitors.
Posted by Simon on Sep 10, 2018
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