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JBL Authentics L16

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Three-way speaker system with wireless streaming

£629.99 - £799.99
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Where sonic legend meets modern connectivity

Where sonic legend meets modern connectivity. With its single-enclosure speaker system and wireless audio streaming, the JBL Authentic L16 was born to resonate with legacy. Inspired by the legendary JBL Century L100 loudspeaker, the JBL Authentic L16 blends classic acoustic speaker design and advanced wireless technology. It offers a real walnut-veneered wood enclosure, exceptional audio quality and easy wireless connectivity to a wide range of devices via AirPlay, DNLA and Bluetooth®. Not only that, but with the L16’s additional analog, optical, and phono preamp jack connections, you’ve got yourself an all-in-one masterpiece of compatibility. And it’s as convenient as it’s powerful: Near Field Communication (NFC) technology lets you pair a Bluetooth® device simply by tapping it on the speaker. Meanwhile, a free JBL MusicFlow app lets you easily set up and control the speaker with your iOS or Android mobile device. Using the speaker’s built-in USB ports, you can charge compatible mobile devices. Sporting 300 watts r.m.s. of power, custom JBL low-frequency and high-frequency transducers, advanced DSP technology and a frequency response of 40Hz – 35kHz, the JBL Authentic L16 produces full-range sound and a wide stereo image from a single, mid-sized stereo speaker. Harman Clari-Fi™ technology replaces all the audio details lost in the shuffle of today’s compressed music files, adding detail and energy to any low quality music stream. With its unstoppable acoustics and its all-terrain compatibility, the JBL Authentic L16 is where the future becomes an instant classic.

Item# AUTHENTIC L16

Device Compatibility

Apple AirPlay Yes
Bluetooth Yes

General Specifications

Amplifier Power 6 x 50W RMS

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response 35Hz – 35kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 92dB
High Frequency Transducer 25mm tweeter
Mid-Range Transducer 2 inch mid range
Low Frequency Transducer 5.25 inch woofer
Maximum SPL 108dB @ 1m

Dimensions

Speaker Depth (mm) 369
Speaker Weight (kg) 13.3
Speaker Height (in) 11-3/5
Speaker Depth (in) 14-1/2
Speaker Weight (lb) 36
Speaker Width (in) 32-1/5
Speaker Height (mm) 294
Speaker Width (mm) 710
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Spec Sheet (EN)

1 MB
  • 1 region-specific IEC power cord
  • Quick-start guide
  • 1 JBL Authentic L16 speaker system

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JBL Authentics L16 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable Speaker... I recently got this speaker from my parents for my birthday and WOW, I am seriously impressed. The speaker is perfection. The build quality is superb and the sound it produces is very clean with amazing bass. The JBL app is very nice which allows you to control the bass, tremble and highs, which really helps when listening to different genres of music. Overall, extremely happy and proud to own one.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from About time for this level of technology! Purchased a month ago, this speaker system is by far the best that I've heard from wireless speakers! I owned a pair of JBL L100's, and purchased the L16 thru JBL due to their reference to the L100 legacy. Though not exactly an equivalent, it's sound is quite impressive. I couldn't be happier considering this is a wireless product. It's minimal footprint, lack of wires and ease of setup along with superior sound are what I've hoped for, for a very long time. If any improvements could be made, I'd hope for more variety in Wi-Fi connectivity options, a greater range of sound equalizing options, as well as other improvements within the JBL Sound App. In the future, I hope JBL will be creating separate left and right channel wireless speakers comparable to the L100's with the same minimal footprint (one can only dream!). Overall though, I am very pleased with this investment.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome features great sound, very useful i use nearly every day whther its working out or just relaxing!
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing product This product is perfect for me and I use it every day
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and connectivity! I've owned the JBL L16 for close to a year and a half and I could not be any happier. At the time of purchasing I ended up deciding between the L8 and the L16 (after discarding the competitors), and I'm glad I ended up picking the L16. This thing sounds great! Not only it sounds great, it is powerful enough to fill a large space while keeping the audio quality intact. And it looks fantastic in the living room, it is a beautiful and well designed piece. Not to mention the connectivity via Airplay (which is what I use the most) and Bluetooth. I'm no expert audiophile but I am extremely pleased with this purchase.
Date published: 2017-03-18
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Hello, does anyone know where can I buy Qi module for L16? I cannot find it anywhere, and since i've got a mobile phone with Qi I would appreciate to have it installed on my L16. Thanks a lot!!

Asked by: alexa
Sure QI module exists, I have it (I live in Norway) I'm actually trying to sell mine as I no longer have a Qi enabled phone.
Answered by: Eirik
Date published: 2017-12-02

Hi I would buy this product but I wonder one thing about the app on windows mobile phone 10, have such a phone, and how do I change the equalizer settings?

Asked by: Piter
The app can adjust the equalizer, however, it's only compatible with IOS and Android devices.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

Hi Harman Support Team, I would like to know, if the JBL L16 changed ist outter specs, meaning the whole dimensions of the system, since 2015? It would be great if you guys could help me with that inquiry. Thanks a lot to you ;)

Asked by: MA2017
The real outer dimensions of JBL L16 are 71 cm x 21 cm x 26 cm (W x H x D) and the weight is approx. 9.6 kg. These are NOT packaging dimensions.
Answered by: Pollux044
Date published: 2017-12-02

Hi. I own the L16 and have trouble with the wifi disconnecting when I change songs streaming from iPad and Mac. It is also often hard to connect the player device with speaker.Do you have a firmware upgrade to fix this or other solutions for this problem?

Asked by: anders
Hi, Sorry to hear about the issue you are facing with the JBL Authentics L16. There is no firmware upgrade that will address your situation, as this is not something we have heard of before. Please try to reset your L16 speaker and it can be done by pressing both source button and power button simultaneously for 10 seconds. Try to reconnect it to your WiFi again and test if the connection is better. If you still are experience connection problem, then we advise to contact our helpdesk for further assistance with your JBL Authentics L16 speaker. You can find the contact formula under our support or send an email to customer.support@harman.com
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2017-12-02

Will my Astell & Kern 120II DAP with Hi-Res FLAC library be compatable for playback with the L16 ?

Asked by: Jack50
It can connect to l16 via digital out (spdif, would use l16 dac) or headphone. I play flac via squeezebox and optical out.
Answered by: Sjur
Date published: 2017-12-02

The L16 or L8 is it compatible with FLAC dlna streaming ? I will use it with a Logitech media server.

Asked by: fanfanlefou
Unfortunately, the JBL Authentics L16 is only capable of playing MP3, WMA, AAC, or PCM audio files via DLNA. DLNA does not support FLAC and as stated on page 11 of your owners manual.
Answered by: Ron at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

hi im having a trouble connecting DLNA. actually i just followed WIFI SETUP. and its connected successfully. but when i connect my phone to the same wifi as L16 and play music, only my phone plays music by itself. L16 doesnt play the music.

Asked by: BBQMan
The JBL Authentics L16 is a DLNA Digital Media Renderer (DMR) device. Your media player software must be capable of acting as a DLNA Digital Media Server (DMS) and Digital Media Controller (DMC) to initiate the audio stream. Third party DLNA software can be found online, or on Google Play for Android devices. With that said, if your device has updated drivers/firmware then you should have no problem with connecting via DLNA and audio should stream from your device to the L16. You should also remember to set the L16 as the media speaker for your device.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

Can I use the Phono jack connect to my CD player?

Asked by: Jackie2025
Yes, If you are using a CD player, it’s likely a line level (RCA) jack. You would needs a 3.5mm to RCA Y adapter for it to work.
Answered by: Memen at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02
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