300-watt, 10-inch powered subwoofer

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High-definition video, meet high-definition audio. The JBL® ES150P brings your home theater system to life with 300 watts of power, up to 500 watts of peak power, the proprietary JBL® PolyPlas™ woofer and HeatScape™ technology. You’ve never heard anything quite like it. You’ll enjoy unsurpassed low-frequency performance and signature JBL® sound: Your favorite movie special effects will have deep, rich, resonant bass, and no unwanted distortion or boominess. LFE- and line-level inputs provide maximum connection flexibility. And you can easily tailor the ES150P's performance to your room's particular acoustics.

Item# ES150P

General Specifications

Series ES
Finish Black, Cherry, Beech

Audio Specifications

Crossover Frequencies 50Hz – 150Hz; 24dB/octave, continuously variable
Frequency Response 27Hz – 150Hz

System Specifications

Amplifier Power (RMS) 300W
Amplifier Power (Peak) 500W
Power Requirement AC 120V~60Hz2A

Speaker Specifications

Low-Frequency Transducer 10" (250mm) PolyPlas™


Weight (kg) 17.7
Width (mm) 337
Depth (in) 15-1/4
Width (in) 13-1/4
Height (in) 18
Weight (lb) 39
Depth (mm) 387
Height (mm) 457

Control and Connection Specifications

Controls Crossover frequency, Level, Phase, Input
Connections Line-level/LFE Input
  • (1) ES150P 10", 300-watt RMS (500-watt peak) powered subwoofer.
  • (1) Owner's Manual

Manuals & Downloads

The latest owner's manuals, quick start guides, and documents.

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ES150P is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PACKS A PUNCH WHAT a great sub and value this is a great sounding speaker no distortion and is good looking
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of woof for not much dough! My second JBL subwoofer, first was a CSub50. The is a great refurbished value. Plenty of power and goes nice and low. Should make me a happy camper for a long time.
Date published: 2016-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just like its big brother, very pleased! I bought this to compare to the ES250P 12" sub I bought recently and which I thought might be too big for my home theater system LOL. In comparison, the 150P, when volume matched to the 250P, held its own with a bit better integration to my smallish satellites, was a bit tighter musically but the cone was pushed to its limits to match the output of the (relatively) loafing 12" on movie soundtracks or similar CD audio. All I can say about the ES150P is wow! Lows of the 12" are amazingly all there in a slightly smaller package that I was looking for, but it does run pretty hot as the volume knob has to go up to compensate for less cone area I suppose. That is a concern for me long term but right now it is putting out about 110db peak @ 1M of solid sound on music tracks with the volume knob only at about 1/3rd of max, with the back of the amp pretty hot. I suppose that's as good as it is safely going to get but darn good enough when I want it! I was going to keep only one of the two but decided to keep both. The ES150P for the dedicated music system where the 250P was simply too much, and the 250P for the home theater where the 150P might not be enough. I couldn't be more pleased with ES150P because its performance is so close to its big brother that it would have to be the better buy of the two. Only wish both subs had auto standby to save power but I just turn them off when not being used so problem solved.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Performance. I convinced my grandparents to purchase this sub, after they were reluctant at first to upgrade any of the old and outdated components from their previous home theater setup. Needless to say, once this beauty arrived we were all impressed, to say the least. This is a very high performing (and powerful) sub that not only plays loudly, but also crystal clear. Movies become an immersive and life-like experience, and music is filled with deep-end presence that was previously lacking. The sub's performance was (and still is!) so great that my grandparents decided to completely upgrade their entire home-theater system to JBL's matching ES series speakers. Would highly recommend!
Date published: 2016-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bass ever very crisp sounding. And the appearance is very nice looking.
Date published: 2016-04-09
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The Es150 does come with a grill to cover the speaker, right?

Asked by: DJDave
Yes, that is correct. The photo does not show the grille so that it can show off the massive woofer.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

The dimensions for the JBL ES150PBK 300-Watt Powered 10-Inch Subwoofer is listed as 18 x 13.3 x 16.1.  Which of those numbers are for hight, width and depth?

Asked by: Giannitufolli
Height: 18" Width: 13.3" Depth: 16.1"
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

Is there any difference between playing the sub in LFE mode and playing it on normal mode with the crossover-frequency set at 120 Hz (same crossover-freq as LFE)? Thanks.

Asked by: thelegend1310
In terms of sound, it will not make any difference. This is how the Input works. The LFE input is only selected if the ES150P is connected to a receiver that offers a low frequency effects. If the receiver does not have digital processing (i.e. Dolby Pro-Logic decoding only), the normal input must be selected. That being said, if the ES150P is connected to a receiver that does have digital processing (i.e. Dolby Digital or DTS decoding), this will bypass the crossover in the sub. The adjustment will be made on the receiver.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

I know that the sub has 300 watts of power, but just how loud can it get relatively speaking? Also, will this work with any AV receiver?

Asked by: ABAB
It is impossible to say how loud it will get, in words. Generally speaking, it will work with any receiver. The general rule when selecting a sub is to make sure it has at least twice the per channel wattage rating of the receiver. So, for example, if your receiver is capable of putting out 80 watts per channel, you want your sub to have a rating of at least 160 watts. This will guarantee that the sub will have enough power to keep up with your receiver. So, in a nutshell, as long as your receiver has a wattage rating of 150 watts per channel or less, the ES150P will work well with it without any issues.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

need dimensions. 

Asked by: b rad
Dimensions: Height: 18" Width: 13.3" Depth: 16.1"
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

I have a pair of JBL Studio Series S3811BE speakers. Will the ES150P sub woofer you have on sale work well with these speakers? I have a Sony STR-DA5ES stereo receiver. I have a jack to hook up a active subwoofer. What sub woofer speaker wire will I need

Asked by: Dennis S
Your Sony receiver is rated at 110 watts per channel, so yes, the ES150P will be powerful enough to keep up with the power of your receiver, and will work very nicely with your S38II speakers. As for a sub cable, all you need is a standard single RCA audio cable, and you'll be good to go.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

I cant get it to power on anymore, is there a fuse in the sub?

Asked by: lakerpete
Yes, there’s a fuse (1.25A 250V 5x20mm) in the ES150P, but it is internal. We do not recommend opening this unit up, as it is electrical and can be very dangerous. If you would like to have the unit serviced, please submit a request at www.jbl.com/contactus and the Customer Service team will happily assist you.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

Does this unit (subwoofer ES150P) have a front cover or is the woofer exposed?

Asked by: alan4946
Yes, it comes with a front grille. The picture does not show the grille, just for the sake of showing the massive woofer.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02
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