Bar 5.0 MultiBeam
Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Dolby Atmos® and MultiBeam™ Surround sound - Image

Dolby Atmos® and MultiBeam™ Surround sound

Upgrade your viewing or gaming experience from ordinary to extraordinary. Built-in Virtual Dolby Atmos® gives you an immersive and exciting 3D sound experience, while JBL MultiBeam™ technology creates a wide soundstage by projecting incredible sound to every corner of the room, so you’ll hear every detail from your favorite music, movies, TV series and games without the need for multiple speakers. Enjoy movies or games with a whole new dimension.

Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Punchy bass without the need for a separate subwoofer - Image

Punchy bass without the need for a separate subwoofer

Your home cinematic experience is enhanced and intensified with deep, punchy bass, thanks to four passive radiators built-in.

Bar 5.0 MultiBeam Chromecast built-in™, AirPlay and Alexa Multi-Room Music (MRM) - Image

Chromecast built-in™, AirPlay and Alexa Multi-Room Music (MRM)

With AirPlay, Alexa Multi-Room Music and Chromecast built-in, you can stream all your favorite online content in amazing sound quality, with a simple finger tap.

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Ultra HD 4K Pass-through with Dolby Vision™

Dolby Vision is a High-Dynamic Range (HDR) 4k video format that is growing in popularity and can be found in a growing number of 4k HD Blu-ray players, as well as several popular streaming services. Coupled with our 4k pass through you will enjoy pristine audio quality to match your video.


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With HDMI eARC, you can enjoy higher-quality audio, including Virtual Dolby Atmos® on your JBL Bar 5.0. You can easily and conveniently connect your Dolby Atmos player to either the TV or soundbar.

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Automatic MultiBeam™ Calibration

Calibrate the soundbar with the best surround sound audio effect based on your own room design and layout.

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Multi-room possibilities

Thanks to Chromecast built-in™ and Alexa Multi-Room-Music you can create a multi-room setup, allowing to listen to the same music in every room or different music in each room.

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Bluetooth wireless streaming

Not in the mood for a film or game? No problem. With the compact JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam soundbar, you can also enjoy wireless music streaming via Bluetooth from your phone or tablet.

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Works with voice control

Already having a device with Google Assistant, Alexa voice control or Siri? Simply connect them with the soundbar and start streaming your music with a simple voice command.

Specs & Downloads



Experience 3D Spacious Surround Sound at Home

Make your viewing or gaming experience more immersive than ever before with the winning combination of JBL Multibeam™ technology and Virtual Dolby Atmos®. Feel the sound all around as you're thrown into the action with deep bass performance without the need for an extra subwoofer. It features Chromecast built-in™, AirPlay and Alexa Multi-Room Music (MRM) for incredibly easy music streaming and multi-room possibilities. Bluetooth lets you enjoy music from your smartphone or tablet too. The sleek design of the JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam, with its grille pattern and metallic finishing, fits any home decor. It's compact and simple to use, can be controlled using your existing TV remote or by using the included intuitively designed remote control.

General Specifications

Total speaker power output
250 W
Soundbar output power (Max. @THD 1%)
5 x 50 W
5 x 48mm x 80mm racetrack drivers + 4 x  3 inches(75mm) Passive Radiators
Power supply
100 - 240V AC, ~ 50/60Hz

Audio Specifications

92 dBA
Frequency Response
50Hz - 20KHz

1 Optical, Bluetooth, Chromecast, AirPlay 2, Alexa MRM, USB

MP3 Codec
MPEG 1 Layer 2/3, MPEG 2 Layer 3, MPEG 2.5 Layer 3 (USA only), Dolby Atmos, PCM


Dimensions (W x H x D)
709x 58x 101mm, 27.9x 2.3x 3.9"

Control and Connection Specifications

Type A, USB rating
5V DC, 0.5A
USB Port
(*USB playback is available in US version. For other versions, USB is for Service only.)
Bluetooth® version
Bluetooth® profile
A2DP 1.2, AVRCP 1.5
Bluetooth® transmitter frequency range
2400 MHz – 2483.5 MHz
Bluetooth® transmitter power
<10 dBm (EIRP)
Wi-Fi network
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)
2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range
2412 – 2472MHz (2.4GHz ISM Band, USA 11 Channels, Europe and others 13 Channels)
2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter power
5G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range
5.15 - 5.35GHz, 5.470-5.725GHz, 5.725 - 5.825GHz
5G Wi-Fi transmitter power
<23dBm (EIRP)

What's in The Box?

  • 1x Soundbar
  • Remote control with 2 x batteries
  • Power cords (up to 8pcs depending on region SKUs)
  • 1x HDMI cable
  • 2 x L-shape Wall-mount bracket with screws
  • Quick start guide
  • Warranty card
  • Safety sheet
What's in The Box?

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great sound, but defective Received the product after a short time and was easy to install. Incredibly good sound, but after 2 days the sound suddenly switched off and it would not play sound anymore. Attempt to reset to factory settings but still no sound and that display went black and the remote control would not respond. There is probably something wrong with this product. After contacting JBL I was told to send it back in return for receiving a new product. Have not received this yet. This has been a long process that has been time consuming which has led to a bad experience for me. Hope the new soundboard works as it should and that I get to test this properly.
Date published: 2021-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crystal clear! Another fantastic product by JBL. This 5.0 is one of the best acoustic sound bars I have yet experienced. With speakers in the front, left and right sides, and the top it packs a full surround sound system in a little bar. Comparing this to the 2.1 or 2.0 surround sound units with the separate subwoofer attachment I would say this speaker is for someone who wants Clarity over bass. Now don't get me wrong I love the output and highs out of this unit but for me it's not enough Bass. This would do fantastic for someone sho is focused on mids and highs.
Date published: 2021-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great soundbar. Great sound. No fuss!! I bought this to replace an old surround sound system. The sound quality is great for the money. Good for films too. Easy to connect with phones and can be use as a bluetooth speaker. Will also connect with alexa and can be used through voice command. It will join multiroom playback if you have alexa echoes etc around the house which is really good. Fantastic for the money. Would recommend, a very tidy alternative to surround sound without the need for speakers everywhere and planning out speaker cable routes etc. Works straight from the box in under 5 minutes. Very impressed. Good bass without the need for a seperate subwoofer.
Date published: 2022-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great soundbar I am reviewing the new JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam Sound Bar. This is replacing a 2 year old JBL Soundbar 2.0 All In One. What a big difference sound is much crisper and has a better true surround sound. Voices are clear when watching movies. Very easy to mount with included wall mount brackets. Only negative was I had to put knew anchors in wall do to new bar being a little longer and different bracket holes. I would like to see JBL use similar brackets across all their sound bars. Definetly would recommend to anyone looking for a good affordable, easy to hook up soundbar.
Date published: 2021-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Impressive amount of features, decent sound I got this soundbar through Reviewclub a few weeks ago. The soundbar delivers a lot of volume and bass for its size and build quality is excellent. It includes a good set of features such as AirPlay, Alexa and virtual Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos does elevate the sound stage, but do not expect the same immersion as larger sounbars with a true surround sound configuration such as the Samungs HW Q950T. As for sound quality and clarity, I find the 5.0 MultiBeam surpassed by the similarly priced Sonos Beam. The Sonos Beam also allows for upgrades in the form of satelite speakers and a subwoofer, thus I think the Beam is the more appealing product in this segment.
Date published: 2021-04-05
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Product Q&A

I would like to place the sound bar in an enclosed shelf on our tv stand. The shelf is open in the front but is only about 4 or 5 inches high. &nbsp;Will that work or does the soundboard have to be placed on an open vertical surface?

Asked by: MrDavePar
Thanks for reaching out. We recommend mounting the JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam in an open air near your TV since it needs proper ventilation to avoid overheating and maximize its full potential.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-11-21

Can I place my soundbar 5.0 in front of my tv instead of wall mounted like in the promo pics?

Asked by: Pegsi
Our JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam can be positioned anywhere in the room but for an accurate surround experience, it's recommended that the soundbar be placed where the TV is located. The front of the TV is just OK.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2023-04-10

The manual and website for this soundbar refers to &quot;Amazon Music&quot; but doesn't mention other Alexa Skills. Is there a limit so that it only works with Amazon Music Skill, or will other Alexa Skills work, like say, the BBC Sounds skill?

Asked by: Skoorb
Thank you for your question. The JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam it is not able to accept voice commands with functions like Alexa. IT can be used in combination with functions like Alexa or Google Home but it will not be able to take the commands itself. Should you wish to receive further support, you may contact the Harman Customer Support team by telephone, email or chat in order to receive direct assistance. Please see for further details. Thank you.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-02-28

It&rsquo;s paired and says done but no change in sound

Asked by: AndyDVX
Thank you for your question. Could you please contact our Customer Support Team on for further assistance? Thank you.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2023-01-07

Can the display on the front be turned off? Clearly it would interfere with a home theatre experience.

Asked by: rick240
The front panel display of our JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam turns off automatically.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-08-18

Sometimes the soundbar won't connect (via Bluetooth) to my mobile, or respond to the remote (with new batteries!), or allow me to turn the power on directly. It's also connected to the TV via HDMI cable, no issues. What's wrong w/the B'tooth?

Asked by: Cyclonewind
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We'd like to work with you directly to address the issues you're experiencing with your JBL Bar 5.0 MultiBeam. If needed, we'd also like to get more information so we can check your options. Please contact our customer support service via our official website.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-11-07

Can I add a wireless subwoofer?

Asked by: Bibbyq
Our Bar 5.0 MultiBeam is a stand-alone speaker. You are not able to add additional speakers to this device.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2023-02-25

I have an Android phone. Would you please provide a link to the current / best JBL software to interact with my JBL Multibeam

Asked by: NumberOne
We don't have news yet if there are plans on making an app for this unit but our Bar 5.0 Multibeam has Chromecast built-in&trade;, AirPlay and Alexa Multi-Room Music (MRM) for incredibly easy music streaming and multi-room possibilities. If you have more questions, please reach out to your local support here:
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2021-12-05
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