The Ultimate 3D sound experience
Upgrade your viewing or gaming experience from ordinary to extraordinary. Built-in Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X™ and four upfiring speakers bounce sound up to the ceiling back down to you for an awesome, true 3D sound experience.
Real surround sound in a second
Instantly enjoy a true, cinematic 9.1 surround experience. Simply place the two detachable surround speakers behind you. No extra wires, no extra power connections so no extra hassle.
Detachable speakers that go anywhere
Built-in batteries mean audio freedom. Place the two detachable surround speakers anywhere in your room to enjoy an incredible audio experience. After up to 10 hours of playback, simply dock them to the soundbar to recharge.
820W Output Power
With 820 Watts of system output power, you'll hear your movies, games and music like never before. Let the immersive, powerful sound take your viewing or gaming experience to the next level.
Punchy, precise bass from a mighty 10’’ wireless subwoofer brings the action to your action movies and the emotion to your music.
Ultra HD 4K Pass-through with Dolby Vision™
Incredible 4K video resolution deserves incredible sound. The JBL Bar 9.1 soundbar makes the ultimate dynamic duo when paired with your TV.
Chromecast and AirPlay 2 built-in
Built-in Wi-Fi and compatibility with Chromecast and Airplay 2 means you can stream all your favorite online music in high clarity with a simple finger tap.
Stream it all
Not in the mood for a film or game? No problem. With the JBL Bar 9.1 soundbar you can also enjoy wireless music streaming via Bluetooth from your mobile or tablet.
Feel like you're right in the scene with 3D surround sound
The JBL Bar 9.1 soundbar brings audio experience of a movie theater into your home with two detachable surround speakers and the added punch of Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X™ 3D sound. With 820 watts of total system power, you can enjoy every Oscar-worthy performance through powerful, crystal-clear audio. Turn up the 10’’ subwoofer for pulse-pounding bass or turn it down and relax with Chromecast and AirPlay music streaming. Immerse yourself in the latest blockbuster or re-live your favorite movie or sport scenes. The most incredible home cinema sound experience is here.
- Power supply
- 100 - 240VAC, ~ 50/60Hz
- Battery charge time
- 3 hours
- Total speaker power output (Max. @THD 1%)
- 820 W
- Main Soundbar output power (Max. @THD 1%)
- Soundbar transducer
- 4×racetrack drivers + 2 × up-firing full-range drivers+3 × 0.75” (20mm) tweeter
- Surround transducer (per piece)
- up-firing full-range driver + 0.75” (20mm) tweeter
- Subwoofer transducer
- Operating temperature
- 0°C - 45°C
- Standby for Soundbar (when all wireless connections are deactivated)
- < 0.5 W
- Networked standby (Soundbar)
- < 6.0 W
- Networked standby (Subwoofer)
- < 2.0 W
- Time to standby
- <10 minutes
Surround speakers output power (Max. @THD 1%); 2 x 60W
Subwoofer output power (Max. @THD 1%); 300
This equipment complies with European Commission Regulation (EC) No 1275/2008 and (EU) No 801/2013. The Soundbar unit is considered as networked equipment with high network availability (HiNA equipment and equipment with HiNA functionality) as it provides wireless network access point for two wireless Surround speakers and one wireless Subwoofer.
- HDMI In
- HDMI eARC
- HDMI HDCP version
1 Optical, Bluetooth, Chromecast, AirPlay2, USB
- Detachable surround speaker, per piece
- 173 x 60 x 120 (mm) / 6.8” x 2.4” x 4.7”
- Soundbar weight
- 3.64 kg/ 8.0 lb
- Detachable surround speaker
- 0.72 kg x 2/ 1.6 lb x2
- Subwoofer weight
- 11.10 kg / 24.5 lb
Soundbar dimensions (WxHxD); 884 x 62 x 120 (mm)/ 34.8” x 2.4” x 4.7”
Subwoofer dimensions (WxHxD); 305 x 440 x 305(mm) / 12.0" x 17.3" x 12.0"
Control and Connection Specifications
- USB port
- Type A
- USB rating
- 5 V/ 500 mA
- Supported file format
- MP3 codec
- MPEG 1 Layer 2/3, MPEG 2 Layer 3, MPEG 2.5 Layer 3
- MP3 bitrate
- 80 kbps - 320 kbps
- Bluetooth version
- Bluetooth profile
- A2DP V1.2/ AVRCP V1.5
- Bluetooth Max. transmitting power
- 13dbm (EIRP)
- Modulation Type
- GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
- Wi-Fi network
- IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5GHz)
- 2.4G Wi-Fi frequency range
- 2412 – 2472 MHz (2.4GHz ISM Band, USA 11 Channels, Europe and others 13 Channels)
- 2.4G Wi-Fi Max. transmitting power
- 20 dBm (EIRP)
- Modulation Type
- DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, QPSK, BPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM
- 5G Wi-Fi frequency range
- 5.15 - 5.35 GHz, 5.470-5.725 GHz, 5.725 - 5.825 GHz
- 5G Wi-Fi Max. transmitting power
- 22 dBm (EIRP)
- Modulation Type
- QPSK, BPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM
- 5G Wireless frequency range
- 5180.0 - 5240.0MHz (Except Europe), 5725.0 - 5825.0MHz
- 5G Max. transmitting power
- 13 dBm (EIRP)
- Modulation Type
MP3 sampling rate; 16 KHz - 48 KHz
USB Port; (USB playback is available in US version. For other versions, USB is for Service only.)
Bluetooth frequency range; 2402MHz-2480MHz
What's in The Box?
- 1x Main Soundbar
- 2x Detachable wireless surround speakers
- 1x Wireless subwoofer
- Remote control with 2 x batteries
- Power cords (up to 8pcs depending on region SKUs)
- HDMI cable x1
- 2 x L-shape Wall-mount bracket (Main Bar) + 2 x U-shape Wall-mount bracket (for Surround Speakers) kit with screws
- Quick start guide
- Warranty card
- Safety sheet
Documents & Downloads
Something terribly wrong after the latest firmware upgrade. My soundbar volume and bass level went pretty low. Previously it was much louder and better audio but after the upgrade something went wrong
I’m having the same problem calibrating my JBL. I’m on 1 calibration, it said retry. Sound bar makes it noise, both rear speakers work then calibration then the retry pop up. I’ve did WiFi and Ethernet direct connect. Can never get a hold of Customer serv
Can you get stands for the detachable speakers?
For my JBL 9.1 calibration-1 always leads to "calibration retry" without finalizing the calibration. How can this be solved?
My TV supports ARC but not eARC. If I connect my Fire TV 4k to the HDMI in on the soundbar can I still get uncompressed Dolby Atmos sound?
I have installed it but the status is not changing from load to ready. Any idea what needs to be done
Will it passthrough HDR10 or HDR10+ ? (My TV only supports HDR10, so i need to know if i connect my Xbox to the JBL and than the JBL to my TV i will still be able to view HDR10 content).
Does my TV have to be eARC Compatible for me to hear Dolby Atmos Sound from this unit?
What is the expected life of the batteries? I don't mean between recharges. I mean how many years should they be expected to last. What do I do when the batteries no longer hold a charge? I know they're not replaceable by the user.
Let me ask the question differently. I'm considering spending $1000 on a soundbar that relies on batteries to work properly. I don't want a generic "it depends" answer. What should I expect the battery life to be. When it dies, what are my options?
Why does the display say 'not supported' when volume is changed on the 'surround' button on remote when rear speakers are detached from soundbar. The rear speakers were checked, they were on and paired. The product was Mar-2021 make.Tested at 2 retailers.
It's 2020, JBL - inexcusable to put out a brand new premium soundbar without an app and the fine-grained controls it needs and deserves. Please fix the oversight immediately and do right by your customers and early adopters of this fine product.
Calibrating fail for the 1-calibration. Read and followed page 14, 6.3 Sound calibration. Rear speaker attached to soundbar and updated the firmware successfully. Still seeing the Calibrating fail error. How should I fix it?
To have a Dolby ATMOS Experience the Movie also has to be encoded in Atmos Sound right ? So what if the Movie is not encoded in Dolby Atmos Sound ? Then what kind of sound will this speakers give ?
What is total width of soundbar, both with, and without speakers attached?
Does the pass through support 120hz refresh rate?
Can you buy satellite caps separately an d when the satellite battery’s die what do you do.
Can you control misc using a google assistant or hub with voice on JBL Bar 9.1?
Can I turn this soundbar on without turning the TV on when I have CEC enabled?
Anyone else notice a small hiss / distortion coming from the rear speakers when using Apple TV 4K? Tried unplugging all cables and play music with Airplay. Bad / distorted sound from the rear speakers. They are charged and recalibrated - unit reset twice
Can I hook up wireless headphones to the soundbar?
The sound was fine until I connected the sundbar to the chromecast and the soundbar itself was updated. After the update, the dialogues became silent. Anyone had a problem with that?
When playing dolby atmos content does it shows dolby atmos ? for me it always show dolby surround. can anyone confirm this ? not sure weather i'm getting dolby atmos sound or not
Hello, i just bought JBL 9.1 soundbar some days ago. Soundbar is connected to a LG OLED 65C1 TV through eARC HDMI . But actually, the satellite speaker last only two/three hours of listening TV, far from 10 declared. Could they be already degraded?thanks
Then I use hdmi in with my pc or console, left side was being to hot, I can't even touch it with my hand, is it ok?
2 Questions 1) How can I check the current version of firmware on my JBL 9.1 soundbar 2) How can force update the firmware to the latest version on my JBL 9.1 soundbar
Why no Voice Enhancement or Voice Assistance? These seem pretty standard in today's modern soundbars. Even low end soundbars have this option.
My calibration keeps coming up as retry. All wireless devices removed from the room and followed the steps in owners manual (pg 14), still get the same failure ("retry"). The room size is 12ft x 12ft with 8ft ceiling height. Can this be the problem?
Is there any way to mute atmos speakers? It reduce effect of higher frequency/treble effect as every time on? JBL 5.1 TWS sports mode sounds much better, Sound mode selection supporting framework is required. Hope it will be release soon.
Is there a way to turn on the detachable speakers when I turn on the bar? Because when they are disconnected, after some time they turn off and do not turn on again when I turn on the bar. I have to turn on the two speacker pushing the two power button?
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