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JBL Bar 3.1

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3.1-Channel 4K Ultra HD Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer

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JBL Bar 5.1
Hear the voice. Feel the Bass.

Featuring 450W of total system power, a dedicated center channel and a 10” wireless subwoofer for thrilling bass, and voice clarity, the JBL Bar 3.1 soundbar with JBL Surround Sound and Dolby® Digital lets you immerse yourself in best-in-class surround sound audio. Bluetooth enabled for convenient, wireless streaming, the JBL Bar 3.1 allows you to connect up to three 4K devices via the HDMI inputs for state-of-the-art viewing and listening experience. With the dedicated amplifer and speakers for center channel, you can enjoy clear dialogue even during the most thrilling scenes. Further enhanced with JBL SoundShift, which allows you to instantly switch between sound from your TV, and sound from your mobile phone or tablet. You can moreover control the soundbar with your existing TV remote control, the JBL Bar 3.1 clearly raises the bar for soundbars.

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MSRP
Total Power (W) 510W 450W 300W 30W
No. of Driver (Bar) 8 woofers +
3 tweeters
6 woofers +
3 tweeters
4 woofers +
2 tweeters
1 woofers +
2 tweeters
Subwoofer Driver Size 10” Wireless 10” Wireless 6.5” Wireless
Bluetooth
HDMI IN / ARC v2.0 x 3 v2.0 x 3 v1.4 x 1
Optical / AUX
Audio Processing Dolby Digital DTS Dolby Digital
Harman Virtual Surround
Dolby Digital
Harman Virtual Surround
Dolby Digital
Dimension (Bar) (LxHxD) 45” x 2.3” x 3.6” 40” x 2.3” x 3” 38” x 2.3” x 2.8” 24” x 2.3” x 3.4”
Dimension (Subwoofer) (LxHxD) 16" x 12" x 12" 12” x 12” x 17.3” 8.9” x 8.9” x 14.6”
Channel 5.1-channel 3.1-channel 2.1-channel 2.0-channel
Detachable, battery powered rear speakers
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Item# JBLBAR31BLKEP

General Specifications

Total Maximun Power 450W
Soundbar Transducer Size 6 x 2.25" racetrack drivers 3 x 1.25" tweeter
Subwoofer Transducer Size 10"
Bluetooth Version 4.2

Audio Specifications

Max SPL 103db
Frequency Response 35Hz to 20KHz
Audio inputs 1 Analog, 1 Optical, Bluetooth, USB

Dimensions

Soundbar dimension and weight (Wx H x D) 40” x 2.3” x 3.1” (1018 x 58 x 78mm)/ 2.3 Kg
Subwoofer dimension and weight (W x H x D) 12” x 12” x 17.3” (305 x 305 x 440mm)/ 12.1 Kg

Video Specifications

HDMI Video Inputs 3
HDMI Video Output (with Audio Return Channel) 1
HDMI HDCP Version 2.2
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Spec Sheet (EN)

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  • Soundbar
  • Wireless subwoofer
  • Remote control with battery
  • Power adaptor
  • Power cables (number and types varied by region)
  • HDMI cable
  • AUX cable
  • Wall-mount bracket kit
  • Quickstart guide
  • Warranty card
  • Safety sheet

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JBL Bar 3.1 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features good sound good build quality. I bought the Bar 3.1 about a week ago and I am pretty satisfied with the unit as a whole. And in this price range ($300-$600) I believe it hit most of what I was looking for to replace the horrible sound from my TV speakers. 1- I like the build quality seems very well built. 2-The information display is terrific so you can see all your adjustments while using your remote and not just the idiot lights on most soundbars ,even the high end models. 3- The base adjustment is a great idea from the remote And with the 10 inch woofer sounds really good and has plenty of punch even at mid level (15 out of 30) 5- The overall sound quality from this soundbar is pretty good for such small speakers. 6- The remote has a good amount of adjustments to control the SB. 7- The blue tooth works very well seems easy to connect from my Android and Ipod. 8- Has many inputs 3 HDMI ,fiber optic,etc. My one major complaint is the almost none existence of the voice during some movie scenes, voice gets washed out . Which was one of my main complaints for this product. The presets do have a voice setting but I was informed by JBL tech that in that mode and the other presets you will only get stereo output and the middle speakers would not fire up. I don"t understand this as I would have been more practical and more functional if when you select Voice you would bring out more of the dialog and have those center speakers on. Or at the very least have an EQ so you can adjust the voice and control the middle speakers just as you can adjust the base. I was told that in order to have those middle speakers fire up I would have to turn on the surround mode (See answer to my question in the( Q&A ) section. Therefore none of the presets would do any good to boost the dialog. I also had to connect using the (HDMI ARC) connection to hear the middle speakers . and I still have to strain to hear the voice I would have also liked more mid range from these speakers and a remote with a adjustment for voice. also have a back lighted remote as it is hard to see the different options on the remote. With all that said I still think this is one of the best choices without spending thousands of dollars. And yes I would recommend this unit as a good buy. Especially at the sale price of $400.00
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound Has great sound and incredible bass! Remote and every function of the soundbar works flawlessly. Give it some time to get broke in and will sound even better.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from let the sound bar break in a bit and the midrange will peak up. great loud sound bar
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound and value The JBL 3.1 is terrific, super loud with amazing bass that can easily be reduced. There are so many ways to adjust the sound that you have to figure out which sound is best for each type of item viewed, from movies to sports or when watching blue ray. Takes a little time to figure out but definitely not overwhelming. Wondering if there will be surround speakers that i can add like the 5.1 system.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sounds fantastic earth shaking bass, realistic surround effects, music is crisp. and most of all my samsung 8 series smart remote operates it thru the hdmi{arc} input, also 4k pass thru from the inputs to the tv (most 4k tv"s only have one true 4k input) had a bose sytem and this sounds better!!!!
Date published: 2018-01-07
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My product won't connect to the wireless subwoofer, how do I go about syncing them together? There is nothing stated in the guides and manuals

Asked by: willrojazz
Sorry for the inconvenience. Please refer to the steps below, for your information as well, moving forward: 1. Turn on the soundbar and the subwoofer. If the connection is lost, the LED indicator on the subwoofer blinks slowly. 2. Press the CONNECT button on the subwoofer to enter pairing mode. The LED indicator on the subwoofer blinks quickly. 3. Press and hold the DIM DISPLAY button on the remote control for 5 seconds, followed by short press on BASS+, and BASS- button in sequence. Panel display will show “PAIRING”. If pairing succeeds, the LED indicator on the subwoofer lights up, and the soundbar display will show "DONE”. If pairing fails, the indicator on the subwoofer blinks slowly. Lastly, if the pairing fails, repeat the steps above.
Answered by: Zoe at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-02-12

Can you fix this very big mistake in future update? Automatically turn off the speaker when there is no signal? This is very annoying when you scrolling in game menu or somewhere. Please set it to real 10 min without signal and not to cca 1 ms.

Asked by: Jojin88
I contacted JBL about this since it cuts off the beginning of every song when streaming to my tv with the brief loading causing the soundbar to turn off. They said they are working on a fix as many others have noted this same problem. So hopefully we will see something soon.
Answered by: PandasAreAwesome
Date published: 2018-02-12

I received the sound bar but the subwoofer will not pair to the sound bar. The quick guide sent with it has no info on pairing it. There is a pairing button on the sun but not on the bar, how do I go about connecting the two?

Asked by: willrojazz
Sorry for the inconvenience. Please refer to the steps below, for your information as well, moving forward: 1. Turn on the soundbar and the subwoofer. If the connection is lost, the LED indicator on the subwoofer blinks slowly. 2. Press the CONNECT button on the subwoofer to enter pairing mode. The LED indicator on the subwoofer blinks quickly. 3. Press and hold the DIM DISPLAY button on the remote control for 5 seconds, followed by short press on BASS+, and BASS- button in sequence. Panel display will show “PAIRING”. If pairing succeeds, the LED indicator on the subwoofer lights up, and the soundbar display will show "DONE”. If pairing fails, the indicator on the subwoofer blinks slowly. In case pairing does fail, we would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Zoe at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-03

Where is the CONNECT button on the subwoofer to enter pairing mode?

Asked by: tiagovas
The connect button would be at the top of the plug where the power cord is plugged in.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2017-12-22

Does this JBL Bar 3.1 come with Chromecast?

Asked by: michael26
Unfortunately, the JBL Bar 3.1 does not have Chromecast compatibility.
Answered by: Steven M
Date published: 2017-12-02

On the back of the subwoofer, in between the "Subwoofer Pairing" button and "AC In" socket, there is something that says "SW Upgrade" and looks similar to a 3.5 mm port. What is that used for? It is not listed in the manual.

Asked by: PandasAreAwesome
That is the SW upgrade port that is used by our authorized service centers for repairs and firmware updates.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2017-12-02

Speakers seem to be turning off if there is a pause in sound for a second or two. This is very annoying in menus, pausing, and I am sometimes missing the first beat or 3 in songs when there is a longer pause between tracks. Will there be an update/fix?

Asked by: kherrm88
Thank you for your review, our sincerest apology for the inconvenience. Your feedback will be communicated to the proper department to improve our current and future product line. I can see that you've already submitted a case with us and is already being handled by one of our Customer Service Representatives. Please reply to their communication if you need anything additional.
Answered by: Nick F
Date published: 2018-02-06

what does orange mean??

Asked by: Blocks
An orange light on the back of the subwoofer means that it is currently unpaired with the main soundbar. Please check on pages 4-5 on the owner's manual for instructions on how to pair the soundbar with the subwoofer.
Answered by: Steven M
Date published: 2018-02-01
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