Our Product Research Team
At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere.
That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box,
verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs.
We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.
Authentics Series: Inspired by the legendary JBL Century
L100 loudspeaker, the JBL Authentic L8 blends classic acoustic speaker design
with modern wireless connection and convenience. Its wooden enclosure with gloss
black guitar-quality finish offers exceptional audio quality while the latest
technology provides easy wireless connectivity to a wide range of devices via
AirPlay, DNLA and Bluetooth. The Authentics series wireless speaker features authentic
materials, optimized low-frequency and high-frequency JBL transducers and
meticulous acoustic design. The result is superior audio quality and a wide
stereo image from a single enclosure.
120W Active Two-Way Speaker: High-performance JBL transducers and
meticulous acoustic design deliver amazing sound from a compact speaker. The
optimized low- and high-frequency transducers combine with advanced 24-bit/96kHz
studio quality electronics and DSP to present full-range stereo sound with a
wide stereo image; all from within a single enclosure. Dual down-firing, flared
ports add to system's bass response and efficiency. The JBL L8 is fitted with
two 1" tweeters and two 4" woofers, powered by a 30 watt x 4 channel amplifier.
Clari-Fi & Signal Doctor Music Restoration Technology: Harman Clari-Fi
& Signal Doctor technology
replaces the details lost in today's compressed music files, adding detail and
energy to any low quality music stream. Clari-Fi & Signal Doctor music restoration technology by
Harman analyzes the audio signal in real time and corrects waveform deficiencies
based on an in-depth knowledge of the encoding codecs and psychoacoustics. For
all compressed audio sources (such as MP3) Clari-Fi & Signal Doctor reconstructs a perceptual
estimate of the missing signal components based on the signal components that
remain in the compressed signal.
Wireless Connectivity: The JBL Authentics L8 provides easy
wireless audio playback from smartphones, tablets, computers, and media players.
It offers AirPlay for iTunes and iOS devices, DLNA for Android devices and
Windows PCs, plus Bluetooth for Bluetooth-enabled devices. With AirPlay, DLNA and Bluetooth connectivity,
the Authentics L8 can stream audio from almost any wireless device.
- Bluetooth: The Authentics L8 features built-in Bluetooth A2DP,
which allows you to wirelessly stream audio from your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad,
Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, laptop/computer, or other
Bluetooth-enabled device to the JBL wireless speaker system. You'll continue
to use your device to navigate your music and to view song/artist
information. The speaker system pairs with your Bluetooth-enabled device
with a single press of a button or via NFC (Near-Field Communication)
technology. Simply tap your NFC-enabled Android smartphone to the NFC tag on
the top-panel of the speaker for instant pairing with the system; NFC is
only available in select Android smartphones. Once paired, the L8 will
automatically re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to
- AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream music directly from your Apple
iOS device (4.3+), or from your iTunes library (10.1+) on your PC or Mac to
the JBL L8, over your wireless home network. By downloading Apple's free
Remote App onto your Apple iOS device, you don't even need to be in the
same room as the L8 system or your computer to play, pause, skip, and stop
the songs in your iTunes music library.
- DLNA: The L8 is
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified for audio streaming.
This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music stored on
your Windows 7/8 PC, Android smartphone, or other DLNA-enabled server/ NAS.
A variety of music files are supported. You'll continue to navigate your
music from your DLNA-enabled device or from JBL's free MusicFlow app on your
Apple iOS or Android device.
Note: In order to use AirPlay or DLNA, you will need to connect the JBL
Authentics L8 to your wireless home network via WiFi (no Ethernet connection on
speaker). Use JBL's free MusicFlow app on your Apple iOS or Android device for
Analog + Digital Inputs: In addition to wireless connectivity,
the JBL Authentics L8 offers wired analog & digital connections.
- Digital Optical Input: The JBL L8 features a rear-panel digital
optical (toslink) input for connection of your Blu-ray player or HDTV. The
optical digital input only supports 2ch PCM audio signal (not Dolby
- Analog 3.5mm Input: The L8 is also fitted with a top-panel 3.5mm
auxiliary input for connection of almost any portable audio player with a
Charging: The JBL Authentics L8 supports charging of your smartphone &
tablet devices via its dual USB (type-A) ports and its Qi-compatible charging
- Dual USB Charging Ports: The L8 is fitted with two USB (type-A)
ports designed to charge your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone/tablet while
listening to your music. One USB port is rated at 5V/1A, while the other USB
port is rated at 5V/2.1A. These USB ports are for charging only and does
support audio playback.
- Charging Pad: The JBL Authentic L8 has an optional wireless
charging pad on the top that makes recharging your compatible mobile device
easy. No worrying about connectors; simply place your Qi compatible device
on the charging pad. The wireless charging capability is another way the JBL
Authentic L8 maintains a clean, uncluttered look.
Note: There is a removable top-cover which uncovers a compartment where
you can store your smartphone or tablet device while it charges and during
Controls: The JBL Authentics L8 wireless speaker system
offers top-panel controls, as well as supports control from your Apple iOS or
Android device with JBL's free MusicFlow app installed.
- Top-Panel Controls: The speaker's top-panel controls
provide basic playback & system functions such as Power On/Off, Volume
Up/Down, and Source Selection (Bluetooth/AirPlay/DLNA/Aux/Optical).
- JBL MusicFlow App: The free JBL MusicFlow app offers
more advance playback control of the speaker system from your Apple iOS
Android (2.2+)mobile device. Simply download the JBL MusicFlow app (from
GooglePlay) onto your Apple iOS device or Android smartphone/tablet. You'll
get the same functions as the top-panel controls, as well as the ability to
stream music directly from your Apple iOS or Android device and adjust a
3-band EQ (Bass/Mid/High), plus activate JBL's Signal Doctor.
AC Power: The JBL Authentics L8 operates off of standard household
current using the supplied 6.5' AC power cord (detachable).