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Overview: The JBL Cinema SB400 is a 2.1ch speaker system with an
active soundbar + wireless powered sub system that will dramatically improve the
sound reproduction of your flat-panel TV and connected AV components. It also
lets you wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled devices. Designed
to complement 40" and larger flat-panel televisions, the JBL Cinema SB400 is
ideal for people who want premium sound quality with impressive bass performance
in a nonintrusive, easy-to-install solution. The SB400 Soundbar system features
exclusive Harman Display Surround, built-in Dolby Digital decoding, as well as
HDMI, optical, and auxiliary inputs. The soundbar speaker can be mounted on a
wall or placed on a shelf.
Active Soundbar Speaker: The SB400's active soundbar speaker houses
two 1" dome tweeters and four 2.25" premium cone woofers powered by a 120-Watt
amplifier. Its built-in amplification simplifies system connections and
Wireless Powered Sub: The Cinema SB400's wireless powered sub features
a down-firing 8" woofer in a bass reflex enclosure (front-firing port) with
a built-in 100-watt amplifier that deliver
impactful bass. And because the system is wireless, it puts no unsightly cables
between the soundbar and subwoofer. The wireless powered sub offer independent
level control (min/max), low-pass crossover adjustment (40-200Hz) and phase
Harman Display Surround + Dolby Digital Decoding: Drawing
from Harman expertise in movie theater audio, the Cinema SB400 lets you add
cinema sound without adding multiple speakers. Employing proprietary Harman
Display Surround technology, it creates a virtual surround-sound experience for
multiple listeners from a single soundbar. The Cinema SB400 can also decode
Dolby Digital soundtracks, which eliminates conversion stages that reduce sound
Bass Boost: JBL is known for exceptional bass response, and
the Cinema SB400 lets you increase low-frequency performance at the touch of a
button on the included remote. The added bass impact is ideal for movie
HDMI (v1.4) Connectivity: With three HDMI inputs, the Cinema SB400
provides convenient connection for multiple HDMI source components. It also
includes one HDMI output with Audio Return Channel (ARC), which sends the TV
sound back to the soundbar. This setup simplifies switching and makes the system
easier to use.
Analog + Digital Audio Inputs: The Cinema SB400 features
both analog (minijack) & digital (optical) inputs to connect your flat-panel TV
and a Blu-ray/DVD player, or satellite/cable box to the system.
Bluetooth Technology: The Cinema SB400 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 soundbar speaker system.
Remote Control: The Cinema SB400 comes with a credit
card-sized IR remote. However, this soundbar speaker can also "learn" the IR
(infrared) volume-control code of your existing TV remote control, taking away
the need to keep track of yet another remote for controlling the volume on the
Mounting Options: You can place the Cinema SB400's soundbar
speaker on a shelf or tabletop, or wall-mount it with the included bracket. A
dual-position equalization feature optimizes the soundbar's performance for any
location. So you can position it where you choose without compromising sound
quality. Because the SB400's powered subwoofer is wireless, you can position it
any where in the room (within 25').