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JBL Bar 2.0 All-in-One

Compact, powered sound bar with Bluetooth®

Item # 109BAR20

This low-profile bar is a simple, budget-friendly way to improve your TV sound.

This low-profile bar is a simple, budget-friendly way to improve your TV sound.

Item # 109BAR20

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$199.95

About the JBL Bar 2.0 All-in-One

Compact and budget-friendly 

JBL makes some of our top-selling sound bars, and their new Bar 2.0 promises to deliver that same reliable performance at a reasonable price. This bar's "Smart Mode" — enabled by default — applies EQ settings and digital signal processing to deliver rich sound effects for movies, sports, and shows. And it has a rear port for enhanced bass response — so you can get some low-end rumble, even when you don't have the room for a separate subwoofer. 

Compact and budget-friendly 

JBL makes some of our top-selling sound bars, and their new Bar 2.0 promises to deliver that same reliable performance at a reasonable price. This bar's "Smart Mode" — enabled by default — applies EQ settings and digital signal processing to deliver rich sound effects for movies, sports, and shows. And it has a rear port for enhanced bass response — so you can get some low-end rumble, even when you don't have the room for a separate subwoofer. 

JBL Bar 2.0 All-in-One

Setup is easy with a simple one-cable connection between the Bar 2.0 and your TV.

Easy connections

This low-profile sound bar can connect to your TV with a single cable. You can wall-mount it with the included brackets or just place it on your TV stand — it will look great either way, thanks to its streamlined design. 

It also has Bluetooth built in, making it easy to wirelessly stream your favorite tunes right from your compatible phone.

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Product highlights:

  • two-channel sound bar with simulated surround sound
  • compact design sits on your TV stand or mounts on your wall
  • two racetrack-shaped drivers
  • built-in amplifiers: 40 watts x 2
  • rear port for enhanced bass response
  • frequency response: 70-20,000 Hz
  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from compatible devices
  • Dolby® Digital decoding
  • "Smart Mode" (enabled by default) applies EQ settings and digital signal processing for rich sound effects
  • "Standard Mode" EQ preset reduces sound effects
Connections and general info:
  • 1 HDMI port with Audio Return Channel (ARC)
    • cable included
  • 1 optical digital audio input
  • USB port for connecting a thumb drive
  • includes remote control and brackets for wall-mounting
  • 24-3/16"W x 2-3/8"H x 3-9/16"D
  • weight: 3.5 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # JBLBAR20AIOBLKAM

What's in the box:

  • Active soundbar speaker
  • 59" AC power cord
  • Remote control
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 58" HDMI cable
  • 2 Wall-mount brackets
  • 2 Thumb-scews
  • 2 Self-tapping screws
  • 2 Anchors
  • Quick-Start Guide
  • Wall-Mount Template
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Card

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Features & specs

General
Design Bar
Amplification Self-powered
Separate Subwoofer No
Wireless Surrounds No
Number Of Channels 2.0
Surround Formats
Dolby Digital Yes
DTS No
Dolby Atmos No
DTS:X No
Audio Enhancements
Dialogue Enhancement No
Auto Volume No
Virtual Surround JBL Surround
Audio Connections
Optical Digital Inputs 1
Coaxial Digital Inputs None
HDMI ARC Input Yes
HDMI eARC Input No
3.5mm Stereo Analog Inputs None
RCA Stereo Analog Inputs None
USB Type-A Input No
Subwoofer Output No
Audio Specs
Tweeter None
Midrange Oval Cone (2)
Woofer None
Subwoofer Driver None
Enclosure Bass Reflex
System Frequency Response 70-20k Hz
Sound Bar RMS Power 40
Subwoofer RMS Power N/A
Video Connections
HDMI Inputs None
HDMI Outputs 1
Video Specs
HDMI Video Pass-through Resolution N/A
HDR Video Compatible N/A
Control
Includes Remote Yes
Voice Control No
Control by App No
HDMI CEC No
Remote IR Passthrough No
Learns TV Remote No
Audio Streaming
Bluetooth Connectivity Built-in 4.2
Apple AirPlay No
Chromecast built-in No
Files on Your Network No
Wi-Fi Networking
Built-in Wi-Fi Version None
Bands N/A
Other Info
Wall-mountable Yes
Mounting Bracket Included Yes
Sound Bar Size (inches) 2-3/8H x 24-3/16W x 3-9/16D
Sound Bar Weight 3.5 lbs
Subwoofer Size (inches) No Subwoofer
Subwoofer Weight N/A
Speaker Parts Warranty 1 Year
Speaker Labor Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year
The JBL Bar 2.0 All-in-One replaces these items:

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Features

JBL BAR2.0 All-In-One: The JBL BAR 2.0 All-In-One is a compact single speaker solution for adding better sound to your television. This active soundbar speaker houses two oval "racetrack" drivers powered by a 40-watt (Max) x 2-channel amplifier. An integrated rear-firing bass port delivers deep bass from a compact soundbar solution.

  • JBL Surround Sound: JBL Surround Sound Technology delivers a virtual surround sound effect from a two-channel active soundbar speaker.
  • Dolby Digital Decoding: The JBL BAR 2.0 All-In-One supports Dolby Digital decoding (up to 5.1ch) through its HDMI ARC out and Optical digital input.

HDMI ARC Output: The JBL BAR 2.0 All-In-One features one HDMI ARC output to connect the soundbar to your TV's HDMI ARC input. The HDMI ARC output allows audio from your TV to be sent through the soundbar system. The HDMI ARC output supports Dolby Digital (5.1ch) and PCM (2ch).

  • Some televisions will only pass 2ch PCM through the ARC-enabled HDMI input from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog, and will only pass Dolby Digital via the TV's built-in tuner, network apps, or USB.
  • The HDMI ARC Output only supports audio transmission and does not support any type of video signals.

Optical Digital Input: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the JBL BAR 2.0 All-In-One is outfitted with an optical (toslink) digital input that supports 2ch PCM and Dolby Digital (up to 5.1ch). The digital optical output terminals of many newer flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digita surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).

Note: This soundbar is not equipped with an analog audio input.

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The JBL BAR 2.0 All-In-One is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 4.2 with support for wireless audio streaming (A2DP 1.3). You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth-enabled device (such as your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer) to the soundbar speaker system. You will still use your Bluetooth source device for playback control and to view song/artist/album info. You can pair multiple Bluetooth devices with the BAR 2.0 All-In-One, but only one device can be used for playback at a time. The system has a wireless Bluetooth range of approximately 33'.

Note: The JBL BAR 2.0 All-In-One does not support Bluetooth hands-free communication for making and answering phone calls.

Remote Control: The JBL BAR 2.0 All-In-One comes with an IR remote for wireless operation of the active soundbar speaker. The soundbar will not learn TV remotes and does not support HDMI CEC.

Mounting Options: You can place the JBL BAR 2.0 All-In-One active soundbar speaker on a shelf or tabletop, or wall-mount it with the included brackets.

Power Requirements: The active soundbar comes with a 59" AC power cord and will need to be plugged into an AC wall outlet or surge protector (sold separately - see Accessories Tab).

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Recommended by Bear of Crutchfield Support [ William  Apr 01, 2020 ]
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Good reviews for good price soundbar [ Susan Jane  Jan 16, 2020 ]

3 questions already asked

Q
How big is the soundstage in the virutal surround mode? Does it seem much bigger than the bar?
[ Ksham  Apr 03, 2020 ]
1 answer
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I bought 2 of these and could not get the first to power up. They sent a second one out, It powered up at first, and then when I was done mounting it, it would NOT power up again. Both were defective as far as not powering up. Also the bracket mount is not great. After I mounted it the speaker pointed down, not to the front!
[ Christopher L.  Apr 03, 2020 ]
Q
does this reduce the annoyingly loud music in a movie so that dialogue can be heard?
[ anthony  Mar 16, 2020 ]
1 answer
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We love this JBL sound bar. Have no problem distinguishing dialogue from music. Have it in large family room and it's more than adequate. Good value also.
[ Susan Jane  Mar 16, 2020 ]
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is this bar compatible with the RCA 40" Class FHD (1080P) LED TV?
[ Norm  Jan 24, 2020 ]
1 answer
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Not sure. Seems as long as you've got connections via optical cable you're good to go.
[ Jack  Jan 26, 2020 ]

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