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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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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.


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

No A/V receiver required.

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

Design Bar
Amplification Self-powered
Separate Subwoofer No
Wireless Surrounds No
Number Of Channels 2.0
Surround Formats
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Atmos No
Audio Enhancements
Dialogue Enhancement No
Auto Volume No
Night Mode No
Virtual Surround JBL Surround
Auto Calibration No
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 Version 1.4
HDMI Video Pass-through Resolution N/A
HDR Video Compatible N/A
Includes Remote Yes
Voice Control No
Control by App No
Remote IR Passthrough No
Learns TV Remote No
Audio Streaming
Bluetooth Connectivity Built-in 4.2
Bluetooth Audio Playback Yes
Bluetooth Transmitter Mode No
Online Music Sources None
Apple AirPlay No
Chromecast built-in No
Amazon Music No
Apple Music No
Pandora No
SiriusXM No
Spotify No
TuneIn No
YouTube Music 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:

Product Research


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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10 questions already asked

Can I add a subwoofer and or additional speakers to this jbl 2.0 soundbar?
[ Paul  Jan 18, 2023 ]
1 answer
The JBL 2.0 does not offer any connectivity for an additional subwoofer or speakers.
[ Nemo  Jan 19, 2023 ]  Staff
Our Bar 2.0 is connected to a Samsung TV. TV is also connected to the TIVO service. The sound was working ok till we accidently punched something we didn't need to on the remote. Now the sound will NOT come on no matter what buttons we punch on the remote or the top of the bar. How do we get our sound back? What are the buttons on remote for?
[ Billie  Oct 28, 2021 ]
1 answer
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Oct 28, 2021 ]  Staff
Can you control this soundbar with a Sony TV remote? Does it auto turn on and off when sound signal is detected when tv is turned on and turn off when tv sound signal is not detected?
[ Jdogg  Jun 10, 2021 ]
2 answers
Yes. Mine is connected to a Visio TV / Xfinity cable service.
[ Jack  Jun 11, 2021 ]
Can't say for sure about a Sony remote, but I can link with my LG TV remote s and and it seems to work OK.
[ Joel  Jun 11, 2021 ]
if i use HDM1 cable how do i get sound on the bar on a 46 inch samsung?
[ John  Jan 04, 2021 ]
3 answers
Just use an optical cable, they are around $10 and work great.
[ CHRISTOPHER A  Jan 11, 2021 ]
I connected HDMI cable to the HDMI ARC on the TV. Then connect to HDMI on soundbar. On some tvs you have to go into settings, sound and make sure to select soundbar. Make sure that the Anynet + HDMI CEC is activated on the tv.
[ Linda  Jan 04, 2021 ]
Connect the HDMI cable between the sound bar and the HDMI port on the TV that is labelled HDMI/ARC (ARC=Audio Return Channel)
[ Zain  Jan 04, 2021 ]
How do I connect this to my tv?
[ Adam  Nov 28, 2020 ]
3 answers
There are several options... 1. Bluetooth (if your TV supports this) 2. Optical 3. HDMI Good luck.
[ Mark  Nov 30, 2020 ]
I use an optical audio connector for my tv. Most new tv's should have them. But you can also connect an HDMI to it and adjust the audio on your tv to run through your HDMI connector rather than the built in speakers.
[ KEVIN  Nov 28, 2020 ]
It can be connected via an optical cable or an HDMI cable.
[ Linda  Nov 28, 2020 ]
HDMI arc?
[ Swifty  Oct 04, 2020 ]
3 answers
[ KURT  Oct 20, 2020 ]
It is sub-standard. We went from a Bose to this.
[ SHAWN  Oct 20, 2020 ]
[ Linda  Oct 20, 2020 ]
what is country of origin?
[ derdorek  May 28, 2020 ]
6 answers
On the product: "Made in China."
[ Michael  May 28, 2020 ]
[ ROBERT  May 28, 2020 ]
If by country of origin you mean where was it manufactured, per the embossing on the back panel, the Bar 2.0 is made in China
[ Zain  May 28, 2020 ]
No idea. I returned my unit.
[ Michael  May 28, 2020 ]
Made in China
[ Eugene  May 28, 2020 ]
Like the entire world, sadly, it's made in a little Swiss town called China. Still made to the fantastic JBL specs however. It's not world class audio, but for a small room like our bedroom it sounds pretty good. JBL has always been pretty high quality.
[ Smokey  May 28, 2020 ]
How big is the soundstage in the virutal surround mode? Does it seem much bigger than the bar?
[ Ksham  Apr 03, 2020 ]
1 answer
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 ]
does this reduce the annoyingly loud music in a movie so that dialogue can be heard?
[ anthony  Mar 16, 2020 ]
1 answer
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 ]
is this bar compatible with the RCA 40" Class FHD (1080P) LED TV?
[ Norm  Jan 24, 2020 ]
1 answer
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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