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JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass

Powered sound bar with Bluetooth® and wireless subwoofer

Item # 109BAR21DB

Add some oomph to your movie nights with this bar/sub combo.

Add some oomph to your movie nights with this bar/sub combo.

Item # 109BAR21DB

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About the JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass

Get low 

JBL's entry-level sound bars are incredibly popular because they provide a big improvement to your TV sound at a very reasonable price. The Bar 2.1 Deep Bass adds even more bang for your buck with a wireless subwoofer. The sub's 6-1/2" down-firing woofer delivers the low-end rumble that gives this combo its name.

Get low 

JBL's entry-level sound bars are incredibly popular because they provide a big improvement to your TV sound at a very reasonable price. The Bar 2.1 Deep Bass adds even more bang for your buck with a wireless subwoofer. The sub's 6-1/2" down-firing woofer delivers the low-end rumble that gives this combo its name.

And the bar is no slouch either. Its low-resonance enclosure houses six drivers — four long-excursion racetrack-shaped drivers and two 1" dome tweeters. The bar's "Smart Mode" makes sure you get great sound no matter what you're watching by applying EQ settings and digital signal processing to deliver rich sound effects for movies, sports, and shows.

JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass

Add more rumble to your games with JBL's Bar 2.1 Deep Bass.

Easy connections

This duo is super-simple to set up. The 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.

The included subwoofer is wireless, so you can place it almost anywhere in the room. It just needs to be within about 30 feet of the sound bar and in the general vicinity of a power outlet.


Product highlights:

  • 2.1-channel sound bar and subwoofer system
  • system frequency response: 40-20,000 Hz
  • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from compatible devices
Sound bar:
  • two-channel sound bar with six total drivers
    • four long-excursion racetrack-shaped full-range drivers
    • two 1" dome tweeters
  • built-in amplifiers: 50 watts x 2
  • 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
  • wall-mountable (brackets included)
  • 38"W x 2-5/16"H x 3-7/16"D
  • weight: 4.76 lbs.
  • 6-1/2" down-firing woofer
  • connects wirelessly to sound bar for easy placement
  • powered by 200-watt built-in amplifier
  • AC power connection required (power cable included)
  • 9-1/2"W x 14-15/16"H x 11-1/16"D
  • weight: 12.5 lbs.
Connections and general info:
  • 1 HDMI input
  • 1 Audio Return Channel-capable HDMI output
    • cable included
  • 1 optical digital audio input
  • USB port for connecting a thumb drive
  • remote control
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

No A/V receiver required.

What's in the box:

  • Active soundbar speaker
  • Wireless powered sub
  • Two 59" AC power cords
  • Remote control
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • 58" HDMI cable
  • 2 Wall-mount brackets
  • 2 Thumb-screws
  • 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 Yes
Wireless Surrounds No
Number Of Channels 2.1
Surround Formats
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Atmos No
Audio Enhancements
Dialogue Enhancement No
Auto Volume No
Virtual Surround JBL Surround Sound
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 Wireless
Audio Specs
Tweeter 1" Dome (2)
Midrange None
Woofer Oval Cone (4)
Subwoofer Driver 6.5" Cone
Enclosure Sealed(spkr)/Ported(sub)
System Frequency Response 40-20k Hz
Sound Bar RMS Power 50
Subwoofer RMS Power 100
Video Connections
HDMI Inputs 1
HDMI Outputs 1
Video Specs
HDMI Video Pass-through Resolution 1080p
HDR Video Compatible No
Includes Remote Yes
Voice Control No
Control by App No
Remote IR Passthrough No
Learns TV Remote Yes
Audio Streaming
Bluetooth Connectivity Built-in 4.2
Apple AirPlay ---
Chromecast built-in ---
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) 2-5/16H x 38W x 3-7/16D
Sound Bar Weight 4.76 lbs
Subwoofer Size (inches) 14-15/16H x 9-1/2W x 11-1/16D
Subwoofer Weight 12.5 lbs
Speaker Parts Warranty 1 Year
Speaker Labor Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year
The JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass replaces these items:

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Active Soundbar: The JBL BAR 2.1 Deep Bass system brings dynamic sound to your TV audio. The JBL BAR 2.1 Deep Bass's active soundbar speaker houses two 1" dome tweeters and four oval "racetrack" midrange drivers powered by a 100 watt (Peak) amplifier.

  • JBL Surround Sound: JBL Surround Sound Technology delivers a virtual surround sound effect from a two-channel active soundbar speaker. You can choose between two JBL Surround Modes - Smart or Standard. With the Smart mode enabled by default, you can enjoy TV shows and movies with rich sound effects. For TV programs, such as news and weather forecasts, you can reduce sound effects by disabling the Smart mode and switching to the Standard mode.
  • Audio Sync: With the Audio Sync function, you can synchronize audio and video to make sure that no delay is heard from your video content to the active soundbar speaker system.

Wireless Powered Sub: The JBL BAR 2.1 Deep Bass's wireless powered sub features a down-firing 6.5" woofer in a bass reflex enclosure with a rear-firing port. A built-in 200 watt (Peak) amplifier is used to drive the 6.5" woofer and deliver deep, impactful bass. Because the powered sub is wireless (up to 20'), it puts no unsightly cables between the soundbar and subwoofer; still requires a AC power cord connection. You can adjust the bass level (Low/Mid/High) of the powered sub from the included IR remote.

HDMI 1.4 Input/Output (ARC): The JBL BAR 2.1 Deep Bass is equipped with one HDMI 1.4 input and one HDMI (ARC) 1.4 output. The HDMI input and output support up to 1080p video (including 3D), as well as 5.1ch Dolby Digital and 2ch PCM. The HDMI (ARC) output allows audio to be sent from your ARC compatible TV to the BAR 2.1 Deep Bass through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your television, eliminating the need for extra cables connected to your TV.

Note: The ARC-enabled HDMI input of many televisions only sends an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digital 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).

Optical Digital Input: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the JBL BAR 2.1 Deep Bass 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 Digital 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 2.1 Deep Bass 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 2.1 Deep Bass, 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 2.1 Deep Bass does not support Bluetooth hands-free communication for making and answering phone calls.

Remote Control: The JBL BAR 2.1 Deep Bass comes with an IR remote for wireless control of the soundbar system. The soundbar system can respond to "Power On/Off", "Volume Up/Down" and "Mute" commands from the remote of a HDMI CEC compatible television. If your TV remote does not control the soundbar automatically, you can program the BAR 2.1 Deep Bass to respond your TV remote's "Volume Up/Down" and "Mute" commands.

Mounting Options: You can place the JBL BAR 2.1 Deep Bass's soundbar speaker on a shelf or tabletop, or wall-mount it with the included brackets. The wireless powered subwoofer can bepositioned between 3' to 20' away from the soundbar speaker. Make sure the sub is at least 4" away from the wall to accommodate the rear-firing port.

Power Requirements: Both, the active soundbar and wireless powered sub, will need to be plugged into an AC wall outlet, surge protector, or power conditioner. Each includes a detachable 5' AC power cord.

Auto On + Standby: The JBL BAR 2.1 Deep Bass will automatically power on whenever it senses an audio signal from its HDMI & Optical source inputs. The soundbar system will automatically switch to standby mode after approximately 10 minutes of button inactivity and no audio playback from a connected source.

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Customer Q&A

7 questions already asked

Can I plug an Apple TV into this? Will it pass the video and audio to the TV?
[ Shashank  Sep 16, 2021 ]
1 answer
This will pass audio and video up to 1080P through. In other words, it is not 4K compatible.
[ Calvin  Sep 22, 2021 ]  Staff
Can this subwoofer be placed on its side?
[ Dawn  Jul 30, 2021 ]
1 answer
If you are placing it on carpet you can put on its side.. if you have hardwood floors i would say no because it would vibrate on the hard surface. I do highly recommend this system
[ BRYAN  Jul 31, 2021 ]
What could be the problem if the sub is not pairing up with the sound bar?
[ Frederick  Jul 03, 2021 ]
1 answer
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. 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  Jul 14, 2021 ]  Staff
Does anyone else have trouble with the remote? Sometimes when I press the bass button, the volume goes up 4 notches before the bass changes. Sometimes when I press the volume up, the bass changes to LOW,MID, and then MUTE. It's incredibly frustrating.
[ Peter  Jan 04, 2021 ]
2 answers
Yes. I had trouble with my remote. Sometimes I had to press it twice, then it performed a different function than it was intended. I contacted Crutchfield and they replaced the entire unit in just a couple of days. Unfortunately, they could not simply place the remote--had to be the entire unit which meant an uninstall and reinstall, but the new unit with the new remote is working.
[ DAVE  Jan 04, 2021 ]
yes i have that same problem and yes it is very frustrating and didnt want the hassal of boxing it up and trying to send it back in fact i dont even have the box so im stuck..
[ dj storm  Jan 04, 2021 ]
Does this JBL soundbar come with an IR repeater built in?
[ R  Nov 20, 2020 ]
2 answers
Unfortunately I don't know the answer to this. The sound from ourLG is much improved, however! Patricia
[ patricia  Dec 04, 2020 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Calvin  Dec 03, 2020 ]  Staff
Is this model wall mountable? My TV is mounted to the wall and would like to put the sound bar right under the TV
[ John  Jul 23, 2020 ]
4 answers
Yes. It comes with a pair of mounting screws.
[ SATURNINO  Jul 24, 2020 ]
Yes. It is wall mountable.
[ SYLVESTER  Jul 23, 2020 ]
I dont believe it comes with wall mount hardware - I have it sitting under the TV on a media trolley. But it is pretty light so wall mount should be possible. Worth pursuing as it is a sweet unit. The Sub woofer is definitely not a good candidate for wall mount - perhaps get the model that is just the bar.
[ stuart  Jul 23, 2020 ]
Yes it is
[ Pedro  Jul 23, 2020 ]
Will a sound bar volume be connected to tv remote. Or do I have to have separate remote just for sound bar?
[ Erik  May 11, 2020 ]
2 answers
Yes. If your tv is a smart one and comes with the HDMI(arc) input.
[ SYLVESTER  Jul 23, 2020 ]
I have a Samsung smart TV and use the tv remote for volume
[ Pedro  May 11, 2020 ]

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