About the JBL PartyBox 1000
The box that rocks
The box that rocks
It's a good thing JBL visited us with their PartyBox 1000 powered speaker. Actually seeing it and hearing it in person, I understood just how remarkable this speaker is. The massive, 76-pound PartyBox 1000 kicked out the sound with forceful clarity.
And its light show was first-rate. Blocks of color pulsed and rippled down the front panel of the speaker in time with the music.
Many music options
What can you use a PartyBox 1000 for? A Bluetooth speaker, portable PA system, karaoke machine — even a guitar amplifier. Stream music wirelessly from your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. A stereo minijack input lets you make a quick connection from a portable device. A stereo RCA input lets you connect a CD player or a turntable with built-in phono preamp. There's also a USB port for plugging in a thumb drive loaded with music files.
Big JBL sound
The PartyBox 1000 features one high-frequency compression driver, two 7" midrange drivers and a 12" subwoofer with a rear-firing port to reinforce the bass. There's also selectable Bass Boost if you want to make your tunes thump even more. And it's all driven by a built-in amplifier rated at 1,100 watts maximum output.
DJ control pad
One of the coolest features is the built-in DJ control pad. A set of 16 color-coded pads on the top panel can control the built-in light show, so you can set the mood. You can also use the pads to trigger built-in sound effects from preset drum, keyboard, piano, and "DJ" sound banks. Plus you can store an additional 16 completely customizable sound samples, accessed through your thumb drive. You can even capture sound loops and mix them together on the fly.
Air Gesture wristband
The speaker comes with a JBL Air Gesture wristband. It connects to your PartyBox 1000 via Bluetooth, and helps you step up your DJ game. When you select colors for the speaker, the wristband displays the same colors. Move your wrist one way, and the colors change. Move it another, and they change again. Shake your wrist or clap to trigger programmed sound effects.
Add your voice to the mix
Use the PartyBox 1000 as your portable PA. There are two 1/4” input jacks — one for a microphone, the other for a guitar. Individual gain knobs for each input let you set their levels independently.
Or you can play along to music already playing through the speaker. A Voice Cancellation button removes vocals from the music you're playing, letting you be the star. No need for special mixes. You've got instant karaoke!
Strength in numbers
If 1,100 watts maximum power isn't enough, you can pair two PartyBox 1000s for two-channel stereo. They can be paired wirelessly via Bluetooth, or with RCA cables. In fact, every PartyBox speaker has its own built-in amp and a line output, so you can daisy-chain PartyBox 1000, PartyBox 300, and PartyBox 200 speakers via RCA cables.
Surprisingly portable for such a large speaker
Weighing in at over 76 pounds, this is a lot of speaker to haul around. Fortunately, the PartyBox has an integrated carry handle and built-in wheels so you can transport it without a roadie. Just wheel it in, plug it in, and it's ready to rock when you are.
- one high-frequency compression driver, two 7" midrange drivers, and one 12" down-firing subwoofer
- frequency response: 30-20,000 Hz
- maximum system power: 1,100 watts
- built-in Bluetooth 4.2
- range: up to 125 ft.
- RCA stereo input for audio components
- stereo minijack for portable devices
- USB port for flash drives
- microphone and guitar inputs with independent volume controls
Top-mounted DJ pad and controls:
- color-coded control panel
- drums, keyboard, piano, and DJ sound effects
- customizable effects and sound sample keys
- selectable colors for PartyBox and Air Gesture wristband
- record and playback music loops
- bass boost
- voice cancel function for karaoke
- pair two JBL PartyBox 1000 speakers for two-channel stereo
- pair via Bluetooth or connect with RCA stereo cables (not included)
- Air Gesture wristband — trigger sound effects and light patterns by wrist motion
- USB charging for your mobile phone or tablet
- integrated carry handle and built-in wheels for easy transport
- AC power cord
- 15-5/8"W x 41-3/8"H x 15-7/16"D
- weight: 76.5 lbs.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # JBLPARTYBOX1000
What's in the box:
- Bluetooth powered speaker
- 6.5' AC power cord
- Air Gesture wristband
- Quick Start Guide
- Warranty Card
- Important Safety Instructions
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More details on the JBL PartyBox 1000
JBL Signature Sound: The JBL PartyBox 1000 is equipped with a compression horn tweeter, two 7" midrange drivers, and one 12" subwoofer ppowered by a built-in 1100 watt amplifier for dynamic JBL signature sound with clear highs, rich midrange, and deep bass. There is rear-firing port and Bass Boost function which helps enhance the powered speaker's bass performance.
TWS (True Wireless Stereo): True Wireless Stereo (TWS) uses Bluetooth to wirelessly link two PartyBox speakers together as a stereo pair. There is a L/R switch on the back of the speaker that lets you choose which speaker plays the left channel and which speaker plays the right channel.
Light Effects with Air Gesture Wristband: The JBL PartyBox 1000 features full-panel lighting and strobe effects to create a captivating light show for your party. The included Air Gesture Wristband allows you switch light patterns by simply rotating your wrist, or play different sound effects by clapping or shaking your hands. The Air Gesture Wristband wireless connects to the PartyBox 1000 speaker via BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) with a range of 49'.
Mic/Guitar Inputs with DJ Pad: The JBL PartyBox 1000 offers a 1/4" Mic and 1/4" Guitar input to really get your party started. The Mic and Guitar input each have an independent gain control. The top-panel DJ Pad allows you to add sound effects to your music. You can choose between Drums, Keyboard, Piano, DJ, or Customized. There is also a "Voice Cancel" (Karoake) mode which attenuates the vocals, so you can sing a solo. Plus, there is an "Echo" mode which adds an echo effect to your audio.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The JBL PartyBox 1000 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 4.2 with support for wireless audio streaming (A2DP 1.3) and playback control (AVRCP 1.6). You'll be able to stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content on Bluetooth source device (such as your smartphone, tablet, computer, or laptop) to the PartyBox 1000. You'll also be able to control basic playback functions such as Play, Pause, & Skip from the speaker. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device for advanced music navigation and to view song/artist/album information. The speaker has a wireless Bluetooth range of approximately 125'.
Note: The JBL PartyBox 1000 does not support Bluetooth hands-free communication for making and answering phone calls.
USB Port: The JBL PartyBox 1000 features a USB (type-A) port for connection of a USB mass storage class (MSC) device, such as a USB thumbdrive. The PartyBox 1000 supports playback of MP3, WMA, and WAV music files loaded onto a compatible USB MSC device formatted in FAT16 or FAT32. The USB port (rated at 5V/2.1A) can also be used to charge a USB-enabled portable devices, like your smartphone or tablet.
Note: The USB port does not support playback of Apple iOS or Android OS devices.
Dual Aux Inputs & Output: The JBL PartyBox 1000 is outfitted with dual Aux inputs, consisting of a 3.5mm input and stereo RCA input, for connection of an external audio device. The stereo RCA output can be used to daisy-chain two PartyBox speakers together to create bigger sound or connect a recording device.
Power Requirements: The JBL PartyBox 1000 includes a detachable 6.5' AC power cord which plugs into the back of the speaker and into a an AC wall outlet or surge protector (sold separately - see Accessories Tab). The PartyBox 1000 is not battery powered.
Handle & Wheels: A handle and concealed wheels make it easier to transport your JBL PartyBox 1000.