About the JBL Cinema SB400
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A screen legend
If you pay attention to the world of movies, you know that great theater sound and the JBL nameplate have gone together for a very long time. And while your TV room doesn't present the same challenges as the local multiplex, it can feature floor-shaking realism and crystal clear dialogue when you add the Cinema SB400 sound bar/wireless subwoofer system.
The JBL Cinema SB400 sound bar has front panel controls in addition to a handy remote
Power and pathways
The Cinema SB400 starts with a total of 220 system watts — 100 of those reserved for the wireless subwoofer. In combination with JBL's Display Surround processing, this power generates an enveloping surround-like sweet spot that will draw you into the action on-screen. And that sound can come from several sources. The Cinema SB400 has three HDMI inputs, so you can connect Blu-ray players, streaming video players like an Apple® TV, or cable/satellite boxes, and use the sound bar's circuitry to select your program source. An optical digital input allows you to connect TVs that don't feature the latest HDMI connections with 2-way audio capabilities, and an analog stereo minijack gives you even more flexibility in accommodating other sound sources.
And that's not the whole story when it comes to inputs. Built-in Bluetooth® circuitry will receive signals from your smartphone, tablet, or other compatible streaming devices, so you can fill your viewing room with the music that's available at your fingertips. Be your own DJ from anywhere within range. The system includes all the cables you'll need to get up and running right away, and if you choose to set it up in tabletop mode, it'll take just minutes to set up. All the necessary hardware for wall mounting the Cinema SB400 is included in the box.
- 120 watts (60 watts x 2)
- two 2-1/4" cone woofers per channel
- two 1" dome tweeters
- built-in Bluetooth® for wireless audio streaming from compatible smartphones, tablets and laptops
- HARMAN Display Surround technology creates a surround-type experience from two channels
- Dolby® Digital surround decoding
- HDMI input switching lets you use your sound bar as your system's master program selector
- dual-position equalization feature optimizes the sound bar's performance for any location
- learns your TV remote's volume control command
- includes wall-mounting bracket for easy mounting underneath wall-mounted TVs
- 43-5/16"W x 3-3/4"H x 2-1/2"D
- weight: 7.3 lbs.
- requires AC power
- on-board 100-watt amplifier
- 8-inch downward-firing cone
- wireless technology allows placement near any power receptacle in the viewing room
- 3 HDMI inputs, 1 Audio Return Channel-capable HDMI output (which feeds TV audio back to sound bar on ARC)
- 1 analog stereo minijack input
- 1 optical digital audio input
- remote control
- optical cable and analog stereo cable included
- warranty: 1 year (electronics), 5 years (speakers)
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # Cinema SB400
What's in the box:
- Amplified soundbar speaker
- Wireless powered subwoofer
- Two 59" AC power cords
- IR remote control (CR2025 3V battery installed)
- 39" Digital optical cable
- 4' Minijack-to-RCA cable
- Wall-mount bracket
- Quick-Start Guide
- Important Safety Instructions
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Features & specs
|Number Of Channels||2.1|
|Virtual Surround||Harman Display Surround|
|Optical Digital Inputs||1|
|Coaxial Digital Inputs||None|
|HDMI ARC Input||Yes|
|HDMI eARC Input||No|
|3.5mm Stereo Analog Inputs||1|
|RCA Stereo Analog Inputs||None|
|USB Type-A Input||No|
|Tweeter||1" Dome (2)|
|Woofer||2.25" Cone (4)|
|Subwoofer Driver||8" Cone|
|System Frequency Response||38-20kHz Hz|
|Sound Bar RMS Power||Not given|
|Subwoofer RMS Power||Not given|
|HDMI Video Pass-through Resolution||1080p|
|HDR Video Compatible||No|
|Control by App||No|
|Remote IR Passthrough||No|
|Learns TV Remote||Yes|
|Files on Your Network||No|
|Built-in Wi-Fi Version||None|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Yes|
|Sound Bar Size (inches)||3-3/4H x 43-3/8W x 2-7/16D|
|Sound Bar Weight||7.3 lbs|
|Subwoofer Size (inches)||14H x 12-11/16W x 14-1/8D|
|Subwoofer Weight||23.1 lbs|
|Speaker Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Speaker Labor Warranty||5 Years|
|Amplifier Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Amplifier Labor Warranty||1 Year|
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 operation.
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 switch (0°/180°)-
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 quality.
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 soundtracks.
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 soundbar.
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').
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