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Jamo SB 36

Powered sound bar with Bluetooth® (Light Grey)

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About the Jamo SB 36

Improve TV sound while you punctuate your room's style

Jamo makes audio gear that is both pleasant to the ears and easy on the eyes. So I'm not surprised to see them avoid the icy functionality that can plague sound bar design. Rather than hide in your room's decor, the Jamo SB 36 sports a handsome tweed grille that adds some "pop" to your TV setup. But it's not all about the looks. Four powerful drivers — including horn tweeters made famous by Klipsch — help deliver an immediate, front-of-the-theater sound for your movies and shows.

Product highlights:

  • slim, attractive sound bar sits on your TV stand or mounts on your wall
    • designed to stand out in your room's décor
    • covered with furniture-like tweed grill
  • two-channel sound bar with virtual surround sound
  • built-in Bluetooth® for wireless audio streaming from compatible smartphones and tablets
Sound Features:
  • 56 watts of amplification
  • four built-in drivers:
    • two 3/4" horn-loaded tweeters
    • two 2-1/2" oval drivers (mids and lows)
  • side-firing bass port reinforces the low frequencies
  • Dolby® digital decoding
  • virtual surround mode uses digital signal processing to simulate surround-like effects
  • voice enhance mode makes dialogue clearer
Connections and General Info:
  • 1 optical digital audio input
  • 1 3.5mm mini stereo input
  • remote control
  • 36"W x 2-5/8"H x 4"D
  • weight: 6.3 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 1064193

What's in the box:

  • Active soundbar speaker
  • AC power adapter (attached 6' DC cord)
  • 2-Prong AC plug insert (US)
  • Remote control (CR2025 3V battery installed)
  • 58" Optical digital cable
  • Wall-Mount Template
  • Owner's Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty Sheet

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Jamo SB 36

Crutchfield customer from West Chester, PA on 9/16/2019

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Extremely easy to install and use. It just seems to automatically know what setting to choose, Surround, Dialog. Great sound for my little bedroom. By the way, I like the small remote, no hunting around for the right button to push.

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Great soundbar for wall mounting

Laurence W from Weston, WI on 9/9/2019

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We purchased these to be used in conjunction with some soundbar mounts. The side porting on the unit was important for wall mounting and the speaker produces quality sound for an entry-level soundbar.

Pros: Side Porting

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Didn't expect this sound.

Crutchfield customer from E Fallowfield, PA on 9/7/2019

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Sound is good the bass is amazing it scares my dog I will lower it some more again.

Pros: Sound quality

Cons: Not able yet to control with tv remote I willtry again.

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Bragg, CA on 8/21/2019

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Works great, exactly what I was looking for. Wish it was WiFi capable

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Crutchfield customer from Grimes, IA on 7/22/2019

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I installed it yesterday, that part was straight forward and easy. The sound was very good for just a sound bar without a subwoofer, the surround sound mode seemed helps as well. Impressed so far.

Pros: Works and sounds better them expected

Cons: None so far.

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Little disappointed

Crutchfield customer from Naples, FL on 7/21/2019

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Pretty good sound disappointed with the remote control. I have directv and theJamo sound bar is not compatible with the directv remote (cannot pair the remotes) Also the remote is so small it is always getting lost and the kids think it's a toy Hard to find. Is there a remote that is bigger available for the sound bar

Pros: Good sound

Cons: Remote cannot be paired with Directv. Also remote is too small gets lost all the time

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Crutchfield thanks for having aforebo prices

Crutchfield customer from Coolidge, AZ on 6/22/2019

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My sound bar may be not be very expensed but it got the kind of very good sound bar for the price so now I can get to listen to my music and the TV very high and nice and relaxing my way thanks again for making may life easier I will recommend trust me very happy

Pros: Very good sound bar and quality for the price

Cons: No comments for now

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Crutchfield customer from Landing, NJ on 6/11/2019

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I didn't buy for the surround sound, I bought it for it's Voice enhancement. It is excellent! I can here what people are saying and pick up a lot better without the music and the noise. It is even pretty good when want to add the surround sound to it. Love It!!!

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Crutchfield customer from Buffalo, NY on 6/5/2019

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Great Piece of equipment. Hooks up easily. Noticeable difference in the sound with movies, not so with sporting events. Good Buy for the price would do it again

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Wallace from Hoover, AL on 5/31/2019

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Good sound for the price. Easy set up and pair to remotes.

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Crutchfield customer from Johnson City, TN on 5/31/2019

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Very nice sound bar

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Do NOT buy this soundbar

Cheers from Charlotte on 5/22/2019

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This is one of the worst designed pieces of audio equipment I have ever seen. The soundbar actually sounds pretty good and has plenty of power and volume. However, there is no power button on the unit and it must be turned on and off with the little remote that comes with it. Jamo provides instructions on how to program other remotes to work as far as volume but the power command is a whole new level of stupid. Every remote I have powers this thing on whether I want it on or not. And not just the on / off command. No matter if I adjust volume on a receiver, or skip a track on a CD player, or even if I turn off the BluRay player. Every command turns this thing on. I tried Jamo (Klipsch) support and their answer was that all my remotes share the same IR codes as the soundbar. That would be bad enough if you're talking about the power function. But EVERY command turns this thing on. Find another soundbar. This design is a joke! UPDATED 9/10/19: Worst product ever!!!! OK, so I actually need to update my review and change my rating from 2 stars down to 1. I recently had to get a new cable box. When I tried to program the volume function it now only works with volume up. If you press down or mute, the volume still increases. I tried the factory reset and still got the same result. I also tried to program the volume with my ROKU stick remote and got the same result. I give up. I will be throwing this in the trash this week and looking for another soundbar. WOW, who makes this garbage???

Pros: Sounds pretty good. Volume is more than adequate UPDATED 9/10/19: Sounds good

Cons: The dumbest design I have ever seen regarding the power function. Every remote in the house powers this thing on. UPDATED 9/10/19: Soundbar responds to every remote in the world. Can no longer program the volume function.

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Crutchfield customer from Sabana Grande, PR on 4/2/2019

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Very Good Tv Sound Bar for a Very Good Price.

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Crutchfield customer from Racine, WI on 3/29/2019

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This Jamo SB 36 Soundbar was extremely easy to set up with my Samsung TV. Power cord, Optical Cable connection{included} and done.......that easy. Great improvement in overall sound and the bluetooth feature enables me to use other music sources. Delivery was prompt. Hats of to Crutchfield.

Pros: Easy set-up

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Rockwell, IA on 3/19/2019

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Great sound, easy to use!

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Decent soundbar

Crutchfield customer from Tolland, CT on 3/16/2019

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This product was exactly what I needed. I needed a soundbar that could boost the voice clarity as my hearing is not what it used to be. I did not need all of the extras that many soundbars offer. This also has decent surround sound. It was a no brainer to set this up right out of the box. I have Logitech Harmony remotes for my wife and I that I have programmed to manage all of our various devices and it was really easy to mimic the button on the sound bar without any programming changes. You just use the buttons on the sound bar to pair the buttons on the harmony. (volume,mute, etc) Has a nice slim profile in front of the tv as well. Delivery was prompt as was follow up.

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Crutchfield customer from Missoula,%20MT on 3/9/2019

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Very good soundbar for the money got a good deal thank you crutchfield

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Perfect as usual

Sebastien from Knoxville, TN on 3/8/2019

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Excellent product as usual. No surprise. Amazing customer service to setup everything. Which was easy but I needed help to pair my tv remote to it. Done in 5 second with Tatum from Crutchfield. I mean Crutchfield only have amazing products so you can buy anything from the website and you will be happy no matter what. I have a full sound system in the car with twitters, speakers and amp from Crutchfield and everything is perfect.

Pros: Easy to setup, awesome sound for the price if you want something simple. Thank you.

Cons: I do which the fixation was included but it is just a detail. No big deal

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Crutchfield customer from Colfax, IL on 2/25/2019

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very nice, sounds much better than tv speakers, put in bedroom so did not want subwoofer, highly recommend

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Crutchfield customer from Corona, CA on 2/20/2019

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Fantastic speaker.

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Service without gut wrenching argument

Jack from Grand Blanc, MI on 2/13/2019

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Easy to find what I was looking for ... brought right to my door. The product failed (not Crutchfield's fault) ... rep from Crutchfield talk to me on phone and sent a replacement - no fuss - no muss. Crutchfield is on my radar anytime I need equipment for home or office. Appreciated! Charles Jackson DC

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Amazing sound at a great price

Jenni from Vancouver, WA on 2/4/2019

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This sound bar price was in my budget so I decided to take a chance. I am really glad I did. I can now hear my television shows while I am in my kitchen fixing a meal or doing the dishes. I do not have to continually turn up and/or down the volume on my television in order to hear the show. I am also hearing things when I watch movies that I was unable to hear before I purchased this sound bar. I am so happy with this purchase and with Crutchfield's customer service.

Pros: Well worth the price

Cons: None!

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Robert from Cuyahoga Falls, OH on 1/14/2019

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Love this priduct!

Pros: Great sound for TV, as well as from Bluetooth phone and turntable

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Why'd I wait so long

Jon from Pinellas Park, FL on 12/29/2018

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Excellent sound. Just enough bass without the need for a separate sub. Really love the "dialogue" enhance option. Now we can watch Huli at normal volumes and understand what is being said. Hookup was easy, everything needed is in the box. Fast load speeds, great 4K picture. Excellent 1080 picture as well. Fits perfectly between the legs of our Roku TV and that TV means we need no streaming apps on the player.

Pros: Sound, install, size, cost,

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Warren, NJ on 12/28/2018

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Really love how well how the sound output is on this with the right setting. Easy setup comes with everything you need to wire it up to the tv

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so easy to use - sounds great

Bret from Fostoria, OH on 12/26/2018

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this unit was very easy to start using - I attached to a bookshelf that holds our TV instead of putting it on the wall; and it was ready to use as soon as I plugged it in and connected the optical cable. The sound is very good - much better than the TV's internal speakers

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great all around TV watching with SB 36

Don from Manasquan, NJ on 4/15/2018

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Jamo sound bar really enhances the viewing experience of my Sony TV

Pros: Many

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Features & specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Design Bar
Pieces in System 1
Color Heathered Grey
Tweeter 0.75" Horn-loaded (2)
Midrange None
Woofer 2.5" Oval cone (2)
Separate Subwoofer No
Subwoofer Driver None
Features
Surround Sound Decoding 5.1-channel
Dolby Atmos No
DTS:X No
Dialogue Enhancement Yes
Auto Volume No
4K Video Compatible No
HDR Video Compatible No
Audio Return Channel No
Remote IR Passthrough No
Works with TV Remote (IR) Yes
Voice Control No
Apple AirPlay N
Control by App N
Bluetooth Connectivity Built-in
Wi-Fi No
Wall-mountable Yes
Mounting Bracket Included No
Surface Mount Stand Included No
Speaker Parts Warranty 3 Years
Speaker Labor Warranty 3 Years
Amplifier Parts Warranty 1 Year
Amplifier Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
System Frequency Response 55-18 Hz
Powered System Yes
Sound Bar RMS Power 56
Subwoofer RMS Power N/A
Inputs and Outputs
Mini Stereo Audio Inputs 1
RCA Stereo Audio Inputs None
Optical Digital Audio Inputs 1
Coaxial Digital Audio Inputs None
HDMI Inputs None
HDMI Outputs None
USB Port No
Subwoofer Output 0
Dimensions
Sound Bar (inches) 2-3/4H x 36W x 4D
Sound Bar Weight 6.3 lbs
Subwoofer (inches) No Subwoofer
Subwoofer Weight N/A

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Features

Two-Way Speaker Design: The Jamo SB 36 active soundbar speaker utilizes a two-way driver design with two 0.75" horn-loaded soft dome tweeters and dual 2.5" oval woofers for crisp highs, clear vocals, and dynamic sound.

DSP Controlled Bi-Amplification: The tweeters and woofers are bi-amplified and utilize a DSP-controlled crossover network. Each tweeter receives 10 watts of power, while each woofer receives 18 watts of power (for a total system power of 56 watts continuous).

Bass Reflex Enclosure: The active soundbar speaker features a Bass Reflex enclosure with side-firing ports for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. The enclosure is made of ABS and features a heathered cloth grille.

Dolby Audio Decoder: The Jamo SB 36 incorporates Dolby Audio for rich, clear, powerful sound. Its built-in Dolby Audio decoder allows the Jamo soundbar system to automatically reproduce detailed, high-output sound in almost any size room no matter what format (including Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2ch PCM) of sound is coming from the TV's output.

Sound Modes & EQ Profiles: The Virtual Surround mode is designed to simulate the effect of a surround sound system. You can choose to turn the Virtual Surround mode off for stereo sound. You can also choose between two EQ profiles (Natural or Dialog Enhanced) in either Virtual Surround or Stereo mode. The Natural EQ profile provides a flat, natural frequency response, while he Dialog Enhanced EQ profile increases dialog volume for enhanced vocal clarity without increasing ambient sounds (only one EQ profile can be active at a time).

Digital & Analog Inputs: The Jamo SB 36 offers an optical (toslink) digital input and a stereo minijack (3.5mm) analog input. Using the optical digital connection, the soundbar accepts sound from both the TV and any device (such as a DVD/Blu-ray player or Cable/Satellite receiver) hooked up to the TV. The system supports Dolby Digital & 2ch PCM audio through its optical digital input.

Note: 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, HDMI inputs, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via stereo RCA or minijack.

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The Jamo SB 36 features built-in Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming of stored music, music apps, and other audio content on your Bluetooth source device (such as your smartphone, tablet, or laptop) to the Jamo soundbar speaker system. You'll continue to use your Bluetooth source device to control playback and to view song/artist information. A simple single button press will pair your device with the SB 36 system. Once paired, the SB 36 speaker system will automatically re-connect to your device when within range (up to 33').

Note: The Jamo SB 36 does not support Bluetooth hands-free communication for phone calls.

Remote Control: The SB 36 comes with a credit-card size IR remote control for wireless operation of the soundbar speaker system. You can also program the Jamo SB 36's Volume Up/Down and Mute functions into your existing TV remote for further ease-of-operation.

Note: Many newer TVs are coming with RF remotes and don't offer IR functionality. In this case, you would not be able to program the soundbar and TV remote to work together.

Mounting Options: The soundbar speaker can simply be positioned on a shelf or stand, below or above your TV. It can also be wall-mounted using its dual keyhole slots and included template (mounting screws not included).

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Reviews were good for sound quality [ LARRY  Aug 12, 2019 ]
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Just the right size at just the right price. [ Bradley  Mar 05, 2019 ]
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I wanted a low profile addition to my TV, by choosing the black color versus the grey. I also liked the extra $100 off the Jamos brand, which Crutchfield offered. The reviews all showed customers with favorable experiences with the Jamos brand. [ Rusty  Feb 06, 2019 ]
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Good buy and great reviews [ E  Jan 20, 2019 ]
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Powered, budget, no-nonsense soundbar that fits w 41" TV - perfect! [ Eric  Jan 17, 2019 ]
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Got really good customer support from Calvin. That convinced me to order through Crutchfield.. Thanks [ Kenneth R.  Jan 07, 2019 ]
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I've had Jamo speakers before. Good quality and sound. [ F  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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I wanted to expand the sound of our small TV in the den - it's a want, not a need, but I wanted to have a better listening experience while we're watching our favorite sports or TV shows. And since this unit was on sale, why not. [ BRET  Dec 10, 2018 ]
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To use this as a speaker for Google home mini. This can be wall mounted and looks smart [ Mahesh  May 27, 2019 ]
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Design, User Feedback [ Rajashekar  Feb 12, 2019 ]
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very good product, reliable store , very good service. thank you. [ bienvenido  Feb 06, 2019 ]
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Question...do I connect to my Onkyo receiver or to my TV? ??
[ Julie  Aug 15, 2019 ]
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I connected the Jamo Soundbar to my TV.
[ Rusty  Aug 20, 2019 ]
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You likely can but I don't think it's necessary. The soundbar has its own amplifier so you need only to connect (with the optical cable that comes with the soundbar) from the TV to the soundbar. Look for the optical-out connection on the back of the TV. The plug is "keyed" so it will only go in one way (both ends). This is for basic TV/Soundbar operation. If you have other speakers connected to your Onkyo amp and want them to carry the audio as well, then, yes, you must connect the TV to the Onkyo. Now you are likely forced to go the HDMI route. HDMI from TV to Onkyo and HDMI from Onkyo to Soundbar. Hope this helps!
[ Jerry  Aug 15, 2019 ]
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Its a sound bar so you have to hook it to the tv
[ RON  Aug 15, 2019 ]

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