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JBL OnBeat Xtreme

Bluetooth® speaker system with iPod®/iPhone®/iPad dock

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Overview

Our take on the JBL OnBeat Xtreme™

Two high-performance tweeters produce clean, clear highs, while JBL's Hercules woofers live up to their name and give you brawny midrange and bass. All four speakers are regulated by a computer-optimized digital signal processor, ensuring accurate and natural sound reproduction. And it all comes at you with 120 watts of power, giving you room-filling sound and then some.

Unique style, outstanding sound

The distinctive X shape of the base is your first indication that it's no ordinary iPod speaker. And as soon as you hear the OnBeat Xtreme in action, you'll know that looks are only part of the story.

Two high-performance tweeters produce clean, clear highs, while JBL's Hercules woofers live up to their name and give you brawny midrange and bass. All four speakers are regulated by a computer-optimized digital signal processor, ensuring accurate and natural sound reproduction. And it all comes at you with 120 watts of power, giving you room-filling sound and then some.

JBL OnBeat Xtreme

Bluetooth for wireless variety

Wirelessly stream music from virtually any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, PDA, tablet or computer and get great sound. The OnAir Xtreme uses Bluetooth A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) for less distortion and more accurate and detailed sound from your player.

And remember: you can enjoy more than just the music stored on your device. Get the full impact of the movie you're watching on your tablet, or hear all the sound effects in the game you're playing on your smartphone. Listen to your favorite Internet radio station or music service. If you can hear it on your device, you can hear it better through the OnBeat Xtreme.

Convenient phone conversations

Is that a call coming in on your smartphone? No problem — the OnBeat Xtreme has a built-in microphone so you can carry on conversations through the system while your Bluetooth phone stays docked.


JBL OnBeat

Flexible docking options

Whether you have an iPod nano®, iPod classic, an iPhone, or an iPad, the OnBeat Xtreme can handle it. And the cradle rotates to hold your player in either a vertical or horizontal position. The system comes with a detachable adapter for an iPad, and holds your tablet securely.


best system for the price. just wish JBL supports the new Apple Lighting connector. I use a adaptor and it works fine. Bluetooth sounds really really good too.

the Light, Salem OR

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What's in the Box:

  • iPod/iPhone/iPad speaker dock
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • Remote control (CR2032 3V lithium battery installed)
  • iPod/iPhone bracket
  • iPad bracket
  • 48" USB cable (with a USB type-B connector on one end and a USB type-A connector on other end)
  • Owner's Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Limited Warranty

Product Highlights:

  • compatible with docking iPods, iPhones, and iPads
  • compatible with Bluetooth-enabled smartphones, tablets, portable game consoles, PDAs, and computers
  • Bluetooth A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) for wide audio bandwidth and low distortion
  • talk button for hands-free calling with Bluetooth-enabled phones
  • built-in microphones for hands-free wireless speakerphone and conference calls
  • wireless range: 30'
  • two JBL Ridge tweeters and two Hercules woofers with computer-optimized equalization
  • 120 watts total system power
  • automatically charges your player while it's docked
  • sync docked player through USB input (mini-USB-to-USB cable not included)
  • dock swivels to orient player horizontally or vertically
  • detachable support brace for iPad
  • auxiliary stereo minijack input
  • composite video output
  • AC power adapter
  • 17-1/4"W x 9-1/2"H x 9-5/8"D
  • weight: 13.1 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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System Overview: The JBL OnBeat Xtreme speaker dock provides high quality sound for your iPod, iPhone, iPad, or other Bluetooth-enabled device. Built-in Bluetooth technology lets you play and control your music wirelessly from anywhere within a 30' radius. You can wirelessly stream high-quality audio and even handle phone calls. The JBL OnBeat Xtreme's rotating dock connector lets you orient your iPod, iPhone, or iPad device with its screen in portrait or landscape mode. The included USB cable connects the JBL OnBeat Xtreme dock to your computer so you can charge and synchronize your iPod, iPhone, or iPad device with your iTunes library.

High-Output Digital Power: The JBL OnBeat Xtreme docking station utilizes a powerfully tuned digital amplifier rated at 15W x 2ch (tweeters) + 30W x 2ch (woofers), for high-output, crystal-clear sound.

Two-Way Speaker System: The JBL OnBeat Xtreme employs two JBL Atlas woofers and two JBL Ridge tweeters for accurate, detailed sound. The speaker system has a frequency response of 47 Hz to 22,000 Hz.

EQ Settings: The JBL OnBeat Xtreme dock has 5 equalizer (EQ) modes that adjust the tone quality to suit different types of programs. You can choose from Music, Movies, Chat, Internet Radio, or Game.

Built-in Bluetooth: The JBL OnBeat Xtreme is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (ver. 2.1 + EDR). The JBL OnBeat Xtreme system is compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled devices; including music players, cell phones, and laptops. Enabled with Bluetooth A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile), and HFP (Hands-Free Profile), the system can stream high-quality sound and serve as a speakerphone.

  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming (A2DP/AVRCP): The JBL OnBeat Xtreme supports Bluetooth profile (A2DP/AVRCP) for wireless audio streaming from a compatible Bluetooth enabled device. You can now listen to music store on or streamed to your Bluetooth enabled device through the OnBeat Xtreme speaker system. The OnBeat Xtreme provides Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Skip Next/Previous control for your streamed music.
  • Bluetooth Speakerphone (HFP): The JBL OnBeat Xtreme also supports Bluetooth profile (HFP) for hands-free communication between your iPhone or other Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. The OnBeat Xtreme features a built-in microphone, plus Answer/End button so you can use the OnBeat Xtreme as a hands-free speakerphone. During an incoming call, the speakers will automatically mute any music playing. To make a call, you will still need to dial out from your mobile phone.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the JBL OnBeat Xtreme.

Apple Device Dock Connector: The JBL OnBeat Xtreme's integrated dock lets you play and control music directly from many docking versions of iPod, iPhone, and iPad. The JBL OnBeat supports audio playback, video output, menu navigation, and charging of select iPods, iPhones, and iPads. You will continue to use your iPod, iPhone, or iPad's LCD screen to view song/artist information and Album art (the JBL OnBeat has no LCD screen). The JBL OnBeat has been certified "Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone/iPad model functions (as of December 2011):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Out Remote iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
dock connector 3rd n/a N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th n/a N N N N N N N
mini 1st n/a N N N N N N N
2nd n/a N N N N N N N
video 5th n/a N N N N N N N
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
nano 1st N/A N N N N N N N
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
4th 1.0.4 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
5th 1.0.2 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N N Y
touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
2nd 4.2.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
3rd 5.0.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
4th 5.0.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
3G 4.2.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
3GS 4.3.5 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
4 5.0.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
4S 5.0.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
iPad 1 5.0.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y
2 5.0.1 Y Composite Y Y N N Y

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.

iPod Adapter Clips: The JBL OnBeat Xtreme speaker dock includes two adapters; one for an iPod touch/iPod classic/iPhone device, and another for an iPad device (the iPod 5G and iPod nano models do not require an adapter clip). The adapters allow you to dock units with or without 3rd-party skins attached.

Rotating Dock: When an iPod, iPhone, or iPad device is docked in the JBL OnBeat Xtreme speaker dock, you can rotate the dock either a Portrait mode or Landscape mode. To rotate the dock to the landscape mode, turn it 90-degrees counterclockwise. To rotate it back to the portrait mode, turn it 90-degrees clockwise. The dock will hold in place at the portrait and the landscape positions.

JBL OnBeat App: The JBL OnBeat application is downloadable for free from the iTunes App Store. It features a music browser, an alarm clock, and EQ functions that lets you select the best sound for your music, movies, game, chat, or Internet radio.

Composite Video Output: A rear-panel composite video output displays video content stored on your iPod, iPhone, or iPad onto your connected television. Composite video cable sold separately.

Note: When you dock your iPod, iPhone, or iPad device on the JBL OnBeat Xtreme speaker dock, its video output will automatically be set to Off, even if it was turned On before you docked the device.

Simple Controls: The JBL OnBeat Xtreme features side-panel controls and includes an IR remote control for simple operation.

  • Side-Panel Controls: Convenient side-panel controls let you power on the system, select source type, raise or lower the volume, and answer/end Bluetooth phone calls.
  • IR Remote Control: The included IR remote control navigates iPod, iPhone, and iPad menus from up to 15 feet away. Using the included IR remote control, you can navigate your songs, playlists photos and videos, change tracks and system settings, and much more.

Note: You can also continue to use your iPod, iPhone, or iPad's clickwheel/touchscreen controls.

USB Port: The JBL OnBeat Xtreme is equipped with a rear-panel USB (type-B) port which allows you to connect the iPod, iPhone, or iPad to your computer and sync the device to iTunes; without ever having to remove it from the speaker dock. USB cable included.

Note: Before attempting to synchronize your iPod/iPhone/iPad device with your iTunes library, be sure that both your iPod/iPhone/iPad device and your iTunes library are updated to the latest software version.

Firmware Upgrade: The JBL OnBeat Xtreme has upgradeable firmware that lets you take advantage of new features and improvements as they become available. Go to www.jbl.com for more information about checking the unit's firmware version and instructions on upgrading to a newer firmware version.

Auxiliary Input: The JBL OnBeat Xtreme also features a rear-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting an external audio source, such as your iPod shuffle or other portable MP3 player. Audio cable sold separately.

Note: If you play audio through a docked iPod, iPhone or iPad device and an audio source connected to the Auxiliary In connector at the same time, you will hear both of their outputs mixed through the JBL OnBeat Xtreme speaker dock. To hear only one source, you will need to turn off the other source (the one you do not want to hear) manually.

Evercharge Topology: The JBL OnBeat Xtreme charges your Apple iPod or iPhone device while docked. When plugged into AC power, the JBL OnBeat Air dock will charge your iPod or iPhone without a computer connection, even when the system itself is turned off.

Note: The JBL OnBeat Xtreme speaker dock may not charge a docked iPad device via the USB connection to a PC. If the iPad device charges when it is connected directly to the PC via USB, it will charge while docked on the JBL OnBeat Xtreme speaker dock. If the iPad device does not charge when it is connected directly to the PC via USB, it will not charge while docked on the JBL OnBeat Xtreme speaker dock.

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Written by Ralph Graves, Staff Writer - Creative, on 12/30/2011 10:08:00 AM

This is a big system with big sound. The Xtreme has a nice, spacious soundfield. For the music I played, the sound was especially strong on the low end.

Although you can dock an iPhone or an iPod to the OnBeat Xtreme, it's really made for the iPad. Those smaller handhelds look really dinky perched on the Xtreme's dock. The system's size is a real advantage for the iPad though. It provided a rock-solid base, whether I had the iPad in portrait or landscape orientation. And did I mention the sound?

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