JBL 6, 8C, 6C, 8 User Manual

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SPECIFICATIONS

SP5

Frequency Response

45 – 20kHz (–10dB)

Recommended Maximum Amplifier Power

60 watts

Impedance

8 ohms nominal

Sensitivity

87dB (2.83V/1m)

Crossover Frequency

3,000Hz

Woofer

5-1/4" titanium-laminate cone w/rubber surround

Tweeter

1" titanium-laminate dome, w/Elliptical Oblate Spheroidalwaveguide and swivel mount

Plate Size (W x H)

7-1/2" x 10" (191mm x 254mm)

SP6

Frequency Response

38 – 20kHz (–10dB)

Recommended Maximum Amplifier Power

80 watts

Impedance

8 ohms nominal

Sensitivity

88dB (2.83V/1m)

Crossover Frequency

2,000Hz

Woofer

6-1/2" titanium-laminate cone w/rubber surround

Tweeter

1" titanium-laminate dome, w/Elliptical Oblate Spheroidalwaveguide and swivel mount

Plate Size (W x H)

8-1/2" x 11" (216mm x 279mm)

Mounting Cutout Size (W x H)

Mounting Cutout Size (W x H)

6-1/8" x 8-11/16" (156mm x 221mm)

7-1/8" x 9-11/16" (181mm x 246mm)

Mounting Depth

Mounting Depth

3-3/4" (95mm)

3-7/8" (98mm)

SP6C

SP8

Frequency Response

Frequency Response

40 – 20kHz (–10dB)

30 – 20kHz (–10dB)

Recommended Maximum

Recommended Maximum

Amplifier Power

Amplifier Power

80 watts

100 watts

Impedance

Impedance

8 ohms nominal

8 ohms nominal

Sensitivity

Sensitivity

88dB (2.83V/1m)

89dB (2.83V/1m)

Crossover Frequency

Crossover Frequency

3,000Hz

2,000Hz

Woofer

Woofer

6-1/2" titanium-laminate cone

8" titanium-laminate cone

w/rubber surround

w/rubber surround

Tweeter

1" titanium-laminate dome, w/Elliptical Oblate Spheroidalwaveguide and swivel mount

Plate Size (Diameter)

9-3/16" (233mm)

Mounting Cutout Size (Dia.)

7-7/8" (200mm)

Mounting Depth

4-1/4" (108mm)

Tweeter

1" titanium-laminate dome, w/Elliptical Oblate Spheroidalwaveguide and swivel mount

Plate Size (W x H)

10-1/8" x 13-1/8" (257mm x 333mm)

Mounting Cutout Size (W x H)

8-7/8" x 11-13/16" (225mm x 300mm)

Mounting Depth

4" (102mm)

SP8C

Frequency Response

32 – 20kHz (–10dB)

Recommended Maximum Amplifier Power

100 watts

Impedance

8 ohms nominal

Sensitivity

89dB (2.83V/1m)

Crossover Frequency

3,000Hz

Woofer

8" titanium-laminate cone w/rubber surround

Tweeter

1" titanium-laminate dome, w/Elliptical Oblate Spheroidalwaveguide and swivel mount

Plate Size (Diameter)

10-7/8" (275mm)

Mounting Cutout Size (Dia.)

9-1/2" (240mm)

Mounting Depth

4-1/4" (108mm)

All features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

The maximum recommended amplifier power rating will ensure proper system headroom to allow for occasional peaks. We do not recommend sustained operation at these maximum power levels.

*Trademark of Dolby Laboratories.

DTS is a registered trademark of Digital Theater Systems, Inc.

Declaration of Conformity

We, Harman Consumer International 2, route de Tours

72500 Chateau-du-Loir France

declare in own responsibility, that the products described in this owner’s manual are in compliance with technical standards:

EN 50081-1:1992

EN 50082-1:1997

Luc E. Godard

Harman Consumer International

Chateau-du-Loir, France 5/02

OWNER’S GUIDE

 

PRO SOUND

 

 

 

 

COMES HOME

P R O D U C T L I N E :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUNDPOINT

SERIES

JBL Consumer Products

 

 

 

M O D E L S :

 

 

250 Crossways Park Drive, Woodbury, NY 11797

 

 

8500 Balboa Boulevard, Northridge, CA 91329

SP5, SP6, SP6C, SP8, SP8C

800-336-4JBL (4525) (USA only)

DESIGN GOAL: Combine the superior performance of traditional

www.jbl.com

 

 

 

JBL loudspeakers with the convenience of in-wall installation.

NOTE: For new-construction applications, be sure

 

 

 

TWEETER TYPE: Titanium-laminate-dome with EOS

to purchase the correct rough-in frame kit.

 

 

 

waveguide, and swivel mount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©2002 JBL, Incorporated

 

 

 

WOOFER TYPE: Titanium-laminate cone with rubber surround

 

 

 

JBL is a registered trademark of JBL, Incorporated.

 

 

 

CROSSOVER NETWORK: Straight-Line Signal Path(SSP)

 

 

 

Part No. ai5235

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE:

 

 

 

 

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Studio Monitor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUNDPOINTSERIES

SP5, SP6, SP6C,

SP8, SP8C

OWNER’S GUIDE

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING JBL

For more than 50 years, JBL has been involved in every aspect of music and film recording and reproduction, from live performances to monitoring the recordings you play in your home,

car or office.

INCLUDED

We’re confident that the JBL loudspeakers you have chosen will provide every note of enjoyment that you expected – and that when you think about purchasing additional audio equipment for your home, car or office, you will once again choose JBL.

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JBL Consumer Products

SP5, SP6, SP8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One pair of speakers with grille.

 

 

 

 

Template/paint shield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remove paint shield (inner

 

 

 

 

 

 

rectangle) at perforation.

SP6C, SP8C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One pair of speakers with grille.

Template/paint shield.

 

Remove paint shield (inner

 

circle) at perforation.

SPEAKER PLACEMENT

FRONT SPEAKERS

WALL

400– 600

MODELS SP5, SP6, SP8 AS REAR SPEAKERS

 

 

 

5 – 6 ft.

WALL

WALL

WALL

WALL

 

 

MODELS SP6C, SP8C IN CEILING

Proper placement of the speakers is an important step in obtaining the most realistic soundstage possible. These recommendations are for the optimum placement of the loudspeakers. Use these placement recommendations as a guide. Slight variations will not diminish your listening pleasure.

The front speakers should be placed the same distance from each other as they are from the listening position. They should be placed at about the same height from the floor as the listener’s ears will be.

In a home theater configuration, the two surround speakers should be placed slightly behind the listening position and, ideally, should face each other and be at a level higher than the listener’s ears. If that is not possible, they may be placed in a wall behind the listening position, facing forward. The surround speakers should not call attention to themselves. They should provide a diffuse, ambient sound accompanying the main program material heard in the front speakers.

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SPEAKER CONNECTIONS

CONNECTION TIPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The wires for both speakers

Speakers and electronics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

should be the same length. If

terminals have corresponding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

one speaker is placed closer to

(+) and (–) terminals. Most

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the amplifier than the other,

manufacturers of speakers and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hide the excess wire behind

electronics, including JBL, use

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the wall.

red to denote the (+) terminal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and black for the (–) terminal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is important to connect both

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speakers identically: (+) on the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speaker to (+) on the amplifier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and (–) on the speaker to (–)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on the amplifier. Wiring “out

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of phase” results in thin sound,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

weak bass and a poor stereo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image. With the advent of multi-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

channel surround-sound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

systems, connecting all of the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speakers in your system with

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the correct polarity remains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

equally important in order to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

preserve the proper ambience

WIRE LENGTH

RECOMMENDED SIZE

and directionality of the

Up to 20 ft.

16 gauge

program material.

Up to 30 ft.

12 gauge

 

Greater than 30 ft.

10 gauge

 

INSTALLATION

The SoundPointSeries in-wall speakers were designed to be easily installed. However, if you are unsure of your ability to properly install these loudspeakers, please contact your dealer or a qualified installer.

TOOLS NEEDED

Pencil

Phillips #2 screwdriver

Measuring tape

Utility knife

Carpenter’s level

Awl

EXISTING CONSTRUCTION

SP5, SP6, SP8

Remove the grille from the speaker frame.

Determine the correct speaker location.

Note: Remove the inner template, which is the paint shield, at the perforation. Use the outer template when cutting the drywall.

 

1/2"

1/2"

1/2"

Note: Always allow at least one-half inch between a wall stud and the speaker cutout or the locking tabs will not be able to swivel into place.

Cut the drywall.

Connect the speaker wires

Place the frame assembly

 

 

to the speaker.

in the wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screw down each of the four

Replace the metal grille.

Phillips head screws. The

 

locking tabs will swivel into

 

place and secure the unit to

 

the rear surface of the drywall.

 

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EXISTING CONSTRUCTION

SP6C, SP8C

Remove the grille from the speaker frame.

1/2"

1/2"

1/2"

Determine the correct speaker location.

Note: Remove the inner template, which is the paint shield, at the perforation. Use the outer template when cutting the drywall.

Cut the drywall.

Note: Always allow at least one-half inch between a wall stud and the speaker cutout or the locking tabs will not be able to swivel into place.

Connect the speaker wires

Place the frame assembly

Screw down each of the four

to the speaker.

in the wall.

Phillips head screws. The

 

 

locking tabs will swivel into

 

 

place and secure the unit to

 

 

the rear surface of the drywall.

 

 

 

 

 

Replace the metal grille.

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NEW CONSTRUCTION

You will need to purchase the correct rough-in frame kit for your model:

SPEAKER MODEL

ROUGH-IN FRAME KIT

SP5

RIF5

SP6

RIF6

SP6C

RIF6C

SP8

RIF8

SP8C

RIF8C

Detailed installation instructions are supplied with the rough-in kit.

PAINTING THE SPEAKER FRAME AND GRILLE

SoundPointSeries loudspeakers can be painted to match any decor. If you wish to change their color, the satin finish on the grille and frame will function as a primer coat. Before painting, install the paint shield (inner section of template in the assembly kit) securely into the recess in the

baffle. This will protect the speaker components and baffle from paint residue. Use a high-quality spray paint, and apply a thin coat of color.

Be certain the grille perforations remain free of paint. Filling them with paint will diminish the sound quality.

Note: Gently remove the acoustical foam blanket from the grille before painting. Reattach the blanket after the paint has dried.

TROUBLESHOOTING

IF THERE IS NO SOUND FROM ANY OF THE SPEAKERS:

Check that receiver/amplifier is on and a source is playing.

Check all wires and connections between receiver/amplifier and speakers. Make sure all wires are connected. Make sure none of the speaker wires are frayed, cut or punctured.

Review proper operation of your receiver/amplifier.

IF THERE IS NO SOUND COMING FROM ONE SPEAKER:

Check the “Balance” control on your receiver/amplifier.

Check all wires and connections between receiver/amplifier and speakers. Make sure all wires are connected. Make

sure none of the speaker wires are frayed, cut or punctured.

IF THERE IS LOW (OR NO) BASS OUTPUT:

Make sure the connections to the left and right “Speaker Inputs” have the correct polarity (+ and –).

Consider adding a powered subwoofer to your system.

In Dolby* Digital or DTS® modes, make sure your receiver/processor is correctly configured. When using a subwoofer, make sure the subwoofer output of the receiver/processor has been enabled. If no subwoofer is being used, make sure the left and right front and rear speakers have been configured as

“LARGE.” See your receiver/processor’s owner’s manual for futher information on correct speaker configuration in Dolby Digital, DTS and other surround-sound modes.

IF THE SYSTEM PLAYS AT LOW VOLUMES BUT SHUTS OFF AS VOLUME IS INCREASED:

Check all wires and connections between receiver/amplifier and speakers. Make sure all wires are connected. Make sure none of the speaker wires are frayed, cut or punctured.

If more than one pair of main speakers is being used, check the minimum-impedance requirements of your receiver/amplifier.

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