JBL S-CTR User Manual

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T H A N K Y O U F O R C H O O S I N G J B L

 

 

For more than 50 years, JBL

enjoyment that you expected –

latest advancements, and

 

 

has been involved in every

and that when you think

helps us to better understand

 

 

aspect of music and film

about purchasing additional

our customers and build

 

 

recording and reproduction,

audio equipment for your

products that meet their

 

 

from live performances to the

home, car or office, you will

needs and expectations.

 

 

recordings you play in your

once again choose JBL.

JBL Consumer Products

 

 

home, car or office.

 

 

 

Please take a moment to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re confident that the JBL

complete the enclosed

 

 

 

loudspeaker you have chosen

profile card. It enables us

 

 

 

will provide every note of

to keep you posted on our

 

 

 

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O W N E R ’ S G U I D E

P R O S O U N D

O W N E R ’ S G U I D E

 

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

C O M E S H O M E

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

 

 

 

M O D E L

JBL Consumer Products

M O D E L

S-CENTER

 

 

N U M B E R : S-CENTER

250 Crossways Park Drive, Woodbury, NY 11797

N U M B E R :

 

 

D E S I G N G O A L : Bring the thrill of live performance and movie sound to

8500 Balboa Boulevard, Northridge, CA 91329

D E S I G N G O A L : Bring the thrill of live performance and movie sound to

 

 

 

the home environment by calling on JBL’s professional engineering leadership.

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

the home environment by calling on JBL’s professional engineering leadership.

 

T W E E T E R T Y P E : Pure-titanium dome with EOS™ waveguide

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T W E E T E R T Y P E : Pure-titanium dome with EOS™ waveguide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W O O F E R T Y P E : Cast-aluminum basket with HeatScape™ motor structure

©1999 JBL, Incorporated. JBL is a registered trademark

W O O F E R T Y P E : Cast-aluminum basket with HeatScape™ motor structure

 

C R O S S O V E R N E T W O R K : Straight-Line Signal Path™ (SSP)

of JBL, Incorporated.

C R O S S O V E R N E T W O R K : Straight-Line Signal Path™ (SSP)

 

P O R T D E S I G N : FreeFlow™ flared

Part No. S-CTR O/G

P O R T D E S I G N : FreeFlow™ flared

P R O F E S S I O N A L R E F E R E N C E : Studio Monitor

 

 

P R O F E S S I O N A L R E F E R E N C E : Studio Monitor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S P E A K E R P L A C E M E N T

 

 

 

S P E C I F I

C A T I O N S

 

 

Proper placement of the

loudspeakers. Use these

The Studio Series S-CENTER

 

 

 

 

S-CENTER

 

 

speakers is an important step

placement recommendations

loudspeaker is video-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-Way dual 5" center

 

 

in obtaining the most realistic

as a guide. Slight variations

shielded and can safely be

 

 

Description:

 

 

soundstage possible. These

will not diminish your

placed near a television.

 

 

Maximum Recommended

 

 

 

 

 

recommendations are for the

listening pleasure.

 

 

 

Amplifier Power*:

150W

 

 

optimum placement of the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominal Impedance:

8 Ohms

The S-CENTER is designed

Sensitivity (2.83V/1m):

91dB

to complement all of the

Frequency Response (–3dB):

75Hz – 20kHz

0-2 ft.

Studio Series loudspeakers.

 

 

It is the ideal way to

Crossover Frequencies:

800, 3200Hz

re-create the cinematic

High-Frequency Transducer:

1" Pure-titanium dome, with rubber surround,

experience in your home.

 

shielded; Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal™ (EOS)

 

 

 

 

waveguide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midrange Transducer:

4" PolyPlas™ (polymer-coated cellulose fiber)

 

 

 

S P E A K E R C O N N E C T I O N S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cone, rubber surround, shielded; Linear Field

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proximity™ (LFP) bezel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONNECTION TIPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low-Frequency Transducer:

5-1/4" PolyPlas™ (polymer-coated cellulose fiber)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cone, rubber surround, SFG™, magnetic shorting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers and electronics

 

+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rings, high-temp oversized Kapton® voice coil,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

terminals have corre-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HeatScape™ motor structure, cast-aluminum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sponding (+) and (–)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

baskets, shielded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

terminals. It is important to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baffles:

Low Diffraction, IsoPower™

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connect both speakers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

identically: (+) on the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Port:

FreeFlow™ flared

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speaker to (+) on the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network:

Straight-Line Signal Path™ (SSP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

amplifier and (–) on the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

speaker to (–) on the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terminals:

All-metal, gold-plated 5-way binding posts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

amplifier. Wiring “out of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

phase” results in thin sound,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dimensions (H x W x D):

7-7/8" x 20-1/2" x 9"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

200mm x 521mm x 229mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

weak bass and a poor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stereo image.

 

 

 

Speaker Outputs

 

 

 

 

 

Weight:

15lbs, 6.8kgs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T R O U B

L E S H O O T I N G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declaration of Conformity

 

*The maximum recommended amplifier power rating will

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If there is no sound from

connections between

If there is no sound from

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ensure proper system headroom to allow for occasional

 

 

 

 

 

 

any of the speakers:

receiver/amplifier

the center speaker:

 

 

 

We, JBL Europe A/S

 

peaks. We do not recommend sustained operation at these

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Check that receiver/

and speakers.

• Make sure that your

 

 

 

 

maximum power levels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DK-3460 Birkerød

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

amplifier is on and that

• Make sure all wires are

receiver’s “Center-Channel”

 

 

 

Kongevejen 194B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DENMARK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a source is playing.

connected. Make sure none

mode is in the ”Normal“ or

 

 

 

declare in own responsibility, that the loudspeaker

 

Occasional refinements may be made to existing products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

described in this owner’s manual is in compliance with

 

without notice but will always meet or exceed original

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Review proper operation

of the speaker wires are

”Wide“ position. If it is in the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

technical standards:

 

specifications unless otherwise stated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

of your receiver/amplifier.

frayed, cut or punctured.

”Phantom“ position, the

 

 

 

EN 50081-1:1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• If more than one pair of

center speaker will not play.

 

 

 

EN 50082-1:1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the system plays at low

main speakers is being

• Check all connections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

volumes but shuts off as

used, check the minimum

between processor/amplifier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

volume is increased:

impedance requirements of

and the center speaker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Check all wires and

your receiver/amplifier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steen Michaelsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JBL Europe A/S

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birkerød. DENMARK. 8/99