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JBL Authentics L16

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Item# AUTHENTIC L16
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Classic sound. Wireless freedom. With its walnut-veneered good looks and its supercharged sound, the JBL Authentic L16 takes the time-honored concept of a legacy stereo system and catapults it into the wireless age. The L16’s single enclosure boasts six 50W amplifiers driving six speakers that can fill any room with exceptional volume and unbeatable audio quality. Meanwhile, the JBL Authentic L16 features all-around connectivity, featuring both easy wireless connectivity via AirPlay, DNLA and Bluetooth®, as well as analog, optical, and phono preamp integration. A free JBL MusicFlow app even lets you easily control the speaker with iOS or Android mobile devices. Time to connect with the new sound of legacy.
At a Glance:
  • USB ports let you recharge your compatible devices
  • All-in-one connectivity with wireless streaming, analog, optical, and phono preamp devices
  • 300 watts of JBL power and advanced acoustic design produce dynamic, full-range stereo JBL sound from a single, mid-size speaker
What's in the box:
  • 1 region-specific IEC power cord
  • Quick-start guide
  • 1 JBL Authentic L16 speaker system
Where sonic legend meets modern connectivity. With its single-enclosure speaker system and wireless audio streaming, the JBL Authentic L16 was born to resonate with legacy. Inspired by the legendary JBL Century L100 loudspeaker, the JBL Authentic L16 blends classic acoustic speaker design and advanced wireless technology. It offers a real walnut-veneered wood enclosure, exceptional audio quality and easy wireless connectivity to a wide range of devices via AirPlay, DNLA and Bluetooth®. Not only that, but with the L16’s additional analog, optical, and phono preamp jack connections, you’ve got yourself an all-in-one masterpiece of compatibility. And it’s as convenient as it’s powerful: Near Field Communication (NFC) technology lets you pair a Bluetooth® device simply by tapping it on the speaker. Meanwhile, a free JBL MusicFlow app lets you easily set up and control the speaker with your iOS or Android mobile device. Using the speaker’s built-in USB ports, you can charge compatible mobile devices. Sporting 300 watts r.m.s. of power, custom JBL low-frequency and high-frequency transducers, advanced DSP technology and a frequency response of 35Hz – 35kHz, the JBL Authentic L16 produces full-range sound and a wide stereo image from a single, mid-sized stereo speaker. Harman Clari-Fi™ technology replaces all the audio details lost in the shuffle of today’s compressed music files, adding detail and energy to any low quality music stream. With its unstoppable acoustics and its all-terrain compatibility, the JBL Authentic L16 is where the future becomes an instant classic.
Product Features:
  • 300 watts of JBL power and advanced acoustic design produce dynamic, full-range stereo JBL sound from a single, mid-size speaker
    High-performance JBL drivers paired with digital amplification, processing and a meticulous acoustic design deliver unmatchable sound from a mid-size speaker. The optimized low- and high-frequency transducers combine with advanced electronics and DSP to present full-range stereo sound with a wide stereo image – all from within a single enclosure. Wherever you play it, expect applause.
  • All-in-one connectivity with wireless streaming, analog, optical, and phono preamp devices
    The JBL Authentic L16 offers easy wireless audio playback from the latest and best in mobile devices. It offers AirPlay for iTunes and iOS devices, DNLA for Android devices and Windows PCs and Bluetooth® connectivity – including instant Bluetooth® pairing by way of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The speaker automatically switches streaming formats as needed, simplifying use with all your devices. Not only that, but the L16 connects with analog, optical, and phono preamp technology, making it an all-in-one champion for your household devices. Harman Clari-Fi™ technology replaces the details lost in today’s compressed music files, adding detail and energy to any low quality music stream.
  • USB ports let you recharge your compatible devices
    The JBL Authentic L16 has two USB ports, one for charging phones, the other for charging tablets.
AirPlay Compatible

Allows you to wirelessly stream music through any AirPlay enabled device.

Recharges your Media Device

This speaker charges your device so you can listen longer and be ready to go at a moment's notice.

Clari-Fi

Clari-Fi analyzes digital audio files during playback and "rebuilds" what was lost in compression.

DLNA Connectivity

Allows you to wirelessly stream music through any device with DLNA connectivity.

Bluetooth Connectivity

Allows you to wirelessly stream music through any Bluetooth enabled device.

Highlights:
Manuals & Downloads:
Device Compatibility:
Apple AirPlay
Bluetooth
General Specifications:
Amplifier Power
6 x 50W RMS
Audio Specifications:
Frequency Response
35Hz – 35kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
92dB
High Frequency Transducer
25mm tweeter
Mid-Range Transducer
2 inch mid range
Low Frequency Transducer
5.25 inch woofer
Maximum SPL
108dB @ 1m
Dimensions:
Speaker Depth (mm)
369
Speaker Weight (kg)
13.3
Speaker Height (in)
11-3/5
Speaker Depth (in)
14-1/2
Speaker Weight (lb)
36
Speaker Width (in)
32-1/5
Speaker Height (mm)
294
Speaker Width (mm)
710
JBL Authentics L16 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 48.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JBL Authentics L16 = Pure Listening Pleasure Have not been disappointed in my purchase of the JBL Authentic L16; love the ol’skool look that was inspired by the legendary JBL Century L100 loudspeakers that I grew up with. I stream 99% of the time with Wi-Fi from my iTunes. Also in order for me to truly enjoy the JBL Authentic L16 experience, I had to up-graded all my MP3 music to 320 kbps, sure am glad I did this for the acoustics are crystal clear at all audio levels and it is a pure pleasure to listen to. If you’re ever looking, I would definitely‎ recommend that you check out and listen to JBL Authentic L16… you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Sound I listen to a lot of recorded music for pipe organ and the pedal notes come through undistorted and distinguishable as notes (not just vague rumble). With the L16 I am down sizing from a large stereo (Magnepan speakers, NAD separates, and a Hsu Research 200w sub-woofer. The L16 holds its own against this system. So far I'm streaming from the internet and my iTunes collection over bluetooth. With its phono inputs (MM and MC) plus line in and the L16 would make a terrific all-in-one stereo system for smaller spaces (apts. etc.). It weighs 40 lbs. so it will need a sturdy base. In sum, the L16 is a 5/5 in my book.
Date published: 2014-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow what great sound I have had this speaker for about 3 days now and all I can say is Wow!! This speaker is extremely loud and sounds better the louder you play it. I would suggest using the JBL app to adjust the treble, mids, and bass. The looks are amazing and love the walnut wood look. JBL you knocked this one out of the park! The only problem I seem to have is connecting the WIFI to my computer or phone instead of blue tooth. Maybe I am doing something wrong. I brought this into work the other day and I got lots of drooling all over the speaker (thanks JBL LOL) and everyone asked to turn it up and when I did they were in awe by the sound even at high levels. I would recommend streaming at CD quality to get the best out of the speaker and none of this MP3 quality junk, I use Tidal for my music server
Date published: 2015-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound and connectivity! I've owned the JBL L16 for close to a year and a half and I could not be any happier. At the time of purchasing I ended up deciding between the L8 and the L16 (after discarding the competitors), and I'm glad I ended up picking the L16. This thing sounds great! Not only it sounds great, it is powerful enough to fill a large space while keeping the audio quality intact. And it looks fantastic in the living room, it is a beautiful and well designed piece. Not to mention the connectivity via Airplay (which is what I use the most) and Bluetooth. I'm no expert audiophile but I am extremely pleased with this purchase.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds too good to be true, but it is! I have had this for a few months now and absolutely love it. Great full, deep, rich sound which never falters or fails to fill up my room. Beautiful retro 70s design, simple, elegant and stylish. Features are great and beyond what I could ask for (although I agree that it is a shame that the phono pre amp is lower quality than would be expected), however I find that not having a dedicated remote for the unit is not on par with the level of this product and a major oversight. There are numerous times that it is inconvenience to have the remote be accessed only through my iPhone. I heard a rumor that there might be a follow up release of a remote coming soon, I hope this is true, I would pay extra to have that. All in all, very happy with the purchase and would do it again if I was making the same decision for a home system.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable Speaker... I recently got this speaker from my parents for my birthday and WOW, I am seriously impressed. The speaker is perfection. The build quality is superb and the sound it produces is very clean with amazing bass. The JBL app is very nice which allows you to control the bass, tremble and highs, which really helps when listening to different genres of music. Overall, extremely happy and proud to own one.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from super sound, schlechte software der speaker ist wirklich top was den Sound angeht (typisch jbl). was aber garnicht geht ist die steuerung. die app ist einfach gesagt nicht zu gebrauchen. die verbindung zum lautsprecher ist kompliziert und funktioniert nur mäßig. zum glück hat der speaker einen digitalen und analogen eingang. somit kann ich die schlechte steuerung umgehen mit einem produkt eines anderen herstellers der wiedrum keine vernünfiger speaker bauen kann. ich war kurz davor das gerät wieder zurück zu geben. denn für fast 1000,-€ ist das eine echt schwache leistung.
Date published: 2015-12-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great sounding system, bad Phono pre-amp. The L16 is a very good sounding system for your WiFi / Blu-Tooth devices, one of the best I have heard for portable devices. It is also beautiful to look at, great design, and seems to be built very well. I only gave it 3 stars (I would have done 3.5 if it was available) because unfortunately JBL/Harmen Kardon did not spend time or money to put a proper turntable / phono pre-amp in. It's the nosiest pre-amp I have ever heard in my life, even with the turntable disconnected you can hear loud white noise. It's just very disappointing that they take the time to build this beautiful system and then cut a big corner with the phono input. Also when it comes to setting up the system with your WiFi, which looks like it should be easy, I have had multiple problems where the system will just disconnect it self from the network and will not connect again until I repeat the setup procedure. It just seems buggy which I'm hoping JBL will fix with a software update.
Date published: 2015-01-19
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Has anbody tried to remote control the JBL L16 with tools like AnyMote, Logitech Harmony or other home automation tools?

Asked by: Alex555
Hi! These types of remotes does not work with the JBL L16. Thanks!
Answered by: Jemson G
Date published: 2018-06-14

Kann man das Gerät mit JBL Charge und Flip connecten? Wenn nein gibt es ein Zubehör damit es funktioniert?

Asked by: Max3000
Der L16 ist nicht mit Connect + kompatibel und kann daher nicht mit der Charge 3 und der Flip 3/4 gekoppelt werden.
Answered by: Tim FG
Date published: 2018-05-24

Bonjour, je viens d'acheter cette enceinte en reconditionné, dès que je l'utilise en wifi, j'ai des grésillements qui rendent inaudible l'écoute. Est ce un problème propre à l'enceinte ou un défaut du au reconditionnement? à résoudre.

Asked by: Marto
Bonjour, Merci pour votre commentaire. Nous sommes désolés d'entendre que vous rencontrez des problèmes avec votre enceinte. Nous vous conseillons de contacter un agent de notre support client ici : https://www.harmanaudio.fr/support-knowledgebase.html.
Answered by: Alice D
Date published: 2018-05-02

Bonjour, est-ce que la JBL Authentics L16 peut être utiliser sur une télévision ? Elle a aussi l'air "transportable" est ce que elle a une batterie où elle doit être continuellement brancher ?

Asked by: NormanLR
Bonjour Merci pour votre commentaire. La L 16 est à la base une enceinte audio, elle peut effectivement s'utiliser sur un téléviseur, grace aux branchements optique ou cable audio. D'autres produits dans la gamme semble toutefois plus adaptés. Elle n'a pas pour vocation à être nomade, mais fixe sur prise secteur.
Answered by: Harmansupp
Date published: 2018-04-24

How many Bluetooth device can L16 memorize? I know I can pair only one device simultaneously, I would like to switch several music source like phone or PC. Do I need to physically push pairing button for each time when I change the music source?

Asked by: yoshi16
Hi! The Authentics L16 speaker can save multiple Bluetooth devices but can only get connected one at a time. Also, you have to manually push the pairing button for it to be visible and connect the device if you wish to switch sources.
Answered by: Nick F
Date published: 2018-04-19

possesseur d'une L16 , je rencontre des problèmes de connection avec une platine vinyle, il existe un buzz  de fond typique d'une mauvaise connection de masse  . La platine n'est pas en cause car essayée sans soucis et sans buzz sur un autre ampli

Asked by: lenoir
Bonjour, Merci pour votre commentaire.Vous pouvez peut-être trouver la réponse à votre question sur notre page de support produit et notre base de connaissance. Le lien est situé en haut de cette page. Pour ouvrir un dossier avec le support clientèle, veuillez remplir le fichier Contactez-nous au même endroit.
Answered by: Alice D
Date published: 2018-03-13

Bonjour, Est il possible de corriger les aigues ou graves medium via l'app ios jbl sur la L16 ?

Asked by: Gio06
Bonjour, Merci pour votre commentaire.Vous pouvez peut-être trouver la réponse à votre question sur notre page de support produit et notre base de connaissance. Le lien est situé en haut de cette page. Pour ouvrir un dossier avec le support clientèle, veuillez remplir le fichier Contactez-nous au même endroit.
Answered by: Alice D
Date published: 2018-05-04

Is the L16 able to decode and play back 24 bit / 96 kHz audio files?

Asked by: Stereo
Steven, you copied that sentence from the spec sheet. It does not answer my question, because it can also mean that the 24 bit / 96 kHz electronics are only used for internal audio processing. There is no mention of high resolution 24/96 playback capability. The only mention of the audio quality supported is on page 12 of the owner's manual with regard to digital optical input.
Answered by: Stereo
Date published: 2018-01-13
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