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JBL Balboa Center

JBL Balboa Center
alaScore 83

102 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of JBL Balboa Center. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the JBL Balboa Center is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for JBL Balboa Center


alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of JBL Balboa Center from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on

96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL Balboa SUB 10 - 10-Inch Powered Subwoofer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)JBL Balboa SUB 10 - 10-Inch Powered Subwoofer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

May, 2018

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JBL Balboa


This is a full 5.1-channel system, complete with active subwoofer, that sells for just $1499 for the lot. And in this case the subwoofer is crucial to the overall performance — it is, in a word, a cracker.

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Good Buy


I brought this center speaker for my denon receiver with base front speakers. Its ok. I know that center speaker of the same brand as other is recommend , but still this a a good buy for the price. recommend for people on budget.Still working fine for...

May, 2008

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JBL's Quality and it's a bargain !!!


I'm on a tight budget when it comes to speakers..Never seen this on display on stores so a little bit skeptical on purchasing this center speaker..The build and construction is one of the finest of jbl speakers and it's made of wood,sound is clear and...

Jan, 2008

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It's JBL.


I actually bought this center channel for the surround sound system that I have in the common room of my dorm. I have a sony 5.1 surround reciever, a Bose Acoustimass 5 system for the front channels and two sony surrounds, as well as an Infinity BU-1...

Nov, 2007

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Not a bad product for the price.


This speaker was on sale when I got it, and the rest of the JBL Balboa speakers were on sale as well. I built my first system that wasn't all-in-one box using this, four other JBL Balboa speakers, a yamaha powered subwoofer, and a yamaha receiver. I'm...

Nov, 2007

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Great Sound for little $'s


I'm no expert, other than being obsessed with Music since high school(Class of 86) and then AV once I got a real job. I have been wanting a center channel for as long as I've had a TV and finally purchased this one about 2 months ago after reading the...

Nov, 2007

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Good value


Sounds good. Much better than the center speaker that came with my ultra cheap sony system. When matched with my Paradigm Titan left and right speakers DVDs sound great. The free shipping was the icing on the cake.

Nov, 2007

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Good center speaker


Though it's my first time buying a center speaker, I think this piece worth the money.

Oct, 2007

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Good center


Speaker delivers crisp clear audio, but gets a little distorted at higher levels. all in all a great speaker for the price, but you get what you pay for.

Sep, 2007

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wow, what a bargain! Buy now!


This speaker has totally surprised and pleased me. This is one of the least expensive center channel speakers that I was considering and I am thrilled that I bought it. The speaker cabinet is heavy and made of wood. The speaker weighs about twelve...

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

Let's start by specifying that Balboa Series speakers are affordable, even for people whose disposable income is mostly disposed of on stuff like food and rent. Now forget about money, because the Balboa Series uses materials and technologies developed directly from legendary JBL professional loudspeakers, and delivers the full dynamics of today's most exciting movies and music. That's what's important. At least that's what's important once you know you can afford them.

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:Harman International Industries
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JBL Balboa

Remote Control

Type: None

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Max (RMS) Output Power:150Watt
Nominal (RMS) Output Power:75Watt
Response Bandwidth:80 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Type:Center channel speaker