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alaScore 79

11 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of JBL HLS820. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, 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 HLS820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review ( review summary for JBL HLS820


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of JBL HLS820 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on

67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JBL HLS820 Floorstanding Speaker (Single Speaker) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)JBL HLS820 Floorstanding Speaker (Single Speaker) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (

JBL HLS 820 Floorstanding Speakers


I got these from a guy off craigslist for $90. They were still sealed in the box and obviously in brand new condition. They sound great.

Nov, 2016

Consumer review (

JBL HLS 820 Floorstanding Speakers


I bought these speakers brand new and paid over 700 bannanas for em'. First, a tweeter cooked, was told underpowering(was using sony reciever, not known for their power) brought em' in for warranty(month later) and it was fixed.Hooked em' up to my jvc...

Feb, 2002

Consumer review (

JBL HLS 820 Floorstanding Speakers


sound slightly better than average mass produced speaker. Lacks definition in mids and highs. Not a very musical speaker. Had mine for just better than 1 year, both woofers in one cabinet blew. Suggest making a smarter investment with some NHT...

Feb, 2001

Consumer review (

JBL HLS 820 Floorstanding Speakers


JBL...JBL....Has done it again. These speakers are simply wonderful. The sound is crisp, clear and perfectly loud. You simply cant beat the price.

Consumer review (

JBL HLS 820 Floorstanding Speakers


The only one on the list that I don't think these beat is the Electro Voice, but I can't afford $1500 for a 10" driver, even if it will take up to 900 watts.

Product Specifications

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. All of the HLS Series loudspeakers are video shielded and can be safely placed near a television.

Dimensions & Weight



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

Remote Control

Type: None

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Max (RMS) Output Power:250Watt
Response Bandwidth:40 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Type:Left / right channel speakers