Now with Spotify playability, the JBL L16 3-Way Wireless Speaker System continues to impress as a wireless streaming speaker. This Bluetooth-capable device connects wirelessly with the additional help of NFC technology, allowing for a stronger maintained link for your tracks. It features several direct connection options for audio components like turntables, digital libraries and more. And the entire experience can be controlled on the free JBL MusicFlow app, so you can adjust it to your desired settings.
JBL L16 Speaker Features:
- High-powered full-ranged sound reminiscent of a full stereo system
- Connect via Bluetooth, AirPlay or Spotify for wireless audio streaming
- Add your turntable to the mix for clean, warm vinyl sound
- Clari-Fi technology adjusts compressed files as you listen, helping improve track resolution
JBL Authentics L16 Wireless Speaker Specifications:
- Apple AirPlay
- Amplifier Power: 6 x 50W RMS
- Frequency Response: 35Hz – 35kHz
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio
- Digital inputs: 95dB
- Wireless & Analog: 92dB
- High Frequency Transducer: 25mm tweeter
- Mid-Range Transducer: 2 inch midrange
- Low Frequency Transducer: 5.25 inch woofer
- Maximum SPL: 108dB @ 1m
- Speaker Depth (mm): 369
- Speaker Weight (kg): 16.3
- 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): 818
What's in the Box
What's In The Box:
- 1 Removable speaker grille
- Quick-start guide
- 1 region-specific IEC power cord
- 1 JBL Authentics L16 speaker system
Customer Reviews for JBL Authentics L16 3-Way Wireless Speaker System With Bluetooth/Spotify (Walnut)
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.
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.
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.