JBL Authentics L16 3-Way Wireless Speaker System With Bluetooth/Spotify (Walnut)

Model: JBLL16SPWLNAM UPC: 050036325981 Item: 166340

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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
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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, Bluetooth and Spotify. 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 RMS of power, custom JBL low-frequency and high-frequency transducers, advanced DSP technology and a frequency response of 40Hz – 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.

 

JBL Authentics L16 Wireless Speaker 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, Spotify 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.

Clari-Fi Technology

  • Clari-Fi analyzes digital audio files during playback and “rebuilds” what was lost in compression. Other audio "enhancers" simply add EQ or reverb to existing content with the unsatisfactory result of boosted artifacts and increased distortion.

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.

Specifications

JBL Authentics L16 Wireless Speaker Specifications:

  • Compatibility:
    • Apple AirPlay
    • Bluetooth
    • Spotify
  • 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
  • Dimensions:
    • 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

Reviews

Customer Reviews for JBL Authentics L16 3-Way Wireless Speaker System With Bluetooth/Spotify (Walnut)

4.6 / 5.0
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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
July 24, 2015
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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.
January 19, 2015
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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.
February 1, 2017
Originally posted at
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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.
March 22, 2014
Originally posted at
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Great sound and detailed reproduction of music
I just bought this product and it sounds like the artist is in your living room . I'am using primarily Bluetooth and what a difference with Signal Doctor it makes my Itunes collection come to life. Also the speaker looks very classy with the walnut finish.
February 28, 2014
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amazing product
This product is perfect for me and I use it every day
This review was collected as part of a promotion
April 28, 2017
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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.
September 9, 2014
Originally posted at
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Best In Class by Far!
I have owned the Authentics L16 for one week now, and I can honestly say, in my opinion, it has the best sound of any all in one wireless music system to date, and I also own a Polk Woodbourne. Crystal clear highs, great midrange, and solid deep bass make for pure listening pleasure at any volume level. The only negative I have found is the IOS, JBL Music App. I have to regularly reconnect when using airplay. I have a very high speed and stable wireless network, so not sure what's going on with that. Could be just an Apple IOS problem. In addition, the tone adjustment controls on the app disappear regularly. I have to close the app and reopen it to get full functionality back. The app problems are a minor as far as I'm concerned, but worth mentioning. In total this is one heck of an outstanding music system and I very highly recommend it.
January 15, 2015
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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.
March 18, 2017
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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.
September 13, 2017
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