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JBL Authentics 500 Retro Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speaker

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JBL Authentics 500 Retro Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speaker

Retro design with Dolby Atmos® music performance
Fill any room with cutting-edge sound and striking retro style with the JBL Authentics 500. From its Quadrex grille to its custom leather-like enclosure, the speaker was inspired by JBL’s iconic 1970s designs, updated for the 21st century with the latest sound and control technologies. Immerse yourself in high-definition lifelike sound with Dolby Atmos® Music thanks to the Authentics 500’s aluminum tweeters and patented SlipStream™ bass port. With Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa available simultaneously*, you can play your favorite music, control your smart home devices, and more, hands-free, using just your voice.

Superb sound and performance with Dolby Atmos® Music
Inspired by retro design
Music streaming services via built-in Wi-Fi
Voice assistants*, simultaneously on one device.
Seamless Bluetooth pairing
Intuitive controls and JBL One app
Multi-Room Playback
Automatic self tuning
Made in part with 100% recycled fabric, 85% recycled plastics and 50% aluminum

Features and Benefits
Superb sound and performance with Dolby Atmos® Music
270 watts of 3.1 channel sound, with virtual Dolby Atmos® create a lifelike musical
experience that makes you feel like you’re hearing your music live—right from the
front row. Three 2.5mm tweeters and three 2.75” midrange woofers provide so much
clarity that every detail of your favorite song sounds brand new, while a 6.5” down
firing subwoofer and the patented SlipStream™ bass port extend the low end to a new
level of bass that you can feel. Dolby Atmos® Music content is available from compatible streaming services in the JBL One app.
Inspired by retro design
The JBL Authentics 500 delivers the iconic style inspired by classic JBL heritage
designs, for a look that complements any room, easily filling even the largest space with
superior JBL sound. And the speaker’s premium aluminum frame, custom leatherlike enclosure, and reimagined Quadrex grille really show the attention we paid to
each visual detail, right down to the special JBL signature pattern surrounding the
downfiring woofer.
Music streaming services via built-in Wi-Fi
Experience everything from podcasts to internet radio in stunning high definition.
Or stream music through AirPlay, Alexa Multi-Room Music (MRM), Chromecast builtin™, and Spotify Connect and leave the room or take a call without the music being
interrupted. The Wi-Fi connection ensures your speaker gets automatic software and
feature updates.
Voice assistants*, simultaneously on one device.
Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are available simultaneously*. This gives you the
most freedom and convenience to control more smart home devices, play from more
music streaming services, and get the most hands-free help from either assistant at
any given time.
Seamless Bluetooth pairing
Seamlessly share playlists by pairing the JBL Authentics 500 with any Bluetooth
Intuitive controls and JBL One app
Personalize your audio with intuitive on-speaker controls that adjust volume, bass, and
treble levels. Use Alexa or Google Assistant to control your device with your voice. Or
use the JBL One app for even more options to customize EQ, settings, and find your new
favorite song using the integrated music services.
Multi-Room Playback
Place multiple JBL Authentics speakers throughout your home for your next gathering.
Using the Google Home app or Amazon Alexa app, you can set the mood in every room
by connecting two or more speakers to a single playlist and get everybody moving to
the same beat
Automatic self tuning
Get great sound anywhere you want. The speaker automatically calibrates and
optimizes audio performance for every location each time you power it up.
Made in part with recycled materials
The Authentics 500 speaker is made with 100% recycled fabric, 85% recycled plastics
and 50% aluminum, and comes in a FSC-certified carton box printed with soy ink.

#Availability of Dolby Atmos Music may depend on subscription plan.
*Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant may not be available in all countries or languages.
Availability, features, and functionality may vary.
Please check here for your country/language:


General Specifications
Model: Authentics 500
Sound system: 3.1 & Dolby Atmos Music
Power supply: 100 - 240V AC, ~ 50/60Hz
Total speaker power output (Max @ THD 1%): 270W
Transducer: 3 x 25mm Al dome tweeter + 3 x 2.75” midrange + 6.5” subwoofer
Networked standby power: < 2.0 W
Operating temperature: 0 °C - 45 °C
Audio Specifications
Frequency response: 40Hz - 20kHz (-6dB)
Audio inputs: 1 Audio in, Bluetooth/ WIFI, Ethernet and USB (USB playback is available in US version. For other versions, USB is for Service only.)
USB Specifications
USB port: Type C
USB rating: 5V DC, 1A
Supporting formats: mp3,WAV
MP3 codec: MPEG 1 Layer 2/3, MPEG 2 Layer 3, MPEG 2.5 Layer 3
MP3 sampling rate: 16 - 48 kHz
MP3 bitrate: 80 - 320 kpbs
Wireless specifications
Bluetooth version: 5.3
Bluetooth prole: A2DP 1.3.2, AVRCP 1.5
Bluetooth transmitter frequency range: 2400 MHz - 2483.5 MHz
Bluetooth transmitter power: <17 dBm
Wi-Fi network:IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ ac/ax (2.4GHz/5GHz)
2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range: 2412 - 2472 MHz (2.4 GHz
ISM Band, USA 11 Channels, Europe and others 13 Channels)
2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter power: <20 dBm
5G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range: 5.15 - 5.35GHz, 5.470 - 5.725GHz, 5.725 - 5.825GHz
5G Wi-Fi transmitter power: <23 dBm
Dimension Specifications
Dimensions (W x H x D): 447 x 240 x 255.7 mm / 17.60” x 9.45” x 10.07”
Weight: 7.8 kg / 17.20 lbs
Packaging dimensions (W x H x D): 515 x 322 x 315 mm / 20.3” x 12.7” x 12.4”
Packaging Weight: 11.4 kg / 25.1 lbs
What’s in the box
1x JBL Authentics 500
1x Power cable
1x Quick start guide
1x Safety sheet
1x Warranty card