About the JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass MK2
Add serious "oomph" to your TV sound
The JBl Bar 2.1 Deep Bass MK2 is easy to install and boosts the sound of your favourite games, movies, and shows.
Add serious "oomph" to your TV sound
This update to JBL's popular entry-level 2.1-channel sound bar and sub system delivers plenty of bang for your buck, with surprisingly spacious sound and impactful bass. The JBL 2.1 Deep Bass MK2 injects life into movies and TV shows with simulated surround sound and a subwoofer that helps you feel the action onscreen.
When you're not watching TV, you can use this sound bar to listen to your favourite music with built-in Bluetooth. Just pair up your smartphone and you're on your way to tunes-town.
Simple set up
Getting started is easy. Plug the bar and sub into AC power and then connect directly up to your TV with an HDMI cable (included in the box). If you prefer an optical digital connection, that's available, too, but you'll need to pick up a cable separately (not included). The sub pairs with the bar wirelessly with the press of a button, so you can place it anywhere within range of a power outlet. From there you can control the bar with a set of simple top-panel buttons and a remote controller included in the box.
- 2-channel sound bar and subwoofer system with virtual surround sound
- system frequency response: 40-20,000 Hz
- total system power: 300 watts
- built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from compatible devices
- compact design sits on your TV stand or mounts on your wall
- four racetrack-shaped drivers
- two 1" tweeters
- powered by 100-watt built-in amplifier (2 x 50W)
- Dolby® Digital decoding
- AC power connection required (power cable included)
- dimensions (measured by Crutchfield): 38"W x 2-1/4"H x 3-3/8"D
- weight: 4.7 lbs.
- 6-1/2" down-firing woofer
- connects wirelessly to sound bar for easy placement
- powered by 200-watt built-in amplifier
- AC power connection required (power cable included)
- dimensions (measured by Crutchfield): 9-1/2"W x 14-7/8"H x 11-1/4"D
- weight: 12.5 lbs.
- 1 HDMI port (cable included)
- supports Audio Return Channel (ARC)
- optical digital audio input
- USB-A input for connecting a thumb drive
- wall-mountable (kit included)
- includes remote control
- warranty: 1 year
- MFR # JBL2GBAR21DB2BLKAM
What's in the box:
- Active soundbar speaker
- Wireless powered sub
- Two 59" AC power cords
- Remote control
- 2 "AAA" batteries
- 58" HDMI cable
- 2 Wall-mount brackets
- 2 Thumb-screws
- 2 Self-tapping screws
- 2 Anchors
- Quick-Start Guide
- Wall-Mount Template
- Important Safety Instructions and Warranty Card
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Features & specs
|Number Of Channels||2.1|
|Virtual Surround||JBL Surround Sound|
|Optical Digital Inputs||1|
|Coaxial Digital Inputs||None|
|HDMI ARC Input||Yes|
|HDMI eARC Input||No|
|3.5mm Stereo Analog Inputs||None|
|RCA Stereo Analog Inputs||None|
|USB Type-A Input||Yes|
|Tweeter||1" Dome (2)|
|Woofer||Oval Cone (4)|
|Subwoofer Driver||6.5" Cone|
|System Frequency Response||40-20k Hz|
|Sound Bar RMS Power||50|
|Subwoofer RMS Power||100|
|HDMI Video Pass-through Resolution||1080p|
|HDR Video Compatible||No|
|Control by App||N/A|
|Remote IR Passthrough||No|
|Learns TV Remote||Yes|
|Bluetooth Connectivity||Built-in 4.2|
|Bluetooth Audio Playback||Yes|
|Bluetooth Transmitter Mode||No|
|Online Music Sources||None|
|Files on Your Network||No|
|Built-in Wi-Fi Version||None|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Yes|
|Sound Bar Size (inches)||2-1/4H x 38W x 3-3/8D|
|Sound Bar Weight||4.7 lbs|
|Subwoofer Size (inches)||14-7/8H x 9-1/2W x 11-1/4D|
|Subwoofer Weight||12.5 lbs|
|Speaker Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Speaker Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Amplifier Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Amplifier Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Active Soundbar: The JBL BAR 2.1 MK2 system brings dynamic sound to your TV audio. The JBL BAR 2.1 MK2's active soundbar speaker houses two 1" dome tweeters and four oval "racetrack" midrange drivers powered by a 100 watt (Peak) amplifier.
- JBL Surround Sound: JBL Surround Sound Technology delivers a virtual surround sound effect from a two-channel active soundbar speaker. You can choose between two JBL Surround Modes - Smart or Standard. With the Smart mode enabled by default, you can enjoy TV shows and movies with rich sound effects. For TV programs, such as news and weather forecasts, you can reduce sound effects by disabling the Smart mode and switching to the Standard mode.
- Audio Sync: With the Audio Sync function, you can synchronize audio and video to make sure that no delay is heard from your video content to the active soundbar speaker system.
Wireless Powered Sub: The JBL BAR 2.1 MK2's wireless powered sub features a down-firing 6.5" woofer in a bass reflex enclosure with a rear-firing port. A built-in 200 watt (Peak) amplifier is used to drive the 6.5" woofer and deliver deep, impactful bass. Because the powered sub is wireless (up to 20'), it puts no unsightly cables between the soundbar and subwoofer; still requires a AC power cord connection. You can adjust the bass level (Low/Mid/High) of the powered sub from the included IR remote.
Dolby Digital Decoding: The JBL BAR 2.1 MK2 offers Dolby Digital decoding (up to 5.1ch). However, the soundbar system is limited to 2.1ch playback with simulated surround sound.
Note: DTS and other surround sound formats are not supported.
HDMI 1.4 Input/Output (ARC): The JBL BAR 2.1 MK2 is equipped with one HDMI 1.4 input and one HDMI (ARC) 1.4 output. The HDMI input and output support up to 1080p video (including 3D), as well as 5.1ch Dolby Digital and 2ch PCM. The HDMI (ARC) output allows audio to be sent from your ARC compatible TV to the BAR 2.1 MK2 through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your television, eliminating the need for extra cables connected to your TV.
Note: The ARC-enabled HDMI input of some televisions only sends an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digital from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).
Optical Digital Input: In addition to HDMI connectivity, the JBL BAR 2.1 MK2 is outfitted with an optical (toslink) digital input that supports 2ch PCM and Dolby Digital (up to 5.1ch). The digital optical output terminals of many newer flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection, or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or satellite/cable box).
Note: This soundbar is not equipped with an analog audio input.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The JBL BAR 2.1 MK2 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 4.2 with support for wireless audio streaming (A2DP 1.3). You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth-enabled device (such as your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer) to the soundbar speaker system. You will still use your Bluetooth source device for playback control and to view song/artist/album info. You can pair multiple Bluetooth devices with the BAR 2.1 MK2, but only one device can be used for playback at a time. The system has a wireless Bluetooth range of approximately 33'.
Note: The JBL BAR 2.1 MK2 does not support Bluetooth hands-free communication for making and answering phone calls.
USB-A 2.0 Port: The JBL Bar 2.1 MK2 features a rear-panel USB-A 2.0 port for connection of a USB MSC (mass storage class) device, such as a USB thumbdrive (up to 64GB). You'll be able to playback MP3 (16-48kHz/80-320kbps) and WAV (16-48kHz/up to 3000kbps) music files stored on a USB MSC device (formatted in FAT32) through the JBL soundbar system. The included remote can be used to control Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track functions. The soundbar does not offer song/artist/album info display. The USB port can also be used to charge (5V/0.5A) a small electronic devices (such as a smartphone).
Note: The USB port does not support Apple iOS or Android OS device playback.
Remote Control: The JBL BAR 2.1 MK2 comes with an IR remote for wireless control of the soundbar system. The soundbar system can respond to "Power On/Off", "Volume Up/Down" and "Mute" commands from the remote of a HDMI CEC compatible television. If your TV remote does not control the soundbar automatically, you can program the BAR 2.1 MK2 to respond your TV remote's "Volume Up/Down" and "Mute" commands.
Mounting Options: You can place the JBL BAR 2.1 MK2's soundbar speaker on a shelf or tabletop, or wall-mount it with the included brackets. The wireless powered subwoofer can be positioned between 3' to 20' away from the soundbar speaker. Make sure the sub is at least 4" away from the wall to accommodate the rear-firing port.
Power Requirements: Both, the active soundbar and wireless powered sub, will need to be plugged into an AC wall outlet, surge protector, or power conditioner. Each includes a detachable 5' AC power cord.
Auto On + Standby: The JBL BAR 2.1 MK2 will automatically power on whenever it senses an audio signal from its HDMI & Optical source inputs. The soundbar system will automatically switch to standby mode after approximately 10 minutes of button inactivity and no audio playback from a connected source.
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