JBL Authentics 500 Smart Home Speaker


Hi-fidelity smart home speaker with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Voice Assistants with retro design.

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 Assistance and Amazon Alexa available simultaneously*, you can play your favorite music, control your smart home devices, and more, hands-free, using just your voice.

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General Specifications

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 aluminum dome tweeter + 3 x 2.75″ midrange + 6.5″ subwoofer
Networked standby power < 2.0 W
Operating temperature:0 °C – 45 °C Yes

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.) Yes


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

Control and Connection 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
Bluetooth version 5.3
Bluetooth pro­le A2DP 1.3.2, AVRCP 1.5
Bluetooth transmitter frequency range:2400 MHz – 2483.5 MHz Yes
Bluetooth transmitter power:<17 dBm Yes
Wi-Fi network:IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4GHz/5GHz) Yes
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

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. Three 1-inch tweeters and three 2.75-inch midrange woofers provide so much clarity that every detail of your favorite song sounds brand new, while a 6.5-inch down firing subwoofer and the patented SlipStream™ bass port guarantee incredible deep bass.

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 leather-like 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 built-in™, 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.


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