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JBL CS480 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System (Black) - CS480BG

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Theater and Stadium experience in the comfort of y

by JP on 1/21/2009

Love the quality of the sound. You feel as if you are in the crowd watching your favorite sporting event or in the theatre enjoying your own entertainment.

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Need a reciever for this - got it for 450 - worth

by Gamer and movie enthusiast on 12/15/2010

Surround effect is good ... I connect it to my XBOX 360 and PS3. Happy with the purchase .... The screenshots look small... the speakers are quite big and it is powerful enough for large living rooms ... Does not come with wall mounts ....

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Product Description:

Get big Hollywood sound from a home theater speaker system that’s small and elegant. The JBL® CS480 delivers realism with four satellites, advanced titanium-laminate-dome tweeters, and 3-1/2-inch drivers. A voice-matched horizontal center speaker uses two midranges for dialogue power and clarity. And a potent 125-watt subwoofer rocks the room.

Complete 5.1-channel home theater speaker system with 3/4" titanium tweeters, dual 3-1/2" midrange drivers and an 8", 125-watt subwoofer.
  • Complete 5.1 home theater package
  • 3/4" titanium-laminate tweeters
  • Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal™ (EOS) Waveguide

Complete 5.1 home theater package

The JBL® CS480 gives you four identical satellites, a center channel and a room-shaking subwoofer. Added up, it’s a state-of-the-art JBL Cinema Sound system that can handle the sonic range of today’s high-resolution digital media.

3/4" titanium-laminate tweeters

The extremely thin but rigid titanium-laminate dome delivers accurate, undistorted high frequency response, even when the volume is way up. The end result is a full, clear, tight reproduction of high frequencies.

Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal™ (EOS) Waveguide

Proprietary JBL® EOS Waveguide technology realizes the sonic response of your listening environment and delivers intense, precise imaging. You get ideally balanced music. Crisp dialogue. Smooth audio distribution. Every seat is the best seat in your home theater.

Dual 3-1/2" midrange drivers with patented PolyPlas™
Your movies have rich, smooth, detailed sound. When it comes to the critical center channel, the CS480 steps up, using dual 3-1/2-inch midrange drivers reinforced with stiff, lightweight PolyPlas™ to make dialogue sound clear and natural.

8", 125-watt PolyPlas subwoofer

The JBL® CS480 creates bass with a powerful punch, using an 8-inch, 125-watt subwoofer. To increase rigidity, the CS480 uses a patented JBL PolyPlas™ driver. PolyPlas™ material is lightweight but strong, reproducing low frequencies effortlessly, with maximum impact.

FreeFlow™ bass reflex port
The FreeFlow™ bass reflex port has computer-optimized geometry to maximize tight, deep bass response while eliminating unwanted turbulence and noise. The result? A home theater system with true, wall-rattling bass that will make your music and movies even more exciting.

Accurate frequency response
Nothing is over- or under-emphasized. You get a true, full sound range from deep bass tones to ultra-high frequencies. The satellites have a frequency response of 110Hz to 20kHz, the center channel is 100Hz to 20kHz and the subwoofer is 110Hz to 20kHz.

Magnetically shielded for video proximity

Arrange the JBL® CS480 any way that makes sense. Components of this full, state-of-the-art JBL Cinema Sound system are magnetically shielded for placement on the floor wherever you want, including right near your TV or video display.

Sleek and stylish, looks great anywhere
The elegant JBL® CS480 Cinema Sound system looks at home in any listening environment. Everything has a high-gloss black finish; fixed and omnidirectional wall-mount brackets; and optional aluminum floor stands (sold separately) that hide all wires.

Legendary JBL® sound.

Even if you’ve never owned a JBL® product, you’ve almost certainly heard the JBL sound. It rings out loud and clear from the massive JBL loudspeaker arrays that hang in stadiums, sports arenas and outdoor concert venues everywhere. It literally surrounds you in more than 50 percent of all movie theaters worldwide, including many THX®-certified installations (a standard of realism that JBL engineers helped pioneer in 1983). Chances are, many of your favorite songs and movie soundtracks were mixed and mastered on JBL studio monitors – they’ve been the choice of audio professionals for more than 60 years. But you don’t have to venture far from home to experience the legendary power, clarity and technical accuracy of the JBL sound. It’s available in exceptional home entertainment systems that incorporate many of the same advanced technologies, materials and manufacturing techniques originally developed for our professional systems. It’s even available in lightweight, portable packages that you and your friends can enjoy anywhere.

What's in the box:
  • (1) CS80 Subwoofer
  • (1) CS480 center channel speaker with base
  • (4) CS480 satellite speakers.
  • (5) Adjustable wall brackets for satellites and center channel with tightening bar
  • (4) Wall brackets for satellites
  • (1) Wall bracket for center channel
  • (1) Owner's Manual


Manufacturer JBL
Mfg Part# CS480BG
SKU 204851687
UPC 050036922418
UPC 14 00050036922418
Frequency Response 35Hz – 20kHz (–6dB)
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power 100 Watts
Impedance 8 Ohms nominal
Sensitivity 86dB @ 1 Watt/1 meter
Frequency Response 110Hz – 20kHz (–6dB)
High-Frequency Driver 1/2" (13mm) Titanium-laminate dome, video-shielded
Midrange Driver 3-1/2" (75mm) Driver, video-shielded
(H x W x D) 6" x 6-3/8" x 3-7/8"
(152mm x 162mm x 98mm)
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power 100 Watts
Impedance 8 Ohms nominal
Sensitivity 88dB @ 1 Watt/1 meter
Frequency Response 100Hz – 20kHz (–6dB)
High-Frequency Driver 1/2" (13mm) Titanium-laminate dome, video-shielded
Midrange Driver Dual 3-1/2" (75mm) drivers, video-shielded
(H x W x D) 5-1/4" x 11-3/8" x 3-3/8" (133mm x 289mm x 86mm)
Amplifier Power (RMS) 125 Watts
Frequency Response 35Hz – 120Hz (–6dB)
Low-Frequency Driver 8" (200mm) Woofer, bass-reflex enclosure
(H x W x D) (including feet)
16-1/4" x 12" x 13-5/8"
(413mm x 305mm x 346mm)
Optional Accessories CS Ctand - Floor Stands For CS480 and CS6100
CS400SAT - Pair pack of two matching satellites to expand to 7-channels
Tech Specs
Product Model CS480
Manufacturer Part Number CS480BG
Product Name CS480 Home Cinema Speaker System
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Harman International Industries, Inc
Product Type Speaker System
Brand Name Harman
Additional Information Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power: 100 Watts
Weight 2 lb - Satellite Speaker / 3.50 lb - Center Speaker / 38 lb - Subwoofer
Dimensions 6" Height x 6.38" Width x 3.86" Depth - Satellite Speaker / 5.24" Height x 11.38" Width x 3.39" Depth - Center Speaker / 16.26" Height x 12" Width x 13.62" Depth - Subwoofer
Connectivity Technology Cable
Speakers Details 2 x Front Satellite Speaker / 2 x Rear Satellite Speaker / 1 x Center Satellite Speaker / 1 x Woofer
Shielding Magnetically Shielded Satellite / Magnetically Shielded Woofer
Frequency Response 35 Hz to 20 kHz - 6 dB System / 110 Hz to 20 kHz - 6 dB Satellite / 100 Hz to 20 kHz - 6 dB Center Speaker / 35 Hz to 120 Hz - 6 dB Woofer
Driver Type 0.50" Titanium Dome Tweeter Per Satellite / 3.50" Midrange Per Satellite / 2 x 3.50" Midrange Center Speaker / 0.50" Titanium Dome Tweeter Center Speaker / 8" Woofer
Output Power 125 W (RMS) Woofer
Speaker Configuration 5.1
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