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The JBL CS480 is a complete 6-piece home cinema speaker package that sports four 100w satellite speakers.

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quite powerful

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amplifier built into the subwoofer

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looks like a cheap computer sound system that has been dressed up and given a larger price tag

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small, not very attractive

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small satellite speakers with poor frequency response

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The JBL CS480 is a complete 6-piece home cinema speaker package that sports four 100w satellite speakers, a 100w center speaker, and a powerful 125w subwoofer. Each speaker (satellites and center) includes a ½” extremely thin, yet extremely rigid titanium-laminate high-frequency dome tweeter reinforced with a foil laminate to ensure accurate, undistorted audio responses even at a loud volume. Furthermore, the satellite speakers come equipped with one 3-1/2” video-shielded midrange driver. The center speaker, on the other hand, features dual midrange drivers for extra power and clarity. The CS480 also boasts a self-powered subwoofer with a powerful 8” bass-reflex low-frequency driver designed to produce quality beats that leave the room shaking. Designed to complement the “décor of any room”, the JBL CS480 features an attractive, contemporary design with a black high-gloss finish and an optional floor stand. The JBL CS480 is priced at $399.99, a $100 savings from its upgraded peer, the JBL CS6100 cinema speaker package.

  • Satellite Recommended Power: 100w   
  • Satellite Impedance: 8 Ohms nominal
  • Satellite Sensitivity: 86dB @ 1 Watt/1 meter
  • Satellite Frequency Response: 110Hz – 20kHz (–6dB)
  • Satellite High-Frequency Driver: 1/2" (13mm) Titanium-laminate dome
  • Satellite Midrange Driver: 3-1/2" (75mm) Driver, video-shielded
  • Satellite Dimensions(H x W x D): 6" x 6-3/8" x 3-7/8"
  • Satellite Weight: 2.0 lb (0.9kg)
  • Center Recommended Power: 100w
  • Center Impedance: 8 Ohms nominal
  • Center Sensitivity: 88dB @ 1 Watt/1 meter
  • Center Frequency Response: 100Hz – 20kHz (–6dB)
  • Center High-Frequency Driver: 1/2" (13mm) Titanium-laminate dome
  • Center Midrange Driver: Dual 3-1/2" (75mm) drivers, video-shielded
  • Center Dimensions(H x W x D): 5-1/4" x 11-3/8" x 3-3/8"
  • Center Weight: 3.2 lb (1.5kg)
  • Subwoofer Amplifier Power (RMS):    125 Watts
  • Subwoofer Frequency Response: 35Hz – 120Hz (–6dB)
  • Subwoofer Low-Frequency Driver: 8" (200mm) Woofer, bass-reflex enclosure
  • Subwoofer Dimensions(H x W x D): 16-1/4" x 12" x 13-5/8"
  • Subwoofer Weight: 38 lb (17.3kg)
  • System: Frequency Response    35Hz – 20kHz (–6dB)
  • System Optional Accessories: CS Stand - Floor Stands For CS480 and CS6100CS400SAT - Pair pack of two matching satellites to expand to 7-channels
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11/29/2010 04:39

I'm interested in the price of a pair of JBL floor stands for CS 480 satellites.

07/11/2009 09:13

Recently bought a set of these ($400) and I am amazed at the sound quality for the price. Strong tight bass with no resonance from a relatively small sub. Big, dynamic soundstage with very clear treble from the small satellites. I am using with Onkyo receiver and VERY VERY happy. The reviewer who says these have poor freq response has surely never bothered to listen to them. Good build quality too. Definitely worth checking out.

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