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JBL Authentics L16

JBL Authentics L16
alaScore 90

22 reviews

Jan, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of JBL Authentics L16. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The design is also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the usability and price.

design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the JBL Authentics L16 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of JBL Authentics L16 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category on

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This summary is based on the products: JBL Authentics L16 3-Way Home Speaker System for iOS and Android Devices - Black and Wood FinishJBL Authentics L16 3-Way Home Speaker System for iOS and Android Devices - Black and Wood Finish

Jan, 2019

Expert review by (

JBL Authentics L16


A multi-talented speaker for both music and movies, but one that needs better balance, timing and dynamics to take pride of place on our shelf

Generous compatibility ; gorgeous design and quality build ; Clear, big sound ; Detailed ; USB charging

Flat dynamics ; Timing issues ; Plump, overbearing bass ; No cables supplied

The JBL Authentic L16 certainly sounds like a good idea.

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2014-2015

Expert review by : EISA (

JBL Authentics L16


EUROPEAN COMPACT HI-FI SYSTEM 2014-2015 - JBL Authentics L16: With styling that echoes the company's legendary L100 Century bookshelf model from the 1970s, this desktop speaker system sees a single walnut-veneered wooden enclosure housing three drivers...

Aug, 2014

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (

JBL Authentics L16 Wireless Speaker System


JBL's Authentics L16 is a powerful-sounding triple-threat wireless speaker system—oh, and it's got a phono input.

Serious drivers and power; AirPlay, Bluetooth, DLNA; Cool retro styling

Some connectors inconveniently located; Bright tonal balance, though adjustable

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Jez Ford (

JBL Authentics L16 wireless speaker system


If you think the retro look is the height of cool, the L16 sounds simply superb — grab a cheese-and-onion cocktail stick and party like it’s, er, 1971.

So, do you think the retro look is the height of cool? Or do you think the L16 has dropped down out of the 1970s to crush your coffee table? We suspect this 71cm-wide walnut giant will not appeal to everyone. But more fool them. If you are among its...

Product Specifications


Amplifier output power:300


Frequency range:35 - 35000
RMS rated power:300 / 50
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):98
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.1


Colour of product:Walnut / Wood
Housing material:Wood
Product colour:Walnut
Product Type:Stereo portable speaker
Volume Control:Digital


Audio output channels:1.0
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):5.08
Mid-range driver size:5.08
Multi-Room Streaming (MRS) support:Y
Number of drivers:6
Number of Speakers:1
Recommended usage:Universal
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):95
Speaker placement:Tabletop/bookshelf
Speaker Type:3-way
Suitable for outdoor use: No
Tweeter:Y / Yes
Tweeter diameter:2.54
Tweeter size:2.54
Woofer:Y / Yes
Woofer Diameter:13.3
Woofer diameter (imperial):13.3
Woofer size:13.3


Near Field Communication (NFC):Y

Other features

USB Connectivity: Yes
USB ports quantity:2

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC / AC, USB
Manual: Yes
Quick installation guide:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card: Yes


On/off switch:Y

Ports & interfaces

AirPlay:Y / Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless / Wireless
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Speaker interface type:3.5mm/USB/Bluetooth
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB charging port:Y
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth / NFC/Bluetooth


AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power source type:AC

Soundbar speaker

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):95
Tweeter diameter:2.54
Woofer Diameter:13.3
Woofer diameter (imperial):13.3

Technical Details

Colour of product:Wood
Frequency range:35 - 35000
Package Type:Box
USB port:2
Wireless Technology:NFC/Bluetooth

Weight & Dimensions

Height :294
Package Type:Box