JBL Synthesis SCL-5 Two-Way In-Ceiling Speaker

The JBL Synthesis SCL-5 Two-Way In-Ceiling Speaker is the highest performance traditional round in-ceiling model in the JBL Synthesis Custom Loudspeaker (SCL) series.

It is designed for use as a height channel or in-ceiling LCR or surround channel loudspeaker.


JBL Synthesis SCL-5 Two-Way In-Ceiling Speaker

The JBL Synthesis SCL-5 Two-Way In-Ceiling Speaker features JBL’s patented 2409H 1-inch (25mm) compression driver mated to an offset High Definition Imaging (HDI™) horn. This patented horn design is integrated with an angled 7-inch (180mm) Advanced Aluminum Matrix cone cast-frame woofer operating behind an acoustic aperture waveguide. The innovative configuration yields incredibly smooth and consistent performance for off-axis placement up to 60 degrees from the listening position. The SCL-5 is acoustically designed to match any of the JBL Synthesis Custom Loudspeakers (SCL series) as part of a complete JBL Synthesis immersive audio solution. It is ideal for use in medium to large rooms.



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  • Zero-bezel, Magnetically-attached Paintable Grille
  • Molded Baffle with Patented Cat Claw Installation Mechanism
  • Advanced Crossover Network
  • Gold-plated Spring-loaded Binding Post Input Terminals



Type – 2-Way In-ceiling loudspeaker
Low Frequency Driver – 7” (180 mm) advanced Aluminum Matrix cone cast-frame woofer (JW180PB-6)
High Frequency Driver – 1″ (25 mm) 2409H Teonex annular ring-diaphragm compression driver
Recommended Amplifier Power – 25 – 125W RMS
Impedance – 6 Ohm
Loudspeaker Sensitivity – 86 dB/2.83V/1m (2pi anechoic)
Frequency Response – 48Hz – 32kHz (-6 dB on-axis), 2pi anechoic
Crossover Frequency – 1575 Hz
High Frequency Coverage Angle (-6 dB) – 60-degree Vertical (Up
Enclosure Type – Open back
Controls – Boundary Proximity Control
Grille Dimensions – Round – 12.5″ (318 mm) diam.
Grille Dimensions – Square – 12.5″ (318 mm) x 12.5″ (318 mm)
Product Dimensions (with grille) – 12.5″ H x 12.5″ W x 5.98″ D (318 mm x 318 mm x 151.9 mm)
Cut-out Diameter – 11.2″ (285 mm)
Accessory Rough-in Bracket – CB10
Mounting Depth – 5.58″ (141.8 mm)
Input Type – Gold-plated spring-loaded binding posts
Product Weight – 8.6 lb. (3.9 kg), 9.2 lb. (4.2 kg) with one grille
Shipping Weight – 12.5 lb. (5.7 kg)
Shipping Units of Measure – Each
Warranty – 5 Years

Additional information

Weight 4.2 kg
Dimensions 31.8 × 31.8 × 15.19 cm

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