JBL 4305P Powered Bookshelf Speakers Offer Convenience, Versatility, and Spectacular, Studio-Grade Sound
The versatile JBL 4305P Powered Bookshelf Speakers are designed for the music lover who wants the flexibility to experience fantastic, studio-grade sound from multiple sources. This elegant, compact bookshelf model is the first powered product in the consumer Studio Monitor range and offers astonishing performance, along with the versatility of both wired and wireless connectivity.
Despite being the most compact model in the Studio Monitor series, the 4305P packs a serious audio punch with a host of patented JBL acoustic technologies that will have you believing you're listening to a pair of tower loudspeakers. Packed with class-leading features, including a wealth of wired and wireless connectivity, the 4305P opens up a world of possibilities for the music lover and content creator.
As a completely self-contained active loudspeaker system, the 4305P has 300 watts of total system power built-in, a 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution DAC, and six inputs that can be used with a wide variety of digital and analog audio sources. Additional features include a selectable bass contour control to compensate for acoustic differences in loudspeaker placement and positioning, and a signal-sensing line-level subwoofer output for connection to an external powered subwoofer.
Among its diverse capabilities, the 4305P is precisely engineered to stream audio. The integrated streaming engine provides both wired and wireless network audio capabilities via Ethernet, Google Chromecast Built-in, Apple AirPlay 2, and Bluetooth audio. A 24-bit/192kHz high-resolution DAC ensures your favorite album is reproduced with the highest fidelity, giving you the sensation of being in a recording studio with the musicians. In addition to premium wireless audio, the 4305P provides a number of connections for physical sources, including asynchronous USB and optical digital inputs, and a 3.5mm analog input.
Elevating its capabilities even higher, the 4305P includes an analog input with combination XLR/1/4-inch TRS phono connectors and a selectable input sensitivity switch for use with balanced or unbalanced signals. The inclusion of this input provides the option for balanced XLR and 1/4-inch TRS (tip/ring/sleeve) or unbalanced TS (tip/sleeve) connections that are perfect for use in home studio applications for music, video, and podcast creation.
The 4305P Studio Monitor system consists of a primary and secondary loudspeaker with selectable L/R assignment capability to suit your personal placement preference. The primary loudspeaker includes front-panel controls for volume, mute, input selection, and Bluetooth pairing. All the physical inputs are located on the rear panel. In addition to the front panel controls, the 4305P includes a Bluetooth handheld remote control and can be controlled as part of a Google Home or Apple Airplay ecosystem.
When operating with a wireless connection between the primary and secondary speaker, the 4305P delivers audio resolution up to 96kHz. When tethered with the included 2m Digital Link cable, however, the audio resolution can be extended to 192kHz to extract the highest possible performance from available content.
For the music connoisseur, the 4305P can render MQA audio files and is certified Roon Ready. As with the larger models in the Studio Monitor range, the 4305P utilizes patented JBL transducer technologies to achieve remarkable levels of acoustic performance not available from traditional designs.
The 2410H-2 1-inch compression driver is mated to a High-Definition Imaging horn for crystal-clear highs and lifelike sonic dynamics. A 5.25-inch cast frame, fiber-composite cone woofer operates in a bass-reflex configuration with dual front-firing tuned ports to deliver room-filling bass. Each of the transducers is powered by an internal Class D amplifier delivering 25 watts to each compression driver and 125 watts to each woofer for a total system power of 300 watts. Custom tuning allows for a level of refinement and accuracy from the 4305P that is simply not possible with a passive loudspeaker.
As the foundation for good sound, the enclosure of the 4305P is constructed from 3⁄4-inch MDF with internal bracing and features a real wood veneer finish. Like all Music Direct products, the JBL 4305P Powered Bookshelf Speakers come with the 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.
"We explored hundreds of products in our pursuit of the best powered speakers: We concentrated mainly on companies with a lot of experience designing powered models and, while we considered a range of listening applications, we prioritized speakers that offer convenience and connectivity features but focus on fidelity first.... Advanced transducer designs, hi-res streaming, and 'prosumer' connectivity make [the JBL 4305P a] powerhouse speaker well-suited for both pro monitoring and casual listening."
—Popular Science, Best Powered Speakers Overall: JBL 4305P, "Best Powered Speakers of 2022"
"[They are] the first modern speakers I've heard of that are designed to pull double duty on the mixing console and in your listening room. You can even get them with a walnut veneer and classic ... grille covers just like the JBLs of old. Gorgeous."
—Parker Hall, Wired, "The Best of CES 2022"
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