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Bring your home theater system to life with 400 watts of power, up to 700 watts of peak power and the proprietary JBL® PolyPlas™ woofer. You’ll enjoy unsurpassed low-frequency performance and signature JBL sound. Your favorite movie special effects will have deep, rich, resonant bass and no unwanted distortion or boominess.
At A Glance:
  • Patented JBL® 12" PolyPlas™ driver
  • 400 watts, 700 watts of peak power handling
  • A JBL computer-optimized bass-reflex port
  • Accurate frequency response
  • Magnetically shielded for video proximity
What's in the box:
  • (1) ES250P 12" 400-Watt high performance compact powered subwoofer
  • (1) Owner's Manual
High-definition video, meet high-definition audio. The JBL® ES250PBK brings your home theater system to life with 400 watts of power, up to 700 watts of peak power and the proprietary JBL PolyPlas™ woofer. You’ve never heard anything quite like it. You’ll enjoy unsurpassed low-frequency performance and signature JBL sound. Your favorite movie special effects will have deep, rich, resonant bass and no unwanted distortion or boominess. LFE- and line-level inputs provide maximum connection flexibility. And you can easily tailor the ES250PBK's performance to your room's particular acoustics.
Product Features:
  • Proprietary JBL® 12" PolyPlas™ driver
    Lightweight, rigid 12-inch (300mm) PolyPlas™-cone woofer produces uniform pistonic motion, and effortless, high-impact bass. Premium components like PolyPlas and the HeatScape™ motor structure give you less distortion, less internal resonances, and the freedom to play it loud and long.
  • 400 watts, 700 watts of peak power handling
    With 400 watts RMS and 700 watts of peak power, the subwoofer will knock you out. And distortion is minimized even at high volumes. It provides the ultimate in home theater and audio quality that’s up to HD video quality.
  • Computer-optimized bass-reflex port
    This front-firing subwoofer has the JBL® computer-optimized bass reflex port to extend deep bass response, eliminate unwanted turbulence and rattle the walls.
  • Accurate frequency response
    With a frequency response of 25Hz to 150Hz, you hear the truth and exactly what the audio professionals who created the sound intended. There’s never a change to the music mix, the timbre of voices, the original design.
  • Magnetically shielded for video proximity
    Put the JBL® ES250PBK anywhere that makes sense in your home theater setup. It’s magnetically shielded for placement on the floor wherever you want, including right near your TV or video display.
  • Slick style that equals the substance
    The speakers feature a striking, classic black finish, which complements the aesthetics of many flat-panel televisions and nearly any décor.
Legendary JBL Sound
You don't have to venture far from home to experience the legendary power of the JBL sound. Complete 5.1 home theater sound. Includes 4 satellite speakers, a center channel and room-shaking subwoofer.

Magnetically Shielded
Magnetically shielded for placement wherever you want it, including right next to your TV or video display.

Sleek, Stylish Design
High-gloss finish that compliments any room in your home.

Manuals & Downloads:
General Specifications:
Audio Specifications:
Frequency Response
25Hz – 150Hz
Crossover Frequencies
50Hz – 150Hz; 24dB/octave, continuously variable
System Specifications:
Amplifier Power (Peak)
Power Requirement
AC 120V~60Hz 2A
Amplifier Power (RMS)
Speaker Specifications:
Low-Frequency Transducer
12" (300mm) PolyPlas™
Depth (mm)
Depth (in)
Weight (lb)
Height (mm)
Height (in)
Weight (kg)
Width (mm)
Width (in)
Woofer Specifications:
Low-Frequency Transducer
12" (300mm) PolyPlas™
Control and Connection Specifications:
Crossover frequency, Level, Input, Phase
Line-Level/LFE Input
ES250P is rated 4.78125 out of 5 by 96.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from deep bass I have 3 es250p these things are amazing I have also 4 jbl es80 wow they make a perfect combo together this subwwofer is nothing but quality
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great subs for the money !!! This is my system which is geared for music only . 400 watts per sub is nice! One will do the trick for most home theaters . Two will bring the house down! Hopefully they will last . Have fun !!!
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOUD CLEAN BASS! I bought this for the new year because I had wanted to add some of the low bass I was missing from my main speakers. To make a long story short I got this while it was on sale for $199.99 and I couldn't be more happier. I bought it for music listening and the bass is really accurate without any distortion, even at high volumes. It is not too boomy drowning out the high frequencies and it looks nice in a room with black decor. I recommend keeping the volume at 3/4s. I also recommend upgrading to a quality cable. The free cable did not do the sub any justice. Get a Monster Bass 400 cable from Amazon and you will thank me later.
Date published: 2016-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Explosive!!!!!!!! If you give this product anything lower than a 5+ you don't know electronics or your setup is wrong. I have been in the awesome home audio business a long time and this subwoofer is worth every penny. It makes my house shake and neighbors visit just to see what im rocking. Movies on my 70in Plasma sound as if im on the set filming its simply crazy awesome quality! theater sound hands down is what you get from this subwoofer. I have this subwoofer paired up with Martin Logans baby so piece together your system dont by a kit thats a joke, spend the extra cash you will be thanking yourself all day and night!
Date published: 2013-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Value I purchased this subwoofer roughly one month ago as I am in the process of updating my home theater. I have a pair of JBL LX55's that I use as my front speakers (I love these speakers) and decided to purchase the ES250 to replace an existing sub. In my comparison shopping, I actually thought JBL may have had the price incorrectly listed for this particular sub. I am absolutely amazed at the "bang for the buck" I got when I made this purchase. This sub is fantastic! For the price I paid, it would have been crazy not to make this purchase. I am beyond pleased. I have always been a huge fan of JBL - and this just reaffirms all of the reasons why. Thank you JBL - keep up the great work.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love Bass! Very Happy The JBL ES250P is rock solid and delivers super clean bass!! I have an old Onkyo ht-r560 and can't believe the difference the JBL makes. There is pure bass pumping out of this sub woofer! I had to go to Home Depot and ask someone how to get my pictures on my walls to stop vibrating from the bass this sub delivers. I am extremely happy with this sub and intend on buying another one to pair it with a surround sound 9.2 channel (Marantz 7008 or Denon 4520) receiver. I just bought the JBL E890's and these towers work VERY good with the ES250P. Anyway, I highly recommend these subs for anyone!!! JBL is very classy and has provided superior sound experiences with their speakers over the years.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible sound. Another great product from JBL.. Tremendous lows!! In fact, I have to turn the level down 1/2 way so it doesn't rattle the house and upset my wife during intense movies or load music.. :) I have always been a major JBL fan and have purchased JBL speakers ever since 1982 when I bought my 1st L56's. JBL never disappoints... Btw, those old L56's are still rockin it in my garage sound system and still sound as great as the day I bought them.. I could ramble on and on about how many JBL products I own throughout my home, auto's, boat and RV. Take my word for it, in 35 years plus years I have seen and heard a lot of different speakers and I can honestly say the sound JBL produces is unique, intense and crystal clear..
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from KAAAA-BOOOOOM! Bolt everything to the walls..nail the furniture down and strap the kids ( or pets ) to the couch. This thing hits like a ton of lead! It does take some tweaking to get it to match the other speakers but once it's dialed in the difference is amazing. My living room is carpeted so it did tend to muffle the down firing design ( vent tube ) but once I got it up on some vinyl flooring it was game on! This is not for apartment living or neighbors living close by..this is for a system you can cut loose on with no one around. Truly incredible for the price..lets see if it lasts.
Date published: 2013-10-03
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Is this more powerful than the LSR310?  which is the better bass for Music Listening? Mostly Rock, Cellos and Modern Music.  Thanks

Asked by: asandop
I own the LSR310 and matching monitors. It is designed for different purposes. Being a studio reference monitor sub, it is made to be technically accurate and effectively "disappear" into the rest of a purpose-built system, in a purpose-built listening space. While the LSR sub does sound extremely good with music playback, it is not going to hit you in-your-chest with SPL and rattle the windows quite like the unit listed here is capable of doing, especially in a larger area. 
Answered by: ETurner
Date published: 2016-04-28
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