SCS 145.5

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JBL® lets you bring the hyper-realistic surround-sound excitement of the movies home. The SCS145.5 loudspeaker system has four two-way satellite speakers with high-end titanium-laminate dome tweeters. A voice-matched dual-driver center speaker. And a subwoofer that delivers floor-shaking sound effects. This is how movie lovers love their movies.
At A Glance:
  • All-in-one, six-piece optimized performance
  • Four two-way satellite speakers
  • Voice-matched dual-driver center channel
  • 100-watt powered subwoofer
  • Everything you need for hookup
What's in the box:
  • (4) Satellite speakers
  • (1) Owner's Manual
  • (4) Wall mount brackets
  • (1) Center channel speaker with adjustable support leg
  • (1) Powered subwoofer
  • (2) 20' speaker cables for connection from receiver to subwoofer
  • (2) 15' speaker cables for connection from subwoofer to front speakers
  • (3) 40' speaker cables for connection from receiver to rear satellites and center speaker
Product Features:
  • All-in-one, six-piece optimized performance
    The JBL® SSCS145.5 works together as a simple, all-in-one system that delivers JBL signature sound. The result? Better performance than any stand-alone components – by far. And you get more rich, real, true music and movie experiences.
  • Four two-way satellite speakers
    The satellite speakers have titanium-laminate domes and are thin but rigid and deliver accurate high-frequency response even when the volume is way up. The high-frequency driver and the midrange driver are video-shielded, so put them wherever you like.
  • Voice-matched dual-driver center channel
    The center channel is probably the hardest-working speaker in a home theater system. You get great power handling and efficiency, and clear dialogue from even the most dynamic movie soundtracks. Components are designed for optimal performance, voice-matched to the center.
  • 100-watt powered subwoofer
    A fast-moving, 8-inch (200mm) woofer and 100 watts of amplification produce clean, lifelike bass. A bass reflex enclosure spreads the response with a double peak, extending it further into the bass region. The effect? Your movies will shake you.
5.1 System

Complete 5.1 home theater sound. Includes 4 satellite speakers, a center channel and room-shaking subwoofer.

Wall Mountable
Your speaker can be wall mounted for the ideal home entertainment experience.

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.

Manuals & Downloads:
General Specifications:
Surround Cinema Sound Series
Speaker Enclosure Type
Audio Specifications:
Speaker Sensitivity
(2.83V@1m) 86dB
Speaker Nominal Impedance
8 ohms
Satellite Sensitivity
(2.83V@1m) 86dB
Satellite Nominal Impedance
8 ohms
System Specifications:
System Weight (kg)
Amplifier Power (RMS)
Number of Channels
5.1 channels
System Weight (lb)
System Frequency Response
35Hz – 20kHz
Subwoofer Specifications:
Subwoofer Connections
Line-level inputs left and right, LFE input, surround and center speaker direct wiring inputs
Subwoofer Controls
Subwoofer level
Speaker Specifications:
Speaker Midrange Transducer
Dual 3" (75mm) drivers, video-shielded
Speaker Wall-Mount Capable
Yes - Brackets Included
Speaker Type
Titaniim-laminate-dome tweeter, sealed enclosure
Speaker High-Frequency Transducer
One 1/2" (13mm) titanium-laminate dome, video-shielded
Satellite Speaker Specifications:
Satellite High-Frequency Transducer
One 1/2" (13mm) titanium-laminate dome, video-shielded
Satellite Enclosure Type
Satellite Type
Titaniim-laminate-dome tweeter, sealed enclosure
Satellite Midrange Transducer
One 3" (75mm) driver, video-shielded
Control and Connection Specifications:
(Subwoofer) Line-level inputs left and right, LFE input, surround and center speaker direct wiring inputs; (Satellite/Center Speakers) direct wiring inputs.
SCS 145.5 is rated 4.090909090909091 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best first product on the market for the value I’ve used JBL speakers (book shelve set) since I was an undergrad. We now have them in our car and for Christmas I received this set. We “had” to buy a new receiver (Sony) which works well with the speakers. I was very impressed that everything needed to use this product was included in the box. No secondary trips to the store to buy wires, mounts or sundry other items. Easy set-up, great sound and a company that I believe it behind the product.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little sub/ sat system Purchased these way back in 2004, SCS 136 (exact specs as the 145.5) only different they came with mesh speaker covers instead of metal. I have them connected to my Onkyo TX-NR509 receiver with banana plugs. I'm surprised that the satellites are two-way designs, with a 0.5-inch titanium dome tweeter and a 3-inch woofer. Overall I'm very impressed with these tiny sat speakers. They have the fullness of much larger speakers. The center channel with two 3" drivers makes dialogue pop and sound very clear. The subs down-firing 8-inch woofer also supplies plenty of bass needed during my blu-ray movie watching. My only complaint is the sats have no keyhole slots. I'm forced to use outdoor double sided tape on the base of the sats and press them firmly on my Sanus hover speaker stands. I did replace the enclosed speaker wire with Monster 16 ga wire and ended up using the wall mounts that were supplied with the sats.
Date published: 2016-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Last one! I had this speaker set about 9 years ago love them but over time started to crack. I like them so much I wanted to get another set and to my surprise an upgraded version was still for sale. When I ordered them it came back as back ordered I called a couple of times and was told to hold off a bit. Which I did and they arrived with free shipping they sound awesome THANKS JBL!
Date published: 2016-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JBL Topnotch!!! Unconciously, JBL had resgisterd in my mind as a tops speaker manufacturer. I went past a vintage SCS 75 passive subwoofer, and bought it. Clean, clear rounded unsurpasseda, so comfortable bass is what I GOT! I've in Ghana and can't lay hands on these or might not afford it, but I'm making great do with the SCS 75 sub for the time being. Keep going, JBL - don't spoil it!
Date published: 2014-05-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great sound!!! Bought this over a year ago. Just at a year the Sub started to kick into Stand-by mode and make a non-stop popping sound. The Satellites sound great for their size! I need to up-grade my Receiver now to fully take advantage of them! I would have given this set 5 stars if it weren't for the fact I have to purchase another Sub.
Date published: 2012-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing I bought theses speakers 10 years ago and they still sound amazing! We pump the sound at our house all the time. plus, we've moved several times and they have survived the move every time. the sub has started making a little noise but other than that, 100%. i will buy another set of these when mine go out. highly recommend!
Date published: 2012-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ALL GOOD THINGS LAST !! I baught my set about 14 years ago and they've put up with a lot . Thats why I gave them 5 stars and the only down side is the powered sub at the time didn't have a gain control like it does now . Great beginner set .
Date published: 2013-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific sound I,am an old Sony guy, bought these speakers to replace my aging Sony Theater Surround. They are amazing , pick up highs and lows, about anything the amp can send out.
Date published: 2014-12-09
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Is this system most compatible with the AVR 1700 receiver than others?

Asked by: Alex
The AVR1700 would also work with these speakers. The AVR1700 can put out up to 95 watts per channel. So these speakers will handle it without issue.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-03-07

Is this speaker system compatible with the AVR 1510 RECERTIFIED receiver? I want to make sure the connections are compatible. 

Asked by: Alex
Absolutely! The AVR1510 receiver can put out up to 75 watts per channel while the SCS145.5 speakers can handle up to 100 watts per channel. So the SCS145.5 speakers will handle the power of the AVR1510 without any issue.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-03-07

Does this system require use of a receiver to work properly? If I do not have a receiver, does that mean I can't really use it?

Asked by: Alex
Yes, that is correct. You need a 5.1 surround sound audio/video receiver in order to use these speakers. This system includes 5 passive speakers and one powered subwoofer.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-03-07
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