The JBL 705P is the self-powered reference monitor for critical music recording, film post and broadcast production applications. The JBL 705P leverages the same patent-pending driver technologies and JBL’s renowned Image Control Waveguide found in the 708P and the flagship M2, but with a smaller footprint. Despite its compact size, JBL 705P delivers an eye-opening level of output, well beyond that of existing, comparably-sized studio monitors, for greater dynamic range and greater working distances. The speakers deliver an expansive soundstage and pristine accuracy in a broad range of rooms.
Next-generation JBL driver technology
Patent-pending JBL Image Control Waveguide
Integrated dual amplification system with internal floating-point DSP
Comprehensive room EQ and delay controls
Compact enclosures for easy placement and installation
JBL 725G low-frequency transducer delivers low-distortion and high SPL
JBL 2409H high-frequency transducer with low-mass annular diaphragm
JBL-designed patent-pending Image Control Waveguide
2-channel Class-D amplifier HF 250W / LF 250W
192 kHz, 32-bit floating point processing
12 bands of Room EQ, 8 bands of User EQ
6 factory presets, 6 user-defined presets
18 milliseconds of Room Delay, 150 milliseconds of AV Sync Delay
1 x XLR-1/4" balanced combination analog audio input
1 x XLR AES3 format digital input with 1 x XLR pass-through output
Digital input accepts sample rates of up to 192 kHz
User-enabled sample rate converters
RJ-45 network connection for Harman HiQnet connectivity
Rear-panel multi-function controls and LCD display allow selection of input sensitivity, input trim, Room EQ, User EQ, Room Delay, AV Sync Delay
Top and bottom mounting points; birch plywood cabinets reinforced for safe mounting
Protective steel grilles
Next Generation Driver Technology
JBL 705P leverages next-generation JBL driver technologies to deliver greater dynamic range and superior frequency response. The 2409H high-frequency compression driver incorporates an innovative low-mass annular diaphragm to deliver smooth response beyond 36 kHz, with very low distortion. The 725G low-frequency transducer provides 14mm peak-to-peak excursion with greater linearity, delivering exceptional low-frequency output below 39 Hz. These proprietary drivers allow the 705P to deliver two to three times the output of existing studio monitors.
Patent Pending Image Control Waveguide
First introduced in the JBL M2 Master Reference Monitor, the JBL patent-pending, Image Control Waveguide ensures accuracy and neutrality while providing a wide sweet spot with increased sonic detail. By enabling an acoustically seamless transition between the low- frequency and high-frequency transducers, the waveguide provides a detailed soundstage and accurate imaging across the entire frequency spectrum. The smooth, on- and off-axis frequency response allows the JBL 705P to deliver neutral response across a wide listening area in a broad range of rooms.
Integrated Dual Amplification System
JBL 705P features a built-in dual amplification system that’s optimized for its high-output drivers. A 250W amp powers the 2409H high-frequency transducer and a 250W amp is dedicated to the 725G low-frequency transducer. This combination provides exceptional output and allows for greater listening distances, making them ideal for post production or mastering environments.
Comprehensive EQ and Delay
Although the 705P design yields exceptional neutrality in any room, the speaker also features onboard room equalization, so you can compensate for the adverse effects of room acoustics and enjoy the most accurate sound reproduction in any listening environment. In addition to twelve bands of Room EQ, eight bands of User EQ allow for customized response curves such as the X-Curve, and compensation for “screen-loss” when placed behind a perforated cinema screen. User-enabled digital delay allows virtual alignment of speakers relative to the listening position, while additional AV Synchronization delay is available to compensate for latency in video displays.
Compact Form Factor
7 Series Powered monitors were developed with the modern control room in mind. A compact two-way design minimizes interference with video displays and sight lines, while still providing output that is comparable to larger speakers. The reinforced enclosure includes bottom and rear mounting points, allowing wall and ceiling mounting in either vertical or horizontal orientations.
JBL 705P features analog and digital inputs and sample rate converters. AES/EBU digital inputs allow connectivity with a broad range of production hardware, including digital audio workstations (DAW), mixing consoles and digital playback hardware with sample rates of up to 192 kHz. Internal sample rate converters can be enabled to allow connection to digital signals with uncommon sample rates.
Integrated amplification and digital signal processing (DSP) for room EQ
JBL 7 Series and JBL M2 Master Reference Monitors can be combined for multi-channel systems in any size room
Compact enclosures and mounting hardware allow versatile mounting options and unobstructed sight lines
HARMAN HiQnet™ port enables feature updates as they become available
Also available: JBL 7 Series i externally powered install models and the JBL Intonato 24 Monitor Management Tuning System for complete scalable monitoring solutions for multi-channel and immersive environments
Frequency Response (+/-3 dB)
45Hz - 25kHz
39Hz - 36 kHz
Max Continuous SPL
(80 Hz - 20 kHz) >101 dB SPL / 1m
Max Peak SPL
(80 Hz - 20 kHz) >107 dB SPL / 1m
Dividing Network Transition Frequency
1 x XLR-1/4" balanced combination analog audio input 1 x XLR AES3 format digital input with 1 x XLR pass-through output Digital input will accept sample rates up to 192 kHz
Birch plywood reinforced for mounting
Dimensions (H x W x D)
268mm x 151mm x 274mm (10.56 x 5.94 x 10.80)
5.68 kg (12.5 lbs)
Top, bottom and rear mounting points. 2-hole mounting pattern