JBL Loft 20 150-Watt Centre Channel Speaker

  • Model #: LOFT20
  • Web Code: 10178139
$199.99

Overview

The centre channel speaker is an integral part of any home theatre setup. And JBL's Loft 20 will add the dynamic performance you want to get from your system. It features 4" PolyBass drivers nestled in cropped baskets so the cabinet's profile is extremely low making it an easy fit in just about any piece of audio/video furniture.

More Information

JBL's Loft series smashes the myth that good sound can only come from bulky cabinets. The slim yet powerful centre channel develops full, crisp sound from its ultra-low cabinet. The Loft series was also designed to cosmetically blend into your décor and lifestyle, all the while filling your room with lifelike, enveloping sound from your favourite movies and music.
  • The tweeter features a 1" soft dome with high sensitivity and fast transient response for accurate high-frequency reproduction
  • The tweeter integrates with an Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal waveguide giving it smooth integration with the midrange and a wide, consistent listening window; the result is an incredibly wide stereo image across a huge listening area
  • Dual 4" PolyBass drivers feature paper cones that are reinforced with a proprietary copolymer for additional stiffness and damping to the cone surface; it provides you with tighter bass and extended low frequencies without breakup and distortion
  • A Freeflow Port Architecture extends low frequency response by coupling internal air motion to a computer-designed aperture with a flared shape, allowing maximum air flow without audible port noise; the result is room filling bass
  • The Straight Line Signal Path is a crossover design that provides the shortest route from the input terminals to the transducers, thus minimizing signal loss and noise; this ensures that a strong, precise, and unaltered signal arrives at each driver

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  • Manual

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 5 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5
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Critical 5%

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  • from Pender Island, BC
5.0

Great centre channel speaker

Bought this speaker on "boxing day" (good price) and have replaced a 20 year old JBL low end centre speaker. I am very pleased with the sounds quality and the clarity of voices during movie playback. It is being used in a smallish (400 sq ft) living room and fills the room with sound appropriately.


  • from Collingwood, ON
5.0

Great Speaker For The Price

Bought this JBL centre channel to replace a 1999-vintage Kenwood model. Sure is an improvement when listening to TV (Dolby Digital), music, haven't even tried a movie yet, but am confident the dialogue enhancement will be top-notch. Running a Pioneer VSX-830 receiver, Nuance mains, Energy sub and Sound Dynamic rears. Reserved it on-line, was quick and easy, got it on sale too!


  • from Ottawa, ON
4.0

good value

I like the solid wire connections on the back and the good sound quality.. It seems a seems a little heavy on the bass but I've not had much time to fine-tune my system yet. Shipped earlier that expected, even during the Holiday sales season.


  • from Halifax, NS
2.0

Save your money.

Based on the good sound quality of my Loft50 tower speakers and the reviews on this site, I decided to buy this center channel. I took it home, hooked it up, and then laughed at how bad it sounded. I'm not sure what the other reviewers had before, but I assume it was based on cups and strings. That being said, I gave it 2 stars because it is a good quality box and if you get it cheap enough it will be better than just the tv speakers.


  • from Belleville, ON
5.0

Great Value

I had an older Yamaha centre channel speaker and like other reviewers was having to turn up the volume to hear speech etc. This one went on sale and I picked it up assuming that I would be disappointed because of the size. Wrong! Voices and centre channel detail are crystal clear and distinct compared to my old speaker. I have Polk RTi12 fronts and RTi6 rears and a older Paradigm sub and the JBL compliments them beautifully.


  • from Hamilton, ON
4.0

Attention: "Hi- Fi Tech" Montreal

The JBL Loft20 center channel speaker IS magnetically shielded. Check JBL's specs/website before making claims. I couldn't imagine JBL making a center channel speaker that wasn't.


  • from Montréal, QC
5.0

not Magnetically Shielded

i don"t know but i would not want to put this anywhere near the T.V all your speakers that are close to your T.V should be Magnetically Shielded better a Shielded center protect your expensive T.V it will last longer it sounds great but you got to remember protect your investment


  • from Timmins, ON
5.0

great sound and fast delivery

ordered tuesday morning and got it thursday morning. wow fast process. sounds great with my polk audio towers, energy towers and veledyne sub. all powered by yamaha amp


  • from Calgary, AB
5.0

JBL center Speaker

speaker works well. gret sound to compliment my other speakers


  • from Winnipeg, MB
4.0

Good speaker at the price

Got it on sale. Together with a pair of polk audio bookshelf speakers, it makes a noticeable difference in a JVC home theatre system.


  • from Abbotsford, BC
5.0

clean crisp music

The sound is awesome and crisp and clear. would highly recommend to others. makes movies and music that much better. running 130watts


  • from Richmond Hill, ON
5.0

Great sound quality

Outstanding sound for the price; very crisp and clear.


  • from Brossard
4.0

good

bought this on boxing day. outstanding sound quality. clear mid. if you are an audiophile, you'll appreciate and love it. value for money.


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