JBL Loft 50 250-Watt Tower Speaker - Pair

  • Model #: LOFT50
  • Web Code: 10178137
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The JBL Loft 50 tower loudspeakers will reproduce all of your entertainment with incredible highs and lows. Dual 6.5" woofers mounted on the each side of the cabinet allow this speaker to produce thunderous bass from its elegant cabinet but it is also precise enough in all frequencies for even the most discerning listener.

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For those who possess a contemporary taste in décor and an affinity for performance speakers, the JBL Loft series is the perfect hybrid solution. Smashing the myth that good sound can only come from bulky cabinets, the slim yet powerful speakers are technological marvels that develop full, rich sound from their ultra lean cabinets.
  • Set of 2 speakers
  • The tweeter features a 4" 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 to create an incredibly wide stereo image across a huge listening area
  • Dual 6.5" PolyBass drivers feature paper cones that are reinforced with a proprietary copolymer to provide additional stiffness and damping to the cone surface; you get 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 from an attractive, slim speaker
  • 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; it helps to ensure that a strong, precise, and unaltered signal arrives at each driver

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  • from Montréal, QC

Awesome sound!!

My boyfriend and i purchased these speakers after having purchased a sound bar and really not loving the quality of the sound. The delivery was really fast too!! I strongly recommend these speakers to anyone who isn't satisfied with what they currently have.

  • from Ottawa, ON

Purchased on sale

You get what you pay for. I am not impressed with performance but for 299 (pair) they are good for a "home theater" system only.

  • from Oakville, ON

Superb Speakers

I am very happy with my purchase. The quality of the sound is excellent. When combined with my sub-woofer, it provides for an excellent sound experience. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for good all round speakers. Note, you will still need to have a sub-woofer with your system.

  • from Oakville, ON

Perfect for what I need

Sound awesome for the price. Yes, you can get more impressive speakers, but at a price.

  • from Toronto, ON

Great sound! I am so happy

I use it with my Onkyo TX-NR636 receiver as Front speakers. The Sound quality is really good. I am so happy I bought this when it was on sales

  • from Calgary, AB

Good for what they are and when on sale

I bought these for 2 channel stereo listening and ended up returning them. I'm sure in a home surround system these would be great but I guess i was asking too much from them to deliver the full sound stage I wanted in 2 channel listening. I decided to step up the budget to Polk Rti a9's when those were on sale and those are amazing!

  • from St. John's, NL

more bang for the buck

A perfect speaker for the impecunious or parsimonious. Superb sound for the moderate price. Good tight bass with shimmering high end. The side firing bass speakers allow for a compact enclosure permitting easy placement in smaller rooms. Highly recommended. JBL still remain one of the kings of speaker manufacturing.

  • from Timmins, ON

Purchased on sale

Purchased these speakers on sale after hearing how good they sounded in the store. Got them home and was very very impressed at how they sound and how they seem to give a "wall" of music that fills the room. Amazing!!!

  • from Gander, NL

Best bang and I mean bang for the buck

Second set I've bought because I was so impressed with the quality. I own a Harmon kardon reciver with the first set and right outta the box these had crazy clarity and sound. Second set scared me some, they sounded Just ok. In was hooked up to a onkyo reliever which seemed to be decent on my older speakers but after a few adjustments to my receivers setting they were back at the top again. These will not dissapoint but be sure to put your receivers settings to what "u" like and satisfaction will be garenteed. No I don't work for jbl lol

  • from Richmond Hill, ON

Great speakers for surround but not for stereo listening

Got this on sale. The speakers perform well as the front speakers of a 5.1 system. Definition is good and separation is OK. The bass is good consider the small size of the speakers. This speaker is not for you if you are looking for a decent stereo speakers. Separation is good but not to the level for stereo speakers. The high is not high enough and not too clear. Typical JBL design. I will not pay full price for this. There are much better choices at that price range. But I got that at 1/3 of the price so it was a good deal.

  • from Caledonia, ON

Great First Towers

I bought these during a VIP Sale, 70% off from their normal 1K price point. I'm not disappointed. I upgraded from a Home-Theater-in-a-box set. Previous were 3" "full range" in plastic enclosures and these are a huge step up in quality and performance. Play with placement if you can to get a good stereo image and bass. I like how slim they are and not as tall as some other tower speakers i've seen. They fit perfectly on either side of my TV and the top speakers just peek over the top of the TV. They are sold and are packaged as a pair as well. The packaging could be better tho. One of the towers got a nice ding from shipping.

  • from Toronto, ON


Bought these last week on sale, way less than half price. I have them hooked up to a Sony STR-DN860 running a 3.1 setup and it sounds pretty amazing for what I paid for. 100% satisfied.

  • from Kitchener


Bought these when they were on sale to replace a way older set of jbl's. Love them. Cant say enough good things about them. Even without my sub the bass is thumping. Highs and mids sound beautiful, whether your listening to music or watching a movie. Highly recommend

  • from Mississauga Ont.

Great sounding set of speakers!

I've owned JBL speakers in the past, and this one will not disappoint you should you make the purchase!....excellent sound range from highs to lows. Bought the pair on sale....a great bargain price! I recommend them overall for upper mid to low quality sound systems. enjoy!

  • from Kitchener, ON

Sweet Speakers!

Really impressed by the mids and surprisingly deep and tight bass. A little on the bright side for my taste but that's only an issue if the tweeter is aimed directly at my ear, which isn't the recommended configuration anyway. Overall I am very impressed. Voices and other mid range sounds are oddly vivid even from other rooms. All in all, a very good speaker for the price.

  • from Verdun, QC

great advice form salesperson

I have never written a review before but i felt i had to after getting these speakers. i went thinking i was going to get a pair of Klipsch being advertised but the guy said these were better. i knew the JBL name but wasn't sure but the guy seemed to know what he was saying. Did he ever! i love these speakers, they sound great and fit near my TV, couldn't believe how great the Cavs game sounded on them, like i was there!

  • from Winnipeg


I never write reviews or letters but felt I had to. Saw these at 50% off, way cheaper than the other similar models, so i was skeptical. Called their head office in Montreal and spoke to a guy who convinced me to try them. These are replacing a pair of paradigms and i can't believe how good they are! i would buy them at full price over anything else. way to go best buy, great speakers ata great price!

  • from Quebec, Qc

sound sharp and precise

My neighbour used to call the cops when I was listening to my music too loud. Now with these speaker installed, they will call the fbi and the swat. You get 2 stars for driving those loudspeakers too heavy!

  • from Amherst NS

For the price

These speakers are not a bad purchase for the money. I wouldn't recommend these for a larger room as fronts. They are clear and do not require a big amp to power them. I first tested these on a Marantz PM6004 and it had plenty of power to drive these only (claiming 40 watts per channel). I have the Polk rtia 1,4,5,7 and at the time of purchasing the JBL I also bought the rtia 3 large book shelf speakers and tested them side by side. To be honest I like the JBL better as a rear surround speaker. These speakers would do well in a small room for music or as a slim surround speaker . Don't get me wrong for the price they do sound clear with good highs and look ok with the grill off. Also they only come with 2 binding posts in the rear so you cannot bi-amp them shouldn't need to.

  • from Whitby, ON

Wonderful Speakers for their price

I purchased a pair of these at Black Friday special in December, pair it up with my Denon AVR S700 and Boy could'n expect better Just what I wanted for my space. Go For It! you would not regret.

  • from London, ON

Very Happy!

Got these on sale and I have only had these a couple of weeks, and not an audiophile. However, I am very happy with the speakers. The sound is good with a good bass. Seems to handle the high tones well. I believe with being on sale I received excellent value with these speakers.

  • from Victoria, BC

JBL Quality

Excellent quality sound. If you want bigger bass, get a subwoofer. At 50% off these are a great deal. I've had better, with more thunderous sound, but those JBL's were triple the price. Don't waste your money on fancy stereo cable and put your money into these quality towers.

  • from High Prairie, AB

Great deal

Picked a pair of these up during Black Friday sale, what an awesome deal. The sound quality is top notch and a definite step up from my old speakers. Great for either movies or music.

  • from Montreal

great sound

got these to go with a denon avr710w both on sale. sound is very crisp and clear. a good subwoofer really rounds out the sound. i thought it souded better with dynamic eq turned off but to each his own.

  • from Toronto, ON

love them

best speakers I've ever owned in my life. period.

  • from Wasaga Beach, ON

JBL Loft 50

Got these half price and for the price they are excellent! very happy with my purchase.

  • from Kitchener, ON

Great sound

Great sound. Got on sale [...] can beat that deal

  • from Cambridge, On


Just got these JBL Loft 50's and also picked up the Loft 20 Center and Loft 30's for Surrounds. 100% satisfied! Apart from being incredibly nice looking, they sound crisp, clean and LOUD! However i would recommend getting a sub to go with them. The dual 6.5" woofers didn't put out the lows I was expecting.

  • from Parry Sound, ON

one month into them

Bought these on sale. Thought I would try them and for the price, nothing to lose. They showed up fast and not damaged! Started breaking them in with my old Marantz av receiver and they were ok, hooked up to old Marantz av (as pre amp)and Emotiva xpa-5 gen 2, and they came to life! They are bright and clear, almost too bright considering the pre amp produces sound on the warm side. Still run with a Paradigm sub. They sound good compared to my outdated Paradigm monitors that they replaced. The specs say 250 watts, they don't like that much. Bi amping would be a nice feature. They are slim and look ok, but with side firing drivers, you need to play with placement. They sound better in stereo than in home theatre. Would recommend these at the sale price, but not at full price( lots of better options at that price point) At the end of the day, I would recommend, they are clear and good sounding and can fill a room. Recommend a sub with them.

  • from Peterborough, ON

Very impressed

Get em on sale. really nice sound. big improvement on my previous similar sized speakers. coupled with a sub this is all you need. mid- highs very nice. hearing new sounds in well know songs. slimmer than I thought. tke up very little space. nice build quality

  • from Edmonton, AB

Great Sound Experience!

Bought these speakers on sale recently and must say they are by far, and for the price, the best set of speakers I've owned. We use them for music playback in our home audio system and are amazed by the clear sound reproduction across the frequency spectrum. Clear and concise highs and mids, and more than enough bass to satisfy the ear for all genres of music. No sub necessary for our music listening tastes. And not only are these great sounding speakers, but they are well built, well finished and look great in our home as well...wife endorsed in all aspects! :) Definitely recommend these speakers for serious consideration to anyone looking for a quality, value priced audio system upgrade.

  • from Surrey, BC

Amazing speakers

These speakers are amazing. Unbelievable clarity. I heard sounds didn't know existed in the songs. It took about 8 hours to break them in but after that it was a totally different experience. The bass is ok for me, I still use a subwoofer to get the best sound.

  • from Calgary, AB

Always run the audio calibration.

I bought these speakers from BB Boxing Week sale of 2012. I waited a while to write a review as I wanted to break them in and make sure I have a full understanding of their sound. These speakers really do sound great, I have the whole loft set 5.1 with loft 20 and loft 30. The dynamic ranges of the mids and highs are very clear and precise. Initially I was running these speakers without calibration on my Pioneer VSX-1123-K. But once I ran Advanced MCACC on the Pioneer, which is the sound field and room calibration, the sound drastically improved. Then I proceeded to make another change, in my receiver I changed the speaker size from Large to Small. The reason for this is that majority of the power drawn from a speaker comes from the lows, and by making this change I let the subwoofer handle all the frequencies below the Cross Over frequency setting. Once I changed the speaker size I noticed these two towers come alive with music and movies. The mids and highs became clearer and crisper. Even at high volumes these speakers retain their amazing sound. I took a shot in the dark when I bought these, as they were half off on boxing day. I though they were discounted due to low quality, but I quickly learned this is not the case. You can not go wrong with these speakers, they sound amazing, and they are very stylish.

  • from Gatineau, QC

Great value on sale!

I bought these on sale to replace my old pair of JBL 2 way tower speakers. I think the mid range and highs are better on these and the base is sufficient, unless you want heavy vibration. I also like the design-they are slim and the front speakers are closer to ear height-so they look good and really bring out the textures of the sounds. All in all, highly recommended for an affordable, quality, aesthetically pleasing speaker system.

  • from Regina, SK

Excellent Speakers

I purchased these when they were on sale. I am using them for stereo and gaming. They sound great! A lot better than computer speakers. These are great speakers and I recommend them to anyone using an 8" subwoofer. The 6.5" subs in the speakers sound unreal with it. Definitely worth your time.

  • from Toronto, ON


I got the pair for a week, have to say they are good speakers, full of beautiful sound for video and audio, can't say nothing bad. remmand to who are looking for real speakers.

  • from Windsor


I recently purchased these tower speakers and i couldnt be happier. The sound quality is excellent. If you can find these on sale i would highly reccomend them! The mids and highs are excellent paired with the dual 6.5" subs are phenonemal! Very happy customer!

  • from Halifax, NS

These speakers are the best thing ever.

Well. where to start... I am a huge Vinyl afficionado. been using Polk Audio - Monitor series 2's for years, and it was great BUT.. missing something.. a fullness, a FEELING... took a gamble buying these Loft 50's in an amazing sale price. Im almost in tears here these sound so good. I have been missing out on speakers like this for so long. If i knew .. ONLY IF I KNEW... the quality of these speakers i would have bought them at full price years ago. so the review... these speakers .... i am not worthy. They are the nicest speakers i have ever heard.

  • from Toronto, ON

Really Good Speakers

Jbl quality and design. nothing to complain. stylish, excellent audio quality. recommended.

  • from Calgary, AB

Super speakers

Great speakers. I was able to hear every little detail. At first I thought I am hearing noises from the speaker itself but then a different sound track proved the speakers. They are a little on bright side but thats not a con just a characteristic.

  • from Milton


Nice Sound and bass is pretty good. Out of the box very disappointing but after approximately 30hrs of playing total different sounding must say excellent. I am playing on Harman avr 630 and its all depends on your amp how much power they can push to speakers big box speakers doesn't mean they will sound good & for music I am using graphic equalizer which gives lot of room to play around. I will recommend these speakers to a friend. Thanks

  • from Saint John's, NL

Best speaker

When I saw this on sale in Best Buy I bought it. I don't have a subwoofer only this two speakers, and the sound is amazing you don't need a subwoofer. Compare to my Bose Acoustamass this speaker rocks. Sound quality is soo clear and precise.

  • from Toronto, ON

very good sound quality

I have a pair of paradigm monitor7 v2 which i love very much. purchesed these 2 months ago for my second room, after break in, the highs, mids, lows and bass are really nice, and some points (mids) are even better by comparison to my paradigm. I wonder how this slim speakers can give out so beautiful sonic sound. jbl loft50s are good enough for music and movies, highly recommand to the folks who are looking for really speakers.

  • from Kitchener On

Mind-blowing Speakers

I set out to buy a set of speakers that will last me. I grew up with my dad's set of early 1980's Paradigms (which still sound phenomenal), so I looked/listened to their whole 2013 lineup. Expensive as one can imagine. Came across a set of these Loft 50s on sale, half off. I was instantly blown away by their extremely clear mix of Lows, Mids, Highs- Bought right away. like others have posted, I would have to say- The full asking price is completely reasonable for their quality. I'm currently using these badboys as part of a true two channel stereo system for Vinyl, Blu-ray, etc- And, for people wondering, there is absolutely no need to add a sub. These guys rock. Hope this helps!

  • from Toronto

Great speakers

Purchased this for my home audio system. All I can say is wow!! Don't even need to turn on my sub and the bass output is amazing! Highly recommended!

  • from Brampton

Very surprised!

Ok let me start off by saying i have heard them all, from B&W to Paradigm and most of the other high end speakers. JBL really did well with these! Highs are very nice and are not overbearing like the JLBs in the past, Mids are incredible, and the lows are as tight as they can be! Trust me, these speakers are GOOD! Im running them on a Marantz SR6006 receiver that works more then well with them. I paid half the price but they are worth full price hands down!

  • from Oshawa, On


I recently bought these and they sound really great. I'm running them off of my Onkyo TXNR1009B.....Very loud .....cant even turn them up all the way or the neighbours would start complaining...Very clear as well....I'm running a 7.2 system with the rest of the Loft JBL series....2 subs complete it!

  • from Clagary

best ever

I've been loyal to JBL all my life and have owned a ton of speakers but these are the best JBL ever made! they're like half the size of my old JBLs and sound clearer and more powerful, best ever! I want to try this as a surround system.

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