JBL Authentics

Authentic sound. Authentic materials. Authentic JBL.

Play and share your favorite Spotify music wirelessly, by upgrading your Authentics L8/L16 with the latest firmware

Time to connect with the new sound of legacy

The JBL Authentic L8 and JBL Authentic L16 wireless speakers combine classic speaker design with groundbreaking wireless technology.

Inspired by the legendary JBL Century L100 loudspeakers, they feature authentic materials, optimized low-frequency and high-frequency JBL transducers and meticulous acoustic design. The result is jaw-dropping audio quality and a wide stereo image from a single enclosure. With AirPlay, DLNA and Bluetooth connectivity, both Authentics models stream audio from any wireless device.

Clari-Fi technology replaces the details lost in today’s compressed music files, adding detail and energy to any low quality music stream. Not only that, but a free JBL MusicFlow app lets you easily control playback with iOS or Android mobile devices. And both speakers incorporate connection for an optional wireless charging pad for Qi compatible devices.

Stylish and self-contained, either speaker is an ideal sound system for any living space or audio source.


Inspired by the legendary JBL Century L100 loudspeaker, the precision cut foam grill both looks beautiful and still
allows the amazing JBL sound to breath.

Repairing compressed music in realtime.

Clari-Fi By Harman analyzes the audio signal in real time and corrects waveform deficiencies based on an in-depth knowledge of the encoding codecs and psychoacoustics.

For all compressed audio sources (such as MP3) Clari-Fi reconstructs a perceptual estimate of the missing signal components based on the signal components that remain in the compressed signal.

Wireless connectivity

  • Stream music from phones, tablets or computer over Wi-Fi with the highest quality using AirPlay or DLNA
  • Bluetooth included for wireless streaming from any Bluetooth device
  • Clari-Fi transforms poor quality audio streams to studio quality sound

  • Wired connectivity

  • 3.5mm analogue aux and optical digital inputs for connection to all your devices
  • Qi wireless charging ready to charge your Qi enabled tablet or phone (MODULE sold separately)
  • USB charging station integrated (one USB socket for phones, one for tablets)
  • JBL Music App

    Control of every detail. The JBL Music app gives you complete control of your sound. Use the tone control to wirelessly shape the sound to your room and listening position. Remotely switch source with the touch of a button. See what is going on with your music and turn Clari-Fi on to repair your compressed music in real time. Enjoy your music collection like never before…

    Feature comparison

    JBL Authentics L8

    Two-way speaker system with wireless streaming

    JBL Authentics L16

    Three-way speaker system with wireless streaming

    Frequency Response45Hz - 35kHz35Hz - 35kHz
    Power4 x 30W6 x 50W
    Drivers4” woofer, 1” tweeter5.25” woofer, 2” mid-range, 1” tweeter
    FinishGloss blackWalnut with metal heat sink
    Bluetooth 3.0
    Phono input (turntable) 
    Optical input (SPDIF)
    3.5mm Aux- input
    USB charging ports1 x phone, 1 x tablet1 x phone, 1 x tablet

    Spotify Connect

    Play and share your favorite Spotify music wireless, easy!


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