8” High-Output Two-Way Full-Range Cinema Surround Speaker

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8” High-Output Two-Way Full-Range Cinema Surround Speaker

JBL 8281 cinema surround speaker offers high power handling, high sensitivity, and extended bass response in a very compact enclosure. The two-way 8281's reliability and performance features position it as the ideal low cost compact surround for the extended dynamic range required by digital sound formats.


  • 65 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Range
  • High Sensitivity, 90 dB SPL, 1 W, 1 m (3.3 ft)
  • High Power Handling Capability: 150 watts continuous pink noise
  • Convenient mounting design uses JBL QuickMount™, Omnimount® or APC Multimount brackets
  • Special cabinet shape incorporates 20° angled front baffle
  • SMPTE/ISO2969 Curve X high frequency de-emphasis
  • Wedge profile, rigid MDF enclosure with vinyl lamination enclosure
  • Input terminals located on top of cabinet for quick access
  • Uniform horizontal and vertical coverage
  • Cost effective movie sound track sound reproduction for basic cinema and small-to-mid sized auditoriums


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Spec Sheets
file type icon 8281 Spec Sheet - CN
updated: Jan 2021
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file type icon 8281 Spec Sheet - ENG
updated: Jan 2021
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Parts & Service


Frequency Range (-10dB) 65 Hz - 18 kHz
Frequency Response (±3 dB) 75 Hz - 12 kHz
Power Rating (Cont. Pink Noise/Program/Peak) 150 W continuous pink noise; 600 W peak
Sensitivity 90 dB-SPL free-field
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Maximum Peak SPL 118 dB, @ 1 m (3.3 ft) 124 dB peak
Horizontal Coverage Angle (-6dB) 100° averaged 400 Hz to 12 kHz
Vertical Coverage Angle (-6dB) 90° averaged 400 Hz to 12 kHz
Crossover Frequency 3000 Hz
High Frequency Contour ISO2969 Curve X surround contour
Polarity EIA (Positive voltage to RED terminal gives forward cone motion)
Low Frequency Transducer Nominal Diameter: 200 mm (8 in) 38 mm (1.5 in) voice coill
High Frequency Transducer Nominal Diameter: 75 mm (3 in) 13 mm (0.5 in) voice coil
Downward Firing Angle Nominal 20° when mounted flush on back panel
Enclosure Material Vinyl laminated MDF
Grille Color Black DuraFlex™ finish
Input Connectors 2-way binding posts
Dimensions (H x W x D) 410 mm x 343 mm x 246 mm (16.1 in x 13.5 in x 9.7 in)
Net Weight (each) 6.6 kg ( 14.5 lbs.)


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8” High-Output Two-Way Full-Range Cinema Surround Speaker