3181F

PROFESSIONAL HIGH-POWER CINEMA SUBWOOFER

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The JBL 3181F cinema subwoofer, part of the JBL Cinema Series, delivers fidelity and performance synonymous with the JBL name at a competitive price point for cost-conscious theater owners seeking to offer a premium sound experience.

The 650-watt 3181F delivers room-shaking low end for a variety of cinema configurations, including Dolby Atmos and DTS:X installations. The 3181F works seamlessly with the entire JBL Cinema Series, which includes two 3-way screen speakers and a surround speaker. Combine Cinema Series speakers with the JBL CPi2000 cinema processor and Crown XLC Series amps to build a fully integrated JBL cinema sound solution.

Features

  • Shallow 14.97-inch (355mm) depth saves space behind screens
  • Connectors are mounted on enclosure top to preserve minimum depth
  • Built-in rigging points facilitate wall mounting for immersive sound installations such as Dolby Atmos and DTS:X
  • Binding-post input connectors are consistent with other JBL cinema speakers and easy to wire
  • Footprint matches both the JBL 3153 and 4253 screen speakers and the C200 cinema speaker series to build complete system solutions
  • 4-ohm impedance; can be driven with Crown XLC Series amps
  • 650W rated power
  • 132 dB peak SPL
  • Frequency response: 30 Hz–500 Hz (-10 dB) (4π)

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Premium Sound Without the Premium Price
With the Cinema Series, it’s never been easier to step into the stunning sound of a JBL cinema system. The Cinema Series 3181F subwoofer is engineered and built to the same standards of all other JBL cinema products, providing powerful, punchy low-end coverage in the 30–500 Hz range; pair them with Cinema Series 3153 and 4253 screen arrays and 8102 surrounds for a complete solution.

Rock-Solid and Reliable
Trust JBL Cinema Series speakers and subs to provide peak performance throughout the life of your investment: Systems are designed for superior overall efficiency; transducer-protection circuitry ensures long-term stability.

Deploy With Ease, Any Way You Please
The Cinema Series is designed for streamlined system setup and operation in a range of configurations. 3181F subwoofers operate in 4-ohm mode, enabling them to be driven with Crown XLC Series amps. Hardware is engineered for maximum versatility, with enclosure-top input terminals and binding-post connectors.

Monitor System Health
Accurate diagnostics help keep your system running at peak performance: Crown XLC amplifiers monitor the status of amplification and speaker loads through third-party control and TMS systems when used with the JBL CPi2000 processor; front-panel indicators monitor key statistics such as signal, clip, bridged operation, power standby and fault.

Build an Integrated Sound System
Complete your JBL cinema sound system with the JBL CPi2000 cinema processor, which provides audio enhancement including DSP, room EQ tuning, volume control and system fault detection. The JBL CPi2000 processor includes Cinema Series speaker presets for better sound and performance and easier deployment, and can send amplifier and speaker status to a central TMS (Theater Management System) control system.

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Specifications

Frequency Range (±3 dB) 38 Hz - 100 Hz
Frequency Response (-10dB) 30 Hz - 500 Hz
Power Handling (2Hr AES Rating) 650 W
Sensitivity 95 dB
Maximum SPL (1m) 132 dB
Nominal Impedance 4Ω
Net Weight (each) 93 lbs (42 kg)

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