The JBL 4253 3-way cinema screen speaker, part of the 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 experience while making the most of their investment.

The 800-watt 4253 is optimized for small- to medium-sized theaters, delivering high SPLs and covering rooms up to 85 feet (26 m).

The 4253 is designed for hassle-free deployment and operation, integrating seamlessly with the entire JBL Cinema Series, which includes two subwoofers and a high-power surround. Speakers are conveniently available as complete systems or as individual M/HF and LF modules in separate housings.

Combine Cinema Series speakers and subs with the JBL CPi2000 cinema processor and Crown XLC amplifiers to build a fully integrated cinema sound solution.


  • 3-way design offers maximum output, symmetrical 90° x 50° coverage and minimum distortion
  • Optimized waveguide technology delivers a consistent pattern
  • Two drive modes: passive and bi-amp
  • Speakers integrate seamlessly with the entire JBL Cinema Series including 8102 surround and 3181F and 4281F subwoofers
  • Optimize operation using dedicated presets in the JBL CPi2000 cinema processor
  • Built-in crossover network
  • Binding-post connectors on top of LF enclosure are easy to wire and save space behind the screen
  • Transducer-protection circuitry prolongs equipment life
  • Dual 15-inch transducers deliver higher output, superior bass extension
  • 800W rated power
  • Available as a complete system or as individual M/HF (3132-M/HF) and LF (HPD3259) modules in separate housings
  • 4Ω impedance allows smaller Crown XLC amplifiers to power the speaker system
  • 138 dB peak SPL
  • Frequency response: 50 Hz–18 kHz (-10 dB) (4π)
  • Throw capability of up to 85 ft (26 m) suitable for 100–150-seat cinemas


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. 4253 screen speakers provide high SPL output and wide coverage, ensuring a thrilling sound experience in every seat. Add 8102 surrounds for complete coverage; pair with JBL Cinema Series 3181F and 4281F subwoofers for superior bass extension.

Rock-Solid and Reliable
Trust the Cinema Series 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. 4253 screen speakers offer passive and bi-amp drive modes, and are available as complete systems or as individual M/HF and LF modules in separate housings. Cabinet hardware is engineered for maximum versatility, with enclosure-top input terminals and binding-post connectors. Round out your system with 8102 surrounds and the CPi2000 cinema processor.

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 CPi2000 features 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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file type icon 4253 Spec Sheet
updated: 5月 2020
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Install Guides
file type icon 3153 and 4253 Assembly Instruction Guide
updated: 1月 2021
    1.0 MB 1月 2021
Drawings 2D/3Ds
file type icon 4253 Customer Drawing 2D (PDF)
updated: 1月 2021
    187.1 KB 1月 2021
file type icon 4253 Customer Drawing 2D (DWG)
updated: 1月 2021
    875.4 KB 1月 2021
Spec Sheets
file type icon JBL_4253_Spec_Sheet_Chinese_version
zh updated: 3月 2021
  zh  214.7 KB 3月 2021

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