JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor

Powered 2-way Studio Reference Monitors with 5" Woofer, 1" Tweeter, Magnetic Shielding, and 43Hz to 24kHz Frequency Response (each)
JBL LSR305 5
JBL LSR305 5
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JBL LSR305 5" Powered Studio Monitor
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A Fantastic Monitoring Solution!

JBL LSR305 active studio monitors are a great solution for any serious audio engineer or music producer. They're great for mixing music in your DAW software, editing video, or any other task that requires precise, accurate, detailed sound. JBL designed the LSR305 with advanced features acquired from their flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor, earning the acclaim of renowned engineer Frank Filipetti. An innovative Image Control Waveguide creates a well-defined and incredibly dimensional stereo image. Ask anyone at Sweetwater: from surprisingly rich lows to smooth highs, you'll find it easy to make great-sounding productions with JBL LSR305 active studio monitors.

JBL LSR305 Active Studio Monitor at a Glance:
  • Incredible stereo imaging thanks to an innovative waveguide
  • Ported design means more accuracy at low volume levels
  • Wide sweet spot equals a better studio experience
Incredible stereo imaging thanks to an innovative waveguide

JBL applied innovative elements from their flagship M2 Master Reference Monitors to give the LSR305 incredible sound. The Image Control Waveguide design is one such feature, and it helps the LSR305 have a deep sound stage as well as great detail. Put another way, you can both clearly hear everything in your mix, and make accurate sonic judgements.

Ported design means more accuracy at low volume levels

Checking your mix at low volume levels is a great way to confirm your overall balances, but many monitors will suffer in the bass regions when monitoring at low levels. The JBL LSR305 uses JBL's patented Slip Stream low-frequency port for accurate bass response at low playback levels. The double-flared port shape also reduces the turbulence some ported designs suffer from, meaning that bass response remains pure when you turn the LSR305 back up.

Wide sweet spot equals a better studio experience

We're engineers, musicians, and producers, too - we know you don't spend every second of your studio time in the perfect mixing position. JBL LSR305 monitors have a wide sweet spot, which means there's less variation in what you hear when you're not in the perfect position. Especially if you have clients in the room, you want consistent sound throughout your studio, and you'll like what you hear from the LSR305.

JBL LSR305 Active Studio Monitor Features:
  • Bi-amped active studio monitors with 5" LF driver and 1" HF driver
  • Exceptionally wide frequency range for more accurate mixes
  • Image Control Waveguide creates a detailed and dimensional stereo image
  • HF and LF trim controls let you fine-tune the speakers to your room's acoustics
  • XLR and TRS balanced inputs give you low-noise performance with your studio gear
  • Sold individually
The JBL LSR305 is a great mixing solution for any studio!

Additional Media

3 Series User Manual
Studio Monitor Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Powered Yes
Power Configuration Bi-amped
LF Driver Size 5"
HF Driver Size 1"
HF Driver Type Soft Dome
LF Driver Power Amp 41W
HF Driver Power Amp 41W
Total Power 82W
Frequency Range 43Hz-24kHz
Crossover Frequency 1725Hz
Maximum Peak SPL 108 dB
Input Types 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" TRS
Enclosure Type Ported
Height 11.75"
Width 7.28"
Depth 9.88"
Weight 10.12 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number LSR305

Customer Reviews

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Great speakers, great price.


Why didn't I do this before? These speakers are awesome. The reproduction of sounds, the power, even for not so small studios, great; the imput choices the power adjustment very convenient. The size and the quality of JBL make these active monitors a perfect must for a personal and professional studio. I bought 5 of these for my surround recordings. Very happy with them. And, of course, the knowledgeable assistance and cordial qualities of Sweetwater makes the purchase even better.
Music background: Composer, Recording Engineer.

Monitors that translate!

I just bought a pair of the LSR305 monitors for my home studio and could not be more pleased with them. I have been having issues in the past with my mixes not translating and didn't realized before I bought these how much my old monitors where inhibiting my mixes. With these new monitors what you hear is what you get. these monitors are loud and clear and accurate. Based on reviews I went the 305s instead of the 308s. I'm mixing in a 10' X 12' room and these monitors sound great. Even for a 5" monitor the bass sounds great and I can get an accurate mix. If you're concerned about the power rating 41W LF/41W HF, don't be. These monitors a much louder and clearer than my old 75W LF/45W HF monitors. The imaging is fantastic. Not only can I mix better with these monitors but I can also mix much quicker. I can't believe how inexpensive these monitors are, I got my in Feb 2014 when Sweetwater had buy one get one 1/2 off sale. I was saving up to buy a pair of $1500 monitors but so glad I held out and got these. If you have a home studio and need monitors that can translate your mixes but don't have a big budget these are definitely the monitors to get!
Music background: Recording/Mix Engineer

Immediate improvement

I spent a lot of time demoing studio monitors before I chose a pair of these but I was weary of how they would sound at home. After plugging them in, they sounded just as great as they did in the showroom. Amazing definition in the lows with a great top end. The quality you get compared with the price of the speakers is min-blowing and Katie was extremely helpful with the ordering process. Thanks again, Sweetwater!
Music background: Recording Engineer/Student, Bassist

JBL LSR305 Monitors are wonderful

The JBL LSR305 Monitors are wonderful,They look awesome, and they provide a nice flat accurate sound field in which to mix on. I use these in my small studio setup where my room size is 9x12' ft. I also use a Yamaha powered sub for more low end when doing final mix down. They actually have a very good (natural) amount of low end, but when mixing for final mixes it's nice to have the sustaining type of bass that a sub can provide at higher volumes. Sweetwater is by far the best place to get pro equipment , they are in a league of their own.
Music background: Writer

Sweetwater Advice

Derek Senestraro

The JBL LSR305 monitors are fantastic - and a great value. I like them so much I just bought my wife a pair for her office!! They translate mixes well and just sound legit. Tight low end and very accurate mids. Hard to believe they are so inexpensive!

Cody Kraus

No single addition to my home studio has made a greater impact on the quality of my mixes than JBL LSR305 studio monitors. They deliver an accurate representation of low end that I can trust will translate to consumer playback systems, like my car and home theater setup.
See also: Powered Monitors, JBL, JBL Active Monitors