Question about JBL 6-1/2\ Round Coaxial Speaker By Prospec Electronics" Speaker

8 Answers

JBL Radial -iPod audio system

Hello - can you help please? I've just bought a JBL Radial (iPod speaker system) from Comet, but on switching it on, the sound only comes out from the front of the unit, and nothing from the rear grilles. Is this normal (i.e. is it designed to produce sound from only the front and not the back).

As usual Comet's after-sales services is worse than useless, and hey cannot or will not help at all. Please email me back with an answer to: mrg@write-angle.co.uk or you can call me on 07801 321222. many thanks for your help.

Richard Grosvenor

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • mrg007 Oct 29, 2008

    I've just bought a JBL Radial (iPod speaker system) from Comet, but on switching it on, the sound only comes out from the front of the unit, and nothing from the rear grilles. Is this normal (i.e. is it designed to produce sound from only the front and not the back).

    One FixYa expert suggests this might be a problem with the settings and suggests I re-set the system but I cannot find any way of doing this. All I want to know is whether the JBL Radial system is DESIGNED to emit sound from both the front and rear grilles - or just the front-facing radial grille. Any simple answers please?

    Richard

    Richard Grosvenor

  • mrg007 Oct 29, 2008

    Sorry - but it's no help just being sent the same information again when it doesn't answer my question. I need to know IF the JBL's Radial system is designed to emit sound from BOTH the front and rear grilles, or just the front grille only. My query is not about sound coming from the right hand or left hand side of the front grille - but about the fact that no sound comes from the REAR grille. This may be how the system was designed to work, but I need to know.

    Richard

  • mrg007 Oct 29, 2008

    Many thanks to Greenie UK for the valuable advice. I now feel reassured.

×

8 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 111 Answers

Hi There,

After researching on the internet and the JBL website i can confirm that the sound is only supposed to come from the front of the unit. the speakers are situated on the front face behind the grill, with the back of the system purely for aesthetics and air circulation.

hope this helps

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 155 Answers

Your device is proper .the sound from where u said you r not getting is not in your system.
feel free for further queries
thanks.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

  • fixexpert Oct 29, 2008

    yes. the JBL's Radial system is not designed to emit sound from BOTH the front and rear grilles.

    but just the front grille only to emit sound.and this is not a fault in your device .this is the way the system has been designed to work.

    thanks.

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,712 Answers

The sound IS supposed to com only from the front grilles. The rear ones are for ventilation.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

  • 1 more comment 
  • Swilin Sampson
    Swilin Sampson Oct 29, 2008

    Oops..my bad..was looking at the wrong model. Yes, the sound is supposed to come from both grilles.

  • Swilin Sampson
    Swilin Sampson Oct 29, 2008

    Also, Make sure the iPod or Aux in cable is seated all the way into the JBL Radial. If you are using an extension cable or a third party cable, make sure it is a stereo 3.5mm male to male cable.

    Here is a copy of the user manual, with troubleshooting tips:
    http://manuals.harman.com/JBL/HOM/Owner%...


  • Swilin Sampson
    Swilin Sampson Oct 29, 2008

    Sound should come from BOTH grilles.

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,011 Answers

Dear,
did u properly plug it with the system

regards

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

  • SALMAN NASEER Oct 29, 2008

    dear,

    this link will provide u the instruction manuals of this device+adapter+etc....
    http://www.jbl.com/home/products/product...

    check the manual and u will find ur answer in details

    regards

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,550 Answers

Check the “Balance” controlon your receiver/amplifier.
Check all wires and connections between receiver/ amplifier and speakers.
Make sure all wires are
connected.
Make sure none of
the speaker wires is frayed, cut, or punctured.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

  • SAM ANDERSON Oct 29, 2008

    JBL Radial system is designed to emit sound from both the front and rear grilles .

    You need to check manual for setting to emit sound from both grilles .


×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 13,433 Answers

Symptom

Sound only comes from one
side / channel.

possible problem

iPod or audio cable is not
seated properly.

possible solution

Make sure the iPod or Aux in
cable is seated all the way into
the JBL Radial.

Note

If you are using an extension
cable or a third party cable,
make sure it is a stereo
3.5mm male to male cable

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

  • 1 more comment 
  • Ekse Oct 29, 2008

    http://manuals.harman.com/JBL/HOM/Owner%...



    Yes it should work from all directions



    Quote product technology

    "

    The JBL Radial will provide astonishing

    bass and clear accurate sound from any direction."

  • Ekse Oct 29, 2008


    Advanced Technology

    The JBL Radial combines many proprietary technologies to provide the highest quality sound. The JBL Radial will provide astonishing

    bass and clear accurate sound from any direction.

    Halo acousticsTM - The horizontal acoustic level optimization or Halo acoustics design provides a full, rich sound fi eld from any direction.

    The dual left and right tweeters and down-fi ring low transducer provides a 360 degree sound fi eld.

    HerculesTM and OdysseyTM Transducers – The two full range transducers are driven by powerful Neodymium magnets. The Odyssey

    tweeters provide accurate high frequencies and Hercules provides a ful, rich frequency response from the lowest bass to the highest

    vocal range.

  • Ekse Oct 29, 2008

    Seems the unit has 3 speakers



    1 woofer 30 watts

    2 tweeters 15watts



    the sound may seem to come more from the front, im not sure how it is supposed to sound.

    So it seems the unit doesn't have speakers on the both sides, the same speakers are used for both sides of the unit.

×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,847 Answers

It has something to do with the setting, check the setting and try putting to the defaults. Hope that will work.

Kevin

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

  • Legin Varghese
    Legin Varghese Oct 29, 2008

    Just the front of the speaker. Check this link for details...

    http://www.jbl.com/home/products/product...


    Hope this will help
    Thanks
    Kevin




×

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 19,396 Answers

It should produce sound from al speakers, I see if I can find a schematic.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

  • 1 more comment 
  • Ginko
    Ginko Oct 29, 2008

    The JBL radial systems are designed to propagate sound from all speakers, however, if the sound source is set in two speakers stereo mode, the sound system may work as a regular stereo, diffusing music only from front speakers.

    Check the surround output settings on the Ipod or on the computer connected to the sound system, ensure that it is set to surround.

    Give me the exact model number (the one printed on manual) to get more specific support.


  • Ginko
    Ginko Oct 29, 2008

    The JBL radial has speakers on both side and is supposed to provides a 360 degree sound field.

    therefore if speakers on the back side do not work , then there is a problem.

    If the Ipod is not well connected that can be the problem.


    Make sure the iPod or Aux in cable is seated all the way into the JBL Radial.

    If you are connecting to external device check jack cable and device sound and surround settings.

    Try also connecting with a jeck to a walkman, or to the computer, if rear speakers work, then it is the Ipod cradle.

    If you think it is the Ipod cradle, test a different Ipod, just in case there is a problem with the Ipod connector.

    If you still cannot get sound from rear speakers, then the unit is defective, get a replacement.





  • Ginko
    Ginko Oct 29, 2008

    Greenie UK


    The comment is false information, this is a 360 degree system and is supposed to diffuse sound on both direction, please report the site on the internet were information was found.

    Thanks.


×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a JBL Radial and my Iphone 4s won't recognise it! I used to work fine but now will take over ten attempts to get it to realise the speaker is there! It charges but won't play the music through the...


I have the same problem, my dock was broken, but I got round it instantly by plugging my ipod into the speaker via the headphone port on the ipod and into the audio in port on the speaker. When new, the speaker actually came with a spare lead as you can plug any mp3 player into it this way. The sound quality seems exactly the same and I dont have to throw away the speakers, hurray! If you have lost the lead you need a 3.5 mm male to male headphone lead, just pence in any electrical shop or amazon.

Sep 28, 2013 | JBL (JBLRADIALWHT) Speaker System, Docking...

1 Answer

Can i get replacement ipod adapter for JBL radial micro?


I have the same problem, my dock was broken, but I got round it instantly by plugging my ipod into the speaker via the headphone port on the ipod and into the audio in port on the speaker. When new, the speaker actually came with a spare lead as you can plug any mp3 player into it this way. The sound quality seems exactly the same and I dont have to throw away the speakers. If you have lost the lead you need a 3.5 mm male to male headphone lead, just pence in any electrical shop or amazon.

Feb 25, 2012 | JBL (JBLRADIALWHT) Speaker System, Docking...

1 Answer

How to dismantle jbl radial speaker


If you want to dismantle because the dock is broken, you can get round it instantly by plugging the ipod into the speaker via the headphone port on the ipod and into the audio in port on the speaker. When new, the speaker actually came with a spare lead as you can plug any mp3 player into it this way. The sound quality seems exactly the same and I dont have to throw away the speakers, hurray! If you have lost the lead you need a 3.5 mm male to male headphone lead, just pence in any electrical shop or amazon.

Nov 13, 2011 | JBL (JBLRADIALWHT) Speaker System, Docking...

1 Answer

How do I connect my radial JBL to laptopp, i.e. how i get the sound from my laptop on the JBL pls?


i need to connect my ipod docking device to my laptop in order listed my music from the laptop louder throygh the device. i bought a usb cable in order to connect the lap top to the jbl device ?

Apr 17, 2010 | JBL (JBLRADIALWHT) Speaker System, Docking...

4 Answers

Jbl radial dock connector broken


I have the same problem, but I got round it instantly by plugging my ipod into the speaker via the headphone port on the ipod and into the audio port on the speaker. The speaker came with a spare lead as you can plug any music player into it this way. The sound quality seems exactly the same and I dont have to throw away the speakers, hooray! If you have lost the lead you need a 3.5 mm male to male headphone lead, just pence in any electrical shop or amazon!

Aug 15, 2009 | JBL Radial Speaker Dock Docking Station...

2 Answers

My jbl radial, when using a 120 gig ipod, will skip songs.


Not a solution but mine sometimes causes my ipod to skip mid-song to the next song or podcast as well. JBL customer service is usually good and I've been meaning to check with them since I finally figured out it's the radial and not my ipod.

Jun 21, 2009 | JBL Radial Speaker Dock Docking Station...

2 Answers

The remote with JBL Radial iPod player no longer works


Turn off the JBL at the mains, turn it back on then turn on the JBL, the remote should work it did for me.

Jan 04, 2009 | JBL (JBLRADIALWHT) Speaker System, Docking...

2 Answers

Compatability with 4th gen nano


I have had exactly the same problem having bought a JBL Radial Micro for my partner for Xmas for use with the Ipod Nano, i contacted JBL via their website and was advised to contact Harmen on 01707278100. I was advised that the new ipod nano (chromatic) would not charge on the JBL radial micro. They stated that this was due to Apple changing the charging pin in the new nano. I have since bought a JBL Stage III. I contacted Harmen before buying this and was advised that the Stage II would not work. Hope that this is of use.

Sep 26, 2008 | JBL (JBLRADIALWHT) Speaker System, Docking...

Not finding what you are looking for?
JBL 6-1/2\ Round Coaxial Speaker  By Prospec Electronics" Speaker Logo

204 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top JBL Audio Players & Recorders Experts

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Level 1 Expert

53 Answers

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

4804 Answers

Jerry Greenberg
Jerry Greenberg

Level 3 Expert

1667 Answers

Are you a JBL Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...