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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

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  • 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.

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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

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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.

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  • 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.

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

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    Swilin Sampson Oct 29, 2008

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

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    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%...


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    Swilin Sampson Oct 29, 2008

    Sound should come from BOTH grilles.

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Dear,
did u properly plug it with the system

regards

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  • 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

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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.

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  • 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 .


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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

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  • 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."

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    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.

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

Kevin

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    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




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

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    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.


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