JBL 308P MKII 8" Powered Studio Monitor

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$275
JBL 308P MKII 8" Powered Studio Monitor

As a successor to the LSR308, the 308P MKII features the same waveguide profile as seen on their 7 Series and M2 Master Reference Monitors.

Another step up from the previous generation is the use of upgraded transducers and new boundary EQ controls in the back.

Tech Specs

  • Driver: 8" Woofer, 1" Dome Tweeter
  • Amplifier: 112W Class D (56W LF, 56W HF)
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4" TRS
  • Frequency Response:45Hz-20kHz (±3dB)
  • Enclosure: Rear Ported
  • Controls: Sensitivity, Boundary EQ, HF Trim
  • Dimensions: 16.5" x 10" x 12.1"
  • Weight: 20.73 lbs.

JBL 308P MKII Frequency Response Chart

JBL 308P MKII Frequency Response Chart

Pros

One consistently reported positive is the wide "sweet spot" the monitor has thanks to it's specially designed waveguide. They are also described to be "crystal clear" with regards to frequency response. They strike a great balance between enjoyable hi-fi listening and critical flat response that translates mixes.

Cons

Some users report noise and hiss from their units. Some wanted a bit more bass response.

Overall

The 308P is a natural evolution of the critically acclaimed LSR 308. With a more refined frequency response building on its predecessor's clear-sounding signature, the 308P is a great pick for small to medium studios.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Studio Monitors.

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