JBL SRX828SP - 2000W Powered Subwoofer


98 out of 100. Incorporating 125+ ratings and reviews.

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Our rating of 98/100 is based on analysis of 125+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The JBL SRX828SP has one of the highest Max SPL levels of the powered subwoofers we've analyzed.

JBL packed these with features: HiQnet networking giving you complete control over tuning your system with a tablet app for iOS and Android; user-configurable DSP; Drivecore amplification by Crown; LCD screen and a handy glow in the dark rear panel.


  • Frequency Response: 29 Hz to 150 Hz (-10 dB)
  • Crossover: 80 Hz
  • Max SPL: 141 dB
  • Power Rating: 2000 Watts Peak - 1500 Watts Continuous
  • Drivers: 2 x 18"
  • Input Connectors: 2 x XLR/TRS
  • Output Connectors: 2 x XLR
  • Polarity: Not specified
  • Enclosure Material: 18 mm Plywood
  • Dimensions: 22.57" x 47.42" x 26.79"
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65.9 kg)

The following video explains the SRX Connect app:


The most common comment in positive reviews is that these are loud - the term "earth shaking" came up more than once in customer reviews. Many people, including a few that operate or hire companies, said this unit is incredibly strong and sturdy.


There were very few complaints - someone suggested that casters should ship with it instead of being optional, someone else pointed out that some control features only work via the app - EG if you mute a speaker you can only unmute it if you have the app running - even after turning them off and on.


If you want nothing less than earth shaking bottom end, then the JBL SRX828SP is definitely a good option. These were on our recommended list for over 3 years and only came off when in November 2019 when a thorough review of the category showed there were more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best PA Subwoofers.