JL AUDIO marine loudspeakers are specifically designed and engineered for the marine environment ensuring the exceptional sound quality retains its clarity season after season. Using the highest quality materials and state-of-the-art design engineering ensures a JL AUDIO speaker exposed to the harsh marine environment will retain its performance and appearance far longer than other speakers.
Usually located in highly exposed locations onboard, effective audio speakers require exceptional resistance to saltwater spray, UV attack and even direct hose spray during wash down. Speakers from JL Audio are therefore constructed differently from other marine speakers. Having already developed some of the world’s most highly acclaimed audio systems for the automobile industry, the design engineers at JL Audio were set the task of creating an effective system for marine applications that would produce the highest quality sound reproduction and unrivalled protection from the environment.
The resulting JL Audio speaker is exceptional; the tweeter is built into the baffle which creates a barrier to protect the main section of the speaker from water ingress. The performance is equivalent to a high quality home hi fi, while longevity far exceeds that of any competitive system. JL Audio speakers provide the boat owner with an outstanding experience which will endure season after season.
The JL Audio team knows what is demanded of a speaker out on the water and through its experienced engineers and designers has created a speaker that sounds simply phenomenal. Knowing there will be severe high frequency cancellation due to the abundance of environmental noises such as wind, waves, engines or sails, JL Audio voice all of its marine speakers more aggressively than they do a car speaker. This allows the speaker to perform as if there were no noise obstacles to deal with, providing complete clarity and depth.
It is not just the output potential that is important when designing a speaker, the projection and dispersion paths can be equally important. As well as speakers designed for listening on board, JL Audio also manufactures sports boat speakers which can be enjoyed behind the boat when swimming, wake boarding or water skiing. They therefore need to be able to project far enough and wide enough for someone riding the wake to be able to hear and enjoy. When developing the M880 coaxial speakers the goal was to find a combination of distance and width without compromising the sound quality. The resultant speaker has been described as “in a class of its own”.
JL Audio does not test its products on a soundboard like many of its competitors; all speakers at the prototype stage are tested out on the water. Products go through stringent moisture, salt, fog, thermal and UV testing as well as humidity testing with a range of 10% to 98%. Each component is individually tested and then tested again in various pairings until the best combination of materials is selected to ensure longevity onboard without compromising sonic performance.
Thermal testing ensures plastic based materials and adhesives will not crack or weaken during sudden temperature changes, such as a speaker sitting in the hot sun then getting splashed with cold water.
UV testing means plastic parts don’t fade or weaken after prolonged sun exposure, while moisture testing checks the impact of salt water, or salt air, on corrosion as well as the overall reliability after getting wet.
Capable of standing alone, or in conjunction with JL Audio marine subwoofers, these maximum-performance marine speaker systems deliver exceptional fidelity and output at anchor or at full throttle.
All models feature woofer motor systems optimised with JL Audio’s proprietary DMA technology, leading to linear, controlled behaviour at all listening levels. Treated silk dome tweeters deliver sparkling detail and excellent off-axis response for balanced coverage in the entire listening area, with none of the harshness common to lesser marine speakers.
MX speakers are designed with the same 'DNA' as our flagship speakers and optimised for moderate power systems. All models are designed to operate in open-air boat environments, delivering powerful, smooth sound that is several steps beyond common marine speakers.
MX speaker systems are available in a wide range of beautiful looks for flush-mounting, or as enclosed systems that are ideal for wakeboard towers, deck mounting and many other self-contained applications.
The addition of a subwoofer on board your boat will make your whole system sound complete, with greater depth of sound, clarity and bass. JL AUDIO’s maximum performance marine subwoofers deliver exceptional bass that will impress not only with its sheer level, but even more with its smoothness, balance and precision.
But it’s not just about the bass; a properly implemented subwoofer system relieves the main speakers from the stress of having to reproduce the lowest frequencies in your music. Free from this burden, they can play louder and cleaner, giving you far better overall audio performance.
Designed with the aid of our most advanced modelling technologies and built with fanatical attention to detail in our Miramar, Florida factory to withstand years of duty in a true marine environment. To achieve the best low-frequency performance in real-world, open-air marine environments, you need a specialised subwoofer driver.
The M10IB5 is optimised for high-power infinite-baffle operation so that it can be installed in a variety of locations, without the need for a dedicated enclosure behind it.
For those who value great bass performance in their boat delivering outstanding sub-bass performance in moderate power applications. With appropriate system setup, the addition of a subwoofer allows your smaller main speakers to be free of the burden of reproducing low frequencies. This allows your whole system to play louder and to sound cleaner at all listening levels.
Purpose-engineered and built for real marine duty, the MX-Series infinite-baffle subwoofers are designed to operate without a dedicated enclosure and are targeted towards moderate power applications.
The MX10IB3 is designed for infinite-baffle operation so that it can be installed in a variety of locations, without the need for a dedicated enclosure. The subwoofer is best used with amplifier power in the 50W - 175W range and is optimised to operate with a large volume of air behind it (at least 2 cu. ft. / 56.6 l). If you need a subwoofer driver that operates in a small sealed enclosure, select our M10W5, instead.
JL Audio amplifiers are built with strategic gasket covers that help protect against exposure to salt air and moisture, an especially important feature for boats moored in a marina where the air can be particularly corrosive. JL Audio amplifiers have a powder coated finish and stainless steel hardware for ultimate durability and resistance so wherever they are located, will continue to provide extraordinary power, season after season, driving the exceptional JL AUDIO speakers to produce the very best audio experience afloat.
Advanced technologies and no-nonsense design make these the best marine amplifiers, at any price. MHD amplifiers apply a patented switching technology called Single Cycle Control™ and our famous RIPS power supply technology delivers world-class sonic performance and very high power from what seems like an impossibly small package.
Our M system amplifiers power your whole system and take up less space than the equivalent subwoofer amplifier / satellite amplifier combination. Behind it all is JL Audio's exclusive NexD™ switching technology, achieving total amplifier efficiencies that exceed 80%. This efficiency advantage results in much less heat, reducing heat sink size requirements and making M-Series amplifiers ideal for space conscious installations.
MHX amplifiers add great sound to boats and small watercraft without straining small charging systems thanks to highly-efficient NexD™ Class D technology. With a tiny, cast aluminum chassis, MHX amplifiers are water-resistant and can be installed where moisture cannot be completely avoided.
Superb audio performance, excellent ergonomics and advanced audio features, specifically designed for marine applications. Our total audio solution is controlled by our premium, single-chassis marine source unit MediaMaster. Stylish and feature packed ready to deliver your favourite music across all maritime conditions.
Engineered for real-world marine duty
Flexible zone controls tailored for marine audio system configurations
Built for today’s modern media with multiple connectivity options
The MediaMaster 100s is a a premium, single-chassis weatherproof marine source unit.
Superb audio performance, excellent ergonomics and advanced audio features, specifically designed for marine applications.
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Armed with Bluetooth® v4.0 and the aptX® codec for outstanding audio fidelity, MBT units can receive audio wirelessly from a compatible streaming device, located up to 11 metres away. A stereo pair of 2 volt RCA outputs connects to any amplifier or source unit with line-level/auxiliary inputs.
The very compact MBT-RX Bluetooth® Audio Receiver can be hidden out of sight in almost any installation location, allowing full control of the tunes from a mobile device wirelessly. It is an ideal solution for many types of vessels from sports powerboats to sailing yachts, where space is at a premium.
The MBT-CRX Bluetooth® Controller/Receiver adds the convenience of backlit, push-button audio controls, so that the streaming device can remain safely tucked away, acting as the hard drive while the MBT-CRX controls the sound output.
A small footprint and a clever, one-hole design makes installation a simple affair, requiring only a single hole for panel mounting. A square, front-mount adaptor plate is also included.
JL Audio focuses on delivering unique engineering, superior quality and high-performance audio to our customers around the world. Behind all our efforts is a strong belief that great audio has real value, and that our customers can tell the difference.
Throughout JL Audio you will find people who love audio, take it very seriously and consider themselves fortunate to have a career in such an enjoyable field. True “audio nuts” can be found around every corner of JL Audio’s business. They include former audio retailers, IASCA World Champions, installers, recording engineers, and an engineering staff with vast experience in professional, car and home audio product design.
Supporting our engineering efforts is an outstanding group of dedicated production and logistics professionals who make sure that JL Audio's factories around the world maintain our high quality standards. Since most of our premium loudspeakers incorporate proprietary, patented technologies that require unique assembly techniques, we find that it is best to build them where we can directly control these critical processes. Today, all of our premium subwoofer drivers and all of our marine speakers are built in-house, as are most of our Enclosed Subwoofer Systems and all our Stealthbox® products.