JBL LSR305 5" Active Studio Monitor
JBL LSR305 5" Active Studio Monitor
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Providing optimum audio quality for both beginners and professional engineers, the JBL LSR305 features a design that is heavily inspired by JBL’s flagship M2 Master Reference Monitor. Engineered with similar technology such as the Image Control Waveguide, the LSR305 Studio Monitor provides the listener with neutral and accurate playback Read More

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johnq1118
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Mar 4, 2019
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 Hi, I have a Steinberg ur22 MarkII audio interface and a pair of those, what type of cable should I need?
Mar 4, 2019
Davestef
113
Dec 9, 2018
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Think this will ever drop again? I should got them on Black Friday $89 each 😭
Dec 9, 2018
djaung
89
Dec 29, 2017
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Does anyone know if these have some kind of stand-by or low power mode?
Dec 29, 2017
limananders
10
Jun 10, 2017
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When is this dropping again tho? 531 requests on 6/10/17.
Jun 10, 2017
BradleyP
5
Apr 12, 2017
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I have had a pair of these on my desk for a couple of years, now, and love them. A lot. Every day. If you are putting them on a desk, skip the foam pads and go for IsoAcoustics stands. Those stands take the JBLs to a whole other level. It really is worth the additional $100. Bass is better defined, and imaging and clarity which are already great step up a couple of notches. The 305s are much better monitors than their price indicates; treat them that way and they will reward you.
Oh, and they work just as well if not better in a traditional hifi setup than nearfield. Just make sure the room is not too large or overdamped. In my medium size living room, I've heard these JBLs do things with imaging that my big hifi rig can't.
I use 1/4" TRS to RCA adapters with 2m RCA interconnects from my DAC, and the performance is flawless. No hiss, interference, or the like.
Apr 12, 2017
Heavyboxer
290
Jul 27, 2018
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Reduce volume on your LSR305 and raise your source/preamp volume?
Previous post says he used an adapter for the large single plug hole (not the 3 prong balanced plug), and used RCA cables (those that you find on older tv's, before HDMI and display port came about) to receive signal from his digital to analog converter (DAC). You need a DAC if not using earphone plug from your device (be it PC, TV, etc)
Jul 27, 2018
BradleyP
5
Jul 27, 2018
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Sure! Google "Monoprice 1/4in (6.35mm) TRS Stereo Plug to RCA Jack Adapter, Gold Plated" and you can score a pair for about $0.80 plus shipping. Add to it a pair of RCA interconnects -- Monoprice is a good source for basic ones like "Monolith by Monoprice 3ft RCA Cable" -- and you are in business. (You would need to order two of these.) I ordered my interconnects from Emotiva and do like them. Just make sure that the interconnects are two completely separate ones rather than a pair fused together.
Now, I'm going to blow your mind. If I put my ear an inch from the tweeter, I can hear a tiny bit of amplifier hiss. Interestingly, I hear more hiss on the speaker where I am using an extension cord with the included power cord. If I switch to my premium power cord that made clear improvements to my DAC, the hiss is more audible and more complex. Cables do matter! If I plug the speaker directly into the wall or into one particular power strip, the hiss is louder and more complex. If I plug into another power strip, it's much better. HOWEVER, none of it is perceptible as far as I can tell at this point for anything like normal listening. You might have a hissy speaker, or you might just have a grungy power supply or power strip, or both. You should experiment a bit and maybe try an inexpensive power conditioner intended for audio that you can return if it doesn't help. Or you could listen to another pair at a pro audio outlet near you -- take your current ones with you for comparison -- and sell the ones you have if they are fundamentally flawed. Good luck taming that hiss!
Jul 27, 2018
ADM996
14
Apr 9, 2017
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Still waiting...
Apr 9, 2017
Teon
2
Apr 11, 2017
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Same. I got one of two over a month ago, but no sign of the second one. No response or updates from support either.
Apr 11, 2017
ADM996
14
Apr 11, 2017
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Oh, I'm actually waiting for another drop. Haha
I'd just keep bugging customer service if I were you.
Apr 11, 2017
davidfoo
2
Apr 8, 2017
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Can't wait for these to drop again. Anyone have an est. date?
Apr 8, 2017
Elsid
608
Mar 31, 2017
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JBL SOUND GREAT FOR 5'. A little to much bass for mixing, but great for listening to end product. I LIKE YAMAHA for critical.
Mar 31, 2017
Teon
2
Mar 24, 2017
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Still no sign of my 2nd monitor, and no response from Massdrop support after 3 separate messages over the last few weeks. Not impressed.
Mar 24, 2017
yupyupno
1
Mar 17, 2017
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Has anyone not received their monitors from last drop? I only received one, and it's getting increasingly frustrating dealing with customer support.
Mar 17, 2017
Teon
2
Mar 20, 2017
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I have only received one of two, and support hasn't replied to my messages at all.... not too pleased right now.
Mar 20, 2017
yupyupno
1
Mar 20, 2017
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They replied to me after a 3 day wait, and they said they would send the 2nd monitor. They said I would receive an email when the monitor shipped, but haven't received it. No ETA either. I don't think I'll use massdrop again.
Mar 20, 2017
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Sure! Google "Monoprice 1/4in (6.35mm) TRS Stereo Plug to RCA Jack Adapter, Gold Plated" and you can score a pair for about $0.80 plus shipping. Add to it a pair of RCA interconnects -- Monoprice is a good source for basic ones like "Monolith by Monoprice 3ft RCA Cable" -- and you are in business. (You would need to order two of these.) I ordered my interconnects from Emotiva and do like them. Just make sure that the interconnects are two completely separate ones rather than a pair fused together. Now, I'm going to blow your mind. If I put my ear an inch from the tweeter, I can hear a tiny bit of amplifier hiss. Interestingly, I hear more hiss on the speaker where I am using an extension cord with the included power cord. If I switch to my premium power cord that made clear improvements to my DAC, the hiss is more audible and more complex. Cables do matter! If I plug the speaker directly into the wall or into one particular power strip, the hiss is louder and more complex. If I plug into another power strip, it's much better. HOWEVER, none of it is perceptible as far as I can tell at this point for anything like normal listening. You might have a hissy speaker, or you might just have a grungy power supply or power strip, or both. You should experiment a bit and maybe try an inexpensive power conditioner intended for audio that you can return if it doesn't help. Or you could listen to another pair at a pro audio outlet near you -- take your current ones with you for comparison -- and sell the ones you have if they are fundamentally flawed. Good luck taming that hiss!