HDI-3800 is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Floor-standing speaker by JBL. It features a 1" Tweeter and 3 x 8" Aluminum Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 37-30k Hz and a sensitivity of 92 dB. JBL HDI-3800 has an MSRP of 5500$ per pair.
HDI-3800 is a member of JBL's HDI series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
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JBL HDI-3800 has a Frequency response range of 37-30k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 25-300 watts. At a minimum frequency of 37 Hz, HDI-3800 will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who likes to experience a full range response will still benefit from use of a subwooofer though.
Here we have a comparison of how HDI-3800's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 10000$ (Pair), these are the 5 Passive Floor-standing speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the JBL HDI-3800's 37Hz:
Impedance and Sensitivity
JBL HDI-3800's nominal impedance level is 4 ohms and has a sensitivity of 92 dB.
Is the JBL HDI-3800 an easy to drive speaker?
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so JBL HDI-3800 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective. 92dB of JBL HDI-3800 is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes HDI-3800 an easy to drive from Sensitivity perspective.
HDI-3800 has 5-way post type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
JBL HDI-3800 Speaker Size: Weight and Dimensions
JBL HDI-3800 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 45 x 11-15/16 x 16-9/16inch (1143.0 x 304.0 x 421.0mm ).
Cabinet type and Materials
JBL HDI-3800 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and MDF/Lacquer finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
JBL HDI-3800 is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
JBL HDI-3800 is available in Gloss Black.
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.