JBL Party Box 200 Bluetooh Party Speaker Owner’s Manual

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JBL Party Box 200 Bluetooh Party Speaker Owner’s Manual


For all products:

  • Read these instructions.
  • Keep these instructions.
  • Heed all warnings.
  • Follow all instructions.
  • Do not block any ventilation openings. Install this apparatus in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Do not install this apparatus near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
  • Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
  • Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
  • Use only attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
  • Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket or table specified by the manufacturer or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
  • Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time.
  • To disconnect this apparatus from the AC mains completely, disconnect the power-supply cord plug from the AC receptacle.
  • The mains plug of the power-supply cord shall remain readily operable.
  • Do not expose batteries to excessive heat such as sunshine, fire or the like.
  • This apparatus is intended to be used only with the power supply and/or charging cable provided by the manufacturer.


Caution FCC and IC statement for users (USA and Canada only)

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. CAN ICES-3(B)/NMB-3(B)

Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by HARMAN could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

For Products That Transmit RF Energy


This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules and Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference; and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

FCC/IC Radiation Exposure Statement

This equipment complies with FCC/IC RSS-102 radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment.

FCC Caution:

High power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25 to 5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar stations can cause interference with and/or damage this device. No configuration controls are provided for this wireless equipment allowing any change in the frequency of operations outside the FCC grant of authorization for US operation according to Part 15.407 of the FCC rules.

IC Caution:

User should also be advised that:

  • The device for operation in the band 5150-5250 MHz is only for indoor use to reduce the potential for harmful interference to cochannel mobile satellite systems;
  • the maximum antenna gain permitted for devices in the bands 5250-5350 MHz and 5470-5725 MHz shall comply with the e.i.r.p. Limit: and
  • The maximum antenna gain permitted for devices in the band 5725-5825 MHz shall comply with the e.i.r.p. Limits specified for point-to-point and non-point-to-point operation as appropriate.
  • Users should also be advised that high-power radars are allocated as primary users (i.e. priority users) of the bands 5250- 5350 MHz and 5650-5850 MHz and that these radars could cause interference and/or damage to LE-LAN devices.

Exposure of humans to RF fields (RSS-102)

The computers employ low gain integral antennas that do not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population; consult Safety Code 6, obtainable from Health Canada’s Website at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ The radiated energy from the antennas connected to the wireless adapters conforms to the IC limit of the RF exposure requirement regarding IC RSS-102, Issue 5 clause 4. SAR tests are conducted using recommended operating positions accepted by the FCC/ RSS with the device transmitting at its highest away from the body. Non-compliance with the above restrictions may result in a violation of FCC RF exposure guidelines. Use Restriction: Attention in France, the operation is limited to indoor use within the band 5150-5350 Mhz.

For Products with Radio Receivers That Can Use an External Antenna (USA ONLY)

CATV (Cable TV) or Antenna Grounding

If an outside antenna or cable system is connected to this product, be certain that it is grounded so as to provide some protection against voltage surges and static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA No. 700- 1984, provides information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes and requirements of the electrode.

Note to CATV System Installer

This reminder is provided to call the CATV(cable TV) system installer’s attention to article 820-40 of the NEC, which provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, as close to the point of cable entry as possible.

Caution: This product uses a laser system. To prevent direct exposure to the laser, do not open the cabinet enclosure or defeat any of the safety mechanisms provided for your protection. Do NOT START INTO THE LASER BEAM. To ensure proper use of this product, please read the owner’s manual carefully and retain it for future use. Should the unit require maintenance or repair, please contact your local JBL service. Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.



For products that include audio out Prevention of hearing loss

JBL-Party-Box-200-Bluetooh-Party-Speaker-Fig2Caution: Permanent hearing loss may occur if earphones or headphones are used at high volume for prolonged periods of time. For France, the products have been tested to comply with Sound Pressure Level requirement laid down in the applicable NF EN 50332 L.5232-1.


  • To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen to high volume levels for long periods.

WEEE Notice

The Directive on Waste Electrical Equipment (WEEE), which entered into force as European law on 14/02/2014, resulted in a major change in the treatment of electrical equipment at end of- life. The purpose of this Directive is, a first priority, the prevention of WEEE, and in addition, to promote the reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery of such wastes as so as to reduce disposal. The WEEE logo on the product or on its box indicating collection for electrical and electronic equipment consists of the crossed out wheeled bin, as shown below.


This product must not be disposed of or dumped with your other household waste. You are liable to dispose of all your electronic or electrical waste equipment by relocating over to the specified collection point for recycling of such hazardous waste. Isolated collection and proper recovery of your electronic and electrical waste equipment at the time of disposal will allow us to help conserving natural resources. Moreover, proper recycling, and collection points, please contact your local city center, household waste disposal service, shop from where you purchased the equipment, or manufacturer of the equipment.

RoHS Compliance

This product is in compliance with Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

For Products that includes Batteries

EU Batteries Directive 2013/56/EU

A new battery directive 2013/56/eu on Battery and Accumulator replacing directive entered into force on the 01/07/2015. The directive applies to all types of batteries and accumulator (AA, AAA, button cells, rechargeable packs) including those incorporated into appliances except for military, medical and power tool applications. The directive sets out rules for collection, treatment, recycling and disposal of batteries, and aims to prohibit certain hazardous substances and to improve environmental performance of batteries and all operators in the supply chain.

Instructions for Users on Removal, Recycling and Disposal of Batteries

The remove the batteries from your equipment or remote control, reverse the procedure described in the owner’s manual for inserting batteries. For products with a built-in battery that lasts for the lifetime of the product, removal may not be possible for the user. In this case, recycling or recovery, it becomes necessary to replace such a battery, this procedure must be performed by authorized services centers. In the European Union and other locations, it is illegal to dispose of any battery with household trash. All batteries must be disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. Contact your local waste-management officials for information regarding the environmentally sound collection, recycling and disposal of used batteries.

WARNING: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. To reduce risk of fire or burns, don’t disassemble, crush, puncture, short external contact, expose to temperature above 60°C (140°F), or dispose of in fire or water. Replace only with specified batteries. The symbol indicating ‘separate collection’ for all batteries and accumulators shall be crossed-out wheeled bin shown below:

JBL-Party-Box-200-Bluetooh-Party-Speaker-Fig5 In case of batteries, accumulators and button cells containing
more than 0.0005 mercury, more than 0.002% cadmium or more than 0.004% lead, shall be marked with the chemical symbol for the metal concerned: Hg,Cd or Pb respectively. Please Refer to the below symbol:


WARNING: DO NOT INGEST BATTERIES, CHEMICAL BURN HAZARD [the remote supplied with] This product contains a coin/
button cell battery. If the coin/button cell battery is swallowed, it can cause severe international burns in just 2 hours and can lead to death. Keep new and used batteries away from children. If you think batteries might have been swallowed or placed inside any part of body, seek immediate medical attention.

For All Products Except Those with Wireless Operation

HARMAN International hereby declares that this equipment is in compliance with EMC 2014/30/EU Directive, LVD 2014/35/EU Directive. The declaration of conformity may be consulted in the support section of our Web Site, accessible from www.jbl.com.

For All Products with Wireless Operation

HARMAN International hereby declares that this equipment is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 2014/53/EU. The declaration of conformity may be consulted in the support section of our Web Site, accessible from www.jbl.com.


Congratulations on your purchase! This manual includes information about “PARTYBOX 200” and “PARTYBOX 300” speakers. We encourage you to take a few minutes to read this manual, which describes the product and includes step-by-step instructions to help you to set up and get started. Read and understand all the safety instructions before using your product. If you have any questions about these products, their installation or their operation, please contact your retailer or customer service, or visit us at www.jbl.com.



Top Panel




  • Do not look directly at the light-emitting parts when the speaker lights are turned on.



Back Panel


  • AUX
  • Connect to an external audio device through a 3.5mm audio cable (not supplied).
  • USB
  • Connect to a USB storage device.
  • Charge an external USB device.
  • DC
  • Connect to a car charger.
  • AC
  • Connect to AC power supply.
  • Connect to the analog audio output jacks of an analog device through RCA (red/white) audio cable (not supplied).
  • Connect to the analog audio input jacks of an analog device through RCA (red/white) audio cable (not supplied).
  • MIC
  • Connect to a microphone.
  • Connect to the guitar.
  • Volume (GUITAR)
  • Rotate the knob to adjust the GUITAR volume.
  • Volume (MIC)
  • Rotate the knob to adjust the MIC volume.



  • For the best quality sound, ensure the two tweeters are placed on the upper side of the speaker box.
  • Do not sit on the speaker or push it. Otherwise, it may result in malfunction and causing personal injury and /or property damage.

Place the speaker on a flat, stable surface and make sure that the rubber feet side is down. You can place the speaker vertically or horizontally. It automatically optimizes sound to adapt to placing orientation.




  • Use only provided power cord.
  • For PartyBox 300, either AC/DC power or built-in battery can be used as a power supply.


  • Plug one end of the AC power cord into the power connector on the back of the speaker, then plug the other end to a wall outlet.


  • Connect the car charger to the DC power jack of the speaker, and then to your vehicle’s car charger outlet.


CHARGING (PartyBox 300 only)

PartyBox 300 is powered by a built-in rechargeable battery.


  • Fully charge the built-in battery before using for the first time, which will prolong the battery lifespan.
  • Built-in battery charging works on AC power only.

Charge your Speaker


Check the Battery Level

The speaker is powered by the built-in rechargeable battery. After power-on, the speaker shows the battery level immediately, you can check the status of the PartyBox battery by pressing on any button.


Bluetooth Connection

You can use your PartyBox as an external speaker for your Bluetooth enabled smartphone or tablet.

  • Press to enter Bluetooth pairing mode.
  • Choose “PartyBox 200” or “PartyBox 300” to connect.


Once successfully connected, audio will stream from your Bluetooth device to this speaker.


  • This speaker can memorize a maximum of 8 paired devices. The ninth paired device will replace the first one.
  • If a PIN code is requested while connecting a Bluetooth device, enter “0000”.
  • Bluetooth performance can be affected by the distance between this product and your Bluetooth device and the environment of operation.

To terminate the Bluetooth-enabled device:

  • Turn off this speaker;
  • Disable Bluetooth on your device; or
  • Move this speaker beyond the Bluetooth operational range.

To reconnect the Bluetooth-enabled device:

  • When you turn on this speaker next time, it tries to reconnect the last connected device automatically;
  • If not, manually select “JBL PartyBox 300” or “JBL PartyBox 200” on your Bluetooth device to start a connection.


  • To exit Bluetooth mode, insert a USB storage device.

USB Connection

With your PartyBox, you can enjoy music that is stored on a USB storage device such as an MP3 player. Plug your USB storage device into the USB port of your PartyBox. The music will play automatically. If not, please check if the USB device contains playable audio contents.


Audio formats


AUX Connection


  • When the USB source is not playing, Bluetooth can break in and play music from the phone.
  • When USB is playing, Bluetooth cannot break in USB.
  • Priority goes to USB, Bluetooth and then Aux.

To play music on your portable audio device through this speaker, make sure that no Bluetooth connection or USB device is available.

  • Connect a 3.5mm audio cable (not supplied) to:
  • the headphone socket of your portable audio device;
  • the AUX connector of this speaker.
  • Turn on your portable audio device and it starts playing.



  • To exit AUX mode, choose Bluetooth or USB as a source first.

INPUT Connection


  • To play music on your analog device through this speaker, make sure that no Bluetooth connection, USB device, or AUX connection is available.

Connect a pair of RCA audio cables (red/white, not supplied) to:

  • the RCA audio output sockets (red/white) on the analog device (TV, DVD player, etc);
  • the INPUT (L/R) connectors on the rear of this speaker.


Mix Sound with a Microphone or Guitar

By using a microphone (not supplied) or an electric guitar (not supplied), you can mix its sound with an audio source.

  • Rotate counterclockwise the MIC/GUITAR volume knob to turn down the volume.
  • Connect your microphone or guitar to the MIC/GUITAR jack of this speaker.
  • Sing through the microphone or play guitar.
  • To adjust the volume of the audio source, press / ;
  • To adjust the volume of the microphone or guitar, rotate the MIC/GUITAR volume knob.
    To adjust the echo mic level when the mic is plugged:
  • Press / to toggle the echo level (echo level 1 set as default).
  • Press / to switch from level 1 to level 2.
  • Press / to turn off the echo level.


  • When not using the microphone or guitar, decrease the MIC/ GUITAR volume to minimum and remove them from the jack.

Charging External USB Devices

You can use this speaker as a battery charger for your rechargeable USB devices. Connect your USB device to the USB port on the rear of this speaker.



  • Before carrying the speaker, make sure that all the cords are disconnected.
  • To avoid personal injury and/or property damage, hold the product firmly while carrying.


TWS Mode

The two PartyBox speakers can connect to each other in TWS mode.

  • Press and hold on both speakers simultaneously for 5 seconds, TWS connection will be built up. By default the first one connected to your device will be the primary speaker (L channel), the other one will be the secondary speaker (R channel).
  • Press L/R button on one speaker to toggle between L channel / R channel / Stereo, another speaker will change the setting automatically.
  • In TWS mode, press and hold for 5 seconds on either speaker or power off the speaker to exit the TWS mode.

Demo Mode


  • If you plugged out the AC power (PartyBox 300 only), then you plugged it in, the Demo Mode will be resumed automatically.
  • Ensure PartyBox is powered by AC to go into Demo Mode.

To enter or to exit demo mode, press and hold and BASE MODE simultaneously for 5 seconds. In demo mode, all the input sources are disabled, all buttons but +/ -/ / BASE MODE are disabled.


  • The PartyBox built-in with 3 x 30 seconds music tracks.


  • Press once to start, pause or resume play.
  • Press once after the pause, to play the next track.

Standby Mode

The product will enter into sleep mode after 20 minutes without operation.

  • If the“ PartyBox” powered by the battery, it will auto power off if no action for 20 minutes.
  • If the “PartyBox” powered by AC or DC power source, the product will enter standby mode if no action for 20 minutes. Press (power) or Bluetooth stream break-in in standby mode, the speaker will enter normal mode.

Factory reset

To restore the factory settings, press and +hold and for more than 10 seconds.




  • Never try to repair the product by yourself. If you have any problems while using this product, check the following points before you request service.


The unit will not turn on.

  • Check if the power cord is plugged into the outlet and to the PartyBox.
  • For “PartyBox 300” make sure the speaker is fully charged, if not use the power cord to turn on your speaker.


No sound from the PartyBox.

  • Make sure that the PartyBox is powered on.
  • Make sure that volume level is turned to an audible level.
  • Make sure that it is connected to a music source.


  • A device cannot connect with the PartyBox.
  • Check if you enable the Bluetooth function of the device.
  • The PartyBox is already connected to another Bluetooth device. Press and hold on Bluetooth to disconnect and pair with a new device. Poor audio quality from a connected Bluetooth device.
  • The Bluetooth reception is poor. Move the device closer to the PartyBox, or remove any obstacle between the device and the PartyBox.


The product is in compliance with the European Union energy legislation.

Bluetooth connection mode

The product is intended to be used for streaming music via Bluetooth connection. A consumer can stream Bluetooth audio to the speaker. When the product is connected through Bluetooth, the Bluetooth connection must remain active at all times to ensure proper operation.
The product will enter into sleep mode (networked standby), after 20 minutes without operation, the power consumption @ sleep is less than 2.0 Watts, after which it can be re-activated via Bluetooth connection.

Bluetooth disconnection mode

The product will enter into standby mode, after 20 minutes without operation, the power consumption @ standby is less than 0.5 Watts.




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