Side-by-side comparison of the JBL SP8II and the Acoustic Audio R191

In this comparison we put the JBL SP8II and Acoustic Audio R191 head to head in a battle to find out which wins the specifications war. There is a lot more to this sort of decision than price, so we see if we can help you decide which is best for your needs. For more information and product comparisons, check out our longer article here.

 JBL SP8IIContestant number one is the JBL SP8II.

 Acoustic Audio R191And now we will have a look at our second product, the Acoustic Audio R191. Many of our speaker reviews so far have only been either individual speakers or pairs. But if you're looking for a home cinema set up, you might be a little more interested in this set of 5.

Taking a look at the features of the Acoustic Audio R191

These in-wall speakers feature 2-way class designs, with a recommended power of between 20 and 200 watts each. They combine a 5.25" woofer with a 12mm soft dome tweeter and low impedance crossover circuitry to provide a great full-range sound output. Hooked together, they give real depth and impressive volumes with crisp clarity.



Acoustic Audio R191


+ Powerful, well-balanced sound quality
+ Multiple fit options
+ Reasonable price
+ Loud enough for parties
+ Made by JBL

+ Weatherproofed
+ A set of 5 - great value for money
+ Surround sound effects
+ Ideal for yachts


These are typically high-quality speakers from JBL. They deliver wonderful, full-bodied sound that is completely free of distortion, no matter how loud they’re turned up.

They are unbelievably low-priced for a set of 5, they are a go to for anyone installing a sound system in their boat.

Discover more

Also see Music Critic's article 10 Best In-Wall Speakers of 2023 which includes even more information.

Similar Product reviews: