I don't have much experience with jbl but if you want an all in one system, from what I can tell it will be fine. I had an all in one system before and didn't like it because everything was cramped. So I got rid of it and got the marineland 30 cube. I found a sump for it that fits in the stand at my Lfs and it's been doing well. All in ones are okay but just not for me. Btw my total system with sump, skimmer and return pump and overflow box was 600 so I couldn't pass that deal up.