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STUDIO 180 - Black

6.5-inch (165mm) three-way floorstanding loudspeaker

Their dramatic new look may suggest a radical departure from convention. But in fact, Studio 180 loudspeakers deliver the signature JBL sound that has been captivating audio professionals and critical listeners around the world for more than 60 years. With woofers and midrange drivers featuring high-output PolyPlas™ cones, and CMMD® Lite tweeter domes with proprietary Bi-Radial® waveguides, Studio 180 systems offer exceptional clarity and realism with outstanding bass response. Use them in combination with other Studio 1 Series speakers  for a truly cinematic home theater experience, or use them alone to hear your favorite music as you’ve never heard it before.

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Impeccable credentials.
JBL® engineers and products have been the worldwide authority in audio reproduction for more than 60 years, building the professional loudspeakers used in premier concert venues, movie houses and recording studios around the world. Chances are, many of your favorite songs and movie soundtracks were mixed and mastered on JBL studio monitors, the industry benchmark for accuracy in the playback of recorded sound. But you don’t have to be a professional to bring the legendary JBL sound home. We build exceptional home entertainment systems that incorporate many of the same advanced technologies, materials and manufacturing techniques originally developed for our professional systems.

Studio-proven performance.
Although their dramatic new look may suggest a radical departure from convention, Studio 180 floor-standing loudspeakers deliver the dynamic range, tonal accuracy and spatial transparency that have long set JBL systems apart. With midrange and high-frequency transducers mounted at the ear level of a seated listener, they deliver more direct sound with fewer unwanted reflections. The rigid, heavily braced enclosure includes a rear-facing bass port for extended bass response. The enclosure itself, available in a silver-tinted black or cherry vinyl finish, incorporates the distinctive JBL Weave design for a dynamic, one-of-a-kind look.

Advanced technologies and materials.
The Studio 180 system features a woofer with a stiff, lightweight ribbed PolyPlas™ cone and rubber surround that dissipates heat and minimizes distortion, even at high listening levels. The midrange driver, with a PolyPlas cone and cloth surround, is housed in a separate sub-enclosure to isolate its sound from that of the woofer, improving overall clarity. A CMMD® Lite tweeter dome with proprietary Bi-Radial® waveguide eliminates unwanted resonances and distributes clear, distinct high-frequency sound over a wider listening area, greatly expanding your room’s “sweet spot.” All drivers are magnetically shielded for placement near video monitors when used in home theater configurations.

Music and movies as they were meant to be heard.
Studio 180 speakers perform brilliantly in stereo pairs, reproducing your favorite music with all the subtlety and nuance of the original performance. But they are also voice-matched to the other speakers in the Studio 1 Series (Studio 120c, Studio 130 and Studio 190), making it easy for you to design the ideal home theater for virtually any listening space.

STUDIO 180 - Black