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SUB 550P


500W, 10-inch powered subwoofer


$599.95 each


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Bass is the foundation of great sound. You don’t just hear it in your ears; you also feel it from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet. JBL® subwoofers are built to maximize such a feeling as well as enhance your entire experience of sound. The same JBL sound engineers who designed the playback systems for many of the world’s top concert venues, recording studios and THX®-equipped movie theaters have optimized their technologies and materials in the Studio 550P subwoofer to play with just about any home system. This subwoofer incorporates your entire body into an enveloping bass experience. The 550P outputs astonishingly realistic and immersive low-frequency sound via a forward-facing, 10-inch (250-millimeter) transducer mounted inside a rigid yet light PolyPlas™ cast-aluminum cone frame. This is the kind of powerful, low-distortion bass that you can feel from skin to ear to chest cavity, and one that practically transports you to the very environment that you are hearing. The Studio 550P truly places you at the center of the experience, right in your living room.

What's in the box?

  • 1 Studio 550P subwoofer
  • 1 15-foot (4.6-metre) RCA cable
  • 1 6-foot (2-metre) power cord
  • 4 metal floor spikes
  • Owner’s manual

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General Specifications

Enclosure Type
Sealed (forward-firing)

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response

System Specifications

Amplifier Power (Peak)
Power Consumption (Standby)
less than 6W (120V), less than 0.55W (230V)
Power Consumption (Full Power/Idle)
360W - 3.8A (120V), 395W - 2.1A (230V)
Amplifier Power (RMS)
Power Requirement
120V, 60Hz (US); 220V-230V, 50Hz/60Hz (EU)

Subwoofer Specifications

Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
500 (300 RMS)

Speaker Specifications

Low-Frequency Transducer
10" (250mm) PolyPlas cone, cast basket

Control and Connection Specifications

Crossover frequency, Volume level, Phase


Built-in 300-watt RMS (500-watt peak) amplifier

A 300-watt RMS (500 watts peak power) amplifier lets you play your Studio 550P subwoofer at body-quaking levels without any room-vibrating reverb or excessive heat output. A built-in limiter extends this ability by preventing distortion that can arise out of sudden peaks, taking the audio from merely impressive to completely immersive.

10-inch (250mm) PolyPlas low-frequency transducer

The Studio 550P features a 10-inch (250-millimeter) cone made from lightweight yet rigid PolyPlas cone material. For the listener, this structure means powerful heart-thumping bass with such low distortion that individual sounds remain both accurate and articulate, even at sustained low frequencies. This is the kind of bass that takes surround sound from simply a listening experience to a seemingly tangible, robust environment.

Sealed enclosure

Power and accuracy normally do not go hand in hand. The Studio 550P, however, is by no means a mere normal subwoofer. It features a sealed enclosure that acts to control the woofer cone’s motion, thus providing consistent, reliable sound that remains smooth and rich even at the deepest of frequencies.

Forward-firing transducer

The Studio 550P places you in the center of the action by sending the action straight at you via a powerful, forward-firing cone. Sound travels directly to your ears without reverberating off the walls or bending around the furniture. This is bass in its most potent form, from a subwoofer versatile enough to be placed in the middle of the room or against a wall.

Adjustable crossover frequency and phase control

A phase switch ensures that the action of the Studio 550 subwoofer’s transducer moves in sync with your main speakers. As a result, the subwoofer’s low frequencies blend seamlessly with the sound coming from the main speakers, regardless of where you place the subwoofer in a room. Furthermore, an adjustable crossover-frequency control lets you optimize the subwoofer for a variety of main/satellite speaker choices.

LFE and line-level inputs

A choice of LFE and line-level inputs lets you either use or bypass the subwoofer’s internal crossover circuits for bass-boosting versatility. This option provides greater flexibility in how you use the Studio 550P while ensuring noise-free connections to virtually any type of audio/video amplifier.

Metal floor spikes included

Unwanted interaction between the subwoofer and the floor can cause distortion – but the Studio 550P includes an array of metal spikes to reduce distortion. The use of such spikes also creates clean sound by placing a cushion of air between the speaker and anything that could potentially disturb its pristine low-frequency waves.

Warranty 1 Year / 5 Years Warranty

Products purchased online or from an authorized local retailer and under warranty may qualify for an exchange with a valid receipt.

Purchases made from an unauthorized dealer will not be elibible for exchange.

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SUB 550P is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have owned several JBL Sub in the past and this is the best sonically I have ever owned.I have this paired with JBL 580 and the 2.1 stereo sound is superb.They seem to have excellent bulid quality as well.
Date published: 2013-12-26
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