Item# STUDIO 180BK

Studio 180


360-watt, three-way, 6-1/2" floorstanding loudspeaker

$169.95169.95 each $349.00
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JBL® Studio 180 floorstanding loudspeaker will let you hear voices and sounds that you might never have realized were there. Created with the same sonic detailing used in our professional loudspeaker systems, the JBL Studio 180 ensures pristine and undistorted sound, whether you play it at low and subtle or high, maximum-SPL playback levels. Secret to the Studio 180’s exceptional performance lies in its advanced materials, with PolyPlas cones for the low-frequency woofer and midrange drivers, and a CMMD Lite dome for the high-frequency tweeter. The result is reduced distortion and the virtual elimination of unwanted resonance, while precise cone movement maximizes the sound clarity, especially on voices. And the Studio 180 features a cabinet design that looks as alluring as it sounds. Featuring a signature JBL Weave design, the Studio 180 can stand out or blend in. It’s your choice.

What's in the box?

  • 1 Studio 180 floorstanding loudspeaker
  • Owner’s manual

JBL engineers designed the Studio 180 floorstanding loudspeaker to deliver enhanced, room-filling sound from a compatible AVR (audio/video receiver) or 25- to 360-watt power amplifier, whether you are using the Studio 180 as a stand-alone unit or as part of a surround-sound system.

The ribbed construction of the 6-1/2-inch (165-millimeter) PolyPlas™ cone improves the Studio 180’s strength while reducing its low-frequency distortion. A lightweight alloy allows for precise movement, ensuring that bass instruments always sound powerful but never “boomy.”

Ideally, sounds should blend together within your ears, not interact with one another before they reach you. To prevent sound interference from the upper and lower frequencies, the JBL Studio 180 floorstanding loudspeaker’s 4-inch (100-millimeter) PolyPlas™ midrange driver features a separate sub-enclosure. And that’s not all – a lightweight alloy such as the PolyPlas material allow for precise cone movement to maximize sound clarity, especially on voices.

The CMMD® high-frequency tweeter starts as an aluminum dome that is sandwiched on either side with ceramic. The result is strong enough to hold its shape when moving rapidly yet light enough to eliminate unwanted resonances. What your ears notice, however, is subtle, clear detail and lasting, unsullied sound performance.

The Studio 180’s Bi-Radial® waveguide disperses high frequencies widely without loss of quality or accuracy. The result is precise, 360-degree imaging, sharp and rich high-definition (HD) sound and a wide listening position that makes every seat in the room the one to fight for.

Loudspeakers use magnets. Your TV hates magnets. But that doesn’t mean that you have to listen to movies on your television set’s often inadequate loudspeaker. Nor do you have to compromise your HDTV’s high-definition capabilities. We’ve designed the Studio 180 floorstanding loudspeakers to form an integral part of any home theater experience. We’ve optimized them for inspired performance while making them magnetically shielded to prevent any interference with video sources.

The JBL Weave design is a perfect convergence of form and function. Whether you need your JBL Studio 180 loudspeakers blend in or stand out, we’ve designed them to look sharp and stylish in any room.

Three-way floorstanding
Wall-Mount Capable
Studio 1 Series
Nominal Impedance
8 ohms
Frequency Response
(-3dB) 45Hz – 22kHz
Power Handling (Peak)
360 watts
Power Handling (Recommended)
90 watts
Crossover Frequencies
800Hz, 3.2kHz, 6dB/octave
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
(2.83V@1m) 89dB
Midrange Transducer
4" (100mm) PolyPlas cone, magnetically shielded
Low-Frequency Transducer
6-1/2" (165mm) PolyPlas cone, magnetically shielded
High-Frequncy Transducer
1" CMMD Lite dome, magnetically shielded, in a Bi-Radial constant directivity waveguide

5 Year Warranty

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

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Studio 180 is rated 4.833333333333333 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Price was Right! Great buy, excellent sound, could only get better by purchasing the next series upward.
Date published: 2015-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performs flawlessly I have had the JBL Studio 180's for about 3 weeks and used them heavly. With the right receiver they sparkle with brilliance.
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from precise bass These were a family Christmas present. I am absolutely delighted with the a world of over amplified sub woofers the studio series offer precise sound as it was recorded.
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better then expected! I wasn't certain these Studio 180's would fill my 15'x26' room with sound, but they turned out better then expected with my small 85w/channel Yamaha amp. Their only flaw is at the low end of bass or lack there of, but the speakers range rating reflected this so it was expected before I decided to purchase. When balanced with my small sub woofer, these things shine! The tweeters wave guide expands the sound perfect to my listening location which is about 4-5' beyond the recommended area. Once in the sweet spot, the sound is simply amazing! As far as appearance, I wasn't too keen seeing them online, but once they were set up in my living room, they look GREAT! If I'da known these things sounded this good, I would have purchased 4 of them at the sale price JBL was offering at the time. I've been a JBL fan since my college days in the 80's, both car and home audio, and they just keep getting better! Thanks JBL!
Date published: 2015-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No disappointment of any kind. Exactly what I wan Shopped speakers for two or three months before making a decision to buy the JBL Studio 180. Got it on sale so that was a bonus. Very well pleased
Date published: 2014-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sounds good so far Bought this direct from manufacturer refurbished. It was shipped rather quickly. Upon receipt there was small chip in the left back corner from one of the speakers (ordered 2). This was not a huge deal. So far they sound great although I don't have a good reference point (was using bookshelf speakers as fronts prior to this).
Date published: 2016-05-06
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How would these compare to Infinity P363? I know the infinity has an additional woofer - which has more of a rich and transparent midrange?

Asked by: Robs
The STUDIO 180 and P363 are great speakers that can handle an awful lot of power, up to 200 watts, and they sound great. My personal opinion is, I like the sound of the STUDIO 180 a bit better. It has a more natural, full-range sound, to my ears.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-09-14

Is this sold by pair?

Asked by: ebospn
No, these are sold individually.
Answered by: ChrisS
Date published: 2016-01-27
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