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Studio 230

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2-way 6.5" Bookshelf Loudspeakers


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Place a new kind of legend on your bookshelf We admit it: we’ve made a loudspeaker that wouldn’t have been possible in another time and place. But so what? We’re in this business to break all the rules of impossible. Meet the new legend in town: the JBL® Studio 230 bookshelf speaker. As part of the new 10-piece JBL Studio 2 loudspeaker series, the Studio 230 was built to speak the languages of both legacy sound and forward-thinking technology. Tested relentlessly in the world’s most advanced sound research lab – our own – as well as pitted against competitors in real world comparative listening studies, we aimed this one for the fences. We constructed a front-firing 6.5” PolyPlas midrange speaker and a rear-firing Slipstream bass port to envelope your senses in tight, powerful bass. Others might have relaxed and called it a day – but that’s not how we do it at JBL. We took further cues from our work designing the world’s most legendary recording studios, and gave our Studio 230 the kind of tech that makes for premium cinema listening: a 1” CMMD® Lite high-frequency driver that ensures low-distortion, and a High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide design that offers pinpoint sound imaging and firm natural balance. Then we topped it off with seductive features like gloss black paneling, soft rounded edges, and your choice of either Black or Espresso woodgrain finish. We combined the power and precision of high-tech audio with the sleek urbanity of “it-factor” design. For those able to hear the truth, we’re confident you’ll hear it –full volume – upon first listen.

What's in the box?

  • Rubber Cushion Pads x 8
  • JBL® Studio 230 2-way 6.5” Bookshelf Loudspeaker x 2
  • Owner’s Manual

We have years of JBL acoustic testing under our belt. With its 6.5” PolyPlas front-firing driver delivering unrivaled midrange accuracy and power, we’ll let a masterpiece speak for itself

The consummation of 67 years of pioneering sound research at our JBL labs, the Studio 230 incorporates bold technologies like a High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide and a 1” CMMD Lite high-frequency driver into its design. Together, these advances let you experience your sound cinematically – in all its precision imaging, detail, natural balance, and full spectrum mastery

The JBL way is to make it look as good as it sounds. And with the Studio 230, we’ve made no exception. With its 21st century elegance – one that incorporates soft-rounded edges, black gloss paneling, and soft-touch paint – we’ve built something to seduce the eye as much as the ear

Type
2-way 6.5" Bookshelf Loudspeaker
Frequency Response
52 Hz – 22 kHz
Sensitivity
88 dB
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
20 – 150W
Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
High-Frequency Transducer
25mm (1") CMMD® Lite high frequency dome
Low-Frequency Transducer
165mm (6.5") PolyPlas low-frequency transducer
Connector Type
Gold-plated binding-post speaker terminals

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Studio 230 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speakers that punch above their weight I have onwed many speakers, chiefly are high end English speakers. English loudspeakers are great for musics, but when you need the punch from a movie or a concert, you definitely need JBLs. Im currently building a 7.2 channel system with all JBL studios. These speakers brings the absolute detail out of any DTS concert I have. I am hearing new details that Ive never heard before. This is an absolute recommended product
Date published: 2016-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These sound fantastic. I shopped for months until I found these and I am glad I did.
Date published: 2016-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Astonishing sound,quality and appearance! I just purchased these JBL Studio 230's to replace my rear surround speakers of 24 yrs. I love & appreciate good quality products & from the very moment you unpack these babies to the moment you connect them to your receiver-" they simply scream QUALITY"! They sound fabulous with pop,rock & awesome with movies! Dialogue & base are "phenomenal"! They are @ rear on stands with height of 23" & rear firing base ports toward walls don't hinder their performance in any way. Highly recommend these, waited approx. (6) mos. for them to go on sale @ $299.99 per pair. They sound as good as they look!
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding speakers These Studio 230 speakers sound outstanding. I am very impressed with their excellent range from a deep full base to a clear and smooth high end. I have the Loft 40's and was satisfied with them until I heard the 230's. The 230's sound fuller and the base stronger. I'm afraid after getting the 230's the 40's are being moved to the back for surround duty. In true to JBL form the 230's deliver the legendary clear and undistorted sound that JBL has been known for for many years. I am very happy I got these speakers and would recommend them to anyone that still values true quality in sound.
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from They bring it !! I was tired of compressed music , computer speakers, sound bars. I listen to too much music to suffer. We I had a great pair of JBL book shelves in college, so 30 years ago..lost in moving around. I went back to the masters of sound. A new local record store had these on sale for $199.00 .. yes for the pair. I've set them up with a Yamaha Aventage receiver which brings 110W a channel ..grateful dead live shows are brought back to life, movies are only lacking a popcorn maker. Get em!!
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent After reading so many reviews I pulled trigger on these,I am just completely floored by the sound these make.
Date published: 2015-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big surprise in small packet I was surprised to listen the quality they produce with Yamaha RX-V675.. I bought it to listen only stereo music which i love. Right now I am listening them no more than -25 db as I live in apartment but I am waiting for time to play them on little bit louder.
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent speakers! We got these speakers to replace some excellent sounding but large 30 year old JBL L150's. We love the sound and wish we would have gotten them years ago!
Date published: 2014-12-15
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I had mind set on the Arena 130 but after reading all the positive reviews on the Studio 230 I’m considering changing my mind. Is there a huge difference in the sound quality between the two?

Asked by: Trap
The ARENA 130 is a great speaker that can handle an awful lot of power, up to 125 watts, and it sounds great. However, there is no arguing that the STUDIO 230 is a higher quality speakers. It can handle up to 150 watts of power and is made of higher quality components (woofer, tweeter, crossover). My personal opinion is, I like the sound of the STUDIO 230 a bit better. It has a more natural, full-range sound, to my ears.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-05-03

What is the speaker dimensions?

Asked by: John1776
Height: 15" (381mm) Width: 9 5/16" (237mm) Depth: 10 7/16" (265mm)
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-05

need amp and volum n control

Asked by: ed az40
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