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2-way 6.5” Bookshelf Loudspeakers

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Sonic dynasty fused with high-tech destiny

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.

Item# STUDIO230BK

General Specifications

Type 2-way 6.5" Bookshelf Loudspeaker

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response 52 Hz – 22 kHz
Sensitivity 88 dB
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power 20 – 150W
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms

Speaker Specifications

High-Frequency Transducer 25mm (1") CMMD® Lite high frequency dome
Low-Frequency Transducer 165mm (6.5") PolyPlas low-frequency transducer

Dimensions

Depth (mm) 265
Depth (in) 10-7/16
Width (mm) 237
Weight (kg) 7.9
Width ( in) 9-5/16
Weight (lb) 17.5
Height (in) 15
Height (mm) 381

Control and Connection Specifications

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
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I have studio 190 speakers. Can i use studio 230 and 235c with studio 190 speakers. Thanks.

Asked by: Serkanonde
100%. I have the Studio 190/180/130 speakers and recently "upgraded" if you will, to the 235c. It bends in perfectly with the other speakers in terms of sound and looks. In fact with the grill off it looks like it could be part of the 190 series. I am very, very happy with the 235c.
Answered by: Anthony Stark
Date published: 2017-01-13

Will this speaker be safe to use with a onkyo tx 8020 if I wire it in parallel changing it to 4 ohms? Receiver is 50 watts per channel at 8 ohms and 160 watts per channel at 4 ohms.

Asked by: Jaw63
If you are pertaining to wiring two STUDIO 230s together, yes, this will work. The STUDIO 230 is an 8-ohm speaker that can safely handle up to 150 watts. Wiring them as parallel will present your amplifier a 4-ohm load which it can handle.
Answered by: Memen at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-01-03

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

Hi guys I have a Yamaha 5.1 channel Av reciever and I bought a fair of JBL studio 230 loud speakers just recently .and Im planning to get a sub woofer soon but im not sure what is the right one. do you think studio Sub 250 P is compatible ?

Asked by: Princess Charly 143
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