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Studio 290


3-way Dual 8” Floorstanding Loudspeaker

$599.95599.95 each
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Clear the floor andlet the sound through You knew it was coming. You can’t expect JBL engineers to rest when it comes to redefining home theater sound. Introducing our new JBL® Studio 290 dual 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker – a towering piece of sound-craft that goes far and beyond what otherscould only imagine. A signature part of our new 10-piece JBL Studio 2 loudspeaker series, the Studio 290 has been 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. The results are in: the Studio 290 takes the crown for legacy and technology. Its dual 8” PolyPlas drivers deliver twice the potency and precision of signature JBL sound. A rear-firing Slipstream bass port envelops your senses in tight, accurate bass. But these are just for starters: we’re aiming for the record books. Taking cues from our own work in developing some of the world’s most legendary recording studios, we’ve given the Studio 290 the kind of home audio experience that’s normally reserved for premium movie theaters. We’ve added improvements like a 1” CMMD® Lite high-frequency driver to ensure low-distortion, and a High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide design that offers pinpoint sound imaging and firm natural balance. We’ve shored up the Studio 290’s interior with edge-to-edge bracing so that there’s minimal cabinet flexing and bass distortion. Finally, we’ve introduced seductive 21st century features like gloss black paneling, soft rounded edges, and your choice of either Black or Espresso woodgrain finish. For those able to see and hear the truth, we’re confident you’ll know it – full volume – when you see and hear the Studio 290.

What's in the box?

  • Carpet Spikes x 4
  • JBL® Studio 290 3-way Dual 8" Floorstanding Loudspeaker
  • Owner’s Manual

The results are in from lab and listeners alike: decades of JBL acoustic research and development have made their pronounced impact. With its twin 8” PolyPlas drivers delivering twice the unrivaled accuracy and realism of JBL sound, we’ll let a masterpiece – and the truth – speak for themselves.

The apex of 67 years of pioneering sound research at our JBL labs, the Studio 290 incorporates groundbreaking innovations like a High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide design and a 1” CMMD® Lite high-frequency driver into its framework. Together, these advances let you experience your sound purely and cinematically, with all the imaging, high-frequency detail, natural balance, and full spectrum sound of advanced home theater.

The JBL way is to make it look as good as it sounds. And with the Studio 290, we’ve made no exception. With 21st century elegance that incorporates soft-rounded edges, black gloss paneling, and soft-touch paint, we’ve built something that seduces the eye as much as it commands the ear.

3-way Dual 8" Floorstanding Loudspeaker
Frequency Response
38 Hz – 22 kHz
Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
91 dB
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
20 - 225W
Low-Frequency Transducer
Dual 200mm (8") PolyPlas low-frequency transducers
Midrange Transducer
Single 100mm (4") PolyPlas midrange transducer
High-Frequency Transducer
25mm (1") CMMD® Lite high frequency dome
Connector Type
Dual gold-plated binding-post speaker terminals with bi-wire capability

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Studio 290 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound I bought a pair of JBL Studio 290 floor standing speaker and a JBL Arena Sub 100P and my Acom audio system now sounds great!!!
Date published: 2016-09-09
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Hi. I have HK3770 and want to buy JBL Studio 290. Would IT have enough power to to play clear and loud. Thank you

Asked by: Adam C
The STUDIO 290 speaker can handle up to 225 watts. This means that any receiver with a power output of 225 watts per channel or less will work fine with these speakers. With that said, the STUDIO 290 can handle the power rating of your HK3770 which has a power output of 120 watts per channel.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-09-23

Is the Studio 290 a better alternative than a Studio L880? Which Harman Kardon AVR is recommended for two Studio 290? Thanks for your answers

Asked by: Carlos Mesa
The main difference between the two is the STUDIO 290 speaker can handle up to 225 watts while the STUDIO L880 can handle up to 200 watts. This means that any receiver with a power output of 225 watts per channel or less will work fine with these speakers. With that said, STUDIO L880 has a lesser wattage handling than the STUDIO 290, making the STUDIO 290 a more logical choice.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-09-19

Hi JBL friends! I wanted to now the main difference between the 290 studio speakers and the JBL L890 4-Way Dual 8" Floorstanding Loudspeaker - Each Model: L890BLK UPC: 050036909655 , I have the 890 and want to get another pair, which would be better?

Asked by: Nicosanin
The main difference between the two is the STUDIO 290 speaker can handle up to 225 watts while the STUDIO L890 can handle up to 250 watts per channel. This means that any receiver with a power output of 250 watts per channel or less will work fine with these speakers. Since the STUDIO L890 is discontinued, the STUDIO 290 is a perfect choice as long as your receiver outputs 250 watts per channel or less.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-07

can you tell me the actual dimensions of these cabinets? thank you!

Asked by: Artman2112
As shown on the above Spec Sheet, the STUDIO 290 has a dimension of (H x W x D): 1197mm x 273mm x 330mm.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-01

freq range is 38hz-22khz is this +-3db or more ? sensitivity is 91 db is it 2,83v/1m or 1w/1m and is it free space or half space ? I definitely need accurate values to check that they are capable of 40hz @ 110db @ 1m with how much required power ?

Asked by: Jef2628
Here is a detailed specification outline of the speaker: Nominal Impedance 8 ohms Max Amp Power 225 watts* Frequency Response 38Hz - 22kHz (-6dB) Sensitivity 91dB (2.83V@1m) Crossover Frequency 550Hz / 3.8kHz
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-25

I have a Marantz NR1605 receiver that has a power output of 50W (0.08% @ 8 Ohm), 70W (0.7% @ 6 Ohm) per channel. Would this be enough for the Studio 290 as front speakers? Thank you.

Asked by: rsscp1
As shown above on the Specs, the STUDIO 290 speaker can handle up to 225 watts. This means that any receiver with a power output of 290 watts per channel or less will work fine with these speakers. So yes, this speaker will be able to handle the power of your receiver without any issue.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-23

The specs mention Bi-Wire Capabilities. Can the speakers be setup in a Bi-Amp configuration? I have read about Bi-Wiring and it looks does not really make any audible difference, nor any additional control apart from maybe varying the ohms to the amp....

Asked by: Snoopy
Bi-wiring is a bit controversial. Many say that in order to bi-wire all you have to do is run two sets of wires from the amp to the speaker. They say that by doing this, only certain frequencies run down each cable, improving the sound. Others say this accomplishes nothing. They say that bi-wiring means that you use two amplifiers, one for highs and one for lows, using the speakers built-in passive crossover to determine what frequencies go where. And being that the amplifiers only see a load at certain frequencies, the amplifiers really only work hard on those frequencies, making each amp more efficient while increasing the overall power being that you are now using 2 amplifiers. Bi-amping would be the sort of thing where an active crossover was used before the amplifiers, and the speakers receive the already frequency-filtered information from the amp. These days, in home audio, the first is considered bi-wiring, and the second is considered bi-amping. The third is virtually never used. These speakers are capable of doing the first or second option, regardless of what you call it. Just be sure to remove the shorting straps on the back of the speaker when you do this.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-05-06

In a 5.1 setup, I have the Studio 290's for my fronts, the 235C for center and the 230' for the rears. I have been having a hard time deciding where to set the individual crossovers for all them. I know rooms vary, but, any recommendation? Thanks

Asked by: PSAV1500
This is a tough one. There are several schools of thought on this. Many feel that you should set each speaker at whatever the natural roll-off of each speaker is. So, for example, the STUDIO 290 rolls off at 38Hz, so you would set your crossover at 40Hz to let the sub take over where the speaker leaves off. Others, myself included, feel that there is no reason to make the receiver amplifier or the speaker work so hard to reproduce the really low frequencies, not if you have a sub there to take over and do all of that extra work. So, with this thinking, you would set each speaker to 80Hz (a great starting point), as long as their natural roll-off is lower than 80Hz. If you happen to have a speaker that rolls off at 100Hz, then set that one for 100Hz, and so on.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-01
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