Item# STUDIO 530BK

Studio 530


125-watt, 5-1/4" bookshelf loudspeakers

$599.95 per pair
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Expected delivery time Fri Apr 29 2016.


The JBL® Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker brings professional-quality sound to the home experience. The Studio 530 takes the technology that JBL engineers developed for pro-audio loudspeakers and uses it to deliver accurate and powerful sound to your living room. And it’s versatile: the Studio 530 can replay a left-channel signal, a right-channel signal or surround-sound channels. The Studio 530 features a 1-inch (25-millimeter) tweeter mounted on a glass-filled Bi-Radial® horn – the technology that JBL concert-sound systems use – to deliver concise, sustained high frequencies. A 5-1/4-inch (130-millimeter) PolyPlas™ cone with a Symmetrical Field Geometry™ (SFG) magnet assembly handles low frequencies.

What's in the box?

  • 2 Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeakers
  • 2 horn covers
  • 2 port tube inserts
  • 2 cards with adhesive rubber feet
  • Owner’s manual

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JBL engineers have designed the Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker to deliver robust sound from a compatible AVR (audio/video receiver) or 25- to 125-watt power amplifier, whether you are using it as a stand-alone unit or as part of a surround-sound system.

Powerful bass affects more than just your ears. It resonates through your entire body, creating a soundscape that you can feel as well as hear. The JBL Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker delivers accurate low-frequency sounds from a 4-inch (100-millimeter) ribbed PolyPlas woofer. The ribs improve strength, while reducing distortion. The result is rich, articulate bass.

Thanks to a heavy-duty Symmetrical Field Geometry (SFG) magnet assembly, the Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker’s low-frequency woofer delivers highly focused bass. The result is pristine, articulate sound.

The JBL Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker’s high-frequency compression driver lowers distortion and provides a wider dynamic range than is possible from conventional high-frequency and midrange drivers. The tweeter comprises a one-piece Teonex® diaphragm/surround assembly fitted with a 1-inch (25-millimeter) voice coil that can deliver enhanced vocal articulation.

Horn-shaped loudspeaker designs optimize high-frequency output by directing the sound to the listener with pinpoint accuracy, thereby eliminating reverberations, sound reflections off walls, and other artifacts. The Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker features a glass-filled ABS Bi-Radial high-frequency horn that delivers professional-level sound to your home.

The Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker’s low-loss, two-way crossover network ensures a clean transition for sound coming from individual low- and high-frequency drivers, thereby reducing distortion while improving clarity.

The Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker will work with multiple power amplifiers or connection setups – or both – for single-wire or bi-wire operation. The result is enhanced versatility in the way you can use the Studio 530 speaker.

The Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker’s cabinet is built with the same attention-to-sound-perfection as every other component. Rigid, heavily braced materials prevent unwanted resonance, while non-parallel surfaces eliminate sound interference.

The same attention to detail that went into the Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker’s technical design was paid to creating a powerful, sophisticated look that will fit within even the most discerning householder’s décor. The Studio 530 is available in a black or cherry finish.

Two-way bookshelf
Nominal Impedance
6 ohms
Frequency Response
(-6dB) 45Hz-40kHz
(2.83V@1m) 86dB
Crossover Frequencies
Low-Frequency Transducer
5-1/4" (130mm) PolyPlas cone with Symmetrical Field Geometry magnet structure, cast frame and rubber surround, magnetically shielded
High-Frequncy Transducer
1" (25mm) compression driver with neodyminium magnet and one-piece Teonex diaphragm on a glass-filled ABS Bi-Radial horn, magnetically shielded
Connector Type
Dual gold-plated binding posts (bi-wire capable)

5 Year Warranty

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Studio 530 is rated 4.6364 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound I bought these speakers a few months ago and they are fantastic! They are a great place to start building your audio setup and I have been sold on the studio 5 speakers simply because of the quality of sound coming from these speakers.
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly good bass for a small speaker! I love this speaker. You can turn it up loud and your ear doesn't get irritated.
Date published: 2015-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First Great Sounding small speakers These are the best I have heard. Highs are not harsh, with a good amp there is detail, smooth extended highs, even though it is a 5" woofer there is "punch" in the bottom. I have been in pro audio for over 30 years and JBL at one point took a few hits with the reputation of "harsh mid and highs" this is not the case with the 530's as they are great in every respect.
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best speakers I've ever owned! I just received these last Wednesday, and they are taking up all of my free time. I simply cannot quit listening to them. I've been interested in the Studio 5 Series since I first saw pictures online, I'm guessing around 2 years ago or so, but never dug deep enough into them to really learn that much about them until recently. JBL didn't seem to have effective marketing for these and it's a shame because they are trule excellent speakers. I've owned close to 20 pairs of speaker, and most have come and gone. I was always searching for that accurate high end sound, but didn't really want to spend several thousands of dollars to get there. At last, I didn't need to...these are it. The midrange clarity is beyond anything I've heard in my own house, and the bi-radial horn and compression driver is spot on. Never shrill, but always extremely detailed, and the imaging is so focused, I'm guessing because of the bi-radial horn, and it's limited side wall reflections that most all convention designs with dome tweeters suffer from. Bass response is respectable especially being just a 5.25". The speakers overall tonal balance is nearly perfect. Although this speaker is larger in person than it seems in pictures, and also even better looking, it's still not a large speaker, but the sense of scale to music is so much larger than their size would suggest, very big and life like. I've found some degree of fault with every speaker I've ever owned, and I have to say, so far, I find none with the Studio 530, and they easily fill my 13x19 foot listening space. I do however also use 3 subwoofers, but I have for years, not for pounding bass, but the reponse in the room is much smoother and the response much more even throughout the room. It's not because the 530's are deficient in the bass. The ONLY downside, is I really wanted a set in the cherry finish, but couldn't find any. These speakers already have a somewhat vintage look to them, but the cherry finish even more so, and would have looked a bit better in my mid-century themed listening area. Oh well, the black still looks quite nice too. I cannot recommend these enough, even if your budget is 3 times the asking price, you owe yourself at least a listen, and who knows, you may even end up saving money, these really are that good. The best consumer priced line JBL has done since at least the later 90's L series, and these may even be better than those. I do know these are quite a bit better than my JBL L80T's. Yes, the JBL name has been watered down over the years with many of their lower cost, big box store type speakers, but these are something entirely different. JBL is BACK!
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing just incredible sound I got these guys with a harman avr1700 it is incredible how rich and clear these speakers are so many details in songs i haven't played them loud but even at low sound it is amazing the quality from these speakers, bass and treble combination are perfect they never tire you out...if you love an enjoy music get a pair you wont regret it...
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Rear Speakers Exceptional performance and build quality.Bought these along with the great Studio 580,Studio Sub, and Center to complete a 5.1 setup.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing speakers.... Replaced my pioneer fs52 Andrew Jones tower speakers with a pair of these and the sound is night and day. These things have full, rich and very detailed sound which was something my pioneers were lacking. They are very suprising despite being only 1 5.25" driver and the bass is very nice, although im using a SVS PB-1000 anyways....highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Horns give Life to any kind of music Hi, I just installed a pair of Studio 530 and I am browsing my iTunes library for 7 hours now ! Rock, solo violin, choirs, acoustic guitar, opera singers, everything is a joy to listen to ! Long ago I had a pair oF JBL L15, then modest Mission 731i; but these 530 are amazing. For one year, I have been listening music in my office with a pair of Adam AX7 with a Dynaudio BM14s sub, but the 530 are much faster than the ART ribbon; transients are absolutely amazing and gives a huge sense of realism. In order to extend basses, I added a BM14s sub, and then I get a huge and wide scene. I played "das Lied von der Erde" of Malher and I was surprised, when the singer raises his voice at the end of his breath, to litteraly hear the tension of his neck´s muscles. Rite of spring oF Stravinsky becomes organic with the 530. For jazz, you are sitting in the Club. Bob Florence' serendipity results in a huge stage, horns are blowing. The piano of Nathalie Loriers is authoritative as it must be. In classic, Vengerov's violin is very realistic, Harpsichord (Leonhardt) is outstanding. And all voices are so detailed, the specificities of each are respected (Bobby Mc Ferrin, Franck Zappa, Joni Mitchell, Marisa Monte). Dynaudio BM14s is sufficiently fast and tight to smoothly blend with the 530. The 3 double-bass tune "Splanky" of Christian Mc Bride is a delight and each of the 3 bassists is clearly located and fully heard during his solo. These 530 are a bargain, and their horns are unbelievably giving life to digital music. To find these horns on such relatively cheap speakers is a Luck of one's life. Compare with similar price Klipsch and you will admit that JBLs are infinitely superior.
Date published: 2013-09-10
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