Studio 530


Professional-quality 125-watt Bookshelf Speakers

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Professional technology in a bookshelf loudspeaker.

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.

Item# STUDIO 530BK

General Specifications

Finish Black
Type Two-way bookshelf

Audio Specifications

Nominal Impedance 6 ohms
Frequency Response (-6dB) 45Hz-40kHz
Sensitivity (2.83V@1m) 86dB
Crossover Frequencies 1.5kHz

Speaker Specifications

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


Depth (in) 8-3/4
Weight (lb) 17
Width ( in) 8-7/16
Depth (mm) 222
Height (in) 18-3/8
Width (mm) 214
Height (mm) 467
Weight (kg) 7.7

Control and Connection Specifications

Connector Type Dual gold-plated binding posts (bi-wire capable)
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  • 2 Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeakers
  • 2 horn covers
  • 2 port tube inserts
  • 2 cards with adhesive rubber feet
  • Owner’s manual

5 Year Warranty

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Studio 530 is rated 4.733333333333333 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Some of the greatest sounding audio I have ever heard.
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great speaker for a good (low)price I have 4 pieces studio 530 with the center 520c I have them sit on my Rotel rsp1572 and rmb1555 and they sound great before I had expensive bw speakers cm s2 monitor series but the JBL 530 sound calmer and more open and better spread the sound comes well more from the speaker , I mean that the price is not always what it says about the quality of the speaker is just a pity that they are sold in the Netherlands no longer I myself would like to have the studio 570 as front speaker. I had to buy my studio 530 in Germany. jbl I want studio570 as a front speaker where I can buy them in Europe
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprised I happened to have Chartwell LS3/5A 15 Ohm and ESS Amt1a at the same time to perform a comparison of masterpieces. And I decided to keep STUDIO 530. LS3/5A kept me from getting another pair of speakers to replace them. Amt1a just happened to enter my place at the same time when I got STUDIO 530. The legendary LS3/5A still has a bit sweeter sound and I considered that an overkill, beautifully inaccurate. Amt1a sounds very much like LS3/5A with stronger bass. But when it comes STUDIO 530, the clearer and more accurate sound outperforms both ancient masterpieces. Amt1a still have more filled field. Sorry for my poor English. I hope you understand. But they cannot locate instruments like 530. 530's bass is as good as Amt1a. All my friends who are in this field did not believe JBL can do this good job. Iam very happy with them. I hope they last as long as my other two pairs.
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakers They sound excellent for their size and cost. Love them!
Date published: 2016-05-01
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
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Hi, it's possible make it work the Studio 530 like stereo set with a yamaha receiver RX-v373 5.1? Thanks.

Asked by: Ethanz
If you are looking to set-up a 5.1 system, you can use the STUDIO 530 as part of that 5.1 system but if you are only looking to set-up a stereo system, then you can use just a pair of STUDIO 530's as your stereo speakers.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-10-12

What is the actual length and width of these ? Thanks

Asked by: Century100
Here are the actual dimensions of the speaker: Dimensions (H x W x D): 18-3/8" x 8-7/16" x 8-3/4" (467mm x 214mm x 222mm)
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-15

Hey guys, are these good for nearfield listening? I need something that will still image well, and produce it's intended frequency range within the confines of a small studio setting (desktop). I will only be about 3 ft from them. Please advise, thanks!

Asked by: Xyrium
Yes, the STUDIO 530 speakers are perfect for a near field situation. Being that you will be 3 feet from them, the speakers should be 3 feet apart for proper stereo imaging.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-08

I have a Marantz PM6005 amplifier and want to get these speakers. Will I have enough power for these speakers?

Asked by: Reefman
The speakers can handle up to 125W RMS so if you would like to have loud audio without risking blowing the speakers, i highly suggest that you use an amp which has at least 100-110 W RMS output. The amp that you mentioned has an output of 40W/60W(8ohms/4ohms) so it would be a little under powered for the speakers.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-10

Are there going to be more cherry colored studio 530 in Stock ever?

Asked by: Reefman
Unfortunately, we will not be getting any more of these speakers in, in the cherry finish. They are now only available in Black.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-06

Where is the cherry finish?

Asked by: hungryoyster
Unfortunately we will not be getting any more of these speakers in, in the cherry finish. They are now only available in Black.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-10

Hello, I just purchased the studio 530...1) what sub woofer do you recommend i pair it with? 2) is the Yamaha AS701 good pair for amplifier? Please let me know!

Asked by: tc89
Your Yamaha receiver can put out up to 100 watts of RMS power per channel while these speakers can handle up to 125 watts. The STUDIO 530 speakers will be able to handle the power of your receiver without any issue.  On the other hand, the general rule when selecting a sub is to make sure it has at least twice the per channel wattage rating of the receiver. The STUDIO SUB 250P which has 200 watts of RMS power handling is a perfect choice. That being said, if you're looking for a home theater system to match your Yamaha receiver, here are the general rules to picking out speakers for your system. 1. Make sure the receiver can handle the impedance/ohms of the speakers. Typical impedance and 8 ohms is almost never a problem. 2. Make sure that the speakers you choose can handle the power rating of your receiver. If you have a 100 watt per channel receiver, be sure the speakers you choose have a wattage rating of 100 watts or higher. 3. Stick with the same series of speaker, so that all of the speakers have the same sonic tonal quality, giving you a seamless transition when sound travels from one speaker to another. For example, if you select the STUDIO 580 floor standing speakers for your front speakers, be sure to select the STUDIO series center and bookshelf speakers for your rears.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-05-20

I need good speakers I can mount horizontally from the ceiling for Auro 3D so can someone tell me if they are bottom heavy or top heavy or equal balanced in middle

Asked by: scarupsides
These speakers are fairly evenly balanced. The woofer side might be a tad heavier, but likely not enough to really matter, if using proper ceiling mounting hardware.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-25
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