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SUB 560P


400W, 12-inch powered subwoofer

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Bass is the foundation of great sound. You don’t just hear it in your ears; you also feel it from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet. JBL® subwoofers are built to maximize such a feeling as well as enhance your entire experience of sound. The same JBL sound engineers who designed the playback systems for many of the world’s top concert venues, recording studios and THX®-equipped movie theaters have optimized their technologies and materials in the Studio 560P subwoofer to play with just about any home system. This subwoofer incorporates your entire body into an enveloping bass experience. The 560P outputs astonishingly realistic and immersive low-frequency sound via a forward-facing, 12-inch transducer mounted inside a rigid yet light PolyPlas™ cast-aluminum cone frame. This is the kind of powerful, low-distortion bass that you can feel from skin to ear to chest cavity, and one that practically transports you to the very environment that you are hearing. The Studio 560P truly places you at the center of the experience, right in your living room.

What's in the box?

  • 1 Studio 560P subwoofer
  • 1 15-foot (4.6-meter) RCA cable
  • 1 6-foot (2-meter) power cord
  • 4 metal floor spikes
  • Owner’s manual

A 400-watt RMS (500 watts peak power) amplifier lets you play your Studio 560P subwoofer at body-quaking levels without any room-vibrating reverb or excessive heat output. A built-in limiter extends this ability by preventing distortion that can arise out of sudden peaks, taking the audio from merely impressive to completely immersive.

The Studio 560P features a 12-inch cone made from lightweight yet rigid PolyPlas cone material. For the listener, this structure means powerful heart-thumping bass with such low distortion that individual sounds remain both accurate and articulate, even at sustained low frequencies. This is the kind of bass that takes surround sound from simply a listening experience to a seemingly tangible, robust environment.

Power and accuracy normally do not go hand in hand. The Studio 560P, however, is by no means a mere normal subwoofer. It features a sealed enclosure that acts to control the woofer cone’s motion, thus providing consistent, reliable sound that remains smooth and rich even at the deepest of frequencies.

The Studio 560P places you in the center of the action by sending the action straight at you via a powerful, forward-firing cone. Sound travels directly to your ears without reverberating off the walls or bending around the furniture. This is bass in its most potent form, from a subwoofer versatile enough to be placed in the middle of the room or against a wall.

A phase switch ensures that the action of the Studio 560 subwoofer’s transducer moves in sync with your main speakers. As a result, the subwoofer’s low frequencies blend seamlessly with the sound coming from the main speakers, regardless of where you place the subwoofer in a room. Furthermore, an adjustable crossover-frequency control lets you optimize the subwoofer for a variety of main/satellite speaker choices.

A choice of LFE and line-level inputs lets you either use or bypass the subwoofer’s internal crossover circuits for bass-boosting versatility. This option provides greater flexibility in how you use the Studio 560P while ensuring noise-free connections to virtually any type of audio/video amplifier.

Unwanted interaction between the subwoofer and the floor can cause distortion – but the Studio 560P includes an array of metal spikes to reduce distortion. The use of such spikes also creates clean sound by placing a cushion of air between the speaker and anything that could potentially disturb its pristine low-frequency waves.

Power Consumption (Full Power/Idle)
700W - 7.2A
Amplifier Power (Peak)
Power Requirement
120V, 60Hz (US); 220V – 230V, 50Hz/60Hz
Amplifier Power (RMS)
Power Consumption (Standby)
less than .55W
Enclosure Type
Sealed (forward-firing)
Frequency Response
22Hz – 150Hz
19-17/32" (496mm)
15-21/32" (398mm)
2-29/32" (74mm)
63 lb (29kg)
Audio Controls
Volume level, crossover frequency, phase

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SUB 560P is rated 4.166666666666667 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound's great I bought it a while ago. But just wired it up. Absolutely love it
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought 2 For Stereo System I'm running 2 560's in my stereo set up, sound fantastic!
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich bass sound Sound really good little heavy box modern look and better sound
Date published: 2016-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accurate bass I am using it for my dedicated home theatre room, easy to place and gives pretty much uniform sound, I tuned with the movie tune up disc. Goes low enough for all movies and music. Blends will with existing speakers. Not too heavy.. just half way point is good enough for room around 2000 cu. ft. Technology wise not much controls, but easy enough for normal use.
Date published: 2016-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice design, excellent sound A quality piece of goods. Added to my system making it complete with it's deep penetrating voice.
Date published: 2015-12-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from didnt work Try it in 3 different amp and it didnt work. Now i have to send it back. A headache. Very disapointed.
Date published: 2016-04-08
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Can I use a 550p and a 560p at the same time in a 5.2 system? I own a 560 and a friend is selling his 550. I would rather have two of the same; but how bad would it be to combine a 10" and a 12"

Asked by: Rizzo
Although the 550p and 560p are timbre matched to the Studio 500 floorstanders, I would not recommend combining the two at the front of the room. The larger sub would always overpower the smaller sub, even when volume matched. Even if you turned out the lights, the larger sub would always sound bigger and draw your attention to it. What you might want to try is place the 560p at one of the front corners of the room and the 550p at the opposite rear corner - diametrically opposed - but the 550p closer to the listening position. Run room EQ. If you want to tweak it, turn the volume on the 560p to say 4 and the 550p to 5-6. Run room equalization with bass correction. Now, go back and turn the 560p up slightly and the 550p down so you hear the 560p more than the 550p. The idea is prominent front bass but solid rear bass. Good luck!
Answered by: Hipwrddude
Date published: 2016-09-13

I live in Chile. In my country we use 220 V/ 50 Hz. How i can to buy one sub with this power requeriment?

Asked by: Luisespi
The subwoofers sold in this US site are US models, so they are 110 volt versions. A step down transformer can be used, however, I would recommend getting a subwoofer from your local store for warranty reasons.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-05-23
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