Studio 235C



Dual 6.5” PolyPlas drivers deliver unrivaled accuracy, subtlety, and realism

From whatever angle you hear it, the Studio 235C shines as a dynamic, accurate center channel loudspeaker. Decades of JBL acoustic research and development have let us develop a loudspeaker with twin 6.5” PolyPlas drivers able to dish out double the power, nuance, and lifelike realism of JBL sound to any given area of a listening space.


1” CMMD® Lite high-frequency driver and High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide bring cinema-grade imaging and natural balance to your listening experience

The apex of 67 years of pioneering sound research at our JBL labs, the Studio 235C 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 precision imaging, high-frequency detail, natural balance, and full spectrum mastery of advanced home theater.


Visually striking 21st century design features that can’t fail to seduce

The house rule at JBL is to make it look as good as it sounds. And with the Studio 235C, 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.

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Hear each word from wherever you’re sitting

Unmatched cinematic sound from any angle Home theater should never be anything but riveting. That goes for everyone listening to a movie, TV show, or console game – even if they’re seated way off to one side. That’s why we developed the JBL® Studio 235C dual 2.5-way center channel loudspeaker. Part of the new 10-piece JBL Studio 2 loudspeaker series, the Studio 235C was built to bring depth and cinematic nuance to everything you hear on screen. Tested relentlessly in the world’s most advanced sound research lab – our own – and pitted against competitors in real world comparative listening studies, the Studio 235C wins the crown for accuracy – and then some. Its dual 6.5” PolyPlas midrange drivers accentuate the power of every word and whisper. Its rear-firing Slipstream bass port heightens your senses and deepens your appreciation with tight, accurate bass. And that’s all for starters. Taking cues from our work developing some of the world’s most legendary recording studios, we’ve given the Studio 235C the same kind of kinetic intensity you’d hear at the movies. A 1” CMMD® Lite high-frequency driver ensures low-distortion. Meanwhile, a High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide design offers pinpoint sound imaging and firm natural balance – whatever angle you’re listening at. To top it all off, we’ve decked out our loudspeaker with 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 235C.

General Specifications

Dual 2.5-way 6.5" Center Channel Loudspeaker

Audio Specifications

91 dB
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
20 – 150W
Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
Frequency Response
55 Hz – 22 kHz


Height (mm)
Depth (in)
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Depth (mm)
Weight (kg)
Width ( in)
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Control and Connection Specifications

Connector Type
Gold-plated binding-post speaker terminals

What's in The Box?

  • Rubber Cushion Pads x 4
  • JBL®Studio 235C Dual 2.5-way 6.5" Center Channel Loudspeaker
  • Owner’s Manual

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Product Q&A

Can this be a bluetooth hookup or is there a way to get this connected to your phone for parties?

Asked by: Iawilsh8
Studio 235C does not have a Bluetooth feature or capability to connect wirelessly as this will have to plug in using a speaker wire directly to the receiver.
Answered by: Gian at Customer Service
Date published: 2021-06-06

What jbl center speaker you will recommend for jbl studio 590 speakers?

Asked by: vettefrs
You can use the JBL STUDIO 235C together with the STUDIO 590 speakers, as long as the receiver you're going to connect it to supports 8 ohms as well. But it would be best to have the STUDIO 520C as the center speaker since it belongs to the same series as the STUDIO 590 and has the same 6 ohms rating for impedance.
Answered by: Rhae
Date published: 2021-06-06

being as big as it is. its kinda hard to not have it placed all the way back to a wall. how far away from the ports should it be? larry

Asked by: mafosa
From the wall, You can give it a 4-5" space for the wires to go through. this should be enough space for your hands if there's some fine adjustments needed with the wires.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2021-06-06

Is the JBL Studio 235C a good match with the in ceiling JBL Sp8cii speakers? Thanks

Asked by: SpeakerHead
Yes, you can pair the STUDIO 235C with JBL SP8CII speakers. When matching speakers with center channel speakers, we consider several factors such as the tweeter material (e.g. Titanium, CMMD, etc.), series and brand, respectively. Although the 235C tweeter uses CMMD, while the SP8CII uses titanium-laminate. Both speakers are the same brand and have a 1" dome shaped tweeter, they will be match fine.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2021-06-06

My main fronts are JBL Northridge Series ND310ii. How well will the Studio 235C work as a center with these??

Asked by: gord
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: V Jay
Date published: 2021-06-06

Can this center channel speaker be used on its side?

Asked by: Watevr
Since the STUDIO 235C is on a MTM (mid-tweeter-mid) set-up, you can try to place it vertically or on its side, but please know that this speaker is designed to be installed horizontally, intended to be provide the best sound quality on such.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2021-06-06

Is the Studio 235C a good match to be paired with the Studio 2 8IW speakers for Media room/theater room set up?

Asked by: Frankie1
STUDIO 235 and STUDIO 2 8IW are both part of the JBL Studio 2 series loudspeakers. Considering both speakers have similar tweeter design and are part of the same series, they will be a good match
Answered by: Jay at Customer Service
Date published: 2021-06-06

Is the studio 235c a good match for the L5 towers?

Asked by: Rick235
While the 235C will work nicely with your L5, it will not be a good sonic match. If you are looking for the best sonic match, the STUDIO 520C is the way to go.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2021-06-06
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