Built-in 300-watt RMS (500-watt peak) amplifier
A 300-watt RMS (500 watts peak power) amplifier lets you play your Studio 550P 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.
10-inch (250mm) PolyPlas low-frequency transducer
The Studio 550P features a 10-inch (250-millimetre) 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 550P, 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 550P places you in the centre 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.
Adjustable crossover frequency and phase control
A phase switch ensures that the action of the Studio 550 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.
LFE and line-level inputs
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 550P while ensuring noise-free connections to virtually any type of audio/video amplifier.
Metal floor spikes included
Unwanted interaction between the subwoofer and the floor can cause distortion – but the Studio 550P 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.
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Muscular sound from a 10" (250mm) subwoofer with built-in 300W RMS amplifier.
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 theatres have optimized their technologies and materials in the Studio 550P subwoofer to play with just about any home system. This subwoofer incorporates your entire body into an enveloping bass experience. The 550P outputs astonishingly realistic and immersive low-frequency sound via a forward-facing, 10-inch (250-millimetre) transducer mounted inside a rigid yet light PolyPlas™ cast-aluminium 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 550P truly places you at the centre of the experience, right in your living room.
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- Sealed (forward-firing)
- Frequency Response
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Control and Connection Specifications
- Crossover frequency, Volume level, Phase
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Re: SUB 550P Your spec sheet states "Power Consumption (Standby) less than 6W (120V)" Do you have a more specific spec for current usage in Standby mode. 6W would be unacceptably high. best regards.
Saw this for $189 recently. Will it be on sale again when back in stock?
Will the 550 Sub pair with the JBL Charge 4?
Omh and watts
Can I add a wireless transmitter and receiver kit to this sub and send the sound wirelessly from my avr?
If I buy a BT audio adapter for this, any problem connecting to my TV? I currently am using a (wired) soundbar and a BT powered sub. The BT powered sub that came with soundbar is lousy.
Is this model the studio version or a different version. In the description the term studio 550p is used several times but in the title of the item on this page it doesn’t say it’s the studio version
The receiver Pioneer VSX-1131 accept this sub. Thanks (From Brazil!)
Will this work with Yamaha ats 1080 soundbar?
I am looking for a lightweight powered subwoofer either 10 or 12 inch, 31 pounds or less, that I can connect to my Bose S1 Pro speaker. For small home singer-songwriter- guitar performances. Does JBL have one? Thank you!
Is the JBL SUB 550P being sold in the US capable of 220V power input?
Hi, Can I check if this subwoofer can be driven as passive? Also, can i check if this model support 220v? Thanks.
How will you connect this subwoofer to an old school amplifier ( Studio Standard by Fisher CA 800 ) that has no subwoofer out..
I have a batt/ac powered pa speaker 500 RMS w/ RCA,speakon outs & crossover. Can l connect the JBL to the pa for more thump? The pa is 15" woofer w/ 40 oz magnetic. Thx in Advance
Can this sub connect to party box 300 or even the 200? Thx !!
What is the dB rating
I have four(4) of JBL Arena170 speakers and Harman Kardon HK3770 receiver Will this sub woofer work with my system?
Does this have a universal voltage rating like Klipsch (100-240V)? The input AC spec has US and EU separated out. There are two SKUs?
is this subwoofer refurbished
Will this work in a car?
My 550p sub doesn’t seem to go onto stand by mode even after turning off my amplifier for a long time. It produces very light humming sound. So I have to turn power off on my sub every time when finish playing. Any suggestions?
This is a great sale price for a powered subwoofer. I dj wedding receptions, usually small ones, as a hobby and typically use a huge 18" passive sub. Could this give enough thump as a replacement? I wouldn't need a bass amp anymore too!
What is the db rating ?
My 550P goes into standbye after about 7 minutes of no audio signal. The manual states that it should be after 20 minutes. Can anyone weigh in? Does your sub go into standby under 10 minutes? Preferable those of you who recently purchased the sub.
Does any one know if this will work with the P2 driverack connected to jbl and crown amp 4040
Is this sub also a studio sub? I could not see the back of it.....XLR's in and out............thanks
Looking at the JBL 5.1 wireless system, comes with a 10" Sub. That Sub is Maybe 100W RMS? How does this Sub compares to that one? I assume it is way more power. Is is there a wireless adapter for the 550P so I can use that sub instead?
I saw that the specification of this product says 120V, 60Hz (US); 220V-230V, 50Hz/60Hz (EU). Then is it something you can use in 220V environment in Korea?
Can I buy an EU variation of 220V Power input ?
I'm trying to confirm the dimensions of this unit as I have a tight space I'm trying to fit this into. The unit looks taller than it is wide but the dimensions listed say otherwise.
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