SUB 550P
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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.


Sealed enclosure

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.


Forward-firing transducer

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.

General Specifications

Enclosure Type
Sealed (forward-firing)

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response


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Control and Connection Specifications

Crossover frequency, Volume level, Phase

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Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality & Value I bought a pair of these to round out my Studio 5 series 5-channel a/v system. I got a great price as they were "factory refurbished". The only blemish was that one unit seemed to have had something spilled on its grille. It cleaned off quite easily, though, so now both look perfect, and so far they seem to be functioning perfectly. They're not super-subs by any means (not at this size and price) but they do a great job and sound tight and clean, taking a load off my receiver. They look real good, especially with my Studio 590's, 530's and 520C. So far I am completely thrilled with them. They were well-packed and shipping was super speedy, too.
Date published: 2020-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear and unobtrusive I've been using this sub for several months now and I have really enjoyed it. It is a forward firing sub, which means it isn't just a port pointing into the room, but the whole woofer, which removes some of the tones and 'wooshing.' Frankly, paired with some really wide range towers (like the studio 590s) you might not even notice it is there.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT ADDITION TO MY SOUND BAR I purchased this sub to add to my Yamaha YAS-106 sound bar. Had enjoyed the sound bar but was looking for a fuller sound and some effects on movies. I am very pleased with the addition of the JBL sub to my sound bar. It filled out the sound and added the bottom that I was looking for. Simple set up....just plug and play really.
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have owned several JBL Sub in the past and this is the best sonically I have ever owned.I have this paired with JBL 580 and the 2.1 stereo sound is superb.They seem to have excellent bulid quality as well.
Date published: 2013-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sound! I bought this Sub 550p to replace and existing component and it handles the low bass very well.
Date published: 2018-01-05
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Product Q&A

I have a stereo receiver that only has a pair of high level speaker outputs (Speaker A and Speaker B). No pre-outs. How to I hook up this sub? through the High level input? The only inputs i see listed are LFE and line in.

Asked by: Ludog14
Thank you for your inquiry regarding you JBL SUB 550P. If an LFE connector is only option then you connect it to the left line-in connector only. If you requuire further assistance, please submit a case at and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2021-06-06

Any reason the 12" SUB 560P is not being sold? I have recently bought Studio 590+530+520 to build 7.2.4 and I'd love to get two 560P to complete the setup.

Asked by: ants25
We're currently waiting for JBL SUB550P to be available in our warehouse. This is still a current product, and we're still manufacturing it. You can check from our third-party sellers for availability.
Answered by: Rhae
Date published: 2021-06-06

With the built in amp, can the output power satellite speakers without a receiver? Thanks in advance from a complete audio noob.

Asked by: Kevin123
No. The SUB 550P must be connected to a receiver in order to function.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2021-06-06

I have a JBL Soundbar 3.1 and the wireless subwoofer just broke. Could this one be hardwired to the soundbar to replace the broken wireless sub?

Asked by: JBL_Be_Breakin
Thanks for your inquiry. Our JBL Soundbar 3.1 subwoofer can't be replace with the SUB550P. The soundbar and subwoofer is working hand in hand and it only connects to one specific soundbar/subwoofer.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-06-20

Can someone please let me know ASAP if this speaker works using a simple auxiliary cord connected to a phone? Yeah idk really know too much about speakers but I honestly cant tell. 

Asked by: Bruh Im tryna get this rn
Our JBL Sub 550P only works with a receiver and will only play low bass notes. If you need more help on what speaker you need, please contact us here.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-06-06

Will this sub will work with JBL 5.1 4K UHD Bar or JBL 9.1 4K Dolby Atmos Bar along with it’s included subwoofers? If yes, is there an instruction provided on how to setup this? Appreciate your help.  Thanks V

Asked by: VG2020
Our JBL SUB 550P would only work with amplifiers/receivers through a wired connection.
Answered by: Jem at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-06-06

Will this SUB 550P works with JBL link bar? And how to connect them? Thank you!

Asked by: Pavel 1
Our Sub 550P will not work with the JBL Link Bar. JBL Link Bar's dedicated subwoofer is our JBL SW10. You can use your Sub 550P with a receiver that has subwoofer outputs.
Answered by: Jem at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-06-06

How long is the warranty on the sub 550p refurbished?

Asked by: Rave1
Our JBL SUB 550P comes with a one-year manufacturer's warranty replacement from the date of purchase. This warranty excludes damage resulting from abuse, accident, modifications or other causes that are not defects in materials and workmanship.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-04-13
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