Studio 530



25 – 125 watts suggested amplifier power range

JBL engineers have designed the Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker to deliver robust sound from a compatible AVR (audio/video receiver) or 25- to 125-watt power amplifier, whether you are using it as a stand-alone unit or as part of a surround-sound system.


5-1/4" (130mm) ribbed PolyPlas woofer cone

Powerful bass affects more than just your ears. It resonates through your entire body, creating a soundscape that you can feel as well as hear. The JBL Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker delivers accurate low-frequency sounds from a 4-inch (100-millimeter) ribbed PolyPlas woofer. The ribs improve strength, while reducing distortion. The result is rich, articulate bass.


Symmetrical Field Geometry (SFG) magnet assembly

Thanks to a heavy-duty Symmetrical Field Geometry (SFG) magnet assembly, the Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker’s low-frequency woofer delivers highly focused bass. The result is pristine, articulate sound.


1" (25mm) high-frequency compression driver

The JBL Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker’s high-frequency compression driver lowers distortion and provides a wider dynamic range than is possible from conventional high-frequency and midrange drivers. The tweeter comprises a one-piece Teonex® diaphragm/surround assembly fitted with a 1-inch (25-millimeter) voice coil that can deliver enhanced vocal articulation.


Glass-filled ABS Bi-Radial high-frequency horn

Horn-shaped loudspeaker designs optimize high-frequency output by directing the sound to the listener with pinpoint accuracy, thereby eliminating reverberations, sound reflections off walls, and other artifacts. The Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker features a glass-filled ABS Bi-Radial high-frequency horn that delivers professional-level sound to your home.


Low-loss, two-way crossover network

The Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker’s low-loss, two-way crossover network ensures a clean transition for sound coming from individual low- and high-frequency drivers, thereby reducing distortion while improving clarity.


Bi-wire capability

The Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker will work with multiple power amplifiers or connection setups – or both – for single-wire or bi-wire operation. The result is enhanced versatility in the way you can use the Studio 530 speaker.


Sturdy 3/4" (19mm) MDF enclosure

The Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker’s cabinet is built with the same attention-to-sound-perfection as every other component. Rigid, heavily braced materials prevent unwanted resonance, while non-parallel surfaces eliminate sound interference.


Exclusive design

The same attention to detail that went into the Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker’s technical design was paid to creating a powerful, sophisticated look that will fit within even the most discerning householder’s décor. The Studio 530 is available in a black or cherry finish.

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Item# STUDIO 530BK


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.

General Specifications

Two-way bookshelf

Audio Specifications

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


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Control and Connection Specifications

Connector Type
Dual gold-plated binding posts (bi-wire capable)

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

What's in The Box?

  • 2 Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeakers
  • 2 horn covers
  • 2 port tube inserts
  • 2 cards with adhesive rubber feet
  • Owner’s manual

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Product Q&A

These were in my cart to purchase for $297.00 they are now $599.00. Anyone know how often they go on sale?

Asked by: Qminati
Only our Marketing team is privy to that information. What we can recommend is to either follow our social channels or subscribe to our newsletter for the latest sales/promotions.
Answered by: Homer DLR
Date published: 2022-10-16

Hi, are you planning on getting/producting any more of these speakers? Secondary markets are selling these are HUGE markups and hard to find. I have the 580s and 520c, but desperately looking for these to use as surrounds.

Asked by: Jason12345
We love that you can’t wait for the Studio 530 ! We can’t either, so keep an eye on our newsletter and social channels to find out more information.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-06-06

Which would be safest and best sounding power amp for the JBL Studio 530's between the Emotiva A-150 which can deliver 112.5 watts at 6 ohms per channel, or the Emotiva A-300 which delivers 225 watts per channel at 6 ohms? Extra wattage vs. under?

Asked by: AudioAsker123
Crown XLS 1002 works fantastic!
Answered by: dB C
Date published: 2022-12-15

Where are these made?

Asked by: DrexelLake
Hi there, our products are designed in the USA and are made in China.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-06-06

Hi. I own Yamaha A-S1000. Is my Integrated Amplifier to strong for this speaker? Thanx.

Asked by: Simonn
It appears these two will be a perfect match. The Yamaha A-S1000 has a wattage rating of 90 watts @ 8 ohms, and 140 watts @ 4 ohms. So the 6 ohm rating will fall right around 115 watts. This is perfect because the STUDIO 530 speakers have a maximum RMS wattage capability of 125 watts. These two will work great together.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2021-06-06

Will I be able to wrap or insert a copper wire on a terminal in the back of the speaker?

Asked by: Say Hey
Yes, you can wrap a copper wire on the back of the terminal of our JBL Studio 530. Please make sure that the wires on the positive side don't touch the negative side to avoid causing damage to the speakers. If you need more help, please contact us here.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-06-06

would a marantz NR1200 receiver pair good with JBL 530

Asked by: blake a
Yes, since the Marantz NR1200 produces 100 watts per channel into 6 ohms with 2 channels driven, it would pair well with the JBL Studio 530 as it has a recommended amplifier power of up to 125 watts.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2023-03-09

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: 2021-06-06
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