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)

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Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from great speaker for a good (low)price I have 4 pieces studio 530 with the center 520c I have them sit on my Rotel rsp1572 and rmb1555 and they sound great before I had expensive bw speakers cm s2 monitor series but the JBL 530 sound calmer and more open and better spread the sound comes well more from the speaker , I mean that the price is not always what it says about the quality of the speaker is just a pity that they are sold in the Netherlands no longer I myself would like to have the studio 570 as front speaker. I had to buy my studio 530 in Germany. jbl I want studio570 as a front speaker where I can buy them in Europe
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb sounding speakers These robust speakers sound excellent. The treble and midrange are very clear and detailed. You may hear things you've never noticed before in some recordings. Bass is exceptional for only a 5 1/4" woofer though you'll need a sub for the deepest frequencies. The imaging is excellent as well. I really like whenever your in the sweet spot the speakers appear that they're not even playing. Build quality is strong and I like its appearance. The only knock I could give is that the bottom is unfinished. The round rubber feet that you stick on the bottom came in very handy preventing damage to fine wood that I set them on.
Date published: 2019-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank you JBL I discovered the Studio 5 lineup through AVS forum and Audioholics. I ordered the 590's to start to try them out. LOVED THEM for the price they can't be beat I ordered 3 590's for my front 3 in the home theater after much deliberation I decided to go with 4 530's for my surrounds for a matching sound stage. Am I glad I did the highs superb midrange more then satisfying for the price the bass these babies can kick the imaging is spot on the soundstage excellent at full price they are an excellent buy but when on sale they can't be beat I own 3 580's now for my bedroom I will be a JBL buyer for life now when it comes to home theater speakers so so happy outstanding customer service as well Thank you JBL!!!!
Date published: 2019-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing clarity, killer looks! I've had these speakers set up for about a week now, and they're just blowing me away! Coming from a Home Theater in a Box to a pair of 530s and a 520C, plus recycled subwoofer, I am very happy I went with these speakers. Initially, in my search for new home theater audio, I was hoping to buy a set of white loud speakers to match the decor, but the menacing style on display now is just too cool! I abandoned that search altogether after researching these. My wife agrees they look stunning and even commented on how much clearer and higher quality our new speakers sound. I can't wait to hear these speakers with a new receiver that I'm ordering!
Date published: 2022-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Dynamic I’ve owned lots of speakers over the last 45 years, including lots of JBLs. The Studio 530s are among the best. My current collection includes Studio 180s, S26s and L830s. The Studio 530s replaced my KEF Q300s. These are all very good speakers. The Studio 530s have the lowest efficiency of any of my speakers, but seem like the most dynamic. The instruments seem to jump out, not because of a forward midrange, but because the dynamic range is so effortless. As good as the KEFs are, and they are very good. The 530s are just more fun o listen too.
Date published: 2019-12-15
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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
To utilize the speakers to their full potential, you will need to have the amplifier's power as close as possible to the speakers but not exceeding it since you will lose the ability to raise the volume without damaging the speakers. In this case the Emotiva A-150 would be the best choice for your Studio 530.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
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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