SUB 550P



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


Height (mm)
Height (in)
Weight (kg)
Weight (lb)
Width (mm)
Depth (mm)
Depth (in)
Width (in)

Control and Connection Specifications

Crossover frequency, Volume level, Phase

What's in The Box?

  • 1 Studio 550P subwoofer
  • 1 15-foot (4.6-metre) RCA cable
  • 1 6-foot (2-metre) power cord
  • 4 metal floor spikes
  • Owner’s manual

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Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

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

I will ask this again, does the Sub have RCA jacks-2 L+R input????????

Asked by: OldMan
Our JBL Sub 550P has RCA L(white) and R(red) inputs. However, it only comes with a single RCA jack(purple) for LFE.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2023-06-07

Does it have RCA Jacks?(Input)

Asked by: OldMan
Our JBL Sub 550P has Line In RCA connector inputs.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2023-06-06
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