Flexible placement and masterful sound –in one masterstroke
For those in search of thepurest, most powerful embodiment of legacy sound– and who wantflexible speakerplacement where that came from– we give you the new JBL Studio 230 2-way bookshelf loudspeakers. As part of the groundbreaking 10-piece JBL Studio 2 loudspeaker series, the Studio 230 propels you into a world where legacy sound-craft and advanced technology go hand-in-hand in shaping a listening experience like none before. The Studio 230’s 6.5” PolyPlas midrange driver is designed to bring you pitch-perfect vocal clarity and tightbass that’s as accurate as it is cinematic. Add to that a built-in High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide design and a 1” CMMD Lite high-frequency driver, and you’ve got a loudspeaker that takes its cues from JBL’s own legendary M2 Master Reference Monitor. Combine this with the sleek, urbane design of the loudspeaker itself – both inside and out – and you’re dealing with a rare breed of sonic horsepower and brainpower ready to define its era.
At a Glance:
6.5” PolyPlas driver delivers unrivaled purity, power, and realism
1” CMMD® Lite high-frequency driver and High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide bring cinema-grade imaging and natural balance to your listening experience
Visually striking 21st century design features that can’t fail to seduce
What's in the Box:
- 6.5” PolyPlas driver delivers unrivaled purity, power, and realism
- We have years of JBL acoustic testing under our belt. With its 6.5” PolyPlas front-firing driver delivering unrivaled midrange accuracy and power, we’ll let a masterpiece speak for itself.
- 1” CMMD® Lite high-frequency driver and High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide bring cinema-grade imaging and natural balance to your listening experience
- The consummation of 67 years of pioneering sound research at our JBL labs, the Studio 230 incorporates bold technologies like a High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide and a 1” CMMD Lite high-frequency driver into its design. Together, these advances let you experience your sound cinematically – in all its precision imaging, detail, natural balance, and full spectrum mastery.
- Visually striking 21st century design features that can’t fail to seduce
- The JBL way is to make it look as good as it sounds. And with the Studio 230, we’ve made no exception. With its 21st century elegance – one that incorporates soft-rounded edges, black gloss paneling, and soft-touch paint – we’ve built something to seduce the eye as much as the ear.
A smaller footprint allows you to conveniently place your speakers in more places.
Legendary JBL Sound
You don't have to venture far from home to experience the legendary power of the JBL sound. Complete 5.1 home theater sound. Includes 4 satellite speakers, a center channel and room-shaking subwoofer.
Sleek, Stylish Design
High-gloss finish that compliments any room in your home.
Manuals & Downloads:
Place a new kind of legend on your bookshelf
We admit it: we’ve made a loudspeaker that wouldn’t have been possible in another time and place. But so what? We’re in this business to break all the rules of impossible. Meet the new legend in town: the JBL® Studio 230 bookshelf speaker. As part of the new 10-piece JBL Studio 2 loudspeaker series, the Studio 230 was built to speak the languages of both legacy sound and forward-thinking technology. Tested relentlessly in the world’s most advanced sound research lab – our own – as well as pitted against competitors in real world comparative listening studies, we aimed this one for the fences. We constructed a front-firing 6.5” PolyPlas midrange speaker and a rear-firing Slipstream bass port to envelope your senses in tight, powerful bass. Others might have relaxed and called it a day – but that’s not how we do it at JBL.
We took further cues from our work designing the world’s most legendary recording studios, and gave our Studio 230 the kind of tech that makes for premium cinema listening: a 1” CMMD® Lite high-frequency driver that ensures low-distortion, and a High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide design that offers pinpoint sound imaging and firm natural balance. Then we topped it off with seductive features like gloss black paneling, soft rounded edges, and your choice of either Black or Espresso woodgrain finish.
We combined the power and precision of high-tech audio with the sleek urbanity of “it-factor” design. For those able to hear the truth, we’re confident you’ll hear it –full volume – upon first listen.
- 2-way 6.5" Bookshelf Loudspeaker
- Frequency Response
- 52 Hz – 22 kHz
- 88 dB
- Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
- 20 – 150W
- Nominal Impedance
- 8 Ohms
- High-Frequency Transducer
- 25mm (1") CMMD® Lite high frequency dome
- Low-Frequency Transducer
- 165mm (6.5") PolyPlas low-frequency transducer
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Control and Connection Specifications:
- Connector Type
- Gold-plated binding-post speaker terminals
Studio 230 is rated
Rated 5 out of
It's what the Pro's Use !
As a veteran Recording Artist I can say this...
Studio 230's are "true studio monitors".
Moreover, every commercial Cinema uses horn loaded
speakers for the mains & surrounds.
These are horn loaded speakers.
Is it any wonder that your local Cinema has
JBL horn loaded 2 way speakers as surrounds
hung along the sides & rear walls?
Now, we can too.
If budget allows?
7 of these puppies used in a 7.1 surround setup
in your home, would be unbeatable!
Especially if, you were to add a "worthy" sub-woofer to the mix.
Studio 230's truly are 1 of the greatest 2 way speakers ever made
for under $500.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of
Another! great speaker model
My renewed interested with JBL speakers started when I bought two pair of small bookshelf speakers for our bookstore. At the time I thought they were very good, but they eventually *vastly* exceeded my expectations - those speakers rock! Well, for the Studio 230's I went to great lengths to find a showroom that would play them for me - this time my expectations were much more ambitious: defeat the $1500 a pair Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) CM5's by performing as well for less than 25% of the cost. Here I am to tell the world that the Studio 230's met that challenge!
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 5 out of
These Studio 230 speakers sound outstanding. I am very impressed with their excellent range from a deep full base to a clear and smooth high end. I have the Loft 40's and was satisfied with them until I heard the 230's. The 230's sound fuller and the base stronger.
I'm afraid after getting the 230's the 40's are being moved to the back for surround duty. In true to JBL form the 230's deliver the legendary clear and undistorted sound that JBL has been known for for many years. I am very happy I got these speakers and would recommend them to anyone that still values true quality in sound.
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 5 out of
Speakers that punch above their weight
I have onwed many speakers, chiefly are high end English speakers. English loudspeakers are great for musics, but when you need the punch from a movie or a concert, you definitely need JBLs. Im currently building a 7.2 channel system with all JBL studios. These speakers brings the absolute detail out of any DTS concert I have. I am hearing new details that Ive never heard before. This is an absolute recommended product
Date published: 2016-08-14
Rated 5 out of
Astonishing sound,quality and appearance!
I just purchased these JBL Studio 230's to replace my rear surround speakers of 24 yrs. I love & appreciate good quality products & from the very moment you unpack these babies to the moment you connect them to your receiver-" they simply scream QUALITY"! They sound fabulous with pop,rock & awesome with movies! Dialogue & base are "phenomenal"! They are @ rear on stands with height of 23" & rear firing base ports toward walls don't hinder their performance in any way. Highly recommend these, waited approx. (6) mos. for them to go on sale @ $299.99 per pair. They sound as good as they look!
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 5 out of
They bring it !!
I was tired of compressed music , computer speakers, sound bars. I listen to too much music to suffer. We I had a great pair of JBL book shelves in college, so 30 years ago..lost in moving around. I went back to the masters of sound. A new local record store had these on sale for $199.00 .. yes for the pair. I've set them up with a Yamaha Aventage receiver which brings 110W a channel ..grateful dead live shows are brought back to life, movies are only lacking a popcorn maker. Get em!!
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 5 out of
Superb clarity and value for money
I heard the KEF Q350 and B&W's, Klipsch Reference, all in book shelf size. The JBL's not only sounded clearer and more detailed than all of them but also had some nice bass to back the sound up. I got them on sale and they were less than half the price of the others so not only are they the best all rounder but on sale were a no brainer. I also like the 150 watt rating so you can crank them a little if you like.
With acoustic and voice based music along with WELL recorded electronic, ambient, these are SUPERB. I have found as expected older recordings and heavier rock (Soundgarden, Screaming Trees ) they tend to reveal any flaws in the mix. Not that its any deal breaker but the great rock albums sound better on my towers (Paradigm Studio reference 60's)and of course size accounts for that.
These JBL's also really shine with movies, I'm hearing clarity of vocals I didn't even hear with the towers, which are nearly ten times the price, yes the JBL's are that good.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of
As Beautiful Sounding as They Look!!!
Since I already own a pair of the Studio L830s I must admit I wasn't expecting much. Boy was I shocked at the level of musicality these put out. Everything just sounds like real, natural music. Extremely organic in tone and a very sweet sounding treble and incredible midrange detail. Oh yeah and they image in ways I thought not possible at this price point.
Date published: 2014-03-20
Can you make surround sound? My main audio is Studio 590 with Studio 520C
Yes, you can pair the Studio series together and they'll sound awesome.
Date published: 2018-12-03
Can I just buy these and plug them in and use them alone?
You will need to use a receiver to power up these speakers since they are non-powered.
Date published: 2018-11-26
Why does JBL not recommend the use of banana style connections on the studio 230 and other loudspeakers?
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Date published: 2018-11-24
Kan man hænge studio 230 højtaler på væggen? Hvis ja hvilket beslag?
Hej, og tak for din interesse!
Ja, du kan godt hænge dem på væggen.
Det enkleste er at bruge to vinkelbeslag, som du skruer op på væggen, og stiller højttalerne på dem.
Du kan så sikre dem med skruer nedefra.
Der findes mange forskellige typer af ophæng, som du vil se, hvis du søger på nettet efter "vægbeslag til højttaler". Nogle af dem muliggør at vippe eller dreje højttalerne, men her må du søge oplysninger hos forhandlerne, også om de forskellige typer kan bære vægten. Du kan sagtens skrue et beslag på bagsiden af højttalerne, men lad være at bruge så lange skruer, at de stikker ind i kabinettet. De bør max gå 15 mm ind i træpladen.
Jeg håber, dette hjælper.
Date published: 2018-10-09
What is the SPL Level of the Studio 230 speakers?
The SPL of the Studio 230 is 88 dB.
Date published: 2018-12-09
Hi, I just got the Studio 230 with zero knowledge of speakers. Can someone explain how to set these up to a laptop and what additional equipment I will need? Please and thanks.
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue, since we would need to know the model of your laptop and give other recommendations. Please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Date published: 2018-11-12
Bonjour, quel type d'amplificateur recommandez-vous ?
Vous pouvez peut-être trouver la réponse à votre question sur notre page de support produit et notre base de connaissance. Le lien est situé en haut de cette page. Pour ouvrir un dossier avec le support clientèle, veuillez remplir le fichier Contactez-nous au même endroit.
Date published: 2018-04-11
For my home theater, can this speaker deliver reference level sound levels in a 5.1 setup with a receiver rated at 110w per channel? Listening distance will be 10-12 feet.
Yes, The speaker can handle 20-150 watts at 8 ohms so it should be able to provide you good sound.
Date published: 2018-11-19