JBL Studio Series: The JBL Studio 520C center-channel
speaker shares critical design characteristics with the JBL's
Professional loudspeakers you find and hear in movie theaters and concert
venues. The JBL Studio Series loudspeaker offers dynamic realism & dimensional
accuracy that closely duplicates the experience of a movie theater or musical
Two-Way Center Channel Speaker: The JBL Studio 520C center-channel loudspeaker features a pair of 4" low-frequency woofers and a
high-frequency compression driver surrounded by a glass-filled Bi-Radial horn; a
combination that delivers crisp, focused, dimensionally accurate sound.
High Frequency Compression Driver/Horn System: The JBL Studio 520C center-channel loudspeaker features a 1" compression driver with a neodyminium magnet and one-piece Teonex diaphragm on a glass-filled ABS Bi-Radial horn.
- 1" High-Frequency Compressions Driver: The Studio 520C center-channel 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 includes a one-piece Teonex diaphragm/surround assembly fitted with a 1" voice coil that can deliver enhanced vocal articulation.
- Glass-Filled ABS B-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, reflections off walls, and other artifacts. The Studio 520C center-channel loudspeaker features a glass-filled ABS Bi-Radial high-frequency horn that delivers professional-level sound to your home.
Dual Low Frequency Woofers: The JBL Studio 520C center-channel loudspeaker features PolyPlas cones with Symmetrical Field Geometry (SFG) magnet structures, cast-aluminum
frames, and rubber surrounds.
- 4" Ribbed PolyPlas Woofer Cones:
The Studio 520C center-channel loudspeaker delivers accurate
low-frequency sounds from a pair of 4" ribbed PolyPlas woofers. The ribs
improve strength while reducing distortion. The result is rich, articulate
- Symmetrical Field Geometry (SFG) Magnet Assembly:
Thanks to a heavy-duty Symmetrical Field Geometry (SFG) magnet assembly, the
Studio 520C center-channel loudspeaker's dual low-frequency woofers deliver
highly focused bass. The result is pristine, articulate sound.
- Non-Resonant Cast-Aluminum Frame:
Each 4" woofer features a non-resonant cat-aluminum frame for clean,
powerful bass response.
Low-Loss, Two-Way Crossover Network:
The Studio 520C center-channel loudspeaker's low-loss, two-way crossover network
ensures a clean transition for sound coming from individual low-frequency and
high-frequency drivers, thereby reducing distortion while improving clarity.
Voice Matching: Engineered and
voice matched to other speakers in the JBL Studio 5 Series, the Studio 520c
center-channel speaker is powerful, accurate, and styled to make a dramatic
design statement in any listening environment.
Sturdy 3/4" MDF Enclosure:
The JBL Studio 520C center-channel loudspeaker utilizes a rigid,
heavily-braced enclosure with non-parallel surfaces to reduce unwanted
Bass Reflex Design:
The Studio 520C center-channel loudspeaker employs a bass reflex (ported) design
cabinet with a
bass port that increases output and extends bass response.
Detachable Grille: The center-channel loudspeaker can be used with or
without its detachable cloth grilles. Two plastic cosmetic covers are provided
when not using the cloth grille.
Note: A special tool is provided to remove the cloth grille.
Colors: The 520C center-channel speaker is available in a black or
cherry wood-grain vinyl finish (both contain black grilles).
Dual Gold-Plated Binding Posts:
The JBL Studio 520C center-channel loudspeaker
will work with various power amplifiers and home receivers, with single
single-wire or bi-wire operation.
The Studio 520C center-channel loudspeaker is fitted two sets of
gold-plated 5-way binding posts connected by gold-plated jumpers. Using the dual
5-way binding posts, you can bi-amp or bi-wire the speaker. The gold-plated
5-way binding posts will accept bare wire, pin connectors, spade connectors, or
banana plugs (single/dual).
Note: Make sure to remove the gold-plated jumpers when
bi-wiring/bi-amping the speaker.
Color-Coded: The dual 5-way binding posts terminals are
color-coded (red/black) for easy identification between positive and negative.
Placement: You should place the 520C center speaker directly above or
below the center of your TV screen. The center of the speaker's horn should be
no more than 2' above or below the center of your front left and front right
speakers' high-frequency drivers. If your TV set is deep enough, you can set the
center speaker on top of the TV, with the speaker's front edge even with the
TV's front edge.
Rubber Feet: The JBL Studio 520C center-channel loudspeaker comes with
four self-adhesive rubber feet for safe placement on a table-top, stand, or
shelf. The rubber feet add 0.25" to the height of the center speaker.
Magnetically Shielded: The speaker is magnetically shielded,
allowing you to place it near any television without distorting the picture.