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JBL Studio 2 8IW

In-wall speaker

Item # 109S28IWAM

This stealthy JBL in-wall speaker helps bring smooth, revealing sound to your favorite movies, playlists, and TV shows.

This stealthy JBL in-wall speaker helps bring smooth, revealing sound to your favorite movies, playlists, and TV shows.

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About the JBL Studio 2 8IW

Awesome hideaway sound from JBL

I installed in-wall speakers as part of my home theater, and love the rich, dynamic detail I hear from music and movies. JBL's Studio 2 8IW in-wall speaker can help deliver a similarly impactful listening experience in your system.

Awesome hideaway sound from JBL

I installed in-wall speakers as part of my home theater, and love the rich, dynamic detail I hear from music and movies. JBL's Studio 2 8IW in-wall speaker can help deliver a similarly impactful listening experience in your system.

Use a pair of them as part of a stealthy in-wall stereo system, or as the left- and right-channel speakers in a JBL surround sound system.

JBL Studio 2 8 IW In-wall speaker

A tweeter level control adjusts high-frequency output to best suit your room's acoustics.

Tight bass and clear highs

This speaker's tight bass and clean midrange come courtesy of an 8" woofer, while smooth highs flow from an aimable 1" tweeter.

A three-position tweeter level control lets you cut or boost high-frequency output to ideally suit your room's acoustics. 

Born from JBL's storied audio heritage

The Studio 2 Series' distinctive sound was modeled after JBL's legendary M2 Master Reference Monitor — one of the best speakers they ever created.

JBL's proprietary HDI (High Definition Imaging) waveguide technology helps this speaker deliver optimum sound quality throughout your room.

DIY installation

If this is a do-it-yourself install, check out my guide to installing in-wall speakers, along with our selection of in-wall speaker wire.

You can paint the included magnetic grille to have your speaker blend in with your décor.

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Product highlights:

  • 8" Polyplas® woofer
  • 1" CMMD® (Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm) Lite tweeter
  • tweeter is aimable to direct high frequencies toward you
  • three-position tweeter level control cuts or boosts high-frequency output to best suit your room's acoustics
  • frequency response: 30-20,000 Hz
  • recommended amplifier power: 100 watts RMS
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • includes paintable magnetic grille
  • cutout dimensions: 8-15/16"W x 11-15/16"H
  • overall dimensions: 10"W x 13"H
  • mounting depth: 3-13/16"
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # JBLSTUDIO28IWAM

What's in the box:

  • In-wall loudspeaker
  • Grille
  • Cloth scrim
  • Cut-Out Template
  • Instruction Manual

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Features & specs

Features
Quantity in Package Single
Tweeter Hard-Dome
Aimable Tweeter Yes
Woofer Composition PolyPlas
Woofer Surround Rubber
Moisture-resistant No
Connector Type Spring posts
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box No
Specs
Tweeter Size 1
Midrange Size N/A
Woofer Size 8
Cutout Size 8.9375 x 11.9375
Power Range (Watts) up to 100
Sensitivity 88 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 30-20kHz
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

CCMD Lite Tweeter: The JBL Studio 2 8IW in-wall speaker is outfitted with a 1" CCMD Lite tweeter that delivers high-frequency detail with natural balance, precision imaging, and low distortion.

  • High Definition Imaging (HDI) Waveguide: The CMMD Lite tweeter utilizes JBL's proprietary High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide that ensures that the loudspeaker fills the room with cinema-quality sound from almost any location.
  • Aimable Tweeter: The CCMD Lite tweeter can pivot letting you target audio directly to your desired listening location, even when installed high on the ceiling or off-axis.
  • Tweeter Level Control: There is a tweeter level control on the front baffle behind the grille. The tweeter level control allows you to fine-tune high frequencies (-3/0/+3dB) to suit room conditions and personal taste.

PolyPas Cone Woofer: The JBL Studio 2 8IW in-wall speaker houses a 8" long-throw woofer with a PolyPas cone and rubber surrounds for high output, high excursions, and extended bass response. The PolyPas cone is ribbed for improved strength that helps deliver richer and more articulate bass with low distortion.

Advanced Crossover Network: The JBL Studio 8IW in-wall speaker utilizes an advanced, high-order crossover network (2.8kHz) that delivers accurate timbre reproduction.

Zero-Bezel Profile: The JBL Studio 2 in-wall speaker features a nearly invisible zero-bezel profile that blends into almost any room. The included grille attaches magnetically and is paintable. The bezel and grille only protrude 0.25" from the ceiling.

Spring Post Terminals: The JBL Studio 2 in-wall loudspeaker is outfitted with a set of spring-post terminals to attach your speaker wire. The spring-post terminals will accommodate bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single only).

  • For wire lengths of less than 50', use at least 16-gauge speaker wire.
  • For wire lengths between 50' and 100', use at least 12-gauge speaker wire.
  • For wire lengths of greater than 100', use at least 10-gauge speaker wire.

Note: Your speaker wire must comply with all local building and safety codes for use in in-wall applications.

In-Wall Installation: The Studio 2 in-wall speaker utilizes JBL's XL-2 bracket system that is suitable for installation in drywall, plywood, and other wall material that is 0.5" to 2" thick. The XL-2 bracket system's special mechanical grip design minimizes vibration and improves sound reproduction.

  • The Studio 2 in-wall speaker requires a rectangular cutout that measures 8.9375" (w) x 11.9375" (h) x 3.6875" (d).. The outer dimensions of the speaker are 10.0625" (w) x 13.0625" (h) x 0.25" (d).
  • Make sure to allow at least 1" between the edge of the cutout and any obstructions behind the ceiling, so the speaker's locking mechanism will have room to engage fully.
  • Perform an obstruction survey to be sure that there are no studs, lengths of conduit, pipes, heating ducts or air returns in the ceiling cavity that will interfere with the speaker.

Applications & Placement: The JBL Studio 2 8IW in-wall loudspeaker is the perfect choice for whole-house audio, 2ch music, and home theater applications. The Studio 2 8IW can act as a Front, Center, Surround, or Surround Back speaker in a home theater setup. Follow these guideline for placement -

  • Distributed Audio: Since distributed sound is general sound throughout an area, place the loudspeakers as uniformly as possible for even sound coverage throughout the area. Place the left and right loudspeakers roughly the same distance from the primary listener locations. To avoid "hot spots" where the sound is too loud, plan to use more loudspeakers, with each set to play at a lower volume.
  • 2Ch Stereo: Place the left and right loudspeakers the same distance from the primary listening area (or as close to the same distance as possible). The distance from each speaker to its nearest side ceiling should also be as close to the same distance as possible. Ideally, the distance between the left and right loudspeakers should be slightly less than their distance from the primary listening area.
  • Home Theater: The front left and front right loudspeakers should be located on either side of the video display. The center loudspeaker should be aligned with the center of the video display. The surround left and surround right loudspeakers should be located to the sides of the main listening area, while the the surround back left and surround back right loudspeakers should be located behind the listening area.

Note: See the Owner's Manual for specific angle and distance measurements in regards to speaker placement.

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