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JBL Stage A130

Bookshelf speakers

Item # 109SA130

Planning a new two-channel system or small-footprint home theater? Consider the JBL Stage A130.

Planning a new two-channel system or small-footprint home theater? Consider the JBL Stage A130.

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Item # 109SA130

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About the JBL Stage A130

Emily S.

Rich sound from compact speakers

Planning a new two-channel system or small-footprint home theater? Consider the JBL Stage A130. It's one of the smallest speakers in JBL's new lineup, but it benefits from the company's long and rich history of making speakers.

Rich sound from compact speakers

Planning a new two-channel system or small-footprint home theater? Consider the JBL Stage A130. It's one of the smallest speakers in JBL's new lineup, but it benefits from the company's long and rich history of making speakers.

JBL paid particular attention to the design of the enclosure on these speakers, aiming to craft a non-resonant cabinet with rigid walls and internal bracing so that you hear your content as it was intended to be heard.

JBL Stage A130 speaker

Expertly built drivers

The 1" aluminum dome tweeter is mounted in an HDI (High Definition Imaging) waveguide that was designed for the JBL Professional M2 Master Reference Monitor. This flared shape helps smooth the transition from woofer to tweeter for a broad sweet spot and clear high-frequency detail.

Each speaker's striking white 5-1/4" woofer is made of a stiff, but lightweight polycellulose material to deliver solid bass for its size. A rear-panel port reinforces bass performance.

Build a complete JBL Stage system

Combine the A130 with other JBL Stage speakers for a complete home theater system.

Floor-standing speakers: A170, A180, or A190
Center channel speakers: A125C or A135C
Powered subwoofers: A100P or A120P


Product highlights:

  • pair of compact bookshelf speakers for music or home theater
  • 1" aluminum tweeter with HDI (High Definition Imaging) waveguide technology for detailed sound across a wide listening area
  • 5-1/4" polycellulose woofer for punchy midrange and bass
  • bass-reflex design with rear-firing tuned port
  • frequency response: 55-40,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86 dB
  • impedance: 6 ohms
  • recommended amplifier power: 20-125 watts
  • binding post speaker terminals
  • removable grilles
  • 7-1/2"W x 12-11/16"H x 9-13/16"D
  • weight: 12.02 lbs. (each)
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # JBLA130BLK

What's in the box:

  • 2 Bookshelf loudspeakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 8 Rubber feet
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty Card

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More details on the JBL Stage A130

Stacey B.

Features & specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Finish MDF, Vinyl
Color Black
Tweeter Type Hard-Dome
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
Midrange Size (inches) N/A
Woofer Size (inches) 5.25
Woofer Composition Polycellulose
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range 20-125
Sensitivity 86 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 6
Frequency Response 55-40k Hz
Connector Type 5-Way post
Bi-amp Inputs No
Height (inches) 12-11/16
Width (inches) 7-1/2
Depth (inches) 9-13/16
Weight (pounds) 12.02
Wall-mountable No
Bracket Included No
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 24-26
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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1" Aluminum Dome Tweeter w/ HDI Waveguide: The JBL Stage A130 bookshelf loudspeaker features a 1" aluminum dome tweeter with a High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide for lifelike high frequencies with clarity & accuracy.

Dual 5.25" Polycellulose Woofers:  The JBL Stage A130 bookshelf loudspeaker houses dual 5.25" polycellulose woofers with rubber surrounds that deliver deep, signature JBL bass performance.

Bass Reflex Cabinet: The bookshelf loudspeaker employs a bass reflex cabinet with a rear-firing port for greater efficiency and bigger bass response. The cabinet features MDF construction and is covered in a black vinyl. It also includes a detachable cloth grille.

5-Way Binding Posts: The JBL Stage A130 is fitted with a set of 5-way binding posts to ensure a secure connection to many types of cable and connectors. The 5-way binding post terminals will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, spade-lugs and banana plugs (single or dual). Plastic caps will need to be removed to use banana plugs.

Mounting Options: The JBL Stage A130 bookshelf loudspeakers can be can be placed on a flat surface; like a stand, shelf, or tabletop. Self-adhesive rubber feet are supplied to help secure the speaker to the flat surface and prevent any damage to the surface. The rubber feet add approximately 0.125" to the overall height of the speaker.

Note: The JBL Stage A130 does not offer any keyhole slot, threaded insert, or bracket to wall-mount the bookshelf loudspeaker.

Placement: A pair of JBL bookshelf loudspeakers should be placed approximately 6-10' apart and angled between 40-60° toward the listening position. They should be mounted as close to the seated listener's ear height level as possible. Generally, bass output will increase as the speaker is moved closer to a wall or corner. JBL recommends that you place the speakers at least 20" away from side or rear walls.

Stage Series: The JBL Stage series delivers JBL signature sound for music and movie soundtracks. The Stage series consists of three floorstanding loudspeakers (A170/A180/A190), two bookshelf loudspeakers (A120/A130), two center channel loudspeakers (A125C/A135C) , and two powered subwoofers (A100P/A120P).

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4 questions already asked

Will these speakers accept a banana plug?
[ CRAIG  Mar 04, 2021 ]
9 answers
I have no idea what a banana plug is,??
[ JOHN  Mar 05, 2021 ]
Yes. According to the manual you can use banana plugs once the plastic caps are taken off the speaker connection posts.
[ KEVIN  Mar 04, 2021 ]
Yes, that is what I have used to connect my speaker wire these.
[ David  Mar 04, 2021 ]
Yes they will do.
[ JOEL  Mar 04, 2021 ]
Yes. Use a tiny flat head screwdriver or your nail to pop off the black and red plastic caps.
[ Ryan  Mar 04, 2021 ]
yes they will
[ STEVEN  Mar 04, 2021 ]
Doesn't look like it.
[ JOHN  Mar 04, 2021 ]
Yes they do and you want that connection. Plug and play. Works great.
[ BRUNO J  Mar 04, 2021 ]
[ Francis  Mar 04, 2021 ]
Just looking for a nice set of small speakers to listen to digital music. Will these JBL's pair well with a Onkyo TX-NR616? Thanks
[ DOUG  Feb 09, 2021 ]
2 answers
Paired these speakers with a vintage Marantz stereo receiver (2230) and an older Sony DVD player (with RCA output). They sound fantastic with a good midrange and decent bass. I spend as much time listening to them as I do my KEF Q 150 and Dali Zensor 1 speakers (both hooked up to a Marantz AV receiver with a Pioneer CD player/recorder using a Monoprice speaker selector to switch between speakers). The A 130's are an excellent buy at the price - look great without the grills. T.L.
[ TIMOTHY I  Feb 09, 2021 ]
Yes they are a nice set of speakers. Nice highs and plenty of bass. Really for a smaller room. Enjoy.
[ Firouzeh  Feb 09, 2021 ]
My McIntosh system has screw connections. Will the JBL speakers be compatible?
[ PATRICK L  Jun 19, 2020 ]
1 answer
Yes it is compatible. Wire positive to positive and negative to negative terminal.
[ JOEL  Jun 20, 2020 ]
scratch and dent -how significant is the damage ?
[ JAMES E.  Sep 11, 2019 ]
1 answer
I bought a "scratch and dent" item from Crutchfield, earlier this year. There was one tiny scratch on the amp side. You would have to be looking for it to notice it. I would absolutely buy a S&D again. Btw . . . these speakers are sooooo good! I bought them about six months ago to replace an older JBL set.
[ ERIC  Sep 11, 2019 ]

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