JBL Studio Series: The JBL Studio 530 bookshelf
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 Bookshelf Speaker: The JBL Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker features a 5.25" low-frequency woofer 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 530 bookshelf 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 530 bookshelf 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 530
bookshelf loudspeaker features a glass-filled ABS Bi-Radial
high-frequency horn that delivers professional-level sound to your home.
Low Frequency Woofer: The JBL Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker features
a PolyPlas cone woofer with Symmetrical Field Geometry (SFG) magnet structures, cast-aluminum
frames, and rubber surrounds.
- 5.25" Ribbed PolyPlas Woofer:
The Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker delivers accurate low-frequency sounds
from a single 5.25" ribbed PolyPlas woofer cone. 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 530 bookshelf loudspeaker's low-frequency woofer delivers
highly focused bass. The result is pristine, articulate sound.
- Non-Resonant Cast-Aluminum Frame:
The 5.25" woofer features a non-resonant cat-aluminum frame for clean,
powerful bass response.
- Rubber Surrounds: The ribbed PolyPlas woofer cone employs a
rubber surround for long cone excursion and extended bass response.
Low-Loss, Two-Way Crossover Network:
The Studio 530 bookshelf 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 530
bookshelf speaker is powerful, accurate, and styled to make a dramatic
design statement in any listening environment.
Sturdy 3/4" MDF Enclosure:
The JBL Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker utilizes a rigid,
heavily-braced enclosure with non-parallel surfaces to reduce unwanted
Bass Reflex Design:
The Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker employs a bass reflex (ported) design
cabinet with a
bass port that increases output and extends bass response. There are two port
tube inserts included to decrease the amount of bass output (50Hz-100Hz) from
Detachable Grille: The bookshelf loudspeaker can be used with or
without its detachable cloth grille. A plastic cosmetic cover is provided
when not using the cloth grille.
Colors: The 530 bookshelf speaker is available in a black or
cherry wood-grain vinyl finish (both contain black grilles).
Dual Gold-Plated Binding Posts:
The JBL Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker
will work with various power amplifiers and home receivers, with single
single-wire or bi-wire operation.
The Studio 530 bookshelf 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.
Application: The JBL Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker can be
used as a stereo pair for music listening, or as front and rear channel speakers
in a home theater system.
- Placement as Front Speakers: For the best results, place the
speakers 6' to 10' apart. Angling the speakers toward the listening position
can improve the stereo imaging. The speakers will produce the most accurate
stereo soundstage when the angle between the listener and the speakers is
between 40° and 60°.Generally, bass output will increase as the speaker is moved closer
to a wall or corner. For the best performance, JBL recommends that you place
the speakers at least 20" away from the side walls. Position the Studio 530
bookshelf speakers so that the centers of their horns are approximately at
- Placement as Rear Speakers: When you use the Studio 530 speakers
as surround-channel speakers in a 5.1-channel system, place them slightly
behind the listening position, facing each other. Ideally, they should be 3'
to 4' above the floor. An alternate location would be on a wall behind the
listening position, facing forward.
Rubber Feet: The JBL Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker comes with 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 bookshelf speaker.
Wall Mounting (optional): The JBL Studio 530 does not
provide any keyhole slots or threaded inserts to wall mount the speaker.
However, the optional PinPoint heavy duty side-grip wall-mounting bracket (121AM40B,
sold separately) can be used to wall mount the speaker.
Magnetically Shielded: The speaker is magnetically shielded,
allowing you to place it near any television without distorting the picture.