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Legendarysound. Flexible placement. For those who know what they’re looking for when it comes to a loudspeaker system – and who want it flexible besides – wegive you the new JBL Studio 220 2-way bookshelf loudspeakers. As part of the groundbreaking 10-piece JBL Studio 2 loudspeaker series, the Studio 220 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 220’s 4” PolyPlas midrange driver is designed to bring you pitch-perfect vocal clarity and tight, accurate bass. Add to that the built-in High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide design and the 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:
  • 4” PolyPlas driver delivers unrivaled purity and power
  • 1” CMMD® Lite high-frequency driver and High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide bring cinema-grade sound to your listening experience
  • Visually striking 21st century design features that can’t fail to seduce
What's in the box:
  • Rubber Cushion Pads x 8
  • JBL® Studio 220 2-way 4” Bookshelf Loudspeaker x 2
  • Owner’s Manual
You’ll never look at your bookshelves the same. … or wherever else you decide to place these uncannily adept JBL® loudspeakers. As part of the new 10-piece JBL Studio 2 loudspeaker series, the Studio 220 bookshelf speaker 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’ve engineered this loudspeaker to go above and beyond. We incorporated a front-firing 4” PolyPlas midrange speaker and a rear-firing Slipstream bass port that envelop listeners in tight, accurate bass. We always could have stopped there – but that’s not the JBL way. We took other design cues from our work building the world’s most legendary recording studios, giving our Studio 220 the kind of performance sound normally found at cinemas and multiplexes: 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 studio-grade balance. Then we topped it off with seductive features like gloss black paneling, soft rounded edges, and your choice of either Black or Espresso wood-grain finish. We ran wild with sound and vision, combining 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 – at first listen.
General Specifications:
2-way 4” Bookshelf Loudspeakers
Audio Specifications:
86 dB
Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
20 – 125W
Frequency Response
60 Hz – 22 kHz
Speaker Specifications:
High-Frequency Transducer
25mm (1") CMMD®Lite high frequency dome
Low-Frequency Transducer
100mm (4") PolyPlas low-frequency transducer
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Control and Connection Specifications:
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Gold-plated binding-post speaker terminals
Studio 220 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound Paired these with a JBL 10" subwoofer. Excellent power handling, sound and clarity. Could not be happier!
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from shocking Have always liked JBL. In the past 4 years I've tried some other brands...hi and low end stuff. Got these because they look so good. The shock factor came from the rich full range. Just a well made and great sounding speaker. Thank you Harman.
Date published: 2016-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look and sound great! Bought these to replace a set of G5s' as the rear surround, surprised at the increase in sound quality. Match the rest of my JBL system perfectly. Very happy with the transaction.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The little speaker that could. These speakers physically look smaller than their actual measurements but they sound like a much larger speaker when in use. The 220 replaces the 130 in the height position in my home set up. Both the 220 and 130 have 4" drivers but the 130 speaker itself was roughly 4" taller than the 220. I bought the 220's without much expectation about them performing better than the 130's or "wowing" me by any means. Honestly I bought the 220's so the height speakers would blend better appearance wise with my JBL 235c speaker and be a little less bulk on the wall. Plus I'm a diva and I love to shop :P Anyways, the moment the first audio signal was sent to the 220's they opened up and projected better than my well broken in 130 speakers did. These little stylish black boxes pump out serious sound. There is noticeably more content coming out of the 220's vs 130's in both movies and music. I was "wowed" by the additional content and clarity while listening to music that the 220's deliver than my 130's could not. At 8lbs a piece the 220 is easily wall mountable and with its small stature calls little attention to itself but when the sound is kicking believe me, you'll know they're there ;)
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding sound. I have had JBL speakers for years. When I needed a pair of surround speakers for my home theater system, I decided to go with the Studio 220. It was an outstanding choice! Excellent sound from a nicely sized package. The cabinet also compliments the decor in my den.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Parfait pour une écoute de proximité Je les aient placées sur une étagère juste en arrière des moniteurs de mon PC. Son très précis dans tout le spectre. Pour mon cas, pas besoins de caisson de basses même pour les films
Date published: 2017-12-30
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Will these speakers work with a McIntosh 1700? Also, I have a Harmon/Kardon AVR 25 and I need speakers for that receiver also if these would also work for the Harmon/Kardon. Thank you for your help.

Asked by: Jean Connolly
The Studio 220 handles up to 125W at 8 ohms. If the McIntosh drives between 20-125W at 8 ohms then it would work with the Speaker. The AVR 25 also works with the speaker since it drives 75W at 8 ohms.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-04-09

How loud?

Asked by: HOw loud
The Studio 220 has a 100mm (4") transucer with a 25mm (1") dome that can go as loud as 125W depending on the power of your amp.
Answered by: Steven M
Date published: 2018-03-15

Bonjour, je possède depuis plus de 20 ans des JBL TLX 225, aujourd'hui j'ai une bobine qui à lâchée sur un des hp, je suis indécis sur le fait de les réparer ou de les changer par des studio 220. Pourriez vous me conseiller. merci Cordialement

Asked by: Lio13
Bonjour Lio13, je suis désolé, mais je ne pense pas que notre point de service ont des pièces de rechange. Comme vous êtes acheter nouvelles enceintes, je propose le Arena 180 ou le Studio 180, parce que ils sont l'equivalent de TLX Comme vous voulez plus d'information, n’hésitez pas de contacter le service de clientele au chat, email ou par telephone: +33 178429982
Answered by: Samuel JBL
Date published: 2018-02-16

With the 220's lower sensitivity (86 dB), would a 20-watt amp be enough to power these for listening to music (no HT) at medium volume?

Asked by: Jeffree
Yes, It can still work if you got a 20W Amp since the Studio 220 can be powered up within 20W-125W.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-01-20

Hi I have just upgraded system with the addition of the Studio SUB 260P. Have a Control Now as a centre speaker and Control Ones as the L, R Surround R and L and Rear Surround R and L. Would it be worth upgrading the L and R to these?

Asked by: Dale2017
Hi, and thank you for supporting JBL! Your Control Now and Ones are fine speakers, but the Studio 2 models are better. Before upgrading some of the channels, do bear in mind that it is also important to have a fairly uniform audio balance from all channels, so you may consider going for Studio 2 speakers in all channels at some time.
Answered by: Bo Harman
Date published: 2018-01-04

What is the crossover point for the 220?

Asked by: RichF
The crossover frequency of the Studio 220 is 4.1kHz
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2017-12-02

Zijn deze luidsprekers ook los te gebruiken of alleen in een surround systeem . Heb nu de jbl ti200 maar wil wat kleiner is dit dan een optie.Wil wel hetzelfde geluid behouden ,kan dit .

Asked by: Boop
Goedemiddag Bedankt voor uw vraag De woofer in de Studio 220 is 6cm kleiner in diameter, dan de woofer in de Ti200 speaker. Dit houdt in dat deze dus minder lucht verplaatst, maar desondanks zullen de klanken op normale volumes beter zijn dan dat van de Ti200. Mocht je op hogere volumes hetzelfde geluid ( of beter ) willen hebben, dan raad ik je aan naar de Studio 230 speakers te kijken, deze kunnen iets meer vermogen aan.
Answered by: Kay Harman
Date published: 2017-12-02

what is the external dimensions of the Studio 220 speakers? HxWxD?

Asked by: tchoi
As shown in the Spec Sheet, the STUDIO 220 has a Dimensions of (H x W x D): 260 x 168 x 180 (mm).
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-01-16
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