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Studio 280

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Item# STUDIO 280
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Dual PolyPlas speakers. Dual Perfection. One of the capstones of the groundbreaking 10-piece JBL Studio 2 loudspeaker series, the Studio 280 vaults you into a world where legacy sound-craft and visionary technology go hand-in-hand in shaping a listening experience like never before. The Studio 280 loudspeaker’s dual 6.5” PolyPlas midrange drivers are designed to bring you twice the pitch-perfect vocal clarity and tight, accurate bass that come with the Studio 2 Series loudspeakers. Add to these a built-in High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide and a 1” CMMD Lite high-frequency driver, and you’ve got a loudspeaker that takes its performance cues from JBL’s own legendary M2 reference monitor. Combine all 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:
  • Dual 6.5” PolyPlas drivers deliver unrivaled purity, power, and realism
  • 1” CMMD® Lite high-frequency driver and High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide bring cinema-grade imaging and natural balance to your listening experience
  • Visually striking 21st century design features that can’t fail to seduce
What's in the Box:
  • Carpet Spikes x 4
  • JBL® Studio 280 3-way Dual 6.5" Floorstanding Loudspeaker
  • Owner’s Manual
One legacy of relentless innovation – with dual 6.5” drivers We knew it was time again for us to redefine the future of sound. That’s why we designed a new floorstanding loudspeaker that reaches far and above what other companies can even fathom: our new JBL® Studio 280 dual 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker. As a signature part of the new 10-piece JBL Studio 2 loudspeaker series, the Studio 280 was built to take legacy sound and forward-thinking technology up to unrivaled heights. 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, the Studio 280 does just that. Its dual 6.5” PolyPlas midrange drivers deliver twice the signature potency and polish of JBL legacy, and a rear-firing Slipstream bass port envelops your senses in tight, accurate bass. But going farther than anyone else isn’t far enough at JBL. Inspired by our own work in developing the world’s most legendary recording studios, we invested our Studio 280 with the kind of tech that makes for true cinema-grade listening. We made improvements like 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 firm natural balance. We braced the loudspeaker’s interior from edge-to-edge in order to minimize cabinet flexing, and eliminate bass distortion. Then we capped it with seductive 21st century features like gloss black paneling, soft rounded edges, and your choice of either Black or Espresso woodgrain finish. For those able to see and hear the truth, we’re confident you’ll know it – full volume – at first look and first listen.
Product Features:
  • Dual 6.5” PolyPlas drivers deliver unrivaled purity, power, and realism
    The results are in from lab and listeners alike: the Studio 280 is simply one of the finest, dynamically accurate floorstanding loudspeakers ever built in its class. Decades of JBL acoustic research and development have made their loud impact. With its twin 6.5” PolyPlas drivers delivering twice the unrivaled accuracy and realism of JBL sound, we’ll let a masterpiece speak for itself.
  • 1” CMMD® Lite high-frequency driver and High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide bring cinema-grade imaging and natural balance to your listening experience
    The apex of 67 years of pioneering sound research at our JBL labs, the Studio 280 incorporates groundbreaking innovations like a High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide design and a 1” CMMD Lite high-frequency driver into its framework. Together, these advances let you experience your sound purely and cinematically, with all the precision imaging, high-frequency detail, natural balance, and full spectrum mastery of advanced home theater.
  • Visually striking 21st century design features that can’t fail to seduce
    The JBL way is to make it look as good as it sounds. And with the Studio 280, we’ve made no exception. With 21st century elegance that incorporates soft-rounded edges, black gloss paneling, and soft-touch paint, we’ve built something that seduces the eye as much as it commands the ear.
Floorstanding Speaker

Floorstanding design delivers big theater sound provides a true home entertainment experience.

Legendary JBL Sound

You don't have to venture far from home to experience the legendary power of the JBL sound. Complete 5.1 home theater sound. Includes 4 satellite speakers, a center channel and room-shaking subwoofer.

Sleek, Stylish Design

High-gloss finish that compliments any room in your home.

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General Specifications:
Type
3-way Dual 6.5" Floorstanding Loudspeaker
Audio Specifications:
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power
20 – 200 W
Sensitivity
89 dB
Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
Frequency Response
40 Hz – 22 kHz
Speaker Specifications:
Low-Frequency Transducer
Dual 165mm (6.5") PolyPlas low-frequency transducers
High-Frequency Transducer
25mm (1") CMMD® Lite high frequency dome
Midrange Transducer
Single 100mm (4") PolyPlas midrange transducer
Dimensions:
Depth (mm)
284
Height (in)
44-1/4
Height (mm)
1124
Weight (lb)
45.2
Width ( in)
9-5/16
Width (mm)
237
Depth (in)
11-3/16
Weight (kg)
20.5
Control and Connection Specifications:
Connector Type
Dual gold-plated binding-post speaker terminals with bi-wire capability
Studio 280 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good sound, Good quality first of all i want to talk about the size, they are big speakers if you have a very small room they will not fit proper and if it was me i was not going to use them in bedroom. my living room is 8 by 8 meters and they fit in this area very well. built quality is very good and they seem very durable their appearance is somehow classic and​ piano looking, from the first look they show that they are high end products. if I go to the sound i have to say that they are AMAZING. as JBL says hear the truth they really work in that way. before i go for them I heard Klipsch, KEF and monitor studio speakers but i was looking for pure sound so i choose them. if you are looking for a set of speakers with detailed and powerful sound they are great choice. I use Denon AVR x520 BT receiver with them and they sound great.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely good speakers With a good receiver, these speakers would rival any speakers 10 times it price. My experience was pure and utter amazement. If you could demo it, do give it a try
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good speaker I like the speakers. I had bought it to play with Marantz PM 8005 and cd 6005. It sounds good. But I am being told by your dealers that these are not the musical speakers that you have bought , it is to be played in a home theatre system. I should have looked at some other option. Is that true?
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent way to enter the world of hi-fi These speakers were my first proper speakers that I paid for in the excess of 100$. I have had terrible, ok, and not too bad speakers before, but these felt like I had gotten something really premium back then. Today I have various speakers that cost as much as the 280's together or even more, yet I still consider them excellent value for money. There are obviously better speakers in the world, but they will cost you a lot more, there is very little competition for the 280 at it's price in my opinion. There certainly are more expensive speakers that don't perform nearly as well too. Music, movies or games, none leave me wanting something else. They are great and I don't see any faults in them, kind of wish there was on option to pay twice the money and get the same speakers with better quality components in them to upgrade my Studio 280 main speakers. They have a slight emphasis on the mid frequencies and things like that ultimately boil down to personal preferances though. Because of that emphasis, I also recommend you get a subwoofer for the sake of balance and then you should be all set and ready to rock! The top of the speakers likes to gather dust because of it's glossy surface which is easily scratched, which is the only negative I can think of. Instead of that glossy material, that money could have been spent on something else in the speaker. Again, personal preferances though, nothing fundamental. Great speakers overall, I recommend them with a subwoofer if possible for people who want to jump into the world of hifi. They really benefit from a subwoofer though, not because of some issues with lower frequencies but because their strength lies in the mid frequency in my opinion and by using a subwoofer you can really reinforce this strong point and get a well balanced system no matter if it's stereo or surround. At this price point, you want a speaker that specializes in something instead of a jack-of-all-trades to build a good sounding system and the Studio 280 is a true mid range specialist that can hold it's own alone but also plays well with others.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Dynamics Using the 280`s (floor- and centerspeaker) for over a year now together with a Harman Kardon AVR265. Deep bass, very well balanced middle and one of the clearest high I ever heard in a speaker of this priceclass. Very happy with them!
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JBL STUDIO 280 Excellent speakers, high quality sound, excellent quality. The BEST!!!
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lautsprecher für Musikliebhaber Habe diese Lautsprecher seit einigen Monaten und bin einfach nur begeistert. Habe sie via Bi Wiring an meinem Verstärker angeschlossen und die Wiedergabe der Lautsprecher hat mich komplett überzeugt. Saubere Höhen in Form von Anspruchsvollen Violinen und Geigen Stücken aber die Tiefen bleiben keineswegs auf der Strecke liegen, diese kommen straff und trocken mit einer Dynamik, die ein Musikstück überhaupt erst richtig aufleben lässt.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not up to expectations My system is all JBL and I was hoping for an upgrade left and rights with 3 way speakers. My center channel is the Studio 235c and sounds fantastic. The 280's did not come close to matching the 235c. Midband on the 280's was way too intense. The 280's were returned. If you like a blazing mid band, these might be for you, but didn't work out for me.
Date published: 2017-01-19
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I have 280 floorstanding, 220 Bookshelf, 225C and 250P. I would have preferred if the center speaker was the 235C but it is not available here in Egypt. I wanted a better center and saw Wharfedale diamond 9.CM. Will it work well with the 280 fronts?

Asked by: r9800pro
Hi! We would love to help you with your inquiry and get more information about how your audio setup is, and the specification of your Wharfedale speaker. Please reach us at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html, and our Customer Service Team will be more than glad to assist you.
Answered by: Gian at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-10-09

I have JBL studio 280 two pairs speakers. One pair studio 280 for front speaker and second pair studio 280 for surround speakers.  I have an idea to buy another pair JBL studio 280 for back surround, Is it a good idea or it's better to set up studio 220 

Asked by: Duka
Hello. Both the JBL Studio 280 and Studio 220 would sound great as a rear surround speaker. I would say, since you already have two sets of Studio 280, another pair of it would look great aesthetically. Now, the Studio 220 would work more than sufficiently for the same purpose, since rear speakers does not output audio most of the time on a surround system.
Answered by: Rhae
Date published: 2018-09-23

Hi, I have JBL studio 280 and pioneer sc-lx 701, this receiver have option for bi-amp,please tell me if these speakers support bi-amp

Asked by: Duka
Hi. The Studio 280 does have dual gold-plated binding-post speaker terminals with bi-wire capability.
Answered by: Rhae
Date published: 2018-08-22

GOOD DAY! I HAVE JBL STUDIO 280 SET, I WANT TO BUY EXTRA SUB WOOFER FOR THESE, WHAT BEST SUB WOOFER YOU CAN RECOMMEND AND WHERE CAN I CAN?

Asked by: MANUEL75
Thank you for reaching out to us. A subwoofer to match these would be the JBL Studio 260P. You can get them from us or from any of our Authorized dealers.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-06-23

I am buying a pair of Studio 280 speakers for my home karaoke entertainment. Are these speakers strong enough for our needs in your opinion? Thanks, Brandon

Asked by: Phamster
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-01-06

avec ces enceintes il faut un ampli de quelle puissance. Merci pour votre réponse Cordialement

Asked by: coco48200
Bonjour, Vous pouvez peut-être trouver la réponse à votre question sur notre page de support produit et notre base de connaissance. Le lien est situé en haut de cette page. Pour ouvrir un dossier avec le support clientèle, veuillez remplir le fichier Contactez-nous au même endroit.
Answered by: Alice D
Date published: 2017-12-02

What AV can you recommend me for these speakers Im looking to buy(2xStudio 280+Studio 225C+Studio 220 +Studio SUB260P),bearing in mind I want the AV to support Dolby Atmos,DTSX,Wifi,Bluetooth?Also what's difference between Studio 270/280?

Asked by: krasi
Hi Thank you for the question Harman/Kardon Doesn't have an AV-receiver which supports Dolby Atmos or wi-fi. and the difference between JBL Studio 270/280 is that the 280 has two 6,5" bass drivers as the 270 only has one.
Answered by: Mogens
Date published: 2017-12-02

Hi! I am looking to buy a part of Studio 280, Studio 225C, Studio SUB260P and Studio 220. Would this amplifier be powerful enough to drive the whole system : Onkyo TXNR676 , as I want to really enjoy the whole power of front's (Studio 280) and the SUB260?

Asked by: krasi
Thank you so much for the detailed information, Bo. In this case which kind of amplifier would you recommend me to go for ? Bearing in mind I want the amplifier to support these features: Dolby Atmos, DTSX, Wifi, Bluetooth Also what can you advise me for the selection I have done for loudspeakers - is it good enough? Would Studio 270 or Studio 280 be much of a difference ? Will I get the surround with Studio 220 ? Would I get deep bass with Studio 260P ? Bearing in mind I am building this 5.1 for my home to last long like at least 5-10 years so that's why I am going for Studio series not for Arena, if my selection is not good enough what would you best recommend me in this case ? Thank you very much in advance.
Answered by: krasi
Date published: 2017-12-02
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