Studio 235C


Dual 2.5-way 6.5” Center Channel Loudspeaker

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Hear each word from wherever you’re sitting

Unmatched cinematic sound from any angle Home theater should never be anything but riveting. That goes for everyone listening to a movie, TV show, or console game – even if they’re seated way off to one side. That’s why we developed the JBL® Studio 235C dual 2.5-way center channel loudspeaker. Part of the new 10-piece JBL Studio 2 loudspeaker series, the Studio 235C was built to bring depth and cinematic nuance to everything you hear on screen. Tested relentlessly in the world’s most advanced sound research lab – our own – and pitted against competitors in real world comparative listening studies, the Studio 235C wins the crown for accuracy – and then some. Its dual 6.5” PolyPlas midrange drivers accentuate the power of every word and whisper. Its rear-firing Slipstream bass port heightens your senses and deepens your appreciation with tight, accurate bass. And that’s all for starters. Taking cues from our work developing some of the world’s most legendary recording studios, we’ve given the Studio 235C the same kind of kinetic intensity you’d hear at the movies. A 1” CMMD® Lite high-frequency driver ensures low-distortion. Meanwhile, a High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide design offers pinpoint sound imaging and firm natural balance – whatever angle you’re listening at. To top it all off, we’ve decked out our loudspeaker 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 – when you see and hear the Studio 235C.


General Specifications

Type Dual 2.5-way 6.5" Center Channel Loudspeaker

Audio Specifications

Sensitivity 91 dB
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power 20 – 150W
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms
Frequency Response 55 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


Height (mm) 194
Depth (in) 9-13/16
Width (mm) 645
Depth (mm) 249
Weight (kg) 11.9
Width ( in) 25-3/8
Height (in) 7-5/8
Weight (lb) 26.3

Control and Connection Specifications

Connector Type Gold-plated binding-post speaker terminals
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Studio 235C is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing center channel JBL has again amazed me with what they are capable off. This center channel is capable of picking up the slightest detail and delivering it to a wide sweet spot regardless of where you sit. Its pure and clear, just the way the sound engineer intended it to sound. I am an avid high end speaker collector and I have yet to find speakers that can rival the JBLs
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from JBL - Studio 235C I bought my first Studio 235C late last year and liked what I heard. Nice low end and more importantly a nice smooth high end. I decided to change out the center on a second system in the house and found the 235c was not listed anymore. I tried a 225c and found it to be, not even close. It was returned. The 235c then became listed again on the Harmon site only. Got one and love it also. Sounds a little different, but still quite nice. My systems are all JBL with Control 1 Pro's and a 12 inch woofer. It kicks butt. The rooms are rather small so it all works great. If JBL/Harmon is phasing this model out, it would be a big mistake. The 235c is a very respectable product,
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clean design, great sound Bought straight from JBL, free shipping! Very satisfied! Speaker looks and sounds great and is of very high quality.
Date published: 2016-09-22
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Is the JBL Studio 235C a good match with the in ceiling JBL Sp8cii speakers? Thanks

Asked by: SpeakerHead
Yes, you can pair the STUDIO 235C with JBL SP8CII speakers. When matching speakers with center channel speakers, we consider several factors such as the tweeter material (e.g. Titanium, CMMD, etc.), series and brand, respectively. Although the 235C tweeter uses CMMD, while the SP8CII uses titanium-laminate. Both speakers are the same brand and have a 1" dome shaped tweeter, they will be match fine.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-06-23

Is the Studio 235C a good match to be paired with the Studio 2 8IW speakers for Media room/theater room set up?

Asked by: Frankie1
STUDIO 235 and STUDIO 2 8IW are both part of the JBL Studio 2 series loudspeakers. Considering both speakers have similar tweeter design and are part of the same series, they will be a good match
Answered by: Jay at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-06-20

Can this center channel speaker be used on its side?

Asked by: Watevr
Since the STUDIO 235C is on a MTM (mid-tweeter-mid) set-up, you can try to place it vertically or on its side, but please know that this speaker is designed to be installed horizontally, intended to be provide the best sound quality on such.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-12-23

Usually the JBL manuals dictate the crossovers for any particulr unit, but the Studio 2 series manual does not include this info. Could you tell me how the 235C is a 2.5 way speaker?

Asked by: TonyLV
The STUDIO 235C center channel speaker was labeled as 2.5-way for it has 2 woofers and a tweeter. The crossover frequencies of the STUDIO 235C is 1.7kHz / 2.8kHz.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-12-10

Is the Studio 235C shielded? Is it safe to sit right next to other electronic equipment or directly in from of an LED flat screen?

Asked by: CuriousCustomer2016
The STUDIO 235C is magnetically shielded for placement on wherever you find it suitable, including right next to your TV or video display.
Answered by: Mark at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-11-28

Is the studio 235c a good match for the L5 towers?

Asked by: Rick235
While the 235C will work nicely with your L5, it will not be a good sonic match. If you are looking for the best sonic match, the STUDIO 520C is the way to go.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-09-15

Is the Studio 235c a good match for JBL Studio 590 speakers? The Studio 5 series center channel is unavailable. Wondering how the dome tweeter of the 2 series center would work with the compression tweeters in the 5 series.

Asked by: Rick From IL
This is NOT a perfect match. The STUDIO 235C will work but will not have the same sonic timbre. If you wannt a perfect match, The STUDIO 520C is the way to go available at this link. http://www.jbl.com/loudspeakers/STUDIO+520C.html?dwvar_STUDIO%20520C_color=Black#q=studio%2B5&start=1
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-09-01
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