Studio 530


125-watt, 5-1/4" bookshelf loudspeakers

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Professional technology in a bookshelf loudspeaker.

The JBL® Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeaker brings professional-quality sound to the home experience. The Studio 530 takes the technology that JBL engineers developed for pro-audio loudspeakers and uses it to deliver accurate and powerful sound to your living room. And it’s versatile: the Studio 530 can replay a left-channel signal, a right-channel signal or surround-sound channels. The Studio 530 features a 1-inch (25-millimeter) tweeter mounted on a glass-filled Bi-Radial® horn – the technology that JBL concert-sound systems use – to deliver concise, sustained high frequencies. A 5-1/4-inch (130-millimeter) PolyPlas™ cone with a Symmetrical Field Geometry™ (SFG) magnet assembly handles low frequencies.

Item# STUDIO 530

General Specifications

Finish Black
Type Two-way bookshelf

Audio Specifications

Nominal Impedance 6 ohms
Frequency Response (-6dB) 45Hz-40kHz
Sensitivity (2.83V@1m) 86dB
Crossover Frequencies 1.5kHz

Speaker Specifications

Low-Frequency Transducer 5-1/4" (130mm) PolyPlas cone with Symmetrical Field Geometry magnet structure, cast frame and rubber surround, magnetically shielded
High-Frequncy Transducer 1" (25mm) compression driver with neodyminium magnet and one-piece Teonex diaphragm on a glass-filled ABS Bi-Radial horn, magnetically shielded


Depth (in) 8-3/4
Weight (lb) 17
Width ( in) 8-7/16
Depth (mm) 222
Height (in) 18-3/8
Width (mm) 214
Height (mm) 467
Weight (kg) 7.7

Control and Connection Specifications

Connector Type Dual gold-plated binding posts (bi-wire capable)
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Spec Sheet (EN)

545 KB
  • 2 Studio 530 bookshelf loudspeakers
  • 2 horn covers
  • 2 port tube inserts
  • 2 cards with adhesive rubber feet
  • Owner’s manual

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Studio 530 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So professional speaker system I got it now for a year,and I am very satisfied period
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Some of the greatest sounding audio I have ever heard.
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great speaker for a good (low)price I have 4 pieces studio 530 with the center 520c I have them sit on my Rotel rsp1572 and rmb1555 and they sound great before I had expensive bw speakers cm s2 monitor series but the JBL 530 sound calmer and more open and better spread the sound comes well more from the speaker , I mean that the price is not always what it says about the quality of the speaker is just a pity that they are sold in the Netherlands no longer I myself would like to have the studio 570 as front speaker. I had to buy my studio 530 in Germany. jbl I want studio570 as a front speaker where I can buy them in Europe
Date published: 2016-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprised I happened to have Chartwell LS3/5A 15 Ohm and ESS Amt1a at the same time to perform a comparison of masterpieces. And I decided to keep STUDIO 530. LS3/5A kept me from getting another pair of speakers to replace them. Amt1a just happened to enter my place at the same time when I got STUDIO 530. The legendary LS3/5A still has a bit sweeter sound and I considered that an overkill, beautifully inaccurate. Amt1a sounds very much like LS3/5A with stronger bass. But when it comes STUDIO 530, the clearer and more accurate sound outperforms both ancient masterpieces. Amt1a still have more filled field. Sorry for my poor English. I hope you understand. But they cannot locate instruments like 530. 530's bass is as good as Amt1a. All my friends who are in this field did not believe JBL can do this good job. Iam very happy with them. I hope they last as long as my other two pairs.
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakers They sound excellent for their size and cost. Love them!
Date published: 2016-05-01
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Hi, are you planning on getting/producting any more of these speakers? Secondary markets are selling these are HUGE markups and hard to find. I have the 580s and 520c, but desperately looking for these to use as surrounds.

Asked by: Jason12345
We love that you can’t wait for the Studio 530 ! We can’t either, so keep an eye on our newsletter and social channels to find out more information.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-11-09

Which would be safest and best sounding power amp for the JBL Studio 530's between the Emotiva A-150 which can deliver 112.5 watts at 6 ohms per channel, or the Emotiva A-300 which delivers 225 watts per channel at 6 ohms? Extra wattage vs. under?

Asked by: AudioAsker123
To utilize the speakers to their full potential, you will need to have the amplifier's power as close as possible to the speakers but not exceeding it since you will lose the ability to raise the volume without damaging the speakers. In this case the Emotiva A-150 would be the best choice for your Studio 530.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-12-15

Hi. I own Yamaha A-S1000. Is my Integrated Amplifier to strong for this speaker? Thanx.

Asked by: Simonn
It appears these two will be a perfect match. The Yamaha A-S1000 has a wattage rating of 90 watts @ 8 ohms, and 140 watts @ 4 ohms. So the 6 ohm rating will fall right around 115 watts. This is perfect because the STUDIO 530 speakers have a maximum RMS wattage capability of 125 watts. These two will work great together.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2018-12-15

Are there going to be more cherry colored studio 530 in Stock ever?

Asked by: Reefman
Unfortunately, we will not be getting any more of these speakers in, in the cherry finish. They are now only available in Black.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-12-15

Hi I was thinking about buying these speakers but I wanted to make sure they work with my receiver. My receiver is a Pioneer Elite VSX-92THX. 

Asked by: Bluthe
The STUDIO 530 speakers can handle up to 125 watts of RMS power. Your receiver can put out up to 130 watts of RMS power. The difference of 5 watts will not be enough to make a difference. As long as you don't crank you receiver to the max, causing it to send distortion to the speakers, you will not have any problem.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2018-12-15

Howdy,  Would there be any negatives in in installing these horizontally?  (such as goofy dispersion patterns?) 

Asked by: marimbaguy
While it is true that a horn can and will drastically effect the dispersion of the sound, these horns are designed to give even dispersion all the way around. So there will be no harm in doing a horizontal install. They will sound great.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2018-12-15

The Studio 530 is backordered until April 2016...will I be charged now or when the speakers ship?

Asked by: jimmyk
Hello, Thank you for your inquiry. When the order ships. Best Regards.
Answered by: Zoltan
Date published: 2017-12-02

I'm thinking about purchasing these. I was curious if my Denon DRA-635R would power these properly?

Asked by: Zeltergiest
Hi, the old Denon has 80watts/channel according to a quick google. Will they work? Sure. But.....that these speaker are very inefficient. This is helped by a slightly lower impendance of 6 Ohm which is a tad friendlier for your amp. For background listening it is fine, but when hosting a party beware - you will want to crank up the volume more than the receiver can handle. That means the amplifier will go 'clipping' and these will generally fry your tweeters. Also for the other amp related questions: In contrary to the JBL advice, I suggest you will use a heavier amplifier than the speaker rating. Why? A couple of reasons. 1. Clipping caused by a too weak amp will damage your speakers more than overpowering your speakers from an amp delivering too much power (shortly that is). You cannot hear clipping until it is too late, but you can hear the distortion when you crank up your speakers too far and you'll be rushing to the volume knob to lower the volume before much harm is done. 2. Depending on the construction of your amplifier, most of them will have lower distortion when they're not being pushed to the max. I recommend twice the amount of power (in this case a 250w/ch amp would be fine. 3. Some speakers are hard to drive. These speakers benefit from a good solid amp. In short, these are amazing speakers for the price, but given the low sensitivity, do not use them on weak amps. If you listen at reasonable levels (also mind the neighbors) a bigger amp is no issue. It is not a party speaker, it is hifi - and hold it's ground through a lot of seriously priced high-end speakers. A bargain if you can find them.
Answered by: Dirkjan
Date published: 2018-12-15
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