JBL Stage A130
JBL Stage A130 5.25-inch (133mm) Polycellulose Low-Frequency Woofer - Image

5.25-inch (133mm) Polycellulose Low-Frequency Woofer

JBL Stage A130 New High Definition Imaging (HDI) Waveguide - Image

New High Definition Imaging (HDI) Waveguide

JBL Stage A130 1-inch (25mm) Aluminum Dome Tweeter - Image

1-inch (25mm) Aluminum Dome Tweeter


JBL Stage A130 Two-tone Unique Design for wood - Image

Two-tone Unique Design for wood

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Item# JBLA130BLK


JBL A130

Designed and engineered in JBL’s world-famous acoustic engineering facility in Northridge, California, the Stage A130 is the 5.25-inch 2-way bookshelf loudspeaker of the JBL Stage Series. The narrow footprint features a 2-way design with patented High-Definition Imaging (HDI™) waveguide geometry, 1-inch (25mm) Aluminum dome tweeter, and 5.25-inch (133mm) Polycellulose cone woofers for signature JBL bass.

General Specifications

2 way, 5.25" woofer, 1" aluminum tweeter bookshelf loudspeakers

5.25" (133mm) Polycellulose Low-Frequency Woofer

New High Definition Imaging (HDI) Waveguide

1” (25mm) Aluminum Dome Tweeter

Recommended Amplifier Power
20 – 125W
Frequency Response
55Hz – 40kHz
86dB @ 1M, 2.83V
Nominal Impedance
6 Ohms
Crossover Frequencies
Enclosure Type
Bass-Reflex via Rear-Firing Tuned Port
Dimensions (W x D x H)
190 x 230 x 321mm
Weight (each)
12.02 lbs (5.45kg)

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Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding speaker for the money! I just bought my new stereo that sounds awesome and it's the Denon CEOL RCD-N10 mini stereo network. The speakers that came with it are admittedly very good however I wanted something that had some more Ummmphhh to it and that's where these JBL's came in and saved the day in every aspect. These Stage A130 JBL speakers are crisp clear true to form with excellent bass and tweeter response as well as perfect crossover sounds phasing from left to right were very accurate too. I also bought the JBL Stage A120 12" Subwoofer and it's a perfect combo that you will love for years to come. All these put together and I have a awesome sounding system to rock too with impeccable clarity at any volume. This is why JBL Monitor Speaker's are still the most used in 3/4 of Recording Studios in the US to this day and have been for many many years.
Date published: 2019-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Since I always had JBL’s and still have my L100’s studio speakers, I have always enjoyed their sound especially bass driven music.
Date published: 2019-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Budget Speakers The Stage A130 is seriously good, even at the full price of $299. I just set up a nearfield 2.1 desktop system with these paired to an Aiyima A07 mini integrated amp, an Elac 1010 sub, and a Fosi Audio DAC-Q4, all for about $500. It's amazing how good a cheap system like this can sound! If I were doing it again on the same budget, I'd change nothing.
Date published: 2021-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best budget bookshelf speakers For the $179.95 sale price, there is nothing comparable. They have a slight upper mid bump in the frequency response, but other than that, near perfect. Distortion numbers are insanely low even compared to speakers 3x their price! Excellent imaging, tonality, and sound staging. Highly recommend for the price!
Date published: 2021-05-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Binding Posts The directions for using the binding posts as provided in the included owner's manual are not possible for using banana plugs. The plastic nut cannot be removed from the post and yet the directions have this removal as the 1st step before removing the plastic plug that blocks the banana jack's socket. It is possible using a knife edge to remove the plastic plug without removing the plastic nut. The manual does not inspire great confidence.
Date published: 2022-05-08
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Product Q&A

How does this compare to the studio 200 and the arens series? Is it a step up from the arena but below the studio 200? I am trying to decide between these a130 or the studio 230 for a small bedroom. Which performs better

Asked by: Samtheaudio
I don't know about the Arena or Studio Series but I have the Stage A 130's because if the fact they are 6 ohm which is what I needed for the compatibility of my stereo system and they sound awesome with clarity and definition. I also bought the Stage A 120 Subwoofer and it's a perfect combo.
Answered by: hrdrockman
Date published: 2022-04-16

Can these be turned on their side as opposed to sitting upright ? I need speakers to fit into a cabinet with a front that is ostensibly acoustically transparent. The Chairwoman of Aesthetics has vetoed any speakers sitting on the cabinet. Thanks !

Asked by: raddocsl
I don't think that you'd notice any real difference between these on their side or standing vertically. What you might notice is a difference if they are placed with their backs close to a wall, because of the rear-firing bass reflex port. I use my older JBL E20s with rear reflex port on a fireplace mantel, against a stone wall, and I don't have any issues with the sound when they are used that way. Because it's a rough stone wall, there is some space behind the speaker enclosures. Your mileage may vary, of course.
Answered by: PJBeee
Date published: 2021-06-06

What is the size of this speaker in terms of inches?

Asked by: uncleflat
The speaker size of our JBL Stage A 130 is 190 x 230 x 321mm or 7.4"x 9" x 12.6" in inches. You can check more of it's specifications here: https://bit.ly/327Ds6a
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-06-06

does this speaker have bluetooth

Asked by: GB11
JBL Stage A130 doesn't have Bluetooth functionality. Like other passive speakers, it has to be connected to an amplifier via speaker wire for it to play sound. If you wish to play music via Bluetooth from your phone or source device, you need to pair it to your amplifier, provided that it also supports Bluetooth connection. If you need more help or have more questions, you can reach out to us: https://bit.ly/2XcYSP1
Answered by: Ray at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-06-06

Can I pair the Stage A130 speakers with a wireless subwoofer from JBL?

Asked by: agneswhite94
Unfortunately, it's not possible to pair our JBL Stage A130 with a wireless subwoofer since this product is a passive speaker that requires to be connected to an amplifier. For more information, check out the Owners Manual through here: https://bit.ly/2pLJn24
Answered by: Rhae
Date published: 2021-06-06

Where are JBL speakers manufactured?

Asked by: Jaybob88
Our JBL A130 is designed and engineered in JBL's world-famous acoustic engineering facility in Northridge, California, and manufactured in China.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-09-06

Will these be back in stock?

Asked by: bob275
Thanks for having an interest in our products. Currently, we don't have news to share about our JBL Stage A130 will be re-stocked. Keep posted on our social media channels or sign up for our newsletter for updates about our product releases or promotions here: https://www.JBL.com/
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-06-06

This is a follow up to my previous question: I know they don’t mount. I already own them. Should they just sit on the floor then if I don’t have a bookshelf? I want to buy or make something for them to sit on with the back facing the wall.

Asked by: DennisC
Please reach out to our Customer Support team so we could directly work with you for mounting options for your JBL Stage A130.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-09-06
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