The way JBL prices its Studio 500 Series, you're basically crazy if you pay full price. Every few months they go on sale, and the savings are big. But even then, the Black Friday discounts are the most "extreme" you'll find with gigantic discounts that make this speaker deal the most irresistible of the season.
You can put together a complete 500 Series 5.1 system with Studio 580 towers and Studio 530 Bookshelf, plus the 520C center and Sub 550p, that has an MSRP of $3149.75, for only $1119.95.
So, what's so special about the JBL Studio 500 Series? It's a premium speaker line that cleverly incorporates horn-loaded compression drivers into the design, the same type of tweeter you'll find in pro gear and commercial cinemas. They are attractive speakers that earn rave reviews from many owners.
Right now, the JBL Studio 500 Series is the best deal going for quality yet affordable speakers.
Thanks to its incredibly accurate sound, the JBL Studio 590 makes whatever you watch more believable and exciting.
This tower speaker has dual 8" woofers. It can handle 250 W of power and has a sensitivity of 92dB (2.83V@1m). This peaker's frequency response is specified as 35Hz-40kHz. 6-ohm impedance.
Superbly capable, and right-size for many applications, the JBL Studio 580 offers exceptional fidelity with plenty of power to back it up.
This JBL floorstanding speaker has dual 6.5" woofers. It can handle 200 W of power and has a sensitivity of 90dB (2.83V@1m). Its frequency response is specified as 40Hz-40kHz. 6-ohm impedance.
Svelte and highly affordable, this is the tower to get if you plan to add a subwoofer and don't need the huge output of the larger Studio 500 Series towers.
Specs are as follows. Dual 5.25" woofers with 150 W of power and has a sensitivity of 88dB (2.83V@1m). Its frequency response is specified as 45Hz-40kHz. 6-ohm impedance.
Regardless of use, movies or music, or games, the Studio 530 is a compelling bookshelf speaker. Using the same tweeter as the towers, it's ideal for various applications in surround-sound systems. Naturally, a pair on its own works for stereo music listening.
This speaker has a 5.25" woofer and can handle up to 125 W. Its frequency response is 45 Hz to 40 kHz, and its sensitivity is 86 dB. 6-ohm impedance.
If you're assembling a surround-sound system using JBL Studio 500 series speakers, you'll want a properly matched center channel. That is where the Studio 520C comes in handy; it is designed for horizontal placement and plays nicely with the rest of the Studio 500 series speakers. Max. recommended power: 150 W, frequency response: 60Hz-40 kHz, plus 88 dB sensitivity and 6-ohm impedance.
This is an incredible deal for a sub of this quality. It's such a good deal that you should buy two. Why? Because dual subs provide not just more output, using two also smooths out the bass response throughout the room. And at this price, you can buy two for less than one decent sub costs.
300 W RMS, 500 W peak power, 27 Hz to 150 Hz response, sealed design. Ships with 15-foot subwoofer cable.