Tuesday, December 17th 2013

HARMAN Announces the JBL Studio 2 Loudspeakers

HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, celebrates JBL's 67-year history of industry leading speaker design by introducing JBL Studio 2, the new generation of loudspeakers from JBL. These new speaker models feature high-definition imaging derived directly from the JBL Professional M2 Master Reference Monitor.

"We're writing a new chapter in JBL's longstanding legacy of providing unrivaled audio reproduction," said Michael Mauser, President of HARMAN Lifestyle. "JBL's history sets the bar high, but the JBL Studio 2 line lives up to it in every way."
Whether applied to music or movies, JBL has an unmatched reputation for delivering sound the way it's meant to be heard. This 67-year heritage continues with the JBL Studio 2 family of loudspeakers, an all-new lineup featuring five full-range speakers in a choice of three floorstanding and two bookshelf models complemented by multiple center, surround, and subwoofer options. From simple 2.0 stereo to advanced 9.2-channel surround systems for home theaters, the JBL Studio 2 series is the perfect solution for a variety of different audio sources such as CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, satellite TV/radio, vinyl records, portable media, streaming services, gaming consoles, and more. Each speaker provides astounding imaging, natural balance, and remarkable detail and accuracy at any position in the room. Computer-optimized drivers and crossover network integration deliver a lifelike, three-dimensional soundstage backed by deep, powerful bass.

This meticulous approach to design is reflected, as well, in the sophisticated and modern speaker cabinetry. Sleek soft edges, elegant gloss black top panels, and luxurious finishes will enhance and complement any decor or setting. From the technology inside to the detailed craftsmanship outside, JBL Studio 2 embodies JBL's proven acoustic superiority, backed by rigorous real-world testing, evaluation, and experience.

JBL Studio 2 Loudspeakers
  • 10 new speaker models for flexible system configurations
  • High-Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide design derived directly from the JBL Professional M2 Master Reference Monitor
  • Computer-optimized driver positioning and crossover network integration
  • Gloss black top panels add a touch of elegance to sleek cabinet designs
  • Solid cabinetry construction with soft-rounded edges and no visible fasteners
  • Proven acoustic superiority through rigorous testing and real-world evaluation
  • Available in Black and Espresso wood grain finishes
  • Designed and engineered in Northridge, California
  • STUDIO 210 - 2-way 4" Surround Loudspeakers (MSRP $349)
  • STUDIO 220 - 2-way 4" Bookshelf Loudspeakers (MSRP $299)
  • STUDIO 225C - 2.5-way Dual 4" Center Channel Loudspeaker (MSRP $249)
  • STUDIO 230 - 2-way 6.5" Bookshelf Loudspeakers (MSRP $399)
  • STUDIO 235C - 2.5-way Dual 6.5" Center Channel Loudspeaker (MSRP $379)
  • STUDIO 270 - 3-way 6.5" Floorstanding Loudspeaker (MSRP $399)
  • STUDIO 280 - 3-way Dual 6.5" Floorstanding Loudspeaker (MSRP $499)
  • STUDIO 290 - 3-way Dual 8" Floorstanding Loudspeaker (MSRP $599)
  • SUB 250P - 10" Powered Subwoofer (MSRP $449)
  • SUB 260P - 12" Powered Subwoofer (MSRP $599)
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3 Comments on HARMAN Announces the JBL Studio 2 Loudspeakers

Now idea how those sound, but they look sweet! I wander how they compare to the Pioneer SP-PK52FS I have already my eyes on...
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The Pioneer SP-PK52FS are 6ohms and less sensitive at 87db/1w, are rated at 130w max and extend down to a claimed 40hz. The midrange and 2 'woofers' are all 5.25" and the tweeter just states is a 'tweeter' at 1" in size, no other specs given on it.

However, the Studio 290's from JBL 8ohms and considerably more sensitive at 91db/w while also being rated to a max of 225w. They extend down a a claimed 38hz and this is handled by the two 8" 'low frequency transducers', the midrange is 4" and the tweeter is a 1" horn-type design.

On a design front, I like the JBL's more. On a specs front, they are miles ahead. Its a clear choice for me; JBL's all day long vs the Pioneer set. Though, that isnt to say the SP-PK52FS are bad speakers... just not up to the level of the Studio 290's.
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what amplifier is best suited for these..? isnt a set of stereo speakers from tannoy the best option for any (mostly realistic, unexaggerated) audio reproduction?
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