JBL Studio 280 3-Way Floorstanding Speaker - Each (Black)

Model: STUDIO280BK UPC: 050036319102 Item: 159511


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Studio 280 3-Way Floorstanding Speaker Overview

Great sound doesn’t need to cost a fortune. JBL’s Studio 280 tower delivers stellar performance defined by razor-sharp imaging and a balanced sonic attack, making it the perfect choice to anchor any home theater or stereo system. Residing as one of JBL’s top Studio 2 speaker models, the Studio 280 relies on groundbreaking technologies such as the company’s High Definition Imaging waveguide and dynamic PolyPlas drivers to deliver an audiophile-grade experience at a wallet friendly price.  

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Product highlights

  • JBL performance backed by over 60 years of innovation
  • Incredibly detailed and engaging audio for both stereo and home theater duty
  • High frequencies handled by a custom 1-inch CMMD Lite tweeter
  • Mid-range punch delivered by a 4-inch PolyPlas driver
  • Deep bass driven by dual 6.5-inch PolyPlas woofers
  • Braced cabinet featuring a Slipstream rear-firing bass port
  • Recommended amplifier power: 20 – 200 Watts
  • Sensitivity: 89 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Frequency Response (±3 dB): 40Hz – 22kHz
  • Included: Four carpet spikes
  • Dimensions: 44.25 inches height, 9.3 inches width, 6.2 inches depth
  • Weight: 45.2 lbs.
  • Warranty:  5 years - 
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Affordable high-end performance

Tapping nearly 70 years of experience in the industry, JBL’s new Studio 2 speaker series defies its price-class, offering innovation and performance the competition can’t touch. The Studio 280 stands as the series’ second largest floor-standing model, offering true three-way playback in a visually stunning package. A pair of these towers can easily anchor the front-end of a magical home theater system, or can be used separately as part of a Hi-Fi two-channel arrangement.

Amazingly sharp and detailed imaging

JBL’s relentless pursuit for high-quality sound has resulted in decades of innovation and development. The Studio 280 taps that innovation by offering a 1-inch CMMD Lite tweeter paired with the company’s own High Definition Imaging waveguide. These two advancements combine to deliver crystal-clear purity and identifiable precision across the spectrum of high frequency sound. You’ll enjoy jaw-dropping imaging as your favorite tunes and movies blossom to life with crisp detail and realism.

Deep and powerful bass

Utilizing two 6.5-inch PolyPlas drivers and a ported bass reflex cabinet, the Studio 280 has the tools to inject your listening space with tight and accurate bass. That means every explosion will be felt as well as heard, and music will carry a rich and rounded low-end. Add to that a 4-inch PolyPlas midrange driver, and JBL offers a speaker that issues excellent tonal balance.

A cabinet that performs as good as it looks

A quality speaker cabinet is an absolute necessity when it comes to precise sound reproduction.  That’s why JBL designed the Studio 280 with robust internal bracing for tight bass and low distortion. And the 280 looks simply fantastic, with gorgeous gloss black paneling that’s soft to the touch, accentuated by elegantly rounded edges. It’s the perfect package to complement the speaker’s amazing sound.

Create a high-performance system

The Studio 280 can confidently perform in a standalone stereo speaker system, delivering audiophile-grade two-channel sound. But, it’s one of ten Studio 2 speakers, allowing you to create a perfect multi-channel experience. Reach for the horizontally arranged Studio 235C or Studio 225C for center channel duty when space is tight. Or create a true multi-channel home theater experience with surround and rear surround effects using the Studio 210 Surround or Studio 220 Bookshelf models. Because each speaker in the Studio 2 series is voice matched, you’re guaranteed to enjoy a seamless audio experience.


Customer Reviews for JBL Studio 280 3-Way Floorstanding Speaker - Each (Black)

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Extremely good speakers
With a good receiver, these speakers would rival any speakers 10 times it price. My experience was pure and utter amazement. If you could demo it, do give it a try
July 12, 2016
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Good sound, Good quality
first of all i want to talk about the size, they are big speakers if you have a very small room they will not fit proper and if it was me i was not going to use them in bedroom. my living room is 8 by 8 meters and they fit in this area very well.
built quality is very good and they seem very durable
their appearance is somehow classic and? piano looking, from the first look they show that they are high end products.
if I go to the sound i have to say that they are AMAZING. as JBL says hear the truth they really work in that way. before i go for them I heard Klipsch, KEF and monitor studio speakers but i was looking for pure sound so i choose them. if you are looking for a set of speakers with detailed and powerful sound they are great choice.
I use Denon AVR x520 BT receiver with them and they sound great.
March 22, 2017
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Excellent way to enter the world of hi-fi
These speakers were my first proper speakers that I paid for in the excess of 100$. I have had terrible, ok, and not too bad speakers before, but these felt like I had gotten something really premium back then. Today I have various speakers that cost as much as the 280's together or even more, yet I still consider them excellent value for money. There are obviously better speakers in the world, but they will cost you a lot more, there is very little competition for the 280 at it's price in my opinion. There certainly are more expensive speakers that don't perform nearly as well too.

Music, movies or games, none leave me wanting something else. They are great and I don't see any faults in them, kind of wish there was on option to pay twice the money and get the same speakers with better quality components in them to upgrade my Studio 280 main speakers. They have a slight emphasis on the mid frequencies and things like that ultimately boil down to personal preferances though. Because of that emphasis, I also recommend you get a subwoofer for the sake of balance and then you should be all set and ready to rock!

The top of the speakers likes to gather dust because of it's glossy surface which is easily scratched, which is the only negative I can think of. Instead of that glossy material, that money could have been spent on something else in the speaker. Again, personal preferances though, nothing fundamental.

Great speakers overall, I recommend them with a subwoofer if possible for people who want to jump into the world of hifi. They really benefit from a subwoofer though, not because of some issues with lower frequencies but because their strength lies in the mid frequency in my opinion and by using a subwoofer you can really reinforce this strong point and get a well balanced system no matter if it's stereo or surround.

At this price point, you want a speaker that specializes in something instead of a jack-of-all-trades to build a good sounding system and the Studio 280 is a true mid range specialist that can hold it's own alone but also plays well with others.
March 2, 2017
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Good speaker
I like the speakers. I had bought it to play with Marantz PM 8005 and cd 6005. It sounds good. But I am being told by your dealers that these are not the musical speakers that you have bought , it is to be played in a home theatre system. I should have looked at some other option. Is that true?
February 18, 2017
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Super Dynamics
Using the 280`s (floor- and centerspeaker) for over a year now together with a Harman Kardon AVR265. Deep bass, very well balanced middle and one of the clearest high I ever heard in a speaker of this priceclass. Very happy with them!
February 2, 2017
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