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All components are magnetically shielded to avoid interference when placed near tv screens and monitors.

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good clarity throughout the bass, mids and highs for the price range

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mid frequencies are very clear, details stand out

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grill design is very unique, has a modern-art feel to it

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outer construction is very high quality, feels durable and looks great

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non-traditional grill design may be too much for some

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highs thin out at the top end, noticeable to audiophiles

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needs a subwoofer to fill the bass range out properly

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The Studio 180 were announced in September by JBL as part of the Studio 1 line for a fall release along with the complementary center and side channel speakers. The two 40" floorstanding speakers employ a 3-Way design using one 6.5" woofer with lightweight PolyPlas enforced cone and rubber surround, a 4" PolyPlas cone providing the mid frequencies and 1" CMMD Lite dome tweeter for highs. All components are magnetically shielded to avoid interference when placed near tv screens and monitors. JBL also included in the series a step up from these called the Studio 190, which are 4-1/8" taller and use two woofers per speaker for more powerful bass, which makes sense since the Studio 1 line does not feature a separate subwoofer like the ES line. These speakers also all feature a large bass port in the back to further extend the bass response, and also use gold binding posts. See also: Studio 120c center channel, Studio 130 side channel/bookshelf speaker.

  • 3 - way floorstanding
  • Silver tinted black or cherry vinyl finish
  • Frequency Response: 45Hz – 22kHz (–3dB)
  • Crossover Frequencies: 800Hz, 3.2kHz, 6dB/octave
  • Power Handling: 90 Watts Continuous / 360 Watts Peak
  • Max. Recommended Amplifier Power: 200 Watts
  • Low-Frequency Transducer: 6-1/2" (165mm) PolyPlas cone, magnetically shielded
  • Midrange Transducer: 4" (100mm) PolyPlas cone, magnetically shielded
  • High-Frequency Transducer: 1" CMMD Lite dome, magnetically shielded, in a Bi-Radial constant directivity waveguide
  • Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 88dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 40" x 7-7/8" x 13-1/8" (1016mm x 200mm x 333mm)
  • Weight: 38.6 lb (17.5kg)
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