According to Amazon reviewer and JBL Studio 580 owner Andrew J, the “best way to describe the sound of this series of speakers is it’s like taking a blanket off the speakers.” Andrew praises the speakers’ detailed and controlled bass, and compares them to his Tannoy speakers. AVS Forum user NYSoundGuy was impressed with the JBL Studio 580 right out of the box, saying “finally, a set of speakers that the liveliness of that room didn’t matter. The high’s are detailed and beautiful without any fatigue. The lows are tight and these have all the bass I need for 2.0 music.”
If you’re looking for a positive professional review, look no further than the opinion of What HiFi. The site’s reviewer points out the JBL Studio 580 “are unusually focused and direct with voices” with a degree of intimacy generally glossed over by rivals. What HiFi mentions the “huge scale, deep, powerful bass and an impressive degree of composure.” HiFi News adds that the speaker is simply a lot of fun, and that “it shines on well-recorded rock material but is also surprisingly adept at big classical pieces.”
The JBL Studio 580 features a 1″ tweeter and two 6.5″ drivers to handle low frequencies. The speaker employs JBL’s bi-radial horn technology in its tweeter to give you an evenly-dispersed high end that’s easy on the ears. The JBL Studio 580 has a frequency response of (-6dB) 40Hz-40kHz, crosses over at 1.5kHz, and can be bi-wired to deliver a very personalized performance. The speakers stand at 42″ high, 14″ deep, and 8″ wide.
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