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Since the new JBL studio 6 series has been released in JAPAN I figured the studio 6 series needs its own thread like the 5 series.

Here some information about the speakers from karmanaudio japan link

Harman International Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Taito-ku, Tokyo, President: Tom Metzger), from the California birthplace of the world's largest audio brand "JBL", employs a compression driver and horn technology of the traditional, pure audio also speaker system "STUDIO (studio) 6 Series" that can home theater also enjoy the sound of orthodox the early June (center speaker: STUDIO 625C, subwoofer: STUDIO 660P summer 2019) will be released from.

"Studio 6 Series" is taking advantage of a number of horn-type system Poulton was JBL proprietary technology called the signature machine, high acoustic performance excellent installation properties while pursuing, such as furniture-like design and finishing, for home entertainment This is a speaker system lineup that integrates the elements required for speakers.

All series high-range units are Neodymium compression drivers with high resolution and clarity, developed for the JBL Professional's “VERTEC SUBCOMPACT MODEL” SR loudspeakers active in concerts around the world. powered by. The High Definition Imaging (HDI) horn, also developed by JBL Professional, is used to maximize its performance. We realize clear JBL tone with accurate sound image localization. The woofer unit, PolyPlas were both lightness and stiffness TM adopt cone woofer. In combination with JBL's original SFG magnetic circuit, from the time of small volume to the time of large volume, the clear middle-low range reproduction with little distortion is realized. The seamless round-edge cabinet is acoustically designed to maximize the performance of the unit. The combination of the elements included in the JBL Professional speaker, which boasts a rich expressive power, combines the excellent acoustic performance required for a home entertainment speaker with a furniture-like design.

The Studio 6 series has a rich lineup from the large floor speakers (STUDIO 698, STUDIO 680) to the compact bookshelf speakers (STUDIO 630, STUDIO 620) that can be selected according to the installation location. Furthermore, it is a multi-purpose speaker system lineup that also supports AV / theater with center speaker (STUDIO 625C) and subwoofer (STUDIO 660P) added. As a stereo system for music playback, of course, as an AV multi-channel system, flexible arrangement to various listening environments and various listening styles is possible.

From pure audio to home theater, enjoy real sound such as music and movies from JBL's STUDIO 6 series home entertainment speaker in full swing.

Here are the links of the speakers for sale in japan from JBL.com

JBL studio 680

JBL studio 630

JBL studio 625

JBL studio 620
 

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JBL Studio 6 series brosure with more speaker models/specifications

Main Specifications from JBL website

Product Name: STUDIO 698
Format: 3 Way floor type
Unit configuration LF: 200 mm diameter PolyPlas TM cone woofer × 2
Unit configuration MF: 150 mm diameter PolyPlas TM cone mid range
Unit configuration HF: 25 mm diameter Teonex (R) diaphragm, neodymium, compression driver
HF horn: High Definition Imaging (HDI) horn
Impedance: 6 Ω
Recommended amplifier output: ~ 250W
Output sound pressure level (2.83 V / 1 m): 90 dB
Frequency response: 36 Hz to 40 kHz
Crossover frequency: 320Hz / 1.8kHz
Cabinet type: Rear port, bass reflex type
Dimensions (width x height x depth): 300 x 1,058 x 400 mm
Weight: 35.8 kg
Sales price (excluding tax): Standard price ¥ 100,000 / one

Product Name: STUDIO 680
Format: 2.5 Way floor type
Unit configuration LF: 165 mm diameter PolyPlas TM cone · woofer × 2
Unit configuration MF:-
Unit configuration HF: 25 mm diameter Teonex (R) diaphragm, neodymium, compression driver
HF horn: High Definition Imaging (HDI) horn
Impedance: 6 Ω
Recommended amplifier output: ~ 200W
Output sound pressure level (2.83 V / 1 m): 88 dB
Frequency response: 38 Hz to 40 kHz
Crossover frequency: 600Hz / 1.8kHz
Cabinet type: Rear port, bass reflex type
Dimensions (width x height x depth): 230 x 1, 005 x 300 mm
Weight: 22.6 kg
Sales price (excluding tax): Standard price ¥ 70,000 / one

Product Name: STUDIO 630
Format: 2 Way Bookshelf Type
Unit configuration LF: 165 mm diameter PolyPlas TM cone woofer
Unit configuration HF: 25 mm diameter Teonex (R) diaphragm, neodymium, compression driver
HF horn: High Definition Imaging (HDI) horn
Impedance: 6 Ω
Recommended amplifier output: ~ 150W
Output sound pressure level (2.83 V / 1 m): 85 dB
Frequency response: 45 Hz to 40 kHz
Crossover frequency: 1.9 kHz
Cabinet type: Rear port, bass reflex type
Dimensions (width x height x depth): 230 x 372 x 280 mm
Weight: 9.0 kg
Sales price (excluding tax): Standard price ¥ 90,000 / 1 pair

Product Name: STUDIO 620
Format: 2 Way Bookshelf Type
Unit configuration LF: 133 mm diameter PolyPlas TM cone woofer
Unit configuration HF: 25 mm diameter Teonex (R) diaphragm, neodymium, compression driver
HF horn: High Definition Imaging (HDI) horn
Impedance: 6 Ω
Recommended amplifier output: ~ 100W
Output sound pressure level (2.83 V / 1 m): 84 dB
Frequency response: 50Hz to 40kHz
Crossover frequency: 2.3 kHz
Cabinet type: Rear port, bass reflex type
Dimensions (width x height x depth): 190 x 312 x 240 mm
Weight: 6.9 kg
Sales price (excluding tax): Standard price ¥ 70,000 / 1 pair

Product Name: STUDIO 625 C
Format: 2 Way Center Speaker
Unit configuration LF: 133 mm diameter PolyPlas TM cone woofer × 2
Unit configuration HF: 25 mm diameter Teonex (R) diaphragm, neodymium, compression driver
HF horn: High Definition Imaging (HDI) horn
Impedance: 6 Ω
Recommended amplifier output: ~ 150W
Output sound pressure level (2.83 V / 1 m): 85 dB
Frequency response: 64 Hz to 40 kHz
Crossover frequency: 1.7 kHz
Cabinet type: closed type
Dimensions (width x height x depth): 440 x 190 x 190 mm
Weight: 8.6 kg
Sales price (excluding tax): Standard price ¥ 50,000 / one

Product Name: STUDIO 660 P
Format: Active Subwoofer
Unit configuration: 300mm diameter PolyPlas TM cone woofer
Built-in amplifier output: 500W (RMS) / 1,000W (Dynamic)
Frequency characteristic: 28 Hz to crossover frequency
Crossover frequency: 50 Hz to 150 kHz (-24 dB / oct) Continuously adjustable
Input terminal: RCA (Line-Level LFE) × 1
Cabinet type: Bottom port, bass reflex type
Dimensions (width x height x depth): 420 x 470 x 435 mm
Weight: 25.1 kg
Sales price (excluding tax): Standard price ¥ 120,000 / one
 

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[Features]
All models come with a Teonex® diaphragm compression driver
The high-range unit of all STUDIO 6 series models (Subwoofer: Except STUDIO 660P) is equipped with a 25 mm diameter neodymium compression driver with Teonex® diaphragm developed by JBL Professional Divison, which boasts high resolution and clarity. With a rich expressive power and energy, it has acquired a supple and smooth tone.

Constant directivity horn design developed by JBL Professional
The compression driver and JBL Professional Division, as well as the constant definition horn using high definition imaging (HDI) horn technology developed for the latest professional monitor. By delivering sound with flat frequency response and uniform sound pressure over a large service area, a clear JBL tone echoes the listening room with accurate sound localization.

PolyPlas ■TM cone woofer mounted
PolyPlas were both lightness and stiffness TM mounting cone woofer and mid-range (STUDIO 698 only). Employs a unique SFG magnetic circuit that combines a pole piece structure that forms a symmetrical magnetic field and modulation distortion reduction technology. We realize clear low-to-low range reproduction with little distortion from small volume to high volume, and contribute to rhythmic low range reproduction and clear voice range reproduction only by JBL.

Optimized cabinet and port design
The cornerless cabinet structure that leads seamlessly from the front and rear baffles to the gently curved side panels suppresses radiation as well as elegance and plays a rich sound reproduction. In addition, we adopt the traditional bass reflex type enclosure provided with the flared bass reflex duct which suppresses the port noise on the back of the cabinet (STUDIO 660P is the bottom).

By wiring connection correspondence (only for STUDIO 698, STUDIO 690)
The floor-standing model of the STUDIO 698/680 uses a dual terminal system that separates the middle-high and low-pass filter circuits for each input terminal and suppresses the occurrence of intermodulation distortion. You can enjoy bi-wiring connection and bi-amp driving.

System configuration that demonstrates power during multi-channel playback
The STUDIO 6 series is a multi-purpose speaker series that supports AV / home theater, with a center speaker and an active subwoofer in addition to an extensive lineup from large floor systems to compact bookshelf models. The compression driver & horn of the same diaphragm adoption is adopted as all models, and the woofer of the diaphragm material which made the basic design common is carried. Furthermore, the crossover frequency and the characteristic are optimized, and the tone character of all the systems in the series is wonderfully unified. No matter which model in the series is combined, it is possible to construct a multi-channel system with uniform sound quality and spatial expression with a sense of unity.
 

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I see JBL still made the mistake of not having included a mounting bracket for the smaller bookshelves since they don't seem to have made matching wall mount surround models this time either.
 

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These definitely look much nicer than all of their previous offerings. I’m intrigued.
 

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Interesting, the new 698 uses a 3 way design with a 6" mid range driver as well dual 8" woofers. Definitely not just a carbon copy of the Studio 5 series with a new look. I would love to hear how these sound, and if they are using the same compression driver as the 5 series along with the same woofers, etc.

The center looks beefier too than the 5 series but I would think could be a good match for the 5 series.
 

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70.000 yen = $648 btw:)
 

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I would not try to convert foreign currency prices back to US prices. I would wait for JBL's official pricing as I doubt these will be cheaper than the 5 Series, but you never know.
could be.. i was just doing it to give an idea of "ball park":)
 

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Thats probably not to far off the USA price.

JBL Studio 230 $400 usa MSRP

So what ever was prices at 70,000 yen is probably $700. I'm not sure the new prices yet since they look to be oos on the japan website or just not yet for sale, hard to tell i cant read japanese lol.
Like the 5 series, the 6 series is using compression drivers (unlike the 2 series). The 2 series, on paper, looks like a cheaper speaker to me so it will be interesting to see how JBL prices the 6 series (relative to the 5 series and 2 series).
 

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I find it interesting how inefficient they are becoming.

The 698 which uses dual 8” woofers only pulls a 90dB sensitivity.

The center with dual 5.25” woofers has a 85dB sensitivity.
 

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The 2 series, on paper, looks like a cheaper speaker to me so it will be interesting to see how JBL prices the 6 series (relative to the 5 series and 2 series).
The 2 series uses cheaper drivers, and falls behind in power handling -- the Studio 5 is clearly on another level -- I have owned the Arena, Studio 2, and Studio 5 bookshelf speakers -- the Studio 2 is in the middle
 

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I find it interesting how inefficient they are becoming.

The 698 which uses dual 8” woofers only pulls a 90dB sensitivity.

The center with dual 5.25” woofers has a 85dB sensitivity.
At least it's not a dual 4" woofer setup for the center.

And they look a hell of a lot better than the 5 series which made Emotiva's speakers look almost handsome in comparison! :p
 
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