JBL Studio 690 is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Floor-standing speaker by JBL. It features a 1" compression driver with HDI (High Definition Imaging) waveguide Tweeter and 2 x 8" PolyPlas Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 36-40k Hz and a sensitivity of 90 dB. JBL Studio 690 has an MSRP of 1498$ per pair.
What size of room is the JBL Studio 690 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the JBL Studio 690 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in JBL's Studio Series?
Studio 690 is a member of JBL's Studio series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
JBL Studio Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the JBL Studio 690 speaker?
JBL Studio 690 has a Frequency response range of 36-40k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of up to 250 watts. At a minimum frequency of 36 Hz, Studio 690 will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who like to experience a full range response will still benefit from the use of a subwooofer though.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with JBL Studio 690, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $1500. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how Studio 690's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 1500$ (Pair), these are the 5 Passive Floor-standing speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the JBL Studio 690's 36Hz:
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the JBL Studio 690? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
JBL Studio 690's nominal impedance level is 6 ohms
and has a sensitivity of 90 dB
Nominal Impedance of 6 Ohms makes the JBL Studio 690 a relatively difficult to drive speaker compared to more frequently found 8 ohms speakers from nominal Impedance perspective.
90dB of JBL Studio 690 is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive Sensitivity wise.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the JBL Studio 690:
Studio 690 has 5-Way post type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
JBL Studio 690 External Dimensions and Weight
JBL Studio 690 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 43-1/8-inch x 11-3/4-inch x 15-1/16-inch (1096.0 x 299.0 x 383.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of JBL Studio 690 is approximately 1145.2cm2 / 177.5inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of JBL Studio 690, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the JBL Studio 690 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a media center to get a better idea about the size.
The JBL Studio 690 weighs 29.45kg / 64.8lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Studio 690's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
JBL Studio 690 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a MDF/Wood-grain vinyl finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
JBL Studio 690 comes with 4 Spike feet
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on. It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
JBL Studio 690 is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
JBL Studio 690 is available in Wood and Dark Wood.
Does the JBL Studio 690 come with a Grille?
Studio 690 comes with grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible.
What's in the Box of JBL Studio 690?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Studio 690:
Floorstanding loudspeakerGrille4 Spike feet4 Washers4 Locking-collars4 Foot-pads2 Jumper-straps (pre-installed)Owners ManualWarranty Card
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the JBL Studio 690 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for JBL Studio 690
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.