Studio 225C


2.5-way Dual 4” Center Channel Loudspeaker

How riveting dialogue was meant to be heard

How riveting dialogue was meant to be heard Home theater listening should never be anything except riveting. That goes for everyone listening to a movie, TV show, or console game– even if they’re seated way off to one side. That’s why we developed the new JBL® Studio 225C dual 2.5-way center channel loudspeaker. Part of the new 10-piece JBL Studio 2 loudspeaker series, the Studio 225C was built to bring depth and cinematic nuance to everything you hear on screen. Tested relentlessly in the world’s most advanced sound research lab – our own – and pitted against competitors in real world comparative listening studies, the Studio 225C wins the crown for accuracy. Its dual 4” PolyPlas drivers accentuate the power of every word spoken.Its rear-firing Slipstream bass port deepens your senses with tight, accurate bass. And that’s just getting started. Taking a page from our own work in developing some of the world’s most legendary recording studios, we’ve given the Studio 225C the same kind of kinetic intensity you’d hear at the movies. A 1” CMMD® Lite high-frequency driver ensures low-distortion. A High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide design offers pinpoint sound imaging and firm natural balance – no matter where you’re standing or sitting. Even better, we’ve decked out our loudspeaker with seductive 21st century touches like gloss black paneling, soft rounded edges, and your choice of either Black or Espresso woodgrain finish. For those able to see and hear the truth, we’re confident you’ll know it – full volume – when you meet the Studio 225C.


General Specifications

Sensitivity 88 dB
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms

Audio Specifications

Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power 20 – 125W
Frequency Response 60 Hz – 22 kHz

Speaker Specifications

High-Frequncy Transducer 25mm (1") CMMD®Lite high frequency dome
Low-Frequency Transducer Dual 100mm (4") PolyPlas low-frequency transducers


Height (mm) 165
Depth (in) 7-3/8
Width (mm) 535
Weight (lb) 17.4
Weight (kg) 7.9
Width ( in) 21-1/16
Height (in) 6-1/2
Depth (mm) 187

Control and Connection Specifications

Connector Type Gold-plated binding-post speaker terminals
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Spec Sheet (EN)

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Studio 225C is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I bought this on sale and am delighted with the speaker. What a deal!
Date published: 2019-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Sound!!! The clarity to hear of every nuance is what this speaker delivers. There is not any detail that cannot be heard. I am very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2017-04-08
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Would the Studio 225c be a good timbre match for a pair of JBL E100 speakers. I am looking for a center to match these tower speakers that will sound good with high resolution multichannel music at reference volume.

Asked by: BrianML
The perfect match for your E100 speakers would have been the EC35 center. However, it is no longer available. The STUDIO 225C, while not a perfect match, will work very nicely. It is very close, sonically.
Answered by: Aj at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

Hi, I use a pair of JBL L-100 Century speakers as my main pair, so can you tell me the best tonal match for these in a centre speaker please? Thanks

Asked by: Davyboy
Hi, The Studio 225 will be a great match with your JBL L100 speakers
Answered by: Kay Harman
Date published: 2018-10-24

Can I do 3.1 surround with just the 225c and some studio 230?

Asked by: JacobinKansas
We would like to work with you directly. Please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Dan E
Date published: 2018-07-08

I have a pair JBL studio 590. Willt this center speaker go with mine?

Asked by: Mike26
Yes, The JBL Studio 225C would go well with your JBL Studio 590 as they are of the same Studio series.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-10-16

Is the 225C a good center with my pair of 4311 studio monitors (which still sound great)?

Asked by: charlie19
It is possible to make all three speaker to play simultaneously, using a surround sound receiver that has both an amplifier and pre-out. But you will experience audible difference because they are speakers are designed differently.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-10-23

I found 225c center in my country very cheap. It so cheap that I thought it is replica. So is there any way to understand genuine jbl product? Whats the key points??

Asked by: Clockwise
Thanks for reaching us regarding this matter. In order for you to know if it’s genuine or not, you may check these parts, Speaker’s grille, Speaker’s manual, Speaker’s rubber cushion feet and the sticker at the back of the speaker and that will contain all essential information about JBL, especially the Serial Number. More importantly, do not forget to test and see if it’s not a blown speaker.
Answered by: Erik at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

Hi there, I have avr265 and studio190 floor stands. I wanna upgrade my center speaker (now using hkts 16's center). Do you think 225c is suitable match with studio 190s and avr265?

Asked by: Clockwise
Absolutely. Along with the current STUDIO 190 speakers that you have, the STUDIO series speakers have the same sonic tonal quality, giving you a seamless transition when sound travels from one speaker to another.The AVR 265 can drive up to 95 W at 8-ohms. While the STUDIO 225C can handle power up to 125 W at 8-ohms.
Answered by: Miko at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

I want to buy a pair Studio 230. As center option, I am thinking in Studio 225C. The question is: the overall performance will be good?

Asked by: Guille77
Thanks for reaching out, this would definitely sound good. If you have other questions or inquiries, please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Jayson D
Date published: 2019-03-07
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