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Arena 55IW

Floor to ceiling, JBL Arena architectural series speakers are engineered for full sound dispersion to fill the room - no matter where installed. Specially designed with a nearly invisible zero-bezel, fully paintable magnetic grill, the JBL Arena speakers blend into any home environment. The JBL proprietary HDI waveguide allows the loudspeaker to fill the room in cinema-quality, full-immersion sound from any location - even high elevations or off-axis listening locations. The JBL Arena is ready for integration into any home audio or theater system, with a sturdy, reliable design including a XL-2 bracket suitable for mounting in any wall or ceiling up to 2” thick. Expertly designed, the series is matched to the award-winning JBL Arena component speakers for a complete home audio experience. It will leave you wondering how such spectacular sound seems to come out of nowhere.

Product Specifications

General Specifications

Impedance 8 ohms
Recommended Amplifier Power 120W
Frequency Response 40Hz - 20kHz

Audio Specifications

Loudspeaker Sensitivity 88dB 2.83V @ 1m
Low Frequency Driver Size and Material Dual 5-1/4" (133mm) Polycellulose Woofer
Please consult the documents for in-depth specs

Documents & Downloads

What’s in the Box

  • Main Unit
  • Magnetic Grill
  • Owners Manual
  • Printed Mounting Template
  • Warranty Card

FAQs & How-Tos

  • Can I use an in-ceiling speaker as an in-wall unit or vice versa?

    No, in-ceiling speakers cannot be used in the wall due to speaker dimensions. A wall is not deep enough to accommodate the depth of an in-ceiling speaker. For in-wall speakers, you can install them in the ceilings without any depth issues. However, for quality listening, we recommend using architectural speakers according to their intended purpose.

  • What is the difference between the Studio 2 and Arena Architectural speaker series?

    Apart from the driver materials, both the Studio 2 and Arena architectural speakers are quite the same. However, the Studio 2 series does deliver better high frequency versatility, thanks to the pivoting and level adjusting feature for the tweeter. The pivoting feature allows you to position/direct the tweeter toward the listening area. The level adjusting feature allows you to tune the high frequency (Zero to -3dB) as needed. These features are also available on select Harman Luxury Architectural speakers (Revel) as well.

  • Which is superior, in-wall/in-ceiling speaker(s) with or without a back-box?

    All of our in-wall/in-ceiling speakers are designed to be used in a wall without the need for a back-box. The specs provided are based on no back-box. However, when adding a back-box (really only possible when doing new construction), you will improve the low frequency response a bit, getting a tighter bass response.

  • What works better for stereo listening, in-wall or in-ceiling speaker?

    In-wall speakers will work better for stereo listening because the speaker will be facing directly at you instead of above you. Note: Stereo imaging requires the listening position (“sweet spot”) to be dead center, equal distance, from the front left and right speakers.

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