Arena 180


Floorstanding Loudspeaker

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A loudspeaker with hard-hitting woofers – at a low-impact price.

JBL engineers have pioneered the art of bringing world-class sound to audiences for decades. Now, with the Arena 180 floorstanding loudspeaker, they've brought the same amazing experience to your home at a price that won't burn a hole in your wallet. The Arena 180’s High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide and 1-inch (25mm) soft dome tweeter, along with two 7” (178mm) polycellulose woofers provide the accurate sound intended by top artists and engineers. Inspired by JBL's own M2 Master Reference Monitor, considered by many to be the world’s finest studio monitor, the Arena 180 is a win-win for both legacy and affordability.

Item# ARENA180MW

General Specifications

Weight (lb) 33.6 lbs
Weight (kg) 15.2 kg
Recommended Amplifier Power 20 - 225W

Audio Specifications

Sensitivity 88 dB
Frequency Response 39 Hz - 40 kHz
Crossover Frequencies 2.1kHz – 18 dB/octave
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms


Height (in) 42-3/4
Width (in) 8-17/32
Depth (in) 12-3/8


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Arena 180 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features So happy I bought this last month it was amazing!!
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality! My Husband and I purchased the Arena 180 about 8 months ago. And we just love it. Totally happy with our purchase.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich sound I love my JBL Arena 180 because of its ease of use and deep rich bass and warfm higher tones... I've had it a couple months now and am absolutly thrilled and delighted with my selection.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing device!! I bought this a month ago and I'm so happy with it!
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the sound! Bought for my daughter, she loves it and uses it every day
Date published: 2017-04-28
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Looking for some stereo speakers to listen to vinyl & cd's thru a vintage restored Yamaha CA 610 II integrated amp, Which are better suited the Arena's or the Studio floor models. Thanks.

Asked by: 70442
Checking on the specifications of your integrated amp 40W per channel @ 8ohms, both speaker models will work fine with your receiver. Comparing the two models Studio and Arena line, Studio model would be a step higher than the Arena. With this being said, choosing the Studio 280 or 290 Floor standing speakers will give you deeper bass and better sound overall than the Arena 180s.
Answered by: Mel at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-04-19

Will these work well with the JBL ES25CBK? Will the timbre match?

Asked by: Panthro
Both the ARENA 180 and the ES25CBK uses a dome tweeter and have a waveguide orientation. Although the ES25CBK has a super tweeter, and might be slightly brighter than the ARENA 180. It won't be a bad fit. 
Answered by: Miko at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-04-17

I have two SVS SB 2000 subwoofers two prime bookshelf speakers and a prime center speaker will these speakers fit in

Asked by: TCT65
It would depend on the amplifier you are using. The ARENA 180 can handle power of up to 225 W at 6-ohms. As long as you are using an amplifier with the same rating, it should not be a problem. But assuming that you own an SVS prime center which is a 3-way, 8 ohm speaker that has dual 6.5" woofers (20-200 watts), then I think the Studio 280s would be a better fit.
Answered by: Miko at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-03-15

Years ago I bought a pair of HLS810s, and later added an LC1 as a center channel. If I were going to buy a voice-matched set of floorstanding speakers to go for a 5.1 system, should I go for these Arena's, or the Studio lineup?

Asked by: Anonymous
The HLS810 have horn loaded tweeters, whereas the Arenas and Studio 2s do not, so both aren’t the ideal choice. Still we want to make sure at least the front 3 speaker are close to being the same. Considering that the LC1 is a 3-way speaker and rated to handle a bigger load, I would recommend the Studio 2 series (290 or 280).
Answered by: Miko at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-03-14

I just purchased Studio 230 bookshelf speakers in December. I have found my Studio 230’s sound much better when they’re raised about 15 inches off the floor. With the additional cabinet size here would I like the Arena 180 series better?

Asked by: Dale in PA
The Studio 230s are bookshelf speakers with a 1” tweeter and a 6.5” woofer, while the Arena 180s are floor-standing speakers with a 1” tweeter and dual 7” woofers. The Studio 230s will sound better when they are elevated off the ground since they ought to be placed closer to the ear level. Meanwhile, the Arena 180s are floor-standing they will be closer to the listener’s ears and will have a deeper bass response due to the bigger cabin and dual 7” woofer. Still, at the end of the day, let your ears to do the talking.
Answered by: Miko at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-03-16

What would be the long time maximum power it could support? I plan to purchase an AVR but need this data to calculate the power needs. Say if 180 support 50W long time playing, I would purchase a 100W per channel AVR to feed it well.

Asked by: TimberTrail
The ARENA 180 can safely handle a power of up to 225W continuously. This means that driving this speaker at this wattage should not cause any damage.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-02-22

I have a 7.2 receiver that is rated 100watts per channel. Since this speaker accepts power inputs between 20 and 225Watts, will this blow up since it is overpowering the receiver by 125watts?

Asked by: jimar
No. The ARENA 180 will work well with your 100W per channel receiver. The ARENA basically can handle up to 225W of power.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-01-21

Do these speakers support surround sound? Do we need an additional sub woofer for better bass?

Asked by: Dieu
Yes. If you are looking to complete a 2.1, 5.1, 7.1 or 7.2 speaker system, you can use the ARENA 180. The ARENA 180 puts out lots of bass, so you should be okay without a sub. But if you think you need to add a sub in order to get the amount of bass you desire, you can also do so. Also, if you want a true .1 system, then you must have a sub.
Answered by: Memen at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-12-09
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