Arena 55IW


In-Wall Loudspeaker with 2 x 5-1/4” Woofers

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Barely noticeable. Until you hear them.

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.

Item# ARENA 55IW

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


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Spec Sheet (EN)

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

Manuals & Downloads

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Arena 55IW is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Nice it is a wonderful product and very ver dependable
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good speaker, great acoustics and well designed I used these to replace some HT155,s for a lounge. So far they have been really great. I love the magnetic covers. So far everyone has been very happy with the sound.
Date published: 2016-12-02
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Can i use this speaker as center speaker ?

Asked by: Demis346
Yes it is. It is possible to use the Arena 55IW as a center speaker
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2017-12-16

What size hole do I need to mount these In-Wall? Also, is it possible to paint the metal grill to match my wall paint color?

Asked by: BoDEAN
The Mounting Opening Dimensions is (H x W): 14-1/8" x 6-13/32" (359mm x 163mm). If you order the product from our website, it should also have the Mounting template in the package.
Answered by: Jemson G
Date published: 2018-07-04

125 amp needed. Is that RMS or what?

Asked by: Jim in Mo
It would be for the Recommended Amplifier Power. The ARENA 55IW requires at least 120W.
Answered by: Rhae
Date published: 2018-05-30

Can you provide an image of the Superior XL-2 installation bracket? Would like to understand what it looks like in order to complete a detail for a custom installation condition.

Asked by: PattyC
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