Arena 8IC


In-Ceiling Loudspeaker with 8" Woofer

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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.


General Specifications

Impedance 8 ohms
Recommended Amplifier Power 100W
Frequency Response 30Hz - 20kHz

Audio Specifications

Loudspeaker Sensitivity 88dB 2.83V @ 1m
Low Frequency Driver Size and Material 8" (203mm) Polycellulose Woofer
High Frequency Driver Size and Material 1" (25mm) Silk-Dome Tweeter
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Spec Sheet (EN)

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

Manuals & Downloads

The latest owner's manuals, quick start guides, and documents.

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Arena 8IC is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product I've had this product for a month. And I use it every day I love it I recommend this to anyone who wants to buy it
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome sound love how great the quality and sound is awesome great quality
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Features i bought this a week ago and it is excellent. I fell in love with it
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this product I absolutely love JBL. The sound is so clear and crisp I could listen to it all day long. 100% recommended!
Date published: 2017-04-21
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what pre-construction mud ring fits the Arena 8ic?

Asked by: gary24
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. 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: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-09-25

I can't find a maximum SPL for this speaker on the specs. Looking at installing in a Dolby Atmos theatre

Asked by: kister
We do not measure the max SPL for our speakers. The only information we have is for the sensitivity rating. The ARENA 8IC has a sensitivity rating of 88dB 2.83V @ 1m.
Answered by: Miko at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-10-30

is this a stereo speaker? and are these weather resistant? I have single rough-in in kitchen and bathroom

Asked by: Vivs
These are not stereo speakers. The only in-ceiling stereo speaker is the STUDIO 2 6ICDT. You can check it out at the link below. It is not available yet, but is coming soon. None of our in-ceiling speakers are weather resistant, but they can certainly be used in a kitchen or bathroom as long as water is not sprayed directly at them. http://www.jbl.com/loudspeakers/STUDIO2+6ICDT.html?cgid=loudspeakers&dwvar_STUDIO2%206ICDT_color=Black#prefn1=isRefurbished&srule=product-name-ascending&sz=12&start=1&prefv1=false
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

would these be suitable for a Dolby Atmos set up>

Asked by: stereo al
Yes, the JBL Arena 8IC can be used for a Dolby Atmos setup.
Answered by: Steven M
Date published: 2018-02-13

Can I use these speakers for exterior use in a terrace under the roof of the house. The speakers will never get a wet but will be exposed to humidity??? 

Asked by: BigC021
JBL Arena 8IC speakers are not designed for outdoor use. However, our excellent JBL CONTOL X wall-mount speakers are designed for outdoor use. If you have further questions, please submit a case request at www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you.
Answered by: Drin at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

I own a set of 5 JBL Venue series speakers. I am buying a new home which have cut outs in the ceiling for two rear channel speakers. Will these Arena 81C work well with what I have for 5.1 surround?

Asked by: Phil w
The Arena 8IC speakers will definitely work fine as rear speakers for your surround system as long as you match the impedance and power output with your amp, there should be no problem.
Answered by: Jemson G
Date published: 2018-03-03

Hello! I a pair of JBL 3-wa (MRV310), JBL DPS-12 Sub, and an infinity CC-2 center. I trying to build 5.1 around these speakers. First, can the CC-2 center match up okay with the MRV310s? What ceiling speaker would you match with these.. Arena 8"?

Asked by: JBLHK
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. 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: V Jay
Date published: 2018-03-13
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