Arena 8IW


In-Wall 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

Mounting Depth 3-13/16" (97mm)
Compatible Wall Material Thickness 0.5" – 2.0" (130mm – 250mm)
Shipping Units of Measure Each
Warranty 5 Years
Pre-Construction Bracket Part number PCK8
Back Box Part Number FBB8

Audio Specifications

Impedance 8 ohms
Recommended Amplifier Power 100W
Frequency Response 30Hz - 20kHz
Loudspeaker Sensitivity:88dB 2.83V @ 1m Yes
Low Frequency Driver Size and Material 8" (203mm) Polycellulose Woofer
High Frequency Driver Size and Material 1" (25mm) Silk-Dome Tweeter


Cutout Dimensions (H x W)
Grille Finished Dimensions (H x W)
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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 8IW is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! In absolute LOVEEEE with the sound system! Quality is very high and it's definitely a must buy!
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value Product arrived on time. Easy install. Great sound.
Date published: 2017-02-05
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Hello, I'm still thinking in which speaker series to have. I would like to know more about this model. I'm planning to install 5.1 home theater, then, I will upgrade to 7.2. May be up to 9.2 home theater. Can I use this speaker as a surround speaker?

Asked by: AbuBaqer
While there is no one perfect set-up for it all boils down to your preference, a standard surround sound home theater system involves a 5.1 system or more. If you're looking for a home theater system to better match your existing speaker, here are the general rules to picking out speakers/receivers for your system. 1. Make sure the impedance rating of the receiver matches the speakers. Typical impedance of 8 ohms is almost never a problem. 2. Make sure that the speakers you choose can handle the power rating of your receiver. If you have a 100 watt per channel receiver, be sure the speakers you choose have a wattage rating of 100 watts or higher. 3. Stick with the same series of speaker, so that all of the speakers have the same sonic tonal quality, giving you a seamless transition when sound travels from one speaker to another. For example, if you select the ES80 floor standing speakers for your front speakers, be sure to select the ES series center and bookshelf speakers for your rears.
Answered by: Drin at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-11-15

Is the arena 81w available at 4 ohms?   I would like to upgrade the speakers s in a Roland Street Cube EX.   Have you heard of 81w working in the Roland portable PA?

Asked by: TedG
Unfortunately, the JBL Arena 8IW only comes in 8 ohms. Regarding its compatibility with the Roland Cube Street EX, 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: Steven M
Date published: 2018-11-15

Hi, can i mount a 5.1 or 7.1 Home Theater with Arena 8IW or Arena 6IW and mount on ceiling position at a plaster ceiling?

Asked by: Alizio
Yes you can, you would just need to make sure that the plaster is strong enough to withstand the vibrations coming from the speaker.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-11-15
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