Arena 8IC
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Arena 8IC Sound Inspired by JBLs lengendary M2 Master Reference Monitor - Image

Sound Inspired by JBL's lengendary M2 Master Reference Monitor

Arena 8IC Paintable, nearly invisible zero-bezel magnetic grill - Image

Paintable, nearly invisible zero-bezel magnetic grill

Arena 8IC Superior XL-2 installation bracket - Image

Superior XL-2 installation bracket

Features

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Item# ARENA8IC

Description

Arena 8IC

The nearly invisible JBL Arena architectural series speaker, seamlessly built into your custom home audio installation, immerses you in full, room-filling JBL sound.

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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Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

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 5 out of 5 by from Stop Researching Now! My Home Theater installers were amazed at the quality and sound output of the Arena 8IC. These are PERFECT Atmos speakers. Do your research then come back to JBL. I matched these to PARADIGM Premier Series and M&K V10 Subs. Remember, how long has JBL has been around...right!!! Good Luck, You WILL NOT be disappointed!
Date published: 2021-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome sound, good value These arena series sound great. Wonderful depth and modeling, and really well constructed and easy to install. Grilles are good looking too. I bought these to audition for a whole house project and I’ll be using these for the remainder of similar rooms. I bought refurbished and I couldn’t even tell that they were that. They looked brand new and perfect to me. Same warranty and return period too, so a real no brainer. I’ve experienced and owned a lot of JBL speakers over the years too, and as soon as I powered these up, I thought “awesome. They have that JBL sound to them.” If you know what I mean by that and are a fan, you’ll enjoy these even more. I didn’t think it was possible to voice an in ceiling speaker to match that legendary jbl sound and here we are :) If you’re looking to save a buck and must have new or you’re purchasing through an electrical distributor, the in ceiling Leviton audio by JBL or similar name is the arena series and the exact same thing as these. I still chose the refurbished from Harman audio direct and I’m happy I did. Cheapest way to get these and I’m loving the jbl sound and good shipping, packed really well, good follow up. Really engaging way to buy these
Date published: 2020-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound Great Sound, easy installation. Will buy more for my next project.
Date published: 2019-02-01
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Product Q&A

can I daisy chain 6 of the together and how many amplifier will I need for that

Asked by: Neva
We would like to get more information on your set up to help you out, please contact us so we can assist you:https://bit.ly/2zwFkYM
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-06-06

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: 2021-06-06

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: Jem at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-06-06

I am looking to outfit a restaurant using these speakers. The ceiling height is 18 feet and the overall space area is 700 SQFT. Can you recommend how many units I would need to fill the space up with music?

Asked by: KevinT
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: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-06-06

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: 2021-06-06

Can the Twitter points to min listening area?

Asked by: Jbl_fans
The tweeters should always point to the walls. For a stereo setup, place the left and right loudspeakers the same distance from the primary listening area (or as close to the same distance as possible). The distance from each speaker to its nearest side wall should also be as close to the same distance as possible.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-02-01

What is the difference between Arena 8IC and SP8CII

Asked by: Ravi15
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