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

Sound Inspired by JBL's lengendary M2 Master Reference Monitor

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

Paintable, nearly invisible zero-bezel magnetic grill

Arena 8IW Superior XL-2 installation bracket - Image

Superior XL-2 installation bracket

Features

Specs & Downloads

Item# ARENA8IW

Description

Arena 8IW

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

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

Low Frequency Driver Size and Material
8" (203mm) Polycellulose Woofer
High Frequency Driver Size and Material
1" (25mm) Silk-Dome Tweeter

Dimensions

Cutout Dimensions
(H x W)
Grille Finished Dimensions
(H x W)

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Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Dolby Atmos Speakers I purchased 4 of these to be mounted in my ceiling for my Dolby Atmos setup. Now I have a 7.2.4 setup. JBL 4430's for mains, JBL L112's for center channels, Jamo's for surround and the JBL 81W's for Atmos. The theater sounds awesome.
Date published: 2018-12-20
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Product Q&A

What's the difference between the Arena and Studio series specific to the in-wall loud speakers?

Asked by: Billy2guns
Thanks for reaching out, we would like to work with you directly. 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: Jayson D
Date published: 2021-10-13

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: 2021-07-16

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: 2021-06-06

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: 2021-07-16
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