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JBL Arena 6IC

In-ceiling speaker

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JBL's Arena 6IC in-ceiling speaker delivers high-quality audio performance with a nearly invisible design.

JBL's Arena 6IC in-ceiling speaker delivers high-quality audio performance with a nearly invisible design.

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About the JBL Arena 6IC

Room-filling sound with zero footprint

JBL's Arena 6IC in-ceiling speaker delivers high-quality audio performance with a nearly invisible design. With a paintable grille, it blends in smoothly with your room, offering detailed full-range sound. Put a pair in rooms where you want music without taking up any floor space, or use them for your home theater's surround or overhead channels. You'll enjoy crisp bass response from the 6-1/2" woofer, and smooth highs from the 1" silk dome tweeter.

Room-filling sound with zero footprint

JBL Arena 6IC In-ceiling speaker

JBL's unique woofer and tweeter design provides detailed sound for both movies and music.

JBL's Arena 6IC in-ceiling speaker delivers high-quality audio performance with a nearly invisible design. With a paintable grille, it blends in smoothly with your room, offering detailed full-range sound. Put a pair in rooms where you want music without taking up any floor space, or use them for your home theater's surround or overhead channels. You'll enjoy crisp bass response from the 6-1/2" woofer, and smooth highs from the 1" silk dome tweeter.

Born from JBL's storied audio heritage

The Arena series' rich, distinctive sound was modeled after JBL's legendary M2 Master Reference Monitor — one of the best speakers they ever created. JBL's proprietary HDI waveguide helps this speaker deliver optimum sound quality throughout your room.

Match your decor

The 6IC combines detailed performance with a sleek design. The low-profile grille is magnetic, so attaching it to the speaker is a breeze. It's also paintable, so you can match it to your room's decor. The zero-bezel edge means no bulk around the sides of the grille, making it virtually disappear into your ceiling.

DIY installation

JBL's rotating-cam design makes your in-ceiling installation go smoother. Once you have the 6IC in place, simply use a screwdriver to tighten each cam for a secure grip against the back of the ceiling material. If this is a do-it-yourself installation, check out our guide to installing in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, along with our selection of in-wall speaker wire. Free lifetime technical support is provided with every Crutchfield purchase.

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  • 6-1/2" polycellulose woofer
  • 1" silk dome tweeter
  • frequency response 38-20,000 Hz
  • power handling: up to 80 watts RMS
  • 8-ohm impedance
  • sensitivity 86 dB
  • includes paintable magnetic grille
  • cutout diameter: 8"
  • grille diameter: 9-1/8"
  • mounting depth: 4-11/16"
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # Arena 6IC
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What's in the box:

  • In-ceiling loudspeaker
  • Grille
  • 2 Scrim cloths (1 installed)
  • Mounting Template
  • Instruction Manual

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JBL Arena 6IC

Augustus from Saint Paul, MN on 10/27/2017

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For the price, you cannot beat the sound.

Pros: Awesome sound

Cons: No directional tweeter.

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Best for in class

Jimmy from San Francisco, CA on 8/1/2017

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These so much better then the Polk ceiling speaker that I'm replacing all my ceiling speakers with the JBL ceiling speakers and adding them the master bedroom and bathroom. The JBL have much better base and high range that even my wife that usually does not pay attention to the sound equipment told me to replace all the ceiling speakers.

Pros: Sound Ease of installation

Cons: None

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Very Crisp

Crutchfield customer from FPO, AP on 6/10/2017

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Awesome speakers.

Pros: Simple installation Great sounding speakers

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George from Fairfax Station, VA on 9/4/2016

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Outstanding sound from a single speaker. Size and look fit perfectly.

Pros: No ring on grill. All white. Compact sie.

Cons: Heavy

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Features & specs

Quantity in Package Single
Tweeter Soft-dome
Midrange Size N/A
Woofer Size 6.5
Cutout Size 8.0
Woofer Composition Polycellulose
Woofer Surround Rubber
Power Range (Watts) up to 80
Sensitivity 86 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 38-20kHz
Connector Type Spring post
Bi-Amp Inputs No
Built-in Back-box No
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Two-Way Driver Design: The JBL Arena 6IC in-ceiling loudspeaker utilizes a two-way driver design with a single 1" silk soft-dome tweeter and a 6.5" polycellulose long-throw woofer with rubber surround. Computer-optimized driver positioning and a precision crossover network result in ideal performance and lifelike soundstage imaging.

High Definition Imaging (HDI) Waveguide: The JBL Arena 6IC in-ceiling speaker's tweeter incorporates a High Definition Imaging (HDI) Waveguide. This High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide technology takes its cues from the legendary JBL M2 Master Reference Monitor. The HDI waveguide aids in the tweeter's ability to produce a lifelike soundstage with accuracy and clarity.

Zero-Bezel Magnetic Grille: The zero-bezel magnetic grille is nearly invisible (protruding only 0.25" from ceiling), seamlessly blending into your room's decor. The grille is also paintable for an even more seamless look.

In-Ceiling Installation: The JBL Arena 6IC in-ceiling loudspeaker offers a sturdy, reliable installation design that fits ceilings from 0.5" to 2" thick. Specialty locking clamps secure the in-ceiling speaker in place and are designed to minimize vibration. There needs to be at least 1" between the edge of the supplied mounting template and any rafters or other obstructions behind the ceiling, so the speaker's locking mechanism will  have room to engage fully.

  • Frame Diameter (w/ Grille): 9.125" (diameter) x 0.25" (depth)
  • Cutout Opening: 8.0" (diameter) x 4.6875" (depth)

Spring Post Terminals: The JBL Arena 6IC in-ceiling speaker is fitted with a set of spring-post terminals which will accept bare-wire (up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single or dual). The spring-post terminals are gold-plated for maximum signal transfer and resistance to corrosion.

Applications: The JBL Arena 6IC in-ceiling loudspeaker is engineered for the custom installer with a whole-house, seamless audio and visual design in mind. In addition to distributed whole-house audio, the Arena 6IC in-ceiling speaker can also be used in more conventional stereo & home theater applications.

JBL Arena Series: The Arena 6IC in-ceiling speaker is part of JBL's Arena series of loudspeakers, which includes floorstanding speakers, bookshelf speakers, a center-channel speaker, a powered sub, as well as in-ceiling and in-ceiling speakers.

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Recommended by Taylor [ Mark  Jan 01, 2019 ]
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Home theater atmosphere speaker. Chose Crutchfield for price. [ Brad  Jul 06, 2017 ]
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The size was right. Reviews were positive. [ Gregory  Mar 31, 2017 ]

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Can I use this in my teardrop camper, I am looking to replace the stock ceiling speakers for some quality sound? It runs off a car battery or shore power.
[ Chris  Apr 26, 2019 ]
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I don't know for sure but I would think so. It's a great speaker!
[ John  May 03, 2019 ]
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No. This is an indoor type speaker. You need to get a marine type speaker that is weatherproof. Look in the auto high fi area of the Crutchfield catalog/site.
[ Mark  May 03, 2019 ]
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It would all depend on the depth the surface you will be mounting them in.as a side note these are better if not the best in this price point.
[ James  May 03, 2019 ]

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