Two-Way Driver Design: The JBL Arena 130 bookshelf loudspeaker
utilizes a two-way driver design with a single 1" soft-dome tweeter and one
7" polycellulose cone woofer, plus a 18db/oct. 2kHz crossover. Computer-optimized
driver positioning and a precision crossover network result in ideal
performance and lifelike soundstage imaging. The JBL Arena 130 bookshelf loudspeaker delivers room-filling sound for movies, TV shows, sports, music, and
High Definition Imaging (HDI) Waveguide: The JBL Arena 130
bookshelf loudspeaker'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 lifelike clarity & accuracy.
Bass Reflex Cabinet: The bookshelf loudspeaker employs a
bass reflex cabinet with a rear-firing port for greater efficiency and bigger
bass response. The contemporary-styled cabinet features angled side panels and top
panels for a sophisticated, modern look. The side panels feature a black
wood-grain laminate, while the top panel features a black textured vinyl finish.
Detachable Grille: The included grilles are detachable and feature
black cloth with silver plastic trim.
Binding Post Terminals: The JBL Arena 130 bookshelf loudspeaker
is fitted with a set of binding-post terminals which will accept bare-wire (up
to 10AWG), pin-connectors, spade-lugs, and banana plugs (single only). The
binding-post terminals are gold-plated for maximum signal transfer and
resistance to corrosion.
Applications & Placement: The JBL Arena 130 bookshelf
loudspeakers can be used as front speakers in a stereo or multichannel audio
system, as well as surround speakers in a 5.1ch or 7.1ch system.
- Front Speaker Use: The JBL bookshelf loudspeakers
should be placed approximately 6-10' apart and angled between 40-60°
toward the listening position. The bookshelf speakers should be positioned
so that the tweeters are close to ear level. Generally, bass output will
increase as the speaker is moved closer to a wall or corner. JBL recommends
that you place the speakers at least 20" away from the side walls.
- Surround Speakers Use: In a 5.1ch system, the bookshelf speakers
should be placed slightly behind the listening position, facing each other.
As surround side speakers in a 7.1ch system, place the speaker directly to
the sides of the listening position. As surround back speakers in a
7.1ch system, place the speakers on the wall behind the listening position
and 3-6' apart. Always position the speakers at least 5-6' from the floor
when used as surround or surround back speakers in a 5.1ch or 7.1ch setup.
Mounting Options: The JBL Arena 130 bookshelf loudspeakers
can be can be placed on a flat surface; like a stand, shelf, or tabletop.
Self-adhesive rubber feet are supplied to help secure the speaker to the flat
surface. The rubber feet add approximately 0.125" to the overall height of the
Note: The bookshelf speaker does not offer wall-mount
JBL Arena Series: The Arena 130 bookshelf loudspeaker is part of
JBL's Arena series of loudspeakers, which includes
bookshelf speakers, a
center-channel speaker, a
powered sub, as well as
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