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JBL Arena 6ICDT

In-ceiling stereo input speaker

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Overview

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If you want to hear rich, detailed music but just have room for a single speaker, check out JBL's Arena 6ICDT. Its dual-tweeter design delivers high-quality audio performance without having to install a pair of speakers. It's perfect for kitchens, small bedrooms, or any other room that you want music from a single in-ceiling location. You'll enjoy crisp bass response from the 6-1/2" woofer, and smooth highs from the 3/4" silk dome tweeters. A discreet design and paintable grille lets it easily blend in with your room. 

Stereo playback from a single speaker

JBL Arena 6IC In-ceiling speaker

JBL's dual-tweeter design reproduces both the left and right channels of your stereo music sources with a single speaker.

If you want to hear rich, detailed music but just have room for a single speaker, check out JBL's Arena 6ICDT. Its dual-tweeter design delivers high-quality audio performance without having to install a pair of speakers. It's perfect for kitchens, small bedrooms, or any other room that you want music from a single in-ceiling location. You'll enjoy crisp bass response from the 6-1/2" woofer, and smooth highs from the 3/4" silk dome tweeters. A discreet design and paintable grille lets it easily blend in with your room. 

Born from JBL's storied audio heritage

The Arena series' 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 6ICDT 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 6ICDT 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.

  • 6-1/2" polycellulose woofer
  • two 3/4" silk dome tweeters
  • 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

What's in the Box:

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

Needed a stereo speaker for small area - this worked perfectly. Great sound in small package

George, Fairfax Station, VA

Reviews

JBL Arena 6ICDT Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(1 Review)

Great Stereo speaker

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

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Needed a stereo speaker for small area - this worked perfectly. Great sound in small package

Pros: Compact, stereo capability. No ring on grill. All white.

Cons: Heavy

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Features and 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 Stereo input
Enclosure Type In-ceiling
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

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Features

Stereo Sound: Thanks to the JBL Arena 6ICDT in-ceiling loudspeaker's two tweeters and dual inputs, the Arena 6ICDT can act as a stereo speaker. The dual tweeters in a stereo faceplate deliver left and right channel highs, while a dual voice coil woofer automatically sums left and right channel mids and bass, giving you lifelike stereo imaging.

Two-Way Driver Design: The JBL Arena 6ICDT in-ceiling loudspeaker utilizes a two-way driver design with two 0.75" silk soft-dome tweeters 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: Each of the JBL Arena 6ICDT in-ceiling speaker's tweeters incorporate 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 tweeters' 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 6ICDT 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 6ICDT in-ceiling speaker is fitted with two sets 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 6ICDT 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 6ICDT in-ceiling speaker can also be used in more conventional stereo & home theater applications.

JBL Arena Series: The Arena 6ICDT 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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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing the different models available I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Kenny  Mar 31, 2017 ]  Staff
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