JBL Arena 180
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The Arena 180's HDI waveguide and computer-optimized driver positioning ensure accurate, lifelike sound across a wide listening area.
Elevate your movies and music
JBL's Arena 180 delivers detailed, spacious, room-filling sound that will bring your music and movies to life. This sleek, contemporary tower houses dual 7" woofers for tight, tuneful bass and warm mids, plus a 1" soft dome tweeter for clear, extended highs. The Arena 180's powerful sound makes it a great choice for both music and home theater systems in larger rooms.
Born from JBL's storied studio heritage
The Arena series' crisp, punchy sound was inspired by JBL's mighty M2 Master Reference Monitor — one of the finest speakers they've ever created. The Arena 180's tweeter uses JBL's proprietary HDI (High Definition Imaging) waveguide technology to help deliver optimum sound quality throughout your room.
Build a complete Arena system
JBL Arena series speakers let you enjoy dramatic and well-defined sound in just about any room. Use a pair to create a high-quality stereo system, or build your own custom home theater speaker system by combining Arena bookshelf or tower speakers with JBL's Arena A125C center channel speaker. And don't forget to add the perfectly matched Arena Sub 100P powered subwoofer to get deep, rumbling bass in the mix.
- 1" soft dome tweeter with HDI (High Definition Imaging) waveguide technology for detailed sound across a wide listening area
- two 7" polycellulose woofers for powerful mids and bass
- frequency response: 39-40,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 88 dB
- impedance: 8 ohms
- recommended amplifier power: 20-225 watts
- bass reflex (ported) cabinet design
- computer-optimized driver positioning and crossover network integration for lifelike imaging and soundstaging
- binding post speaker terminals
- black woodgrain vinyl finish
- 8-9/16"W x 42-3/4"H x 12-3/8"D
- weight: 33.6 lbs.
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Floorstanding loudspeaker
- Grille (installed)
- 4 Spike feet
- Owner's Manual
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Features and Specs
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|Midrange Size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer Size (inches)||7|
|Built-in Powered Sub||No|
|Connector Type||5-way post|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
|Frequency Response||39-40k Hz|
|Subwoofer Amp Power||---|
Two-Way Driver Design: The JBL Arena 180 floorstanding loudspeaker utilizes a two-way driver design with a single 1" soft-dome tweeter and two 7" polycellulose cone woofers, plus a 18db/oct. 2.1kHz crossover. Computer-optimized driver positioning and a precision crossover network result in ideal performance and lifelike soundstage imaging. The JBL Arena 180 floorstanding loudspeaker delivers room-filling sound for movies, TV shows, sports, music, and video games.
High Definition Imaging (HDI) Waveguide: The JBL Arena 180 floorstanding 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 floorstanding 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 grille is detachable and features black cloth with silver plastic trim.
Binding Post Terminals: The JBL Arena 180 floorstanding 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.
Rubber or Spike Feet: The JBL Arena 180 floorstanding loudspeaker features four integrated rubber feet for use on hardwood, tile, and laminate flooring. Four spike feet are also included for rug and carpet flooring. The spikes screw into the bottom of the rubber feet and add approximately 0.25" to the overall height of the speaker. The rubber feet are not removable.
Placement: A pair of JBL floorstanding loudspeakers should be placed approximately 6-10' apart and angled between 40-60° toward the listening position. 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.
JBL Arena Series: The Arena 180 floorstanding loudspeaker 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-wall and in-ceiling speakers.
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Why did you buy this?
I chose the JBL Arena 180's for the following reasons: (1) company reputation; (2) frequency response and other specifications; and (3) I have owned other JBL speakers for many years. [ GEOFF Aug 02, 2018 ]
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