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JBL Arena 125C

Center channel speaker

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Our take on the JBL Arena 125C

You can count on the JBL Arena 125C to deliver top-notch center channel sound for your home theater. This speaker takes advantage of JBL's legendary design expertise to ensure that you'll clearly hear movie dialogue with lifelike detail and realism. Its sound blends in perfectly with JBL's other Arena series speakers for creating a seamlessly matched surround sound system.

Sound that puts you front and center

You can count on the JBL Arena 125C to deliver top-notch center channel sound for your home theater. This speaker takes advantage of JBL's legendary design expertise to ensure that you'll clearly hear movie dialogue with lifelike detail and realism. Its sound blends in perfectly with JBL's other Arena series speakers for creating a seamlessly matched surround sound system.

JBL Arena 125C center channel speaker

The Arena 125C's HDI waveguide and computer-optimized driver positioning ensure accurate, lifelike sound across a wide listening area.

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 125C'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. Build your own custom home theater speaker system by combining this center channel speaker with JBL's Arena 120 or 130 bookshelf, or Arena 170 or 180 floor-standing speakers. And don't forget to add the perfectly matched Arena Sub 100P powered subwoofer to get deep, rumbling bass in the mix.

Product Highlights:

  • 1" soft dome tweeter with HDI (High Definition Imaging) waveguide technology for detailed sound across a wide listening area
  • two 5-1/4" polycellulose mid/woofers for clear dialogue and punchy bass
  • frequency response: 90-40,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • impedance: 8 ohms
  • recommended amplifier power: 20-150 watts
  • bass reflex (ported) cabinet design
  • computer-optimized driver positioning and crossover network integration for accurate, lifelike sound
  • binding post speaker terminals
  • black woodgrain vinyl finish
  • 21-1/2"W x 7-1/16"H x 7-7/8"D
  • weight: 15.4 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Center-channel loudspeaker
  • Grille (installed)
  • 4 Rubber feet
  • Owner's Manual

Very good sound at the price point I was looking for. As always Crutchfield processed my order and got it to me quickly with free shipping.

Anthony, Cullman, AL


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Features and Specs

Enclosure Bass Reflex
Tweeter Soft-dome
Midrange size (inches) N/A
Woofer size (inches) 5-1/2
Connector Type Post
Power Range 20-150
Sensitivity 89 dB
Impedance (Ohms) 8
Frequency Response 90-40k Hz
Height (inches) 7-1/16
Width (inches) 21-9/16
Depth (inches) 8-11/16
Weight 15.4 lbs
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years

Product Research


Two-Way Driver Design: The JBL Arena 125C center-channel loudspeaker utilizes a two-way driver design with a single 1" soft-dome tweeter and two 5.5" polycellulose cone woofers, plus a 18db/oct. 2.5kHz crossover. Computer-optimized driver positioning and a precision crossover network result in ideal performance and lifelike soundstage imaging. The JBL Arena 125C center-channel loudspeaker delivers room-filling sound for movies, TV shows, sports, music, and video games.

High Definition Imaging (HDI) Waveguide: The JBL Arena 125C center-channel 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 center-channel loudspeaker employs a bass reflex cabinet with two rear-firing ports 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 125C center-channel 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.

Placement & Mounting Options: The center-channel speaker should be placed directly above or below the center of your TV screen. The center-channel speaker's tweeter should be no more than 2' above or below the tweeters of the front left and front right speakers. Four self-adhesive rubber feet are supplied for securing the speaker on a flat surface, like a shelf, stand, or table. The rubber feet add 0.125" to the overall height of the speaker.

Note: The center-channel speaker does not offer wall-mount capability.

JBL Arena Series: The Arena 125C center-channel 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-wall and in-ceiling speakers.

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Why did you buy this?

I currently have JBL tower speakers, Customer Rep Hogan recommended these to me. [ Ryan  Jun 08, 2018 ]
I have always liked JBL speakers and equipment. I needed a Center Speaker for a home system and the Arena matched the size requirement I have. [ W. B.  Jan 22, 2018 ]
My TV sits on top so I needed something that was flat on top. Also the reviews on the sound quality were very positive. [ Edward  Dec 29, 2017 ]
Always loved jbl speakers [ Kelly  Dec 18, 2017 ]
JBL has been around a long time. And, based upon reviews and costs of this specific piece, in my opinion, it is a very good value proposition. [ Michael Gray  Dec 11, 2017 ]
While I'd love to purchase a 2 to 3K system, Finance will not allow that. I've had very good experiences in the past with JBL. Hoping to have that again. [ Brian  Nov 19, 2017 ]
To match my other JBL speakers [ Boz  May 23, 2017 ]
I like this the Arena System I got the Sub and my center is about 15 years old Boston Center Speaker and now I have ONKYO with more power [ RICHARD O  Mar 27, 2017 ]
Recommended by Advisor Wolf as a good match for my JBL studio monitors [ Todd  Feb 14, 2017 ]
Larger than most center channel speakers to compliment JBL floor standing speakers. Similar drivers compliment other JBL speakers. Fills a large room with clear dialogue as part of home theater system [ Richard  Jan 31, 2017 ]

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