JBL Arena 8IC 8" Premium In-Ceiling Loudspeaker - Each

Model: ARENA8IC UPC: 050036328180 Item: 166334


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JBL Arena 81C 8” Premium In-Ceiling Loudspeaker Overview

The JBL Arena 81C 8" Premium Stereo In-Ceiling Loudspeaker characterizes the highest quality in wireless ceiling speakers. It features a barely noticeable design that will go unseen until the speaker's cinema-quality, full-immersion sound fills the room. The loudspeaker’s pivoting tweeter lets you target audio directly to the desired location, and it delivers fine-tune tweeter frequencies to compensate for any acoustical configuration. An on-board High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide provides an incredible sound that fills any room any location – even high elevations or off-axis listening spots. Built for versatility, the home ceiling speakers feature an almost invisible, paintable bezel-free profile that merges with any setting and décor. The sturdy and reliable audio speaker is designed for installation in any wall or ceiling up to 2 inches thick. The Arena 81C on-ceiling speaker is designed to match JBL’s award-winning component loudspeakers and is ready to enhance your home theater setup.

Product Information

Product highlights

  • Nearly invisible zero-bezel magnetic grill is paintable for a customizable look
  • Full-dispersion audio speaker engineered with wide-ranging audio in mind
  • Pivoting tweeter allows for fully customizable sound to compensate for room size and design
  • Fine-tune tweeter frequencies for enhanced audio quality when paired with surround sound system
  • High Definition Imaging (HDI) technology ensures accurate sound levels at various angles and distance for comfortable sound quality in any room
  • Frequency Response: 30 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Impedance: 8 Ohms nominal 
  • 100W maximum recommended power
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB 2.83 at 1m
  • In-ceiling speaker features a durable and reliable design with XL-2 bracket for easy installation in walls up to 2" thick
  • Computer optimized driver positioning and network integration offers real-life sound
  • Cutout dimensions: 9.62" diameter
  • Grille finished dimensions: 10.68" diameter
  • Warranty: 5 Year - World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support

Game-Changing Sound

The Arena 81C on-ceiling speaker offers a balanced mix of style and sound. JBL engineered this audio speaker to provide a full sound that easily fills a room – from any position. Exclusive High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide provides cinema-level, immersive sound from anywhere you place the speaker, even high elevated areas or off-axis listening positions.

Uniquely crafted with a concealed zero-bezel, fully paintable magnetic grill, this in-ceiling surround sound speaker looks great in any area of your home. Not only does this in-ceiling speaker enhance the sound of your home theater but the customizable design also lets you tailor it to complement any living space.

Impressive Design

The Arena 81C loudspeaker is nearly invisible, allowing it to seamlessly blend into wall or ceiling design. The loudspeaker’s sound and design is enticing to both audiophiles and interior designers as it can be fully painted and integrated into any home audio system. JBL designed the Arena 81C 8" Premium Stereo In-Ceiling Loudspeaker as an entire-room seamless audio and visual design experience.

State-Of-The-Art Technology

The loudspeaker’s innovative High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide technology is inspired by the well-known JBL M2 Master Reference Monitor. An integrated computer-optimized driver and network result in remarkable performance and highly accurate soundstage imaging that fills the entire room no matter where you position it. This unmatched acoustic performance is a result of meticulous testing and real-world usage.

Easy to Integrate

Designed for integration into your home entertainment setup, the durable and reliable Arena 81C 8" Premium Stereo In-Ceiling Loudspeaker features an easy-to-install design with a XL-2 bracket for mounting on any wall or ceiling up to 2 inches thick. Strong mechanical grips are designed to eliminate vibration regardless of how you install it. This loudspeaker will change how you think about on-ceiling speakers, and leave you wondering how such incredible sound seems to come out of nowhere.

Install Anywhere

This loudspeaker also features a pivoting tweeter that allows you to focus audio directly to your preferred listening area. Position the speaker anywhere you’d like, even in high walls or ceilings. You can easily adjust it if needed. 

Careful Tuning 

Easily and precisely fine-tune highs and lows up to 3 dB to suit unique room conditions, and to customize the loudspeaker to your own unique taste. The Arena 81C 8" Premium Stereo In-Ceiling Loudspeaker makes entire-room audio immersion better than ever by letting you fine tune it to any acoustical configuration.


JBL Arena 8IC Speaker Specifications:

  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 100W
  • Frequency Response: 30Hz - 20kHz
  • Loudspeaker Sensitivity: 88dB 2.83V @ 1m
  • Low Frequency Driver Size and Material: 8" Polycellulose Woofer
  • High Frequency Driver Size and Material: 1" Silk-Dome Tweeter
  • Cutout Dimensions: 9-5/8" D
  • Grille Finished Dimensions: 10-11/16" D
  • Mounting Depth: 5-13/64"
  • Compatible Wall Material Thickness: 0.5" - 2.0"
  • Shipping Units of Measure: Each
  • Warranty: 5 Years



Customer Reviews for JBL Arena 8IC 8" Premium In-Ceiling Loudspeaker - Each

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awesome sound
love how great the quality and sound is awesome great quality
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Best product
I've had this product for a month. And I use it every day I love it I recommend this to anyone who wants to buy it
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Great Features
i bought this a week ago and it is excellent. I fell in love with it
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May 30, 2017
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Love this product
I absolutely love JBL. The sound is so clear and crisp I could listen to it all day long. 100% recommended!
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