Item# ARENA120BK

Arena 120


Surround Loudspeakers

$149.95149.95 per pair $199.95
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Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you have to live quietly.  With its hard-hitting 5.5” (140mm) polycellulose woofer and 1” (25mm) soft dome tweeter, the JBL Arena 120 bookshelf / surround loudspeaker is a wake-up call for anyone who knows quality sound when they hear it. Inspired by the legendary JBL M2 Master Reference Monitor, the Arena 120 can be wall-mounted to ensure you hear remarkable detail at any position in the room whether listening to music, TV shows, movies, or games.

What's in the box?

  • 2 x JBL Arena 120
  • 1 x Owner’s Manual
  • 1 x Mounting Template
  • 8 x Adhesive Rubber Cushions

High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide technology takes its cues from the legendary JBL M2 Master Reference Monitor. Computer-optimized driver positioning and network integration result in ideal performance and lifelike soundstage imaging. Proven acoustic superiority through rigorous testing and real-world evaluation.

5.5-inch (140mm) polycellulose woofer brings room-filling JBL sound to all your music, TV shows, movies, and console gaming. 1-inch (25mm) soft dome tweeter provides clean, powerful highs. Experience standard-setting accuracy with TV shows, movies, and games.

Contemporary cabinet shape with angled side and top panels provide a sophisticated, modern look. Integrated wall-mount solution for flexible installation and system configuration. Soft-touch paint around the transducers and on the waveguide. Available in black and white finishes, accentuated by minimalist grilles and brushed metal trims.

The perfect trifecta of JBL power, precision, and affordable pricing.

Functions as a bookshelf or surround speaker in stereo or multi-channel systems. Intended for use in conjunction with the entire series of JBL Arena loudspeakers: 2 floorstanding speakers, 2 bookshelf speakers, 1 center channel speaker, and 1 subwoofer model.

Recommended Amplifier Power
20 - 100W
Bluetooth version
4 x 32mm
Rated power
2 x 8W
USB charge out
Maximum 5V 1A
Battery type
Lithium polymer (3.7V 3200mAH)
Music playtime
up to 8 hours (varies by volume level and audio content)
Battery charge time
3.5 to 5.5 hours (varies by charging current, maximum 5V 2A)
Bluetooth transmitter frequency range
Bluetooth transmitter power
Bluetooth transmitter modulation
Dimensions (W x D x H)
190 x 34 x 130 mm
86 dB
Crossover Frequencies
2.5kHz – 18 dB/octave
Frequency Response
100 Hz - 40 kHz
Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
Width (mm)
Width ( in)
Height (mm)
Depth (mm)
Height (in)
Depth (in)
Weight (lb)
Weight (kg)

The latest owner's manuals, quick start guides, and documents.

5 Year Warranty

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Purchases made from an unauthorized dealer will not be eligible for exchange.

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Arena 120 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great as rear speakers. I just got these open box at best buy for $100 for the pair. Now I had already bought the Studio 230 which are A plus.. This pair handles the 4 and 5 slot on my side couch tables.. Not quite enough speaker here to fill a room alone. But paired with some good front ones these provide crisp music and movie details from the recording studio. I prefer these over all the little wireless ones getting all the attention
Date published: 2015-12-17
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How do these mount to the wall?

Asked by: Jsprague56
The ARENA 120 comes in a relatively small box, and in the packaging you´ll find a user manual, a mounting template for drilling holes, eight adhesive rubber cushions which may be placed on the bottom or back of the cabinet to protect both the speaker and the surface it´s placed. Each speaker has two keyholes on the back and will require two 1-1 /2" (38mm), #10 wood screws fastened to a wall stud. If a wall stud is unavailable, install an anchor appropriate for a 1-1/2", #10 screw. Here's how to mount the ARENA 120. 1. Using the included wall template, mark the positions on the wall where you would like to place the mounting screws. 2. Fasten two 1-1/2" (38mm), #10 wood screws to the wall using the markings from Step 1 as your guide. Leave an 1/16" (1.59mm) space between the wall and screw head. If a wall stud is not available, use an appropriate anchor. 3. To protect wall, attach 4 rubber cushions (included) in suggested locations. 4. Place the speaker on the wall by aligning the keyholes on the back of the speaker to the screw heads on the wall. Once positioned properly, the speaker should slide down slightly and become secure. NOTE: You are responsible for the correct selection and use of mounting hardware (available through hardware stores) that will ensure the proper and safe wall-mounting of the speakers.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-09-26

What are the recommended wall mounts for the Arena 120?

Asked by: Rich_Bower
There are no fixed/required distance for mounting the speakers on walls. It would really depend on your listening preferences. For perfectly natural sonic response from the speaker, it should be at least 12” from the wall. As you move the speaker closer to the wall the perceived bass will increase. You can move it as close as you’d like to the wall, to get the desired bass from the speaker, as long as you don’t place the speaker any closer to the wall than the diameter of the port.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-13

What are the dimensions of the arena 120 speakers

Asked by: Geschk
Here are the dimensions as shown above in the specs section of the page: Width (mm) 188 Width ( in) 7-13/32 Height (mm) 341 Depth (mm) 113 Height (in) 13-7/16 Depth (in) 4-7/16 Weight (lb) 7.7 Weight (kg) 3.5
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-01

Can I connect to TV?

Asked by: Vamshi
The speaker needs an amplifier to work, so if you are looking to connect the ARENA 120 to your TV, you would need to have an amp or a receiver.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-24
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