Item# ARENA130BK

Arena 130


Bookshelf Loudspeakers

$224.95224.95 per pair $299.95
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There are things in life that remain both powerful and affordable. Case in point: the JBL Arena 130 bookshelf loudspeakers. Who but JBL engineers could devise a loudspeaker where high-performance sound, high-definition imaging, and high-modernist elegance go hand-in-hand at a low price? The Arena 130’s 7” (178mm) polycellulose woofer and 1” (25mm) soft dome tweeter combine to deliver standard-setting performance that’s both ultra-powerful and ultra-lifelike.

What's in the box?

  • 2 x JBL Arena 130
  • 1 x Owner’s Manual
  • 8 x Adhesive Rubber Feet

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.

7-inch (178mm) 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. Soft-touch paint around the transducers and on the waveguide. Available in black and white finishes with minimalist grilles and brushed metal trims.

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

Intended for use in conjunction with the entire series of JBL Arena loudspeakers: 2 floor-standing speakers, 2 bookshelf speakers, 1 center channel speaker, and 1 subwoofer model.

Recommended Amplifier Power
20 - 125W
Crossover Frequencies
2kHz – 18 dB/octave
Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
Frequency Response
55 Hz - 40 kHz
87 dB
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Arena 130 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound !!! A welcome addition to my stereo system
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best frequency response of all speakers I have listened to
Date published: 2016-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The little speakers that do. I originally bought these as front presence speakers for a pair Klipsch RF/RC-62 II's and a KSW-311. After a little experience with these little speakers it turns out that although nowhere as efficient they sound better. These are far more musical, have a better sound quality than the RF/RC-62s. I purchased an Arena 125 C for a center channel and now these little speakers are my front and center channel speakers . They are impressive.
Date published: 2015-12-26
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I want to buy this speaker in Vietnam, they must do so. We are very impressed with the products of JBL. Excellent sound quality.

Asked by: Nam Phuong
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Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-27

Hi, my amp has an output of 100 x 2 rms at 8ohm, they manage to maintain such power? thanks.

Asked by: frankit
The ARENA 130 can handle up to 125 watts. This means that any receiver with a power output of 125 watts per channel or less will work fine with this speaker.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-10

Hi. I need to replace my old jbl lx 50 of 1998, these are fine, or which model do you recommend? Thank you.

Asked by: frankit
Ah, the LX50's, those were beautiful speakers. If you are looking for a speaker of similar quality, I would recommend the STUDIO 2 or 5 series. My personal preference would be the STUDIO 5.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-08

I know the recommended amplifier wattage is 20 - 125 watts, but what is the peak amount of wattage these speakers can handle?

Asked by: LittleRoy
As stated above, the arena has a recommended amp wattage of 20-125W. With that said, the speakers peak wattage would be at 125W.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-04

Hello, can i use them alone without a 5.1 system? Just one left and one right?

Asked by: menhus
All you need is a stereo audio receiver, and you'll be good to go. Something like the Harman Kardon HK3700 or HK3770 would work great with these speakers.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-05

how could i mount these near the ceiling? 

Asked by: rando
The ARENA 130 speakers cannot be mounted on a wall. These speakers have a rear firing port. You cannot block this port by mounting the speaker against a wall. This will drastically reduce the sonic quality. These speakers are meant to be placed on a bookshelf, at least 2" away from the wall.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-02-24

what is h/w/d +watts

Asked by: kenneth
Thank you for your inquiry. The Dimensions are as follows, Height (in) 15, Width (in) 8-17/32, Depth (in) 10-5/8. We recommend Amplifier power of 20 - 125W.
Answered by: ChrisS
Date published: 2016-04-16
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