Arena 130


Bookshelf Loudspeakers

$299.95299.95 per pair
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A high-performance loudspeaker at a cost that isn’t earsplitting

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.

Item# ARENA130WH

General Specifications

Recommended Amplifier Power 20 - 125W

Audio Specifications

Crossover Frequencies 2kHz – 18 dB/octave
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms
Frequency Response 55 Hz - 40 kHz
Sensitivity 87 dB


Weight (kg) 6.1
Height (in) 15
Depth (mm) 270
Weight (lb) 13.5
Depth (in) 10-5/8
Width (mm) 219
Width ( in) 8-17/32
Height (mm) 381
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Spec Sheet (EN)

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

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5 Year Warranty

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Arena 130 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound I bought these a couple weeks ago and I am so glad I did. The sound is great and perfect for listening to music.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vintage 175 watts/ch Hi, can a I use a pair of these Arena 130 with my 175 watts per channel vintage amp, or maybe is too powerful for them? (I want to use a Arena sub 100P also) Thanks.
Date published: 2017-01-23
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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From what I can understand, these speakers can handle frequencies from 55Hz and up. I have a Yamaha RX-V581 amp and I have a subwoofer. Am I correct in deducting that setting the crossover in my amp to ~60Hz would be the right idea?

Asked by: Grimur
Answered by: DDTER
Date published: 2017-01-20

Hello! I write you in Spanish with a translation. I bought 4 Arena 130 speakers and a Yamaha RX 860 receiver. I'm building a living room/cinema, the idea is to achieve a quality sound for both purposes, do you recommend installing an additional subwoofer?

Asked by: Eduardo Inostroza Wachten
While there is no one perfect set-up for it all boils down to your preference, a standard surround sound home theater system involves a 5.1 system. This is five speakers and a subwoofer. If you want to get those very low frequencies and a more realistic sound staging, yes, we do recommend that you get a subwoofer.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-01-02

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
This product may not be available in your region. Please visit this link for further assistance. http://www.locale.jbl.com/en_VN/
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: 2017-01-27

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: 2017-01-27

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: 2017-01-27

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: 2017-01-05
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