Item# SP8CII



100-watt, 8" two-way in-ceiling loudspeaker

$279.95279.95 per pair
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A pair of JBL® SP8CII in-ceiling loudspeakers offers any home true JBL-quality sound, yet without taking up valuable floor and shelf space. The SP8CII’s 8-inch (200-millimeter) titanium-laminate woofer delivers exceptional bass, while a swivel-mounted, titanium-laminate tweeter produces accurate, clear high-frequency output. A proprietary waveguide and 100 watts of peak power handling ensure that the SP8CII distributes sound evenly and smoothly. Movies sound more enveloping within your home theater, and your favorite music comes alive throughout the house. Shallow mounting depths increase your installation options; and the SP8CII’s paintable frame and grille let the in-ceiling loudspeakers blend into any room décor.

What's in the box?

  • (2) SP8CII speakers with grilles
  • (2) Mounting Template
  • (2) Paint Shields
  • (1) Owner's Manual

JBL engineers designed the SP8CII in-ceiling loudspeaker to produce powerful, room-filling sound from an AVR (audio/video receiver) or amplifier capable of delivering up to 100 watts of power.

Realistic reproduction of music requires clean, undistorted low frequencies. JBL SP8CII in-ceiling loudspeakers feature an 8-inch (200-millimeter) titanium-laminate woofer cone that offers greater stiffness for reduced distortion. Rubber surrounds ensure durability, while extended polepieces produce deep, powerful bass with less distortion. The result is enveloping, satisfying audio reproduction from the bottom up.

The SP8CII’s in-ceiling loudspeaker’s thin but rigid 1-inch (25-millimeter) titanium-laminate tweeter delivers accurate, clear high-frequency response, even at elevated volume levels. The tweeter’s swivel-mount means that you can direct high frequencies exactly where you want them.

Forget about “sweet spots.” With proprietary JBL Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal (EOS) waveguide technology, your whole room becomes a perfect listening position. Originally designed for JBL Professional LSR studio monitors, the SP8CII in-ceiling loudspeaker’s EOS waveguide distributes sound evenly throughout the playback area.

With a mounting depth of just 4-1/4 inches (108 millimeters) and weighing only 5.6 pounds (2.5 kilograms), the lightweight, space-saving SP8CII in-ceiling loudspeaker offers maximum installation flexibility. A cutting template and integrated dog-ear brackets accommodate retrofit applications, while rough-in frames are available for new construction.

The JBL SP8CII in-ceiling loudspeakers offer outstanding performance, but that doesn’t mean that they have to stand out in a room. You can paint the frames and grilles so that the loudspeakers match your ceiling color and décor. You’ll hardly notice the SP8CIIs – until you turn them on.

SoundPoint Series
(2.83V@1m) 89dB
Frequency Response
(-10dB) 32Hz – 20kHz
Nominal Impedance
8 ohms
Crossover Frequencies
Recommended Maximum Amplifier Power
100 watts
Midrange Transducer
High-Frequency Transducer
1" titanium- laminate dome, w/swivel mount
Low-Frequency Transducer
8" titanium-laminate cone w/rubber surround
Plate Size
10-7/8" (240mm)
Mounting Cutout Size
9-1/2" (240mm)
Mounting Depth
4-1/4" (108mm)
5.6lb (2.5kg)

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whats the difference between this model and the jbl arena 8IC in terms of sound and material toughness? which would sound more complete and which would have more bass? thanks

Asked by: peter888
Both speakers can handle up to 100W RMS, meaning, sound wise they are the same. It would then boil down on how you would mount the speakers. Mounting the speaker to a thinner wall would produce sound differently from mounting the speakers to a thicker wall.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-04

So are these meant for more of a fill speaker in a surround application or are they full range enough to be used as primary speakers?

Asked by: Rich T
These are great sounding in-wall/ceiling speakers. They can be used in pretty much any application. They will sound great as a set of ceiling stereo speakers, or as part of a surround sound system. The 8" woofer puts out plenty of bass.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-04-11

What center speaker is matched to the SP8CII pairs?

Asked by: Alicec
The closest sonic match to the SP series in-wall speakers would be the ES25C. They have very similar tweeters and are voice very similarly.
Answered by: Joe At Customer Service
Date published: 2016-02-26
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