Arena 55IW
Arena 55IW Sound Inspired by JBLs lengendary M2 Master Reference Monitor - Image

Sound Inspired by JBL's lengendary M2 Master Reference Monitor

Arena 55IW Paintable, nearly invisible zero-bezel magnetic grill - Image

Paintable, nearly invisible zero-bezel magnetic grill

Arena 55IW Superior XL-2 installation bracket - Image

Superior XL-2 installation bracket


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Arena 55IW

The nearly invisible JBL Arena architectural series speaker, seamlessly built into your custom home audio installation, immerses you in full, room-filling JBL sound.

General Specifications

8 ohms
Recommended Amplifier Power
Frequency Response
40Hz - 20kHz

Audio Specifications

Loudspeaker Sensitivity
88dB 2.83V @ 1m
Low Frequency Driver Size and Material
Dual 5-1/4" (133mm) Polycellulose Woofer

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Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Nice it is a wonderful product and very ver dependable
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good speaker, great acoustics and well designed I used these to replace some HT155,s for a lounge. So far they have been really great. I love the magnetic covers. So far everyone has been very happy with the sound.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Speakers Easy Installation-Great Sound - Perfect Ugrade with My Existing (7) JBL Speakers for Surround Sound 11.2 System
Date published: 2018-12-20
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Product Q&A

Can i use this speaker as center speaker ?

Asked by: Demis346
Yes it is. It is possible to use the Arena 55IW as a center speaker
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-06-06

What size hole do I need to mount these In-Wall? Also, is it possible to paint the metal grill to match my wall paint color?

Asked by: BoDEAN
The Mounting Opening Dimensions is (H x W): 14-1/8" x 6-13/32" (359mm x 163mm). If you order the product from our website, it should also have the Mounting template in the package.
Answered by: Jem at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-06-06

This Loudspeaker works as center channel ? 

Asked by: Juandres
Our JBL Arena 55IW was designed to be a part of a home theater setup and used as a speaker. It’s not possible to use it as a center channel. You can check out our JBL Arena 55IW spec sheet for more information:
Answered by: Rhae
Date published: 2022-06-06

125 amp needed. Is that RMS or what?

Asked by: Jim in Mo
It would be for the Recommended Amplifier Power. The ARENA 55IW requires at least 120W.
Answered by: Rhae
Date published: 2021-06-06

Hello, I am trying to set up a 7.2 channel surround system. I already got 4 SP8cii, 2 SP8ii speakers and an Onyx receiver. I am looking for a Central speaker. Could you please suggest one.

Asked by: Mr Anil
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2021-06-06

Can you provide an image of the Superior XL-2 installation bracket? Would like to understand what it looks like in order to complete a detail for a custom installation condition.

Asked by: PattyC
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