Arena 120


Surround Loudspeakers

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Surround yourself with JBL sound at a price that’s easy

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.

Item# ARENA120WH

General Specifications

Recommended Amplifier Power 20 - 100W

Audio Specifications

Sensitivity 86 dB
Crossover Frequencies 2.5kHz – 18 dB/octave
Frequency Response 100 Hz - 40 kHz
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms


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

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5 Year Warranty

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Unless a different warranty period is stated in the Warranty Card provided with your JBL product, JBL warrants for a period of 1 year (5 years for any non-powered speakers) from the date of retail purchase by the original end-use purchaser, that this product, when delivered to you in new condition, in original packaging, from a JBL authorized reseller and used in normal conditions, is free from any defects in manufacturing, materials and workmanship. Refer to the Warranty Card provided with your JBL product for specific details including what is not covered along with other terms and conditions.

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Arena 120 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JBL knows speakers Got my first set of JBP speakers 35 yrs. ago. They finally gave out and I am downsizing so got these for $150 on sale. Sounds good, cannot beat value
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loud and I love it I love how loud this is. It can really get a party going. You don't even need big large speakers if you have this.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So awesome So great. They sound amazing even in my big house. Would purchase again.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great quality and sound , would reccomnd no doubt .
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best sound! This was one of the best things i ever did as far as sound quality. Can not be be beat!
Date published: 2017-05-28
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What is the max watts they can handle? Also between these & the JBL Control X which is better? I have a Harman Kardon AVR1700 I was going to use for center the JBL Arena 125 C & the the Sub JBL Arena Sub 100P.

Asked by: Scott305
The JBL Arena 120 and the Control X both can handle up to a 100W of amplification. The main difference is that the Control X are made for outdoor use at all weather conditions. The Arena however are made for indoor use and is a great match with the Arena 125C and Sub100P. 
Answered by: Paulo C
Date published: 2018-12-01

Do the 120s require a break in period? Do they work well as main speakers in a 2.0 setup?  I don't want the 130s as they are rear ported.  Thank. 

Asked by: Mattyboy
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Steven M
Date published: 2018-03-07

Couldn't hook my phone up to this using an aux cord? I'm looking for a speaker like this for my room.

Asked by: Breckin22
You will need a receiver in order to get these speakers working. If you are looking for an speaker that can play using an aux cord. Please check on our portable speakers at https://www.jbl.com/bluetooth-speakers/
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-07-10

Could you connect your phone into this with a cord of some sort like and aux cord?

Asked by: Breckin22
Unfortunately, you can directly connect your phone to this speaker with a cord or wirelessly. You need to connect this speaker (preferably a pair) to an amp or receiver, then connect your phone to the amp or receiver.
Answered by: Steven M
Date published: 2018-06-25

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: 2017-12-02

My JBL Creature speakers died, would the Arena 120 be excellent replacements?

Asked by: MissK
While the JBL Arena 120 are splendid speakers. Please be advised that you will need a Receiver in order to use the JBL Arena speaker unlike the JBL Creature which uses 3.5 Aux cable. If you need help with speaker recommendations, Please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-01-08

Do these provide a good bass response with out a sub-woofer?

Asked by: Keithb
The ARENA 120 will still provide a good bass response but it will not be maximized unless you pair it with a subwoofer. It only has a frequency response of 100 Hz - 40 kHz so if you prefer a deeper bass response, you ought to add a subwoofer, preferably from the same series.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-28

For speaker wire, what type of connector do I need, and what gage? Thanks, Jeff

Asked by: trigdenton
Our speakers do not require specific connectors, you can simply plug in bare wire. If you are considering connectors, spade lugs or banana plugs are good options. For audio wire gauge, somewhere between 12-16 will work fine
Answered by: Jay at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02
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