Arena 170


Floorstanding Loudspeaker

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All the sound of a concert arena. Minus the price of admission

With the JBL Arena 170 floorstanding loudspeaker, a true theater experience never felt so affordable – or close to home. The loudspeaker's High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide and 1-inch (25mm) soft dome tweeter, along with a 7” (178mm) polycellulose woofer deliver sensational power and precision that is able to produce accurate highs and lows. And no wonder: the Arena 170 is inspired by our own M2 Master Reference Monitor, considered by many to be the finest studio monitor on the market. The Arena 170 won't let you down when it comes to delivering affordable, crisp, dynamic, and accurate sound.

Item# ARENA170BK

General Specifications

Recommended Amplifier Power 20-200W

Audio Specifications

Crossover Frequencies 2.1kHz – 18 dB/octave
Sensitivity 87 dB
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms
Frequency Response 44 Hz - 40 kHz
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power 20 - 200W


Width ( in) 8-17/32
Depth (in) 11-1/8
Weight (lb) 27.6
Height (in) 37-3/4
Weight (kg) 12.5
Depth (mm) 283
Height (mm) 959
Width (mm) 217


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Arena 170 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best speaker on the market Works great I love it. I'd recommend lt to anyone!
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Absolutely amazingly awesome can't believe how great this product is.
Date published: 2017-05-30
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How many JBL 170 speakers are needed for a home theate system

Asked by: Srini
Since the ARENA 170 is a floor-standing speaker, it normally is being used as Front Left & Right speakers. Having this said, two of this will work well paired with other Arena series speaker for your Center and Surround channel speakers.
Answered by: Memen at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

Is there a way to bi-wire the arena 170?

Asked by: MSL Lochbuie
No, our JBL Arena series cannot be bi-wired and has a normal + and - analog input connections.
Answered by: Nick F
Date published: 2018-03-21

I am looking for a good stereo set up. Not very fond of subwoofers and surround sound systems. But I am very much a audiophile when it comes to the quality a speaker can deliver. Can the Arena 170 used on stereo amp deliver a well balanced experience?

Asked by: ByronTheron
Certainly. The ARENA 170 and the whole series in general was inspired by the Master Reference Monitor series which assures that you'll get the best value from your purchase providing you clean, and powerful high and low-ends.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

Can I use this speakers for marantz pm 7005 amp?

Asked by: Johnyprabha
Hi Johny, and thank you for your interest in JBL! If you look at the specifications for the amplifier and the speakers, you will find that they match each other fine, at least based on the numbers. Your amplifier is rated at 60 Watts into 8 Ohm loads, and the speakers are recommended with amplifiers between 20 and 200 Watts. When it comes to how loud you can play, whether the audio balance is to your liking etc., that is of course another matter, and almost solely determined by taste and the acoustics.
Answered by: Bo Harman
Date published: 2018-03-21

Is it Bluetooth 

Asked by: Hunter24
No, it is not.
Answered by: Zoe at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-03-21

Besides the price difference why should I buy the Arena 170 and not the Arena 180?

Asked by: L Turney
The ARENA 180 has dual 7-inch (178mm) high-output polycellulose woofers, while the ARENA 170 only has one. This makes the 170 produce a far neutral bass response versus the 180. Also the Arena 170 is smaller in size.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-02-08

I am considering the Arena 170s for my home theater front channels and may upgrade my center and surrounds to match. My question is for the bang for buck, is the Arena series the best? Should I be considering a 200 series system?

Asked by: drb32856
The Arena series are a great example of Cinema sound for the home. I use the 120's for my side surrounds so I know about the Arena sound quality. The Arena 170's paired with the Arena 120's, matching center and subwoofer of choice(subs don't have to be matched) will be a surround system that will deliver commercial Cinema surround sound at home. Providing you drive them with a receiver designed for multi-channel sound. Like....Yamaha, Sony, Marantz, etc., Your budget will dictate whether you buy the Arena or 200 series. Realistically speaking, the Arena series with a good sub-woofer, will blow away the majority of listeners. ~ peace
Answered by: HTFan
Date published: 2018-03-06


Asked by: ERMANNO
I see here and checked that the Crown XLI 800 is rated at 300W @ 4 ohms while the Arena 170 can handle 20-200W @ 8 ohms. while the wattage of the Amplifier is higher, due to the high impedance rating of the speaker it would only play at a low volume. We would suggest getting an amplifier that is rated @ 8 ohms and can drive between 20-200W.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-03-21
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