Arena 170

Item# ARENA 170
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The JBL Arena 170 doesn't just make powerful sound – it makes practical sense. Experience all the precision of a powerful loudspeaker at an affordable price.
At a Glance:
  • Inspired by JBL’s legendary M2 Master Reference Monitor
  • Signature JBL loudspeaker performance
  • Understated, contemporary look and feel
  • An audio powerhouse at an affordable price
  • Just one part of an even more powerful system
What's in the Box:
  • 1 JBL Arena 170
  • 1 Owner’s Manual
  • 4 Carpet Spikes
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.
Product Features:
  • Inspired by JBL’s legendary M2 Master Reference Monitor
    High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide technology takes its cues from the legendary JBL M2 Master Reference MonitorComputer-optimized driver positioning and network integration result in ideal performance and lifelike soundstage imagingProven acoustic superiority through rigorous testing and real-world evaluation
  • Signature JBL loudspeaker performance
    7-inch (178mm) high-output polycellulose woofer operates in conjunction with a rear-firing tuned bass port, delivering accurate sound worthy of a standing ovation1-inch (25mm) soft dome tweeter provides clean, powerful highsTight, extended bass response optimized for show-stopping listening, whether for movies, TV, music or console gaming
  • Understated, contemporary look and feel
    Contemporary cabinet shape with angled side and top panels provide a sophisticated, modern lookSoft-touch paint around the transducers and on the waveguideAvailable in black and white finishes with minimalist grilles and brushed metal trims
  • An audio powerhouse at an affordable price
    The perfect trifecta of JBL power, precision, and affordable pricing.
  • Just one part of an even more powerful system
    Intended for use in conjunction with the entire series of JBL Arena loudspeakers: 2 floorstanding speakers, 2 bookshelf speakers, 1 center channel speaker, and 1 subwoofer model.
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General Specifications:
Weight (lb)
27.6 lbs
Weight (kg)
12.5 kg
Recommended Amplifier Power
Audio Specifications:
Crossover Frequencies
2.1kHz – 18 dB/octave
87 dB
Nominal Impedance
8 Ohms
Frequency Response
44 Hz - 40 kHz
Height (in)
Width (in)
Depth (in)
Arena 170 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best speaker on the market Works great I love it. I'd recommend lt to anyone! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nicht schlecht Für unser Heimkino gut geeignet, gute Bässe auch ohne Subwoofer. Für reines Musikhöhren etwas zu dumpf - man kann die Lautsprecher gut orten. Ein lösen des Tones vom Lautsprecher findet nicht statt.Die Verarbeitung ist gut.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extraklasse würde ich sofort wieder kaufen. Ein Klangerlebnis.
Date published: 2017-10-16
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Please advise me what speakers are adequate for AV receiver Denon 1500 H? I want to buy front,rear centar and subwoofer. Thanks.

Asked by: deltasped
We would like to work with you directly. Please submit a case request at http://eu.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Rhae
Date published: 2018-11-10

How compatible are the Area 170's with a JVC 4VR-5456X receiver?

Asked by: Justbeachinit
Hi! Unfortunately, we do not have information about the JVC 4VR-5456X receiver. However, the Arena 170 can handle from 20-200W of power at 8 ohms. As long as the receiver is within that wattage and ohm range, it will be compatible.
Answered by: Nick F
Date published: 2018-10-13

Hello, Im using these with my Pioneer Elite SC-63 receiver. I have 2 in the front and two in the rear. Im also using the Arena center 125C. Are they a good match with this receiver? Thanks, Mike

Asked by: Mike1976
Hi Mike. The Arena 170 Floor-standing speakers and the Arena 125C Center speaker are well matched with your Pioneer Elite SC-63 receiver. The speakers are rated at 8 ohms for their nominal impedance and your receiver is rated to output 125 watts at 8 ohms which is within the recommended amplifier power for the speakers. Should you have further concerns about your set-up, please feel free to contact us directly by submitting a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you. Thank you.
Answered by: Rhae
Date published: 2018-07-20

Will the Arena 170 work great with Harman Kardon HK 3770 receiver?

Asked by: Tooter
Hi! The Arena 170 will work with the receiver but you should not crank it all the way up because it could blow the speaker. The HK3770 is really powerful which gives out 240W on 2 channel Stereo.
Answered by: Nick F
Date published: 2018-06-26

How many watts the Arena 170 speaker "s out put?

Asked by: Stingray
Hi! The Arena 170 the Arena 170 can handle  20-200W at 8 ohms.
Answered by: Nick F
Date published: 2018-08-27

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: 2018-05-06

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

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: 2018-08-27
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