CES 2015, LAS VEGAS – HARMAN, the premium global audio, infotainment and enterprise automation group (NYSE:HAR), introduces the next generation of high-performance loudspeakers with its JBL Arena series loudspeakers. Like the flagship JBL Everest DD67000, every JBL Arena model carries the lineage of the most legendary brand of loudspeakers – JBL. At an outstanding value, the JBL Arena series offers unrivaled JBL sound with its sophisticated new design.

“The JBL Arena models comprise a unique series of affordable JBL loudspeakers with the latest ultra-sleek design and advanced technological offerings,” said Michael Mauser, president of the HARMAN Lifestyle Division. “The series continues in a long tradition of high-class loudspeakers.”

The JBL Arena series features a complete range of loudspeakers, including a choice of two bookshelf and two floorstanding models complemented by the options of a center channel loudspeaker and a subwoofer. Each speaker offers a High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide design, which was derived from JBL M2 Master Reference professional monitors and considered by many to be the best recording studio monitor in the world. This technology provides astounding imaging, natural balance, and remarkable detail and accuracy at any position in the room. Computer-optimized drivers and crossover network integration deliver a lifelike, 3D soundstage backed by a powerful, deep bass response. This tight, extended bass response is maximized for the dynamic punch of modern movies, music and video games.

Not only is the JBL Arena series powerful, but also elegant and flexible in its design. Its style demonstrates certain simplicity with its contemporary cabinet shape. The angled side and top panels provide a sophisticated, modern look, with a clean soft-touch finish around each driver. Each loudspeaker is available in a choice of black or white finishes, with brushed metal trim detail on the grilles. This results in a clean, timeless look that blends easily with any décor. Speaker placement is equally important, which is why the Arena 120 bookshelf speakers are wall-mountable and can also be used as surround speakers.

JBL Arena series loudspeakers


  • Six new speaker models for flexible system configurations
  • High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide design
  • Computer-optimized driver positioning and crossover network integration
  • Contemporary cabinet shape with angled side and top panels provide a sophisticated, modern look
  • Proven acoustic superiority through rigorous testing and real-world evaluation
  • Available in black and white finishes with minimalist grilles and brushed metal trims
  • Designed and engineered in Northridge, California




  • JBL Arena 120 - 2-way 5.5" Bookshelf / Surround Loudspeaker
  • JBL Arena 130 - 2-way 7" Bookshelf Loudspeaker
  • JBL Arena 170 - 2-way 7” Floorstanding Loudspeaker
  • JBL Arena 180 - 2-way Dual 7" Floorstanding Loudspeaker
  • JBL Arena 125C - 2-way Dual 5.5" Center Channel Loudspeaker
  • JBL SUB 100P - 10" 100W Powered Subwoofer


Pricing and Availability

For additional information on JBL Arena 120 (MSRP $199.95/PR), JBL Arena 130 (MSRP $299.95/PR), JBL Arena 170 (MSRP $499.95/PR), JBL Arena 180 (MSRP $699.95PR), JBL Arena 125C (MSRP $199.95) and JBL Arena SUB 100P (MSRP $299.95), or to purchase, visit www.JBL.com


HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems.  HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.  The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.