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JBL Arena 180 vs B&W 683 S2 Comparison

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Brand and Model Specifications

Information about the brand, model release date.

ManufacturerJBLBowers & Wilkins
ModelArena 180683 S2
Release Date20152017
What Hi-Fi? Rating -
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Technical Specs

Technical characteristics of the speakers.

Amplification TypePassivePassive
Crossover Type2-Way3-Way
Enclosure typeBass ReflexBass Reflex
Frequency Range (+/-3 dB)[Hz]39 - 4000052 - 22000
Frequency Range (-6dB)[Hz]--
Maximum SPL [dB]--
Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m)[dB]8889
Nominal Impedance (Ohms)88
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)--
Recommended Amplifier Power [W]20-22525
Crossover Frequency [Hz]21004000
Bass Reflex Tuning Frequency [Hz]--
Driver Units

Tweeter: 1-inch (25mm) soft dome tweeter
Mid/Bass Drivers: 2x 7-inch (178mm) high-output polycellulose woofers

Tweeter: 1 x 28mm AE custom fabric dome
Mid/Bass Drivers: 6″ (150mm) woven-Kevlar-cone FST midrange

InputsSingle WireSingle Wire
Magnetic ShieldingNoNo

Placements and Distances

Where and how to put them.

Form FactorFloorFloor
Distance from Wall [cm]1515

Dimensions and Weight

Physical characteristics of the speakers (without stands).

Length~8.54 in
~216.92 mm
~21.69 cm
~7.5 in
~190.5 mm
~19.05 cm
Width~12.36 in
~313.94 mm
~31.39 cm
~14.3 in
~363.22 mm
~36.32 cm
Height~42.75 in
~1085.85 mm
~108.59 cm
~38.8 in
~985.52 mm
~98.55 cm
Weight (Single Speaker)~33.6 lb
~15240.7 g
~15.24 kg
~34.4 lb
~15603.58 g
~15.6 kg
Shipping Weight~42 lb
~19050.88 g
~19.05 kg
~59.97 lb
~27201.93 g
~27.2 kg

Colors and Accessories

List of available colors and optional accessories.

  • Black
  • White
  • Black
  • White
  • 1 x JBL Arena 180
  • 1 x Owner’s Manual
  • 4 x Carpet Spikes

Detachable GrillesNoNo

Price and Warranty

Satisfaction is (not) guaranteed.

Warranty1 Year3 Years
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