JBL Arena Sub 100P review & specs

JBL Arena Sub 100P: сomplete your audio system with a proprietary thunderous bass

JBL Arena Sub 100P review & specs

Modern sound technology is developing at an active pace and its own steep subwoofer for the house no one surprises. The subwoofer is an important component of modern acoustics, allowing to feel every sound. Such devices quickly gained popularity and became an important component of a powerful acoustic system. Modern manufacturers offer various models of subwoofers that are suitable for home use.

Which model to choose? What parameters to consider when choosing? Let's try to understand. I hаd thе оppоrtunіty tо test one of the subwoofers JBL and I would like to do a JBL Arena Sub 100P review. Consider the Arena Sub 100P specs.

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Design

Arena Sub 100P makes it easy to match your current home furnishings and decor. The subwoofer case is compact enough to fit in a small room. Glossy coating of all components of this system will complement the interior of any room in your home.

The hull shape, made in a modern style, with a rounded side and top panels, create an elegant appearance. The subwoofer is available in black, with removable grilles coated with ground metal. The subwoofer is designed for use with all speakers of the JBL Arena series: 2-floor standing, 2 shelves, center channel acoustics, and 1 subwoofer. Rear entrances and controls for easy setup and system integration.

Features

The JBL Arena Sub 100P is a 10-inch active subwoofer with a compact and attractive body. The 100-watt amplifier is slightly weaker compared to the best subwoofers I have tested, but this makes it suitable for those with shelf speakers or a sound bar, and they just need a little more low-quality content when watching movies or listening to music.

JBL speakers that are called Arena cannot be imagined without tight and powerful bass. Using a high-power 250-mm woofer made of polycellulose and two rear bass-optimizing ports, the JBL Arena SUB 100P subwoofer plays its note to perfection. The high-performance Class-D amplifier with a power of 100 W contains unobtrusive controls located on the back side, which allow for convenient and seamless setup and easy integration into your home sound system.

This active subwoofer is just phenomenal. In my opinion, it is always at the top of the line, and so it sounds, so you will not be disappointed or unsure of the price because of the price tag.

Performance & Sound quality

To check the sound quality and volume of the subwoofers, I watched action movies and listened to a variety of music. Sub 100P is well established in the short test scene and the test listening to music in the acoustic style.

To test the action scene, I watched a clip from a movie with quick bursts of low-frequency material. This JBL subwoofer did a good job recreating the sound of blaster fire and lightsabers clashes. However, he struggled to maintain low-frequency effects. I also noticed a drop in volume during long screens, which is a common problem for subwoofers with insufficient power.

Setup

If we talk to R-120SW setup – very easy to install. This is a great subwoofer that is easy to plug in and blends perfectly with your other speakers. Worked immediately when connected to my system. EQ control and the choice of DSP operation modes are available directly from the control panel on the back of the subwoofer housing or through a console of a special mobile application that is available for devices running the iOS or Android mobile operating system.

Connections of a mobile phone or a tablet, to a subwoofer, are made using Wi-Fi wireless technology. Additionally, there is a digital crossover, through which it is possible to select the desired frequency spectrum (low, medium, high), as well as a limiter that protects the speaker from overloads, overheating and short circuit.

Conclusion

The JBL Arena Sub 100P settings are very simple. The position of the 250-mm radiator and crossover is optimized on a computer, which allows to reproduce natural, surround sound with powerful, deep bass response. This tight, extended bass fits perfectly with the soundtracks of modern movies, music, and video games.

The audio result is an accurate, impressive, high-performance bass performance with high reality with the excellent transient response, vanishingly low distortion, tremendous subsonic power, and high output capabilities. This is truly a unique combination of subtle musicality, and cumbersome power for excellent home theater sound effects, as well as unsurpassed musical excellence.

Common features

Product

JBL Arena Sub 100P

Model

Arena Sub 100P

Brand

JBL

Rating

4.5 of 5

Reviews

114

General

Amplification type

active

Detachable grilles

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

100

Maximal output power (RMS), W

200

Audio amplifier output power, W

100

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

Impedance, Ohm

Frequency response, Hz

41-150

Crossover frequency, Hz

50-150

Driver

Driver quantity

1

Driver size, in

10

Driver placement

front panel

Port placement

back side

Connections

RCA LFE inputs

1

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

RCA outputs

XLR inputs (pair)

XLR outputs (pair)

Wireless

Bi-amp

Speaker outputs (pair)

Speaker inputs (pair)

Controls

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

Material

Body material

MDF

Woofer composition

polymer

Colors

black, white

Enclosure type

vented

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions (H x W x D), cm/in

36 x 35.5 x 40.6/14.2 x 14.5 x 16

Width, kg/pounds

10.9/24.1

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