JBL Control 30 Surface Mount Speaker
Extended bandwidth, extremely smooth
Fully outdoor-capable design, featuring
120° x 110° HF coverage.
150 Watt transformer for 70V or 100V
lines, with 8Ω thru.
SonicGuard® overload protection
250 mm (10 in) fiberglass/Kevlar® cone LF
woofer, with neodymium magnet coaxial
125 mm (5 in) anodized aluminum cone
MR, and 25 mm (1 in) titanium diaphragm
Includes InvisiBall® mounting hardware,
plus ten 6 mm attachment points for suspension
and optional U-bracket.
Sealed input panel cover and screw-down
The Control 30 utilizes high power components,
computer optimized horn and coaxial
component design, patent-pending cabinet manufacturing
techniques, and a complex network to
achieve smooth high fidelity performance,
extended bandwidth and well-controlled, defined
coverage from a compact loudspeaker.
A symmetrical mid-high frequency horn allows
use of the speaker in either vertical or horizontal
orientation. Smooth frequency response and
cone-midrange performance ensures excellent
sound character throughout the frequency band,
over the entire listening area.
The top-quality line distribution transformer,
designed for minimal insertion loss and reduced
saturation, allows use of either 70V or 100V distributed
speaker lines. In bypass position, the
8 ohm impedance allows use of multiple speakers
on a loudspeaker line.
The included InvisiBall mounting method is
simple to install, aims easily and provides a high
degree of theft deterrence. InvisiBall allows horizontal
rotation of up to 41° off-axis and vertical
rotation of up to 36° (horn end inward) or 23°
(woofer end inward). Attachment points for the
optional MTC-30UB (-WH) U-bracket allows for
compact installation and is particularly useful for
low profile underbalcony applications.
Weather resistance has been maximized. The
neodymium magnet LF woofer has a fiberglass
and Kevlar composite cone, the surround is pure
butyl rubber, and the basket is rear loaded to
minimize exposure. The MR cone of the coaxial
mid-high driver is anodized aluminum with a formulation
EPDM rubber surround, and the HF
compression driver’s diaphragm is pure titanium.
The coaxial component is protected by an
acoustically transparent screen. The grille is thermoset
composite coated and stands up very well
to UV as well as humidity. The grille is backed
with our WeatherMax multi-layer foam, which
prevents the direct incursion of water. Nickel/zinc
rust-resistant terminals ensure a secure input connection.
An MTC-PC2 sealed-entrance cover is
included to further protect the speaker’s terminals.
JBL’s exclusive SonicGuard overload protection
is virtually inaudible to the listener, ensuring reliability
while providing full fidelity sound.
Available in black or white (-WH), the cabinet
will accept a variety of paints to match any
The loudspeaker shall consist of a 250 mm (10 in) low frequency
transducer, a coaxial 125 mm (5 in) mid frequency transducer with a
25 mm (1 in) compression driver, and frequency dividing network. The
low frequency driver’s voice coil shall be 50 mm (2 in) in diameter and
the mid frequency driver’s voice coil shall be 25 mm (1 in) in diameter.
Performance specifications of a typical unit shall be as follows:
Usable frequency response shall extend from 38 Hz to 17 kHz (10 dB
below rated sensitivity, half-space, no external equalization). Rated
power shall be at least 500 watts continuous program power for 100
continuous hours duration (defined as 3 dB above a test signal of filtered
random pink noise conforming to IEC268-5). Measured sensitivity
shall be at least 93 dB-SPL (at 1m [3.3 ft] with 2.83V input, avg. 100 Hz
to 10 kHz).
The input shall be switchable for use either at nominal 8 ohms, or
on a 70.7V or 100V distributed speaker line via built-in transformer.
Selectable taps shall nominally be 150W, 75W, or 38W on a 70.7V or
100V distributed line, plus 19W on 70.7V line only.
The system shall be protected against damage from occasional overpowering
via full range limiting, which shall be inaudible during
activation. The coaxial mid-high driver shall be horn loaded to cover
120 degrees horizontal by 110 degrees vertical with a high degree of
The cabinet shall be molded High Impact PolyStyrene (HIPS) with
ten percent glass fill, and a 5 mm internal foamed polyurethane
secondary mold. The grille shall be backed by multi-layer foam and be
secured via screws to keep it in place when facing downward. The
cabinet and grille shall be paintable.
The low frequency transducer shall have a neodymium magnet, a
cone of woven fiberglass and Kevlar® and butyl rubber surround, with
the frame protected from direct weather exposure. The mid frequency
transducer element of the coaxial mid-high driver shall have an
anodized aluminum cone with an EPDM rubber (a Terpolymer of
Ethylene and Propylene) surround, with the frame protected from
direct weather exposure. The compression driver shall be constructed
with a titanium diaphragm for weather resistance. The coaxial mid-high
driver shall be protected with a secondary acoustically transparent
screen. The system shall withstand Mil Spec 810 testing with specified
durations with no effect on its acoustical performance or structural
integrity; salt spray (method 509.3), temperature (method 501.3 and
502.3), humidity (method 507.3) and ultraviolet (method 505.3).
Further, it shall pass Mil-Std-202F (method 101D) for salt spray. They
system shall have an IEC 529 splashproof rating of IP-X5.
For theft deterrence, the installation access area shall be hidden
behind a snap-out cover on the front grille. The included ball mechanism
shall be internal to the cabinet. The cabinet shall have ten (10)
6 mm mounting points including 3 on each side and 3 on top and
bottom and an accessory U-bracket shall be available. The grille logo
shall be rotatable for proper orientation with loudspeaker mounted
horizontally or vertically.
The external wiring connectors shall be screw-down terminals.
Overall cabinet dimensions shall be no greater than 593 high x
372 mm wide x 345 mm deep (23.3 x 14.6 x 13.5 in) and shall weigh
no more than 18.9 kg (42 lb). The finish shall be lightly textured black