JBL Control 5™ Professional Series
Sensitivity: 89 dB SPL, 1 W, 1 m
High power handling (175 W pink
noise) with integral protection
Molded enclosure with shielded
165 mm (6½ in) low frequency
25 mm (1 in) pure titanium
Optional mounting hardware
Available in two colors: black and
The Control 5TM is a high performance,
wide range control monitor
suitable for use as the primary sound
source in a variety of applications.
Smooth, extended frequency
response combines with wide
dynamic capabilities to provide acoustic
performance that makes the Control
5 ideal for recording studios,
audio-video control rooms, remote
trucks and broadcast studios. Clean,
functional visual design makes the
Control 5 also ideal for foreground
music systems, moderate level sound
reinforcement, discotheques and
music playback systems.
A 165 mm (6½ in) low frequency
driver provides solid, powerful bass
response to 50 Hz. High frequency
response to 20 kHz is handled by a
pure titanium 25 mm (1 in) dome.
Both transducers are magnetically
shielded, allowing for use in close
proximity to video monitors. The
dividing network incorporates protection
circuitry to prevent system damage
and utilizes high quality components
including bypass capacitors
for outstanding transient accuracy.
Molded of dense polypropylene
foam, with a finish of black, gray or
white, the Control 5 enclosure offers a
pleasing shape that fits easily into any
environment. Wall, ceiling, rack and
tripod mounting systems allow positioning
of the system in exactly the
right spot for optimum performance.
Frequency Response (± 3 dB): 75 Hz to 20 kHz
Power Capacity¹: I75 W
Sensitivity 2: 89 dB SPL, 1 W, 1 m (3.3 ft)
Directivity Factor (Q): 2.8
Directivity Index (DI): 4.5
Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms
Crossover Frequency: 3 kHz
Polarity: Positive Voltage to + terminal causes outward low
frequency cone motion,
Enclosure Material: Polypropylene structural foam
Finish: Black or white
Dimensions: 387 mm H x 251 mm W x 229 mm D
15¼ in H x 9 7/8 in W x 9 in D
Net Weight (each): 4.5 kg (10 lbs)
Shipping Weight (pair): 11 kg (24 lbs)
MTC-51 Wall Mount Bracket: Allows the Control 5 to be mounted to any rigid vertical
surface with a unique polymer ball and clamp design,
In addition to omnidirectional movement about the
ball, the speaker’s connecting wires may be run internal
to the clamp.
MTC-52 Ceiling Mount Bracket: The same as the MTC-51 except that it is designed to be
mounted to a rigid ceiling surface. Optional colors.
MTC-53 Rack Mount Bracket: Allows the Control to be mounted in a standard 19 inch
EIA equipment rack, with accommodation for vertical
MTC-54 Tripod Mounting Adapter: Allows the Control 5 to be mounted to the JBL MT4612
aluminum tripod in either a vertical or horizontal position.
MTC-56 Wall Mount Bracket: Low cost, fixed angle wall mount bracket with safety chain,
Note: Accessory attachment points on rear of the enclosure are
¼ x 20 threaded brass bushings,
¹Rating based on test signal of IEC filtered random noise with a peak-to-average ratio of 6 dB, two hours duration.
2Sensitivity is based on a swept 500 Hz to 2 5 kHz signal for an input of 2.0 V @ 4 ohms.
JBL continually engages in research related to product improvement. New materials, production methods and design
refinements are introduced into existing products without notice as a routine expression of that philosophy. For this
reason. any current JBL product may differ in some respect from its published description but will always equal or
exceed the original design specifications unless otherwise stated.
The loudspeaker system shall consist of a 165 mm (6½ in) low
frequency transducer, 25 mm (1 in) pure titanium dome tweeter, and
frequency dividing network installed in a ported enclosure. The magnetic
assemblies shall use ferrite magnets, with integral shielding of
the external magnetic field. The low frequency voice coil shall be 25
mm (1 in) in diameter. The frequency dividing network shall have a
crossover frequency of 3 kHz and shall utilize polypropylene bypass
capacitors to reduce hysteresis effects on the signal.
Performance specifications of a typical production unit shall be as
follows: measured sensitivity (SPL at 1 m (3.3 ft) with 2.0 V input,
swept from 500 Hz to 2.5 kHz) shall be at least 89 dB SPL. Frequency
response shall be within plus or minus 3 dB from 75 Hz to 20 kHz.
Usable frequency response shall extend downward to 50 Hz. Nominal
impedance shall be 4 ohms. Rated power capacity shall be at least 175
watts continuous pink noise, based on a test signal of filtered random
noise conforming to international standard IEC 268-5 (pink noise with
12 dB/octave rolloff below 40 Hz and above 5 kHz with a peak-toaverage
ratio of 6 dB), two hours duration.
The entire enclosure shall be manufactured of molded polypropylene
structural foam. Optional mounting brackets shall be available
for positioning of the loudspeaker at various angles for both temporary
and permanent installations, Overall dimensions shall be no
greater than 387 mm (15¼ in) by 251 mm (9 7/8 in) by 229 mm (9 in)
deep. Finish shall be black or white, with metal grille and rubber end protectors.