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JBL Control® 85M

5-1/4" commercial weather-resistant landscape speaker

Item # 855CTL85M

A weather-resistant speaker with a 360-degree soundfield for clear music and announcements in outdoor locations.

A weather-resistant speaker with a 360-degree soundfield for clear music and announcements in outdoor locations.

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Item # 855CTL85M

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$200.00 each

About the JBL Control® 85M

Clear sound from a rugged landscape speaker

The JBL Control 85M is an excellent way to bring music and paging to outdoor areas of your place of business. This weather-resistant speaker is voiced with an accentuated midrange to help announcements cut through the ambient noise, and it offers a 360-degree horizontal angle of coverage. 

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Clear sound from a rugged landscape speaker

The JBL Control 85M is an excellent way to bring music and paging to outdoor areas of your place of business. This weather-resistant speaker is voiced with an accentuated midrange to help announcements cut through the ambient noise, and it offers a 360-degree horizontal angle of coverage. 

The Control 85M can be mounted above ground, or partially buried to present a low profile. Its durable enclosure houses a rugged 5-1/4" woofer and 3/4" soft dome tweeter for clear full-range sound.

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Product highlights:

  • in-ground weatherproof outdoor speaker designed to blend into landscaped areas
  • handles 160 watts program power
  • frequency response: 65-16,000 Hz
  • 2-way speaker with 5-1/4" polypropylene woofer and 3/4" PEI soft dome tweeter
  • 360° horizontal coverage angle
  • multi-tap transformer for 70V systems
    • 3.8, 7.5, 15 and 30 watt taps
  • sensitivity: 86 dB
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What's in the box:

  • Landscape speaker (top and bottom halves pre-mounted) w/ 43" attached bare-ended speaker wire
  • 2 Gland nuts
  • Cover plate
  • 3/4" Security screw
  • Screw cap
  • Four 1/2" counter-sunk screws
  • 2 Wire nuts
  • Phillip-head screwdriver
  • Installation instructions

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Features & specs

General
Drivers per speaker 2
Woofer Size (inches) 5.25
Tweeter Size (inches) 0.75
System Frequency response 65Hz-16kHz
Maximum SPL 105
Power Handling
Power rating 160
Peak Power rating ---
Specs
Width (inches) 13
Height (inches) 16-3/4
Depth (inches) ---
Weight 12 lbs

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Features

Overview: The JBL Control 85M Mushroom Landscape speaker is a highly weather-resistant landscape speaker that can be mounted on-ground or partially in-ground and provide high quality sound with 360˚ of horizontal coverage. The Control 85M features a compact design that's unobtrusive and easily blends in with its surroundings, making it ideal for a variety of applications such as shopping malls, theme parks, sports venues, casinos, resorts, restaurants, entrance ways, hospitality venues, and more.

Drivers: The Control 85M includes an 5.25" woofer driver made with a polypropylene cone, polyurethane surround, a Kapton former, and a 1.4" voice-coil. The Control 88M also features a 0.75" Polyetherimide (PEI) dome tweeter. Both drivers are mounted in the top section of the enclosure in a down-firing orientation. Both drivers are highly weather-resistant for year-round outdoor use.

Enclosure: The JBL outdoor speaker features a tough polyethylene enclosure, with a powder coated stainless steel grille, that's resistant to both weather and abuse from lawn care equipment. The top section of the enclosure, that contains the drivers, uses a twist-lock method of attaching to the bottom section, making installation and removal easy. A security screw with hole-plug are provided for keeping the enclosure secure. The bottom section can be mounted on-ground or in-ground and includes mounting holes for security anchors (not included). The enclosure's color extends throughout the material so the speaker will maintain its color even when scraped or scratched.

70/100V/8Ω: The Control 85M includes a built-in transformer and can be wired for either 70V, 100V, or 8Ω operation. The outdoor speaker can handle up to 160W continuous program power (320W peak power). A 43" section of pre-attached wire is included along with 2 gland nuts and 2 gel-filled wire nuts for water-tight wiring. A tap dial on the upper section allows easy selection of the power setting with the following selections available:

  • 70V: 30W, 15W, 7.5W, and 3.8W.
  • 100V: 30W, 15W, and 7.5W.
  • 8Ω

Specifications

  • Drivers: 5.25" Woofer, 3/4" dome tweeter
  • Frequency Response (±3dB): 65Hz-16kHz
  • Frequency Range (-10dB): 55Hz-18kHz
  • Power Rating: 160W Program power/320W peak power.
  • Sensitivity: 86dB @ 1W
  • Nominal Coverage Angle: 360˚ H / 160˚V
  • Maximum SPL: 105dB @1M
  • Dimensions: Diameter = 13.0", Height = 16.75"
  • Net Weight: 12 lbs.

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The JBL Control® 88M offers these features:
  • 8" woofer and 1" dome tweeter
  • frequency response: 47-16,000 Hz
  • handles 240 watts program power
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