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JBL Control® 88M

8" commercial weather-resistant landscape speaker

Item # 855CTL88M

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 # 855CTL88M

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Robust sound for outdoor locations

The JBL Control 88M features a rugged 8" woofer along with a 1" soft dome tweeter, so you can expect good bass response and excellent clarity when you play music for customers on the patio or by the pool. This weather-resistant landscape speaker offers 360 degrees of horizontal sound coverage. It can be mounted above ground, or partially buried to present a low profile.

Product highlights:

  • in-ground weatherproof outdoor speaker designed to blend into landscaped areas
  • handles 240 watts program power
  • frequency response: 47-16,000 Hz
  • 2-way speaker with 8" polypropylene woofer and 1" PEI soft dome tweeter
  • 360° horizontal coverage angle
  • multi-tap transformer for 70V systems
    • 7.5, 15, 30 and 60 watt taps
  • sensitivity: 87 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

Drivers per speaker 2
Woofer Size (inches) 8
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
System Frequency response 60Hz-15kHz
Maximum SPL 108
Power Handling
Power rating 240
Peak Power rating ---
Width (inches) 16-3/4
Height (inches) 20-1/2
Depth (inches) ---
Weight 17 lbs

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Overview: The JBL Control 88M 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˚ coverage. The Control 88M 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 88M includes an 8" woofer driver made with a polypropylene cone, polyurethane surround, a Kapton former, and a 1.5" voice-coil. The Control 88M also features a 1" 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 88M includes a built-in transformer and can be wired for either 70V, 100V, or 8Ω operation. The outdoor speaker can handle up to 240W continuous program power (480W 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: 60W, 30W, 15W, and 7.5W.
  • 100V: 60W, 30W, and 15W.
  • 8Ω


  • Drivers: 8" Woofer, 1" dome tweeter
  • Frequency Response (±3dB): 60Hz-15kHz
  • Frequency Range (-10dB): 47Hz-16kHz
  • Power Rating: 240W Program power/480W peak power.
  • Sensitivity: 87dB @ 1W
  • Nominal Coverage Angle: 360˚ H / 160˚V
  • Maximum SPL: 108dB @1M
  • Dimensions: Diameter = 16.750", Height = 20.50"
  • Net Weight: 17 lbs.

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1 question already asked

Will these work with the Sonos connect:amp?
[ Chris  Aug 18, 2021 ]
1 answer
Only with the Sonos Port... The Sonos amp does not have enough power to power these speakers..
[ SAUL  Aug 18, 2021 ]

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