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JBL Control® 29AV 8" commercial weather-resistant surface mount speaker (Black)

Item # 855C29AV

This rugged speaker delivers high-fidelity sound with solid bass for business applications.

This rugged speaker delivers high-fidelity sound with solid bass for business applications.

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Item # 855C29AV

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About the JBL Control® 29AV

Eric A.

Big, all-weather sound

JBL's rugged Control 29AV speakers delivers high-fidelity sound with solid bass for business applications like outdoor restaurant seating, patio bars, and more. This rugged speaker is built to JBL's exacting specifications, with an 8" woofer and 1" titanium tweeter that hold up to daily use in any weather.

Big, all-weather sound

JBL's rugged Control 29AV speakers delivers high-fidelity sound with solid bass for business applications like outdoor restaurant seating, patio bars, and more. This rugged speaker is built to JBL's exacting specifications, with an 8" woofer and 1" titanium tweeter that hold up to daily use in any weather.

The InvisiBall® mounting system allows you to make a permanent installation that remains flexible, allowing 36 degrees of movement in the vertical plane and 41 degrees of horizontal rotation. The cabinet and grille can be painted to match any decor.

Built to last

Each speaker features a tough Kevlar woofer with JBL's rubberized WeatherEdge™ surround for extra protection, so you can add music to a restaurant's dining patio or set up a complete sound system for a water park. Each polycarbonate tweeter diaphragm is reinforced with a thin film of titanium for added rigidity and endurance against sun, salt and moisture. The speaker grilles are plated with zinc to resist rusting.

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Product highlights:

  • 8" Kevlar® cone woofer
  • 1" titanium compression driver
    • 110° x 85° coverage with rotatable horn
  • handles up to 300 watts continuous program power
  • frequency response: 40-19,000 Hz (-10dB)
  • on-wall design with weather-resistant enclosure and transducers
  • 110-watt transformer for 70-volt or 100-volt distributed audio systems
  • 8-ohm bypass for use with conventional receivers and amplifiers
  • built-in InvisiBall® mounting system allows vertical and horizontal rotation of speakers
  • cabinet and grille can be painted to match your decor
  • SonicGuard™ protection prevents accidental overload damage to speakers
  • sensitivity: 91 dB
  • 12"W x 20-1/2"H x 11-1/4"D
  • weight: 26.8 lbs. (each)
  • warranty: 5 years parts and labor
  • MFR # C29AV-1

What's in the box:

  • Speaker
  • InvisiBall wall-mount plate
  • Input panel cover
  • 10" Allen key
  • Two plastic bushings
  • Two flat-washers
  • Four 1/2" flat-head screws
  • Owner's manual (Eng / Span / Fren / Others)

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More details on the JBL Control® 29AV

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Features & specs

Drivers per speaker 2
Woofer Size (inches) 8
Tweeter Size (inches) 1
System Frequency response 45-18,000
Maximum SPL 120 dB
Power Handling
Power rating 300
Peak Power rating 0
Width (inches) 12
Height (inches) 20-1/2
Depth (inches) 11-1/4
Weight 26.8 lbs

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Overview: The JBL Control 29AV is a 70/100 volt speaker designed for commercial applications, both indoor and outdoor. Its improved voicing allows for an extremely flat response, high-fidelity, and extended bandwidth from an 8" Kevlar woofer and 1" titanium diaphragm compression driver, providing up to 110˚ of horizontal and 85˚ of vertical coverage. It can be run in either 70 or 100 volt applications and includes an 8Ω Thru setting as well. Other features include a highly weather-resistant enclosure, JBL's SonicGuard overload protection, and flexible mounting options.

Enclosure: Designed for indoor and outdoor use, the Control 29AV series speakers have been maximized for weather resistance. They feature a high-impact polystyrene enclosure along with a thermoset composite coated grill with foam lining to minimize water incursion. The woofer is made of Kevlar with a butyl rubber surround and the compression driver's diaphragm is made of pure titanium. Input terminals are nickel/zinc coated  for rust-resistance and can have further protection from the included input terminal cover. The Control 29AV carries an IEC 529 IP-X4 splash-proof rating and exceeds MilSpec 810 for humidity, salt spray, temperature, and UV. It also passes Mil-Std-202F for salt spray.

Mounting: JBL offers flexible mounting options for the Control 29AV speakers. Along with either vertical or horizontal surface mounting, the speaker can be wall or ceiling mounted using the included InvisiBall mounting hardware. The Control 29AV speakers have a removable rear socket cover allowing the ball of the mount to sit inside the speaker. The socket is then tightened, using the included 10" Allen key, via the access hole underneath the removable front grill emblem. The InvisiBall mount allows up to 41˚ of horizontal rotation and up to 36˚ of vertical rotation. For horizontal mounting, the high-frequency compression driver can be rotated 90˚ by removing and re-using the 12 mounting screws holding it in place. There are also ten 6mm attachment points around the speaker for suspension mounting and JBL's optional U-bracket.

70/100 Volt: The Control 29AV is designed primarily to be used in 70 and 100 volt applications, but also includes an 8 ohm bypass mode (Thru). Its top-quality, 110 watt, line distribution transformer is designed for minimal insertion loss and reduced saturation. JBL's exclusive SonicGuard overload protection offers full-range power limiting, to protect network and transducers, ensuring reliability while providing full fidelity sound. A tap setting adjustment-screw on the back of the speaker allows for the following 70 and 100 volt wattage options:

  • 70 V: 14, 28, 55, and 110 watts, Thru
  • 100 V: 28, 55, and 110 watts, Thru


  • Frequency Response:
    • -10 dB: 37 Hz - 18 kHz
    • +3 dB: 43 Hz - 15 kHz
  • Maximum SPL: 118 dB (short term), 112 dB (long term)
  • Nominal Sensitivity: 90 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Crossover Frequency: 2.5 kHz
  • Crossover Type: 3rd order high-pass, 2nd order low-pass with impedance compensation
  • Nominal Coverage Angle: 110˚ Horizontal, 85˚ Vertical
  • Transducers:
    • Low Frequency: 8 inch
    • High Frequency: 1 inch
  • Transformer Taps:
    • 70 V: 14, 28, 55, and 110 watts
    • 100 V: 28, 55, and 110 watts
    • Thru Position: 8Ω nominal
  • Enclosure: High-impact polystyrene
  • Grill: Thermoset composite coated steel
  • Terminals: Terminal strip with set-screws, accepts up to 12 AWG wire
  • Colors: Black or White
  • Dimensions: Width - 12.0", Height - 20.50", Depth - 11.250"
  • Net Weight: 26.8 lbs.

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4 questions already asked

where it the 8ohm input adjuster located ?
richard  Apr 20, 2023
1 answer
It is located at the bottom of the speaker on the back.
zachary  Apr 20, 2023 (Staff)
What is a recommended amp to use to power these? Looking for small size with Bluetooth and AUX inputs.
keith  Sep 19, 2020
1 answer
The Crown XLS 1502 Power Amp Drive Core. The amp does not have Bluetooth and Aux Ports. You can also get smaller versions of the JBL Control Series.
ryan  Nov 28, 2020
Bracket thread diameter?
matthew  Oct 27, 2019
1 answer
Hi Matthew! Thanks for your question! Threaded shaft diameter is 6mm. Feel free to get in touch with a member of our commercial audio team if you'd like to get some additional info on these!
jessica  Nov 05, 2019 (Staff)
Do these come with mounting brackets? I'm assuming these are passive speakers?
dave  Apr 22, 2019
5 answers
Yes. Each speaker has mounting brackets, a type of ball and socket. Once the ball bracket is mounted you slide the speaker onto the ball. The JBL logo in the front is removed - you insert the provided allen wrench to lock the speaker down in the final position. These speakers require an amplifier and can be used in commercial 70/100V systems.
ryan  Apr 23, 2019
These are great speakers they do come with mounting bracket. Make sure to purchase a separate sub woofer to add some deep bass.
brian  Apr 23, 2019
Yes, mine came with mounting brackets and yes they are passive, you need to drive them from your amplifier.
george  Apr 23, 2019
They come with the ball mounts (which I love), but you can add on brackets if you prefer. Great speakers!! I swear by the Control line. Crutchy will help u configure properly.
brian  Apr 22, 2019
Yes and Yes
chris  Apr 22, 2019

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