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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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$249.00 each

About the JBL Control® 85M

Eric A.

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
Dimensions and warranty:
  • 11-1/2" diameter x 17" high
  • weight: 12 lbs.
  • warranty: 5 years parts and labor
  • MFR # CONTROL 85M

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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More details on the JBL Control® 85M

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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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2 questions already asked

Q
Will these speakers replace AtlasIED ATS183GL? I have 4 that I need to replace.
david  Mar 01, 2023
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A
The JBL Control speakers are a perfect choice, David. The JBL's do have a transformer with multiple 70V taps so they can be used in a wide variety of configurations. You will need to confirm the specifics of your own setup to make sure they are installed and connected properly, and we are always here to help!
bo  Mar 02, 2023 (Staff)
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Are these speakers Bluetooth compatible?
michael  Aug 09, 2022
1 answer
A
These speakers will require an amplifier, and speaker wire to be run.
thomas  Aug 09, 2022 (Staff)

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