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JBL Control 2P 5.25" 2-Way Powered Speaker (Pair)

You Pay: $209.00
Product Highlights
  • 5.25" Woofer
  • 0.75" Dome Tweeter
  • 35W/Channel Amplifier
  • XLR, 1/4", and RCA Inputs
  • Stereo Headphone Jack
  • Volume Control
  • HF Adjustment Control
  • Peak Limiter and Overload Protection
  • Magnetically Shielded

The Control 2P from JBL is a stereo speaker system that provides high-quality audio in a compact design, ideal for home, project, or mobile studios. Each speaker has a 5.25" woofer and a 0.75" dome tweeter to provide clear audio with a wide frequency response. An internal amplifier provides 35W per channel for powerful performance.

The system offers XLR, 1/4", and RCA input connectors, allowing you to connect to virtually any audio system or device. An ergonomic side-mounted volume control lets you adjust the volume of both speakers simultaneously. A stereo headphone jack is provided for private monitoring.

The system also has a high frequency adjustment control to tailor the response to your needs. An internal peak limiter and overload protection circuit prevent overloads and distortion. The speakers are magnetically shielded for safe use near video monitors and other electronics. Snap-on pedestals are included to provide an optimal listening angle for desktop applications. The speakers can also be wall-mounted using an optional mounting kit, sold separately.

Compact and powerful stereo speaker system is ideal for home, project, or mobile studios
Each speaker has a 5.25" woofer and a 0.75" dome tweeter to provide clear audio with a wide frequency response
Internal amplifier provides 35W per channel for powerful performance
XLR, 1/4", and RCA input connectors allow you to connect to virtually any audio system or device
Ergonomic side-mounted volume control lets you adjust the volume of both speakers simultaneously
Stereo headphone jack is provided for private monitoring
High frequency adjustment control to tailor the response to your needs
Internal peak limiter and overload protection circuit prevent overloads and distortion
Magnetically shielded for safe use near video monitors and other electronics
Snap-on pedestals are included to provide an optimal listening angle for desktop applications. The speakers can also be wall-mounted using an optional mounting kit, sold separately
Woofer 5.25" (133mm) Woofer
Tweeter 0.75" (19mm) Polycarbonate Dome Tweeter
Amplifier 35W/Channel
Frequency Response 80Hz - 20kHz
SPL 115dB
Crossover 4.2kHz
Input Sensitivity +4dBu (XLR, 1/4")
0dBu (RCA)
Connectors 2 x XLR Inputs
2 x 1/4" Inputs
2 x RCA Inputs
1 x 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Controls 1 x Volume Control
1 x HF Adjust Control
Power 19 VDC / 3.42 A - use only supplied power supply
Dimensions (HxWxD) 9.3 x 6.3 x 5.6" (235 x 159 x 143mm)
Weight 10 lbs (4.8kg)
JBL Control 2P 5.25" 2-Way Powered Speaker (Pair)
  • 2 x Speakers
  • 2 x Pedestals
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    JBLControl 2P 5.25" 2-Way Powered Speaker (Pair)
     
    4.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (4)
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      5.0

      GREAT Value

      By DPS TV

      from Dayton, Ohio

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Availability
      • price
      • Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about JBL Control 2P 5.25" 2-Way Powered Speaker (Pair):

          Using this for monitoring record levels in a remote production truck. Works grteat, Great value, Supeior sound.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Control 2P 5.25" 2-Way Powered Speaker

          By wjw002

          from New York

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Config For Non Pwd Spk

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about JBL Control 2P 5.25" 2-Way Powered Speaker (Pair):

          I use these monitors for near field listening in my hone studio, they provide a great sound for the size which for me size was very important.

          The one nit I have is running that twin lead copper cable to the non powered speaker. In my opinion both monitors should be powered.

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          3.0

          Good but not perfect monitors

          By Apek

          from Vancouver BC

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about JBL Control 2P 5.25" 2-Way Powered Speaker (Pair):

            Used for computer speakers for my amateur music hobby ("band in a box" etc).
            Nice product with sturdy design and overall good sound. Not huge on bass (as to be expected from the small drivers) but great mid and high.
            The reason It got 3 and not 4 stars is that the speakers I got were clearly an "open box" situation. I don't know if this was B&H's doing or coming from the JBL distributor (more likely) I can see light scratch marks near the rear circuitry access panel where someone used a screwdriver to open and look at the wiring post production. This is because the unit had a funny connection in the XLR that was interfering with the RCA jacks (as I found out) that seemed to clear after plugging and unplugging a 1/4 jack in/out a few times. I don't have time or shipping expenses to waste in returning this, and since the unit is working fine I have decided to keep it.
            The other issue is that there is a distinct high pitch whine when the RCA is connected to my computer (even with the computer off and 110V plug disconnected) Its likely picking up some enviromental AC current as an antenna but I am not sure if its a design issue with the built in amp.

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            5.0

            Great for Conference rooms

            By Scott

            from Baldwin Park CA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Conference room speakers
              • Install sound speakers

              Comments about JBL Control 2P 5.25" 2-Way Powered Speaker (Pair):

              I installed them next to my projector screen and they sound great.

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              3.0

              18W per side.

              By Scoops

              from New York

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Three input options

              Cons

              • Weak

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about JBL Control 2P 5.25" 2-Way Powered Speaker (Pair):

              If you want high-quality studio monitors, these are not for you. They suffice as audio monitors for my PC. I'm disappointed because the specifications imply that they are 35 W per side, but they are not. There is one 35 W amp in one speaker and it powers them both. The high-end is weak. I can only say these speakers are very average.

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              4.0

              Good, but not great.

              By Scoops1

              from New York

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about JBL Control 2P 5.25" 2-Way Powered Speaker (Pair):

                I had intended to use these to replace my two 30W Roland Cubes because the JBLs are much smaller and lighter. I interpreted the specs to be 35 watts a side, which would have been more than enough power for my needs.
                I'm not an electronics guru, but to the best of my observations, there is really just one 35W amp in the powered side of the pair, which attaches to the NON-powered pair. To my calculations this adds up to about 17 Watts / side, and this is how they sound.
                I decided not to return them. I use them to
                A: Add to TV output;
                B: as PC speakers; and
                C: As monitors for my home recording set up.
                This is what they were designed to do and if you don't need a lot of power, they produce a clean and honest sound.

                Some confusing/negative issues:
                When you plug the headphones in, the normal output is overriden. The 1/4 inch inputs are described on the unit as "balanced" but they're merely right and left inputs to the amp, so there is nothing "balanced" about them.
                The connecting speaker wire for the non-powered unit could have been longer.

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