JBL Control 28-1 High Output Indoor/Outdoor Background/Foreground Speaker (Pair, Black)

BH #JBCONTROL281 • MFR #CONTROL 28-1
JBL Control 28-1 High Output Indoor/Outdoor Background/Foreground Speaker (Pair, Black)
Key Features
  • 8" Woven-Fiberglass LF Drivers
  • 1" PEI Diaphragm Tweeters
  • 240W RMS at 8 Ohms
  • Durable, Weatherized Enclosures
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Designed by JBL, these Control 28-1 loudspeakers are two-way 8" indoor/outdoor monitors featuring weather-protected circuitry, natural and powerful representations of the frequency spectrum, black enclosures, and JBL's proprietary InvisiBall mounting hardware. This hardware allows you to install the speakers through a hidden access point behind its logo badge. As such, the Control 28-1 suitable for venues, health clubs, theme parks, cafes, or anywhere where foreground/background music—and paging—is a necessity.
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Expected availability: Jul 02, 2021
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JBL CONTROL 28-1 Overview

Designed by JBL, these Control 28-1 loudspeakers are two-way 8" indoor/outdoor monitors featuring weather-protected circuitry, natural and powerful representations of the frequency spectrum, black enclosures, and JBL's proprietary InvisiBall mounting hardware. This hardware allows you to install the speakers through a hidden access point behind its logo badge. As such, the Control 28-1 suitable for venues, health clubs, theme parks, cafes, or anywhere where foreground/background music—and paging—is a necessity.

These monitors are capable of handling 240W of programmatic material at 8 Ohms, and feature a built-in multi-tap transformer for operation on distributed speaker lines. With an SPL of 112 dB, you can blast these speakers pretty loudly as well, while their cone geometry ensures a pleasurable listening experience in both on- and off-axis situations. Additionally, their PEI diaphragms render a smooth high-frequency response. But sound is not the only consideration: Kapton voice coil formers, JBL's WeatherEdge rubberized extensions, and a durable cabinet construction provide protection against heat, rain, wind, or anything else the elements might throw at you in the coming years.

Also, while the Control 28-1 comes in a black finish, it doesn't have to stay that way: these speakers accept a variety of finishes and pigments to match any surrounding.

Key Features

  • 8" woofers with woven fiberglass cone
  • 1" PEI diaphragm tweeters with fluid cooling
  • Built-in InvisiBall mounting hardware
  • Weather-resistant enclosure and transducers
  • 100° x 100° coverage
  • 240W power handling of programmatic material in direct 8 Ohms setting, plus built-in multi-tap transformers
  • Frequency response of 45 Hz to 20 kHz.
UPC: 691991002045

JBL CONTROL 28-1 Specs

Speaker
Active or PassivePassive
Speaker Configuration2-Way
Power HandlingFor 100 Hours:
90 W RMS
360 W Peak
For 2 Hours:
240 W Program
120 W RMS
480 W Peak
Constant Voltage / Transformer Taps100 V:
60 / 30 / 15 W or 8 Ohms Bypass
70 V:
60 / 30 / 15 / 7.5 W or 8 Ohms Bypass
Impedance8 Ohms (Thru Setting)
Drivers
HF Driver1" / 25 mm PEI Tweeter
LF Driver8" / 20 cm Fiberglass Woofer
Performance
Frequency Response45 Hz to 20 kHz ±10 dB
62 Hz to 16 kHz ±3 dB
Sensitivity91 dB
Coverage Angle100° H x 100° V
Directivity7.3 (Directivity/Q Factor)
8.3 dB (Directivity Index)
CrossoverLow-Pass:
12 dB/Octave
High-Pass:
6 dB/Octave
Recommended High-Pass Filter15 / 7.5 W, Low-Z:
45 Hz, 24 dB/Octave
30 W:
55 Hz, 24 dB/Octave
60 W:
65 Hz, 24 dB/Octave
Maximum Input Voltage27.5 V RMS
55 V Peak
Transformer Insertion Loss<0.94 dB
Connectivity
I/O ConnectorsScrew Terminal
Maximum Wire Gauge12 AWG / 2.5 mm
Environmental
CertificationsRoHS, UL, as per Manufacturer
IP RatingIP44
Physical
ColorBlack
Construction MaterialHigh-Impact Polystyrene, Metal Grille
Dimensions15.2 x 11.1 x 8.6" / 386 x 282 x 219 mm
Weight15 lb / 6.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight34.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)22 x 17 x 13.54"
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What&rsquo;s the difference between the 28-1L vs 28-1?

What&rsquo;s the difference between the 28-1L vs 28-1?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Control 28-1L is a two-way speaker (and doesn't have bi-amp inputs) so it has to have a built-in crossover. The spec sheet says it has a &quot;2nd order low-pass, 1st order high-pass, plus conjugate shaping&quot; crossover. The L is for low impedance. It doesn't have a built-in transformer for 70V/100V high impedance wiring. High impedance is good for distributed wiring, for example when you have many speakers/long cable runs and want to daisy-chain them instead of having separate &quot;home runs&quot; to each speaker. That requires an amp that will &quot;step-up&quot; the voltage of the output. The additional step-up and step-down transformations will not improve the quality of audio, and will almost certainly degrade it to a noticeable degree. The 28-1 has a pass-thru setting, so it can do either high- or low-impedance. The cost of the transformer (which you probably don't want) is why it is more expensive than the 28-1L.
Answered by: D
Date published: 2021-05-06

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How to mount the speaker on the wall
Asked by: Anonymous
The included brackets have a ball on the end that the speaker mounts to. You can tighten with the included allen wrench at any position you choose. These speakers sound great!
Answered by: Chris M.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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How do speakers connect? Wire leads or connectors?
Asked by: WJ D.
These speakers have standard spring loaded PUSH TABS ( Insert wire through hole &amp; Release TAB )
Answered by: Eric M.
Date published: 2019-04-09
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