JBL Control 26C Ceiling Speaker - Pair

JBL Control 26C - Two Way Vented Ceiling Speaker with 6.5" Woofer - Pair

JBL Control 26C - Two Way Vented Ceiling Speaker with 6.5" Woofer - Pair

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JBL Control 26C Ceiling Speaker - Pair

JBL Control 26C Ceiling Speaker - Pair

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The JBL Control 26C is a coaxial 2-way ceiling installation speaker with a 6.5" woofer and .75" titanium-coated tweeter, featuring a high output, extended frequency reproduction, and a 110° coverage angle, designed in support of background or foreground music applications for hotels, casinos, bars, restaurants and theme park pavilions.

The Control 26C is a 16 Ohm speaker, equipped with a loop-thru output connector for parallel expansion and voiding the need for use of a distributed system, which, in conjunction with the speakers' wide coverage and high output, allows for fewer speakers to be installed to achieve a good sound, and lowers installation costs.

Coaxial 2-way 6.5" ceiling mount installation speaker with wide 110° coverage and high 150-Watt power handling
High output, discreet and extended frequency response appropriate for foreground or background music in casinos, hotels, restaurants and theme parks
Wide coverage allows for optimum performance with fewer speakers, reduces installation costs
SonicGuard overload protection allows for higher operating levels, improved overall system reliability
16 Ohm impedance, loop-thru connector allows for parallel speaker connection and system expansion without using constant voltage distributed system
Humidity resistant Woofer Cone and Surround, aluminum woofer voice coil former provides extra cooling for increased long-term power handling
Ported enclosure for optimized low frequency reproduction
All necessary installation materials supplied
UPC: 050036903967
In the Box
JBL Control 26C - Two Way Vented Ceiling Speaker with 6.5" Woofer - Pair
  • C-shaped Support Backing Plate
  • 2 x Tile Support Rails
  • Cutout Template
  • Paint Shield
  • Removable Locking Wiring Connector
  • 5 Year Warranty
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    JBL Control 26C specs

    Active or Passive Passive
    Frequency Response 75 Hz - 20 kHz(-10 dB)
    Power Capacity 150 Watts Continuous Program
    75 Watts Continuous Pink Noise
    Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 107 dB SPL @ 1 m
    Nominal Sensitivity 89 dB SPL, 1W/1m
    Impedance 16 Ohms
    Crossover Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Shielded No
    Low Frequency Driver 6.5" Polypropylene-coated with 1" Voice Coil
    High Frequency Driver .75" Titanium-coated Polyester
    Enclosure Material Backcan: Formed Steel
    Baffle/Rim: UL94V-O Fire-rated Medium-impact Polystyrene
    Input Connections 2 x Removable Locking Inputs w/Screw-down Terminals
    2 x Removable Locking Loop-thru Outputs w/Screw-down Terminals
    Environmental Humidity-resistant woofer with polyurethane-covered cone and butyl-rubber surround
    Dimensions 8.3 x 9.9" (210 x 252mm)(Height x Diameter)
    7.5" (190mm)(Front of ceiling tile to rear of backcan)
    8.75" (220mm)(Cutout Size)
    Weight 7.5 lb (3.4 kg)
    Specialties Wide 110° Coverage
    Humidity Resistant Woofer Cone and Surround
    16 Ohhm Impedance, Loop-Thru for Parallel Connection
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 18.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.0 x 12.5 x 11.5"

    JBL Control 26C reviews

    Control 26C Ceiling Speaker - Pair is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing speakers for installed sound system! I used these speakers with JBL 19cs subwoofers for a weight room facility sound system. The total system consisted of 6 - 26c speakers and 4 - 19cs subwoofers. Wiring is made easy with the removable terminal blocks and passthrough wiring. Basically each speaker connects to each other in a line. This installation method reduces cost for speaker wire and labor involved with running extra wire. The terminal blocks have 4 wire holes. For the first speaker in the line will use holes 2 & 3 for the line connecting to the amplifier. Then a wire is ran from speaker 1 to speaker 2. Holes 1 & 4 from speaker 1 connects to holes 2 & 3 on speaker 2. This continues for the entire line. Be sure to properly power these speakers. Both the 19cs and 26c need 140 watts of power. In our installation we used 2 amplifiers splitting the system into left and right sides of the room. Since each amp had 2 outputs of 500 watts for each channel. This provided some headroom for the speakers. On both amps output 1 was was the high and output 2 was the low. Output 1 had 3 26c speakers and output 2 had 2 19cs subwoofers. These amplifiers had a built in crossover feature that splits the signal into high and low frequences which is essential for installing a system like this. A xlr splitter was used to convert the output from the mixer (1 xlr) to inputs for both amps (2 xlr). A cutout template is provided for cutting ceiling tiles. Once tiles are put back in the ceiling the installation can be done without access into the ceiling. The speaker is designed to push up through the cutout in the ceiling tile and clamps down to the C bracket (included). Make sure to have someone assist with installing, these can be insalled with one person but can be difficult for one person to lift, attach wires, put into place, and screw down holders. Overall these speakers work as expected and would buy again. They install nicely and end product looks professional. Nothing less to be expected from JBL.
    Date published: 2015-05-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from JBL has raised the bar on ceiling speakers ! high quality , high fidelity , great coverage ! great service as usual from B & H
    Date published: 2016-06-06
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