JBL CBT 100LA-1 Line Array Column Loudspeaker with Sixteen 2" Drivers (Black)

BH #JBCBT100LA1 • MFR #CBT 100LA-1
JBL CBT 100LA-1 Line Array Column Loudspeaker with Sixteen 2" Drivers (Black)
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JBL CBT 100LA-1 Line Array Column Loudspeaker with Sixteen 2" Drivers (Black)

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JBL CBT 100LA-1 Overview

The black CBT 100LA-1 Line Array Column Loudspeaker from JBL utilizes complex analog delay beam-forming and amplitude tapering to accomplish superior, consistent vertical coverage without the narrow vertical beaming and out-of-coverage lobing that are typical of straight form-factor column speakers.

The slim, compact design fits well into virtually any architectural decor. The 39.4" tall line array height provides consistent pattern control throughout the intelligibility band, making the CBT 100LA suitable for challenging acoustic environments. The combination of excellent sound quality, pattern control, and compact design makes CBT 100LA suitable for applications such as lecture halls, transit centers, conference rooms, cathedrals, multipurpose spaces, architectural spaces, and in-wall recessed locations.

The innovative coverage adjustability allows switching between broad and narrow vertical coverage settings to allow matching the coverage and throw requirements of the application. Coverage can be easily switched in-venue with the speaker already installed. This allows a single loudspeaker model to perform in a wide variety of project types.

The voicing can be set to match the application through the Music/Speech switch. The Music setting provides flat frequency response, while the Speech setting produces a mid-range presence boost to provide clear, intelligible speech even at the longest throw distances.

The shielded drivers feature dual neodymium magnets to cut down the weight. Copper capped pole pieces lower the driver inductance and flux modulation, resulting in increased high frequency extension and reduced distortion at high drive levels. Butyl rubber surrounds provide long life even in high humidity environments.

Dynamic SonicGuard minimizes distortion at high drive levels by limiting low frequency excursion dynamically. This maximizes clarity at high drive levels while protecting the drivers from damage due to overpowering. A wall-mount bracket is included, plus ten M6 inserts on the back panel accommodate third-party mounting brackets, or can be utilized to suspend the speaker using forged shoulder steel eye bolts, providing installation versatility.

The CBT 100LA-1 Loudspeaker can be installed either indoors or outdoors. The drivers are weather-treated, and the fiberglass reinforced ABS cabinet is excellent for outdoor applications. The stainless steel external screws and the painted aluminum grille resist rusting in harsh conditions.

Constant Beamwidth Technology provides constant directivity up to the highest frequencies and reduces out-of-coverage lobing
Vertical pattern coverage switchable between 40° for medium-throw coverage and 15° for long-throw applications
Switchable voicing provides flat response in music mode or mid-range presence peak in Speech mode
Dynamic SonicGuard overload protection
Wall bracket included
Built-in 70V / 100V transformer, plus 8 ohms direct capability

JBL CBT 100LA-1 Specs

Components16 x 2" (50 mm) full-range drivers
Frequency Range80 Hz to 20 kHz, -10 dB (full space)
Coverage PatternVertical:
Narrow Mode: 15° (2 to 16 kHz) (±10°)
Broad Mode: 40° (1 to 16 kHz) (±10°)

Horizontal: 150° (averaged, 1 to 4 kHz, ±20°)
Sensitivity2.83 V @ 1 m, full space
Speech Mode: 96 dB (2 to 14 kHz)
Music Mode: 93 dB (300 Hz to 18 kHz)

Speech Mode: 93 dB (2 to 14 kHz)
Music Mode: 90 dB (300 Hz to 18 kHz)
Power Capacity8 ohms Setting: 325 W (1300 W peak), 2 hours
200 W (800 W peak), 100 hours
Maximum SPLNarrow:
Speech Mode: 121 dB continuous averaged (127 dB peak)
Music Mode: 118 dB continuous averaged (124 dB peak)

Speech Mode: 118 dB continuous averaged (124 dB peak)
Music Mode: 115 dB continuous averaged (121 dB peak)
Transformer Taps70 V / 100 V: 120 W, 60 W, 30 W, (15 W at 70 V only), and 8 Ω thru, via switch
EnclosureFiberglass reinforced ABS cabinet, painted aluminum grille
Outdoor DurabilityIP54 rated, per IEC529. UV, moisture and salt-spray resistant
Rigging Points18 x M6 insert points on back panel
MountingIncluded wall bracket provides continuously adjustable ±15° tilt, as well as 5° fixed increment points
Dimensions (H x W x D)39.4 x 3.8 x 6.0" (100.0 x 9.8 x 15.3 cm)
Weight15.8 lb (7.2 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight25.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)48 x 12.75 x 7.8"
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