JBL SCS 12 Two-Way Spatially Cued Cinema Ceiling Passive Surround Loudspeaker

BH #JBSCS12 • MFR #SCS12
JBL SCS 12 Two-Way Spatially Cued Cinema Ceiling Passive Surround Loudspeaker
Key Features
  • For Ceiling Surround Applications
  • Coaxial: 12" Woofer / 1" HF Driver
  • 100 x 100° Coverage
  • Provides Uniform Coverage
The passive JBL SCS 12 is a two-way spatially cued cinema ceiling surround speaker designed for ceiling surround applications in immersive systems. The speaker requires a 400W peak amplifier to drive the coaxial 12" woofer and 1" compression driver, which combine to provide a frequency range of 55 Hz to 20 kHz (±3) with a peak SPL of 128 dB at 3.3'.
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JBL SCS12 Overview

The passive JBL SCS 12 is a two-way spatially cued cinema ceiling surround speaker designed for ceiling surround applications in immersive systems. The speaker requires a 400W peak amplifier to drive the coaxial 12" woofer and 1" compression driver, which combine to provide a frequency range of 55 Hz to 20 kHz (±3) with a peak SPL of 128 dB at 3.3'.

Component features include a Kevlar-reinforced low-frequency cone for reliability, a well-damped surround edge for smooth frequency response, a high-temperature 3" voice coil, and reduced distortion through saturated-gap magnet geometry. The high-frequency compression driver features a patented, high-temperature polymer diaphragm with fluid cooling for high output levels and low distortion. The thick ABS and fiberglass enclosure are heavily braced to maximize low-frequency performance. The JBL SCS 12 includes a heavy-duty U-type mounting bracket.

  • Easy mounting system and ideal coverage allows for the SCS 12 to be a great choice of loudspeaker for ceiling surround applications in immersive systems
  • 400-watt power handling (2-hour AES, average continuous pink noise) and high sensitivity provide high SPL capability
  • Consistent 100 x 100° broadband pattern coverage
  • Clear cinema surround with extended frequency response for special effects
  • Components:
    • 12" woofer with Kevlar-reinforced cone and a 3" voice coil
    • 1" exit compression driver with patented design and high-temperature polymer diaphragm
  • 70 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response
  • Coaxial 2-way design with high-power passive crossover network
  • Overload protection

 

JBL SCS12 Specs

Key Specs
Active/Passive
Passive
Speaker Configuration
2-Way
Power Handling
For 100 Hours:
250 W RMS
For 2 Hours:
400 W RMS
Impedance
5.7 to 8 Ohms (Minimum, Nominal)
HF Driver
1x 1" / 25.4 mm
LF Driver
1x 12" / 304.8 mm Woofer
Frequency Range
55 Hz to 20 kHz -10 dB
Speaker
Active/Passive
Passive
Speaker Configuration
2-Way
Power Handling
For 100 Hours:
250 W RMS
For 2 Hours:
400 W RMS
Impedance
5.7 to 8 Ohms (Minimum, Nominal)
Drivers
HF Driver
1x 1" / 25.4 mm
HF Voice Coil
1" / 25.4 mm
LF Driver
1x 12" / 304.8 mm Woofer
LF Voice Coil
3" / 76.2 mm
Performance
Frequency Range
55 Hz to 20 kHz -10 dB
Frequency Response
70 Hz to 20 kHz ±3 dB
Maximum SPL
128 dB (Peak)
Sensitivity
96 dB SPL (Half-Space)
Coverage Angle
100° H x 100° V
Crossover
1.8 kHz, 12/18 dB/Octave
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs
Barrier Strip Speaker Input
Maximum Wire Gauge
12 AWG / 9 mm
Physical
Mounting
2x M10 Bracket Point (Each Side)
1x M6 Fly Point (Rear)
Construction Material
ABS, Stainless Steel Grille
Dimensions
15.8 x 15.8 x 17.5" / 401.32 x 401.32 x 444.5 mm
Weight
31 lb / 14.1 kg

JBL SCS12 Reviews

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How would these be in a 700sq movie viewing room?

How would these be in a 700sq movie viewing room?
Asked by: Joseph
A pair or two of the JBL SCS 12 Two-Way Spatially Cued Cinema Ceiling Passive Surround Loudspeaker BH #JBSCS12 would be thunderous in the small space you have described.
Answered by: Mark S
Date published: 2023-07-31

What amp would work with these speaker and ...

What amp would work with these speaker and theOklahoma Sound GSL-S-LWM-5 Greystone Lectern with Speaker and Wireless ?
Asked by: Joseph
JBL SCS 12 Two-Way Spatially Cued Cinema Ceiling Passive Surround Loudspeaker BH #JBSCS12 would work well with a powerful amplifier like the: Crown Audio XLS 2502 Stereo Power Amplifier (775W at 4 Ohm) B&H # CRXLS2502 775W at 4 Ohm Per Channel Band Pass Filter Per Channel Selectable Input Sensitivity Security Settings Disables Menu Buttons XLR, 1/4", and RCA Inputs Integrated PureBand Crossover System Efficient Forced-Air Fans Remote Power Trigger Peakx Limiters Provide Maximum Output Remote Power Trigger
Answered by: Mark S
Date published: 2023-08-09

I am looking to have these speakers controlled by ...

I am looking to have these speakers controlled by a lecture amp ?
Asked by: Joseph
The JBL SCS 12 Two-Way Spatially Cued Cinema Ceiling Passive Surround Loudspeaker BH #JBSCS12 should have a minimum of 100 watts input at 8 ohms. Check your lectern's amplifier output rating.
Answered by: Mark S
Date published: 2023-08-02

do these connect with a speaker wire or something ...

do these connect with a speaker wire or something else?
Asked by: Joseph
The JBL SCS 12 Two-Way Spatially Cued Cinema Ceiling Passive Surround Loudspeaker BH #JBSCS12 will require connection to an amplifier via speaker wire/cabling.
Answered by: Mark S
Date published: 2023-07-24

what would be a recommended amp to run four of ...

what would be a recommended amp to run four of these speakers?
Asked by: Joseph
The JBL SCS 12 Two-Way Spatially Cued Cinema Ceiling Passive Surround Loudspeaker BH #JBSCS12 will work well with the: Crown Audio DSi 2.0 Series LA4 1200W 4-Channel Amplifier for JBL Cinema Loudspeakers B&H # CRLA4 Key Features: For Professional Cinema Rooms JBL Cinema Speaker Tuning Presets 2200W at 4 Ohms per Channel DriveCore Technology for Reliability Intuitive LCD Screen for Set Up Onboard 96 kHz/32-Bit DSP Crossovers, EQ, Delay, Filters, Limiting RJ45 for HARMAN Audio Architect Software SNMP for Theater Management Systems
Answered by: Mark S
Date published: 2023-08-02
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