JBL Control HST Wide-Coverage Speaker, Black utilizes JBL’s patent-pending Hemispherical Soundfield Technology to achieve extremely wide coverage of the listening space along with eliminating the primary wall reflection that tends to cause inconsistent sound when speakers are attached to a wall. The wide hemispherical soundfield covers from wall to wall, allowing a single speaker to provide high-fidelity full-range sound to a large listening area. This can reduce the number of speakers needed for covering a space, lowering the overall cost for a sound system. The patent-pending design includes a wall-facing woofer, two horizontally splayed tweeters, a wall bracket that spaces the speaker the required distance from the wall, and a tapered cabinet that provides proper loading and dispersion of the sound. With most on-wall (surface-mount) speakers, the baffle of the speaker is some distance from the wall. It is the nature of low and low-mid frequency sound waves to wrap around the speaker, where they reflect back out from the wall, recombining with the original sound.
Control HST is ideal for a wide variety of applications, including retail stores, restaurants, corridors, educational facilities, hospitality, music cafes, leisure venues, upscale lobbies, and other background/foreground music and paging applications. The IP-54 outdoor capability also makes it suitable for applications where an outdoor capable speaker is required
Splayed Tweeters: The dual tweeters feature aluminum diaphragms with a CMMD treat, polyurethane surround, a neodymium magnet, and fluid-cooling for high output, low distortion and humidity resistance.
Wall Facing Woofer: The well-damped woofer incorporates a CMMD ceramic metal matrix diaphragm for a very high stiffness-to-weight ratio, high output, resistance to humidity and long-term durability.
Controlled Sound: Engineered noise cancelling allows Control HST to provide a flatter resulting frequency response along with a more consistent sound character throughout the room.
Frequency Range (-10 dB) 50 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency Response (±3 dB) 68 Hz – 18 kHz
Coverage Pattern 180° H x 160° V (1 kHz – 2 kHz, nominal)
Coverage Pattern 160° H x 150° V (ave, 1 kHz – 16 kHz)
Directivity Factor (Q) 5.4 (1 k – 16 kHz)
Directivity Index (DI) 7.2 dB (1 k – 16 kHz)
System Power Rating (IEC) 100 W (400 W peak), 2 hrs.
System Power Rating (IEC) 75 W (300 W peak), 100 hrs.
Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m) 88 dB (Ave. 80 Hz – 20 kHz)
Maximum SPL Direct 8 ohm: 108 dB (peaks of 114 dB), 60 W Tap: 97 dB @ 60W
Crossover Network 1.6 kHz, 3rd order (18 dB/oct) high-pass to HF, 2nd order low-pass to LF
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
Transformer Taps 70V: 60W, 30W, 15W, 7.5W
100V: 60W, 30W, 15W
Low Frequency Driver CMMD™ ceramic metal matrix diaphragm cone, 25 mm (1 in) voice coil.
High Frequency Drivers Two splayed tweeters with CMMD-treated aluminum diaphragms, polyurethane surround, polymide bobbin, neodymium magnet, and fluid-cooling.
Enclosure Fiberglass-reinforced ABS
Attachment Four M6 points for included U-bracket. Additional M6 insert point provided for adding secondary safety attachment cable. U-bracket must be utilized. Must be mounted on wall surface. Do not mount on pole.
Grille Aluminum grille, painted to match cabinet color.
Input Connection Removable locking euro-block 4-pin connector with screw-down terminals for bare wire. Two pins for input and two pins for parallel loop-thru. Max. wire 12 AWG (2.5 mm2).
Environmental IP54 per IEC529. Exceeds Mil Spec 810 for humidity, salt spray, temperature & UV, and ASTM G85 for salt spray.
Dimensions 362 x 256 x 184 mm (14.25 x 10.1 x 7.2 in), cabinet 208 mm (8.2 in) depth with included bracket.
Colors Available in black (RAL9004) and white (-WH, RAL9016)
Net Weight 3.6 kgs (8.0 lb), 4.3 kgs (9.5 lb) with U-bracket
Included Accessories U-bracket, matches loudspeaker color (black or white), zinc-rich extra-thick powder coated steel.