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Control 12C-VA


SRP £105.00 + VAT

3" Compact Ceiling Loudspeaker for EN54-24 Application

Control 12C-VA is a full-range, EN54-24 certified ceiling speaker consisting of a 76 mm (3 inch) full-range driver mounted in a vented, paintable baffle made of UV resistant UL94-V0 and UL94-5VB flammability-rated material, with a pre-attached blind-mount back-can for quick and easy installation. The speaker is designed to provide excellent sound quality for a wide variety of low to medium volume applications such as music cafes, business music systems, retail stores, music/paging systems, airports, reception/waiting rooms, lounges, courtrooms, convention centres, hotels, educational facilities, and more. The speaker delivers consistent sound quality for listeners located both off and on axis.

  • 76 mm (3 in) full-range driver
  • EN54-24 Compliant
  • Blind-mount back-can for quick and easy install
  • Combined 70V/100V and low impedance direct operation
    • 20 Watts at 8Ω nominal setting
    • 15W multi-tap at 70V/100V
  • 68 Hz – 17 kHz bandwidth with wide 130° coverage
Frequency Range (-10 dB)68 Hz – 17 kHz
Frequency Response (±3 dB)95 Hz – 15 kHz
Power Capacity (at low-Z)40 Watts Continuous Program Power
20 Watts Continuous Pink Noise
Rated Noise Power15W (15W tap)
Rated Noise Voltage70V/100V (with 70V/100V tap settings)
Nominal Sensitivity84 dB: 8 ohm tap
EN54 Sensitivity (@ 4m)72 dB (per EN54-24 spectrum and measurement conditions at 4 meters.)
Coverage Pattern130° conical coverage (1 kHz - 16 kHz)
Coverage Angels (by Frequency) Conical (Vertical & Horizontal)500 Hz: 180°
1000 Hz: 175°
2000 Hz: 170°
4000 Hz: 160°
Reference AxisSpecification and measurement reference is directly on-axis vertically and horizontally, directly below the speaker as speaker it is installed in the horizontal ceiling plane
Directivity Factor (Q)9.8
Directivity Index (DI)7.4 dB
Rated Maximum SPL97 dB @ 1 m (3.3 ft) average, 103 dB peak
EN54 Max SPL (@ 4m)84 dB (per EN54-24 spectrum and measurement 15W tap, at 4 meters)
Nominal Impedance8 ohms (in direct/bypass 8Ω setting)
1.9W@70V; 3.8W@100V Tap: 2667Ω
3.8W@70V; 7.5W@100V Tap: 1333Ω
7.5W@70V; 15W@100V Tap: 667Ω
15W@70V; N/C@100V Tap: 333Ω
Transformer Taps15W, 7.5W, 3.8W @ 70V or 100V (plus 1.9W @ 70V only)
FuseThermal Fuse, open temperature 152 degrees C, Rating >= 10A @ 250VAC
Driver76 mm (3 inch) with polypropylene cone, butyl rubber surround, anodized aluminum voice coil former, high temperature voice coil
ConnectionsInput +, Input -, Earth (connected to backcan). Ceramic block with brass inserts (3.2 mm/0.126 in opening), accommodates 2.5 sq mm / 12 AWG wire.
Gland Nut/Strain ReliefAccommodates round jacketed cables 4.0 mm (0.16 in) through 9.0 mm (0.36 in)
MaterialsABS baffle with UL94-V0 and UL94-5VB flame class fire rating; Zinc-plated steel backcan
Safety AgencyEN54-24:2008 certified Type A (Certificate No. 0359-CPR-00485); Compliant with BS5839/8; UL1480, UL2043, NFPA90 & NFPA70; Suitable for use in air handling spaces, Signaling Speaker; rated IP-21 per IEC529/60529; Transformer UL registered per UL1876; ROHS, C-tick N108, CE compliant; Baffle meets UL94-V0 and UL94-5VB flammability rating; In accordance with IEC60849/ EN60849 systems
Dimensions (H x W x D)196 mm diameter x 174 mm from back of baffle to back of gland nut (7.7 in diameter x 6.9 in in depth)
Ceiling Cutout SizeCircular cutout with 170 mm (6.7 in) diameter (cardboard cutout template included)
Ceiling Thickness RangeUp to 35 mm (1.4 in) with stock dog-ears. MTC-TCD thickceiling dog-ears available for up to 55 mm (2.2 in) ceiling thicknesses
Safety Seismic AttachmentOne point, top surface
Net Weight1.6 kg (3.5 lbs, one speaker)
Shipping Weight6.7 kg (14.7 lbs, pair in master carton)
Included AccessoriesC-ring support backing plate, 2 tile support rails (for 2 ft or 600 mm tile spans; optional MTC-48TR extension available for larger 4 ft or 1200 mm tile spans), cutout template, paint shield, grille
Optional AccessoriesMTC-12WG high humidity grille
MTC-24NC new construction bracket
MTC-24MR mud-ring construction bracket
MTC-TCD thick-ceiling dog-ears for ceiling thicknesses up to 55 mm (2.2 in, ordering one set = 24 dogears for 8 speakers)
MTC-48TR tile rail for 1200 mm (4 ft) tile spans