Enhanced functionality takes industry-leading JBL Control Contractor series surface-mount speakers to the next level
Today at InfoComm, JBL by HARMAN followed up its recently updated JBL Control Contractor Series 23-1, 25-1 and 28-1 surface-mount loudspeakers with the addition of three new, lower-priced, dedicated low-impedance versions (1L models). The 23-1, 25-1 and 28-1 models combine 70V/100V (T) and low-impedance (8 ohm) into all-in-one versions (-1) for greater job site and inventory flexibility. Adding to those models, the new “1L” 8-ohm-only, non-transformer, the new JBL Control Contractor Series 23-1L, 25-1L and 28-1L models provide cost effectiveness for low-impedance projects, where operation from a distributed speaker line is not required.
All the new, updated category-defining Control Contractor Series models provide a host of new features, including a new contemporary look; a flatter and wider frequency response for a more natural and full sound; deeper bass extension; improved coverage for on- and off-axis sound; and higher SPL capability. In addition, now JBL offers both all-in-one and dedicated low-impedance models.
“The Control Contractor Series surface-mount upgrades continue to make the line the go-to choice for a very wide variety of applications,” said Rick Kamlet, Senior Manager, Commercial Loudspeakers, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “These speakers are ideal for retail stores, restaurants, health clubs, theme parks, educational facilities, music cafes and anywhere a top-quality compact loudspeaker is needed.”
Additionally, new outdoor features include a redesigned grille with improved weather resistance, screw-down input terminals and an optional aluminium WeatherMax™ step-up grille with a no-rust substrate and toughened finish. Contractors will appreciate the retention of the versatile InvisiBall™ wall brackets as standard as well as the addition of new, optional U-brackets.