JBL Control 85M
Two-Way 5.25 inch Coaxial Mushroom Landscape Speaker


The JBL Control 85M is a two-way 5.25 in coaxial mushroom landscape speaker.

Designed for outdoor applications, the highly weather resistant Control 80 Series Landscape speakers provide excellent full-range sound quality and 360 degree coverage. Designed to be mounted on or in the ground, Control 80 Series Landscape speakers can be used in a wide variety of applications including shopping malls, theme parks, sports venues, hotels, casinos, resorts, restaurants, hospitality and leisure venues, entrance ways, and anywhere a high quality music and/or paging speaker landscape speaker is required. Compact in design, the speaker is unobtrusive and easily blends in with its surroundings. A tough polyethylene enclosure resists abuse from lawn care equipment and the elements, and the enclosure color extends throughout the material so the speaker will maintain color even when scraped or scratched.

JBL Control 85M Features:

  • Components:
    • 5¼” highly weather-resistant driver
    • ¾” soft-dome highly weather-resistant tweeter
  • 80W Pink Noise Power Handling (160W program) in direct 8 Ohm setting, plus built-in 30W 70V/100V multi-tap transformer
  • Tough polyethylene highly weather resistant enclosure
  • Fully isolated center chamber for wiring protection
  • High fidelity sound character with broad frequency range of 55Hz -18kHz

JBL Control 85M Specifications:

  • Frequency Response (-10dB): 55 Hz – 18 kHz
  • Power Rating:
    • 160 W Continuous Program (2 hrs)
    • 80 W (320W peak), Continuous Pink Noise (2 hrs)
    • 45 W (180W peak) Continuous Pink Noise (100 hrs)
  • Frequency Response (+/-3 dB): 65Hz - 16 kHz
  • Maximum Input Voltage: 23.3 V
  • Sensitivity: 86 dB, 1W @ 1m (ave. 80Hz - 16kHz)
  • Nominal Coverage Angle: 360° horizontal, 160°vertical (primary listening 10° to 50° up from ground).
  • Directivity (Q): 2.2
  • Directivity Index (DI): 3.4 dB
  • Maximum SPL: 105 dB @ 1m
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohm (at 8 Ohm setting)
  • Insertion Loss: <1.0 dB at any tap setting
  • Thru Setting: 8 Ohm nominal
  • Crossover Type: 2nd Order LPF on LF and 2nd Order HPFon HF
  • Low Frequency Driver: 135 mm (5.25 in) diameter LFdriver, Kapton™ former, 35.5mm (1.4 in) voice coil, polypropylene cone andpolyurethane surround.
  • High Frequency: 19mm (0.75 in) diameter HF driverPolyetherimide (PEI) dome.
  • Enclosure Material: LDPE Polyethylene plastic, 6 mmwall thickness, UL94V-0 rated.
  • Grille: Powder coated stainless steel.
  • Environmental: IP-55 rating per IEC529 (dustprotected and protected against jets of water). Exceeds MilSpec 810 forhumidity, salt spray, temperature & UV. Passes Mil-STd-202F for saltspray. Enclosure UL94V0 rated.
  • Agency Ratings: UL1480, Transformer UL Recognized perUL1876, ROHS compliant.
  • Terminals: Bare wire with dielectric-gel-filled wirenuts (internal to top speaker section).
  • Wiring: Water ingress protected by two stages ofgland nuts, one mounted on outside of enclosure (installed by installer viadrilling 22 mm (0.875 in, 7/8 in) hole in any of multiple provided locations)and one between the bottom base and top speaker sections. Included gland nutsrequire round-jacketed wire with outside diameter between 4.0 mm and 9.0 mm(0.16” in and 0.35” in). For installation instructions see Installation Guide(# IS C80MLS).
  • Colors: Hunter Green, RAL6018
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 432 x 291 x 291mm (17 x 11.5x 11.5 in.)
  • Net Weight: 5.5 kg (12 lb)
  • Shipping Weight: 7.3 kg (16 lb)
  • Included Accessories: (2) wire nuts, (2) gland nuts,(1) right-angle screwdriver
  • Installer-Supplied Required Tools: 22mm (0.875 in, 7/8 in) twist-typedrill bit (or other type suitable for plastic) for installing gland nut intoenclosure.
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