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JBL Pro Drops 8 New Speakers

NAMM 2022 sees new products added to the 'Control Contractor’ Commercial Loudspeaker Series.


7 June 2022

HARMAN Professional Solutions announced an expansion of JBL Professional’s award-winning Control Contractor Series of installed audio solutions, unveiling several new loudspeakers and subwoofers that bring class-leading performance and reliability to a range of commercial sound installations.

The new products include wall-mounted speakers, pendant speakers and landscape speakers and subwoofers. These new solutions empower installers with increased freedom to design sound systems to meet any architectural requirement.

Offering superior sound and broad and targeted coverage choices for a range of indoor and outdoor commercial applications, the new speakers and subs give installers versatile options for building new systems or augmenting existing systems. All products feature premium multitap transformers for use in distributed systems, and are switchable for direct operation. These sleek, elegant speakers — several of which, are winners of the prestigious RedDot international design award for industrial design excellence — complement a broad range of décors and finishes.

“JBL’s new loudspeakers and subwoofers really check all the boxes for integrators,” says Rick Kamlet, Senior Manager, Installed Loudspeakers, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “They provide power and clarity in a range of challenging acoustic environments, and they don’t just sound great, they’re incredibly versatile. With sonic signatures that complement JBL’s existing installation products, they can be mixed and matched to create the perfect solution for any application or budget. And they’re absolutely gorgeous.”

Control 68HP Two-Way Pendant Loudspeaker
The Control 68HP provides superior clarity and consistent coverage in rooms with open-architecture ceilings, spaces with challenging acoustics and other locations requiring especially high SPL capability from a pendant loudspeaker. Its driver complement features a 200mm (8-inch) Kevlar-reinforced low-frequency driver with a high-powered 50mm (2-inch) voice coil. 

SLP12/T and SLP14/T On-Wall Loudspeakers
The SLP12/T and SLP14/T loudspeakers provide broad, consistent coverage for boardrooms, restaurants, retail and hospitality spaces, museums and any installation application calling for superior sound in a discreet, close-to-the-wall form factor. Installation is fast and easy using an included slide-in wall bracket and both models are available in black or white finishes.

GSF3 and GSF6 Ground-Stake Landscape Loudspeakers
Compact, weather-resistant GSF3 (two-way coaxial 3-inch) and GFS6 (two-way coaxial 6-inch) amiable landscape loudspeakers provide elegant yet discreet sound solutions for diverse outdoor applications, including shopping malls, theme parks, sports venues and more. Both models deliver full-range, crystal-clear sound and can be extended further with JBL’s new GSB8 and GSB12 landscape subwoofers.

GSB8 and GSB12 In-Ground Landscape Subwoofers
GSB8 (8-inch) and GSB12 (12-inch) in-ground landscape subwoofers augment GSF landscape speakers to provide rich, full-range sound in lawn and garden areas of hotels, shopping complexes, restaurants, public spaces, theme parks or any application that demands deep, powerful bass. Both models extend down to 35 Hz, with a steep, multiple-slope lowpass filter for superior sound.

Control 89MS Above-Ground Landscape Subwoofer
The Control 89MS is a sleek, attractive, IP56-rated subwoofer that features a long-throw 8-inch driver and augments the low-frequency performance of the JBL Control 80 Series landscape speaker line to provide rich, full-range sound in lawn areas of hotels, restaurants and other hospitality and retail complexes. 


JBL Pro:
Australian Distributor:
3-5 June 2022
Anaheim Convention Center • Southern California

The NAMM Show is the place where professionals and students from the music, sound and live event industries gather to see the latest product launches, network while listening to amazing live music, and attend free professional education.

Join us in Southern California to grow your career while having an unforgettable weekend filled with concerts, celebrities and likeminded friends.


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