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JBL - Control 85M 5 1/2” Two-Way Co-axial Mushroom Landscape Speaker Each


  • $ 19999

JBL Control 85M 5 1/2” Two-Way Co-axial Mushroom Landscape Speaker Each

Two-Way 5.25 inch (135mm) 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.

Its compact size allows the speaker to blend into landscaping and
shrubbery, while its tough hunter green polyethylene enclosure resists
abuse from lawn care equipment and the elements. The enclosure color
extends throughout the material so the speaker will maintain color even
when scraped or scratched.

The two part enclosure is designed to open with a twist for wiring
and then close securely. The bottom base section of the enclosure
can be pre-installed and then wired to the top speaker section of the
enclosure. When assembled, the bottom base section becomes a
fully isolated chamber, keeping the speaker and transformer (in the
speaker section) highly isolated from the possibility of intruding

Multiple locations on the bottom and sides are provided
for the mounting of the exterior gland nut (installed by drilling a 22
mm (0.875 in, 7/8 in) diameter hole in the chosen location), and a
second gland nut is positioned between the bottom base and the top
speaker sections, to keep the speaker system highly weather tight.

The 135 mm (5.25 in) diameter low-frequency driver features a Kapton
former with 35.5 mm (1.4 in) voice coil for high power handling and
superior long term reliability. The polypropylene cone and polyurethane
surround provide high strength and superior moisture resistance. The
19 mm (0.75 in) high frequency driver utilizes a polyetherimide dome,
providing high rigidity, strength, and high temperature resistance. The
high slope crossover provides natural sonic character and SonicGuard™
protected HF driver ensures long-term reliability from occasional

In addition, the speaker contains a high-quality 30 Watt multi-tap
transformer for use on 70V or 100V distributed loudspeaker lines, and
is switchable for 8 ohm voice-coil direct operation. The speaker handles
80 Watts Continuous Pink Noise (160W Program, 320W Peak) in the
8 ohm mode. The Control 85M is UL certified, per UL1480.


• 5¼” highly weather-resistant driver
• ¾” soft-dome highly weather-resistant tweeter
80W Pink Noise Power Handling (160W program) in direct 8Ώ 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


Frequency Response (-10 dB): 55 Hz - 18 kHz
Frequency Response (±3 dB): 65Hz - 16 kHz
Power Rating1: 160 W Continuous Program (2 hrs)
80 W (320W peak), Continuous Pink Noise (2 hrs)
45 W (180W peak) Continuous Pink Noise (100 hrs)
Maximum Input Voltage: 23.3 V
Sensitivity2: 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 3: 105 dB @ 1m
Nominal Impedance: 8Ω (at 8Ω setting)
Transformer Taps: 70V: 30W, 15W, 7.5W & 3.8W
100V: 30W, 15W, 7.5W
Insertion Loss: <1.0 dB at any tap setting
Thru Setting: 8Ω nominal
Crossover Type: 2nd Order LPF on LF and 2nd Order HPF on HF
Recommended Protective High-Pass: 65 Hz for 8Ω operation, 24 dB/oct
60 Hz for 30W tap, 24 dB/oct
50 Hz for 15W, 7,5W, and 3.7W taps, 24 dB/oct
Low Frequency Driver: 135 mm (5.25 in) diameter LF driver, Kapton™ former, 35.5mm (1.4 in) voice coil, polypropylene cone and polyurethane surround.
High Frequency: 19mm (0.75 in) diameter HF driver Polyetherimide (PEI) dome.
Enclosure Material: LDPE Polyethylene plastic, 6 mm wall thickness, UL94V-0 rated.
Grille: Powder coated stainless steel.
Environmental: IP-56 rating per IEC529 (dust protected and protected against strong jets of water). Exceeds MilSpec 810 for humidity, salt
spray, temperature & UV. Passes Mil-STd-202F for salt spray. Enclosure UL94V0 rated.
Agency Ratings: UL 1480 Speakers for Fire Alarm, Emergency, and Commercial and Professional Use, 5th Edition, for outdoor wet locations; UL
1480A Speakers for Commercial and Professional Use, 1st Edition; CSA C22.2 No. 205-12, Signal Equipment. Transformer UL
Recognized per UL1876, ROHS compliant.
Terminals: Bare wire with dielectric-gel-filled wire nuts (internal to top speaker section).
Wiring: Water ingress protected by two stages of gland nuts, one mounted on outside of enclosure (installed by installer via drilling 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 nuts require 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 11.5 x 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) security screwdriver
Installer-Supplied Required Tools: 22mm (0.875 in, 7/8 in) twist-type drill bit (or other type suitable for plastic) for installing gland nut into enclosure.

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