Control One


2-Way, 100mm (4") Bookshelf Speaker

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Take great audio performance throughout your house.

You can have the world-famous JBL® sound anywhere you want it: tucked away in a bookshelf, on your desk, in the kitchen, in a home theater or studio, mounted easily up on a wall or even as part of a multiple-room home music system. The rugged, compact enclosures feature a 4" woofer and a 1/2-inch titanium laminate tweeter for a smooth frequency response of 50Hz to 20kHz. The JBL® Control® One speakers have a peak power-handling capacity of 200 watts and include magnetic shielding to prevent interference with your TV or computer display. Put them anywhere. If you need big, accurate, full-range audio with a simple, low profile, this is your answer.


General Specifications

Type Bookshelf
Wall-Mount Capable Yes
Finish Black
Series Control Series
Grille Color Black

Audio Specifications

Power Handling (Peak) 200W
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohms
Maximum Recommended Amplifier Power 100W
Sensitivity (2.83V@1m) 89dB
Frequency Response 80Hz – 20kHz
Power Handling (Recommended) 50W

Speaker Specifications

Low-Frequency Transducer 4" (100mm) Magnetically shielded
High-Frequncy Transducer 1/2" (12mm) Titanium-laminate, magnetically shielded


Depth (mm) 139
Width (mm) 155
Weight (lb) 5.4
Weight (kg) 2.4
Height (mm) 228

Control and Connection Specifications

Connector Type Direct Wiring
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  • (2) CONTROL ONE Bookshelf Speakers
  • (2) Wall-mount brackets
  • Owner's Manual

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Unless a different warranty period is stated in the Warranty Card provided with your JBL product, JBL warrants for a period of 1 year (5 years for any non-powered speakers) from the date of retail purchase by the original end-use purchaser, that this product, when delivered to you in new condition, in original packaging, from a JBL authorized reseller and used in normal conditions, is free from any defects in manufacturing, materials and workmanship. Refer to the Warranty Card provided with your JBL product for specific details including what is not covered along with other terms and conditions.

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Control One is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still going strong. I have been using Pro 3 for almost 30 years. I am so happy to get same spec. replacement with more crispy sound.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound even at low volumes Lovely clear sounding speakers, even clear at low volumes. Reasonable bass considering the size. Very well built.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow These speakers bought my old amp alive. Well impressed
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small speaker,Big Sound! I was looking for an upgrade for my 1990's Pioneer Stack System,although the standard speakers were great, they were on the Large size and very Bulky. I decided to do some research and came across these speakers, Wow!! Even though they are a 1/3rd of the size and weight they pack a punch! I was listening to some vinyl with them and they certainly hold on their own, the bass is far superior than i expected from such a small speaker. The added bonus were the brackets that come with the speakers, very easy to install and look great in any environment. Certainly a thumbs up from me!
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning sound for their size I've had these for ten years, given by a friend only just found out their true power! For the average Jo, it's doubtful you could want more from a little speaker. Clarity is amazing and bass is unbelievable from a tiny cabinet like this! Even thought the diaphragms are disintegrating, they still sound superb. Trying to decide on whether to replace the diaphragm or buy new C1's!
Date published: 2016-07-24
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Can these speaker be used as a permanent feature in the Garden / Patio area ?

Asked by: Spudly
Hey Spudly, I think the Control One AW (all weather) is the one for you! Just search for it on google. Have a nice day.
Answered by: Aron
Date published: 2017-12-02

Can these speakers be connected to a computer. If so how, as computer does not have wire inputs?

Asked by: Tom M
No. The CONTROL ONE speakers are passive wall-mountable book-shelf speakers that require an amplifier or receiver in order to function.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

I have a Sony STR-DE445 Receiver and an old JBL SUB125a from an old surround sound system. Will I be able to use these components with these speakers and how would I wire this so I can hear the TV and listen to music from the receiver?

Asked by: bull
Yes, the SONY STR-DE445 is driving 80 watts with 8 ohms per channel which can be handled by the CONTROL ONE. For the SUB125A, you just need to run a cable from the AVR’s sub output to the subwoofer’s line level input(s).
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

can i use a Aux cord on the speakers to connect to a cd player or even the the hifi system?

Asked by: Hman15
Hi. Control One is a normal, passive loudspeaker, and needs to be connected to an amplifier with normal speaker leads. No AUX connection is possible.
Answered by: Bo Harman
Date published: 2017-12-02

One of my beloved Control !X stopped working , i.e., no sound at all. They produce amazing sound and before I replace them, I would like to be sure it's not something simple that I can repair. But how does a guy get inside?

Asked by: Dokka
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2017-12-02

Can I connect qty 8 of these speakers to a Rotel RA-810A amplifier? I have an area 6m x 6m where we want 6 speakers around a dance floor and then a further 2 speakers in a different area working off a switch. If not, what is the minimum amp size?

Asked by: Stevie271
Hi Stevie271. I have checked the Rotel amplifier, and it is a very weak model, 2x20W, weighing only 6kg, and specified to drive no lower than 8 Ohms. It is not able to drive 8 loudspeakers, except at very, very low volume, and then only if the speakers are connected in a combination of series and parallel to get to 8 Ohms or higher load. It may also be possible to use a separate speaker switch that features ballast resistors to ensure a constant load of 8 Ohms, but we do not sell such items. The correct way of doing what you want, is to buy a multi-channel amplifier, for instance an 8-channel power amplifier. You can find this kind of product on Amazon. That way, you will drive each speaker with its own, dedicated power amplifier, which is the right solution.
Answered by: Bo Harman
Date published: 2017-12-11

Do you recommend a stand to be able to 'floor stand' Control 1's ? Regards John

Asked by: John 6
Hi. Sorry, we have no suggestions for floor stands that fit Control 1 speakers. Some of the Control speakers have a threaded insert on the back, and some have it on the bottom, to permit mounting them onto a screwed-in mount. Apart from this, we can only recommend some kind of speaker stand of the desired height, which should be available from third-party suppliers.
Answered by: Bo Harman
Date published: 2017-12-02

Hi, I have taken delivery of some JBL Control One speakers. I'm planning on using a different mount and trying to find details of the mount screw thread. I can see its an M6 but do you have details of the thread? A spec would be great. Thanks, Nick.

Asked by: nwarner
Hi Thank you for your question. The bolt in JBL Control One speaker wall mount is an M6-1.25p
Answered by: Mogens
Date published: 2017-12-02
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