JBL Control X



Powerful, all-weather indoor/outdoor stereo speakers

Ideal for home or businessRugged, weatherized housing protects against the elementsModern, compact design blends into any environment Built-in rear 3/8"-16 threaded insert and security tie-down provide safe installation (mounting hardware included)


Engineered to deliver accurate sound

5.25" (130mm) polypropylene graphite-filled cone woofer for deep, powerful bassHigh Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide provides astounding imaging, natural balance, and remarkable detail from any location1" (25mm) CMMD® Lite tweeter emits crisp, detailed sound


Clean, contemporary design

All-new design echoes the best-selling Control form factor with an updated spinSleek, angled profile for a sophisticated, modern lookFront and rear protective rubber trim


Built for seamless integration with your system

Gold binding post terminals for a secure, high-quality connection to a receiver or multi-zone amplifierIncludes wall mount brackets that can be rotated, tilted and angled towards the listenerAvailable in black or white finishes

Specs & Downloads



Tough enough for the outdoors. Stylish enough for your living room

For many years, the iconic JBL Control speaker has perfected the combination of compact form and high-performance function. The new Control X packages that same focus on design and sound quality in a rugged, all-weather stereo speaker perfect for indoor or outdoor use. Our High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide technology provides astounding imaging, natural balance, and remarkable detail from any location. A 5.25” (130mm) woofer and 1” (25mm) CMMD® Lite tweeter deliver powerful lows and crisp, clean highs from any position whether it’s inside or outside.

General Specifications

Black / White
Enclosure Type
Ported System
Recommended Amp Power
20-100 Watts
Gold-plated 5-way binding posts
9-1/4" x 6-1/2" x 6-1/4" (235mm x 165mm x 158.8mm)

Audio Specifications

Power Handling (Peak)
200/50 Watts
Crossover Frequencies
2300Hz - 12dB/octave
Frequency Response
90Hz - 20kHz (anechoic)
87 dB
Nominal Impedance
8 Ohm


Weight (kg)
2.63 kg
Weight (lb)
5.8 lbs

What's in The Box?

  • 2 x JBL Control X Speakers
  • 1 x Owner’s Manual
  • 2 x Adjustable wall mount brackets
What's in The Box?

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound!!! A month ago I bought this pair of speakers without much expectations, however, the sound quality is unbeat. At first I connected them to an old Pioneer amplifier that I had for several years ago, but when I heard the quality of these speakers I decided to buy a better quality amplifier. After seeing several options, I decided on the Marantz PM5005 and the sound improved to a quality I had not heard before. These speakers are worth every penny that is paid for them. Congratulations JBL for giving us these incredible speakers at an unbeatable price.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome just awesome! These speakers rock! Bought them over many higher priced speakers and couldn't be happier! Great sound! The bass, the highs and lows, the pure sound is tremendous. Connected them with a Sonos amp and I'm blown away how great they sound. I have lots of friends with outdoor speakers and these sound so much better than ALL of theirs. I would recommend these to everyone! JBL never fails!
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Sound and features Good sound and features. Using as surround speaker for ATMOS system
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is for the Control One outdoor speakers I've had these speakers for two years and they ROCK! Great highs, but my favorite thing about JBL speakers is the LOWS! Just wonderful response and clarity. We use them almost every day in the summer and most days in the winter. No rust on speaker grills or dry rotting to be seen. LOVE THEM!
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakers I have these speakers outside on a covered patio. They sound great for small speakers.
Date published: 2018-07-19
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Product Q&A

Hello, are there adapters to mount the Control X on speaker stands, or mic stands?

Asked by: JJSound
Hi Nick. This is an inquiry regarding your answer. I am currently using Bose V100 (pair) for my ATMOS ceiling speakers. I planned to buy Control X to replace my Bose V100. What is your reason why it is not recommended for ceiling mounting? Is it because of the weight? The construction of the cabinet might fall-off or my ceiling might fall-off?
Answered by: Pio Jr
Date published: 2021-08-11

I have my existing JBL speakers hard wired to a BlueSound NODE 2 AMP , can I replace them with Control x ? - wILL they work over WI FI or do I need to hard wire

Asked by: NODDY
Yes they will work with the Node 2 Amp. Those are really nice amps and will easily push these speakers. You must hardwire them as they are passive not active speakers.
Answered by: ProsumerTurnedPro
Date published: 2021-06-06

Are they Bluetooth? 

Asked by: Gr4335
Unfortunately, the Control X speakers do not have Bluetooth capability.
Answered by: Steven M
Date published: 2021-06-06

I’m buying these for my computer, I do have a sub/amp already hooked up to it and just replacing the cheap free speakers that came with it. Will these work with a RCA Cable?

Asked by: Dg93
Yes, our JBL Control X 5.25” (133mm) Indoor / Outdoor Speakers can be connected to your amplifier. For the wiring, you can use standard speaker wires gauge 14 or 16 depending on the distance of the speaker from the amp. There's a black and red cap at the rear of the speakers. loosening these caps exposes a hole running from one side of the post to the other. Insert the wire through this hole and tighten the cap or you can use a banana plug. Please contact our customer support if you have other questions and/or concerns. https://bit.ly/3dzQa3V
Answered by: Ray at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-06-06

Which amplifier do JBL recommend to use with this speakers?

Asked by: machodrums
hk 3700
Answered by: jon_anthill
Date published: 2021-06-06

Has control by the volumen?

Asked by: Mon20
JBL Control X requires an amplifier that has 20-100 watts rated at 8 ohms. The volume can be adjusted from your amplifier.
Answered by: Rhae
Date published: 2021-06-06

How do you turn the speakers on/off or adjust volume? There doesn't seem to be a power cable or controls on the speakers. Trying to connect to a turntable..

Asked by: MissSusan
We need to know if the Control X you have is the wireless or wired version. Contact customer service, ask them about your query and give them the3 specs of your speakers. Hears the link. https://bit.ly/3w0ebIN
Answered by: Ray at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-06-06

Does CONTROL X or CONTROL ONE accept optical digital input?

Asked by: Mat1
Thank you for your question, either of this speaker accepts optical connection, it has a binding post for 2 leads wire positive negative connection from you amplifier or stereo system
Answered by: Randy at JBL
Date published: 2021-06-06
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