JBL Control 23-1


JBL Control 23-1 Built-in InvisiBall® mounting hardware - Image

Built-in InvisiBall® mounting hardware

Provides a high degree of both vertical and horizontal rotation, and a high degree of theft deterrence

JBL Control 23-1 Weather resistant enclosure and transducers - Image

Weather resistant enclosure and transducers

In addition to the driver designs contributing toward a high degree of weather resistance, the cabinet provides excellent endurance against sun, salt and moisture. Grilles are heavily zinc-plated and finished in a tough, high-grade powder coating for rust resistance.

JBL Control 23-1 Contemporary high-design look - Image

Contemporary high-design look

Fits into a wide range of decors

JBL Control 23-1 Rich sonic character - Image

Rich sonic character

High fidelity sound character with broad frequency response of 70 Hz – 20 kHz

JBL Control 23-1 Wide 100° x 100° coverage - Image

Wide 100° x 100° coverage

Allows for fewer speakers to be used, making for a simpler and less expensive installation

JBL Control 23-1 Built-in 15 Watt 70V/100V multi-tap transformer - Image

Built-in 15 Watt 70V/100V multi-tap transformer

For operation on distributed speaker lines

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Item# CONTROL 23-1-WH


Ultra-Compact Indoor/Outdoor Background/Foreground Speaker

The Control® 23-1 is a two-way 3” speaker with rich sonic character, wide coverage, consistent dispersion, versatile mounting, and a contemporary high-design look that fits into a wide range of decors. This makes Control 23-1 an excellent choice for a wide variety of applications, including retail stores, restaurants, health clubs, theme parks, educational facilities, hospitality, music cafes, leisure venues, and anywhere where a top quality compact indoor/outdoor foreground/background music (and/or paging) speaker is required. NOTE: Priced as each but must be sold as pairs, so two must be ordered.

General Specifications

Frequency Range (-10 dB)
70 Hz to 20 kHz
Frequency Response (+/-3 dB)
95 Hz - 19 kHz
Power Rating
100W Continuous Program (2 hrs) ; 50 W (200W peak), Continuous Pink Noise (2 hrs) ; 40 W (160W peak) Continuous Pink Noise (100 hrs)
Maximum Input Voltage
17.2 V RMS (2 hrs), 34.4 V peak
Maximum SPL
103 dB ave. Continuous Pink Noise (109 dB peak)
86 dB, 1W/1m (ave. 100 Hz – 10 kHz)
Coverage Angle
100° x 100°
Directivity Factor (Q)
5.8 (averaged 1kHz – 16kHz)
Directivity Index (DI)
7.2 dB (averaged 1kHz – 16kHz)
Nominal Impedance
8 ohms (THRU setting)
Crossover Type
2nd order low-pass, 2nd order high-pass
Transformer Taps
70V = 15W, 7.5W, 3.7W, 1.8W ; 100V = 15W, 7.5W, 3.7W ; Insertion Loss <0.43 dB at any tap setting ; Thru Setting = 8Ω nominal
Recommended Protective High-Pass
70 Hz high-pass (24 dB/oct) (for 8Ω operation and for all 70V/100V taps settings) .
Low Frequency Driver
76 mm (3.0 in), woven-fiberglass cone with pure butyl rubber surround with Weather-Edge frame protection, high-temp Kapton™ voice coil former, high-temp voice coil wire, optimized cone geometry, linear suspension spider, and FEA optimized motor structure.
High Frequency Driver
13 mm (0.5 in) PEI diaphragm, low-viscosity ferro-magnetic fluid, and lightweight Kapton™ voice coil former.
Included Accessories
InvisiBall™ wall-mounting system), 4 mm x 80 mm hex key
Optional Accessories
MTC-23UB-1 – Yolk-type U-bracket (&-WH) ; MTC-23WMG-1 – WeatherMax grille with backing (&-WH) ; MTC-23CM – Ceiling-Mount InvisiBall adapter (&-WH)


Dimensions (H x W x D)
200 x 141 x 111 mm (7.9 x 5.6 x 4.4 in) ; 141 mm (5.6 in) deep total when mounted on InvisiBall wall-mount bracket
Net Weight
1.8 kg (4.0 lbs)
Shipping Weight
3.85kg (8.5 lbs) for the pair-pack (for 2 speakers)


Enclosure Material
High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS), painted with highly-UV resistant paint on white (-WH) version for maximum UV fade resistance.
Highly zinc-plated, finished in durable TGIC polyester powdercoating. MTC-23WMG-1 (&-WH) available with WeatherMax™ multi-layer foam and tight-weave mesh vapor barrier backing.
InvisiBall™ wall-mounting system included. Two 6 mm attachment points (on top and bottom) for optional MTC-23UB-1 (&-WH) U-bracket. Secondary safety attachment loop point on back panel
IP-44 per IEC529 (IP-55 when installed with the optional MTC-23WMG-1 WeatherMax™ grille and either MTC-PC2 or MTC-PC3 panel cover.) Exceeds MilSpec 810 for humidity, salt-spray, temperature & UV. Passes MilStd-202F for salt spray and ASTM G85 for acid-air plus salt spray. Optional MTC-23WMG-1 WeatherMax™ grille for breaking up driving rain and for especially difficult environments.
Screw-down terminal strip, zinc-plated copper based, nickel-plated metal screws and washers. Accepts up to 9 mm outside 4 mm inside open lugs (#6, #8, or #10 lug), plus bare wire (up to 12 AWG / 2.5 mm2). Optional MTC-PC2 and MTC-PC3 protective panel covers available to provide sealed entrance for additional weather protection.
Agency Rating
ROHS-compliant; Transformer UL Recognized per UL1876

What's in The Box?

  • 1 x Control 23-1
  • 1 x InvisiBall™ wall-mounting system
  • 1 x 4 mm x 80 mm hex key

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