JBL Control 5


JBL Control 5 165 mm (6½ in) low frequency driver - Image

165 mm (6½ in) low frequency driver

Provides solid, powerful bass response to 50 Hz

JBL Control 5 Pure titanium 25 mm (1 in) dome - Image

Pure titanium 25 mm (1 in) dome

Delivers high frequency response to 20 kHz

JBL Control 5 Magnetically shielded transducers - Image

Magnetically shielded transducers

Allows for use in close proximity to video monitors

JBL Control 5 Protection circuitry - Image

Protection circuitry

Prevents system damage

JBL Control 5 Bypass capacitors - Image

Bypass capacitors

For outstanding transient accuracy

JBL Control 5 Pleasing shape - Image

Pleasing shape

Fits easily into any environment

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Unprecedented versatility

The Control 5 is a high performance, wide range control monitor suitable for use as the primary sound source in a variety of applications. Smooth, extended frequency response combines with wide dynamic capabilities to provide acoustic performance that makes the Control 5 ideal for recording studios, audio-video control rooms, remote trucks and broadcast studios. Clean, functional visual design makes the Control 5 also ideal for foreground music systems, moderate level sound reinforcement, discotheques and music playback systems. A 165 mm (6½ in) low frequency driver provides solid, powerful bass response to 50 Hz. High frequency response to 20 kHz is handled by a pure titanium 25 mm (1 in) dome. Both transducers are magnetically shielded, allowing for use in close proximity to video monitors. The dividing network incorporates protection circuitry to prevent system damage and utilizes high quality components including bypass capacitors for outstanding transient accuracy. Molded of dense polypropylene foam, with a finish of black or white, the Control 5 enclosure offers a pleasing shape that fits easily into any environment. Wall, ceiling, rack and tripod mounting systems allow positioning of the system in exactly the right spot for optimum performance.

General Specifications

Frequency Range (± 3 dB)
75 Hz to 20 kHz
Power Capacity
I75 W
89 dB SPL, 1 W, 1 m (3.3 ft)
Directivity Factor (Q)
Directivity Index (DI)
Nominal Impedance
4 ohms
Crossover Frequency
3 kHz
Positive Voltage to + terminal causes outward low frequency cone motion
Enclosure Material
Polypropylene structural foam


15.25 in (387 mm)
9.875 in (251 mm)
9 in (229 mm)
Net Weight
10 lbs (4.5 kg) each
Shipping Weight
24 lbs (11 kg) pair

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Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Product Q&A

I may have accidentally over-driven a pair of these and no sound now comes out -- is there a replaceable fuse or a way to reset the protection circuit if it's tripped?

Asked by: GeoJohn23
This product is being handled by our Professional Division. For inquiries, you may call them at 844-776-4899 or send an email to HProTechSupportUSA@harman.com. Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm (EST).
Answered by: Jem at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-06-06

Where do I get speaker stands for the Control 5?

Asked by: zogsounds
The JBL Control 5 is handled by our Professional Division. Please contact them for your inquiry about the speaker stands of the JBL Control 5: https://bit.ly/3gTOG5p
Answered by: Leon at Customer Service
Date published: 2022-10-19

Where is the WHITE version of the Control 5...?

Asked by: ajmich
JBL Control 5 only comes with the color black. This product is supported by our Professional Division. If you have further questions, please reach out to them by calling their number, 844-776-4899 Monday - Friday 9 am - 6 pm (EST).
Answered by: Rhae
Date published: 2022-10-30

can i use 5 pcs. JBL Control 5 as a 5.0 hometheater?

Asked by: Rg68
Absolutely - these are tough little speakers and sound decent in a room dampened with some carpet and drapes. Not the most refined, but can be tweaked with your AV receiver's equalization - especially easy if there is an auto room correction feature.
Answered by: Jewel942
Date published: 2023-03-29
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