JBL Control X


Modern yet rugged, weatherized loudspeakers built for indoor or outdoor use. An updated take on the iconic Control look and sound

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” (133mm) 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

Finish Black / White
Enclosure Type Ported System
Recommended Amp Power 20-100 Watts
Inputs Gold-plated 5-way binding posts
Dimensions 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)
Sensitivity 87 dB
Nominal Impedance 8 Ohm

Speaker Specifications

Low-Frequency Transducer 5.25" (133mm) polypropylene graphite-filled cone woofer
High-Frequncy Transducer 1" (25mm) CMMD® Lite dome tweeter


Weight (kg) 2.63 kg
Weight (lb) 5.8 lbs
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Spec Sheet (EN)

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  • 2 x JBL Control X Speakers
  • 1 x Owner’s Manual
  • 2 x Adjustable wall mount brackets
  • 2 x Removable Grilles
JBL Control X is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased these speakers a few weeks ago and couldn't be happier. They are compact and sound great.
Date published: 2019-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Sound and Build Quality! I purchased the Control X speakers for specific use with my Dolby Atmos surround. Using them currently for the front Atmos speakers. Will most likely buy another pair for the rear. The build quality and sound reproduction is excellent!
Date published: 2019-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rear channel add on I'm an old JBL fan. I Have a pair of 4312 Control Monitors up front and mounted the White Control X units on a large beam in my living room. They have excellent sound and visual design I expect from JBL. I also have a pair of JBL Century 100's; Yes I am a JBL fan.
Date published: 2019-05-01
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
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
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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: 2018-11-29

Are they Bluetooth? 

Asked by: Gr4335
Unfortunately, the Control X speakers do not have Bluetooth capability.
Answered by: Steven M
Date published: 2019-06-05

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: 2017-12-02

Arena 180 dual and the Control X , which one gives you more base ?

Asked by: Soul brother
Hi! Based on the specifications of the two speakers, the Arena 180 will provide better bass than of the Control X. If you would have more questions regarding the two products, please reach us at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html. Our team will be more than glad to further assist.
Answered by: Gian at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-07-05

What are the dispersion angles of this speaker?

Asked by: SebastianDK
Dispersion angle are usually calculated on high-end and professional speakers, which the Control Xs are not. The Control X are great wall-mountable all-weather speaker which will perform great if placed facing towards the listening position.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

Does control x Come with wall mount, Can I connect 4 speakers to Crown XLS1502, if yes how would be its connection ?

Asked by: Raaj
The JBL Control X comes with a wallmount. As for the Crown amplifier, it can only handle 2 speakers so it cannot connect with 4.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-04-30

I have an existing Bose V100 mounted on the ceiling (facing the floor) for ATMOS system. I will replace them with 2-way speakers and will utilize the same Pinpoint bracket. Is it recommended to mount the Control X on the ceiling facing the floor?

Asked by: Pio Jr
We would like to work with you directly. 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. Thank you.
Answered by: Rhae
Date published: 2018-12-03

Is the JBL ControlX suitable for out door use near sea frontage

Asked by: Himaj
Absolutely. The CONTROL X Wireless is an all-weather stereo speaker perfect for indoor or outdoor use.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02
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