Control One Recertified


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

£89.9989.99 per pair £149.99
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Take great audio performance throughout your house.

The Control One speaker (available in black or silver) is the original versatile and rugged monitor loudspeaker. For music or movies, these speakers cram more than 60 years of JBL expertise into an unobtrusive package.


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 speakers
  • 2 rotatable wall-mount brackets (including bar wrench and backup cords)
  • Owner’s manual

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Control One is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 7.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little speakers Purchased to use with a old pioneer Sx-780 Reciever and a cassette deck/turntable to have a small "vintage " system. I love the control one speaker system as they are very small in size but very large in sound. Nice sound for the average person especially for backgroung music in the late night hours. Bass response is very good for this size speaker and completely adaquate for most people. Clean and can get plenty loud these sound very good you will not be disappointed unless you expect 12 in. woofer bass from a 4 in. speaker. Great speaker...great price buy them now you deserve good sound.
Date published: 2014-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge Sound! I've been a JBL fan since the 70's. I've had a number of products over the years for a variety of uses including home, auto and commercial sound reinforcement. I currently have an old pair of L65's for my main home system but decided to purchase the Control One's for outdoor use on my patio. The Control One's are loud, lean and accurate - everything you'd expect from a JBL speaker system. I've never heard a JBL speaker system I didn't like and the Control One's are certainly no exception. Simply outstanding!
Date published: 2014-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the sound and size this is my second pair. i have a tendancy to overpower but 6yrs. is a good run. tried other brands and lucky if they last a month. they're a little heavy for the ball and socket wall mount, i broke one of the mounts right off the bat by tightening it too much but i could'nt get it to hold the speaker straight. still my speaker of choice for the limited space i have and would buy again.
Date published: 2014-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakers These speakers i got them from out of my brothers old voltswagon van some years ago the foam had dry out i refoam them and they sound so good great speakers love them
Date published: 2014-01-09
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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: 2017-03-10

I need speakers for Presentation for 50 people in 40x40' hotel room. Will these will be enough so everyone will hear nicely. Do I need to buy amplifier, I was planning to connect to laptop only

Asked by: Alma
The CONTROL ONE speakers are passive wall-mountable book-shelf speakers that require an amplifier or receiver. The CONTROL ONE speakers can handle up to 200W of power each and when this much power are driven to them, can indeed fill up a 40sq.ft. room well.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-01-24

Can these speakers be used under a covered patio where they are protected from rain?

Asked by: JeffreyD
Certainly. As long as you are certain that it is protected from the weather. If not, The CONTROL ONE AW would be your best option.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-12-30

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: 2016-12-05

Is it possible to hanged on the ceiling?

Asked by: Ronaldo
These speakers are not designed for ceiling mounting. They can be mounted on a wall very nicely, but we cannot recommend mounting them to a ceiling as this is not what they are intended for, and the mounting brackets will not work on a ceiling mount setup.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-01-13

Hello, my c1's have been amazing so far, but having just moved house, I broke the huge plastic nuts on each of the wall mount ball joints, are replacement nuts available?

Asked by: Womble
Hi, Sorry to hear the nuts are broken, and it is possible to get some new ones. Now, the only issue is that we do not have a service center in Scotland, and the closet one we got is in UK, and information is below: Fullers Electronic Technical Center Riverside View Wickham Market IP13 0TA e-mail: angie@kenwoodspares.co.uk Open: Monday-Thursday 9.00-17.30 GMT Friday 9.00-16.30" Please note, that they normally do not ship to Scotland, but it can be arranged with them so try contact them and see what they can do. If you need more assistance, please contact our helpdesk.
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2016-10-31

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: 2016-10-07

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: 2016-09-02
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