JBL CONTROL-25-1 Indoor Outdoor Speakers Instruction Guide



JBL CONTROL-25-1 Indoor Outdoor Speakers


Key Features

  • Components:
    • 5-¼” woofer with woven fiberglass cone
    • 3/4 ” PEI diaphragm tweeter with fluid cooling
  • Contemporary, high-design appearance
  • Built-in InvisiBall® mounting hardware*, plus available U-bracket
  • Weather resistant enclosure and transducers
  • Wide 100° x 100° coverage
  • 100 Watt power handling (200 Watt program) in direct 8Ω setting, plus built-in 30 Watt 70V/100V multi-tap transformer
  • High fidelity sound character with broad frequency response of 60 Hz – 20 kHz


The Control 25-1 is a two-way 5” 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 25-1 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 high-output indoor/ outdoor foreground/background music (and/or paging) speaker is required.

The unique InvisiBall mounting hardware is included with each system, making short work of permanent installation. The InvisiBall mounting method provides a high degree of both vertical and horizontal rotation, and because InvisiBall adjustments are made through a hidden access behind the logo badge, the grille never needs to be removed, and there exists a high degree of theft deterrence as well. Integrated M6 mounting points for an optional U-bracket adds to the installation versatility.

The LF driver’s woven fiberglass cone provides durability and weather capable performance. The light weight high temperature fiberglass voice coil former and high temperature voice coil wire ensure high sensitivity and high power handling, while also providing stable performance under long-term high-power working conditions. The pure butyl rubber surround delivers clean sound and robust operation. JBL’s WeatherEdge™ is a seamless, rubberized extension of the woofer surround that provides added protection to critical transducer elements. Cone geometry is optimized for smooth frequency response and consistent off-axis performance, while an FEA-optimized motor construction and linear suspension spider helps to lower harmonic distortion.

The HF driver’s low viscosity ferro-magnetic fluid increases voice coil cooling for higher long-term power handling. The softened PEI diaphragm delivers a smooth and pure high frequency sound quality. The light weight Kapton™ voice coil former increases durability while providing better high frequency response extension. All these factors also contribute toward making the driver especially rugged for outdoors and other stressful applications.

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. The optional MTC-25WMG WeatherMax™ grilles are available for especially difficult environments and to break up driving rain. Connection is made via weather-capable screw-down terminals. The optional MTC-PC2 and MTC-PC3 panel covers are available to protect the terminal compartment, providing a water-tight sealed gland-nut entrance (when used with round-jacketed cable within the specified diameter range).

The frequency response is extremely smooth, resulting in a very natural sound character, and the response extends down to 60 Hz, providing strong bass capability. The system is capable of handling 100 Watts continuous pink noise (200 Watts program) at its 8 ohm setting and is also equipped with a built-in 30 Watt 70V/100V multi-tap transformer for operation on distributed speaker lines. The combination of high sensitivity and power handling provides high Max SPL of 110 dB. The Control 25-1 readily accepts a variety of paints and finishes to match any décor. Available in black or white (-WH).



  1. In half-space (on-wall, 2pi)
  2. At 8Ω setting. Continuous Pink Noise rating is IEC-shaped pink noise with a 6 dB crest factor. Continuous Program Power is defined as 3 dB above the Continuous Pink Noise Rating and is a conservative expression of the system’s ability to handle normal speech and music program material.
  3. Calculated from sensitivity and power handling, exclusive of power compression, at THRU setting.
  4. Half-space (on-wall), averaged 100 Hz – 10 kHz, 2.83V
  5. Coverage angle (-6 dB), average between 1 kHz and 12 kHz
  6. For protection against driving below resonant frequency and to keep transformer out of saturation.
  7. In vertical orientation

Mounting Dimensions

Dimensions in mm (inches)


Frequency Response


 Beamwidth vs. FrequencyJBL-CONTROL-25-1-Indoor-Outdoor-Speakers-fig-6

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I protect my JBL CONTROL-25-1 indoor speakers outside?

To stop dirt and moisture from getting inside your device, you should seal the external speaker casing with a sealant that you may apply with a brush or spray. This may increase the lifespan of indoor speakers used outside.

Can I use JBL CONTROL-25-1 indoor speaker wire outside?

You should take extra care to mark and drill holes in the proper locations while keeping the type of speaker wire in mind if you wish to run speaker wire from inside to outside. Run the wire through the hole after it has been drilled, then use sealant.

Do JBL CONTROL-25-1 outdoor speakers need power?

The majority of outdoor speakers are passive devices, which means they will require power because they lack built-in amplification.

How long do JBL CONTROL-25-1 indoor speakers last?

High-quality speakers typically survive up to 40–50 years before displaying any indications of degradation, depending on the materials they are composed of and the climatic conditions where the equipment is utilised.

How do you protect speaker wire outside?

Running speaker wires via PVC piping is a quick and low-cost technique to protect exposed speaker wires. Another layer of security will be added if the wires can be buried. You should seal the PVC pipe, whether it is exposed or buried, to keep bugs, debris, and moisture out.

How far can speaker wire go?

According to the regulation, the overall resistance of the cable should be no more than 5% of the speaker’s rated impedance. Your Insignias are 8-ohm speakers, therefore 16 gauge can support a run of up to 48 feet (per speaker). Both speaker wire sizes—14 gauge and 12 gauge—are suitable for runs of up to 120 feet.

What is the difference between an indoor and outdoor speaker?

Materials. An indoor speaker and an outdoor speaker differ mostly in their designs. Outdoor systems must endure, withstanding weather conditions like rain, hail, snow, and errant kickballs. That implies that the materials employed to build them must be robust.

How far can I run JBL CONTROL-25-1 outdoor speaker wire?

It is possible to run 4-ohm speakers up to 24 feet using 16AWG wire, while 10 or 12AWG wire is advised for runs up to 100 feet. For lengths up to 36 feet with 6-ohm speakers, 16AWG wire is advised, and for runs up to 150 feet with 10 or 12AWG wire.

How long do JBL CONTROL-25-1 outdoor speakers last?

If they are properly cared for and maintained, outdoor speakers may often last up to ten years. The temperature and humidity of the environment, sunlight exposure, closeness to water (including swimming pools), owner maintenance, and the calibre of the wiring, mounting hardware, and weatherproof sealing all have an impact on how long outdoor speakers last.

How far apart are JBL CONTROL-25-1 outdoor speakers?

Each speaker should have between 10 and 12 feet between them, with around 12 feet between each speaker and the centre of the sections. Having a solid plan is essential if you want to get the most out of your outdoor speakers.

How do you, waterproof outdoor speakers?

Applying a high gloss polymer finish to your speakers is the simplest and least expensive way to waterproof them. Usually, a polymer varnish or a polyurethane spray is used as the coating; however, the polyurethane spray is only utilitarian and has no aesthetic value.

How high should JBL CONTROL-25-1 outdoor speakers be?

They will project sound farther if you put them higher, but the sound will thin out as a result. We recommend keeping speakers below ten feet for any placement. Install the loudspeakers with a slight downward tilt if you must place them in an exposed location to aid in drainage.

What gauge speaker wire is best for JBL CONTROL-25-1 outdoor speakers?

For distances of up to 80 feet, use 16-gauge wire. Increase to 14-gauge wire for runs between 80 and 200 feet. Choose 12-gauge wire if you intend to extend further than 200 feet.

Where do you put the receiver for outdoor speakers?

Place the volume control box outside and the receiver inside to connect outdoor speakers. Make sure you store your speakers in a protected spot. Allow sufficient distance from the ground and proper distance between the speakers while mounting them.

Do JBL CONTROL-25-1 outdoor speakers need to be plugged in?

Wireless simply means there are no speaker wires, despite the existence of speakers with no speaker cords at all. The majority of wireless outdoor speakers still require electricity, which means they must be plugged into an electrical outlet.

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