The JBL Control 26CT is a powerful ceiling loudspeaker housing a coaxially mounted 6.5” woofer and 3/4” titanium-coated tweeter that can deliver maximum sound levels over a wide coverage area. Ideal for applications that require high fidelity sound from ceiling loudspeakers, the Control 26CT offers high power handling, wide frequency response and low distortion. Pumping out premium performance in background and foreground music, the Control 26CT is popular for hotels, casinos, restaurants, and more.
A 16 ohm impedance lets you use multiple speakers in parallel without needing a constant voltage distributed system. The Control26CT goes a step further with a multitap transformer for 70V/100V systems. SonicGuard overload protection (exclusive to JBL) offers protection to improve reliability without interacting with the speaker’s full fidelity sound. Its computer-optimized ported enclosure delivers a smooth and warm bass response; further augment this bass response by adding a JBL Control Contractor subwoofer.
The Control 26CT’s 6.5” woofer has a polyurethane-coated cone and pure butyl rubber surround to ensure long life even in humid environments. An aluminum voice coil former offers additional cooling for better long-term power handling.
Enjoy crisp, clear highs from the coaxially mounted 3/4” titanium coated tweeter. Diffraction-loading of the tweeter provides wide, even coverage over the listening area, and a broad 110° coverage pattern means you can use fewer speakers to cover the same space.
Various connections are provided on the Control 26CT. Its input connection is housed on a removable locking connector to provide a secure connection via screw-down terminals; this allows the system to be prewired before installing the speaker. It's easy to jumper the speaker signal to additional speakers with separate connector terminals available for the input and for the loop-through wires.
Installation is quick and easy and can be done without access above the ceiling. Included tools make installation easier, with a template to mark the cutout, a C-shaped support backing plate to reinforce ceiling material, and bridge rails.
Pair the Control 26CT with other JBL Control speakers. All models in the Control Contractor series are designed with a similar sonic signature, making them perfect for combining different speakers within the same application while maintaining the same tonal character throughout the listening area.
JBL Control 26CT Features
- Priced individually, sold in quantities of 2
- Transformer Taps: 70V: 60W, 30W, 15W & 7.5W taps; 100V: 60W, 30W, & 15W taps
- Coaxially mounted 6.5 in (165 mm) woofer with butyl rubber surround and 19 mm (3/4 in) titanium coated diffraction-loaded tweeter
- High power, wide frequency response and low distortion for high sound level capability
- Wide coverage allows fewer speakers, reducing the cost of the installed sound system without sacrificing performance
- Packaged with grille, backcan and tile rails for fast installation and easy dealer stocking
- Control 26CT Ceiling Speaker2
- 1x C-shaped support backing plate1
- Tile support rails (fits both 2 x 4 ft or 600 x 1200 mm tiles)2
- Cutout template1
- Paint shield1
- Removable locking wiring connector1
- Frequency Range75 Hz - 20 kHz
- Power RatingSee transformer taps
- Transformer Taps60W, 30W, 15W (& 7.5W @ 70V)
- Coverage Angle110° conical
- Directivity Index(DI) 4.6 dB
- Maximum SPL(1m) 107 dB (top 70V/100V tap)
- Drivers LF Driver165 mm (6.5 in)
- HF Driver19 mm (¾ in)
- Input ConnectorsRemovable 4-pin locking connector with screw-down terminals.
- Dimensions (H x Dia)210 mm x 252 mm (8.3 in x 9.9 in)
- Net Weight (each)4.2 kg (10 lbs)
- Shipping Weight (pair)9.7 kg (21 lbs)
- Safety AgencySuitable for use in air handling spaces per UL1480, UL2043, NFPA90 & NFPA 70. S7232/UL Listed, Signaling Speaker. Transformer UL registered per UL1876. In accordance with IEC60849/EN60849.
- Backcanformed steel (included "blind-mount")
- Baffle/RimMedium impact polystyrene, fire rated UL94V-0
- Ceiling Cutout Size220 mm (8.75 in) diameter (cardboard cutout template included)
- Plenum UsageYes, backcan included