JBL Control 42C 2.5" Ultra-Compact In-Ceiling Satellite Loudspeaker, Pair


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Product Highlights

  • Very broad 160deg. coverage pattern
  • 2" In-Ceiling & Wall Speaker
JBL 42C In-Ceiling Speaker: Picture 1 regular $67.00

About JBL 42C In-Ceiling Speaker

The JBL Control 42C is an ultra-compact in-ceiling professional satellite loudspeaker designed for use with the Control 40CS/T subwoofer. When combined with the Control 40CS/T, the Control 42C offers an extremely natural sounding and powerful subwoofer-satellite system that is perfect for applications requiring wide bandwidth and superior sonic performance with minimal visual impact.

The integrated backcan on the Control 42C combined with the C-ring support backing plate allows for a quick and easy installation of the unit. The system's 60 mm (2.5") mid-high driver features a polypropylene cone and pure butyl-rubber surround for long life. The copper-clad aluminum voice coil wound on a vented aluminum former offers low distortion. The 16-ohm impedance allows paralleling up to 4 speakers on a 4-ohm capable amplifier. The Control 42C must be operated with either an active high-pass filter or a passive crossover, such as the one built into the Control 40CS/T subwoofer, to protect it against damage from low frequencies.

Because of the very light weight of Control 42C, tile rails may not be required for many in-ceiling applications. They are not packaged with this model; however, MTC-RAIL tile rail sets are available separately. Housed in a compact package, the lightweight Control 42C features an elegant, unobtrusive design and is ideal for both small and large projects alike.

JBL 42C In-Ceiling Speaker Features

  • Very broad 160deg. coverage pattern
  • 60 mm (2.5 in) mid-high driver with butyl rubber surround
  • 16-ohm driver, allows paralleling of multiple units on a low-Z amplifier
  • Integrated backcan for easy "blind-mount" install. Packaged with grille and C-ring support backing plate for easy installation

JBL 42C In-Ceiling Speaker Specifications

Frequency Range (-10 dB)
140 Hz - 20 kHz
Frequency Response (± 3 dB)
180 Hz - 17 kHz
Power Capacity
30 Watts Continuous Program Power
15 Watts Continuous Pink Noise
Nominal Sensitivity (2.83V/1m)
82 dB
Nominal Coverage Angle
160 Deg. conical coverage
Directivity Factor (Q)
Directivity Index (DI)
6.8 dB
Rated Maximum SPL
94 dB @ 1 m (3.3 ft) average, 114 dB peak
Rated Impedance
16 ohms
60 mm (2.5 in) with polypropylene cone, butyl rubber surround, copper-clad coil, vented aluminum former
Input Connectors
Two removable locking 2-pin connectors with screwdown terminals. Max wire 12 AWG (2.5 mm)
Two (top and side)
Safety Agency
Suitable 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
Cutout Size
Diameter: 104 mm (4.1")
Ceiling Thickness Range
Accommodates tiles/drywall up to 27 mm (1.06") thick
127mm x 94mm / 5.0" x 3.7" (Diameter x Depth from back of baffle)
0.7 kg (1.6 lbs)
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