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JBL Control 16C/VA 6.5" Speaker

JBL Control 16C/VA 6.5" Speaker

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The Control 16C-VA is a full-range, EN54-24 certified ceiling speaker consisting of a 165 mm (6.5 inch) high tech cone driver and a 19 mm soft-dome liquid cooled tweeter mounted in a vented, paintable baffle made of UV resistant UL94-V0 and UL94-5VB flammability-rated material, with a pre-attached blind-mount backcan for quick and easy installation.

The speaker is designed to provide excellent sound quality for a wide variety of medium to high volume applications such as music cafes, business music systems, retail stores, music/paging systems, airports, reception/ waiting rooms, lounges, courtrooms, convention centres, hotels, educational facilities, and more.

This speaker delivers consistent sound quality for listeners located both off and on axis. This loudspeaker is EN 54-24 Compliant for life safety applications.

Main Features

  • 165 mm (6.5 in) high output driver with polypropylene cone and butyl rubber surround
  • 19 mm (0.75 in) soft-dome liquid-cooled tweeter
  • EN 54-24 Compliant for Life Safety Applications
  • Blind-mount backcan for quick and easy install
  • Combined 70V/100V and low impedance direct operation
    • 50 Watts at 8Ω nominal setting
    • 30W multi-tap at 70V/100V
  • 62 Hz – 20 kHz bandwidth with wide 110° coverage
  • High 91 dB sensitivity for high maximum SPL
  • Finish: White

Product Specifications


  • Frequency Response (-10dB):  62 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Frequency Response (±3 dB):  96 Hz – 15 kHz
  • Power Rating:
    • IEC System Long-Term Ratings (low-Z direct):
      • 100 Watts Continuous Program Power
      • 50 Watts Continuous Pink Noise (200W peak), 100 hrs
  • Rated Noise Power:  30W (30W tap)
  • Rated Noise Voltage:  70V/100V (with 70V/100V tap settings)
  • Sensitivity (1W, 1m):  91 dB (1kHz - 16 kHz)
  • EN54 Sensitivity (@ 4m):  77 dB (per EN54-24 spectrum and measurement conditions at 4 meters).
  • Coverage Angle:  110° conical (1 kHz - 16 kHz)
  • Coverage Angles(by Frequency) Conical (Vertical & Horizontal):  500 Hz: 180°1000 Hz: 160°2000 Hz: 155°4000 Hz: 92°
  • Reference Axis:  Specification and measurement reference is directly on-axis vertically and horizontally, directly below the speaker as speaker it is installed in the horizontal ceiling plane
  • Directivity Factor (Q):  7.8
  • Directivity Index (DI):  8.2 dB
  • Maximum SPL (1m): 
    • 108 dB (low-impedance, 116 dB peak)
    • 106 dB (top 70V/100 tap)
    • EN54: 91 dB (4m, top 70/100V tap)
  • EN54 Max SPL (@ 4m):  91 dB (per EN54-24 spectrum and measurement conditions, 30W tap, at 4 meters)
  • Impedance:  8 ohms (in direct/bypass 8 ohm setting); EN54 nominal impedance 7 ohms (based on min Z of 5.7 ohms at 11.2 kHz) 3.8W@70V; 7.5W@100V Tap: 1333Ω 7.5W@70V; 15W@100V Tap: 667Ω 15W@70V; 30W@100V Tap: 333Ω 30W@70V; N/C@100V Tap: 166Ω
  • Transformer Taps:  30W, 15W, 7.5W @ 70V or 100V (plus 3.8W @ 70V only)
  • Crossover Network:  12 dB/oct (2nd order) low-pass to LF driver, 12 dB/oct (2nd order) high-pass to HF driver
  • Fuse:  Thermal Fuse, open temperature 152 degrees C, Rating >= 10A @ 250VAC
  • Drivers:
    • LF Driver: 165 mm (6.5 in)
    • HF Driver: 19 mm (3/4 in)
  • Connections:  Input +, Input -, Earth (connected to backcan). Ceramic with brass inserts (3.2 mm/0.126 in opening), accommodates 2.5 sq mm / 12 AWG wire.
  • Gland Nut/Strain Relief:  Accommodates round jacketed cables 4.0 mm (0.16 in) through 9.0 mm (0.36 in)


  • Materials:  ABS baffle with UL94-V0 and UL94-5VB flame class fire rating; Zinc-plated steel backcan
  • Dimensions:  253 mm diameter x 262 mm from back of baffle to back of gland nut (10.0 in diameter x 10.3 in in depth)
  • Ceiling Cutout Size:  Circular cutout with 223 mm (8.8 in) diameter (cardboard cutout template included)
  • Ceiling Thickness Range:  Up to 38 mm (1.5 in) with stock dog-ears. MTC-TCD thick ceiling dog-ears available for up to 60 mm (2.4 in) ceiling thicknesses
  • Safety Seismic Attachment:  One point, top surface
  • Net Weight:  3.4 kg (7.4 lbs, one speaker)
  • Shipping Weight:  11.2 kg (24.7 lbs, pair in master carton)
  • Input Connectors:  Ceramic block with brass inserts
  • Colour:  White
  • Backcan:  formed steel (included "blind-mount")
  • Plenum Usage:  Yes, backcan included

Manufacturer: JBL

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