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JBL Professional By HARMAN Updates Winning Control Contractor Series at ISE 2016 with Newly Improved Control 23-1, Control 25-1 and Control 28-1

New models advance styling, performance and functionality of category-defining commercial loudspeakers

AMSTERDAM—As the industry leader that set and reset the style and performance benchmark for commercial loudspeakers for nearly three decades, JBL Professional by HARMAN today introduced the newly updated JBL Control 23-1, Control 25-1 and Control 28-1 commercial loudspeakers. This significant update to the series brings a compelling array of new features, styling and competitive pricing. The latest versions of the category-defining Control Contractor series feature a fresh and contemporary look, a flatter and wider frequency response for a more natural and full sound, greater bass extension, improved coverage for on- and off-axis sound and a higher maximum SPL. 

The JBL Control Contractor models combine 70V/100V (“T”) and low-impedance (“non-T”) versions for greater job-site and inventory flexibility. Contractors and dealers will also appreciate the retention of the pioneering InvisiBall™ brackets as standard and the addition of U-brackets as an optional add-on. New outdoor features include an attractive redesigned grill with improved plating and finish, screw-down input terminals, and an optional WeatherMax™ aluminium grill with a toughened finish and optional MTC-PC3 watertight panel covers for wire side-exits in tight-to-wall applications.

“The best commercial loudspeaker line just got considerably better,” said Rick Kamlet, Senior Manager, Commercial Loudspeakers, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “By coupling new advances in sonic performance with improved styling and market-inspired options, we’re making the JBL Control Contractor series the most successful contractor’s go-to loudspeaker line.”

For more details, see:

Control 23-1



Control 25-1



Control 28-1




HARMAN ( designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 28,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.5 billion during the 12 months ended December 31, 2015. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.

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