MGS85
15” Full-Range Speaker


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15” Full-Range Speaker
JBL MGS85 15” full-range speaker is specially tuned for entertainment venues like bars, clubs and live sound amplification for music restaurants and theatres and can be used with MG Series Line Array Speaker System.

MGS85 uses a 1.5” patented D2 dual diaphragm dual voice-coil compression driver to deliver smooth and extended high frequency with ultra-low distortion whether listening at very high or subtle levels. The 15” LF driver of MGS85 combines a ribbon-wire voice coil of high efficiency and light weight, a paper cone custom-made under the most stringent industry standard and a magnetic circuit optimized through FEA simulations, hence, is able to reproduce a wider range of frequency with a flatter frequency response curve and a lower distortion rate.

The newly-designed crossover network further enhances the acoustic performance of MGS85 and guarantees a seamless transition between the LF and HF drivers so as to bring a clear, articulate and high fidelity musical reproduction. The 80° × 80° horn ensures a constant directivity and smooth on- and off-axis response whether the speaker is installed vertically or horizontally. JBL SonicGugardTM and VGCTM (Vented Gap CoolingTM) technologies are employed to protect the HF and LF drivers, leaving users out of worry of overload from long service hours.

MGS85 builds up its enclosure using the durable birch plywood and designs its size and bracing through meticulous calculation and simulation, in order to eliminate cabinet resonance and improve its low frequency response.

MGS85 can be switched to Passive or Bi-Amp mode to meet different tuning requirements or application scenarios. The NL4 Neutrik Speakon® connectors allow loop-thru connection of multiple speakers and system extension can be accomplished with minimum effort.

To bring utmost its usability, MGS85 is designed with an angled enclosure, multiple M10 suspension points, a 35 mm Omni pole socket and two integrated handles for best convenience in the stage of transportation and set-up.

FEATURES
  • 1.5” D2 dual diaphragm dual voice-coil compression driver delivers smooth and extended high frequency with ultra-low distortion
  • 15” LF driver combines a ribbon-wire voice coil, a custom-made paper cone and a FEA optimized magnetic circuit to reproduce a wider frequency range with a smoother frequency response and lower distortion
  • JBL SonicGuard™ technology protects the HF driver from overload
  • VGC (Vented Gap Cooling) technology guarantees uncompromised low frequency performance despite long service hours
  • 80° × 80° horn ensures a constant directivity and smooth on- and off-axis response
  • Switchable Passive or Bi-Amp mode meets different application requirements
  • Rotatable JBL ENTERTAINMENT logo for both horizontal and vertical installation

APPLICATION
  • Sound reinforcement for bars, discos, clubs
  • Live sound amplification for music restaurants and theatres
  • Can be used with MG Series Line Array Speaker System

SPECIFICATIONS
Frequency Range (-10 dB) 48 Hz - 20 kHz
Frequency Response (±3 dB) 57 Hz - 19 kHz
Coverage 80° × 80°
System Power Rating
(IEC, 2 hrs)
(continuous/music/peak)
550 W/1100 W/2200 W
Maximum SPL (1m) *1 127 dB continuous average (133 dB peak)
System Sensitivity (4π) 100 dB
Nominal Impedance 8 ohms
LF Driver 1 × 15” (381 mm) woofer with 4” (101.6 mm) voice coil
HF Driver 1 × JBL D2415K 1.5” (38.1 mm) dual voice coil, dual annular diaphragm
Enclosure Trapezoidal with 20 degree side angles, 15 mm birch plywood, fitted with handles
Suspension/Mounting 19 × M10 threaded points (5@top, 4@bottom, 4@each side, 2@rear) 35 mm Omni pole-mounting socket
Finish Black DuraFlexTM finish
Grille Powder coated, 1.8 mm perforated steel with acoustically transparent black fibre cloth backing
Input Connector NL4 Neutrik Speakon® in parallel for loop-thru
Switch Selectable passive and bi-amp mode
Dimensions (H × W × D) 700 mm × 436 mm × 549 mm
27.6 inch × 17.2 inch × 21.6 inch
Net Weight 30.7 kg (67.7 lbs)

1 Calculated maximum SPL based on rated power handling.