The Control 2P Compact Powered Reference Monitor is ideal for a broad range of applications in
broadcast, desktop audio production and commercial audio installations.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Delivering a powerful, accurate, yet affordable reference monitor for a variety of
environments, JBL Professional is introducing the Control® 2P Compact Powered Reference Monitor at
InfoComm 08. The Control 2P is a 5-inch two-way powered stereo system with accuracy and features required
for professional broadcast and desktop production applications. Mounting capability and compact format make
the Control 2P ideal for small fixed install applications and portable presentation systems.
The Control 2P is based on the platform of its legendary predecessor, the Control 1 Pro, utilizing the same
studio-quality transducers and crossover, while incorporating internal amplification and features for professional
audio production and installation. The system includes two speakers, one of which incorporates power
amplification and user controls for itself and the connected passive speaker. Snap-on pedestals are included to
optimize the listening angle for desktop production applications.
“The development of the Control 2P is JBL’s response to the demand for a compact, accurate system in
broadcast, desktop audio production and commercial install applications,” said Peter Chaikin, Director of
Marketing, Recording & Broadcast, JBL Professional. “Affordable computer-based desktop audio/video
production is driving the need for an affordable yet accurate reference monitor. Additionally, broadcasters have
an ongoing need for a compact, high-quality professional monitor that will perform reliably in fixed and mobile
systems. And systems integrators need a compact high fidelity system for use in environments such as small
conference rooms and commercial spaces.”
Desktop Audio/Video Production
The Control 2P loudspeaker can be utilized as a professional
reference monitor, adding full, accurate sound to desktop
audio/video production systems at a price comparable to that of a
pair of computer speakers. The Control 2P offers high output and
impressive low frequency for its size, providing the performance
needed when working with unprocessed music tracks and audio
signals. The Control 2P also incorporates convenient features for
professional desktop production including: a headphone jack; sidemounted
large volume control, which simultaneously controls the
left and right speakers; an internal peak limiter that protects the
system from damage caused by continuous overdriving; and an
overload protection system with an LED indicator. A highfrequency
contour control allows the user to tailor high-frequency
response to application requirements. Included snap-on pedestals
elevate the front of each Control 2P speaker to optimize the
listening angle in desktop applications.
“Affordable computer-based desktop audio/video production is driving the need for a really affordable and
accurate reference monitor,” Chaikin said. “The production customer on a budget can now have accuracy,
fidelity and JBL quality required for professional content creation.”
With impressive output and accuracy in a compact form-factor, the Control 2P is the ideal utility monitor for the
professional broadcast environment. The Control 2P offers excellent acoustic attributes, with linear frequency
response and impressive low-frequency performance. Integrating the high-sensitivity Control 2P transducers
and a 35 watt-per-channel amplifier, the system boasts remarkable peak output.
Meeting the needs of broadcasters, the Control 2P includes magnetically shielded transducers for use near
magnetically sensitive equipment, and balanced XLR inputs that allow connection to professional recording and
broadcast equipment. Integrated mounting capability and an optional mounting kit allow the system to be wall
mounted in broadcast facilities.
“The Control 2P provides broadcasters with a more affordable, higher-performance system than previously
available, making it ideal for use in control rooms and mobile systems,” Chaikin added.
Small conference rooms and portable presentation systems can now benefit from high output and JBL fidelity at
an unprecedented price point. The light weight and portability of the system allows the Control 2P to be easily
transported in a shoulder bag, along with a portable projector and laptop. The Control 2P features unbalanced
RCA inputs for connection to consumer-level devices including projector outputs, CD players, computers and
personal music playback systems. For fixed installation applications, the Control 2P is wall-mount capable with
an optional mounting kit.
“Thanks to its versatility and high performance, the Control 2P is ideal for video and audio playback systems
and portable presentation configurations,” Chaikin said. “Combine this with the product’s affordability, and the
Control 2P is a no-brainer for a broad range of applications.”
The Control 2P system includes one powered “master” speaker, one passive extension speaker, and power
supply, for $249.00 MSRP. The Control 2P powered Master speaker is also available separately with a power
supply for $189.00 MSRP. The optional MTC-2P Mounting Kit contains two wall-mount brackets and a power
supply holster, for $25.00 MSRP.
is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com
Harman International designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products
for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, and maintains a strong presence in the Americas,
Europe and Asia, employing more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands
includes AKG®, Audioaccess®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®,
Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International’s stock is traded on
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