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JBL Debuts Control 2P Compact Ref Monitor

Powered system is suitable for fixed and mobile installations.

Retail price is $249 for JBL Professional’s new Control 2P compact powered monitor system.

The company says it is suited to broadcast and desktop production apps.

The 5 inch two-way powered stereo system is based on the Control 1 Pro; it uses the same transducers and crossover while incorporating internal amplification and features for pro 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.

Broadcast features include magnetically shielded transducers for use near magnetically sensitive equipment, and balanced XLR inputs. Integrated mounting capability and an optional $25 mounting kit enable wall mounting. JBL says the monitor is suitable for fixed and mobile systems.

The high output and low frequency are said to be suitable for working with unprocessed music tracks and audio signals. Desktop production features include a headphone jack; side-mounted large volume control, which simultaneously controls the left and right speakers; internal peak limiter that protects the system from damage caused by continuous overdriving; and an overload protection system with an LED indicator.

“Affordable computer-based desktop audio/video production is driving the need for an affordable yet accurate reference monitor,” said Peter Chaikin, director of marketing, recording and broadcast for the company. “Additionally, broadcasters have a need for a compact, high-quality professional monitor that will perform reliably in fixed and mobile systems.”