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  • To ensure smooth, reliable and safe operation, make sure the resistance of your speaker, measured in ohms, is above the minimum quoted by your amplifier.
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To ensure smooth, reliable and safe operation, make sure the resistance of your speaker, measured in ohms, is above the minimum quoted by your amplifier.

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RRP £79.95 SAVE £30

NOW £49

1 per customer/household

Full parts and labour cover
If your unit goes wrong we'll fix it. No quibbles and no fuss. (Excludes projector bulbs)

Like for like machine replacement if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change so, while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications.
LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED!We'll beat any genuine advertised price,
even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply.

This classic mini monitor speaker from JBL has become a legend within its own lifetime!

Fully shielded and complete with wall brackets

The tough casing houses a half inch, titanium-laminate, dome tweeter and long throw bass woofer. To further enhance bass efficiency there's a front mounted port and carefully tuned crossover. With fully shielded drive units, the Control 1 is also ideal for use as a home cinema speaker. Adding to their flexibility, the JBL Control One's also come with dedicated wall brackets.

Factor in our competition-beating price and it's clear that this is one mini monitor super deal that's just too good to pass by!

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Connection Features
Are they bi-wirable? Separate earthing for bass and treble - when used with bi-wirable cable gives a more precise sound
General Features
Magnetically Shielded
Are they magnetically shielded? Allows speaker to be placed near a CRT TV/Monitor or sensitive magnetically stored data without the risk of damage.
Sensitivity (dB)
The higher the figure the easier it is to drive - meaning that a less powerful amp may be used
Impedance (ohms)
Resistance. A standard figure is 8 ohm. Figure halves when doubling the number of speakers
Power Rating (Watts)
Maximum power output long term/short term (RMS)
Size of speaker cabinet excluding any feet or binding posts (H x W x D) mm.
228 x 155 x 139
Weight of each speaker in KG.
Does this speaker come in a black finish?
Does this speaker come in a wood or wood style finish?
Other Colours
Does the speaker have another coloured finish?
Freq Response (Hz)
The lower the first figure the deeper the bass should be
80 - 20,000
Speaker Enclosure Type
Type of speaker enclosure. Infinite baffle cabinets are sealed and so are often less fussy about placement. Usually they do require a little more power to drive, though. Bass reflex speakers are usually more efficient than infinite baffle designs but may require more care in terms of placement. Rear port designs, in particular, usually need at least 15-30cm (6 - 12 inches) between them and the wall behind, for a balanced bass response.
Bass reflex - front port
Rated 4.8 out of 5áby 78 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5áby Great small speakers Excellent small speakers, incredible value for money at ú49. Not much bass output as you would expect but great midrange and treble. Supplied with wall mounting brackets. 27 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Accurate speakers We are becoming used to ever increasing amounts of sub-bass and Control 1's are not going to deliver this but... If you want an extremely detailed and accurate sound with surprising depth for their size and huge power handling ability then you can't go wrong. I bought them at ú49 and the service from Richer Sounds was excellent. I'm using these for my PC for music and DAW work. Paired to an old Arcam Alpha 2. They sound superb. 09 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Superbly transparent I have had these on my "wish list" for months .The price from other sellers has shot up dramatically recently so when i spotted that RS were doing them @ ú49 for instore customers i finally grabbed a pair. About a year ago i got my first taste of Tripath amplifiers by way of a little Lapai from China.I have owned numerous amplifiers over the 30 or so years and like thousands before me was blown away by the sound it produced . After many months of research i eventually bought a Topping TP 10 mk 4 which is based on a 2024 chip . This produces around 6-9 watts dependant on power supply and speaker load. Despite the low ouput matched well the sound of these tiny little amplifiers is astonishingly good having detail, transparency and timing. Which is were the JBL 's come in,having high sensitivity and a superbly musical and clear midrange. For the money and size there's nothing that comes close to making music sound as good as these little speakers 08 May 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby Great value for Money I use these speakers for surround sound and at under ú50 a pair, are amazing value for money. Richer Sounds have excelled there as they are a good ú20-30 more in other places. Pretty rugged speakers with a rubberised cabinet rather then the usual veneer/chipboard construction and it comes with a wall bracket, perfect for setting up at the right height on a wall. As these are not my main speakers, I cannot really comment on its quality of sound but for surround sound, they are great. 11 April 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Perfect speaker for my needs I'm no audiophile, and needed speakers for my motorhome. These are well made and sturdy enough to survive the environment they are in. The sound quality over what was there before is an almost unbelievable improvement. I'm very pleased with these speakers, and the open box price I paid seems very good value. 31 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby A Modern Classic Do not be put off by the apparently plasticky finish of this product. This is a strong and reliable design that has stood the test of time. Take a look at the number in use at pubs,clubs and restaurants. The sound quality has a depth and power that is much greater than the physical size of the item would suggest. Ideal for a second or mini system and also for surround sound type applications - they are even supplied with their own wall brackets. Probably not quite what the true hi-if enthusiast would want as their main speakers but an excellent choice in this price bracket. If there is a down side it is that the terminals will only accept bare wires. 18 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Ideal Original Replacement Reinstating the old stereo system, I needed to replace the original oversized speakers with a smaller equivalent. These JBL fitted the bill exactly. 07 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Love these Using these as my rear surrounds and they blend in perfectly with my Kef IQ5 Fronts 19 February 2016
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Prices valid in store (all including VAT) until close of business on 31st May 2016.
(some of these web prices are cheaper than in-store, so please mention that you've seen these offers online)

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RRP = Recommended Retail Price. RRPs are based on information supplied by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine, manufacturers, Hi-Fi Choice, Home Cinema Choice, Google, Which? & Pricerunner. Further information is available on request.