JBL Control 1 (Black) Speakers Per Pair

JBL Control 1 (Black)

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Famed for their legendary upbeat sound and tough construction, the JBL Control One speakers are a true classic.

Rugged design for flexible placement

Tough and rugged cabinets make these speakers ideal for commercial and harsher environments. Unlike wooden speakers, these polypropylene moulded speakers won’t rot, crack or deteriorate, making them ideal for use in pool areas, bathrooms, kitchens, conservatories and commercial applications. Rounded edges with protective ‘bumpers’ protect both speakers and surroundings.

Powerful sound
JBL have a long history of producing punchy studio monitors and the Control 1 speakers reflect that sound tradition. Titanium-laminate tweeters matched to 100mm woofers provide a bright, forward sound that is ideal for cutting through background noise, again making these speakers ideal for commercial use in bars, cafes and shops.

Magnetic shielding
Magnetic shielding means that these speakers can safely be used at close range to magnetically vulnerable areas. If you have precious reel-to-reel, cassette, video or other taped media, these speakers can safely be placed alongside. The shielding also protects against picture distortion on older CRT TVs and display systems.

Wall-mounts included
Supplied with flexible wall-mounts, the Control Ones can be mounted high up and out of the way but also angled downwards to direct the sound. Flexible ball joints give a wide range of directionality. Safety wires, in case of mount failure, are also supplied.

A legendary speaker that’s available at a competition-busting price, thanks to your friends at Richer Sounds!

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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 14 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.
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Free UK delivery on orders over £50

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call your local store or our Telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

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Famed for their legendary upbeat sound and tough construction, the JBL Control One speakers are a true classic.

Rugged design for flexible placement

Tough and rugged cabinets make these speakers ideal for commercial and harsher environments. Unlike wooden speakers, these polypropylene moulded speakers won’t rot, crack or deteriorate, making them ideal for use in pool areas, bathrooms, kitchens, conservatories and commercial applications. Rounded edges with protective ‘bumpers’ protect both speakers and surroundings.

Powerful sound
JBL have a long history of producing punchy studio monitors and the Control 1 speakers reflect that sound tradition. Titanium-laminate tweeters matched to 100mm woofers provide a bright, forward sound that is ideal for cutting through background noise, again making these speakers ideal for commercial use in bars, cafes and shops.

Magnetic shielding
Magnetic shielding means that these speakers can safely be used at close range to magnetically vulnerable areas. If you have precious reel-to-reel, cassette, video or other taped media, these speakers can safely be placed alongside. The shielding also protects against picture distortion on older CRT TVs and display systems.

Wall-mounts included
Supplied with flexible wall-mounts, the Control Ones can be mounted high up and out of the way but also angled downwards to direct the sound. Flexible ball joints give a wide range of directionality. Safety wires, in case of mount failure, are also supplied.

A legendary speaker that’s available at a competition-busting price, thanks to your friends at Richer Sounds!
Brand JBL
Colour Black
Magnetically Shielded 1
Sensitivity (dB) 89
Impedance (ohms) 8
Power Rating (Watts) 200/50 (Peak/Continuous)
Weight (KG) 2.4
Black Yes
Freq Response (Hz) 80 - 20,000
Speaker Enclosure Type Bass Reflex
Speaker Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 155 x 139 x 228
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great full sound ! Bought these to run with my vintage turntable and amp ..fitted them on the wall on each corner and I’m very impressed with the Clear sound and bass response, they look great too ,so ....go get some !
Date published: 2020-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JBL Speakers I have dealt with Richer Sounds for over 30 years and have always found the staff to be knowledgeable and helpful and give honest answers to any questions I have asked. I had never heard of JBL until I found them on the web page and bought them on their recommendation and as more than happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2020-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic design, still a strong choice I think I first came across these in my youth as nearfield/desk monitors at a community radio station. They have evolved somewhat since and still can shame a lot of more expensive options. The included wall mounts are also a definite plus in a world where some manufacturers ask silly money for mounts or stands, making small speakers a more expensive proposition than the headline price suggests! With a fairly rapid roll off around 80Hz, above the 60-40Hz range that can over excite many typically sized British rooms these are very unfussy about placement, though do sound best with some reinforcement from a back wall solid enough not to boom. If possible use the supplied brackets into a masonry wall. Despite this roll off, subjectively they do not lack audible bass. They have a good punchy response and play the audible bass range well as most polypropylene mid-bass drivers do. However, with vocals especially it is obvious that this is much better engineered than many alternatives, the ‘cuppiness’ polypropylene mid bass can give voices in many designs is well controlled here. To feel bass as well as hear it, you would need a sub, however as most rooms you would use speakers of this size in would also need treatment and/or DSP to get a good in room response with a sub this is really not an issue. They also serve well as satellite speakers in a surround system, I have four of these and a receiver with pre outs into my main stereo system to give a 6.1 system in addition to the pair I am using as a stereo pair in one of many second systems! They work very well in this application and with relatively little DSP trickery integrate plenty well enough for surround duty with much higher end kit.
Date published: 2020-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ace little speakers I wasn't expecting too much from these, but they give out a really top quality sound. My wife's got her eyes on them to use as handy monitors for when she's playing her sets at parties. There's an endorsement.
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought for use with a Brennan JB7 Used in a room of approximately 36 cubic metres with an open staircase at one end and utilising the integral amp. of the JB7 these speakers are extremely good when reproducing jazz and most classical music. Mozart piano sonatas are clear, vocal music well defined; I have not yet sampled Wagner, but I believe if they can handle big band jazz adequately they should be up to the mark. For cost and size an excellent choice.
Date published: 2020-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product would recommend this speaker I was after a set of speakers to use with my home out cinema setup. I had a friend recommended these JBL Control 1 speakers. They offer a superior quality and I great definition sound across the whole range. The delivery was fast from Richer Sounds with no hassles at all. I’m going to be needed another pair soon and I will be getting from Richer Sounds
Date published: 2020-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound from small and inexpensive speakers Bought to replace speakers that came with a micro hifi, stunning transformation for not a lot of money.
Date published: 2020-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Power at value I purchased these speakers directly from one of the marketing emails that I receive from Richersounds, and I’m glad I did. The small but weighty speaker for their size are fantastic. Really crisp in the mid to high range and good bass for the size of speaker. Personally I do like some deep bass sounds but I’m not complaining at the performance of these beauties. Good looks and great performance.
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JBL control 1 Classic speakers at a unbeatable price, highly recommended
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Richer online The online shopping experience was simple to use, checkout was quick, delivery arrived when expected and product received in great condition. Will use online again
Date published: 2020-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute bargain! Bought this well established model because I needed some mini monitors. Just to show that quality design is difficult to better. Perfect for my requirements.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing depth of sound I was hoping to replace my 25 year old budget floor standing speakers with these, thinking that technology would have come far enough that these would be every bit as good as those. I wired them up so that I could compare them side by side with the same amp. The results were disappointing. By comparison they sound tinny and contained.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Service, Excellent Price. Purchased a pair of JBL Control speakers, got a really good deal on these and took the free delivery option. I was even more delighted when my speakers arrived the next morning. Speakers now installed as rears in my surround system and the inclusion of wall mounting brackets made the whole install go smoothly and are of surprisingly good quality. I have purchased TV and amps from Richer Sounds in the past and always can recommend their fantastic service.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceptional performance for the size and price This my second pair of JBL Control 1's - at the "special offer" price it was hard to say no but even at full price these offer exceptional value and outstanding performance for their size. Once again the usual "Five star" treatment from Richer Sounds - whats not to like!
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound and well made I really thought these would be tinny plastic sounding speakers. Couldn’t be further from the truth ! Solid construction from good materials (quite heavy as a result for the size). Sound is phenomenal - middle range especially. Bass is way better than I would have expected for such a small unit. Used in my office / man cave and linked to an echo dot and my 30yr old marantz amp. Sub £50 from richer sounds - bargain of the year so far.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small speakers, Big sound. I bought these speakers to use as rear surround speakers with my home theatre set up. i had previously been using some old Kef egg satellite speakers and wanted to try something else but not too expensive, after reading a few online reviews on the JBL control ones, I decided to give them a try. the price from Richer sounds was too good to miss. Being honest though I wasn't over confident of them being better than the Kef. How wrong I was, The JBL's are excellent for what I needed them for. the volume, and clarity of sound coming from these small speakers was far better than my old Kef. In Short I can definitely recommend these speakers for a small room budget home theatre setup Also can't recommend Richer Sounds Sheffield highly enough, always a great buying experience.
Date published: 2020-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little monitors I use these as monitors for DJ'ing or for listening at relatively low levels in other rooms as they're small and easy enough to move around. Sound great for their size, and amazing for the money! Never going to shake the room but at low levels or in small rooms still very capable with a decent amp
Date published: 2020-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clear and detailed This is my 2nd pair of control 1s. As a guitarist recording at home on logic, they provide the enough detail to be confident about adding parts to friends music without spending crazy money on expensive studio monitors like Genelecs. They remind me of ns10s without the harshness. No over extended bottom end so you can hear bass guitar clearly. Mine double as computer monitors for watching Netflix etc... they do a great job here too. Without the over dramatic frequencies of home entertainment systems. Control1s are pretty tough too... I’ve used a pair for low level live performance in the past and they perform admirably in piano bar type situations.
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a Lot You Get Ordered yesterday at 3.45 and delivered before 9 this morning. they are an addition to my setup I brought from Richer Sounds Romford just over 3 years ago. They are being used to supplement my Mission MX3i speakers and have set them up next to the patio doors to the garden so its easier to listen whilst out there. Once again, Richer Sounds provided me with all the information I needed and I thank them for this. They cannot be beaten for customer service.
Date published: 2020-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing for size I bought these because of theire size and included wall mountings and I needed something I bought these because I wanted something discrete to go in my "garden office" and work with my Denon amplifier and Sony subwoofer. But what I got surprised me with the sharpness, precision and massive volume. In fact their bass range is so good I am thinking of getting rid of the subwoofer which takes up a lot of space. Excelent product.
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sounds great I am pleased with the soundof the speakers I am running them on a sony amp i also bought from richter sounds before lock down
Date published: 2020-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid construction, great sound and price! I bought a paid of JBL Control 1 speakers from Richer Sounds, and they are perfect for my outside bar area. Solid plastic case (so no problems outside under cover), with rubber bumpers all round, attached to the walls on the mounts provided in the box. Couldn’t be better. Deep, tight sound. Worth every penny.
Date published: 2020-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best prices in town Excellent speakers as expected. Cheapest price by far. Super fast delivery . remarkable considering the covid situation on the moment.i would highly recommend richer sounds
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound from a small box. I wasn’t expecting such good sound from a small speaker. These JBL Control 1s exceeded my expectations with their sound. They produce a balanced natural room filling sound. Their small size means they can be put anywhere and they come with wall mounts. Overall a great sounding small speaker.
Date published: 2020-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from quality speakers these JBL control one speakers have good quality sound and are a very solid construction neat appearance and size. for the price very good deal
Date published: 2020-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good sound nice looking compact speakers Bought a few weeks ago really happy with purchase you can't go wrong for the price plus added bonus of wall mounts which are easy to fit and have not moved a mm since they have been up on wall. Great service from richer sounds ordered online and received purchase within a couple of days
Date published: 2020-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super clear balanced sound Had these for a week now and am using them in my 16 × 8 ft workshop with a 50 watt Arcam amp I've had for ages. Just love the natural sound.
Date published: 2020-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Richer sounds 01 Bought jbl control 1, brilliant service and product from start to finish, will done keep the good work up.
Date published: 2020-06-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid little speakers - good value for money. I bought these as a pair of bookshelf speakers to go with a Brennan B2 box. The speakers are a bit plastic in build, but the sound quality is just fine for the purpose that I had for them, and you can't fault the price.
Date published: 2020-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb JBL speaker I’m so happy with these speakers, they have really clear sound and really look the part hanging in my garden bar.
Date published: 2020-06-05
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JBL Control 1 (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 368.
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