JBL Control 42C Ultra-compact Satellite Loudspeaker


The Control 42C is an ultra-compact, in-ceiling satellite loudspeaker designed for use with the Control 40CS/T in-ceiling subwoofer. When combined with the Control 40CS/T, the Control 42C offers an extremely natural sounding and powerful subwoofer-satellite system that is perfect for applications requiring wide bandwidth and superior sonic performance with minimal visual impact.

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For full-range wide-bandwidth performance, either 2 or 4 Control 42C mid-high speakers can be driven from the Control 40CS/T subwoofer (or from a Control 50S/T surface-mount or Control 60PS/T in-ceiling subwoofer). The crossover for this subwoofer-satellite system is included in the subwoofer, and the system can be driven either low-impedance or from a 70V/100V distributed speaker line.


  • Small, Unobtrusive Size
  • High-Fidelity Sound for Subwoofer-Satellite Systems
  • Elegant industrial design fits any décor


Frequency Range 140 Hz – 20 kHz
Power Rating IEC System Long-Term Ratings (low-Z direct): 30 Watts Continuous Program Power 15 Watts Continuous Pink Noise (60W peak), 100 hr
Sensitivity (1W, 1m) 82 dB (1kHz – 16 kHz)
Drivers 60 mm (2.5 in)
Coverage Angle 160° conical
Impedance 16 ohms
Input Connectors Two removeable locking 2-pin connectors with screwdown terminals.
Optional Accessories MTC-RAIL tile rails MTC-42NC New Construction bracket MTC-42MR Mud Ring Construction Bracket
Included Accessories C-ring support backing plate, knockout strain relief, cutout template, paint shield.
Dimensions (Diameter x Depth) 127mm Diameter x 94mm Diameter Depth (5.0 in x 4.2 in)
Maximum SPL (1m) 94 dB (low-impedance,114 dB peak)
Color White
Safety Agency Suitable for use in air handling spaces per UL1480, UL2043, NFPA90 & NFPA 70. S7232/UL Listed, Signaling Speaker. Transformer UL registered per UL1876. In accordance with IEC60849/EN60849.
Backcan formed steel (included “blind-mount”)
Baffle/Rim ABS baffle with UL94-V0 flame class fire rating.
Plenum Usage Yes, backcan included