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Wayne Grassfield

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help with JBL CONTROL 29AV setup?
« on: January 08, 2015, 04:45:28 pm »

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Mike Caldwell

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Re: help with JBL CONTROL 29AV setup?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2015, 05:59:07 pm »

I plan to install 4 JBL control 29 outdoors for a small skating rink for a buddy

I would like to know since they are each 8 ohms

IF I can safely wire them in parallel to get 4 ohms?

2 speakers per channel left
2 spkrs per channel right

into an amplifier?

also would canare 4s8  16 gauge wiring be overkill for this application?

Also can someone make a recommendation on an amplifier that will do the job nicely
but not break the bank?

My first thought was to wire up some 70v horns but my friend want the music to  sound decent?
even though the speakers are expensive they are supposedly decent for the money?

any help would certainly be appreciated........thanks!

Unless your going crazy long runs the 16 ga wire is fine.
Two per channel wired parallel for a 4 ohm load is fine.
What is your music input source going to be only music playback or will there be a mic for announcements as well?

As for an amp look at the Crown XLS 1000 or maybe the XLS 1500. If your going to just play music from an I-Pod you could connect it directly to the amp inputs via the RCA jacks.
The XLS has few programmable DSP features, you would want to put it in the high pass filter mode set around 70 hz and make sure the clip limiters are turned on.
Depending on who is operating the system and music content the high pass filter mode will help keep the kids from launching the cones through the grill.

Make sure you mount them with a good downward angle tilt to help protect the from grill from direct rain blast.
Personally I never considered the Control series speakers to be weather proofed but more of a weather resistant speaker.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2015, 07:45:37 pm by Mike Caldwell »

Ivan Beaver

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Re: help with JBL CONTROL 29AV setup?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2015, 06:45:46 pm »

Back when I was in contracting-we installed quite a few of the control 29s.

As far as I know we never had a failure and they sounded decent for the money (hence the reason we installed them).

If it didn't work we would not have used it.

We did install a few in "overhangs" outside.  So not directly in the weather.  They worked fine.
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Re: help with JBL CONTROL 29AV setup?
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