CES 2015, LAS VEGAS – HARMAN, the premium global audio, infotainment and enterprise automation group (NYSE:HAR), announces that the iconic JBL Control range will be revamped in 2015 with the addition of the JBL Control X and JBL Control X Wireless Series. The JBL Control X Wireless won HARMAN an International CES 2015 Innovation Honoree Award in the Home Audio/Video Components and Accessories product category. The new products address a variety of use cases that provide high-performance component audio sound, and the JBL Control X Wireless does so without requiring additional components or wires.

“We have been looking forward to announcing the JBL Control range update because it is such an iconic line,” said Michael Mauser, president of the HARMAN Lifestyle Division. “The best of the best in loudspeakers is about to get even better with the new JBL Control X Series.”

The new JBL Control X range will initially consist of two products, the JBL Control X Wireless and the JBL Control X. The JBL Control X Wireless is a compact, yet powerful, active Bluetooth® stereo speaker pair that can be used in the home or outdoors. It is the world’s first truly wireless stereo Bluetooth® speaker pair that allows a user to add an additional wireless stereo pair without any wires or cables between each speaker. Users can opt to use a single speaker, both speakers or up to four speakers at once, depending on the location or need. These speakers are perfect for outdoor activity, no matter the location (beach, mountains, park or backyard). The JBL Control X Wireless adds improved performance and portability over the existing JBL Control 2.4G and 2.4G AW models.

Along with these enhancements, both new models feature an all-new design that echoes the recognized JBL Control form factor, but with an updated, modern look. The JBL Control X Wireless loudspeaker is available in graphite, red and white, and the JBL Control X model is available in white and black finishes.

JBL Control X Wireless Loudspeakers

  • Portable, rugged design for use indoors and outdoors
  • High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide design with 1-inch (25mm) CMMD™ Lite tweeter
  • 5.25-inch (130mm) glass fiber reinforced poly cone
  • 60W Class-D digital amplification built-in to each speaker
  • AC/DC power operation (5-hour battery life)
  • Bluetooth® and 3.5 mm audio input
  • Boundary compensation switch improves performance based on speaker location
  • No wires to connect between speakers
  • Four-play mode allows two pairs to work together to provide coverage to a wide area
  • Stereo or summed mono modes provide flexibility depending on usage and placement
  • Patented Slipstream-tuned port serves as a handle, while providing deep bass response
  • Rubberized interface with power, volume and playback controls, plus battery status LEDs

JBL Control X Loudspeakers

  • Rugged, weatherized design for use indoors and outdoors
  • High Definition Imaging (HDI) waveguide design with 1-inch (25mm) CMMD™ Lite tweeter
  • 5.25-inch (130mm) glass fiber reinforced poly cone
  • 3/8”–16 threaded insert for mounting
  • 200W peak / 50W continuous power handling
  • Patented Slipstream-tuned port delivers deep bass response
  • Gold binding post terminals for easy connection to a receiver or multi-zone amplifier


JBL Control X - 2-way 5.25" (130mm) Indoor / Outdoor Loudspeakers
JBL Control X Wireless - 2-way 5.25" (130mm) Portable Stereo Bluetooth® Loudspeakers

Pricing and Availability

For additional information on JBL Control X Wireless (MSRP $499/PR) and JBL Control X ($299/PR), or to purchase, visit www.JBL.com


HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson ® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems.  HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 16,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.6 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2014.  The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.