JBL 16" x 2" Compact Line Array Column Loudspeaker, Black (CBT 50LA-1)

Item # JBLCBT50LA1 (Part # CBT 50LA-1)
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Item Description:
  • Constant Beamwidth Technology provides constant directivity to the highest frequencies
  • Switchable voicing provides flat response in music mode or mid-range presence peak in speech mode
  • Dynamic SonicGuard overload protection
  • Constant Beamwidth Technology™ Line Array Column Loudspeaker with Eight 50 mm (2 in) Drivers. With improved mounting bracket for enhanced aiming flexibility.

    The CBT 50LA-1, with Constant Beamwidth Technology™, represents a breakthrough in pattern control, utilizing analog delay beam-forming and amplitude tapering to accomplish consistent vertical coverage without the narrow vertical beaming and out-of-coverage lobing that are typical of straight form-factor passive column speakers.

    Product Highlights:

    Patent-pending Constant Beamwidth Technology™ provides constant directivity up to the highest frequencies and reduces out-of-coverage lobing.

    Switchable voicing provides flat response in music mode or mid-range presence peak in speech mode.

    Dynamic SonicGuard™ overload protection

    Built-in 70V/100V transformer, plus 8 ohm direct capability.

    Swivel (pan) / tilt wall bracket included

    Product Features: 

    Slim, Compact Design

    Fits well into virtually any architectural decor. The combination of superb sound quality, excellent pattern control, and compact (53 cm [20.8 in] tall by 10 cm [3.9 in] wide) design makes CBT 50LA-1 ideal for a wide variety of applications, such as retail stores, concourses, transit spaces, fill applications, conference rooms, architectural spaces, audio for video, lecture halls, and other applications where such a combination is desired.

    Superb Audio

    The voicing can be set to match the application through the Music/Speech switch, conveniently located on the side of the cabinet. The Music setting provides flat frequency response, while the Speech setting produces a mid-range presence boost to provide clear, intelligible speech even at the longest throw distances.

    High Quality Drivers

    The drivers feature dual neodymium magnets for light weight. Copper-capped pole pieces lower both the driver inductance and the flux modulation. This increases highfrequency extension and reduces distortion at high drive levels. Butyl rubber surrounds provide long life even in high humidity environments. The drivers are shielded.

    Dynamic SonicGuard™ 

    Minimizes distortion at high drive levels by limiting low frequency excursion dynamically. This maximizes clarity at high drive levels while protecting the drivers from damage due to overpowering.

    Versatile Mounting Options

    A swivel (pan) / tilt wall-mount bracket is included and ten M6 inserts on the back panel fit the spacing of common mounting brackets, or can be utilized to suspend the speaker using M6 forged shoulder steel eyebolts, providing versatility of installation.

    Weather-Treated For Indoor/Outdoor Use

    CBT 50LA-1 can be installed either indoors or outdoors. The drivers are weathertreated, the fiberglass reinforced ABS cabinet with UV resistant paint is excellent for outdoor applications, external screws are stainless steel, and the painted aluminum grille resists rusting in the harshest conditions.

    Product Specifications:


    Components - Eight 50 mm (2 in) Full-Range

    Frequency Range (-10 dB) - 80 Hz – 20 kHz

    Coverage Pattern (Vertical) - 20° (1.5 kHz - 16 kHz, ±10°)

    Coverage Pattern (Horizontal) - 150° (ave, 1 kHz – 4 kHz, ±20°)

    Sensitivity (2.83V@ 1m) - 93 dB (speech mode, 2 kHz - 14 kHz)

    89 dB (music mode, 300 Hz - 18 kHz)

    Nominal Impedance - 8 ohms

    Power Capacity - 150W (600W peak), 2 hrs

    8 ohm setting - 100 W (400W peak), 100 hrs

    Max SPL (Speech mode) - 115 dB cont ave (121 peak)

    Max SPL (Music mode) - 111 dB cont ave (117 peak)

    70V/100V Transformer Taps - 60W, 30W, 15W, (7.5W at 70V only), and 8 thru, via switch

    Enclosure - Fiberglass reinforced ABS cabinet, painted aluminum grille

    Outdoor Capability - IP-55 rated, per IEC529, when installed with optional MTC-PC2 panel cover. UV, moisture and 200-hr ASTM G85 acid-air/salt-spray resistant.

    Color - Black

    Insert Points - Ten M6 swivel (pan)/tilt insert points on back panel.

    Mounting - Included swivel (pan) / tilt wall bracket provides continuously variable +/-80 degree left-right swivel aiming, continuously adjustable ±15 degree tilt, as well as 5 degree fixed increment points within the range. Ten threaded mounting points located on back panel conform to industry standard rectangular 108 x 51 mm (4.25 x 2.0 in) pattern for OmniMount® 30.0 and other compatible third-party brackets. Threaded mounting points can be utilized for suspension.

    Dimensions (H x W x D) - 528 x 99 x 153 mm (20.8 x 3.9 x 6.0 in)

    Net Weight - 4.1 kg (9.0 lb)

    Included Accessories - Swivel (pan) / tilt wall bracket

    JBL 16" x 2" Compact Column Loudspeaker, White
    Swivel (pan) / tilt wall bracket
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