Control 89MS

Above-Ground Landscape Subwoofer

Control 89MS
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Above-Ground Landscape Subwoofer
The JBL Control 89MS Above-Ground Landscape Subwoofer augments the low-frequency performance of the JBL Control 80 Series landscape speaker line (and other outdoor systems) to provide rich bass in lawn, garden, and entrance areas of hotels, restaurants and other hospitality and retail complexes, as well as theme parks, sports venues, resorts, entranceways, and anywhere a highly weather-resistant speaker is required.

This sleek, attractive, compact subwoofer features a down-firing, long-throw 200 mm (8-inch) driver which delivers 115 dB (peak) of clean, powerful bass down to 40 Hz. The built-in low-pass crossover features a dual-slope filter which begins with a gentle slope at the crossover frequency and transitions to a steeper slope at higher frequencies), creating a balanced subwoofer transition regardless of whether the speaker is driven from a full-range or a dedicated subwoofer amplifier channel. The premium-grade dedicated-subwoofer-band multi-tap transformer (and tap selector with 8Ω bypass) allows the Control 89MS to be used in 70V and 100V distributed systems or driven directly at low impedance, for maximum versatility.

The Control 89MS is IP56-rated to withstand the elements, with a tough polyethylene enclosure and a fully-sealed center wiring chamber. The enclosure color extends throughout the cabinet, maintaining color even when scraped or scratched. All external hardware is stainless steel, and the powder-coated stainless steel grille resists rusting.


  • 200 mm (8-inch) long-throw driver with polypropylene cone, long excursion TPV surround, and large-diameter 50 mm (2-inch) voice coil on glass fiber former
  • 150W Pink Noise Power Handling (300W program) in direct 8Ω setting, plus built-in 80W subwoofer-band 70V/100V multi-tap transformer
  • Tough polyethylene enclosure resists abuse from lawn care equipment and the elements
  • IP56-rated to withstand the elements, with a tough polyethylene enclosure and a fully-sealed center wiring chamber
  • Frequency range: 40 Hz–150 Hz


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file type icon Control 89MS Spec Sheet
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file type icon Control Contractor Brochure (2023)
en version B, updated: Jun 2023
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CAD Drawings
file type icon Control 89MS 2D and 3D Drawings
en updated: Jul 2023
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Install Guides
file type icon Control 80 Series Landscape Speakers Install Guide
version B, updated: Jul 2022
  8.95 MB Jul 2022

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Frequency Range (-10dB) 40 Hz – 150 Hz
Frequency Response (+/-3 dB) 53 Hz – 110 Hz
Power Rating 300 W: Continuous Program (2 hrs)
150 W: (600 W Peak), Continuous Pink Noise (2 hrs)
100 W: (400 W Peak), Continuous Pink Noise (100 hrs)
Sensitivity 87 dB (ave. 60 Hz – 105 Hz)
Maximum SPL 115 dB peak (109 dB continuous, 2 hr) @ 1m
Coverage Pattern Omnidirectional
Directivity Factor (Q) 2.0 (with half-space, 2π, on-ground loading)
Directivity Index (DI) 3.0
Nominal Impedance 8 Ω (at 8Ω tap)
Transformer Taps 70V: 80 W, 40 W, 20 W, 10 W
100V: 80 W, 40 W, 20 W
Drivers 200 mm (8-inch) driver, polypropylene injection cone, long-excursion corrosionresistant TPV (thermoplastic vulcanizate) surround, and 50 mm (2-inch) voice coil on 80% glass fiber + polyamide coil former
Terminals Bare wire with dielectric-gel-filled wire nuts (internal to top speaker section)
Enclosure Material LDPE Polyethylene plastic, 6 mm minimum wall thickness, UL94V-HB rated,color throughout
Color Hunter Green RAL 6018
Dimensions 524 x 355 x 355 mm (20.7 x 14.0 x 14.0 inches)
Included Accessories (2) wire nuts, (2) gland nuts, (1) security screwdriver



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