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JBL Control 2.4G On Air Wireless Speaker System (Pair) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by JBL
71 customer reviews

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  • Wireless system lets you add speakers without running wires
  • 2.4GHz ensures high performance sound up to 70 feet
  • Ultra-compact monitors
  • Magnetic shielding for video applications
  • Wall brackets included for speaker and transmitter
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Product Specifications

Brand NameJBL
Output Wattage30
Color NameBlack

Product Description

Product Description

On Air Control® 2.4GHz Wireless Speaker System

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Add a pair of speakers in the bedroom, in the kitchen, in the garage or on the patio. JBL On Air Control 2.4G wireless speaker system combines high-performance sound quality with wireless-installation convenience. The unit includes a pair of wall-mountable loudspeakers that incorporate a wireless transceiver and amplifier, a transmitter/receiver module, and a remote control. This system is ideal for a host of wireless-speaker applications, including use as the surround channels in a multichannel home theater, as a second-room music system, and as a high-quality wireless speaker system for computers and digital music players. The On Air Control 2.4G utilizes the 2.4GHz frequency range for interference-free transmission, and the transmitter/receiver module can be used with up to two pairs of JBL On Air speakers. The active speaker system includes a mini-jack input for connection to a second local audio source and a subwoofer output that enables the speakers to be used as part of a 2.1-channel satellite/subwoofer audio system. The 100mm polylaminate woofer produces rich, deep bass response, while the 12mm titanium-laminate tweeter delivers sparkling, clear high frequencies throughout the listening room. Easy-to-use wall brackets are included.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 6.1 x 9 inches ; 14 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B000O7MR5A
  • Item model number: Control 2.4G
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,868 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 9, 2007

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Customer Reviews

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363 of 374 people found the following review helpful By David Stein on November 11, 2007
Here's the good news: The sound quality is nice. The frequency response seems very detailed, and these diminutive speakers pack more bass than looks would suggest. No complaints about the sound quality.

Here's the bad news: These speakers have MANY very serious flaws that make them unusable.

1) The speakers have a timeout mechanism - they go into a standby mode if the sound stops transmitting. That's fine, but the standby mode mechanism is very overeager: the speakers often enter standby if the music volume stops, or even if the volume just gets a little too quiet, for a short period of time - even as little as 5 seconds. So the speakers can go into standby even during a quiet section of otherwise loud music, and the wakeup process is not trivial: it may take 10 seconds or more to reacquire the signal once the music kicks in again. Worse, this quirk is hard-coded and not adjustable; you can't disable or adjust the standby mechanism.

In short, these $200+ speakers have a tendency to cut out the music for 25 seconds or more when it dips too low. That is a fatal flaw. And it's not the only one:

2) These speakers will SHUT DOWN your Wi-Fi network. I have a very recent 802.11g router (a Motorola SBG900), and when there's music streaming to the speakers, my bandwidth drops from a steady 200kbps to about 5kbps. Seriously. If I unplug the transmitters (which are 10' away from both the router and the receiving computer), my bandwidth comes to life; if I plug 'em in again, my bandwidth vanishes immediately. It's terrible.

3) JBL made some very strange choices with regard to the cabling.
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58 of 67 people found the following review helpful By B. J. Stephen on October 11, 2007
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These speakers are on the top of the 'not bad' scale. Considering the convience of the wireless system the downsides may easily be overlooked. Sound quality: Very Good. Wireless signal: Fair. If you have thick walls in your house - or want to use them outside without a clear view of the transmitter - you will be dissapointed. I have found that the speakers work much better with a clear view of the transmitter and must be no more than 5 meters away (for the old folks still using the english system about 15 ft). Overall I'm happy with the - beats stringing wires around the house.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By P. Fahey on January 6, 2008
This product seems ideal for a surround sound system or similar "In Room" application. The quality of the sound is good, and the installation is relatively simple.
I am using it to expand my stereo system to another room. People passing between the recievers and transmitters create some interference, and the speakers occassionally drop out.
The speakers are not portable, and require a wall outlet to function.
All told, I am pleased with the product, but it has limitations.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Christina Christina on August 27, 2008
For some reason, my idiot boyfriend bought these for 228, which is way too much. The instructions say the speakers need to be 35 feet from the router. So, unless you are using them in a business location, they echo. No, I don't mean they give you a clear surround sound effect, I mean they have about a full second delay from the TV to the speakers. They are not completely "wireless" either. The speakers are wired to each other, so you still have an awkward wire across the room...plus the obvious cord to the outlet.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bob on January 27, 2010
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I worried about getting these because of the bad reviews. Many of the reviewers didn't understand what they were buying.
You get a transmitter with a power supply that plugs into the wall. You get a speaker with built-in amp that has another power supply plugged into the wall. You get a second speaker that is cabled to the first.
The transmitter gets it's signal via 2 RCA connectors or an iPhone headset type jack.
I bought these to play Pandora using my iPhone in several rooms. I added a splitter so the signal would serve a local Bose player and the remote speakers. It all works just fine; I'm buying a second pair.
If you expect some light little battery powered thing you can stick anywhere, this isn't it. If anything, it's overbuilt and designed for component audio type people which is fine for me.
Downsides: 1. heavy, bulky in-line power supplies. 2. I wish it could take more kinds of signal; I'd try them on the digital or optical audio out from my TV.
I'm amending this in July '10 because signal weakness is a bigger obstacle than I previously realized. Even getting the signal two rooms away is difficult.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Keller on March 15, 2010
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Once I got the speakers working they sounded great. However, setup, and on-going usage is a real nuisance.

First, it took a long time to figure out that there has to be a direct line of sight path between the transmitter and the active speaker.

Then there are the operational issues:
1. The transmitter, my Pioneer receiver, and active speaker seem to have to be turned on in a specific order. I can't remember what that is, but I now leave on the transmitter and speaker all the time.
2. Once music has stopped play you must mute the active speaker or it loses contact with the transmitter.
3. Once the music has stopped, you must turn off the receiver or the transmitter loses touch with the speaker.
4. The remote for the active speaker is also a very narrow direct line of sight, and its range is not very good.

While I have finally figured out how to make the setup work, and how to keep it working, I would not buy these wireless speakers another time.
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