Powerful and perfect for both indoor and outdoor use, the JBL® Control XStream is the world’s first wireless loudspeaker pair with Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect and Bluetooth® capabilities. With Chromecast built-in, you can instantly stream music from your favorite music app, radio, or podcast from services like Google Play Music, Spotify, Pandora to your speaker using your smart device or voice command, while working with the Google Assistant. To amplify your party, speakers with Chromecast built-in can be grouped together to enjoy the same song in every room. Moreover, powered by Spotify Connect, you can experience effortless control of your music with just pressing “PLAY” button on the speaker to play your favorite playlist instantly.

Product Specifications

General Specifications

Low-frequency transducer 5.25" (133mm) woofer
High-frequency transducer 1" (25mm) tweeter
Rated power 30W per channel RMS
Frequency response 70Hz–20kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio 80dBA
Input connections Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, Aux-in
Product Dimensions (W x D x H) 253.5mm x 178mm x 145.5mm per speaker
Weight 2.65kg (Primary speaker)
Packaging Dimensions (W x D x H) 430mm x 230mm x 300mm
Gross weight 6.7kg
Power supply 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 60 Watts
Power consumption in sleep mode <2.0W (for primary speaker), <0.5W (for secondary speaker)
Bluetooth® version 4.2
Bluetooth® transmitter frequency range 2402−2480MHz
Bluetooth® transmitter power <4dBm
Bluetooth® transmitter modulation GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
5G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range 5.150~5.350GHz,5.470~5.725GHz, 5.725~5.825GHz
5G Wi-Fi transmitter power <20dBm (EIRP)
5G Wi-Fi modulation OFDM, BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM
5G Wi-Fi network compatibility IEEE 802.11 n/ac
2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range 2412–2472MHz(2.4GHz ISM Band, USA 11 Channels, Europe and others 13 Channels)
2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter power <20dBm (EIRP)
2.4G Wi-Fi modulation OFDM, DSSS, DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, 16QAM, 64QAM
2.4G Wi-Fi network compatibility IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac
Power consumption in sleep mode 2.0 Watts/hour
Note - The JBL Control XStream is intended to be used for streaming music via Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi technology. This product is designed to be instantly on and ready to play music at a moment’s notice. The JBL Control Xstream is in compliance with the European Union energy legislation. It will enter into sleep mode (networked standby) after 10 minutes without operation, after which it can be re-activated via Bluetooth® or Wi-Fi.
Please consult the documents for in-depth specs

Documents & Downloads

What’s in the Box

  • 1 x JBL Control XStream
  • 2 x Regional power cord(s)
  • 1 x Quick-start guide
  • 1 x Safety & Warranty sheet

FAQs & How-Tos

Does my Control X wireless use Bluetooth connection between speakers?
No, the connection between our Control XT wireless speakers are established through Wi-Fi connection, running on 2.4 GHz network. The only time you will use Bluetooth, is when you connect to the primary speaker and start streaming music.
Can I connect my Control Xstream speakers to 5GHz Wi-Fi?
Yes, Control Xstream uses both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHZ wi-fi networks.
When trying to set up my speaker with the Google Home app, I get a message that says “Device needs to be activated before setup”. How do I proceed?
If you see this message, you must download the Device Utility app from the Google Play Store. Follow the instructions in the app to activate your speaker, and then return to the Google Home app to complete the setup.
Can I get wallmounts for Control Xstream
Please note that although the Control Xstream does have a threaded insert for brackets, JBL offers no brackets. Custom made wallmounts should be used.
Is there a Wi-Fi signal indicator on JBL Control Xstream?
There is a Wi-Fi indicator on the back of the main speaker, and when it turns amber, it indicates that the Wi-Fi signal is weak. Try to move the speaker closer to your Wi-Fi router, and when the signal indicator turns White again, then it has a steady connection.
I cannot get my Control X Wireless speaker to enter Bluetooth mode, or use analog input.
Look at the back of the primary speaker, which is the one with pause/play and volume controls. You will see a switch called "mode". This switch can be in either S or P position. S stands for Secondary, P stands for Primary. Switch to Primary, and your speaker will now open Bluetooth and will accept analog signals. (The Secondary position is used for systems where four speakers are in use, since only one speaker can act as primary speaker.)
Can i connect more than one Bluetooth device to my Control X wireless?
No, you can only have one activate device connected to the speaker. Please un-pair your current Bluetooth device, then connect with another device if needed.
Can I use Bluetooth with my Control Xstream
Yes, that’s the best part about this speaker, there are so many options. Besides streaming over Wi-Fi, the JBL Control Xstream also offers a Bluetooth connection and an AUX input
I have connected my speaker using the Device Utility app, but the Google Home app cannot find the speaker. What should I do?
Close and restart the Google Home app, or restart your phone. Start the Google Home app again, and the speaker should now appear.
Will Control Xstream switch off when they are not used (standby)
This speaker will go to standby mode after 10 minutes inactivity. It turn on when you start playing to it again.
When using the Device Utility app to set up my speaker, my Wi-Fi network is not appearing in the list. How can I connect to my Wi-Fi network?
If the network does not appear, you can manually type in the network name (SSID) and password to connect.
Can Control Xstream withstand all weather.
Control Xstream is splash proof (IPX3). Which means that they can be used outside, but they should not be exposed to direct precipitation.
Does Control Xstream have Spotify Connect?
Yes, Control Xstream supports Spotify Connect, which can be used from the Spotify app if you have a premium account.
I have interference between my Control X Wireless, how come?
Our Control X Wireless speakers use Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz network to connect them. If there are any obstacles or people blocking the connection, it can cause interference. We suggest positioning the speakers on a high-level surface or shelf, to avoid any interference.
My speakers react differently, when using either battery or AC power.
Our Control X Wireless speaker has two different patterns for switching on, when using either battery or AC power. When using battery, turning on one speaker in either stereo mode or association mode (4 speakers connected), all will turn on simultaneously, no matter which is primary or secondary. When connected to AC power, switch on the primary speaker in stereo or associated mode, and the secondary speakers will follow. If you have associated speakers stereo or 4 speakers connected, then you have to press primary speaker's power button for more than 2 seconds, then the primary will send signal to secondaries, and they will wake up. It takes approx. 30-60 seconds before all are switched on. If your press it too short (less than 2 seconds), the primary speaker will not "pair" the secondary speakers together. Switch off the primary and start over again.
Can I stream Google Chromecast via my PC to Control Xstream?
Yes, Control Xstream is a Chromecast device that allows you to cast music content via your Chrome browser. However, the JBL Control Xstream is not made for video purposes, because there will be delay between sound and image.

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