Harman’s JBL Professional has introduced MTC-14WG and MTC-16WG high-humidity grilles for its Control 10 Series ceiling loudspeakers. The new grilles fit JBL Control 12C/T, Control 14C/T, and Control 16C/T models, as well as Control 26C and 26CT.
Made of an aluminum alloy material that does not rust and finished in a durable powder-coat, the grilles can extend the longevity of ceiling speakers when installed in humid environments.
The MTC-14WG and MTC-16WG address the weakest link when using ceiling loudspeakers in high-humidity applications: a steel grille that can rust. They extend loudspeaker longevity because their aluminum alloy material does not rust and the durable powder-coated finish prevents pitting that could otherwise occur with raw unfinished aluminum. The finish also provides a nice look that matches with the loudspeaker.
“JBL has offered weather grilles for many of our surface-mount speakers and these MTC-WG grilles are the first such products for our ceiling speakers,” said Rick Kamlet, senior manager, Commercial Sound, JBL Professional. “With these new grilles, our ceiling speaker models can be used in high-humidity applications, such as outdoor patios, business entranceways and restrooms.”