The JBL AWC82 is a compact, coaxial-driver, 2-way, highly weather-resistant full-range loudspeaker system which is ideal for speech and music-fill in a wide variety of applications, including sports facilities, racetracks, stadiums, fairgrounds, rodeos, skating rinks, themed entertainment venues, cruise ships, water parks, outdoor background music/paging systems, swimming pools, and a wide variety of other outdoor or indoor venue types.
The AWC82 is comprised of a high-power co- axial 200 mm (8 in) low frequency driver and 25 mm (1 in) high frequency compression driver. The co-axial design utilizes a unique tapered pole-piece design and transitions to the cone of the low frequency driver as a large diameter pattern control horn for the high frequencies, both eliminating high-frequency beaming which is common among this category of speaker and extending pattern control to the lowest possible frequencies. The result is a coaxial speaker with wide, extremely consistent 120° coverage on a broadband basis.
Component features include a Kevlar-reinforced low frequency cone for reliability, well-damped surround for smooth frequency response, high temperature voice coil and a reduced distortion design through saturated-gap magnet geometry. The high frequency compression driver features a unique patented design, high temperature polymer diaphragm, and fluid-cooling for high output levels with low distortion.
The paintable enclosure is constructed of thick, ABS plus fiberglass and is heavily braced to maximize low-frequency performance. The corrosion-resistant zinc-rich extra-thick powder coated steel grille is backed with open cell foam and high thread-count mesh, providing excellent protection in the harshest environments. The system is rated IP-56, per IEC529 when installed at minimum 5° down-tilt.
The system is equipped with a 200W 70V/100V multi-tap transformer. Connection is made via outdoor-rated terminals in a recessed terminal cup. A protective terminal compartment cover is included, along with gland nut, which forms a water-tight seal with round-jacketed cable having outside diameter between 4 mm (0.16 in) and 9 mm (0.36 in).
A heavy-duty weather-capable zinc-rich, thick powder coated U-type mounting bracket is included.