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15" All-Weather Compact 2-Way Coaxial Loudspeaker in Gray


The JBL AWC159 is a compact, coaxial-driver, 2-way...
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The JBL AWC159 is a compact, coaxial-driver, 2-way, highly weather-resistant full-range loudspeaker system which is ideal for speech and music 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.

JBL AWC159 Features:

  • Highly weather-resistant IP56 rating
  • Consistent 90° x 90° broadband pattern control
  • Components:
    • 380 mm (15 in) woofer with Kevlar-reinforced cone and 75 mm (3 in) voice coil
    • 38 mm (1.5 in) diaphragm compression driver with patented design and high temperature polymer diaphragm
  • Extraordinary clarity for speech, with extended frequency response for music
  • Advanced high-slope crossover network for constant coverage and smooth, natural midrange
  • 500 Watt power handling (average continuous pink noise) with high sensitivity provides high SPL capability
  • High-power passive crossover network
  • 52 Hz – 20 kHz frequency response
  • 300 Watt 70V/100V multi-tap (built-in transformer) or direct 8 Ohm low-impedance

JBL AWC159 Specifications:

  • Frequency Range (-10 dB):  52 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Frequency Response (+/- 3 dB):  80 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Coverage Pattern:  90° x 90°
  • Directivity Factor:  11.1 (1 kHz – 16 kHz)
  • Directivity Index (DI):  9.7 dB (1 kHz – 16 kHz)
  • Long-Term System Power Rating (IEC):
    • 500 W (2000 W peak), 2 hrs.
    • 300 W (1200 W peak), 100 hrs
  • Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m):  98 dB (Ave. 80 Hz – 20 kHz)
  • Maximum SPL:
    • Direct 8 Ohm: 125 dB (peaks of 131 dB)
    • 300 W Tap:  123 dB (peaks of 129 dB)
  • Crossover Network:  1.5 kHz, 4th order (24 dB/oct) high-pass plus conjugate to HF, 2nd order low-pass to LF
  • Nominal Impedance:  8 Ohms
  • Transformer Taps:  
    • 70V: 300W, 150W, 75W, 38W
    • 100V: 300W, 150W, 75W
  • Low Frequency Driver:  Kevlar-reinforced cone with weather treatment, 3 in (75 mm) voice coil
  • High Frequency Driver:  2408H-2 38 mm (1.5 in) diaphragm and voice coil diameter, patented high-temperature annular polymer diaphragm, copper-clad aluminum coil, fluid-cooled.
  • Enclosure:  ABS with Glass enclosure, heavily braced
  • Attachment:  Two M10 (course-thread) points for included U-bracket. M6 secondary safety attachment point on back panel.
  • Grille:  Corrosion-resistant zinc-rich extra-thick powder coated steel grille, 3-layer assembly with foam and woven poly mesh backing.
  • Input Connection:  CE-compliant covered barrier strip terminals. Barrier terminals accept up to 8 mm outside 4 mm inside open-lug (#6 or #8) plus bare wire up to 12 AWG wire or spade lugs. Terminal compartment cover equipped with gland nut that forms water-tight seal with round-jacketed cables with outside diameters between 0.16" (4.0 mm) and 0.36" (9.0 mm)
  • Environmental:  IP56 per IEC529, with a minimum 5° downward aiming angle. Exceeds Mil Spec 810 for humidity, salt spray, temperature & UV, and ASTM G85 for salt spray (168 hrs)
  • Dimensions:
    • 19.1" x 19.1" x 18.8" (486mm x 486mm x 479mm), cabinet
    • 19.9" (507mm) depth with gland nut
    • 21.5" (546mm) including bracket extending to back
  • Color:  Gray (similar to Pantone 420C)
  • Included Accessories  U-bracket (matches loudspeaker color), zinc-rich extra thick powder coated, steel

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