Two-Way Full Range
Loudspeaker System For
Permanent Installation
Sound Power Series
Key Features:
VGC (Vented Gap CooledTM) LF transducer
Optimized Aperture HF horn with 1.5" exit
compression driver
Trapezoidal enclosure for array applications
DuraFlexTM finish, tough, weather resistant
and paintable
Internal tamper resistant Bi-Amped/Passive
12 Suspension points (M10 Thread)
Advanced Network Topologies for smooth
power response and stable amplifier
The model SP212-6 is a true, full range
system that provides unprecedented bandwidth
and maximum SPL in a single system
package. With nominal 60° coverage pattern,
systems can be arrayed together for additional
coverage and/or SPL requirements. The
powerful 12" VGC (Vented Gap CooledTM) LF
transducer provides powerful transient bass.
The proven Optimized ApertureTM HF horn
coupled to a 2447J, 1.5" exit compression
driver delivers a precise, clear and controlled
high frequency response.
The SP212-6 is equipped with a passive
crossover that can be switched to bi-amplified
use via an easily accessible internal tamper
resistant selector. Bi-amplified mode, utilizing
the DSC260 digital controller for crossover,
signal alignment, and equalization functions,
provides optimum system performance.
The SP212-6 is part of the JBL Sound
Power Series, a family of modular loudspeaker
systems designed for fixed installation
applications ranging from speech reinforcement
to large scale music productions. All models
are fitted with suspension points that accept
M10 threads. The enclosures are finished with
a hard wearing, weather resistant, textured
DuraFlex finish. Premium 13-ply wood and
an 18-gauge steel, foam-backed grille enable
Sound Power systems to comply with
environment test specifications.
The SP212-6 utilizes one of JBL’s finest
cone transducers, the 2206H. The 12" 2206H
is part of JBL’s family of Vented Gap Cooled
woofers and carries an AES power rating of
600 watts with minimal power compression.
The cone has been treated for weather
The 38 mm (1.5 in) exit 2447J large format
compression driver is coupled to an Optimized
Aperture Bi-Radial® horn providing smooth
even coverage. The Optimized Aperture horn
provides lower throat distortion than its
earlier predecessors while extending
frequency response to nearly 20 kHz.
Freq. Range (-10 dB):
Freq. Response (-3 dB):
Horz. Coverage Angle (-6 dB):
Vert. Coverage Angle (-6 dB):
Directivity Factor (Q):
Directivity Index (DI):
System Sensitivity1:
Rated Maximum SPL:
System Nominal Impedance:
System Input Power Rating2:
Recommended Amplifier3:
Recommended Controller:
Passive Crossover:
Low Frequency:
Nominal Impedance:
Input Power Rating:
Calculated Maximum SPL:
Recommended Amplifier3:
High Frequency:
Nominal Impedance:
Input Power Rating:
Calculated Maximum SPL:
Recommended Amplifier3:
37 Hz - 20 kHz
60 Hz - 18 kHz
80° averaged 500 Hz to 16 kHz
70° averaged 500 Hz to 16 kHz
14.0 averaged 500 Hz to 16 kHz
10.5 dB averaged 500 Hz to 16 kHz
95 dB, 1 W @ 1 m (3.3 ft)
129 dB, @ 1 m (3.3 ft)
8 Ohms
600 W, IEC; 2400 W Peak
800 W
1.2 kHz
2206H, 300 mm (12 in) dia., 100 mm (4 in)
edgewound ribbon voice coil
8 Ohms
600 W, AES; 2400 W Peak
95 dB, 1 W, @ 1 m (3.3 ft)
129 dB, @ 1 m (3.3 ft)
800 W
2447J; 100 mm (4") diaphragm and voice coil dia.,
76 mm (1.5") throat dia.
16 Ohms
75 W, AES; 300 W Peak
112 dB, 1 W, @ 1 m (3.3 ft)
137 dB, @ 1 m (3.3 ft)
200 W
Environmental Specifications:
Suspension Attachment:
Trapezoidal, 22.5° side angles, birch plywood
Mil-Std 810, IPX4 per IEC 529
12 points; accepts M10 threaded hardware
Black DuraFlex coating
Black powder coated zinc treated 18 gauge
perforated steel grille with foam backing
Input Connectors: 2 x NL4 Neutrik Speakon connectors
Dimensions: 584 mm x 386 mm x 395 mm (23 in x 15.2 in
x 15.6 in)
Net Weight: 31.8 kg (70 lbs.)
Measured on axis in the far field with 1 watt (2.83 V RMS, 8 ohms) input and referenced to 1 meter distance using the
inverse square law. Listed sound pressure represents an average from 300 Hz to 16 kHz.
IEC Spectrum for 2 hours with +6 dB crest factor.
Recommended Amplifier is a power capability value that should be taken as a guide.
JBL continually engages in research related to product improvement. New materials, production methods, and design
refinements are introduced into existing products without notice as a routine expression of that philosophy. For this
reason, any current JBL product may differ in some respect from its published description, but will always equal or
exceed the original design specifications unless otherwise stated.
SP212-6 2-way System
Frequency Response is measured on-axis at a distance
referenced to 1 meter at 1 watt (2.83 V rms) input,
shown as a half-space (2) environment.
Horizontal Off Axis Frequency Response
Beamwidth vs. Frequency
Vertical Off Axis Frequency Response (up)
Directivity vs. Frequency
Vertical Off Axis Frequency Response (down)
Horizontal 1/3 Octave Polars
SP212-6 2-way System
Vertical 1/3 Octave Polars
JBL Professional
8500 Balboa Boulevard, P.O. Box 2200
Northridge, California 91329 U.S.A.
A Harman International Company
SS SP212-6