JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker 888365272610

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H70074005000016
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Overview

WIth the EON 515XT, JBL has extended the reach of the current EON technology by improving input sensitivity, lowering the noise floor, adding user selectable EQ control and re-voicing the system for peak performance and enhanced audio precision. The intuitive onboard 3-channel mixer with adjustable EQ assures that you're in control of the sound and the sturdy construction and superior ergonomic design will guarantee a lifetime of reliability and simplicity. Put it all together and the EON 515XT is the toughest, smartest and most impressive EON ever.

The EON 515XT's onboard mixer is perfectly suited to accommodate multiple input sources simultaneously. With 2 1/4"" TRS Phone jacks and 1 Neutrix combination jack that accepts an XLR or 1/4" TRS Phone plug, the mixer is capable of blending 3 discrete sources like a stereo keyboard and microphone or a CD/MP3 player and a microphone. The EON 515XT features a loop-through for routing the signal to another destination like an additional EON powered speaker, a recording device, or another mixer. With its global Bass and Treble controls, you can also tailor the sound to fit your unique needs.

EON 515XT represents the natural evolution of a product whose creators have been advancing the state of the art in professional audio for more than 60 years. With close to 1 million EON speakers in the world, it's safe to say it's a name you can trust.

Features
  • Intuitive onboard 3-channel mixer
  • User adjustable Bass and Treble controls
  • Efficient Crown Class-D amplifier technology
  • 625W high-performance powered speaker system
  • True portability
  • Multiple handles with comfort rubber grips for easy transport
  • Highly designed composite enclosures for durability, lightweight, and precise acoustic performance
  • Multi-angle enclosure for main PA or floor monitor applications
  • Integrated 36mm polemount socket with stabilizing securing screw
  • Integrated M10 suspension points for easy fixed installation
  • 100 H x 60 V asymmetrical wave guide for uniform audience coverage
  • 15" differential drive low-frequency driver with neodymium magnet for low-distortion and lighter weight
  • 1" throat diameter next generation JBL neodymium compression driver
  • Line level and direct microphone input capability
  • Unique Mix/Loop signal flow function for extended system application
  • Easy daisy-chain connections for extending the system
  • Applications
  • Live sound reinforcement for speech and vocals (presenters, singers, or entertainers, and teachers)
  • Music playback for entertainment, A/V, and, institutional venues (DJ's, A/V rental companies, houses of worship, nightclubs, or social organizations)
  • Amplification for musical instruments (electronic keyboards, acoustic guitars and basses, brass and woodwinds, percussion)
Specifications
  • System Spec:
    System Type: Self powered 15", two-way, bass-reflex
    Maximum SPL Output: 132db
    Frequency Range (-10dB): 39-20KHz
    Frequency response (±3dB): 42-18KHz
    Input Connectors: 2 x 1/4" Phone jacks bal./unbalanced 1 x XLR / 1/4 inch combo jack with XLR loop through
    Input Impedance: 14K

    Signal indicators:
    Limit: Red LED indicates limiter active condition
    Signal: Green LED indicates signal present
    Mic: Indicates the MIC/Line switch is in the "MIC" position

    EQ: Individual Bass and Treble controls, center detent, ±6db cut and boost
    Bass ± 6dB (200Hz turnover frequency)
    Treble ± 6dB (4 KHz turnover frequency)

    Mic Input Gain: -Infinity to +40dBu
    Line Input Gain: -Infinity to +4dBu (+18dBu maximum input level)
    Limiter: Yes
    Amplifier Design:Crown Class D
    System Power Rating: 625 W (525 + 100)

    Speaker Spec:
    LF Driver: 1 x JBL 265F-1 380mm (15") Differential Drive integrated woofer with dual 2" voice coils
    HF Driver: 1 x JBL 2414H 37.5mm (1.5") annular polymer diaphragm, neodymium compression driver
    Coverage Pattern: 100 x 60 nominal
    Crossover Frequency: 1.7KkHz
    Enclosure: Polypropylene, multi-purpose main & monitor
    Suspension/ Mounting: 36mm pole socket with stabilizing screw, 5 x M10 suspension points
    Handles: One left/right side, one on top, with rubber grip
    Finish: Black Polypropylene
    Grille: Powder coated perforated steel with acoustically transparent screen backing
    Dimensions (HxWxD): 673mm x 406mm x 368mm (26.5" x 16" x 14.5")
    Gross Weight: 24.2kg (53.5lb.)
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JBLEON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker
 
4.2

(based on 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (25)
  • Good audio (23)
  • Easy to use (21)
  • Compact (15)
  • Durable (13)

Cons

  • Unreliable (6)
  • Not durable (4)

Best Uses

  • Performances (20)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

High-qyuality natural sound.

I bought a pair of these about a year ago, right after they first came out. They replaced a pair of EON 15's (1st Generation). I play in a folky-to-classic rock...Read complete review

I bought a pair of these about a year ago, right after they first came out. They replaced a pair of EON 15's (1st Generation). I play in a folky-to-classic rock trio that typically plays smaller venues, but in the summer we play some outdoor venues where good solid coverage and excellent sound are a must. The oftentimes acoustic nature of our material dictates a natural well-balanced speaker. Clarity and accuracy in the vocals are very important as we do a whole lot of harmony singing. In our setup, the speaker must also handle the output of a very punchy kick and occasionally help out the bass guitar. So far, all I can say is it sounds like us. That's high praise from a former recording engineer and continual sound fussy.

In the smaller venues, just one of these is plenty, and with only one, we can kind of point it a bit away from whoever is writing the check. They'll still get good, balanced sound and we can play a little bit louder ;-) outdoors we have yet to even clome close to pushing the EONs to their limit. That was a big problem that we encountered with the original EON Generation 1's. Problem solved.

The light weight, ample power and flexible connections with global tone control are all pluses. We drive them with a Mackie mixer, so we don't use the multiple inputs. But other than taming some weird room acoustics, we've never had to touch the EQ on the speaker or the mixer and get just clean honest sound that can carry a kick with a surprising amount of punch. And my 5'4" wife can easily pick both of them up and tote them if she has to.

If you need gobs of bowel-loosening bass at very high volumes, you might want to add subs, but for the huge majority of uses, you can skip all that.

Light wieght, gobs of power, rugged construction (I've used these steadily for a year and they still look and work great), and a very reasonable price compared to whet you'd need to go threough with power amps, crossovers, etc. etc. This is a no-brainer.

The only drawback I can see is that, if you have a weak link someplace else in your system, the EON will show it up for you.

Additional anecdote: We recently did a TV show taping where we had to send a single feed to the audio board, with no foldback or way to hear what we sounded like in the control room. I set up our usual rig, but added my miked guitar amp and the bass to the mix. Then I used one EON off to the side, out of the shot, to set up the mix going to the house, using the loop-though connection on the EON. It produced a very trustworthy mix that wound up sounding great in the control room and subsequently on TV. Any studio engineer will tell you that the most important quality of a studio monitor speaker is that it be able to create mixes that translate well to other systems and situations. Even though the EON is not really meant for that, it did the job in this situation and saved what could have been a mess otherwise.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

I'm disappointed. I ordered the JBL Eon 515XT because I have other JBL cabinets (passive) and love them.

Took it to a gig Saturday to use as a monitor for my...Read complete review

I'm disappointed. I ordered the JBL Eon 515XT because I have other JBL cabinets (passive) and love them.

Took it to a gig Saturday to use as a monitor for my drummer. Plugged it in - pop! pop! pop! Then no power.

I guess mine might be a rare mfg defect, but I'm disappointed. Musician's Friend, as always, promptly and cheerfully refunded and I ordered a replacement (different brand).

It's a joy working with Musician's Friend. First class customer service.

Reviewed by 47 customers

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1.0

JUNK DONT BUY!!

By Elliott J Kayne

from MIlford PA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

    I maybe used this 4 times and the power amp blew up in the middle of a gig. I had my Mackie for over 10 years and thousands of gigs with never an issue. It sounds awful, heavy, and unreliable. I am sorry I ever bought this piece of garbage ... anyone want to buy from me?

     
    3.0

    DISAPPOINTED

    By DJLITO23

    from PUERTO RICO

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Warranty
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Pricey / Poor Value
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Mobile DJ

    Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

    I PLUG THE SPEAKER AND THE SPEAKER DIED. IM DISAPPOINTED,THIS SPEAKER IS A TOP BRAND,WITH A CROWN AMP.RIGHT NOW IM USING THE ALTOS,GREAT SPEAKERS,AND SOUND,BUT THE JBL515XT FOR THE PRICE IS SUPPOSED TO BE BETTER,AND IM NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH THE SAME PROBLEM.

     
    1.0

    JBL Eon, a waste of money

    By BlakeLHI

    from LHI Australia

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

      Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

      I purchased a pair of EON 515xt's six months ago after reading dozens of great reviews. My experiences were the complete opposite.

      First gig using the speakers, one popped, crackled, then failed completely. The retailer i bought it from was happy to take it back and send away for repairs, this took 6 weeks. Upon returning from repairs the speaker performed for approx 3 hours of use with hugely degraded sound quality to its partner speaker, followed by failing again.. I am now looking into getting the speaker repaired again.

      The sound quality of the good working speaker is very disappointing. i would highly recommend steering clear of JBL's EON range. I will never be purchasing JBL equipment again. Spend a bit extra and buy RCF, HK or QSC.

      Blake

       
      5.0

      JBL Clear, Loud & Natural

      By 70x7Sound

      from Ocean County, New Jersey

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

        6 Months of straight use with a Pair and Coffee House is extremely happy -- Easy to set-up; extremely light-- Sound is very clear with nice Bass.... Plug in a Microphone and a Guitar and you're ready to go in a couple of minutes...Karaoke is great with these Speakers....

         
        5.0

        Wow Impressive!

        By Gee

        from Pittsburgh Pa.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

          I have 30+ years as a professional entertainer. JBL and Crown are two of my favorite combinations to achieve the quality of sound that I desire for my shows. Until recently I would have never considered a powered system but after the unexpected success with the smaller version EON 510's that I purchased for ceremony coverage I decided to give the larger 515XT's a try. The performance of this system exceeded my expectations by far! I'll be using these as my main tops for some time to come!

           
          5.0

          Great Deal.

          By Adam of Monkee Paw

          from Ocean City, Maryland

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

            Fantastic deal for the price. It is very loud, very clear, and the bass response is great. The 3 channel mixer is a nice option for a solo/simple duo act. Lightweight and easy to use. Plugged it in and fired it up, and it sounded great right out of the box. A few of these and your music will be heard everywhere.

            For the money, it doesn't get any better than this. Other speakers with similar power ratings are almost double the price (or more).

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Luck of the draw

            By mtrvl

            from PA.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

              I bought a [pair of these a few weeks ago and used them last week on a DJ gig. Speakers were very easy to set up and sounded great. About two hours into the gig, one of the speakers started popping very loudly. I disconnected the input signal, but the speaker began to hum loudly on it's own. Luckily I ALWAYS take backups along. I contacted Musician's friend about returning the faulty speaker and I was immediately given a return authorization for it. In fact, they shipped me a new speaker before I even returned the malfunctioning one. I received the new speaker within a few days and ,so far, no more problems. I could not be happier with their service. In fact, I just purchased a new EON 18s subwoofer to go with the EonXT 15's. Musicians Friend is a pleasure to do business with.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Light weight but broke after a few month

              By Cosha

              from Austin TX

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

              I bought these in January. One of them stopped turning on for no reason. Took it to an authorized service center did warranty repair and now the sound is distorted. The other one broke soon after. It is still in the shop. I dont play these hard at all since they are mainly used for acoustic guitar and vocals. These speakers have been broken for the better part of the year since i bought them. Wish i could return them :(

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome Speakers!!

              By Animal

              from Kings Mtn. North Carolina

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Live Gigs Inside Or Out
              • These Things Rock
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

                Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

                Very loud and clear. I love these speakers

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                No good ! Find a used EON G2 instead !

                By Erma Gurd

                from Raleighwood

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Breaks Easily
                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

                  Well, it sounded like a good deal to me as an EON G2 15 user …keyboard stage monitor / amp. The 515XT has a higher power rating (625w) and is 14 pounds lighter than the G2.

                  Still the G2 sounds louder to me, and the XT does not have the vertical tilt back feature as the G2.

                  I used the 515XT on three shows. On the third show, it died on me. Powered up but no sound, leaving me high and dry during a gig. Now i have to deal with sending it back to JBL to be fixed and being without it for months.

                  Thank goodness I still have two EON G2s…they're a great keyboard stage speaker with plenty of headroom. And at about 8 years old , have long outlasted the new 515XT.

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