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JBL EON515 450 Watt 15" Powered PA Speaker 889406278042

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The JBL EON515 is a 15-inch, two-way, powered, portable speaker system. Capable of reproducing full bandwidth sound at high levels it offers the additional utility of a 3 channel built-in mixer. The E... Click To Read More About This Product

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The JBL EON515 is a 15-inch, two-way, powered, portable speaker system. Capable of reproducing full bandwidth sound at high levels it offers the additional utility of a 3 channel built-in mixer. The EON515 speaker is comprised of a 15" Differential Drive woofer, a 1" neodymium high frequency compression driver coupled to a 100 H by 60 V waveguide. Both components are driven by the discrete channels of a 450 W Crown Class-D integrated power amplifier. The input section contains all crossover functions, protection, and audio mixer functionality.
The mixer offers XLR or 1/4-inch TRS phone jack compatibility. Selectable input sensitivities allow a broad range of devices to be properly matched. A unique mix/loop signal low router provides opportunities for daisy chaining or gigging with the built-in mixer only. Pre-engineered system EQs allow for matching the settings to the actual source material. In the "cut" position maximum level can be achieved for speech reproduction by reducing need to reinforce the lower frequencies. This is also a typical setting when using the PA speaker system as a floor monitor, reducing low frequency build-up that occurs naturally when placed on a floor. The "flat" setting is ideal for live music and the "boost" for reproducing low level pre-recorded music, delivering extra low and high frequency energy. The signal present and limit lights indicate performance status. JBL included an additional switch that kills the illuminated logo in theater applications.

FEATURES

450 W high-performance powered speaker system 
True portability weighing only 32.5 lb.
Multiple handles with comfort grips for easy transport
15" Differential Drive low-frequency driver with neodymium magnet for low-distortion and light weight
1" throat diameter next generation JBL neodymium compression driver
Efficient Crown Class-D amplifier technology
Built-in 3 channel mixer
100 H x 60 V asymmetrical wave guide for uniform audience coverage
Line level and direct microphone input capability
Selectable pre-engineered EQ settings
Unique mix/loop signal flow function for extended system application
Easy "daisy-chain" connections for extending the system
Integrated M10 suspension points for easy rigging
Multi-angle enclosure for main or monitor applications
Integrated 36 mm pole mount socket with stabilizing securing screw
Highly designed composite enclosures for durability, lightweight, and acoustic performance
SPECIFICATIONS
System type: Self-powered 15", two-way, bass-reflex design 
Frequency range (-10 dB): 39 Hz “ 20 kHz
Frequency response (±3 dB): 42 Hz “ 18 kHz
Coverage pattern: 100 H x 60 V nominal
Directivity Index (DI): 9 dB
Directivity Factor (Q): 8
Crossover frequency: 2.2 kHz
System power rating: 450 W continuous, 900 W peak
LF power amp: 350 W continuous at driver impedance
HF power amp: 100 W continuous at driver impedance
Distortion: Less than .1% at rated power
Maximum SPL: 129 dB
Signal indicators: Limit: Red LED indicates input overload condition
Signal: Green LED indicates signal present
Mic/Line: Red LED indicator
Input gain (input 3):
Mic position: -Infinity to +40 dB
Line position: -Infinity to +4 dB (+20 dBu Max signal input)

Input gain (input 1 & 2): -Infinity to +4 dB (+20 dBu Max signal input)
Input impedance: 64 K Ohms (balanced), 32 K Ohms (unbalanced)
Boost EQ:
LF +3 dB Shelving Filter @ 200 Hz
HF +2.5 dB Shelving Filter @ 4 kHz
Low cut filter: Present high pass @ 120 Hz
LF driver: 1 x JBL 265F-1 380 mm (15 in) Differential Drive integrated woofer with dual 2" voice coils
HF driver: 1 x JBL 2414H 25.4 mm (1 in) neodymium compression driver
Input 3 connector: Balanced XLR 1/4 inch TRS combo jack with XLR loop through
Input 1 and 2 connectors: Balanced 1/4 inch TRS jack
Output (Loop/Mix switch): Balanced male XLR, +20 dBu (peak) o/p level in MIX position
XLR pin assignments: Pin 2 (+), Pin 3 (-), Pin 1 (GND)
Limiting/Protection: Dynamic limiter
Enclosure: PP impact copolymer, multi-purpose main and monitor orientation
Handles: One left/right side, one on top, with rubber grip
Suspension / Mounting: 36 mm pole socket with stabilizing screw, 4 x M10 suspension points, 1 x M10 pull-back point
Grille: Powder coated perforated steel with acoustically transparent black screen backing.
AC input: 120 “ 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions (H x W x D): 27" x 17.3" x 14.4"
Net weight: 32.5 lb.
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JBLEON515 450 Watt 15" Powered PA Speaker
 
4.0

(based on 15 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

How could they improve upon perfection?

I've been very happy using the JBL Eon G-2 15's for years now. I certainly was excited to get to use the entire line for 2008 Christmas and Corporate Events. I couldn't...Read complete review

I've been very happy using the JBL Eon G-2 15's for years now. I certainly was excited to get to use the entire line for 2008 Christmas and Corporate Events. I couldn't get over the light weight, they were so easy to mount on the pole and a few times guests at the parties, asked if I had additional speakers hidden from the public view. Looking forward to using them at all of my gigs in 2009.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Long Time EONG2 15 owner - Big Disappointment

I was so excited to get these speakers to replace my G2 15s 450 watt speakers and was so bummed how they operate. I called JBL tech support and when through the settings with...Read complete review

I was so excited to get these speakers to replace my G2 15s 450 watt speakers and was so bummed how they operate. I called JBL tech support and when through the settings with him to no avail. He said - "oh ya, we went a different direction with the G3s and you need a very powerful mixer." So yes, you do need a very powerful mixer. I use a Newmark for DJing and it's no where near powerful enough. Unlike the G2s, with the G3s I can't just plug a computer into them in a pinch if I needed to. Very low sounding volume and pumping them up just makes them clip. My G2s I only need to put up to 1/3 volume and they fill a room. Why have powered speaker with a semi-mixer built in if you have to have a very high end mixer to lug around? If you have a very powerful mixer and you don't care about being able to use them without a mixer apparently you're good to go. JBL should have called them something else since they really aren't anything like the G2s.

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(44 of 55 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Long Time EONG2 15 owner - Big Disappointment

By Russ

from Santa Monica, CA

Comments about JBL EON515 450 Watt 15" Powered PA Speaker:

I was so excited to get these speakers to replace my G2 15s 450 watt speakers and was so bummed how they operate. I called JBL tech support and when through the settings with him to no avail. He said - "oh ya, we went a different direction with the G3s and you need a very powerful mixer." So yes, you do need a very powerful mixer. I use a Newmark for DJing and it's no where near powerful enough. Unlike the G2s, with the G3s I can't just plug a computer into them in a pinch if I needed to. Very low sounding volume and pumping them up just makes them clip. My G2s I only need to put up to 1/3 volume and they fill a room. Why have powered speaker with a semi-mixer built in if you have to have a very high end mixer to lug around? If you have a very powerful mixer and you don't care about being able to use them without a mixer apparently you're good to go. JBL should have called them something else since they really aren't anything like the G2s.

(41 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

How could they improve upon perfection?

By Charles A. LaMantia

from Los Angeles, California

Comments about JBL EON515 450 Watt 15" Powered PA Speaker:

I've been very happy using the JBL Eon G-2 15's for years now. I certainly was excited to get to use the entire line for 2008 Christmas and Corporate Events. I couldn't get over the light weight, they were so easy to mount on the pole and a few times guests at the parties, asked if I had additional speakers hidden from the public view. Looking forward to using them at all of my gigs in 2009.

(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Sound!

By DJ Sly

from Houston, Tx

Comments about JBL EON515 450 Watt 15" Powered PA Speaker:

Bought these about a year ago. Apart from the fact the speakers look good, most importantly they are very light and ideal for the mobile DJ. I complemented these with a pair of EONs 518 subs. To get the most out of these, you will need a good mixer otherwise it will not drive the speakers appropriately and output will not sound as it should. This offers more range than the older versions but if you do not drive them right you won't get the desired output. On there own (515s) they are nice but, with the 518s you can do decent gigs and hold your own.

(15 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Turn up the Volume!!!

By Hugo C. G.

from Long Beach, CA

Comments about JBL EON515 450 Watt 15" Powered PA Speaker:

If you are looking for a lightweight speakers these are the speakers for you. As for the sound, even though they claim higher wattage the EON515 needs more power. My expectations were high and to my surprise the EON515's didnt meet them. I had to pay a restocking fee for returning the two EON515 and buying instead a pair of JBL's PRX speakers. I recommend that you try out the speakers at the store and dont be afraid to turn up the volume.

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Poor Output, Clips Easily

By Kevin

from Durham, NC

Comments about JBL EON515 450 Watt 15" Powered PA Speaker:

Like my title says the speaker has poor output the G2 are better. Pros: Lightweight Power rating On board Mixer Cons: Clips Easily Problems with actually output Summary, Speaker is a great concept but the end result they did not perform like they are rated. Tried another pair of speakers with the same setup but someone elses equipment and they clipped easily and had the same problems with the actually output of the speakers. FYI. I tried the same setup with an Allen & Heath PA Mixer and got the correct amount of gain to the speaker but the old G2 performed better.

(10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Highly Recommended

By Sam

from Tucson, Arizona

Comments about JBL EON515 450 Watt 15" Powered PA Speaker:

Wow!!! The best investment I have made since DJing. I have had so many compliments on the sound that comes out of these babies. There light easy to transport and they blast. Eliminating the power amp was a godsend. I should have made this investment a long time ago. Highly recommend them.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sounding Speakers!

By Erik Bohn

from Enola, PA

Comments about JBL EON515 450 Watt 15" Powered PA Speaker:

Before buying these speakers, I compared the JBL EON515s to several other brands side by side. The sound of the 515s was so warm and natural. Other brands in the same price range, through the same mixer with the same music, were either muddy or harsh. Since purchasing the EON 515s, I am overwhelmingly pleased. I use them for an acoustic duo, so two vocals, and two acoustic guitars running through a Tapco mixer. I have had no issues playing in small to medium sized bars and clubs with a pair of these. We played an outdoor event under a large tent with 500 people in attendance, and the EONs filled the tent nicely, and we could be heard well beyond the perimeter of the tent. (We even brought our old PA in case we needed extra coverage and did not need it.) I love the sound and portability of these speakers.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Pump up the Volume

By DJ Bill E

from Windsor Ct

Comments about JBL EON515 450 Watt 15" Powered PA Speaker:

I purchased a pair of these speakers to replace my older Mackie 450's. Was looking to lighten the load. If you are doing small rooms they might be ok. For any kind of venue with 100+ people,these speakers do not cut it. I have a Rane Mp 44 mixer wide open and was very discouraged at the outcome. People suck up the sound. Standing behind them was trip also. They sounded like a train with box cars rumbling by. I had to keep checking out front to see if I was getting the same noise for the auidience. Save your money and get the PRX 515's. They are more money but twice the speaker. My older Mackies SM450's out performed the Eons, with power to spare.

(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Speakers That Kick

By DaveJack

from Columbus, OH

Comments about JBL EON515 450 Watt 15" Powered PA Speaker:

I am a loyal JBL user. I three surround sound rooms filled with JBL Venue Series Speakers. When I wanted to build a live sound kit JBL speakers wher my first choice. The mount of headroom and quality are unsurpassed by the competition. I am using two of the EON 515 with a Yamaha MG166CX-USB Mixer. This combo will fill a medium size venue nicely.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

more than sufficient

By dj double blade of epmd entertainmen

from houston tx

Comments about JBL EON515 450 Watt 15" Powered PA Speaker:

got 2 of the eon 515's and coupled it with the subwoofer eon 518. i have dj'd multiple parties and the people still can figure out how 3 speakers can sound so good!! when i first show up they are like you ONLY brought 3 speakers? yes, i say and wait for the show!!!

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Turn up the volume!!!

By Hugo C. G.

from Long Beach, CA

Comments about JBL EON515 450 Watt 15" Powered PA Speaker:

Even though they claim a higher wattage, the JBL EON515 needs more power. My expectations were high and to my surprise the EON's didnt meet my expectations. The sound is good and crispy but it needs more power. I suggest trying out the EONS in the store and dont be scare to turn up the volume. I exchange the EON515's for a pair of JBL PRX's.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best DJ Speakers!

By DJ REGULATOR

from Bakersfield, CA

Comments about JBL EON515 450 Watt 15" Powered PA Speaker:

Can't ask for more.

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best in the market

By Dj Tony K

from Sacramento

Comments about JBL EON515 450 Watt 15" Powered PA Speaker:

Like everyone else said, these are some bad boys right here. At first i thought these looked cheap, but they turned out to be the best powered speakers you can buy. Pair one of these with the 518 and you're in business. My crew also chose these over Mackies.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EON 515

By Perfecto Mangual

from Milwaukie, Oregon

Comments about JBL EON515 450 Watt 15" Powered PA Speaker:

I bought these speakers a few months back and I love them. Besides sounding great, they are very lightweight and simple to set up. I also bought the bags designed for them. They are a "must have" item for transport.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great on so many levels

By Mark Richards

from Oreange, Ca

Comments about JBL EON515 450 Watt 15" Powered PA Speaker:

I use these for video productions. I was video taping and streaming a national compatition for Yoga in the Grand Ballroom (20,000 sq ft) at the LAX Westin infront of 500 spectators. I had these babies set up for the live sound conected to wireless recivers fed from an eight channel digital recording sudio. They sounded great and so clear with voice only but the music was also just as clear. Set up and tear down is so easy too. Their light, clear and powerfull.

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