JBL PRX715 15" 2-Way Powered Multi-Purpose Loudspeaker System 886830935619

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The PRX700 Series represents an evolutionary step in powered speaker design. Efficient amplifier power, rugged durability and enhanced versatility combine together in a self-powered loudspeaker designed from the ground up to perform in the real world of sound reinforcement. Inconvenient audio environments, high ambient noise levels and loud volumes are typical features of performing, and the PRX700 Series is adept at meeting all of these challenges. They are the first systems to use JBL's patented Differential Drive technology with ferrite drivers featuring high power, wide bandwidth and low distortion. Versatile, scalable, easy-to-transport and set up, the PRX700 Series use JBL's tour tested technology throughout for a lifetime of reliable performance you can trust.

The JBL PRX715 is a powered two-way enclosure with a 1500-watts of Class D power. The clarity of this enclosure relative to its volume is revolutionary. JBL's Differential Drive technology incorporates lower mass in the ferrite magnet for reduced weight while maximizing power amp efficiency for greater heat dissipation and increased power handling.

Features
  • Speaker configuration
  • Active/passive: Active
  • Type: 2-Way full range
  • LF driver: 15"
  • MF driver: Not applicable
  • HF driver: 1 1/2"
  • Power amp (active)
  • Amplifier type: D
  • Wattage: 1500W
  • Power capacity (passive)
  • 8 Ohms N/A
  • 4 Ohms N/A
  • Audio
  • Frequency response: 58.1 hZ - 17.2 kHz
  • Coverage pattern: 90 x 50
  • Max SPL: 136 dB
  • Enclosure
  • Construction: Poplar plywood
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17.5 x 28.1 x 13.4"
  • Weight: 47.5 lbs.
  • Inputs
  • XLR: 2
  • TRS: 2
  • RCA: 1
  • Output/thru
  • XLR: 1
  • TRS: Not applicable
Specifications
  • System type: Self-powered 15", 2-way, bass reflex
    Max SPL Output: 136 dB
    Frequency Range (-10 dB): 42.9 Hz - 19.5 kHz
    Frequency response: 58.1 hZ - 17.2 kHz
    Coverage pattern: 90 x 50
    Amplifier Design: Class D
    Dimensions: 28.13" X 17.52" X 13.44"
    Weight: 47.5lb
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JBLPRX715 15" 2-Way Powered Multi-Purpose Loudspeaker System
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Performances (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Reviewed by 10 customers

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5.0

yes

By Juan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about JBL PRX715 15" 2-Way Powered Multi-Purpose Loudspeaker System:

I Love

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

These really kick butt.

By Wildmanhawkes

from Lynn MA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about JBL PRX715 15" 2-Way Powered Multi-Purpose Loudspeaker System:

    These JBL PRX715 speakers really are a workhorse product. For years the band was using a older JBL's and had separate power amps to hook up every night. We needed something that sounded great, fast and light weight. I tried out a few different competitors and asked many questions from friends before settling on these. Very clear sounding with lots of punch. You can crack them up and not lose and the bottom end. For some reason Guitar Center wasn't selling the covers that fit these which are a must. I ended up getting them from somewhere else. You have to get the covers to protect your investment. Just silly not to.

     
    5.0

    Great JBL Clear Tone & High SPL

    By 70x7Sound

    from Ocean County, New Jersey

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about JBL PRX715 15" 2-Way Powered Multi-Purpose Loudspeaker System:

      Very Nice Sounding Speakers...The Big Brother of the PRX712 & PRX710....More bass of course !..... I definitely like the nice "tone" of the wood box....Well built !!...Plenty Loud....I use it over a Subwoofer and it's great (and as a Floor Monitor)....You can get these high in the air over your Subs...No back breaking Speakers for me...The Fan noise is a non issue...You can barely hear it when the room is quiet....The fan actually stops when the Speaker goes into standby (when no music is playing for awhile)....It is not even a factor when music is playing....Great all around quality JBL speaker.

       
      5.0

      AWESOME!!

      By DJ double J

      from wyalusing, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about JBL PRX715 15" 2-Way Powered Multi-Purpose Loudspeaker System:

        This things sound incredible even when pushed to the limit lights! Add the 718xlf and whoa!! As mains mix both channels from your mixer into the left speaker on mix in and out. Link through to your right with mix in on channel one all at 3/4 to full gain. I use an allen and heath 12fx mixer with mogami gold cables and these things speakers ROCK!!

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Absolutely Awesome !

        By bassman

        from Smyrna , De.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about JBL PRX715 15" 2-Way Powered Multi-Purpose Loudspeaker System:

          Absolutely Awesome ! These things rock and still have more. If you can afford it... buy em.

          (20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A bit disappointing

          By DENNIS

          from Temecula, CA

          Comments about JBL PRX715 15" 2-Way Powered Multi-Purpose Loudspeaker System:

          When I heard these speakers at my local Guitar Center, I was very excited about getting my hands on a pair. I had some aging equipment and was needing to replace it with newer gear. One of the most disappointing parts of this experience was to learn that JBL is using consumer power ratings. It is obvious that their rating of 1500 watts is a "peak" rating and not RMS as many of us are used to. Still, I expected them to be the "in-your-face, balls-out, brutally impressive" type of speakers that one would expect from JBL. They are not. They are also rated at having the ability to achieve an SPL of 136db peak. I have yet to break out my decibel meter but I am sure that this is an exaggerated rating. What is truly disturbing about these numbers and the performance is that I twice called JBL tech support and the same rep told me that NEVER should I at any time feed the speakers power that allows the "peak" indicators to come on AT ALL! This goes against everything that I have ever been taught about pro audio. Most manufacturers say that occasional limiter blinking is OK as long as the light is not on constantly. This JBL tech rep did not agree with this philosophy and/or practice. This was alarming given that they have built-in limiters. This struck me as suspicious since JBL is a Harman subsidiary who also creates my favorite compressor, the DBX 166XL (I own two of them). DBX invented and perfected the "over-easy" technology that is now copied by many compressor manufacturers around the world. You see, these speakers contain built in limiters and I would have expected this type of technology to be built in to the electronics of this speaker but from what the JBL rep has told me, it is not. I have gone so far as using one of my DBX 166XLs in my signal chain and have the "over-easy" feature engaged as well as the limiter that I have set to put out a maximum of +2db as opposed to the industry standard +4db. Even still, the limiter light on the JBLs still blinks and I can never push these speakers the way that I would have expected for a JBL product. I see no way that (given what was said by the JBL tech rep) that these speakers can achieve the 136db rating that they boast. Still, I purchased a second pair as well because I do have to say that the sound is phenomenal, the setup is easy and they are lightweight for what they offer. The coating seems to be an extremely durable quality that will last a long time and take a lot of road abuse. Even further, I still purchased covers for all of them just because that's the kind of pro I am about my equipment. It was strange to learn that getting covers requires a special order since JBL themselves no longer manufactures covers. Gator makes them for other distributors. Even the Guitar Center reps recommended that I buy them on Amazon.com because of the pricing and the quicker delivery. One pair of these are adequate for small to medium sized "inside" gigs and venues but I would recommend a total of four for larger venues and crowds just to be able to move more air. I really wish that I could have given this product 5 stars but they just don't hit that mark given my experience with them (after about a dozen gigs with them). One last note: When I bought my second pair, one of them had a faulty fan that never came on. It ran hot all night but it made it through a 6 hour gig without blowing but it was a disappointing experience. As usual, Guitar Center came to the rescue to quickly and easily replace the malfunctioning unit. Let's just say that this is a very good product but JBL didn't quite hit the mark. I also am highly suspect of their power and max SPL ratings. Still, this product is of higher quality than the majority of their competitor's offerings.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exceptional Live Sound PA Speaker

          By tomana

          from New Mexico USA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Thin Layered Plywood Cab

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about JBL PRX715 15" 2-Way Powered Multi-Purpose Loudspeaker System:

            Very light weight and compact for a wood cabinet design with 15" driver, excellent build quality, sounds superb and sports 1500W of power goodness. This speaker is pro level quality, road worthy and very light weight for a wood cabinet with 15" driver (just 47 lbs versus QSC K12 with 12" driver and plastic cabinet @ 41 lbs)

            This JBL PRX715 ought to be able to fit into a Gator GPA-715 wheeled speaker bag. I have 2 of them due to arrive early next week so I don't have them here now, to give any more info about the fit

            I doubt you'll be able to find any other pro level two-way PA speaker with 15" driver and wood cabinet that can trump the quality, sound, light weight, compact size and reliability of this JBL PRX715 speaker

            IMO JBL hit a grand slam with the PRX 700 series

            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            These are great speakers.

            By Bones

            from Portland, OR.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about JBL PRX715 15" 2-Way Powered Multi-Purpose Loudspeaker System:

              These speakers really sound fantastic. I have the 615's and love those two. 1500w amp provides tons of headroom and delivers CLEAR CLEAN sound. The band gets TONS of compliments now and these are the reason. Vocals, guitars, etc. sound great through these. These are not bulky and heavy. I have passive speakers that weigh more and could never sound this good!

              (14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              JBL PRX 715 a huge improvement from PRX 615!

              By MARIO INGLES

              from Hempstead

              Comments about JBL PRX715 15" 2-Way Powered Multi-Purpose Loudspeaker System:

              Had a wedding gig this past weekend and I used them for the very first time and coming from using the PRX 615 Series, you can definitely can tell a big difference in sound, meaning, it was very loud and what amazed me was the vocals were sooo crystal clear, I used them along with the PRX 618XLF also the fan really helps, they were not warm at all and I heard many compliments on the sound, I definitely recommend these speakers. Another winner speakers from JBL.

              (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great!

              By DJT

              from Bangor Maine

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Bulky/Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about JBL PRX715 15" 2-Way Powered Multi-Purpose Loudspeaker System:

              The Entertainment Company that I work for has purchased a set of these and we used them for the first time last night. Comparing them to the 600 series, these are far better. The sound is just fantastic! They are completely enclosed compare to the 600 series which personally I think is a better idea because they aren't pushing the bass away from the crowd. These things are a must have!

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