JBL Add Two New Loudspeakers to the EON600 Portable PA Series
HARMAN’s JBL Professional is adding two new models to its EON600 Series portable PA loudspeakers: the EON610 10-inch 2-way loudspeaker and the EON612 12-inch 2-way loudspeaker, which deliver high-end studio monitor sound in a lightweight design.
The EON610 and EON612 feature built-in, 1000-watt power amplification and custom JBL high- and low-frequency transducers which its marketing says “delivers massive sound pressure levels with lower distortion throughout the frequency range.”
According to the press release the foundation of the EON600’s performance is a breakthrough approach to waveguide design, solving the inherent beaminess of conventional speaker systems that causes them to have a different frequency response off-axis than on-axis. JBL engineers examined the radiation characteristics of the EON’s high- and low-frequency drivers at 36 different points employing state-of-the-art measurement techniques, then designed individual waveguides for both components that control the sound radiation at the high frequencies, the crossover point, and at the low frequencies.
“The addition of the EON610 and EON612 [to the EON600 series] give today’s working musicians and sound providers modern, compact options for a portable sound system that offers truly unmatched sound quality,” said Andy Flint, Senior Manager, Portable PA Marketing, JBL Professional. “The EON600 Series represents a complete rethinking of how truly good an affordable, self-contained, portable PA system can be.”
Special fluting is designed into the structure that guides the frequencies through the full range of the system. In addition the consistency between on-axis and off-axis response delivers uniform coverage and means the EON600’s sound is the same for the entire audience. These characteristics, usually found only in high-end studio monitors, are now available in a portable, affordable system.
They both share an iOS and Android supported interface that is paired via Bluetooth Smart Ready 4.0 which controls the master volume, a 5-way, parametric EQ, user presets and a 32-bit, 130 mHz, ultra-low power, DSP subsystem. Each unit has four handles to allow easy handling, indexed feet to allow secure stacking, transportation and storage, and extra-strong enclosures for rugged reliability.
Excerpts from Press Release