JBL EON ONE MK2 Column PA
JBL’s new all-in-one, battery-powered system features built-in mixer and DSP.
JBL continues to throw the kitchen sink at its portable column array products. The new JBL EON ONE MK2 battery-powered column PA has a lot going for it: a five-channel digital mixer, Lexicon and dbx DSP, Bluetooth 5.0 functions and full app control in a lightweight, rechargeable battery system that weighs just 19kg/42.5 pounds.
Its ‘geometrically-optimised’, C-shaped array of eight two-inch tweeters works in combination with a 10-inch woofer to deliver ‘smooth, even’ response down to 37Hz. This C-shaped array provides wide horizontal dispersion and deep vertical throw built for loud, clear sound anywhere in the room.
Driving EON ONE MK2 is a 1500W (peak) amplifier. Variable Power Performance technology automatically optimises performance for either AC or battery power, providing 4dB of extra headroom when connected to AC power. The EON ONE MK2 features a full-colour LCD display that lets users choose beginner, intermediate or advanced control. The system features Lexicon effects like reverb, chorus and delay, in addition to a full suite of dbx DriveRack technology, including AFS (Automatic Feedback Suppression), parametric EQs, limiters, delays and SubSynth. User-configurable presets and onboard hardware EQ with three fixed knobs make it easy to dial in great sound fast.
Presenters, fitness instructors and emcees will appreciate the Soundcraft Easy Ducking feature, which lowers background music volume when speech is detected. Performers can play extended sets, thanks to an easily swappable six-hour battery in the column.
The five-channel digital mixer is packed with inputs and outputs that include three Neutrik XLR combo jacks, one Hi-Z input and a ¼-inch balanced passthrough with independent volume control and speaker delay. Two channels of true 48V phantom power are also included for support of condenser microphones.
The system can be controlled by the new JBL Pro Connect app, which provides remote access via Bluetooth 5.0 to every function and preset from a phone or tablet for up to 10 units.
The EON ONE MK2 is designed to be carried with one hand, with an ergonomic handle that’s engineered for maximum comfort. The system is encased in a durable polypropylene shell that’s rugged enough to handle even the toughest gigs. Like every JBL speaker, the EON ONE MK2 undergoes 100 hours of stress testing to ensure that it’ll perform flawlessly in real-world conditions.