Powered PA Speaker: The EON515XT is a two-way, powered,
portable speaker. The EON515XT is comprised of a 15" Differential Drive woofer and
a 1" throat neodymium high-frequency compression driver coupled to a 100° (h) by
60° (v) waveguide. Both speaker components are driven by the discrete channels
of a 625 watt Class-D integrated power amplifier (525 + 100).
Rugged Bass Reflex Enclosure: The JBL EON515XT features a
highly designed composite enclosure for durability, lightweight, and acoustic
performance. A bass reflex port provides greater efficiency and bigger bass
output. A full screen-backed steel grille offers additional protection for both
the woofer and compression driver components.
Inputs/Output: The JBL EON515XT PA speaker offers three input
jacks and one output loop.
- Input 1 & 2: These two TRS 1/4" phone jacks are
intended for use with audio devices including cassette tape, CD, MP3
players, computer sound-card outputs, electronic keyboards, and
electric/acoustic musical instruments. Inputs 1 & 2 are balance, but will
also accept unbalanced inputs.
- Input 3: This balanced combo input accepts a standard
XLR 3-pin or TRS 1/4" plug. The sensitivity of this input can be switched to Mic or
Line. A broad range of signals (-44dBu to +20dBu nominal) from microphones,
audio mixing consoles, and electronic music instrument may be connected.
- Output: A balanced XLR loop through output connector enables
the simple "daisy-chaining" of additional EON powered speaker if more
coverage and level is required.
Integrated Carry Handles: Built-in ergonomic, rubber handles provide
the carrying flexibility required of a highly portable speaker system, whether
sliding it onto the back seat of a car or lifting it up to place on a stand.
Bass & Treble Control: The JBL EON515XT feature Bass (200Hz, +/-6dB)
and Treble (4kHz, +/-6dB) controls.
LED Indicators: The EON515XT features two LEDs to indicate the
- Signal: The Signal LED (Green) illuminates to indicate
a usable audio signal is present at the speaker's connected input.
- Limit: The Limit LED (Red) illuminates to indicate that
the system is approaching clipping. The threshold for this is actually about
2dB below clipping. An occasional flickering of this on the loudest peaks is
acceptable. If this LED is on for more that the duration of brief dynamic
peaks, the speaker is being over-driven.
Applications: The JBL EON515XT PA speaker is great for live
sound reinforcement, speech and vocals, music playback in entertainment, A/V,
and institutional venues; especially when ease of use and portability are
important factors. Plus the EON515XT can be used for amplification, mixing, and
monitoring of musical instruments.
Mounting Options: The universal mounting capabilities make
the EON515XT perfect for live performers, fixed installations, or commercial A/V
rental companies. Whether you use the speaker on a tripod stand (36mm socket),
mounted on a subwoofer with a pole, in the floor monitor position, or in a fixed
position suspended by the M10 points, you can count on superior and reliable
Placement Recommendations: The following guidelines will
help you achieve optimum sound wherever you use your EON loudspeakers.
- Raise Speakers: For best results try to get the high
frequency horn at least 2-4' above the heads of the audience. If the
speakers are too low, the people in the back of the audience will not
receive the best quality sound.
- Place Speakers Between the Mics & Audience: Feedback
occurs when the microphones pick up sound from the speakers and "feed" the
sound back through
the sound system. If space is limited, point the speakers away from the
microphones to reduce feedback.
- Locate Speakers Away From Turntables: Low-frequency
feedback occurs when the output of the speaker is picked up by the tone arm
of the turntable
and is re-amplified. A heavy, solid turntable base and shock mounting can
also reduce this type of feedback in DJ applications.
- Use More Speakers in Large or Highly Reverberant Spaces:
Spreading speakers throughout these spaces will produce much better
sound than trying to compensate with loudness level or equalization. For
very long distances, the use of another set of speakers with time delay is
- Stand Speakers Upright for PA/Tilt the Speakers Stage
Monitoring: Upright stance provides even coverage over a wide area.
EON speakers are also designed with two slanted positions for stage
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