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JBL completely redesigned the latest members of their popular and successful EON Series, as is immediately apparent from their departure from the original EON's rounded shape. The EON612 powered speaker combines "trickle-down" technology from JBL's more expensive speakers with new design concepts to give this EON exceptional sound quality and versatility.
JBL's unique waveguides dramatically increase your coverage.
The EON612 speaker uses a built-in Class D power amplifier to send 700 watts to its 12" woofer and 300 watts to its high-frequency compression driver, for a maximum SPL of 126 dB. Both drivers utilize custom-designed waveguides which control dispersal of the high and low frequencies, resulting in consistent response throughout the speaker's 100° x 60° coverage pattern. And this powerful, all-in-one package only weighs 33 pounds.
The waveguides aren't the only thing new about the EON612. JBL shaped the plastic injection-molded enclosure to increase the cabinet's internal volume for improved performance. The enclosure also features four handles for easy transport, integrated hardware mounts for hanging the speaker, and specially designed "indexed feet" to allow stacking and help with transport and storage.
The control panel features two channels with XLR and 1/4" combination inputs, each with individual gain controls and signal indicators. An XLR loop-through output routes the signal to additional EON speakers. A master volume knob controls overall system volume with the aid of a limiter LED indicator. The controls also feature four EQ presets for using the EON as a main speaker, a monitor speaker, a satellite speaker with a subwoofer, and a "speech" setting for simple PA/announcement use.
Even cooler, the EON612 offers Bluetooth® functionality. Download an free app, and you can use your compatible Android or iOS device to control the volume level, adjust the onboard 3-way parametric EQ and high and low shelving, apply the factory EQ presets, and save user presets. This unique feature allows you to control the speakers from offstage, particularly handy for making sweeping sound adjustments from out in the room.
The EON612 offers advanced features, serious power, and light weight, making it a standout candidate in the crowded field of powered portable loudspeakers.
Average Customer Review(s):
This is only being used for amplifying musical instruments, but the ones that hit it on any given occasion go from an electronic drum set + bass guitar or keyboard to distorted violins. It is plenty bassy to work as a bass guitar amp and clean enough to work for all the others. The two channels are great. Most importantly, a skinny 10 year old has no problems hauling it up and down stairs! It is truly small and light for what it delivers. Improvements: The bluetooth capability is awful. It only adjusts the EQ and it is done the WRONG way (this nerd user found it to be super confusing). More channels would be welcome, but 2 is better than 1!
Pros: Sound is clear, it is light, simple, and easy to carry. There is little color to the reproduction. It just works.
Cons: Bluetooth is worthy of being ignored. Really, just ignore it. It doesn't hurt anything. I would have loved to get Bluetooth streaming, but we can add a simple cable, so no big deal there.
good sound, set them up for a church sanctuary with capacity of about 175 and works perfectly
Pros: size, sound, bluetooth
|Drivers per speaker||2|
|Woofer Size (inches)||12|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|System Frequency response||48-20000|
|RMS Power rating||500|
|Program Power rating||N/A|
|Peak Power rating||1000|
|Mic Inputs||XLR/1/4" (2)|
|Line Inputs||XLR, TRS|
Powered PA Speaker: The EON612 is a two-way, powered, portable speaker. The EON612 is comprised of a 12" woofer and a 1" high-frequency compression driver coupled to a 100° (h) by 60° (v) waveguide. Both speaker components are driven by the discrete channels of a 500 watt Class-D integrated power amplifier (350W for woofer + 150W for tweeter). This combination of drivers and amplification delivers exceptional headroom with power to spare.
Rugged Bass-Reflex Enclosure w/ Carry Handles: The JBL EON612 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. Built-in ergonomic 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.
Inputs/Outputs: The JBL EON612 is fitted with two combo-jack inputs that accept XLR and TRS plugs. The speaker also features an XLR output to daisy-chain other powered speakers.
Bluetooth Control App: JBL engineers developed an Apple iOS and Android supported Bluetooth v4.0 compliant app (coming soon) for controlling the EON612 speaker's master volume, adjusting user definable parametric EQ, plus saving and recalling user presets. This Bluetooth app for your Apple iOS and Android device is for control only and does not support wireless music streaming.
EQ Settings: Pre-engineered selectable system EQ presets are provided to assist in optimizing the system to your application and acoustic environment. 4 EQ presets are provided.
LED Indicators: The EON612 features three LEDs to indicate the speaker's status.
Applications: The JBL EON612 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 EON612 can be used for amplification, mixing, and monitoring of musical instruments.
Mounting Options: The universal mounting capabilities make the EON612 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 performance. The EON600 series speakers are also stackable.
Placement Recommendations: The following guidelines will help you achieve optimum sound wherever you use your EON loudspeakers.
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Great brand. Great specifications for what I need. [ JOSEPH VITO Jan 20, 2018 ]
Recommended by a friend [ John Apr 10, 2017 ]
JBL Quality. [ Harold Mar 29, 2017 ]
JBL best live sound experience. [ Carlos Dec 09, 2015 ]
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