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JBL EON 615 Two-Way Speakers
PROS: Phenomenal sound, versatility and control options.
PRICE: $499 each
JBL engineers decided to build the 600 series from the ground up, and just when you thought there was really nothing left to improve upon in the monitor/PA arena, these bad boys hit the street.
So what makes the EON 615 so great? Let’s talk power. You want watts? We’ve got watts. 1,000 of them, to be exact (at peak usage). These speakers can get LOUD, without sacrificing clarity, a big problem we typically encounter with 15-inch models such as these. Oftentimes bass tightness and mid-range clarity is demolished in the name of decibel-boosting. Not here.
So of course you’ve got the sound quality. Then there’s the build quality. Construction-wise, these beefcakes are solid as a rock (and actually a tad lighter than we anticipated). The cabinet is well-designed for roadie-handling and suitable for a stage monitor, or to be flipped the other direction as PA mains. In either application, you’ve got a rugged enclosure that can withstand the abuse of the road.
Lastly, you’ve got sound-shaping options built in that are also controllable by handy-dandy Bluetooth. A nice touch considering that it’s often difficult to make on-the-fly adjustments on a dark stage or when monitors or PA speakers are literally out of reach.
We can’t speak highly enough of the new EON 615s. They sound phenomenal, they’re built like Soviet tanks, and they offer up a wide array of versatile options. Throw in a street price under $500 and we’re sold.
System Type: Self powered 15″, two-way, bass-reflex
Max SPL Output: 127 dB
Freq. Range (-10 dB): 39 Hz – 20 kHz
Freq. Response (±3 dB): 50 Hz – 20 kHz
Coverage Pattern: 90° x 60°
Amplifier Design: Class D
Power Rating 1000W Peak, 500W Continuous
Net Weight: 17.69 kg (39 lbs)