The JBL EON 315 is a highly versatile sound reinforcement solution that suits the needs of all types of performers. Featuring a high-quality Class-D amplifier that delivers a continuous 280 watts of power, a combination XLR and 1/4-inch input, XLR slave output for daisy chaining several EONs together, and pre-engineered EQ settings to calibrate the speaker's response to its surroundings, the JBL EON 315 is a self-contained PA system that is portable, flexible, and always ready to rock.
High-Quality Power Amp and Speaker Design
The JBL EON 315 features the latest Class-D amplifier technology. Delivering a whopping 280 watts of continuous power, the JBL EON 315 packs a serious sonic punch. Of course this power is useless without a front-end design that delivers accurate and evenly dispersed sound. Delivering the bulk of this thunderous sound is a 15-inch woofer with a 2.5-inch center voice coil to delivers tight, distortion-free low-end down to a chest-pounding 50 Hz. The Ferro-fluid-cooled high-frequency driver has a 100 x 60-degree asymmetrical waveguide design to help your speaker cover a wide angle, ensuring that the entire audience will catch every nuance of your performance. Plus, this speaker comes with built-in EQ settings: If you're reinforcing a live performance, engage the "flat" setting, or if you're playing back prerecorded music, try the "boost" EQ setting for increased energy in the highs and lows. The "cut" setting rolls off bass below 120 Hz -- useful if you're running a separate subwoofer.
Plug in a Mic-Level or Line-Level Input
Each JBL EON 315 has one combination XLR and 1/4-inch balanced input jack, with selectable gain sensitivity you can set to accommodate the source you're plugging in. Have you ever connected an MP3 player to a powered speaker, only to find that the sound is distorted? Distortion caused by driving the preamp too hot is often unavoidable with high-output consumer audio gear, but the JBL EON 315 solves this problem by allowing you to set the sensitivity of the preamp to accommodate the hot output of an MP3 player. Just press the Mic/Line button to calibrate the 315's input sensitivity to suit a passive mixer, or a dynamic microphone. The Signal indicator LED lights up to show that a signal is present, and the Limit light will illuminate if the incoming signal is hot enough to engage the 315's built-in limiter.
Road-Worthy Build Quality
Before any EON 315 can leave the factory, it has to endure JBL's grueling 100-hour "torture test." This ensures that every EON 315 is capable of handing just about any kind of abuse. The built-in active and passive protection components ensure that the signal circuitry is protected, while the limiter ensures that your signal will never distort the speaker, greatly extending the life of this live sound powerhouse. The rugged chassis is made of a hardened composite shell, and provides a sturdy, and secure enclosure for the internal components. The full-metal grille with a protective backing also ensures that nothing will ever come in contact with the sensitive woofer material.
When you're a one-man road crew and performer, you need your gear to be simple to use. This means that loading in, setting up, rocking out, and packing up again should be as easy as possible -- after all, you've got to sign autographs while packing up the van, right? JBL implemented some key design features to help out artists and engineers alike. They took a look at the design of the previous EON and decided that the excess weight needed to be shed. The JBL EON 315 comes in at a light 35 pounds with three full-sized handles and a fourth grip point, allowing the speaker to be carried at any angle with ease. You can carry it, set it up, and tear it down without ever struggling for a good grip.
If you are a gigging musician, you know that a gig can take place just about anywhere. The JBL EON 315 was built with flexibility and versatility in mind. The EON 315 can be set up in a forward, crowd-facing position for main PA applications. However, when a stage monitor is needed, it can be placed on its horizontal axis, instantly turning it into a stage monitor. If you show up to a gig, and there's already a solid PA in place, there is no need to leave your EON 315 by the wayside -- simply bring it on stage with you, place it on its side and instantly have a professional grade monitor feeding you clear and pristine sound. And for the venue owner, the EON 315 has standard M10 suspension points, so your EON 315 can fly with ease in your venue. With the XLR slave output, daisy-chaining a gang of 315s is as easy as plugging in a mic cable.
- 280-watt Class-D digital power amplifier
- Weighs only 35 lbs.
- Three full-sized handles, and a fourth grip point
- 15" low- and mid-frequency woofer
- 1" JBL neodymium compression driver
- 100-degree H x 60-degree V asymmetrical waveguide for total audience coverage
- Selectable gain sensitivity for line-level and microphone input types
- One combination XLR-1/4" input jack plus RCA stereo input jack
- Pre-engineered EQ settings for room calibration
- Loop thru signal flow for easy "daisy-chain" connections.
- M10 suspension points for easy rigging
- Multi-angle enclosure for main or monitor applications
- Integrated 36 mm pole mount socket
- Rugged composite enclosures for durability, lightweight, and acoustic performance
- 38 Hz - 20 kHz frequency response
Performers and engineers have praised the JBL EON series since it was first introduced in 1995. JBL EON speakers have earned a place as one of the best-selling powered speakers in pro audio history, due to their power, quality, and versatility. From that spirit of innovation comes the JBL EON 315. Coming in at a light 35 lbs. per speaker, the EON 315 packs a 280-watt Class-D power amplifier, a 15-inch low-frequency driver, and a highly-capable mixer into a portable and versatile unit that caters to venue owners, sound engineers, and performers.
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Rapidly adding to its groundbreaking and industry-standard EON(R) series portable loudspeakers, JBL is introducing EON300 series portable PA loudspeakers at AES. The EON315 puts the next generation of EON systems within reach of an even broader range of users, delivering the same fundamental design features, sonic performance and integrated utility as the EON500 series, at an even more affordable price.
The JBL EON315 is a 15-inch, two-way, powered, portable speaker system. It is a complete self contained sound reinforcement system, capable of full-bandwidth reproduction at high levels with the added benefit of a microphone pre-amp enabling the direct connection of a dynamic microphone. The EON315 is comprised of a 380 mm (15 in) JBL woofer, a 25.4 mm (1 in) neodymium high frequency compression driver coupled to a 100 H by 60 degree V waveguide. Both components are driven by the discrete channels of a 280 watt Class-D integrated power amplifier. The input section contains all cross-over functions, protection, and system EQ functionality.
- 280 watt powered speaker system
- Light weight. True portability weighing only 15.9 kg (35 lb)
- Multiple handles for easy transport
- 15 in. JBL low-frequency driver
- 1 in. throat diameter next generation JBL neodymium compression driver
- Efficient Class-D digital amplifier technology
- 100 H x 60 degree V asymmetrical waveguide for uniform audience coverage
- Line level and direct microphone input capability
- Selectable Pre-engineered EQ settings
- Loop thru signal flow for extended system application and easy "daisy-chain" connections
- Integrated M10 suspension points for easy rigging
- Multi angle enclosure for main or monitor applications
- Integrated 36 mm pole mount socket with stabilizing securing screw
- Highly designed composite enclosures for durability, lightweight, and acoustic performance