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  • Intuitive onboard 3-channel mixer
  • User adjustable Bass and Treble controls
  • Efficient Crown Class-D amplifier technology
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625W high-performance system with onboard 3-channel mixer and efficient Class D technology.

WIth the EON 515XT, JBL has extended the reach of the current EON technology by improving input sensitivity, lowering the noise floor, adding user selectable EQ control and re-voicing the system for peak performance and enhanced audio precision. The intuitive onboard 3-channel mixer with adjustable EQ assures that you're in control of the sound and the sturdy construction and superior ergonomic design will guarantee a lifetime of reliability and simplicity. Put it all together and the EON 515XT is the toughest, smartest and most impressive EON ever.

The EON 515XT's onboard mixer is perfectly suited to accommodate multiple input sources simultaneously. With 2 1/4"" TRS Phone jacks and 1 Neutrix combination jack that accepts an XLR or 1/4" TRS Phone plug, the mixer is capable of blending 3 discrete sources like a stereo keyboard and microphone or a CD/MP3 player and a microphone. The EON 515XT features a loop-through for routing the signal to another destination like an additional EON powered speaker, a recording device, or another mixer. With its global Bass and Treble controls, you can also tailor the sound to fit your unique needs.

EON 515XT represents the natural evolution of a product whose creators have been advancing the state of the art in professional audio for more than 60 years. With close to 1 million EON speakers in the world, it's safe to say it's a name you can trust.

Features

  • Intuitive onboard 3-channel mixer
  • User adjustable Bass and Treble controls
  • Efficient Crown Class-D amplifier technology
  • 625W high-performance powered speaker system
  • True portability
  • Multiple handles with comfort rubber grips for easy transport
  • Highly designed composite enclosures for durability, lightweight, and precise acoustic performance
  • Multi-angle enclosure for main PA or floor monitor applications
  • Integrated 36mm polemount socket with stabilizing securing screw
  • Integrated M10 suspension points for easy fixed installation
  • 100° H x 60° V asymmetrical wave guide for uniform audience coverage
  • 15" differential drive low-frequency driver with neodymium magnet for low-distortion and lighter weight
  • 1" throat diameter next generation JBL neodymium compression driver
  • Line level and direct microphone input capability
  • Unique Mix/Loop signal flow function for extended system application
  • Easy daisy-chain connections for extending the system

Applications

  • Live sound reinforcement for speech and vocals (presenters, singers, or entertainers, and teachers)
  • Music playback for entertainment, A/V, and, institutional venues (DJ's, A/V rental companies, houses of worship, nightclubs, or social organizations)
  • Amplification for musical instruments (electronic keyboards, acoustic guitars and basses, brass and woodwinds, percussion)

Light in weight, but heavy in sound and power. Order today!

 

EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker Specifications:

  • System Spec:
  • System Type: Self powered 15", two-way, bass-reflex
  • Maximum SPL Output: 132db
  • Frequency Range (-10dB): 39-20KHz
  • Frequency response (±3dB): 42-18KHz
  • Input Connectors: 2 x 1/4" Phone jacks bal./unbalanced 1 x XLR / 1/4 inch combo jack with XLR loop through
  • Input Impedance: 14K
  • Signal indicators:
  • Limit: Red LED indicates limiter active condition
  • Signal: Green LED indicates signal present
  • Mic: Indicates the MIC/Line switch is in the "MIC" position
  • EQ: Individual Bass and Treble controls, center detent, ±6db cut and boost
  • Bass ± 6dB (200Hz turnover frequency)
  • Treble ± 6dB (4 KHz turnover frequency)
  • Mic Input Gain: -Infinity to +40dBu
  • Line Input Gain: -Infinity to +4dBu (+18dBu maximum input level)
  • Limiter: Yes
  • Amplifier Design:Crown Class D
  • System Power Rating: 625 W (525 + 100)
  • Speaker Spec:
  • LF Driver: 1 x JBL 265F-1 380mm (15") Differential Drive integrated woofer with dual 2" voice coils
  • HF Driver: 1 x JBL 2414H 37.5mm (1.5") annular polymer diaphragm, neodymium compression driver
  • Coverage Pattern: 100° x 60° nominal
  • Crossover Frequency: 1.7KkHz
  • Enclosure: Polypropylene, multi-purpose main & monitor
  • Suspension/ Mounting: 36mm pole socket with stabilizing screw, 5 x M10 suspension points
  • Handles: One left/right side, one on top, with rubber grip
  • Finish: Black Polypropylene
  • Grille: Powder coated perforated steel with acoustically transparent screen backing
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 673mm x 406mm x 368mm (26.5" x 16" x 14.5")
  • Gross Weight: 24.2kg (53.5lb.)
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JBLEON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (13)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Compact (8)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (12)
    • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    High-qyuality natural sound.

    I bought a pair of these about a year ago, right after they first came out. They replaced a pair of EON 15's (1st Generation). I play in a folky-to-classic rock...Read complete review

    I bought a pair of these about a year ago, right after they first came out. They replaced a pair of EON 15's (1st Generation). I play in a folky-to-classic rock trio that typically plays smaller venues, but in the summer we play some outdoor venues where good solid coverage and excellent sound are a must. The oftentimes acoustic nature of our material dictates a natural well-balanced speaker. Clarity and accuracy in the vocals are very important as we do a whole lot of harmony singing. In our setup, the speaker must also handle the output of a very punchy kick and occasionally help out the bass guitar. So far, all I can say is it sounds like us. That's high praise from a former recording engineer and continual sound fussy.

    In the smaller venues, just one of these is plenty, and with only one, we can kind of point it a bit away from whoever is writing the check. They'll still get good, balanced sound and we can play a little bit louder ;-) outdoors we have yet to even clome close to pushing the EONs to their limit. That was a big problem that we encountered with the original EON Generation 1's. Problem solved.

    The light weight, ample power and flexible connections with global tone control are all pluses. We drive them with a Mackie mixer, so we don't use the multiple inputs. But other than taming some weird room acoustics, we've never had to touch the EQ on the speaker or the mixer and get just clean honest sound that can carry a kick with a surprising amount of punch. And my 5'4" wife can easily pick both of them up and tote them if she has to.

    If you need gobs of bowel-loosening bass at very high volumes, you might want to add subs, but for the huge majority of uses, you can skip all that.

    Light wieght, gobs of power, rugged construction (I've used these steadily for a year and they still look and work great), and a very reasonable price compared to whet you'd need to go threough with power amps, crossovers, etc. etc. This is a no-brainer.

    The only drawback I can see is that, if you have a weak link someplace else in your system, the EON will show it up for you.

    Additional anecdote: We recently did a TV show taping where we had to send a single feed to the audio board, with no foldback or way to hear what we sounded like in the control room. I set up our usual rig, but added my miked guitar amp and the bass to the mix. Then I used one EON off to the side, out of the shot, to set up the mix going to the house, using the loop-though connection on the EON. It produced a very trustworthy mix that wound up sounding great in the control room and subsequently on TV. Any studio engineer will tell you that the most important quality of a studio monitor speaker is that it be able to create mixes that translate well to other systems and situations. Even though the EON is not really meant for that, it did the job in this situation and saved what could have been a mess otherwise.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Eon 515xt

    it is a ok speaker but there are better speakers with 1000 watts out there like the jbl's prx 615 prx 612 and the qsc k12
    the the newest eon 515xt series in my...Read complete review

    it is a ok speaker but there are better speakers with 1000 watts out there like the jbl's prx 615 prx 612 and the qsc k12
    the the newest eon 515xt series in my opinion are the best but you are basically paying for the light weight design and technology. They do not hit with enough bass so you would definitely need bottoms jbl need to make a newer eon 518xt to go with these nice looking speakers. it is a huge improvement over its predecessor.
    nice design love the all black color and aesthetically pleasings strong build
    you are paying for light wieght design and technology and the name brand priced high

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    4.0

    Does the job

    By dukefame

    from Milwaukee

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

    Use these for smaller rooms that we might play in (100-150 cap), not good for larger rooms. They have a lot more low end than the old powered Mackie's that we were using and paired with a nice sub and it works just fine for our 4 piece band. We're able to mic up the kick drum, run the bass direct and there are no concerns with sound quality or overwhelming the system.

    One concern which was quickly remedied was that one of the speakers was not functioning when it arrived. MF sent a new one out and returning the defective one was very easy.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    GOOD SOUND FAIR FUNCTIONS LIGHT WEIGHT

    By RITCHIE

    from Los Cabos Mexico

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

    connecting directly Microphones to this speaker did not work well, I had to use a preamp to boost the signal of the mic in order to equal or superate the sound that the directly connected guitar had, that is an incovenient somehow if you do not have a mic preamp. the unit does not accept mics with fantom power needs

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Love these SpesakerS!

    By Johnny Mak

    from Holyoke MA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • As Inline Device
    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Comparably Lightweight
    • Crown Technoogy
    • Easy To Use
    • Economically Priced
    • Jbl Technology
    • Plays Well With Others
    • Very User Friendly

    Cons

    • Needs Sub For Gigs

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Great Practice Pa
    • Performances
    • Small Club Gigging

    Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

    I have used previous (Older version) of the same cabs in a club situation.Waited to buy and am glad I did!I am extremely satisfied!The lighter weight and added power are huge advances! Coupled with the powered sub and a good board the Eon 515XT's are perfect for club gigs and practice!!These are not toys. Do it right get the cases and everything else you'll need.

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    5.0

    Ballsy speaker

    By kevinirv223

    from New Hope, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

      The sound is great and cuts through anything

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      5.0

      AMAZING!!!!!

      By guitardude599

      from Oklahoma city, OK

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Live Shows
        • Performances

        Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

        Over this is the best live sound speaker. I use it along with another one a jbl sub and an allen and heath mixer. All of those combined=amazing! Mostly for Friday and Saturday giging. And every Sunday night for church! Wherever you are and whatever the circumstances may be these will produce rich sound quality. I must say tho there not the lightest feather!

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        5.0

        Best Keyboard Live Sound Monitor!!!

        By Rockinroller

        from Motown

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Powerful
        • Punchy And Gutsy
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • none
        • Shape

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Great Keyboard Monitor
        • Performances

        Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

        Best live performance output for my (2) keys ever. I've used an array of "keyboard" amps and even bass combo amps for live sound and this JBL EON XT is the BEST! I heard the previous versions of the EON were filled with issues but whatever they did with this new generation they've fixed it.

        Best buy out there for live performance sound.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Recent purchase

        By MoeLove

        from Boston MA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • As Usual First Class
        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ

          Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

          This is a great product as usual from Harman Kardon

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          best speakers, for size

          By regmachine aka blk majic

          from msla mt

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Deep Soundclean Mix
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Live Sound
          • Performances

          Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

          nice gare,

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          High-qyuality natural sound.

          By Tomteriffic

          from Dayton, OH

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

            I bought a pair of these about a year ago, right after they first came out. They replaced a pair of EON 15's (1st Generation). I play in a folky-to-classic rock trio that typically plays smaller venues, but in the summer we play some outdoor venues where good solid coverage and excellent sound are a must. The oftentimes acoustic nature of our material dictates a natural well-balanced speaker. Clarity and accuracy in the vocals are very important as we do a whole lot of harmony singing. In our setup, the speaker must also handle the output of a very punchy kick and occasionally help out the bass guitar. So far, all I can say is it sounds like us. That's high praise from a former recording engineer and continual sound fussy.

            In the smaller venues, just one of these is plenty, and with only one, we can kind of point it a bit away from whoever is writing the check. They'll still get good, balanced sound and we can play a little bit louder ;-) outdoors we have yet to even clome close to pushing the EONs to their limit. That was a big problem that we encountered with the original EON Generation 1's. Problem solved.

            The light weight, ample power and flexible connections with global tone control are all pluses. We drive them with a Mackie mixer, so we don't use the multiple inputs. But other than taming some weird room acoustics, we've never had to touch the EQ on the speaker or the mixer and get just clean honest sound that can carry a kick with a surprising amount of punch. And my 5'4" wife can easily pick both of them up and tote them if she has to.

            If you need gobs of bowel-loosening bass at very high volumes, you might want to add subs, but for the huge majority of uses, you can skip all that.

            Light wieght, gobs of power, rugged construction (I've used these steadily for a year and they still look and work great), and a very reasonable price compared to whet you'd need to go threough with power amps, crossovers, etc. etc. This is a no-brainer.

            The only drawback I can see is that, if you have a weak link someplace else in your system, the EON will show it up for you.

            Additional anecdote: We recently did a TV show taping where we had to send a single feed to the audio board, with no foldback or way to hear what we sounded like in the control room. I set up our usual rig, but added my miked guitar amp and the bass to the mix. Then I used one EON off to the side, out of the shot, to set up the mix going to the house, using the loop-though connection on the EON. It produced a very trustworthy mix that wound up sounding great in the control room and subsequently on TV. Any studio engineer will tell you that the most important quality of a studio monitor speaker is that it be able to create mixes that translate well to other systems and situations. Even though the EON is not really meant for that, it did the job in this situation and saved what could have been a mess otherwise.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GREAT SPEAKER!!!!! 100% Recomended

            By Edanny 2050

            from San Juan, Puerto Rico

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker:

              This is a great speaker i own 2 of these to replace 4 Jbl Eon 15g2. I use 2 Eon 515xt for mobile Dj in ball rooms in hotels to play Tropical music like Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton and i use it for press conferences,Church venues they are very lightweight and nice to use i want 2 more of these hightly recomended. If you are looking a speaker powerfull for full range aplications this is your option

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