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JBL EON 515XT 15" Powered PA Speaker  

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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
 
4.3

(based on 29 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

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    (4)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (18)
  • Lightweight (18)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Compact (12)
  • Versatile (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (16)
    • Outdoor events / games (10)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (12), Professional musician (8)

    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

     

    No good ! Find a used EON G2 instead !

    Well, it sounded like a good deal to me as an EON G2 15 user …keyboard stage monitor / amp. The 515XT has a higher power rating (625w) and is 14 pounds...Read complete review

    Well, it sounded like a good deal to me as an EON G2 15 user …keyboard stage monitor / amp. The 515XT has a higher power rating (625w) and is 14 pounds lighter than the G2.

    Still the G2 sounds louder to me, and the XT does not have the vertical tilt back feature as the G2.

    I used the 515XT on three shows. On the third show, it died on me. Powered up but no sound, leaving me high and dry during a gig. Now i have to deal with sending it back to JBL to be fixed and being without it for months.

    Thank goodness I still have two EON G2s…they're a great keyboard stage speaker with plenty of headroom. And at about 8 years old , have long outlasted the new 515XT.

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    5.0

    Awesome Speakers!!

    By Animal

    from Kings Mtn. North Carolina

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Live Gigs Inside Or Out
    • These Things Rock
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Pricey

    Best Uses

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

      Very loud and clear. I love these speakers

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      1.0

      No good ! Find a used EON G2 instead !

      By Erma Gurd

      from Raleighwood

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

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

        Well, it sounded like a good deal to me as an EON G2 15 user …keyboard stage monitor / amp. The 515XT has a higher power rating (625w) and is 14 pounds lighter than the G2.

        Still the G2 sounds louder to me, and the XT does not have the vertical tilt back feature as the G2.

        I used the 515XT on three shows. On the third show, it died on me. Powered up but no sound, leaving me high and dry during a gig. Now i have to deal with sending it back to JBL to be fixed and being without it for months.

        Thank goodness I still have two EON G2s…they're a great keyboard stage speaker with plenty of headroom. And at about 8 years old , have long outlasted the new 515XT.

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        1.0

        Disappointed

        By CBD

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Professional Musician

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          Cons

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

              I'm disappointed. I ordered the JBL Eon 515XT because I have other JBL cabinets (passive) and love them.

              Took it to a gig Saturday to use as a monitor for my drummer. Plugged it in - pop! pop! pop! Then no power.

              I guess mine might be a rare mfg defect, but I'm disappointed. Musician's Friend, as always, promptly and cheerfully refunded and I ordered a replacement (different brand).

              It's a joy working with Musician's Friend. First class customer service.

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              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Product was fine service was horrible

              By Byrd

              from Baton Rouge la

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mobile DJ

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

                Product was fine but it took them 1.5 months to get four items to me. They canceled the order twice for no reason then didn't send me everything I ordered. I called them to get the rest of the gear, they still didn't send me everything! To this day I still don't have everything I ordered. I will never use musicians friend again.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                JBL keeps rockin'!

                By Bogie D

                from South Carolina

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

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

                  I used my JBL Eon 15 G2's for 12+ years with absolute satisfaction. So when I saw the JBL 515XT's on sale, I decided to grab a couple. So far, they are picking up where the G2's left off...except they are about 14 lbs. lighter! Also, the 515XT's control panel is at the bottom of the unit, instead of at the top...which is a great feature for short guys like me. I'm not convinced they are more powerful than the G2's though. But, for solo entertainment, they are plenty loud and should cover all that I require. As an aside, my Fender Blues Junior sounds awesome mic'd through these speakers. Lovin' it!

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                  2.0

                  Sounded good for 30 seconds

                  By JR

                  from St George, Utah

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Breaks Easily
                  • Unreliable

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

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

                  This unit was shipped very quickly. It would also shut off after about 30 seconds and since I know pro audio and things like "headroom" the speaker was found defective. The folks at Musicians Friend were incredible and the EON was back to them and a new EV (which I should have bought to begin with) was at my door in just a few days.

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                  5.0

                  Lightweight Powerhouse

                  By 70x7Sound

                  from Ocean County, New Jersey

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances

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

                    Nice sounding Lightweight Powered Speaker for the money; therefore a good value. The newer XT model has extended the Bass Range. Great for placing a speaker in places that have to be reached with a wireless.

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Sounding Lightweight Powered Speak

                    By 70x7SOUND

                    from Toms River, NJ

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Performances

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

                      Great JBL design in a lightweight portable powered PA Speaker...I run a wide range of PA systems (small to large) and find these EONs very useful as remote monitors or for side-fills to my bigger set-up. Cost & performance make these speakers a very good purchase.

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                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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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                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      GOOD SOUND FAIR FUNCTIONS LIGHT WEIGHT

                      By RITCHIE

                      from Los Cabos Mexico

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                      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

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