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JBL EON315 15" 280-Watt Powered PA Speaker   

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Great sound, power, and versatility

The JBL EON315 is a 15", 2-way, powered portable speaker system. It's a complete self-contained sound reinforcement system, capable of reproducing full-bandwidth sound at high levels with the added benefit of a microphone preamp, enabling the direct connection of a dynamic microphone. The speaker is loaded with a 15" JBL woofer and a 1" neodymium high-frequency compression driver coupled with a 100° H x 60° V waveguide. Both components are driven by discrete channels in the 280-watt Class D integrated power amplifier. The input section contains all crossover functions, protection, and system EQ functionality making the EON315 a complete, self-contained PA system for solo acts.

FEATURES
  • 280W powered speaker system
  • Lightweight and portable (only 35 lb).
  • Multiple handles for easy transport
  • 15" JBL low-frequency driver
  • 1" throat next-generation JBL neodymium compression driver
  • Efficient 280W Class-D amplifier
  • 100° H x 60° V asymmetrical wave guide horn 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
  • Composite enclosures designed for durability, lightweight, and acoustic performance

SPECIFICATIONS

EON315 15" 280-Watt Powered PA Speaker

  • System Power Rating: 280W continuous, 560W peak
  • Frequency Range (-10 dB): 38 Hz - 20 kHz (EQ in Flat position)
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 17-3/10" x 27" x 14-2/5"
  • Frequency Response (±3 dB): 50 Hz - 18 kHz (EQ in Flat position)
  • Coverage Pattern: 100° H x 60° V nominal
  • Maximum SPL: 127dB
  • Net Weight: 35 lb.
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JBLEON315 15" 280-Watt Powered PA Speaker
 
3.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (3)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)
  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Performances (6)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent buy

own several sets of light weight powered and unpowered speakers. I purchased these on close out. These JBLs have a pretty balanced sound quality compared to some of my other units. They are...Read complete review

own several sets of light weight powered and unpowered speakers. I purchased these on close out. These JBLs have a pretty balanced sound quality compared to some of my other units. They are extended in terms of frequency and power bandwidth and deliver good volume with punchy dynamics. JBL has wisely not dialed in a lot of gain making them harder to overdrive. If you leverage a mixer you will get your extra gain there. If you plug mics or aux devices straight in, you may need to turn the speaker's gain controls way up to create the volume you desire. I think this is a good design approach. Also note that the built in class D amp delivers 220 watts continuous RMS power to the woofer and 60 watts continous RMS to the hi frequency horn. On the newer replacement model, peak power is quoted, not continuous RMS power, yielding a much higher advertised wattage rating. This mean the actual sound pressure of this unit of 127db is pretty close to the newer models output. If you don't need the newer model's Bluetooth feature set, the JBL EON315 is a great buy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

shrill piercing treble, need a equalizer

Yes these do get loud, I will give them that. but in my pro opinion the sound is missing a lot of midrange and annoyingly, fatiguing and piercingly bright at 12k and above....Read complete review

Yes these do get loud, I will give them that. but in my pro opinion the sound is missing a lot of midrange and annoyingly, fatiguing and piercingly bright at 12k and above. It sounds as if jbl used a commercial fire alarm horn for a tweeter.
For music in loud applications like Djing in clubs is where this fatiguing shrillness is most noticeable. They can sound semi decent if you run them through a graphic equalizer.
The Behringer B215 is a much better sounding and equally capable speaker which costs less too, I would suggest you skip these despite the JBL name if you are looking for a full spectrum sound.

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4.0

Great speakers for the price

By 

from Houston, TX

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Hiss at low volumes

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about JBL EON315 15" 280-Watt Powered PA Speaker:

I bought a couple of these (Stupid Deal of the Day) for use in my practice room and they have worked out very well. Being light, I can mount them up high which reduces the mic feedback I was getting and they have the power to push the vocals past the drums. They do hiss a little with no signal but we never play quiet enough for that to be an issue. Great speakers for the price.

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1.0

all 3 speakers stopped working before 1st gig

By 

from Indiana

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

      Comments about JBL EON315 15" 280-Watt Powered PA Speaker:

      Excitedly purchased 2 of these on sale. Out of the box, 1 speaker would not turn on. Musician's Friend acted fast to get me a new replacement shipped. Once it arrived - I hooked the pair up in the practice studio to test them out. Seemed fine at first, but then I noticed that one speaker was considerable lower volume than the other. I compensated with the controls on the mixer. They remained unused til about a week later when we set up for a small show.
      At the gig, I noticed that one of the speakers would not power up. Very frustrated - I crossed my fingers that we could get by with just 1 main and sub. Before we even started to play, the other no longer worked.
      So - all three speakers failed before ever having considerable sound running thru them.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect for Monitors, or Mains for smaller shows

      By 

      from Fargo, ND

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Monitors
        • Outdoor events
        • Performances

        Comments about JBL EON315 15" 280-Watt Powered PA Speaker:

        I bought two for my band on the SDOTD, and then ended up buying another two the second time they came up. Mainly used for monitors, they're perfect for for all of our vocals and guitars. We set them as cut on the eq and we keep our bass guitar through the amp. Also used them for our mains for an outdoor marathon and everything came through perfectly. They don't have much punch for the kick and bass guitar but they're not sub woofers. Perfect for what we use them for.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent buy

        By 

        from Dallas

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about JBL EON315 15" 280-Watt Powered PA Speaker:

          own several sets of light weight powered and unpowered speakers. I purchased these on close out. These JBLs have a pretty balanced sound quality compared to some of my other units. They are extended in terms of frequency and power bandwidth and deliver good volume with punchy dynamics. JBL has wisely not dialed in a lot of gain making them harder to overdrive. If you leverage a mixer you will get your extra gain there. If you plug mics or aux devices straight in, you may need to turn the speaker's gain controls way up to create the volume you desire. I think this is a good design approach. Also note that the built in class D amp delivers 220 watts continuous RMS power to the woofer and 60 watts continous RMS to the hi frequency horn. On the newer replacement model, peak power is quoted, not continuous RMS power, yielding a much higher advertised wattage rating. This mean the actual sound pressure of this unit of 127db is pretty close to the newer models output. If you don't need the newer model's Bluetooth feature set, the JBL EON315 is a great buy.

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent

          By 

          from Excellent

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about JBL EON315 15" 280-Watt Powered PA Speaker:

            Excellent

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            buzzing speaker

            By 

            from new york, ny

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • There Is A Constant Buzz
            • There Is Delay

            Best Uses

              Comments about JBL EON315 15" 280-Watt Powered PA Speaker:

              I am using it to connect it to my Yamaha 88 keys. There is constant buzz on every key stroke which is not present when using other speakers!

              Comment on this review

              (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good

              By 

              from Miami fl

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Breaks Easily
              • Bulky/Heavy
              • Limited Functions
              • Poor Sound Quality
              • Pricey / Poor Value
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about JBL EON315 15" 280-Watt Powered PA Speaker:

              I like all

              Comment on this review

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Lots of good sound for the price

              By 

              from Seoul, Korea

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Bulky/Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about JBL EON315 15" 280-Watt Powered PA Speaker:

              For the price can't beat this decent sounding, decent power and durability.

              Comment on this review

              (9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Good luck with JBL backing up this speak

              By 

              from Houston Tx

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Poor Sound Quality
              • Pricey / Poor Value
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about JBL EON315 15" 280-Watt Powered PA Speaker:

              I bought a pair of these and they worked ok for 4 months, then the tweeter stopped working. I called JBL "customer service" and was put on hold for ever. then talked to a rep who sent me to a local rep who looked at then and straight up said JBL will not warrentee them. Then I started leaving messages for warranty support daily for A week no return answer yet. That's where I am now. This is the first time I have felt compelled to write a negative review of any product. I will stay away from JBL in the future, and would recommend others do the same.

              Comment on this review

              (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              shrill piercing treble, need a equalizer

              By 

              from Undisclosed

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Poor Sound Quality
              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about JBL EON315 15" 280-Watt Powered PA Speaker:

              Yes these do get loud, I will give them that. but in my pro opinion the sound is missing a lot of midrange and annoyingly, fatiguing and piercingly bright at 12k and above. It sounds as if jbl used a commercial fire alarm horn for a tweeter.
              For music in loud applications like Djing in clubs is where this fatiguing shrillness is most noticeable. They can sound semi decent if you run them through a graphic equalizer.
              The Behringer B215 is a much better sounding and equally capable speaker which costs less too, I would suggest you skip these despite the JBL name if you are looking for a full spectrum sound.

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