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JBL EON315 15" 280-Watt Powered PA Speaker   (Open Box)
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Product# 501164
OVERVIEW

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
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Compact (3)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Home studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    great keyboard amp!

    I've been playing in bands for over 40 years, and the huge and heavy keyboard amp I'd been dragging to jobs had just become too much to deal with. I usually just bring a...Read complete review

    I've been playing in bands for over 40 years, and the huge and heavy keyboard amp I'd been dragging to jobs had just become too much to deal with. I usually just bring a Nord C1 or Electro 3 and wanted an amp just as easy to move as those but able to put out volume enough to keep up with (or ahead of) a couple of guitar players with big scarey vintage tube amps. Anyways, this EON 315 is perfect for what I need. It can be painfully loud and perfectly clean sounding! It has limited features - one input, one volume, a 3 position EQ control, and a mic/line switch - but I just plug straight in and use the EQ controls on the instrument. If I want distortion, I use the overdrive on the instument. It sounds great with the Leslie sim for organ and the Wurlitzer and Rhodes sounds are perfect through it. I'm sure it would great with strings and acoustic piano and that stuff, but I don't use those sounds when I play out. It weighs 34 pounds and is built to be easily carried. I love it! If I ever do use more than one instrument, a small mixer will be a perfect for that.

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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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent buy

    By Tom H

    from Dallas

    About Me Experienced

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    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.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent

      By Excellent

      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

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        buzzing speaker

        By nyviolinist

        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

          (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good

          By Eddieok

          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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Lots of good sound for the price

          By HoMAC

          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

          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          shrill piercing treble, need a equalizer

          By RTS Audio

          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.

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          JBL EON 315 Delivers!

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

          Highly recommended.
          Pro's: light weight; low noise (s/n); rugged housing; crisp clean sound; fantastic lows.
          Con's: none.
          Only used twice, but seems very well built.
          Can't think of a better speaker or system for the $.

          Comment on this review

          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          I thought wrong

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

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

          Well - let me just warn all the people out there that want to buy these just because they are JBLs. Youre going to be very dissapointed. These things clip like no other and honestly wont get much louder than your average Hi-Fi speaker. Do yourself a favor and skip these unless youre just looking for replacement doorstops. The EON 515 are a different story but these are horribly underpowered.

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Industry Standard

          By ARC10U

          from NY

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

          After using these for quite some time I have to admit JBL really has the gold medal with this one. The build quality is superb and very resistant to wear and tear, the bass response is superb, the weight is absolutely amazing, and most of all the price is right. Given the 15" woofer the low end is really noticable at lower SPLs. At higher SPLs they can be a bit harsh but overall this is as good as it will get for the price. They have been durable and problem free - even given how much I push them at events. It dosent suprise me that JBL invented the active speaker in 1995 and this 3rd Generation EON lives up to its pedigree.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          JBL EON315

          By ActiveDJ

          from Wilmington NC

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

          I have a mobile DJ company and I've been hauling around some Peavey SP-2Gs and a power amp for years. I finally decided to look into the JBL EON because of the weight of them. I bought a pair of JBL EON 315 and I think they sound awesome! A week later I bought the JBL EON 518 Sub just for a little more low end. I now feel that I have the ultimate PA set up. If your looking for sound quality in a light weight package... This speaker is for you!!!

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