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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
 
3.8

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

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

Best Uses

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

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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(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.

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    (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.

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 7 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

          (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Bad speaker - Bad customer service

          By 

          from Cedar Rapids, IA

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

          I bought a pair of these and they worked ok for 3 weeks, then the tweeter stopped working. I called JBL "customer service" and was put through to a voicemail box. I left my message hoping to get an RA #. I waited 2.5 weeks; no response. Then I started leaving messages for warranty support daily for 4 days. 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.

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