JBL Professional introduces the EON ONE MK2 Column PA

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HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, introduces the JBL EON ONE MK2 battery-powered column PA.

The JBL EON ONE MK2 packs a class-leading acoustic package, 5-channel digital mixer, comprehensive Lexicon and dbx DSP, Bluetooth 5.0 functions and full app control into a lightweight, rechargeable battery system that weighs just 42.5 pounds.

This powerful, versatile system leverages JBL EON-family acoustic innovations to deliver higher output, greater clarity and deeper coverage than any PA in its class. Its geometrically-optimised, C-shaped array of eight 2-inch tweeters works in combination with a 10-inch woofer to deliver smooth, even response down to 37 Hz. This C-shaped array provides wide horizontal dispersion and deep vertical throw that ensure loud, clear sound anywhere in the room.

Driving EON ONE MK2’s innovative acoustics is a robust 1,500-watt (peak) amplifier that ensures clean, distortion-free sound at any volume level. Variable Power Performance technology automatically optimises performance for either AC or battery power, providing 4 dB extra headroom when connected to AC power. The EON ONE MK2 is engineered for versatility and ease of use, offering pro-grade processing with an innovative triple tier interface packed inside of a full colour LCD display that lets users choose beginner, intermediate or advanced control. The system features Lexicon effects like reverb, chorus and delay, in addition to a full suite of dbx DriveRack technology, including AFS (Automatic Feedback Suppression), parametric EQ’s, limiters, delays and SubSynth. User-configurable presets and onboard hardware EQ with three fixed knobs make it easy to dial in great sound fast.

Presenters, fitness instructors and emcees will appreciate the Soundcraft Easy Ducking feature, which lowers background music volume when speech is detected. Performers can play extended sets, thanks to an easily swappable six-hour battery in the column.

“We designed the EON ONE MK2 to meet the needs of a huge range of users,”

says Brandon Knudsen, Loudspeaker Product Manager, HARMAN Professional Solutions.

“It’s ideal for anyone from buskers seeking pro-grade sound without AC power, to educators and hospitality providers who want fast setup and ease of use, to houses of worship and rental companies who need portable solutions for indoor and outdoor applications. You get all of this fidelity and functionality in a system that won’t break the bank—or your back.

The 5ch digital mixer is packed with inputs and outputs that include three Neutrik XLR combo jacks, one Hi-Z input and a ¼-inch balanced passthrough with independent volume control and speaker delay. Two channels of true 48V phantom power for support of condenser microphones.”

The system can be controlled by the new JBL Pro Connect app, which provides remote access via Bluetooth 5.0 to every function and preset from a phone or tablet for up to 10 units.

The EON ONE MK2 is designed for one hand carry, with an ergonomic handle that’s engineered for maximum comfort. The system is encased in a durable polypropylene shell that’s rugged enough to handle even the toughest gigs. Like every JBL speaker, the EON ONE MK2 undergoes 100 hours of stress testing to ensure that it’ll perform flawlessly in real-world conditions.

The JBL EON ONE MK2 will be available from November 2021 priced at £1149 RRP inc VAT.