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JBL Launches Eon One Portable PA

The latest edition of JBL’s long-running Eon line of PPAs sports an 8-inch speaker, swappable batteries, Bluetooth, a four-channel mixer and more.

Northridge, CA (October 30, 2019)—Harman Professional Solutions has launched its new JBL Eon One compact portable PA system.

The all-in-one PA system sports an 8-inch speaker and a swappable, rechargeable battery that is said to last up to 12 hours. The PPA weighs less than 18 pounds and has a built-in carrying handle. The Eon One offers various inputs for microphones, instruments and more, while Bluetooth connectivity allows users to stream music and link multiple speakers, and a mobile app for Android and iOS provides control.

The 8-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter reportedly produce up to 112 dB of output from 37.5 Hz to 20 kHz, providing loud, uncompromising sound with extended low-end. A built-in four-channel mixer allows users to mix, though optional automatic ducking ensures that speech can always be heard over music. Onboard Lexicon DSP includes reverb, chorus, delay, with up to eight bands of dbx EQ.

Additional batteries and an external battery charger will be available separately after launch. A standard IEC cable charges the unit in two and a half hours, or six during use. An integrated pole mount allows the Eon One Compact to be elevated as needed.

Two combination XLR/TRS inputs with preamps and +48V phantom power connect microphones, while a dedicated quarter-inch high-impedance input can be used for guitars, bass and acoustic instruments with pickups. Bluetooth connectivity enables streamed audio from mobile devices and up to four speakers can be linked up via the JBL Compact Control app. The JBL EON Control app also lets users adjust settings and save and recall presets.

Running $549 US, the JBL Eon One Compact is currently available.

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