JBL PROFESSIONAL ROUNDS OUT THE LATEST GENERATION OF EON® PORTABLE LOUDSPEAKERS WITH EON 300 SERIES

The EON300 series features two new models, extending the reach of the new EON line to an even more affordable level.

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Rapidly adding to its groundbreaking and industry-standard EON® series portable loudspeakers, JBL is introducing EON300 series portable PA loudspeakers at AES. The EON300 series puts the next generation of EON systems within reach of an even broader range of users, delivering the same fundamental design features, sonic performance and integrated utility as the new EON500 series, at an even more affordable price.

“Given EON’s reputation as the all-purpose solution for instant sound reinforcement, it was imperative that the new line of EON products be the most versatile portable PA loudspeaker series on the market, in terms of power, portability and price,” said Simon Jones, Director of Marketing, Portable PA, JBL Professional. “With the introduction of the EON300 series models--making JBL EON technology even more accessible--EON truly is the ultimate do-anything PA, for everyone, everywhere.” The EON300 series loudspeakers are the result of ground-up design and engineering integration of all the necessary components necessary for a portable system. All electro-acoustic components have been specifically designed to work together in a highly optimized manner. The efficiencies of design have also reached the construction of the systems making them more robust and reliable than ever. Through cutting edge mechanical design and expertise in materials the EON300 series loudspeakers are not only as compact as they possibly can be but are significantly lighter than competitive models--the key to portability.

Each of the EON300 series 2-way loudspeakers offers a high performance-to-price ratio, with a very simple user interface, along with multiple handles and suspension utility. The EON315 15-inch two-way loudspeaker system offers a total of 280/560 watts (continuous/burst) power and weighs a slight 35 pounds (15.9 kilograms). The EON315 features a 15-inch JBL woofer and a 1- inch exit compression driver with a neodymium motor on a 100 x 60- degree wave guide. The input is mic-line switchable and offers connectivity flexibility in the form of a balanced XLR/quarter-inch combo connector. The EON315 also features one XLR output to facilitate signal loop through.

The EON305 is a 15-inch passive two-way loudspeaker featuring 250/500/1000 watts (continuous/program/peak) power handling. It offers a 15-inch JBL woofer and a 1-inch exit compression driver with a neodymium motor on a 100 x 60 wave guide. The inputs include two Speakon®/quarter-inch combo jacks linked in parallel. The EON305 is the perfect powered-mixer match, delivering all the fundamental EON attributes to a pre-existing system.

“EON defined the molded speaker category over 10 years ago, now this next generation of EON has redefined it,” Jones added. “With the EON300 and EON500 series, we have a full product offering fitting the needs and financial scope of a huge number of sound reinforcement users across all markets worldwide. It’s what everyone is looking for in a portable PA system: more power, more performance, and even more portability.”

JBL Professional is a unit of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com), designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. Harman International maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and employs more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG®, Audioaccess®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NYSE: HAR.”

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