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JBL Eon One Pro

Portable Line Array
Published August 2018
By Mike Crofts

PA veterans JBL have upgraded their already successful Eon One system with an expanded mixer — and a battery powering option.

The Eon name has been associated with JBL’s portable powered speaker range for some years now; I think that the first powered speakers I ever reviewed were the original grey Eons that led the ‘active 12’ market very early on and are still to be found doing sterling duty in countless clubs and theatres. Things have moved on since those early years, and the Eon line was eventually expanded to include linear array technology, with the release of the original Eon One (reviewed SOS November 2016).

JBL Eon One Pro PA.Line array systems have become pretty much the norm in large venues and, given JBL’s success with their high-end products such as the VTX system, it’s not surprising that they have incorporated their experience and expertise in this field into their portable Eon One range.

I became acquainted with the Eon One a couple of years ago when I was invited to review it for this magazine, and despite being very impressed with the overall package concept and performance, I was of the opinion that although it was a great little product for solo and small group performers, it probably wasn’t something I myself would make much use of in my line of business. Rather, I thought it would be...

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Published August 2018