Harman Announces the New JBL EON ONE Compact Portable PA System

HARMAN Professional Solutions, a manufacturer of audio, video, lighting and control systems,has announced the new JBL EON ONE Compact portable PA system.

The latest addition to the JBL EON ONE range of portable PA systems, the new EON ONE Compact is an ultra-portable, all-in-one PA system with Bluetooth that delivers sound anywhere, for hours on end. Its eight-inch speaker produces the loud output and good bass response, and the swappable, rechargeable battery lasts up to 12 hours. The EON ONE Compact weighs less than 18 pounds and has a built-in carrying handle. A variety of inputs for microphones, instruments and more, plus a four-channel mixer with onboard dbx EQ and Lexicon effects provides flexibility. Bluetooth connectivity makes it easy to stream music and link multiple speakers, and a handy mobile app for Android and iOS provides mobile control. 

The 8-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter produce up to 112 dB of output from 37.5 Hz to 20 kHz, providing loud sound with extended low-end. A built-in four-channel mixer makes it easy to dial in a balanced sound, and optional automatic ducking ensures that speech is always heard clearly over music. Advanced onboard Lexicon DSP includes reverb, chorus, delay, with up to eight bands of dbx EQ for versatility.

Designed for portability, the EON ONE Compact features an ergonomic built-in carrying handle. Its rechargeable batteries last up to 12 hours and are easy to remove and replace for non-stop performance. Additional batteries and an external battery charger will be available separately after launch. A standard IEC cable charges the unit in as little as two and a half hours, or six during use. An integrated pole mount allows the EON ONE Compact to be elevated for improved performance in PA applications.

A variety of inputs, mixing features and effects give the EON ONE Compact flexibility for different applications. Two combination XLR/TRS inputs with professional-grade preamps and +48V phantom power provide clear sound for microphones, while a dedicated quarter-inch high-impedance input works for guitars, bass and acoustic instruments with pickups. Bluetooth connectivity makes it easy to stream audio from mobile devices or link up to four speakers via the JBL Compact Control app. The JBL EON Control app also lets users adjust settings and save and recall presets with ease.

The JBL EON ONE Compact ($549 U.S. MAP) will be available in late Oct.