New Gear Review: JBL Professional EON 206P Portable PA System

JBL_EON206P_2JBL Professional’s EON 206P Portable PA system is a self-contained live sound system ideal for small band/solo acts, coffeehouses, clubs, schools, worship events, meetings, presentations or backyard barbeques.

The JBL EON 206P is a three-piece system consisting of a pair of matching passive loudspeakers each with a 6.5-inch woofer and a 1-inch neodymium tweeter. Both speakers have 36-mm pole mounting sockets and “mate” to a third center-section that has a powered six-channel mixer with a separate 80-watt power amp to drive each speaker.

The center section’s integrated mixer’s Ch. 1 & 2 are two balanced mic/line inputs with XLR / 1/4-inch Combi jacks, Ch. 3 & 4 are L/R stereo inputs with both RCA and 1/4-inch jacks, and Ch. 5 & 6 is a single 1/8-inch stereo mini jack for connecting an iPhone, CD player or music player.

All six inputs have separate mix level controls with Ch. 1 & 2 equipped with a two-band (high/low) equalizer and individual reverb effect controls.

Amazing the entire EON 206P system weighs only 25 pounds and comes in a road-tough, “suitcase” style enclosure with internal cable storage space. The JBL Professional EON 206P Portable PA System is the smartest system I’ve seen so far in inexpensive and portable sound systems. It sells for $449 MSRP.

http://jblpro.com/www/products/porta ble-market/eon206p

Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs, and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine. http://barryrudolph.com