JBL Professional EON ONE music gear review

Music Gear Review: JBL Professional EON ONE Floor-Standing PA System

EON ONE uses its expertise in professional line array sound reinforcement technology to offer a compact, column-style portable PA system you can carry in one hand. EON ONE is perfect for gigging musicians and DJ’s, coffee houses, fitness studios or corporate meetings. Big pluses include Bluetooth® audio, a six-channel mixer and a distortion-free maximum SPL of 118dB.

EON ONE comes with a singular high frequency column section fitted with six two-inch drivers and two spacers. Weighing about 40-pounds for quick set-up and portability, the entire high-frequency column and spacers fits into the stable base unit that contains a 10- inch bass-reflex subwoofer and six-channel mixer.

JBL’s Directivity Control Geometry optimizes the spacing and angles of the drivers for various-sized listening spaces by adding or removing spacers between the high frequency drivers.

The built-in mixer accommodates microphones, instruments, direct guitars and key- boards and other sources. The mixer has bass, treble and reverb controls, and Bluetooth audio streaming makes it easy to play music directly from smartphones and tablets.

EON ONE is a wholly new product in efficiency, great sound, portability and form factor. It sells for $999 MSRP.


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. barryrudolph.com