The JBL EON612 is an active, 12", two-way 1,000 Watt active loudspeaker that's part of their EON600 series, and it's made to deliver the best sound possible regardless of application. In rethinking how good an affordable self-contained, portable PA system could be, JBL designed the EON612 featuring their advanced waveguide technology, specially designed transducers, and convenient, wireless remote control of its onboard DSP EQ parameters via Bluetooth. This redesign of the EON platform leverages the latest technologies in cabinet materials, acoustic science and transducer design that delivers the extraordinary quality of a high-end studio monitor in a fully professional, highly flexible, easy to use, portable system for working musicians and sound providers.
Enclosure designs have been optimized for ideal acoustic resonance taking advantage of injection molding techniques and mechanical shaping of the enclosures. This results in tremendous increases in cabinet volumes which enable better acoustic performance while maintaining the same footprint. Two intelligently positioned handles make the 600 easy to carry and move around. Integrated hardware mounts, built into the enclosures, allow each model to be flown when required. Indexed feet molded into the enclosures allow for convenient storage and transport, secure stacking for stage monitor and traditional stand up configurations, and unique acoustic configurations.
JBL Waveguide Technology
The EON612’s performance results from a breakthrough approach to waveguide design. JBL examined the radiation characteristics of the EON’s high and low frequency drivers at 36 different points employing their exclusive measurement techniques, then designed the Image Control Waveguide ensuring the sound radiation and coverage pattern match at the high frequencies, the crossover point and the low frequencies. The result is consistent response throughout its 100-degree coverage pattern. The quality and consistency between on-axis and off-axis response delivers uniform coverage and high intelligibility throughout the coverage area, which means the EON612’s smooth, transparent sound is the same for the entire audience.
Fine tuning your sound needs sophisticated yet convenient control, so JBL developed an iOS and Android supported Bluetooth v4.0 compliant interface for controlling master volume, adjusting the 5-way, user definable parametric EQ, and saving and recalling user presets.
The EON612 features built-in 1,000 watt power amplification designed to perfectly complement the performance of the drivers, delivering exceptional headroom with power to spare - whether for a fixed PA application or the demands of a gigging band. Driving the custom JBL high and low frequency transducers, the system provides massive sound pressure levels with lower distortion throughout the system’s full frequency range.
The rear panel provides XLR-1/4” combination inputs for each of the system’s two channels, with individual gain controls and signal presence LED’s. A master volume adjusts overall system level with a convenient limit LED indicator. Onboard EQ Presets allow setting the system as a Main, house speaker, Monitor speaker, crossover contour for adding an EON subwoofer, and a Speech setting for high intelligibility in simple PA and announcement applications.
The EON600 Series is a platform technology with a full range of models that integrate seamlessly to create multiple system options that excel in challenging audio environments with loud volumes. These speakers can be set up in multiple configurations, such as mounted on a standard speaker stand, pole mounted to a subwoofer, floor standing, angled floor monitor, vertical stacks or suspension mounted for commercial or houses of worship installations