"I think JBL have come up with an excellent, small but powerful package that makes use of their considerable expertise to clear away the compromises often found in ultra-portable live sound products."
The JBL EON ONE Compact packs a professional speaker, a full-featured, 4-channel mixer and Bluetooth control into JBL's most compact battery-powered PA, weighing in at just 8kg. It receives an exclusive first review in the new issue of Sound On Sound magazine.
"I had sound coming from the EON ONE Compact less than 20 seconds after opening the box, and the first thing that struck me about this little speaker was the amount of output it produced - it's a proper PA speaker, this one!"
"As JBL are a HARMAN brand, they have the advantage of in-house product and engineering teams representing some industry standard names, and the happy result is that the EON ONE Compact includes authentic Lexicon effects, dbx EQ, and the ducking tech from Soundcraft mixers. With all this distinguished lineage you'd hardly expect them to produce anything below expectation, but with the EON ONE Compact I think they have definitely raised the bar in this market sector."
"I suppose the ultimate test is whether I wouId part with my own money to buy one - and the answer here is definitely
'yes', because in just three days of use, and without even really making use of its other capabilities, it's delivered the goods sound-wise, and I can see how it would improve my own particular workflow in a number of situations."
The full review can be found in the December issue of Sound On Sound magazine on sale now. The JBL EON ONE Compact is all available now priced at £549 RRP inc VAT.
JBL Professional by HARMAN is distributed in the UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/music-retail/jbl.