The PRX900 range is not a subtle evolution of the previous PRX800 series, but has in fact been built entirely from the ground-up to leverage JBL’s most advanced and up to date acoustic innovations. A next-generation ferrite driver provides a smooth and natural bass response even at maximum volume and when paired with its new poly-annular 1.5” compression driver and powered by an efficient Class D amplifier, each speaker in the range is a remarkable step up from the EON range when larger venues and spaces need to be filled with top-quality sound. Crucially, the PRX900 range is designed to deliver peak performance even at maximum volume.
In a departure from the previous PRX offerings, the PRX900 series has a Polypropylene/talcum composite cabinet that has been optimised for rigidity and durability. Another advantage of this design is that JBL can easily design-in all of the supports, handles, and ergonomic shapes required to make a more versatile box - unlike MDF or plywood cabinets which by comparison are harder to work with, less flexible and of course, heavier!
To partner the full-range offerings, the PRX900 range has two subwoofers including a 15” 915XLF and an 18” 918XLF for massive low-end extension in very compact enclosures especially in the case of the PRX915XLF. With more power, the redesigned 915SG 15” driver, and an FEA flared port for less air noise and distortion, these PRX900 series subwoofers is a remarkable upgrade to their predecessors.
With the PRX900 range, JBL have also added the same powerful DSP and wireless mixing capabilities introduced with their EON range including comprehensive, wireless control over EQ, limiters, dbx Automatic Feedback Suppression, ducking and other speaker functions directly from the JBL Pro Connect App for iOS or Android. There’s also 180ms of sample delay that can be used by system integrators to time align multiple speakers in complex rooms or large outdoor spaces. The app itself is the same app that controls other speakers in the JBL range including the EON ONE and PRX ONE, and allows you to control multiple units from one app using Bluetooth - useful to tune multiple FOH and floor monitors at once!