First and foremost, a new portable PA speaker from JBL simply needs to sound good, and the PRX One has all of the makings of something special.
Featuring a 2000w Class-D amplifier, it certainly has enough power on paper, however when paired with 12x 2.5” HF drivers and a single 12” subwoofer, the system combines to create a total output of 130dB SPL and a frequency response of 35Hz to 20kHz. In comparison, the EON One (which is still rather loud) has an SPL of 112dB – 12dB lower!
Louder doesn’t always mean better of course, but this does mean that if you’re outside or in need of sound reinforcement in larger spaces, the PRX One will have enough output and crucially enough headroom to make every syllable effortlessly heard.
The PRX System includes the base unit that houses the mixer, subwoofer, and amplifier – the base also features all of the connections for your mics and instruments. There is also a fabric bag that contains the two vertical columns that are inserted into the base unit for maximum height and the best coverage throughout the audience.
The PRX One has a wide coverage pattern of 130° which means that shyer audience members to the sides of the speaker will still be able to hear a perfectly audible and clear signal. The 30° vertical coverage is much narrower than standard point-source speakers (typically around 50°) however this means that the PRX One’s energy is focused directly at the audience members and won’t be wasted by firing across low ceilings, bar tables, and other objects.