HARMAN’s JBL Professional and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are pleased to announce that the new EON612 12-inch 2-way loudspeaker arrives in the UK this month. Along with the previously introduced EON615 loudspeaker, the EON612 delivers high-end studio monitor quality sound in a rugged, lightweight design.

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Photo above: JBL EON612 (click for hi-res version)

“Since its introduction in January, the EON615 has been extremely well-received and the addition of the EON612 gives today’s working musicians and sound providers modern, compact options for a portable sound system that offers truly unmatched sound quality,” said Andy Flint, Senior Manager, Portable PA Marketing, JBL Professional. “The EON600 Series represents a complete rethinking of how truly good an affordable, self-contained, portable PA system can be.”

The EON612 features built-in, 1000-watt power amplification, providing exceptional headroom for a variety of applications, from fixed PA to gigging bands. Custom JBL high- and low-frequency transducers deliver massive sound pressure levels with lower distortion throughout the frequency range.

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Photo above: JBL EON612 Waveguide design (click for hi-res version)

The foundation of the EON600's performance is a breakthrough approach to waveguide design, solving the inherent beaminess of conventional speaker systems that causes them to have a different frequency response off-axis than on-axis. JBL engineers examined the radiation characteristics of the EON's high- and low-frequency drivers at 36 different points employing JBL's exclusive, state-of-the-art measurement techniques, then designed individual waveguides for both components that control the sound radiation at the high frequencies, the crossover point, and at the low frequencies.

Special fluting is designed into the structure that guides the frequencies through the full range of the system, resulting in consistent response throughout its entire coverage pattern. The quality and consistency between on-axis and off-axis response delivers uniform coverage and high intelligibility, which means the EON600's smooth, transparent sound is the same for the entire audience. These characteristics are the foundation of high-end studio monitor sound and are now available for the first time in a portable, affordable system.

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Photo above: JBL EON612 back (click for hi-res version)

Knowing that fine-tuning sound requires sophisticated yet convenient control, JBL engineers developed an iOS and Android supported interface to be paired with the Bluetooth Smart Ready 4.0 for controlling master volume, adjusting the 5-way, user-definable parametric EQ, and saving and recalling user presets. The interface controls EON’s onboard best-in-class 32-bit, 130 mHz, ultra-low power, audio DSP subsystem, so it's fast and efficient with superb audio quality. Four strategically placed handles allow easy handling, indexed feet allow secure stacking, transportation and storage, and extra-strong enclosures ensure rugged reliability, a hallmark of all JBL products.

The JBL EON612 12” 2-way loudspeaker will be available December 2014 at £449 RRP inc VAT.  The JBL EON 615 15" 2-way loudspeaker is available now at £499 RRP inc VAT.

The JBL EON610 10” 2-way loudspeaker will follow in January 2015, priced at £399 RRP inc VAT.

For more information please click here or call Sound Technology Ltd on 01462 480000.