JBL EON610 10" Powered PA Speaker with Bluetooth Control - 1000W

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86 out of 100. Incorporating 125+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$400
JBL EON610 Powered PA Speaker

The JBL EON 610 is a popular active loudspeakers , and while many use it as their main FOH speaker, a good many others have put it to good use as a stage monitor.

With its wedge shape, you can lay it on the floor and have a high headroom active monitor speaker that will be enough for even big stages and loud bands. And since it has a smaller 10" speaker, it has more clarity and sonic detail, making it great for vocals and instruments that do not require a lot of bass.

Features:

  • 10" LF Driver
  • 1" HF Driver
  • Bi-amplified: 700W LF and 300W HF
  • Frequency Range: 52Hz-20kHz (±10dB)
  • Maximum Peak SPL: 124dB
  • Inputs : 2 x XLR-1/4" combo
  • Outputs: 1 x XLR (thru)
  • Mounting: Pole, Floor Wedge, Fly
  • Weight: 26 lbs.

Pros

The majority of the many positive reviews the EON610 received are from users who were happy with its versatility. And many mention how it performed flawlessly, and quietly, with no hum or hiss, and it specially worked well as a stage monitor. Some even reported using it as monitors at big amphitheaters, and other big venues and it passed their expectations with flying colors. Even critics who prefer speakers with wooden baffles were impressed with the quality of the sound coming from its plastic exterior.

Cons

There were some who mis-understood the Bluetooth capability as having the means to stream music, so they were disappointed to find that it is only meant for convenient EQ adjustments. Some also complained that it was not available for iOS devices at the time of their review. Note that I looked at the ratings of the JBL Eon app on both Google App and iTunes and found that not many liked the apps, citing disconnection and other issues. Since EQ can be done externally, the unit should still perform well even with this issue.

Overall

We were recommending the EON610 as a stage monitor until we did a detailed review of the category in December 2017 at which time we found there were more highly rated options which we now recommend in our guide to The Best Powered & Passive Stage Monitors.