At this year's Prolight + Sound Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany, JBL once again earned a MIPA (International Music Press Award), this time for the new EON500 portable PA loudspeaker series in the category of Portable Sound. More than 100 magazines voted in over 40 categories products at the 10th Annual MIPA ceremony, which took place on April 2. This marks the fifth straight year that JBL has won the MIPA in the Portable Sound category and JBL's ninth MIPA nomination overall.
Since the initial introduction of the EON series in 1995, JBL has sold nearly one million speakers, resetting the standards for portability and performance along the way. The EON500 series continues to raise these standards with even greater versatility, performance and value.“The MIPA for the EON500 series is proof of the industry's recognition that these are the go-to loudspeakers for portable PA applications,” said Simon Jones, Director of Marketing for Portable PA, JBL Professional. “It is an honor to win this award for a fifth straight year.”
The EON500 series features three new models: the EON515 and EON510 2-way powered speakers, and the EON518S subwoofer. Each of the full-range EON500 series compact, lightweight models features an on-board mini-mixer with loop-thru or mix-out capability, allowing for greater control of the loudspeaker's output. The EON500 series loudspeakers also offer selectable EQ, multiple suspension points, soft-grip handle and a full screened backed grille for extra component protection. The EON500 series loudspeakers feature a combination of JBL's patented engineered components, enabling a smaller enclosure and lighter weight than competitive models.