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JBL EON 500 Series Powered Speakers


Each of the three self-powered, full-range EON500 speakers from JBL has an on-board mini-mixer with loop-thru or mix-out capability, for greater control of the loudspeaker’s output. Other features of the series include: multiple suspension points; soft-grip handles and a full screened backed grille for extra component protection. The EON515 and EON510 are 2-way systems with mic and line level inputs, and a selectable system EQ which provides a “loudness” type control with the ability to roll off the low frequency to maximize performance with a subwoofer, or when used as a floor monitor. I/O’s are via XLR/ quarter-inch combo connectors. Additional ¼” inputs provide input flexibility and the ability to mix multiple sources. Each loudspeaker has one selectable XLR output so that the whole mix may be looped to another speaker (or sent to a mixing console) or simply used for traditional “daisy-chaining.” The EON515 is a 15-inch 2-way loudspeaker system boasting a total of 450/900 watts (continuous/burst) power. MSRP: $999.


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I want to be a rockstar when I grow up, at least that is what I have been putting down as my career goal ever since I was first introduced to the Beatles at 11 or 12 years old. Shortly after my introduction to the Fab Four, I picked up an old classical guitar and started learning every Beatles song I could. It was right around that time that the nickname "GuitarGuy" Tim originated. While I don't remember the exact origin, it was basically how kids at school differentiated me from the other 4 or 5 Tims in our class. Starting in Jr. High, with an arsenal of Weezer and Green Day covers, my friends and I began "performing". Over the next 10 years I played guitar or bass in various alternative, punk and acoustic bands. Somewhere mid-way through college I realized that although I had the desire to be a rockstar, maybe I didn't have the songwriting abilities, so I moved my passion for music behind the console. I then spent several years working in a studio by day, and at night running everything from local concerts to community musicals. Without all of the boring details, my studio work eventually led me into advertising and marketing which is what I now do during the day. But when I come home at night, I still pull out my guitar and put on concerts for my kiddos (I’m raising up the next generation of Guitar Gods). I met up with the Rev while I was in grad school and was working on my thesis: Turn it up to Eleven: A Study of Guitar Hero and Rockband gamers. Why they play and how marketers can use this information. Yes, it is true. I have several academic publications about Guitar Hero. At that time in my life I had decided to pursue a career in marketing within the music industry, but the Rev had a better idea. He gave me a shot at reviewing gear, and ever since then I have been a regular here as part of the Live2playNetwork dysfunctional-family. When it comes to music, I'm a jack of all trades. While I'm not an expert at anything, in a pinch I can play guitar, bass, drums, sing, or I can mic up the drum kit, edit in Pro Tools, or solder up a new patch cable.

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