• JBL introduces PRX900 Series portable PA systems

    JBL has launched PRX900 Series of full-range loudspeakers and subwoofers, which includes three powered two-way loudspeakers and two powered subwoofers, and is reportedly built from the ground up.

    The PRX900 Series’ DSP package, accessible via onboard LCDs and the JBL Pro Connect app, includes 12-band parametric EQ for system tuning, and dbx live and fixed Automatic Feedback Suppression, soft system limiter with overeasy option and speaker delay (up to 180 ms) settings and presets.

    JBL’s Pro Connect app offers BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy, opposed to PRX800 which used Wi-Fi) functionality for system control (but not audio streaming) of up to 10 speakers and integration with JBL EON ONE MK2, PRX ONE, and EON700 systems, and includes app-only functions such as speaker snapshots and grouping.

    The PRX900 Series polypropylene cabinets are said to feature computer-modeled ribbing, while subwoofers are housed in braced 18 mm birch cabinets. The series is backed by a seven-year warranty.

    The PRX900 Series targets applications such as DJs and bands, music venues, rental houses or corporate A/V providers.

    As far a transducers, JBL is using the familiar JBL 2408H-2 1.5” compression driver with (also used in PRX 700 and 800) coupled to 'updated JBL Image Control Waveguides'. The ferrite magnet cone transducers are of new design, and a flared port is utilized for the bass reflex topology.

    Class D power amplification is used (nominally rated at a very square 2000W peak with no small details), woofers making use of a bridged woofer that reportedly keeps current spikes out of the ground and lowers crosstalk harmonics to the tweeter [sic].

    LF speaker sizes are 8" (new to PRX), 12" and 15" for the full-range systems (2x15" format from PRX800 is now gone). Subwoofers use 15" or 18" cone speakers.

    Enclosures feature dual 36 mm pole sockets and six M10 suspension points; subwoofers feature M20 pole threaded inserts. Full-range speakers feature a built-in gyrosensor that automatically changes system tuning depending on monitor or mains placement.

    Main specifications:

    Frequency Response - 65Hz - 20kHz (-3dB)
    Maximum SPL - 126dB
    Dimensions - 479 x 312 x 285 mm
    Weight - 13.7kg

    Frequency Response - 65Hz - 17kHz (-3dB)
    Maximum SPL - 132dB
    Dimensions - 636 x 394 x 332 mm
    Weight - 19.5kg

    Frequency Response - 60Hz - 16kHz (-3dB)
    Maximum SPL - 133dB
    Dimensions - 717 x 465 x 383 mm
    Weight - 24.1kg

    Frequency Response - 40 - 87 Hz (-3dB)
    Maximum SPL - 131dB
    Dimensions - 549 x 480 x 580 mm
    Weight - 28.6kg

    Frequency Response - 35 - 92 Hz (-3dB)
    Maximum SPL - 134dB
    Dimensions - 693 x 591 x 654 mm
    Weight - 40.7kg

    The series is now available (at least in the US), with retail prices as follows:
    PRX908: $849.00+tax
    PRX912: $999.00+tax
    PRX915: $1,099.00+tax
    PRX915XLF: $1,299.00+tax
    PRX918XLF: $1,499.00+tax
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