NORTHRIDGE, Calif .– HARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control, today unveiled its latest addition to the JBL Professional PRX Column Portable PA family, the PRX ONE portable all in one. JBL Professional also introduced the brand new JBL Pro Connect universal app for simplified management of the PRX ONE system.
PRX ONE meets the needs of a wide range of portable and installed applications, delivering unmatched power, acoustic performance and functionality in a sleek and compact package weighing just 56 pounds. The system delivers superb high-bandwidth 130dB SPL with consistent front-to-back projection, thanks to its custom-designed 12-tweeter column array featuring JBL AIM (Array Inumbration Mechanics) acoustic design; 12-inch bass-reflex woofer; and a built-in 2000 watt (peak) Class D amplifier.
Artists of all skill levels will compose great sound, fast, thanks to PRX ONE’s comprehensive suite of professional-grade Lexicon and dbx processors and eight customizable presets. Built-in effects include reverb, 8-band EQ, delay, compression, limiting, ducking, echo, sub-synth and dbx DriveRack Inside technology, with automatic AFS Pro feedback suppression; Three-level DSP control provides multi-level user experiences based on knowledge level.
Creatives will work faster and easier with PRX ONE’s Soundcraft-designed 7-channel, dual-mode digital mixer that can be set to control general mixing functions or channel strip functions, all manageable via an LCD display. color or the new JBL Pro Connect the universal app.
The PRX ONE’s color LCD display provides full access to all functions, and a convenient Setup Saver stores snapshots for easy recall. The Simple Success Dynamic LED Meter provides users with a quick and easy way to check levels and channel functions such as mute and clipping.
“Whether you’re a singer-songwriter, DJ, corporate presenter, or educator, sounding good is essential,” says Brandon Knudsen, JBL Product Manager, Loudspeaker Professional Solutions. “So when we set out to design a new compact column PA, acoustic performance was at the top of our list. But at the same time, we know that each scenario is unique. We’ve equipped the PRX ONE with an incredibly versatile feature set that we believe will appeal to a wide range of artists:, with that deep bass they crave. Plus, presenters and educators will appreciate the slim, low-profile profile and system presets that instantly give them the best sound. Everyone will be happy to leave outboard gear behind and lighten their load no matter where they play.
With PRX ONE, every seat is the best seat in the house: twelve custom-designed tweeters work in combination with JBL’s geometrically optimized AIM shading design to provide controlled, consistent front-to-back coverage and consistent response.
Custom designed high frequency transducers feature copper coated pole pieces to reduce inductance for a smoother and more precise response; the transducers feature less power compression, delivering more natural performance without the need for heavy DSP. High frequency performance is optimized up to 500Hz, allowing the woofer to deliver a more natural and precise bass sound. The acoustically optimized woofer of the PRX ONE delivers superior performance up to 35Hz without the need for DSP.
Available for Android and iOS phones and tablets, the new JBL Pro Connect app opens up a world of convenient control possibilities over a comprehensive suite of PRX ONE, DSP and Bluetooth mixing functions. The streamlined interface makes it easy to adjust and control all the features of multiple speakers from anywhere in the room, including adjusting volume and equalizer levels, activating reverb and Lexicon effects and much more.
PRX ONE gives artists the ability to expand their system: Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity allows up to 10 units to be remotely controlled using the JBL Pro Connect app, and an XLR Thru output offers true analog expansion with the possibility of aligning several speakers in time, with up to 100 ms of delay per speaker. An optional bracket and adapter allows the array to be mounted to a wall or beam independent of the subwoofer for permanent installations. Carrying is a snap, thanks to the computer-modeled ComfortGrip handle and nylon carry bag of the PRX ONE.
Connect microphones, instruments, mobile devices and platforms wirelessly using PRX ONE’s versatile I / O set, which includes four professional-grade Neutrik XLR combo jacks, two channels of phantom power dedicated, a dedicated Hi-Z input and two USB 2.0 ports, which can be used to power external devices and AKG wireless systems.
Each PRX ONE undergoes 100 hours of rigorous stress testing to ensure it will perform flawlessly in real life conditions. The system is housed in a durable shell tough enough for the most demanding gigs, yet unobtrusive enough to complement any presentation scenario.
PRX ONE is ideal for DJs, musicians, entertainment venues, corporate presenters, rental companies, and places of worship. It’s the perfect solution for anyone who demands top-notch power, acoustic performance, creative control and connectivity in a sleek and comprehensive column PA perfect for both installed and portable applications.
Explore the full product details and specifications of the JBL PRX ONE and discover all the control possibilities of the JBL Pro Connect app.