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Tony S
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I know I'm resurrecting an old thread here, but I am looking to buy a system and have a couple of questions. First, I checked out the JBL website for their EON speakers which said they could be daisy-chained together. Does this configuration allow for true stereo sound, or will the output from both speakers be identical? Second, does anyone have a preference between the JBL EON 10 G2 and the JBL EON 15 G2? I ask that question in reference to sound quality, not wieght of the speakers. Thanks for your advice!
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Michael Messing
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Hello Tony S,

I own a pair of JBL Eon G2 10s and they sound incredible for their size. I have had a couple of dealers tell me the G2 10s sound as good or better than the G2 15s, although I've never had a chance to compare them.

I think the question about stereo versus mono sound would be a matter of whether you are running a mono or stereo mixer. If you're running a stereo mixer, than different sounds would be coming out of the right and left channels and would then go to each Eon. With a mono mixer, it would be the same.

If you're talking about going directly into the Eon without a mixer, than you would get mono.

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If you daisy chain, it's mono, it's basically the equivalent of throwing a Y at the end of the cable from the mixer, with one end going into the first speaker and the other going to a second cable and then to the second speaker.

To get stereo, you have to home run to the mixer.

That said, STEREO IS A BAD IDEA IN LIVE SOUND. The only way to make stereo usable in live sound (as opposed to a movie theatre or home theatre/stereo system) is to have multiple speakers for each side--basically you need an entire cluster on each side of the stage. Each side needs to be able to cover the entire room, at equal volumes such that every member of the audience hears both sides equally. You're not going to do this without very well designed systems using all different types of speakers designed for this sort of work. You certainly aren't going to do it with EONs

If you run stereo sound through a pair of EONs, all you end up doing is causing most of the audience to only hear primarily one side or the other, and they miss out on much of the recorded sound.

The 15 will have a better low end capability, by nature of its larger driver. I can't speak to power, since I'm not familiar with all the specs of the two products.

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Tony S
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Michael and Andy,
Thank you for your quick replies. I'm going to find a local dealer and listen to both the G2 10's and 15's. I like to listen before I buy any kind of sound equipment. Michael, based on your experience with the 10's will a pair give me enough sound to play to an audience of 200 to 300 in a school auditorium? Andy, it's great to get the input of a sound engineer on these issues. I had not thought through the implications of stereo sound that you point out. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Now to pick up the wireless mic portion of this thread, I've used Sampson in the past and I've been mostly fortunate in that they have worked well for me with rare exception. I've found that they do well if you keep fresh batteries in them. Based on feedback here I'll look at some of the units from sennheiser or shure when it's time to upgrade.
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Tony,

A pair of 10's will easily cover the room, volume-wise, but depending on the accoustics they may not have the same depth of sound as the 15's.

I recently played a huge facility (20,000 square feet) and the 10's were definitely loud enough to be heard throughout the room but the DJ had 4 powered 15" speakers and really could make the room rumble!

I don't run into those circumstances often and when I do, they usually have a sound system in place. If I ran into that more often, I would opt for larger, more powerful speakers.

I love the 10's. They total 350 watts (for a pair of them) and that's really plenty for most circumstances.

Michael
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Michael,
Thanks for the feedback (pun intended). Again, I'll be listening to both speakers as soon as I can. I'll keep you posted (pun intended).

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A good alternative to the JBL's is the Vidsonix Super Nova X12A (kk 450 ) 12" POWERED SPKRS! You can find them on Ebay and they run half the price of the JBL's. Just search on vidsonix and click on the link to look in ebay stores for a great bargain. I'm not the one selling them. Just thought I would pass along the information. They have been available for that price for the last couple of months so I don't know how much longer the bargain will last.

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Thanks, Martin. I'll take a look at that too.
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