Recently, the most popular type of PA equipment being pushed by companies is the "column speaker," which uses a large-diameter subwoofer and a bar-shaped speaker with multiple small-diameter speakers arranged vertically.
Soundhouse also sells products from various manufacturers, but we compared and listened to PAONE, PA UNO from CLASSIC PRO, EON ONE, EON ONE PRO from JBL acting as an agency, so it is realistic I would like to introduce each recommended point while giving an impression.
From left: EON ONE, EON ONE PRO, PA ONE, PA UNO
The same sound source was sent at the same level, and the volume, sound pressure, and sound quality were compared with the speaker's VOLIME raised to just before clipping.
Column speaker comparison table
|メーカー||CLASSIC PRO||CLASSIC PRO||JBL||JBL|
|商品名||PA UNO||PA ONE||EON ONE||EON ONE PRO|
|指向性(H×V)||120°× 30°||90°× 40°||100°×50°||100°×50°|
|外部出力||THRU OUT(XLR)x2||LINE OUT(XLR)||MONITOR OUT(RCA)×2||PATH THRU(XLR)x1
|REC OUT (RCA×2)|
|MIX OUT(XLR)x1||MIX OUT(XLR)|
From left: EON ONE, EON ONE PRO, PA ONE, PA UNO
EON ONE, EON ONE PRO, PA ONE, PA UNO from below
From left: PA UNO, PA ONE, EON ONE PRO, EON ONE
The loudest sound comes out! !
It sounds so that you can see the difference among the 4 models. After all, a powerful amplifier of 300W (low range) + 300W (middle and high range) and a large-diameter 12-inch subwoofer are effective. As a character of sound quality, the high range sounds stronger than other models in a good sense, so some people may be a little anxious as the volume is increased. However, there is a 3-band EQ that can be adjusted to just the right feel with a little suppression in the high end.
Equipped with high performance DSP
Various settings can be made on the LCD display. The point is that you can change the center frequency of the middle band from 70Hz to 12kHz, not just a 3-band EQ. Now you can reach Kayui. No more crying between the highs and the mids! ! Three convenient presets (MUSIC, VOICE, DJ) give you the best sound quality for your application, so it's safe for first-time users. MUSIC is the most standard mode. On the other hand, it is like a VOICE that suppresses the low frequency range and makes it easier to hear human voices.
Electric guitar and electric bass amp
There is a high impedance input terminal, so you can directly connect an electric acoustic guitar or electric bass. PA UNO has the advantage of being able to fly sound from a high position to a wide area of 120 ° in the horizontal direction, making it easy to monitor on the stage as well as listening to the sound of the instrument even from the customer's point of view. As a self-playing bass player, you can adjust the volume of the subwoofer separately from the mid-high range speakers, so it is very easy to use, and you can freely make it thicker or look a little cleaner according to your preference .
Robust connection with security
The connection part of PA UNO is called 4 guide pillar connection, which is a type that is fixed with four iron poles, but this is also the most solid among the four models. It is not related to sound, but it is an important point !!
Two-stage height adjustment is possible
Using the height adjustment column, you can set the height according to the height of the venue and the position of the listener's head.
Since ch1 and ch2 have a through output and a MIX OUT that outputs a signal that mixes all channels, it can be sent to an additional PA system or sent to another PA UNO.
Bluetooth music playback support
Bluetooth that is convenient when you want to play music wirelessly. PA UNO can also perform stereo playback by distributing the right and left signals by pairing two units.
49,800 yen (as of 3/17) for a speaker, subwoofer, mixer and power amplifier in one package may be too cheap! ? But there is CLASSIC PRO which has caused many price revolutions so far. As expected.
12 midrange units
The middle range comes out firmly among the four models. The other three models consist of a part that does not contain a speaker that only adjusts the height and a part that contains a speaker, whereas both PA ONEs are tightly packed. As you can see from the pictures of the four models, the other three models can hear the mid-high range from the top, but the PA ONE sounds like the sound coming from the front. The volume and sound pressure were smaller than PA UNO, but I felt almost the same as EON ONE. The appearance was the most compact, but I was surprised at the size of the sound that I could afford.
8 inch x2 double subwoofer
Although it is a slim subwoofer, the sound pressure is perfect because it is two shots. In personal sense, it was the second largest sound pressure along with EON ONE after PA UNO. Because the caliber is small, the center of gravity is a little bass with a sense of speed. It is recommended that the volume of the subwoofer can be adjusted individually.
Plus one function optimal for each channel
Each of the four channels in PA ONE has a knob that plays a different role in addition to the LEVEL knob. The LINE and AUX channels have a CONTOUR that boosts the low and high frequencies, the MIC1 channel has a reverb, and the MIC2 has a speech EQ.
LINE output for nifty stereo
When using two PA ONEs on the left and right for stereo use, you can select whether to output the stereo input (L, R) sound of the first unit with L + R MONO or output only R.
1 minute assembly !! Twist & lock function
Connecting column speakers and subwoofers is as easy as "just plug in and turn".
As expected JBL sound
As I thought when listening to JBL's PA speakers, the balance of the original sound was good in the first place, so you can create a sound immediately by raising the VOLUME. You can recommend a natural sound without listening fatigue without choosing a genre. The volume and sound pressure were the second among PAUNO among the four models. The woofer has the second largest diameter of 10 inches. After all, the size of the woofer size is one guide.
Integrated for easy carrying and storage
The high-frequency speaker and two height adjustment parts can be plugged into the back of the subwoofer and combined into one. It's helpful to be able to move easily.
Height adjustment is possible in three stages
The height of the high-frequency speaker can be changed in combination with the connection parts, so that the optimal position can be selected according to the height of the venue and the position of the customer.
The mic / line input channels have high-quality reverbs for the high-band and low-band two-band EQs, making it easy for first-time users to easily set up. It is also a nice point that it supports not only RCA for stereo input but also Bluetooth and stereo mini.
Sound is beautiful
As I said in EON ONE PRO, this model also has a good natural sound with a good balance from low to high frequencies. The volume and sound pressure are the quietest of the four models, but there is enough volume for events that require a PA system of this size. Because it is compact and lightest, it is a perfect model for those who value good sound, compactness and lightness.
Only model with built-in battery
No need to take power, you can live anywhere and anytime. With about 6 hours of battery life, most events will sound solid from start to finish. I think this is the hottest point for street performers.
Enhanced mixer functions
6 channels with 4 microphones and 1 stereo input. The microphones are equipped with high-frequency and low-frequency 2-band EQ and reverb, respectively. It also supports phantom power (ch1,2) that can also use a condenser microphone, and high-impedance inputs (ch3,4) that can be directly connected to an electric guitar or electric bass, etc., greatly expanding the range of performance.
Abundant expansion terminals
Monitor output that can adjust the level separately from the main. Very useful when sending signals to floor monitors or other PA systems. There is also a pass-through output that is used when adding EON ONE PRO, so it can be used for various systems.
What I found out from the comparison listening of the four models this time was that "basically all sound good." If you are in doubt, it is better to consider which of the points you want to prioritize. It's too dogmatic and prejudiced, but roughly like this.
Loud sound, cost performanc → PA UNO
Compact, high volume → PA ONE
High sound quality, portability → EON ONE
Light weight, built-in battery → EON ONE PRO
A column speaker is an all-in-one PA system that integrates a mixer, power amplifier, and speakers necessary for producing sound. Acoustic live such as talk events, lessons, and narration using the microphone while playing music is also OK. It can also be recommended for DJ events where subwoofers work. I think that it is the perfect equipment for those who are looking for a high-quality PA system that anyone can use easily and easily.