JBL PRX One portable line array: Premium specs, features and price

JBL wades into the portable line array PA sector with the premium-priced JBL PRX One. If you value portability, sound quality and class-leading specs and you have deep pockets, then this could be the PA for you.


JBL is one of the oldest brand names in the “sound reinforcement” industry; JBL’s roots date back to the 1940s and you’ll find its products inexorably linked with the advent of PA systems. Undoubtedly it’s a big-hitting brand, so when you hear JBL is releasing a new line of PA speakers, it’s big news for us here at Gearnews.

Without a doubt, the release of the JBL PRX One cements the impression that we’re in the age of the portable line array PA system. It’s a concept you’ll have first seen in the Bose L1 portable column system, which is undoubtedly the main competitor to the JBL PRX One.

The concept is the same and both manufacturers offer a lightweight portable PA system you can chuck in the boot of your hatchback. At around 30 kgs you can carry the whole system yourself. When you get to your gig, simply plug in the upper array column to the subwoofer base station and plug in your sources. Voila! A self-contained PA that offers superb sound dispersal throughout the venue.

Class-Leading Specs

You’ll find a seriously impressive spec sheet accompanying the JBL PRX One. But it’s also a class-leading price, so you’d hope that for the money, it out-performs the competition! I have to say that reading through the specs, the hefty price-tag may well be justified. Here are a few stand-out specs and features:

  • 130db Max SPL
  • 40-20kHz (-3db)
  • 1000W RMS
  • 7 Channel Soundcraft-Designed Digital Mixer
  • Onboard dbx and Lexicon effects
  • Bluetooth connectivity and app control

Taking a look through JBLs press release, I’m impressed with their emphasis on the quality of the loudspeaker drivers themselves. JBL go to great lengths to emphasise in particular, that they use minimal DSP to correct for driver deficiencies. That should translate to a natural-sounding PA rig that will crank loud and fatigue-free for long periods.

The JBL PRX One is a premium product with premium specs and that obviously comes with a premium price. I suspect that translates to a truly first-class experience though, which never comes cheap!

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Electron EQ Is A FREE Vintage Equalizer Plugin By Viator DSP

Electron EQ by Viator DSP

Viator DSP offers Electron EQ, a freeware EQ plugin inspired by vintage hardware. Electron EQ is available in AU and VST3 formats for macOS and Windows via the developer’s Patreon page. The developer, Landon Viator, has released multiple free plugins that are worth checking out. So, if you like what he does, you can become […]

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Deal: Softube Volume 5 is 50% off until 31 August, 2021!

Softube Volume 5Developer Softube has reduced the price for its all-encompassing software bundle – Volume 5 – by half throughout August 2021. Volume 5 contains 30+ plug-ins and virtual instruments used in mixing, mastering, post-processing and production. There’s channel strips, EQS, compressors, limiters, distortion and saturation, modulation, reverbs, delays, guitar/bass amps, and synthesizers.

Here’s the complete list of products included in Softube Volume 5:

  • American Class A
  • Summit Audio Grand Channel
  • White EQ MP
  • Weiss MM-1 Mastering Maximizer
  • Amp Room
  • Statement lead
  • Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor
  • Tape
  • Trident A-Range
  • Marshall Plexi Super Lead 1959
  • Passive-Active Pack
  • Modular
  • Harmonics Analog Saturation Processor
  • FET compressor
  • OTO Biscuit 8-bit Effects
  • Marshall Cabinet Collection
  • Fix flanger and doubler
  • Fix phaser
  • Heartbeat
  • Monoment bass
  • Parallels
  • Summit Audio EQF-100
  • Summit Audio TLA-100A
  • Transient Shaper
  • TSAR-1 reverb
  • TSAR-1R Reverb
  • Tube delay
  • Spring Reverb
  • Acoustic feedback
  • Saturation Knob

Regular sales aside, Softube has been remarkably productive this year. The Swedish developer started 2021 by introducing the Weiss EQ MP plug-in around NAMM, and followed with emulations of Empirical Labs gear (Mike-E Comp, Lil FrEQ), the Model 84 softsynth (modeled after the Roland Juno-106), and the grungy Tape Echoes plug-in. Softube products are priced a bit higher than some competitors, but having four releases like this in the span of 6 months makes it pretty obvious where most of the money is going.

Softube Volume 5 summer sale

Until August 31 2021, Softube Volume 5 is on sale for EUR 450 instead of EUR 899. Individual upgrade prices are available for owners of previous versions and individual Softube plug-ins.

Softube plug-ins work under macOS 10.13 or later (no native M1 support yet) and Windows 10 in VST, VST3, AU, and AAX 64-bit formats. A free iLok account (or paid USB dongle) and the Softube Central software are needed for authorization. Demo versions and PDF user manuals can be downloaded from the Softube website.

More information about Softube Volume 5

Softube Volume 5 Video

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Acustica Audio Releases FREE Black Gain-Staging Tools

Acustica Audio Black

Acustica Audio offers Black, a collection of two freeware gain-staging tools for macOS and Windows. The concept behind Black is to emulate mimic preamp behavior to provide an authentic analog flavor in the digital realm. Acustica Audio is no stranger to emulating iconic preamps, and they have a proprietary way of doing so. What Black […]

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