Few schools have the option of a permanent public address system, but JBL’s $900 EON 515XT can do the same thing. The self-contained speaker has a 625 watt amplifier built in and can, with a microphone, make anybody’s voice fill a room, school bus or playground. The whole thing weighs 33 pounds and has an integrated 3-channel mixer to switch between a mic, ipod or junior DJ at a dance.
If that’s not enough, JBL’s EON 210P takes this idea even further. It includes a pair of speakers and two 150 watt amplifiers. The set comes with an 8-channel mixer for a band concert or debate team meet. It costs $1,250.