JBL Adds Powered Subwoofer to IRX-Series Speakers


JBL has announced its latest edition to the IRX-Series powered portable PA system, the IRX115S Compact Powered 15" Portable Subwoofer, which has been created to complement the IRX108BT and IRX112BT full-range powered tops. The subwoofer was professionally designed to deliver a smooth, detailed, and deep low-frequency response with ease of use and minimal setup time.

JBL IRX115S Compact Powered 15" Portable Subwoofer
JBL IRX115S Compact Powered 15" Portable Subwoofer

The IRX115S utilizes a 1300W amplifier to power the 15" woofer, which provides a frequency response of 103 to 45 Hz (-3 dB) and a respectable 128 dB SPL. The rear panel offers a master volume knob, two combo XLR-1/4" inputs, and two XLR thru/outputs for sending audio to an external source. There are three user-selectable crossover settings (80, 100, 120 Hz) and a polarity switch to let you dial in the right sound for your room.

Lightweight, at 65.3 lb, the rugged MDF enclosure can withstand the rigors of the road, offering a reinforced grille for added protection without compromising acoustic performance. You’ll also find ergonomic handles for ease in transport. The bass-reflex-ported design enhances output and reduces woofer noise.

The top of the subwoofer features an M20-thread pole mount, which allows you to deploy the IRX108BT, IRX112BT, and other loudspeakers. When combined with the IRX-Series tops, this professionally engineered package can outperform larger competing systems.

What are your thoughts on the new IRX115S? Is this portable subwoofer the right fit for your next gig? Tell us about it in the Comments section, below!