EV: Power and Performance at Winter NAMM 2010
Electro-Voice was in full force at this year’s Winter NAMM trade show in Anaheim, Cal., with a wide range of superior sound solutions for the musical instrument retail market. Here’s what wowed the crowd at the EV booth…
ZXA1 – The world’s best compact loudspeaker just got amped!
The original ZX1 raised the bar with its stunning combination of style and sound quality. Now we’ve added power to the equation: introducing the new ZXA1. Along with a world-class woofer and a titanium compression driver, ZXA1 is equipped with a professional quality 800 watt amplifier, the design of which is derived from our flagship Tour Grade series – the choice of the world’s biggest tours and events. ZXA1 packs all this into an incredibly portable package and at a price that puts other so-called premium quality powered boxes to shame.
SX brought injection-molded enclosures into the professional realm, immediately setting standards for lightweight durability, exceptional performance and all-around versatility. The best-selling loudspeaker series in EV history, an SX has an instantly recognizable form that has been often imitated but never equaled, with copycats also falling short on another critical detail: audio quality. Add a world-class EV power amp to the equation and you have SXA – the industry standard in portable powered loudspeakers.
Balancing state-of-the-art components with undeniable good looks, ZX series has changed the game for molded enclosure loudspeakers. The passive ZX and powered ZXA boxes offer solutions for an incredibly broad range of applications where professional quality sound needs to be matched with stylish aesthetics and super-lightweight practicality. Additional features such as built-in monitor angles, multiple horn patterns, weatherized versions, black and white finishes and myriad accessories mean there’s a ZX/ZXA ready to work for you in any number of portable or small/medium installed sound applications.
The experience EV has gained from building sound systems for the world’s most demanding tours and events makes its way into every loudspeaker we make, including Tour X.
Combining legendary EV engineering with bold aesthetics and a host of innovative, patent-pending features, Tour X loudspeakers raise the bar for sonic performance with style. Whether installed, onstage or on the road, Tour X is as tough as it gets, with a super-durable enclosure and unique ‘backbone’ grille design providing superior strength and damage resistance.
The QRX series has become a legend in its own lifetime, packaging professional, tour-proven EV components into a super-durable Baltic Birch enclosure – all built to withstand the most demanding applications while delivering jaw-dropping output and sonic finesse. A tour-ready, bi-ampable workhorse complete with rotatable horns and monitor angles, QRX has become a trusted tool of rental companies and touring musicians around the world. Available with an array of rigging and mounting options, QRX has also become a firm favorite for permanent installations everywhere from rock clubs to houses of worship.
Choosing a new PL mic from Electro-Voice puts over 80 years of industry-leading engineering-know-how on stage with you, assuring the character of your performance remains true to form for every show. Featuring seven vocal models and three instrument models, PL series models feature a unique non-reflective, textured satin finish, high-quality fine mesh Memraflex™ grilles, shock-mounted capsules for extraordinarily low handling noise and polar patterns strategically chosen to delivery superb sonic performance with minimal off-axis complications. PL series: exceptional durability, sonic performance and contemporary styling for the serious musician.
N/DYM series microphones are different to other “standard-issue” mics in every detail. Supremely clean sound; comfortable, quiet handling; lightweight, high-performance magnetic structures; unique VOB™ technology; studio-sound performance… all are N/DYM hallmarks. Whether part of a fixed installation, in the studio or on the road, an N/DYM will outperform every other mic in its class – that’s why N/DYM mics have become among the most recognizable and relied-upon mics out there.
There’s a reason why the RE-2 PRO has become the standard issue for concert sound around the world: no other system offers such a stunning balance of sound quality, rugged reliability and great value. Equipped with an array of advanced features derived from our tour-proven REV systems and offering the rock-solid performance of our RE-2 systems, RE-2 PRO is the perfect choice for the pro musician. Whether used for vocals or instruments, your wireless will never sound more wired.
EV believes the audio quality of an amplifier is just as important as its output power – that’s why EV amps are the choice of world’s biggest tours and events. Equipped with a super-efficient, lightweight and reliable Class-H design, Q series amps bring EV’s unique amp design philosophy to a new level of performance and affordability, proving once again that an EV amp will do more than just work through the toughest conditions; it will ensure your system sounds its best while running safely. Q series features four models to precisely address your audio power needs, all at an unheard of price-point.
EV signal processors are engineered and manufactured to the industry’s most rigorous standards – our own. The DC-One is a two-in, six-out digital loudspeaker processor that extends EV’s unmatched DSP heritage with powerful SHARC processing, outstanding dynamic range, rugged reliability and a host of additional features normally associated with units costing many times more. No other unit balances such ease-of-use with such sophisticated functionality – unprecedented processing performance and value for working musicians and small/medium installations.