EVE Audio SC205 2-Way 5 Inch Active Monitors - PAIR
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Ribbon tweeters sound like silk and the EVE Audio have certainly captured the intrinsic sound of this design in the SC205 active studio monitors. Second in Eve's line of studio monitors is the SC205. Like the name implies, it's a SilverCone two-way system with a 5" woofer. But don't let your eyes deceive you.
The SC205 might seem like a small speaker, but it definitely packs a punch. With an extended bass frequency response and an astounding output level, the SC205 will easily fill your room with exceptional sound.
The SC205 also comes with the convenience of threaded screw inserts on the bottom and the back. That way, you can mount your SC205 on a regular microphone or speaker stand, or use the back plate for different wall mounting options available on the market.
The SC205 uses Eve's 5" SilverCone woofer for an extended bass response. This very stiff diaphragm is honeycomb structured and glass fibre coated. Like in other models, such as the smaller SC204, the SC205 is driven by a sophisticated magnet system that uses a 1" voice coil responsible for delivering a greater linear excursion. All in all, this produces a bigger dynamic range than you would naturally assume from a speaker of these proportions. The result is an unsurpassed audio transparency that, when coupled with Eve's proprietary AMT tweeter and PWM amplifier, will surprise you with a very powerful and precise low end.
The AMT (Air Motion Transformer) tweeter is Eve's own proprietary technology that follows the rule of not using "off-the-shelf" components when looking for the best possible results. The preciseness and detail in the high frequency, along with the general tightness of the bass and mid-range frequencies, will make the SC205 equally adequate for use on the road or in studio.
With every EVE Audio speaker, you also get high resolution DSP electronics. One push knob operation and you will have access to accurate volume control and several different filter settings that will help you tailor your monitors to the way you work.
And if you always avoid digital processing, Eve's got you covered. The DSP engine is supported with a high quality A/D converter from Burr-Brown, which delivers a pristine signal to the DSP section. And since the PWM amplifiers are directly connected to the DSP, no additional conversion is necessary. Please visit Eve's DSP page to learn more about our DSP philosophy.
Bass Port Design
It's all in the geometry. One of the downside effects of port compression is bass distortion. As you turn up the volume, the efficiency of the port reduces and distortion will increase.
Eve opted for a large rear rectangular port with no hard edges for our bass port designs. That's one of the reasons EVE monitors have a high efficiency on the lower frequencies.
The results? High sound pressures with tight and punchy bass frequencies that don't cause port distortion. Crank up the volume, and EVE will deliver a round bass. With no holes to look at every time you glance at your speakers.
EVE Audio SC205 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Description 2-way System Dimensions (WxHxD) [mm] 175 x 275 x 233 Dimensions (WxHxD) ["] 6.89 x 10.83 x 9.17 Free-field frequency range (-3dB) 53Hz - 21kHz Tweeter AMT RS1 Mid-Woofer 130mm/5" Cross-over frequency 3000Hz Maximum SPL @ 1m 101dB Number of amplifiers 2 Total short-term output power 100W Output power (woofer) 50W Output power (tweeter) 50W Protection limiter Settings Volume -inf. - +6dB High-shelf filter (-5dB - +3dB) > 3kHz Desk filter boost (0dB - +3dB) 80Hz Desk filter cut (-5dB - 0dB) 180Hz Low-shelve filter (-5dB - +3dB) < 300Hz Level-fix dip switch Filter-fix dip switch Connectors XLR in (impedance) (10k) RCA in (impedance) (10k) Power consumption Standby < 1W Full output 70VA Misc. Backmounting thread inserts Mic stand thread inserts Weight kg/lb. 5 / 11