First EVE SC407 Installation in UK at Northampton UniversityKEITH MALIN
UK – Academia, the North London based music technology education supplier has installed Eve Audio SC407’s into the music department of Northampton University.”
The University of Northampton’s Popular Music degree has a new subject leader in Gordon Okafor-Ross and he has spent the past six months updating the department’s facilities to ensure that the new course will produce 360° musicians capable of performing, recording and criticising their own work. Over the past month he and his students have been test-driving monitor speakers, which they finally narrowed down to a straight shootout between Eve SC407, Adam S3H-X and Focal Twin 6.
“After rotating the universal mid/tweeter plate 90 degrees from horizontal to vertical the Eve SC407 monitors really came together in our control room. The bass is tight, the mids are clear and the top end is very detailed” explained Dr Okafor-Ross, “Where the Adams seemed a little flattering the Eves feel more forensic and mixes developed on them sound great on other systems. In a university environment, unlike a commercial studio, you must be prepared for students to make mistakes and the classic is switching on phantom power with a microphone channel open. I was really worried about the costs of regularly replacing fragile AMT drivers, however the Eves have a DSP protection circuit built into the input stage rather than limiting the amplifiers on other types of loudspeaker, they also helpfully flash to warn when you are close to overloading the speakers, which makes my heart beat a little more comfortably when handing the studio over to unsupervised students. Couple this with the bass extension and the uncompromising sound quality and we’ve found our perfect midfield monitors.”
The SC407 and SC408 from Eve Audio, Berlin, demonstrate the very best in modern reference loudspeakers design. Both models are equipped with a pair of SilverCone woofers and a midrange unit with glass fibre coated diaphragm in honeycomb structure, ensuring a powerful bass and detailed midrange reproduction.
As with every other EVE Audio speaker, SC4xx series utilize EVE Audio’s proprietary AMT (Air Motion Transformer) technology with a bigger magnet system to deliver excellent transparency and delicate treble with virtually no distortion, even at high output levels. Each driver is provided with its own PWM amplifier, enabling an impressive sonic performance, with the SC407 boasting a response of 35Hz to 21kHz and a peak SPL of 116 dB, while the SC408 features a response of 32Hz to 21kHz and a peak SPL of 118 dB.
All of the frequency response parameters are controlled by high-resolution DSP electronics supported with a high quality A/D converter from Burr-Brown. As the PWM-amplifiers are directly connected to the DSP section, no additional conversion is necessary and this guarantees extreme reliability.
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