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Musikmesse 2015: EVE Audio presents the SC203 monitors
Old 7th April 2015
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Hardware Musikmesse 2015: EVE Audio presents the SC203 monitors

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When a small footprint – but a big sound! – is what you're looking for, the SC203 becomes one of those few examples where small also means powerful. It took a very diligent work by our team of EVE Audio engineers, along with the best high quality components, to guarantee the best performance and high resolution from such a small profile set of speakers.
The SC203 is the perfect solution for professional desktops with a limited amount of physical space, and also for discerning home and gaming users.
To further extend its flexibility, each speaker is provided with the FlexiPad, a v-notch shaped orange rubberized pad that allows you to decouple the speaker from its base and angle it precisely at 0°, 7,5° or 15°.

Accessories include our SC203 Mounting Adapter, which enables you to mount your speaker directly on any microphone or speaker stand that features a 3/8" thread.
And why not combine it with our threaded wall mount adapter, and place your speaker directly on a wall, where it may be more convenient for your own space?
The SC203 Mounting Adapter even makes good use of the included FlexiPad: by placing the FlexiPad between the speaker and the mounting adapter you are further decoupling unwanted resonances, and can even better arrange orientation for upright positioning at 0°.
As expected, all necessary mounting screws are included.

Tech Talk
When using woofers in small desktop speakers, some special considerations have to be taken into account. To meet the demands of a precise reproduction in the low frequency region, we've developed a 3" woofer coupled with a 1" voice coil capable of handling a longer linear excursion. With a 16 mm-height voice coil, a linear, back and forth, swing of ±5mm is easily achieved. However, this requires an appropriate multilayer paper membrane material that is capable of withstanding such rigorous use while maintaining consistency.
After numerous careful tests, coated paper turned out to be the very best solution in order to meet this demand for low resonance, stability and transmission linearity.

From then on, the entire construction design met all the necessary requirements that such small woofers usually entail, including having a chassis basket permeable to air in order to minimize distortions. The large driver magnet works as a powerful "engine" so as to keep the woofer stable, even in border areas.
A passive radiator – which you could simply think of as a passive speaker that moves through the force of air – located at the backside of the SC203, reinforces the reproduction of low frequencies and allows the speaker response to go down as low as an impressive 62Hz (-3dB) with very low distortion.

Each SC203 setup is configured as a 2-way master-slave system, and features four power amplifiers. Each woofer and tweeter gets its own dedicated 30W PWM amplifier with separate filter section for precise control.
And for optimal connectivity, the SC203 houses three inputs – analog RCA, digital optical and USB – which will allow you to conveniently connect a wide range of sources. Furthermore, a volume controlled subwoofer output lets you connect an additional subwoofer (TS107 und TS108) to the master speaker and create a powerful 2.1 system. A DIP switch located at the speaker's back panel allows you to select the SC203's to work as "satellites" from 80Hz and upwards, or as a full range units.

The µA.M.T. Tweeter
The simple goal of bringing the sound quality, low distortion and high resolution of our now famous A.M.T. tweeter to a much smaller format speaker took us on a many-month journey to find the perfect solution for the SC203. In the end, a new tweeter was born: the new µA.M.T..
This high resolution µA.M.T. delivers an astonishing high frequency resolution combined with extraordinary precision and clarity. The folded membrane of this high resolution µA.M.T. is only 400mm² in surface area, about less than half as our RS1 tweeter (which is used, for example, in the SC204 speaker). An integrated waveguide helps create an optimal dispersion pattern over a wide frequency range. No fighting over your sweet spot with this tweeter!
To complete the system, we've used strong neodymium magnets, coupled with a magnetic holder and membrane holder optimized for very low distortion values at the specified SPL. As usual with EVE Audio, no cutbacks were made to save money at the expense of a high quality tuned system.
Non-detachable loudspeaker grilles protect both, woofer and µA.M.T. tweeter against damage.

DSP
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, balance and several different filter settings (High shelf, Low shelf, LED brightness, Input selector and Speaker-Position such as Flat, Desk and Console) to tailor your set up comfortably and with ease to the way you work. An LED indicates clearly the status of each setting you have chosen.
And if you always avoid digital processing, we've got you covered. The DSP engine is supported with a high quality 192kHz/24bit A/D converter from Cirrus Logic, 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. When the optical digital input is used, the Cirrus Logic converter is removed from the audio path to avoid any additional conversion.
Please visit our DSP page to learn more about our DSP philosophy.

Passive Radiator
Passive radiator technology can be simply understood as having a passive woofer unit, along with the main active driver that does most of the work. This way, the internal air pressure generated by the active driver is used to move the passive radiator in order to reproduce lower frequencies than standard speakers with similar dimensions.
Also, the reason you don't usually see this kind of technology in smaller pro-audio systems is mainly because of cost and engineering concerns. Passive radiators are more expensive and not so easy to precisely tune them.
Another advantage of our passive radiator is the complete elimination of all audible noise related to air turbulences, as there are no reflex tubes involved with this design. Unwanted pipe resonances (at multiples of half the fundamental wavelength), which are unavoidable with two-sided pipe openings, are eliminated this way.
We've also built a custom suspension for the passive radiator, which exerts a restoring force underneath its tuning frequency, thereby reducing inaudible excursions of the speaker into the subsonic range. This results in reduced intermodulation distortion in the audible spectrum.
In short, thanks to the passive radiator technology being used (and a few more engineering secrets, of course), the SC203 works and behaves as a fully fledged full- range speaker, with precise bass reproduction and a very small footprint.


Link : SC203
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Old 7th April 2015
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Musikmesse 2015: EVE Audio SC203

EVE Audio will introduce a new speaker at MusikMesse : the SC203.

It's a very innovative desktop speaker system with 3" woofer and a passive radiator. It comes with FelxiPad that allows you to decouple the speaker from its base and angle it precisely at 0°, 7,5° or 15°.



All the informations about this new product are available on the EVE Audio website : SC203
Old 7th April 2015
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Nice! That should be an excellent choice for portable monitors. Any info on price?
Old 7th April 2015
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Interesting! I`ve just got the sc204s here and am pretty pleased with them.

Amazingly they seem to have got the 3" to reach a couple of hz lower with the passive radiator to 62Hz (sc204 roll off = 64Hz).

Looks like they`ve got all the standard EQ options aswell which is good. I do tend to find the high end quite bright on the tweeter and do use the full -5dB cut.
Old 8th April 2015
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a 3 inch monitor going down till 62 hz ?? Wonder what the price would be
Old 8th April 2015
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a 3 inch monitor going down till 62 hz ?? Wonder what the price would be
Yes will be interesting to see. The other thing about them is that it looks like they can be plugged straight into USB and use internal converters, so no interface necessary. It looks like you can just control volume on the master speaker then.

Could be an interesting concept on the larger speakers in the range if they added something like the Dynaudio volume remote aswell:

Volume Box

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Old 8th April 2015
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a 3 inch monitor going down till 62 hz ?? Wonder what the price would be
For transgression of the laws of physics? Detention for eternity at the angels' pleasure, and exposure to innumerable miracles (for rehabilitation, natch).
Old 8th April 2015
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I'm in! I love Eve monitors and just was looking for a portable rig. Will be great to test them.
Old 9th April 2015
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The other thing about them is that it looks like they can be plugged straight into USB and use internal converters, so no interface necessary.
I have got confirmation, they indeed can.
Old 9th April 2015
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I have got confirmation, they indeed can.
Nice, that also could make them a handy secondary reference if your short of interface outs.
Old 9th April 2015
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Any idea what their market price it ?
Old 10th April 2015
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Looking at the specs I'm seeing a 4,8khz crossover ... LOL, higher I've seen ever.
Old 10th April 2015
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Okay so since noone mentioned about the price , Im thinking if these would be competing with the adam a3x ? Eve is costlier than their adam counterparts. So 203 may be a bit more costlier than the a3x?
Old 10th April 2015
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Without testing them I can imagine that sc203 should blow a3x as the rest of the Eve models blow Adam models
Old 15th April 2015
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Very cool!
Old 15th April 2015
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Without testing them I can imagine that sc203 should blow a3x as the rest of the Eve models blow Adam models
Isn't it rather a copy of the Artist Series from Adam (not from engineering, but from marketing), in this case the Artist 3? I'm not so sure, if they "blow" Adam models...
At least I find the Adam's design much more convincing for it's purpose as desktop monitors.

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Isn't it rather a copy of the Artist Series from Adam (not from engineering, but from marketing), in this case the Artist 3? I'm not so sure, if they "blow" Adam models...
Well, Roland was the co founder of adam . So its not surprising. If anything, the eve sc series have improved over the adam ax series in certain areas.
Heraldo has every reason to believe this is going to be better than the artist 3. But lets see..
Old 15th April 2015
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I have tested lot of Adams and most of the Eve models, and I can (and all my colleages) say that Eve are far superior to Adams.
Old 15th April 2015
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The recommended price from Eve-Audio is 600 euros the pair, it looks
like it is going to be a big hit.
Old 15th April 2015
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Agree it looks cool on the shop-pages. Still searching the bass-port....
Is this on the back with the letters "Right Speaker" a port? Is this something innovative or is it just a plug for the port if less bass is wanted???
Old 15th April 2015
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Agree it looks cool on the shop-pages. Still searching the bass-port....
Is this on the back with the letters "Right Speaker" a port? Is this something innovative or is it just a plug for the port if less bass is wanted???
Its a passive radiator which can be used to extend bass response too. Amphion studio series are a recent speaker to use them. You can see them moving quite drastically at the end in this sc203 Messe demo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhPXFohOMe0&hd=1


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Old 18th April 2015
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Old 29th April 2015
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For the same price, go Check the Abacus cbox 2, amazing portable desktop active speakers, amazing sound. I even master on it as long with main amphion two18
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in the USA U$1300 , I find it quiet expensive for a speaker of that size....
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