Electro-Voice Announces Everse 8 Battery-Powered Loudspeaker With Bluetooth Audio, Control
Electro-Voice has announced the Everse 8; a weatherized battery-powered loudspeaker with Bluetooth audio and control. The first battery-powered loudspeaker from Electro-Voice and the first weatherized model of its type, Everse 8 can be used for live music, vocal reinforcement and/or audio playback, musicians, DJs, production/rental companies, fitness/activity instructors and other professional, amateur and recreational users.
With a maximum SPL rating of 121 dB and wide, even 100º x 100º coverage, Everse 8’s core components include an 8” woofer mounted using EV’s patented SST (Signal Synchronized Transducers) port design and a high-output titanium tweeter mounted onto a custom constant-directivity waveguide. Everse 8 is driven by a high-efficiency Class-D amplifier and DSP module developed in collaboration with the world-class audio electronics engineering team at EV’s sibling brand Dynacord. Pro features include a built-in four-channel digital mixer with studio-quality effects and processing, 48 V phantom power, feedback suppression and audio ducking. And, as with all Electro-Voice portable loudspeakers, Everse 8’s system reliability is verified with extensive music abuse and endurance testing.
Everse 8 is powered by a custom-designed high-capacity Li-ion battery pack, fully optimized for audio use and providing plentiful power for up to 12 hours of run time. Protection circuitry reduces the risk of the battery discharging to such a low voltage that it can no longer be recharged — for example, after long periods in storage. Tool-free screws make removing the battery pack effortless.
Everse 8’s flexible features ensure a truly self-contained setup, input to output. Wireless control and monitoring is easy with the EV QuickSmart Mobile app, which can be used to adjust all audio, effects and mix functions via phone or tablet. Electro-Voice says “an intuitive user interface makes it simple to shape the sound to the space, so users can focus on their performance instead of the hardware.” An integrated 12 V DC port provides convenient power from the Everse 8 battery, making it perfect for powering a wireless microphone system such as the Electro-Voice RE3 or R300 (see user manual for details) — simply attach the optional accessory tray to the top of an Everse 8 to secure receiver hardware in place. For stereo setups, Everse 8 is equipped for Bluetooth true wireless stereo streaming. A charging port is also included for mobile devices if a top-up is needed when streaming.
Everse 8 is here: https://products.electrovoice.