Electro-Voice Introduces EVERSE 12 Portable Speaker


The launch of EVERSE 8 in late 2022 saw Electro-Voice “set a new benchmark” for battery-powered portable speakers, according to the company. Now EV says it raised its game with the global introduction of EVERSE 12, a more extensive and louder 12” two-way option for users looking for bigger sound. Boasting a maximum SPL rating of 126 dB (compared to the EVERSE 8’s 121 dB), low-frequency response reaching deep down to 45 Hz and wide 100º x 60º coverage, the company says EVERSE 12 “defies its compact form” to establish “unparalleled performance parameters” in its product category.

EV says the EVERSE 12’s Li-ion battery pack further enhances its appeal, optimized for audio use and providing power for 12+ hours at an average SPL of 100 dB with typical program material or 6+ hours at the maximum output level before limit indication, surpassing the EVERSE 8’s equivalent performance at 95 dB. 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.

EV says EVERSE 12 has an array of features including weatherized design, a high-output titanium-diaphragm compression driver, true wireless stereo streaming and app control/mixing.

EV says the components are “Powered by Dynacord” — driven by a 400 W Class-D amplifier and DSP module developed in collaboration with the 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, mode/location/subwoofer presets, 48 V phantom power, feedback suppression and audio ducking, according to EV.

The company also says wireless control and monitoring are streamlined with the EV QuickSmart Mobile app, enabling users to adjust all audio, effects and mix functions via phone or tablet. The app allows pairing and grouping of up to six Bluetooth-equipped Electro-Voice portable loudspeakers in any combination. EVERSE 12 supports Bluetooth wireless stereo streaming for stereo setups. EV says the “intuitive user interface” makes it simple to shape sound to the space, so users are free to focus on performance instead of the hardware.

EV says integrated 12 V DC port draws power from the EVERSE 12 battery, making it ideal for wireless microphone systems such as the Electro-Voice RE3 or R300 (refer to the user manual for details) – attach the optional accessory tray to secure receiver hardware. A USB-C charging port for mobile devices is provided for a power top-up during streaming. Two XLR/TRS combo jacks, a 3.5 mm stereo jack and a TRS footswitch input add further connectivity.