In today’s video, we are in Harmony Studios! This is the studio where Adele’s Someone Like You was recorded, among many other great records. Today, I will be taking you right into the studio and we will be testing out some brand new speakers: EVE Audio’s SC307.
In the control room here, we have a gorgeous ASP 8024, which is, of course, made by Audient. But most importantly, we have the EVE Audio SC307‘s! We’ve had these in here for a few months now, so we’ve had a chance to use them, and they’re fantastic.
Each one of the elements – two main drivers and the ribbon tweeter – have their own amplifier. And each of these are 6.5 inch speakers, and are actually set to crossover at different points. Now, you may have already seen the video we did with Superbooth, but the way this is set up at the moment, because there’s a little DIP switch at the back, both drivers serve the frequency range from 40 Hz to 300 Hz, then only one woofer continues to serve frequencies up to 3000 Hz. That means one woofer, in our case the insider driver is a bass driver and the outside driver a bass-midrange woofer. Then the ribbon tweeters will take over, and these ribbon tweeters have an absolutely fantastic high end.
Considering these speakers are relatively small, they are actually super powerful, and the low end is massive. You would assume they have a subwoofer, but they don’t! Getting a little closer to the speaker here, you can see the control on the front. Here, you adjust overall volume, or you can switch to “High”, and then change the volume of the high end, as well as for a desktop mode, and then adjusting the lows. You can also decide if you want the LED lights to light up all the way around, or if you would prefer to have them off.
The speakers are compact, and are absolutely perfect for a room of this size. It’s not a super small room, but it’s not overly massive either, so these speakers fit in here very well. I also really love speakers that lie on their side like this!
To test out these speakers, I am going to be using some of my favourite reference tracks. One of my favourite artists to use as reference is Queen, because I know their music inside and out. When testing out a room or a new speaker, you should always use music that you know very well, because it will help you to understand how the room and the speakers truly sound. A track I love to use to test out monitors is Dragon Attack by Queen, because it is a great one for testing the depth of the monitor. Depending on how much real depth they’ve got in the monitors, whether they’re just pushing everything forward and it’s just loud for the sake of being loud, you can really hear the depth and hear the band bleeding into the overheads.
Watch the full video below to see me test out my favourite reference tracks on the EVE Audio SC307!
Some more information about the DIP switches on the EVE Audio SC 307:
On the rear panel of your EVE Audio monitors you will find three DIP
Switches. These allow you to secure your loudspeaker settings to prevent
them from being changed inadvertently.
When set to “locked,” this DIP Switch secures the current volume setting.
The LED ring on the front panel indicates the volume setting, which cannot
be modified. When set to “variable,” the volume setting can be changed by
simply turning the knob.
When set to “locked,” this DIP Switch secures the current filter settings. The
filter settings can be read on the LED ring but they cannot be modified.
When set to “variable,” the filters can be modified freely.
This DIP Switch allows you to swap the position of the woofer and the lowmid driver. This means that the woofer can be placed either right or left
of the tweeter. The print on the loudspeaker describes the position of the
woofer for the corresponding DIP Switch position.
For a stereo system, we recommend the “Woofer Sel.” switch on both
loudspeakers to be set in a way that the low-mid driver is pointing to the
inside. This allows the stereo image to be perfectly balanced.