Battery Powered PA Packs A Punch
Electro-Voice launches Everse 8 weatherised battery-powered Bluetooth loudspeaker.
Electro-Voice has announced the global introduction of the Everse 8; the first Bluetooth audio and controlled, battery-powered loudspeaker from the company — and the first weatherised model of its type.
Everse 8 takes advantage of decades of Electro-Voice engineering expertise, and the latest advancements in technology, to provide a truly portable, wireless audio experience. It does this at a price and performance level unmatched by current comparable products on the market.
Whether it is used for live music, vocal reinforcement and/or audio playback, professional, amateur, and recreational users can all benefit from the superior sound quality, user-friendliness, and all-in-one PA system design. With a maximum SPL rating of 121dB and a wide, even 100º x 100º coverage, Everse 8’s capabilities defy its compact form factor and set uncompromising new benchmarks for its product segment.
Core components include an 8-inch woofer mounted using EV’s patented SST (Signal Synchronised 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, 48V phantom power, feedback suppression, and audio ducking. As with all Electro-Voice portable loudspeakers, Everse 8’s system reliability is verified with over 500 hours of music abuse and endurance testing.
Everse 8 is powered by a custom-designed high-capacity Li-ion battery pack that is fully optimised for audio use and providing 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 —and tool-free screws make removing the battery pack simple.
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. 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 12VDC port provides convenient power from the battery, making it perfect for powering a wireless microphone system. Simply attach the optional accessory tray to the top of an Everse 8 to secure receiver hardware in place. For stereo setups, it 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.
Every detail of Everse 8 is designed to maximise easy lifting and carrying. An ergonomically designed soft-touch handle, and premium lightweight construction make it a breeze to move and mount — whether on a tripod for a longer throw, set long-side-down as a stage wedge using the 55° monitor angle, or used upright with the 30° kick-back angle to project up off the performance area.
Built-in feet with no-skid rubber pads ensure the system stays put. In combination with the rugged polypropylene enclosure, use of the included weatherised input cover allows Everse 8 to meet the IP43 rating for outdoor use. An optional tote bag is also available, designed to fit everything the user might need. In addition to this is an accessory tray and weather cover, wireless mic and receiver, extra battery, and XLR and power cables. Everse 8 comes in a black or white finish, adding an aesthetic angle to its versatility.