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NAMM 2014: Eve Audio SC407 & SC408

Four-way active monitors

We took a look at the most recent monitors released by Berlin-based Eve Audio at the Winter NAMM show this weekend. The monitors in question are the four-way models, the SC407 and SC408 active monitors, which are the largest in the SC range.

According to Eve Audio, the SC four-way monitors are designed to deliver extraordinary stereo imaging and detail with very low levels of coloration in any listening environment.

The smaller of the two monitors, the SC407, is a 6.5-inch powered studio monitor; and the SC408, is an eight-inch powered studio monitor. Both models are equipped with a pair of SilverCone woofers and a midrange unit with glass fibre coated diaphragm in a honeycomb structure, which is intended to produce powerful bass and detailed midrange reproduction.

As with every other Eve Audio speaker, the SC4xx series employ Eve Audio's proprietary AMT (Air Motion Transformer) technology with a bigger magnet system to deliver greater transparency and delicate treble with virtually no distortion, even at high output levels. Each driver is provided with its own PWM amplifier, with the SC407 boasting a response of 35Hz to 21kHz and a peak SPL of 116 dB, while the SC408 features a response of 32Hz to 21kHz and a peak SPL of 118 dB.

All of the frequency response parameters are controlled by high-resolution DSP electronics supported with a high quality A-D converter from Burr-Brown.

To accommodate both vertical and horizontal installations, the grey plate in the middle of the monitors housing the midrange unit and AMT tweeter can be rotated.

The SC4xx series 4-way active monitor speakers have list prices of €2400 and €3600 for the SC407 and SC408, respectively.

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