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Electro‑Voice Everse 12

Active PA Speaker By Paul White
Published June 2024

E‑V pack their battery‑powered PA tech into a ‘full‑size’ speaker.

Electro‑Voice Everse 12Combining Electro‑Voice’s loudspeaker technology with Dynacord’s design expertise in amplifiers and DSP, the two‑way Everse 12 is the big brother to the Everse 8 we reviewed in January 2023, employing a similar setup but with a 12‑inch woofer running alongside its wave‑guide‑mounted, one‑inch, ferrofluid‑cooled titanium‑dome tweeter. Once again, the superpower of this speaker is its ability to run from its own rechargeable lithium‑ion battery, giving up to six hours of use at high volumes or around twice that with more moderate use. When no signal is present, a power‑saving mode preserves the battery charge, and the battery charges whenever the speaker is plugged into the mains, even when powered off.

Moulded from polypropylene and also available in white as an alternative to the more usual black, the ported cabinet is shaped so as to allow it to be used vertically as a ‘kick‑back’ floor speaker, in addition to the more usual sideways monitor orientation or indeed as a ‘main’ speaker, mounted on the pole socket fitted into the base. A comfortable carry handle is moulded into the top of the cabinet and a powder‑coated steel grille meeting IP43 requirements for resistance to light rain and splashes protects the drivers. This speaker is well suited to portable use as well as pub gigs, with a weight of 14.16kg and a compact size of 345 x 597 x 347mm. As shipped, a waterproof plastic cover protects the rear panel. This is quite a tight fit, so may need to be levered off using a screwdriver to save your fingernails.

Bluetooth music streaming is built in, and Dynacord’s QuickSmart DSP handles driver protection, effects, EQ, anti‑feedback and crossover duties. Remote control is also possible over Bluetooth using Electro‑Voice’s QuickSmart mobile app for iOS and Android. Everse speakers can also be used in pairs for stereo playback over Bluetooth.

The effects section available to channels 1 and 2 includes compression and ducking in addition to the usual delays, reverbs and so on (these are arranged as 30 presets). A limiter helps keep peak levels in check, and when this is triggered, a Limit warning appears on the display. A nice touch is the provision of a 12V DC port that can power an Electro‑Voice RE3 or R300 wireless receiver — or indeed any third‑party receiver that runs on 12 Volts. There’s also a USB‑C port that...

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