Portable column-style sound systems have been around for many years, but US veterans Electro-Voice may have just perfected the art.
It seems that nearly every PA manufacturer is coming up with a mini column-plus-sub system of some kind, but when Electro-Voice join the party, you know they’ll come up with something worth looking at. Such systems are popular for some very good reasons — they don’t block the sight lines as much as conventional boxes, they are usually more portable, and their wide, shallow dispersion pattern puts more of the sound where you need it. The use of multiple small drivers also tends to help with vocal clarity.
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