EVE Audio SC3012 Active Main Monitor – The ultimate solution ensuring a full-range listening experience.
For large recording and mastering studios, film and television post-production facilities, cinema applications and in-wall installations, nothing beats our main monitors SC3010 and SC3012.
EVE Audio SC3012 Active Main Monitor Overview
Both models – SC3010 and EVE Audio SC3012 Active Main Monitor – feature a very powerful amplifier array, with one amplifier custom specified per driver.
All drivers found in these models were completely developed from scratch to deliver a perfect balance of high sound pressure levels, low distortion and optimised directivity.
Our proprietary AMT RS6 will redefine your perception of how a tweeter should perform.
The RS6 was especially designed for unparalleled precise reproduction, even at high output levels. This will definitely help you take your mixes to the next level. Furthermore, Eve Audio has also taken great care in the design of the front of the speaker. Using an ultra-stiff front plate made out of a combination of rigid plywood and a special inner construction to reduce unwanted resonances. As a result you get a smooth directivity, very low distortion and a well defined middle and upper frequency range. All this combined with a powerful and tight low end.
The SC3010/SC3012 systems were also built with in-wall installations in mind. When used in this manner, acoustic filter modifications can be engaged by adjusting the filter controls to “inwall”. Moreover a set of high-density quality foam is provided so that the backfiring bass ports can be physically closed, consequently improving the quality and focus of the speaker’s response.
The stylish silver module in the middle of the speaker not only houses the midrange woofer and our AMT RS6 tweeter, but it can also be rotated 90-degrees. This allows the speakers to be positioned either horizontally or vertically and helps to preserve control room sight lines and further optimises acoustic performance.
EVE Audio SC3012 Active Main Monitor Tech Talk
The SC3012 is a high-resolution speaker, which sits at the crossroads of power and precision. This monitor is perfectly at home in any serious recording or mastering studio.
One sophisticated 12″ SilverCone is in charge of covering a frequency range that goes as low as 25 Hz (-3 dB). Its long excursion driver will easily reproduce the lowest frequencies with an extraordinarily low harmonic distortion level.
The SC3012 also features our newly developed 5″ midrange unit. Its glass fibre layered Rohacel™ sandwich diaphragm is responsible for clear and detailed midrange frequency reproduction. Both the 12″ SilverCone woofer and 5″ SilverCone midrange are equipped with our very low distortion copper cap magnet system.
The Air Motion Transformer
The Air Motion Transformer (AMT) RS6 is exclusive to SC3012 and its smaller brother SC3010. This unit completes the system. The RS6 was developed to allow the SC3010/SC3012 to couple a faithful high frequency reproduction along with a clear and detailed high mid-range. This new AMT is 2.5 times bigger than the RS1, RS2 and RS3 Air Motion Transformer units, and it is a crucial part of the system. It helps to couple the middle and high frequencies with great precision. The crossover frequency goes down to 1800 Hz, ensuring a smooth directivity, and a very well defined mid to high-range response.
Furthermore, each driver is powered by its own custom specified PWM amplifier. Tweeter and midrange are supported with a 250 W amplifier each while the bass woofer is amplified with a bridged 800 W PWM module. All drivers are protected with a limiter detection circuit. With a maximum output level of 118 dB (SPL @ 1 m) you’ll easily be able to judge your mixes precisely, whatever their intended output level is.
Simply put, the SC3012 is the perfect match of robustness and accuracy, where the whole becomes more than the sum of the parts. The SC3012 represents the pinnacle of EVE Audio engineering, our flagship model, and with good reason. This is the monitor you have been looking for.
As with every other EVE Audio speaker, you get both balanced XLR inputs and unbalanced RCA inputs for greater convenience.
With every EVE Audio speaker, you also get high resolution DSP electronics. One push knob operation and you will have access to accurate volume control and several different filter settings. This will help you tailor your monitors to the way you work. If you always avoid digital processing, we’ve got you covered. The DSP engine is supported with a high quality A/D converter (24bit/192kHz) from Burr-Brown. This delivers a pristine signal to the DSP section. Since the PWM amplifiers are directly connected to the DSP, no additional conversion is necessary.
Bass Port Design
It’s all in the geometry. One of the downside effects of port compression is bass distortion. As you turn up the volume, the efficiency of the port reduces and distortion will increase.
A lot of attention went into the development of our bass ports. After much deliberation we opted for a large rear rectangular port with no hard edges, as these provided the best results without unwanted side effects. That’s one of the reasons EVE monitors have a high efficiency on the lower frequencies.
As a result you get high sound pressures with tight and punchy bass frequencies that don’t cause port distortion. Crank up the volume, and EVE will deliver a round bass. And with no holes to look at every time you glance at your speakers.
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