|Event Electronics introduced its very ﬁrst three-way studio monitoring system at Musikmesse 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany. The 2030 studio monitor system is building upon the Event 20/20 speaker platform which made studio monitoring accessible to countless artists and engineers.
The Event 2030 combines three discrete drivers to allow for accurate reproduction of the entire audio spectrum. Rather than simply adding a mid-range driver to the 20/20BAS conﬁguration, Event's engineers decided to take the three-way concept to a new level, designing a speaker system with compelling audio performance and a physical embodiment that makes it ideal for use in near ﬁeld applications. A new wave guide assembly was designed to house the speaker's mid-range and high frequency drivers as well as optimise audio dispersion and power response characteristics.
For the critical mid-range application a 3.5-inch cone transducer was engineered using a pressed pulp and polypropylene cone, combined with an optimised magnetic circuit. The driver is loaded onto a shallow wave guide that results in increased sensitivity and output while generating very low distortion artefacts, giving the 2030 speaker system a deﬁned, upfront vocal character. Combined with an aluminum alloy dome tweeter, the mid-high wave guide assembly employs an optimised set of electronic acoustic ﬁlters, derived from Event's ﬂagship Opal studio monitor, to maximise phase, time correction and frequency response characteristics. The resulting signal processing achieves controlled audio reproduction and smooth frequency response performance extending well above 20 kHz.
A key design feature of the 2030 ampliﬁer is use of a proprietary, soft clipping power ampliﬁer design topology that never allows the
ampliﬁer's output waveform to become jagged or harsh. This results in a speaker system whose character stays consistent no matter
what the output level, as audible distortion artefacts are kept under control.
"We're incredibly excited about the 2030," commented Event's Global Sales & Marketing Manager, Damien Wilson. "Both the 20/20BAS and the Opal are truly legendary speakers, and now we are able to offer an accurate, detailed three-way system at a price that makes the 2030 the clear leader in its category".