EVE Audio SC305 3-Way 5 inch Midfield Professional Studio Monitor Speakers – Pair
The SC305 was carefully designed to be equally comfortable and precise in a stereo or surround set up and works perfectly as a center channel.
The SC305 combines the power from three different amplifiers to deliver a very efficient, dynamic and low noise sound reproduction. Our three-way systems are not only developed for critical and detailed listening but also to deliver power and thunderous bass.
Our three-way systems are designed around the concept to distribute the frequencies properly between all individual components and raise the efficiency of your speakers effectively.
With the SC305 one of the woofers is delivering sound only up to 350 Hz, functioning as a kind of “bass woofer”. The other woofer gives you a fuller range up to the 3000 Hz crossover frequency as a bass-midrange driver.
This means less effective physical work being made by each individual woofer, which in turn will result in less mechanical inertia and a more efficient sound transmission. Both woofers consist of our proprietary 5″ SilverCone, the same that is used in the smaller SC205 model and features our sophisticated low distortion copper cap magnet system. However, due to the fact that two of these woofers are being used simultaneously, you get a bigger frequency response – down to 50 Hz.
The SC305 also makes use of the proprietary AMT RS3 tweeter, which uses a bigger front plate and a bigger internal magnet to drive the AMT tweeter with greater efficiency.
The three 50 W PWM power amplifiers won’t leave you lacking any power either. All in all, the SC305 will probably be regarded as the single most detailed three-way monitor speaker in the market for its specific size and price range.
And no worries determining how to place the SC305 in your room or studio properly. Our DSP section will assist you in choosing the speaker for left and right hand side. So you will always get proper symmetry between your speakers, instead of having to move them around as usual. With a DIP switch, located on rear of the speakers these settings for room adaption can be temporarly locked.
As with every other EVE Audio speaker, you get both balanced XLR inputs and unbalanced RCA inputs for greater convenience.
DSP / Smart-Knob
All EVE Audio monitors feature a high-resolution DSP electronics. A high-quality analog/digital converter from BurrBrown (24bit/192kHz) converts the analog input signal supplied via RCA or XLR. The DSP ensures latency-free filtering and simultaneously protects the entire frequency range from overload. When switched on, the volume of the monitor increases slowly to leave enough time to reduce the source volume if the input signal is too loud.
Adjustments to the acoustic environment can be made via the front rotary/pressure encoder, the SMART-knob with rotating LED ring. This knob allows the levelling of system volume as well as the adjustment of filters for room variables (low shelf, mid eq and high shelf filters). All settings are displayed on the LED ring, providing instant information about the selected values. The brightness of the LED ring can be adjusted for dark studios or video applications.
High-quality Class D amplifiers complete the system and deliver enough power to the demands of modern music production. Selected volume and/or filter settings can be independently fixed with DIP-switches that are positioned on the rear of the amplifier to prevent unauthorised or unintentional adjustments.
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.
We opted for a large rear rectangular port with no hard edges for our bass port designs. That’s one of the reasons EVE monitors have a high efficiency on the lower frequencies.
The results? 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.
Free-field frequency response (1/6 oct.)
Top = Horizontal configuration / Bottom = Vertical configuration
Red = 0° / Green = 30° horizontal off-axis
DistortionOrange = 2nd / Green = 3rd vs frequency response (red)
Polar pattern (1m)Top = Horizontal configuration / Bottom = Vertical configuration
Red = 200Hz / Green = 1kHz / Blue = 5kHz
|Dimensions (WxHxD) [mm]||425 x 180 x 250|
|Dimensions (WxHxD) [“]||16.73 x 7.09 x 9.84|
|Free-field frequency range (-3dB)||50Hz – 21kHz|
|Max SPL per pair||118dBspl|
|Number of amplifiers||3|
|Output power (woofers)||2 x 50W|
|Output power (tweeter)||50W|
|Volume||-inf. – +6dB|
|High-shelf filter (-5dB – +3dB)||> 3kHz|
|Desk filter boost (0dB – +3dB)||80Hz|
|Desk filter cut (-5dB – 0dB)||180Hz|
|Low-shelf filter (-5dB – +3dB)||< 300Hz|
|LED brightness setting|
|Level-lock dip switch|
|Filter-lock dip switch|
|Woofer-change dip switch (L/R)|
|XLR in (impedance)||(10k)|
|RCA in (impedance)||(10k)|
|Weight [kg/lb.]||8.5 / 18.7|