Event 20/20 speakers (passive)

Discussion in 'Production' started by subprime, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    Ok, bit silly since I just bought some Mackie MR8's, but I had a bid on some original version Event 20/20's on Trade Me (New Zealand online auction site) and nobody bid after me so now they're mine. Have to drive 6 hours in the weekend to pick them up but I don't even have a clue, like they're passive, 4 ohm impedence, how do I power them? Just a regular stereo amp? Do I have to match the impedence exactly? I have no idea, do you?
     
  2. Elzerk

    Elzerk 00111100 00110011

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    4 ohm impedance is very small, usually it means they are pretty hi-fi then. I'd say any stereo amp that supports 4ohm impedance is ok, of course you gotta check the power of the speakers and see how much the amp can produce. I don't know that much about amps to be honest I have some old yamaha that is just fine since I use it only for headphones currently.
     
  3. troublemakers

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    Yes, try and match the OHM unless you want to bridge them down which isn't needed...
     
  4. subprime

    subprime Dysjoint

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    Right, 4 ohm amp it is. Cheers
    Has anyone actually heard Event speakers in action? I gather when they first came out they were pretty popular.
     
  5. troublemakers

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    You hit the nail on the head, "when they came out"... They are pretty dated now compared to whats offered... I personally have never heard them in a treated studio but it seemed like the highs were really shiny and a bit harsh, i can't remember if they have eq setting on the back for that or not..

    But hell, you got some Mackies so :) I am a huge fan of Adams, Samson and Mackies... Also the Yamahas aren't to bad either..
     
  6. Salvus

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    I considered 20/20s at one stage. The opals look sick though. Unreal.