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Event Opal (pair)

2-way 750-watt Active Monitors (pair) Includes Studio EQ System

Product Code: 44859

Retail Price: $3,998.00



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First of all this is one of the best sounding studio monitors ever made. Super high detail, plenty of power, incredibly large sound stage, and no listener fatigue. Opal represents a lot of hard work from giants in the speaker field. They came up with a 2-way driver design that is truly groundbreaking. The EX8 driver boasts an impressive 30Hz-10kHz response with a high-power neodymium motor. That means it's got tons of bottom end and you won't need a sub! Opal's EBT1 tweeter with rotatable wave guide is also worth note, as it blends Beryllium with the extremely powerful neodymium motor for incredibly high SPL capabilities without the problem of distortion. Beryllium is an extremely rare and expensive light metal and this is the first time it's ever been used in combination with neodymium in a speaker.

Event paid close attention to the Opal's cabinet and bass port design get the most out it's state of the art low frequency driver and horn. The Opal uses aluminum for reduced resonance and features a curved body to minimize the diffraction issues that arise from flat or cornered sections. the enlosure uses front-mounted variable impedance bass reflex ports that don't rely on room acoustics like rear ports do, or suffer from air distortion artifacts like you will find in conventional front-ported systems. The result is extremely fast, deep, and accurate low frequency response.

Opal can be used in a vertical or horizontal position to accommodate a variety of setup situations. The tweeter and logos are rotatable! They though of everything didn't they. All controls are concealed on the front behind a flip-open panel so you don't have to reach behind your speakers all the time. The amp is mounted on the back and designed to be low profile for better mounting flexibility. Front porting allows for more positioning flexibility - in soffits and more! The hi-fi all analog circuitry ensures the purest sound and an RTA microphone is included for room analysis and optimum system configuration.

The Opal is loaded with an EX8 driver that boasts a 30Hz to 10kHz raw response and a carbon fiber reinforced cone for big sound - all powered by a 63mm neodymium motor. The EBT1 tweeter sports a powerful neodymium motor that drives an edge wound aluminum coil on a beryllium dome. The tweeter can be rotated, allowing for either vertical or horizontal positioning of the monitor speaker. A second dedicated voice coil - named XCoil - is equipped for linearized impedance and reduced inductance and exhibits dramatically lowered distortion characteristics and increased speed and control of cone assembly. The end result? Amazing sound quality.
In Depth
  • Frequency Response: 35Hz – 22kHz (see graph)
  • Crossover Frequency: 1600Hz
  • Crossover Type: Acoustic 8th Order (48dB/Oct)
    3rd Harmonic Distortion @ 90dB SPL, 1m:
  • 500 - 7kHz - 0.08%
  • 200 - 20kHz - 0.2%
  • <200Hz - 1.5%
  • Acoustic Output - SPL @ 1m:
  • Long Term (80Hz - 20kHz): 111dB
  • Peak (80Hz - 20kHz): 114dB
  • Signal Input: Combo XLR, ¼" TRS (bal/unbal)
  • Input Sensitivity: .755 v/rms is 0dBu
  • AC Input Voltage: 110-120V or 220-240V (selectable), 90-110V (Japan)
  • AC Input Connector: 2-Pin IEC
  • Average Long-Term Power Consumption: 220 watts
  • Quiescent Power Consumption: <20 watts
  • Cabinet Volume: 28 Litres
  • Cabinet Construction: High Pressure Injection-Moulded Aluminium
  • Cabinet Finish: Black Powdercoat
  • Low Frequency Vents: Two Variable Impedance Ports (patent pending)
  • Waveguide Construction: High Pressure Injection-Moulded Aluminium
  • Waveguide: Elliptical waveguide - Rotatable
  • Mounting Points: Four each, M8 Omni-mount Pattern
  • Cabinet Dimensions: 295mmW x 450mmH x 273mmD (11.6"W x 17.7"H x 10.8"D)
  • Cabinet Weight: 21.2kg (46.74lb)
  • Shipping Dimensions: 390mmW x 575mmH x 380mmD (15.4"W x 22.6"H x 15"D)
  • Shipping Weight: 24.3kg (53.57lb)
  • Operating Temperature Range: 5-35 ° C / 40-95 ° F
  • Agency Approvals: CE, UL, CCC, C-Tick, SASO, NON, EK, PSE
    Low Frequency Transducer - EX8
  • Piston Diameter: 180mm (7.1")
  • Voice Coil Configuration: X-Coil double Low distortion design
  • Voice Coil Diameter: 66mm (2.6")
  • Shortening Coil Diameter: 65.2mm (2.56")
  • Former Material: High Strength Polyamide - Glass Fiber
  • Voice Coil Wire: Copper Clad Al
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Magnetic Gap Design: XBL - Split Gap
  • Impedance Nominal in Cabinet: 5 Ohms
  • Cone Type: Carbon fi ber composite
    Power Handling:
  • Continuous Pink Noise: 240 watts
  • Program Power: 360 watts
  • Peak Power: 720 watts
    High Frequency Transducer - ULD1
  • Dome Diameter: 25.4mm (1")
  • Voice Coil Diameter: 25.0mm (0.98")
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Impedance DCr: 6 Ohms
  • Impedance Nominal in Cabinet: 5 Ohms
  • Dome Type: Beryllium Copper
    Power Handling:
  • Continuous Pink Noise: 25 watts (above 1.6kHz)
  • Program Power: 50 watts (above 1.6kHz)
  • Peak Power: 100 watts (above 1.6kHz)
    Low Frequency Amplifier
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz (±0.1dB)
  • Operating Band Pass: 20Hz - 1,600Hz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.009% @ 300 watts into 5 ohm load
  • Voltage Gain: 24dB
  • Long Term Power @ 5 Ohms*: 270 watts
  • Continuous Power @ 5 Ohms**: 387 watts
  • Burst Power @ 5 Ohms***: 600 watts
  • Output Topology: Class AB
  • Cooling: Convection - Aluminium Heat Sink
    High Frequency Amplifier
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz (±0.1dB)
  • Operating Band Pass: 1,600Hz - 20,000Hz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.003% @ 90 watts into 5 ohm load
  • Voltage Gain: 15dB
  • Long Term Power @ 5 Ohms*: 50 watts
  • Continuous Power @ 5 Ohms**: 112 watts
  • Burst Power @ 5 Ohms***: 140 watts
  • Output Topology: Class AB
  • Cooling: Convection - Aluminium Heat Sink
  • Event Studio EQ Studio Monitor Calibration System and Cable

    * Both high frequency and low frequency were measured simultaneously for this specifi ctation.
    ** Continuous power was measured using 1kHz sine wave signal
    *** Burst power was measured using a 1kHz burst tone waveform where the burst portion contains four cycles (on) and the low level (off) signal contains 200 cycles. This test signal succinctly represents the strain and demands placed on the amplifier by music content containing high transients
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