Electro-Voice EVM12L Datasheet

Electro-Voice EVM12L Datasheet
12·lnch Classic Lead Guitar
Usable Frequency Response in a Typical
Vented 1.3-Cubic-Foot Enclosure
(1 wattl1 meter; see Figure 1):
80-5,000 Hz
Sound Pressure Level (1 wattl1 meter):
100 dB
Long-Term Average Power Handling
Capacity (per EIA RS-426-A 1980; see
Power Handling section):
300 watts
Nominal Impedance:
8 ohms
Voice Coil Diameter:
63.5 mm (2.5 in.)
Thiele-Small Driver Parameters
f. (free-air resonance frequency):
55 Hz
Oes (electromagnetic a at f.):
OMS (mechanical
at f.):
(a •• ams)
a at f.: (a•• + a ma):
V (volume of air having same acoustic
compliance as driver suspension :
82.9 liters (2.9 fP)
170 (half-space reference efficiency):
VD(peak displacement volume of
diaphragm: SD X Xma .):
0.165 liters (0.0059 fP)
SD (effective diaphragm area):
0.050 m2 (78 in.')
X (peak linear displacement of
3.3 mm (0.13 in.)
Mounting Information
(see Installation section),
Mounting Hole Diameter
(eight evenly spaced holes):
7.1 mm (0.28 in.)-letter "L" drill
Bolt Circle Diameter:
294 mm (11 .56 in.)
Baffle Opening Diameter
(front or rear mounting):
279 mm (11.0 in.)
Optional Mounting Accessory:
SMH-1 mounting hardware kit
Dimensions (see Figure 2),
Overall Diameter:
310 mm (12.20 in.)
Overall Depth:
138 mm (5.5 in.)
Net Weight:
8.6 kg (19Ib)
Shipping Weight:
10.0 kg (21.5 Ib)
The EVM<I>12L is a 12-inch speaker designed
for professional, high-level, high-quality guitar
amplification systems. Used full range, the
EVM<I>12L's frequency response is specifically
tailored for brilliant lead guitar performance and
classic guitar tones. The EVM<I>12L incorporates manufacturing refinements that have improved performance. Power capacity is 300
watts per EIA RS-426-A 1980. The PowerHandling section describes these ratings in
detail. This improvement in the EVM<I>12L's already highly regarded reliability has been made
without changing its other performance characteristics in any way.
The construction of the EVM<I>12L features a
low-mass edgewound voice coil on a rugged
laminated polyimide coil form, driven by our
large, 16-lb magnetic structure. Also featured
Classic lead guitar
performance-full, precise
overdriven tones and unrivaled
clean tones
Ideal upgrade speaker
300 waHs long-term power
Edge-wound flat aluminum wire
for maximum output and "bullet
proof" reliability
100-dB sensitivity
are a heavy-duty curvilinear cone and a fatigueresistant cone suspension. Both the coil and
magnetic structure are vented. All of this is
packaged around a robust, eight-spoke, diecast
aluminum frame.
The EVM<I>12L may be front- or rear-mounted
without an adapter. The optional SMH-1 speaker
mounting kit facilitates front mounting (see Installation section).
Typical Enclosures
The EVM<I>12L will often be used to replace
inferior speakers in existing enclosures. Mechanical and electrical characteristics are such
that the superior efficiency, sound quality and
reliability of the EVM<I>12L will be realized in
virtually any sealed, vented (bass reflex) or
open-backed enclosure.
Open-backed enclosures have been used for
electric guitars from the very beginning. Generally, they offer very good performance in many
situations. The sound is often characterized as
being open and having a full mid bass response.
Although these enclosures are often referred to
as "warm sounding," they do not have an especially tight or solid low-end response. The
EVM<I>12L's performance in this type of enclosure is considered world-class for many music
Sealed enclosures are also very commonly
used for guitar-for some very good reasons.
Like open-backed enclosures, sealed enclosures are very easy to design and build. The
EVM<I>12L performs very well in virtually any
possible sealed enclosure, from 0.9 to 3.0 ft3
(internal volume). The enclosure size makes
very little difference within this range. EVM<I>12L
performance in sealed enclosures is tight and
punchy. The low end is fast and solid. The
overall performance is very focused.
EVM®12L Frequency Response In Typical Enclosure
(1.3 ft'), 1 Wattll Meter
Fllllster and Internal Hex Drive Screws for Front
Mounting (not to scale)
70" "
'''' ''''
EVM®12L Dimensions
(5.5 In.)
Connection of Two EVM~12L Speakers In Parallel
(net Impedance Is 4 ohms)
(12.2 In.)
Front Mounting Detail (not to scale)
Connection of Two EVM~12L Speakers In Series
(net Impedance Is 16 ohms)
Rear Mounting Detail (not to scale)
Connection of Four EVM~ 2L Speakers In Series!
Parallel (net Impedance Is 8 ohms)
'1 ...1---- SPEAKER FRAME
Vented Enclosures
The most extended and contoured low-frequency performance with the least amount of
distortion is typically realized in properly designed vented enclosures. In such designs, the
vent, or port, actually reproduces the lowest
octave or so of bass response. The vent is
driven to full acoustic output by a relatively
small motion of the speaker cone itself, acting
through the air contained within the enclosure.
The excursion of the EVM>e12L at these frequencies is much reduced compared to sealed
or open-backed enclosures, directly reducing
harmonic distortion.
Details on vented box design, construction and
equalization may be obtained from ElectroVoice by requesting "TL806 Builders Plans"
(Form 1544-523).
The EVM>e12L may be front- or rear-mounted,
although front mounting is preferred because of
convenience. For simple front mounting, the
convenient SMH-1 mounting accessory is recommended. Complete mounting instructions
for standard front mounting are given below. It
is important that recommended baffle openings
and mounting hole iocations be followed .
Front Mounting
Front mounting requires a 279-mm (11 .0-in.)
diameter cutout and a 294-mm (11 .56-in.) bolt
circle. Mark the baffle opening and screw locations on the blank panel first. Drill the screw
holes before culling the large baffle opening.
If 1/4-20 screws are used, four screws are
sufficient for secure mounting of the speaker.
T-nuts are recommended for simple, secure
mounting. If T-nuts are used, the holes should
be 7.1-mm (0.281-in .) diameter (Ieller "L" drill) .
Apply glue to the flanges of 1/4-20 long shank Tnuts before driving into the rear of the holes.
Sealing of the front-mounted speaker is accomplished with the adhesive-backed foam gasket
segments that are included with your new
EVM>e12L. Strip off the protective paper and
apply the gasket to the rear mounting surface of
the speaker rim, making certain that the holes
in the gasket line up with the mounting holes in
the speaker frame .
Length of the 1/4-20 screws should be 1/2 -inch
the panel thickness when using T-nuts.
The screws must be fillister head or internal hex
drive machine screws to seat down in the recess of the speaker frame gasket (see
Figure 3) . Screws should be tightened evenly
and securely. Maximum torque possible with a
proper size screwdriver should be sufficient.
IMPORTANT! When front mounting, the
screw head must fit down into the front
gasket cutout (see Figure 3).
Rear Mounting
Rear mounting requires the same diameter
cutout and screw circle as front mounting. Other
comments regarding the use of T -nuts apply to
rear mounting as well.
Screw length should be 3/4-inch plus panel
thickness if using T-nuts-longer for standard
hex nuts. If hex nuts are used, a second nut
should be tightened against the first nut to
prevent loosening during operation. A lock
washer and flat washer are recommended between the screw head and frame (see Figure 4) .
Screws should be tightened evenly, but not
excessively. Maximum torque possible with a
proper size screwdriver should be sufficient. Do
not use adhesive-back gasket segments for
rear mounting.
Normal fasteners up to 6 mm (1/4 in.) will fit
through the eight holes in the frame . Front
mounting is simplest using the optional SMH-1
speaker mounting kit.
Custom Enclosures
If a cabinet is to be constructed from scratch,
3/4-inch solid and jointed or marine plywood is
recommended. After construction, be certain
interior is completely free of metal filings, wood
chips, etc.
Electrical Connections
Use no. 18 or larger stranded wire to connect
the loudspeaker to the input panel connector.
In musical instrument systems, unlike sound
reinforcement systems, it is advisable to use
speakers that are rated for at least as much
power as your amplifier output rating . It is also
widely known that heavily overdriven tube amplifiers are usually capable of double their rated
output power, and sometimes more. In this
situation, the user would be wise to use speakers having a combined rating of two times the
amplifier output. The new EVM>e12L has a longterm rms power rating of 300 watts. This assures that the speaker has more than enough
''thermal headroom" to be confidently used with
virtually any guitar amplifier currently available.
To our knowledge, Electro-Voice was the first
U.S. manufacturer to develop and publish a
power test closely related to real-life conditions.
Specifically, the EVM>e12L is designed to withstand the power test described in EIA RS-426A 1980. The EIA test spectrum is applied for
eight hours. This shaped signal is sent to a
power amplifier with the continuous power set
at 300 walls into the 6 ohms EIA equivalent
impedance (42.5 volts true rms) . Amplifier clipping sets instantaneous peaks at 6 dB above
the continuous power, or 1,200 watts peak
(85.0 volts peak) . This procedure provides a
rigorous test of both thermal and mechanical
failure modes.
Electro-Voice products are guaranteed against
malfunction due to defects in materials or workmanship for a specified period, as noted in the
individual product-line statement(s) below, or in
the individual product data sheet or owner's
manual, beginning with the date of original
purchase. If such malfunction occurs during the
specified period, the product will be repaired or
replaced (at our option) without charge. The
product will be returned to the customer prepaid. Exclusions and Limitations: The Limited
Warranty does not apply to: (a) exterior finish or
appearance; (b) certain specific items described
in the individual product-line statement(s) below, or in the individual product data sheet or
owner's manual; (c) malfunction resulting from
use or operation of the product other than as
specified in the product data sheet or owner's
manual; (d) malfunction resulting from misuse
or abuse of the product; or (e) malfunction
occurring at any time after repairs have been
made to the product by anyone other than
Electro-Voice or any of its authorized service
representatives.Obtaining Warranty Service:
To obtain warranty service, a customer must
deliverthe product, prepaid, to Electro-Voice or
any of its authorized service representatives
together with proof of purchase of the product in
the form of a bill of sale or receipted invoice. A
list of authorized service representatives is
available from Electro-Voice at 600 Cecil Street,
Buchanan, MI 49107 (616/695-6831 or 800/
234-6831). Incidental and Consequential
Damages Excluded: Product repair or replacement and return to the customer are the only
remedies provided to the customer. ElectroVoice shall not be liable for any incidental or
consequential damages including, without limitation, injury to persons or property or loss of
use. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages so the above limitation or exclusion may
not apply to you. Other Rights: This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to
Electro-Voice Speakers and Speaker Systems are guaranteed against malfunction due
to defects in materials or workmanship for a
period of five (5) years from the date of original
purchase . The Limited Warranty does not apply
to burned voice coils or malfunctions such as
cone and/or coil damage resulting from improperly designed enclosures. Electro-Voice active
electronics associated with the speaker systems are guaranteed for three (3) years from
the date of original purchase. Additional details
are included in the Uniform Limited Warranty
Service and repair address for this product:
Electro-Voice, Inc., 600 Cecil Street, Buchanan,
Michigan 49107 (616/695-6831 or 800/2346831).
Specifications subject to change without notice.
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