Electro-Voice E-V 16, 16A, E-V Sixteen User manual

Electro-Voice E-V 16, 16A, E-V Sixteen User manual
E-V SIXTEEN COMPACT
LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM
ElechoYotes” ENGINEERING DATA
DESCRIPTION
In the decade or more since the introduction of compact
speaker systems, performance has improved dramatically
through a series of subtle refinements in materials.
engineering knowledge, and production techniques. The
result of this continuing advancement has been progres-
sively better sound at ever lower costs, and the E-V
SIXTEEN loudspeaker system is a case in point.
An acoustic suspension woofer must have an extremely
low free-air resonance so that the additional restoring
force of the air sealed in the enclosure will raise the
operating resonance to the desired frequency. The E-V
SIXTEEN woofer has a free-air resonance of 16 Hz. A
sealed, urethane foam half-roll surround maintains precise
alignment of the cone without unnecessarily raising the
resonance.
Often overlooked in early acoustic suspension systems
was midrange performance. Because the ear is most
sensitive in the middle portion of the spectrum, however,
considerable time was spent in perfecting this portion of
the E-V SIXTEEN design. The 5-inch speaker employed
was designed specifically to reproduce a range of 2
octaves, and to do it precisely and efficiently. The result
is clean, clear reproduction of the “presence” range,
which contributes to the life and vibrancy of reproduced
speech and music,
From approximately 3000 Hz to the limit of audibility, a
special 2%-inch cone tweeter provides the sparkle and
brilliance so necessary for satisfying musical repro-
duction. The shallow. curved cone provides exceptional
dispersion—120°—in the 5-10 KHz octave. Transient
response is uniformly excellent, due largely to the low
moving mass of less than №5 gram.
A deluxe LCR crossover controls the input to each of the
drivers and provides adjustment of high-frequency re-
sponse to match listening room acoustics. Crossover
frequencies are 700 and 3000 Hz. The crossover and all
components are tested individually, and then as a
complete system, to assure laboratory standard per-
formance.
The E-V SIXTEEN enclosure integrates the requirements
for acoustical excellence with the techniques of fine
furniture construction. All four sides are finished in
genuine oiled walnut veneer to allow use in either vertical
or horizontal position. The nameplate, which is held in
place by an adhesive backing, may be repositioned for
vertical placement.
SPECIFICATIONS
Frequency Response: 30 — 20,000 Hz
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Power Handling Capacity,
Program: 35 watts
Peak: 70 watts
Dimensions: 1414” H x 25” W x 13%” deep
Finish: Oiled Walnut Veneer
Net Weight: 38 pounds
Shipping Weight: 49 pounds
PLACEMENT
The E-V SIXTEEN may be placed on a table, shelf or on
the floor. Generally however, the most realism will be
obtained if its height from the floor is equal to the
listener's ear level. The E-V SIXTEEN performs equally
well placed in a horizontal or vertical position.
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The above comments apply also to stereophonic place-
ment. Additionally, however, the two systems should be
far enough apart to permit listeners to sit at the apex of a
thirty- to forty-degree angle, as illustrated in Figure 1. A
distance of six to eight feet between stereo speakers will,
Im most rooms, provide natural separation. Placing the
loudspeakers too close together or listening at too great a
distance will destroy the stereo effect, and the sound will
be essentially monophonic. Extreme spacing between
speakers or listening at too short a distance will produce
exaggerated and unreal separation. In long rooms, the
loudspeakers should be placed along one of the short
walls facing into the long room dimension. This improves
bass reproduction and provides good stereo listening over
most of the room.
“HOLE IN THE
MIDDLE"
LISTENING
nf POSITION
SOUND BECOMES Y: |
MONAURAL AT
GREATER DISTANCES
Figure | — Placement for Stereo
AMPLIFIER CONNECTIONS
The E-V SIXTEEN has a nominal impedance of eight
ohms. Connections should be made between the right
terminal and the amplifier 8-chm terminal; the left
terminal should be connected to the amplifier “common”
terminal (sometimes referred to as “O” or “C”), Con-
nections should be made with No. 16 or larger wire;
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common zip- or lamp-cord is satisfactory. If the speaker
leads are to be run behind a molding strip or under a
carpet, TV twin lead may be used.
ADJUSTMENT OF BALANCE CONTROL
The E-V SIXTEEN 1s equipped with a continuously-
variable balance control to adjust the high-frequency
response of the system to varving acoustical environ-
ments. The “normal” position, indicated on the control,
should be correct in most instances. Acoustically “hard”
or “live” rooms may require a retarded setting of the
control to compensate for the greater amount of high-
frequency reflection. In “soft” or “dead” rooms with
carpeting, soft furniture, and draperies, an advanced
setting of the control will normally be required. The best
guide to setting the control properly is a famiharity with
the sound of live music, That position of the control
which provides the musical balance most satisfactory to
vou is correct.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Your E-V SIXTEEN has been packed to provide pro-
tection well in excess of shipping requirements of the
Interstate Commerce Commission. If shipping damage
occurs, contact the dealer from whom the unit was
purchased or the carrier and request inspection and
further instructions.
WARRANTY
Electro-Voice high fidelity speaker systems are
guaranteed for five years from date of original purchase
against malfunction due to defects in workmanship and
materials. If such malfunction occurs, speaker will be
repaired or replaced (at our option) without charge for
materials or labor if delivered to the proper Electro-Voice
service facility. Unit will be returned prepaid. Warranty
does not cover finishes or malfunction due to abuse or
operation at other than specified conditions. Repair by
other than Electro-Voice or its authorized service
agencies will void this guarantee.
Factory repair for this product is located at:
Electro-Voice, Inc., Rankin Road, Newport, Tennessee
37821,
For instructions on return of Electro-Voice products for
repair by authorized service agencies, please write:
Service Department, Electro-Voice, Inc., 600 Cecil Street,
Buchanan, Michigan 49107 (Phone: 616/695-6831).
Electro-Voice also maintains complete facilities for
non-warranty service.
DESCRIPTION
In the decade or more since the introduction of compact
speaker systems, performance has improved dramatically
through a series of subtle refinements in materials,
engineering knowledge, and production techniques. The
result of this continuing advancement has been progres-
sively better sound at ever lower costs, and the E-V 16A
loudspeaker system is a case in point.
An acoustic suspension woofer must have an extremely
low free-air resonance so that the additional restoring
force of the air sealed in the enclosure will raise the
operating resonance to the desired frequency. The E-V
16A woofer has a free-air resonance of 16 Hz. A sealed,
urethane foam half-roll surround maintains precise align-
ment of the cone without unnecessarily raising the
resonance.
Often overlooked in early acoustic suspension systems was
midrange performance. Because the ear is most sensitive in
the middle portion of the spectrum, however, consider-
able time was spent in perfecting this portion of the E-V
16A design. The 5-inch speaker employed was designed
specifically to reproduce a range of 2 octaves, and to do it
precisely and efficiently. The result is clean, clear repro-
duction of the “presence” range, which contributes to the
life and vibrancy of reproduced speech and music.
From approximately 3000 Hz to the limit of audibility, a
special 2¥-inch cone tweeter provides the sparkle and
brilliance so necessary for satisfying musical reproduction.
The shallow, curved cone provides exceptional
dispersion—120° —in the 5—10 KHz octave. Transient
response is uniformly excellent, due largely to the low
moving mass of less than % gram.
A deluxe LCR crossover controls the input to each of the
drivers and provides adjustment of high-frequency re-
sponse to match listening room acoustics. Crossover
frequencies are 700 and 3000 Hz. The crossover and all
components are tested individually, and then as a
complete system, to assure laboratory standard per-
formance.
The attractive E-V 16A enclosure is rigidly constructed
throughout and is handsomely finished in grained walnut
vinyl on all four sides. The nameplate, which is held in
place by an adhesive backing, may be repositioned to
permit either horizontal or vertical placement.
SPECIFICATIONS
Frequency Response: 30 — 20,000 Hz
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
Power Handling Capacity,
Program: 35 watts
Peak: 70 watts
Dimensions: 1416” H x 257” W x 13%” deep
Finish: Walnut
Shipping Weight: 39 pounds
PLACEMENT
The E-V 16A may be placed on a table, shelf or on the
floor. Generally, however, the most realism will be
obtained if its height from the floor is equal to the
listener's ear level. The system performs equally well
placed in a horizontal or vertical position.
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The above comments apply also to stereophonic place-
ment. Additionally, however, the two systems should be
far enough apart to permit listeners to sit at the apex of a
thirty- to forty-degree angle, as illustrated in Figure 1. A
distance of six to eight feet between stereo speakers will,
in most rooms, provide natural separation. Placing the
loudspeakers too close together or listening at too great a
distance will destroy the stereo effect, and the sound will
be essentially monophonic. Extreme spacing between
speakers or listening at too short a distance will produce
exaggerated and unreal separation. In long rooms, the
loudspeakers should be placed along one of the short walls
facing into the long room dimension. This improves bass
reproduction and provides good stereo listening over most
of the room.
“HOLE IN THE
MIDDLE"
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LISTENING
POSITION
SOUND BECOMES
MONAURAL AT
GREATER DISTANCES
FIGURE 1 — Placement for Stereo
AMPLIFIER CONNECTIONS
The E-V 16A has a nominal impedance of eight ohms.
Connections should be made between the right terminal
and the amplifier 8-ohm terminal; the left terminal should
be connected to the amplifier “common” terminal (some-
times referred to as “O” or “C”). Connections should be
made with No. 18 or larger wire; common zip- or lamp-
cord is satisfactory. If the speaker leads are to be run
behind a molding strip or under a carpet, TV twin lead
may be used.
ADJUSTMENT OF BALANCE CONTROL
The E-V 16A is equipped with a continuously-variable
balance control to adjust the high-frequency response of
the system to varying acoustical environments. The
“normal” position, indicated on the control, should be
correct in most instances. Acoustically “hard” or “live”
rooms may require a retarded setting of the control to
compensate for the greater amount of high-frequency re-
flection. In “soft” or “dead” rooms with carpeting, soft
furniture, and draperies, an advanced setting of the
control will normally be required. The best guide to
setting the control properly is a familiarity with the sound
of live music. That position of the control which provides
thé musical balance most satisfactory to you is correct.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Your E-V 16A has been packed to provide protection well
in excess of shipping requirements of the Interstate
Commerce Commission. If shipping damage occurs,
contact the dealer from whom the unit was purchased or
the carrier and request inspection and further instructions.
WARRANTY
Electro-Voice high fidelity speakers, speaker systems, and
accessories are guaranteed for five years from date of
original purchase against malfunction due to defects in
workmanship and materials. If such malfunction occurs,
unit will be repaired or replaced (at our option) without
charge for materials or labor if delivered prepaid to the
proper Electro-Voice service facility. Unit will be returned
prepaid. Warranty does not cover finish or appearance
items or malfunction due to abuse or operation at other
than specified conditions. Repair by other than Electro-
Voice or its authorized service agencies will void this
guarantee.
For instructions on return of Electro-Voice products for
repair by authorized service agencies, please write: Service
Department, Electro-Voice, Inc., 600 Cecil street,
Buchanan, Michigan 49107 (Phone:616/695-6831).
Electro-Voice also maintains complete facilities for
non-warranty service.
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