What is your opinion of this product?
I play in a band and own a PA rental company. For the band we use Cervin Vega powered 15's and/or Yamaha DS Powered 15's. This little EV is NOT one of those. If you want HUGE bass that thumps you in the chest in big rooms, don't get this EV sub.
However, this little EV produces excellent bass sound that you CAN feel in smaller rooms.
The day after I received it, I took it to a business meeting PA rental gig. It was in a 3000 sq' room that I work all the time. The sub was easy to set up and dial in. After I set everything up I put on some bass heavy dance music and cranked it. OMG, I could not believe how killer the low end sounded and I was only using one of these EV subs.
I have since used it at dance parties and other events, and I will be purchasing another one soon.
The reason I bought this for my PA rental business was because I needed something smaller that would fit in my employee’s car and be light enough for one person to move it! This thing fits the bill. I also wanted something that could stand up to rental customer abuse and not cost too much.
Here are the cons:
The finish on the sub is not as tough as on my Cerwin Vegas or my Yamahas, and it scratches pretty easy. After a while, all my speaker cabs get pretty banged up, so that doesn’t really bother me, but it might bother you. Get the cover if that is the case.
The Pole Mount: The sub will take a standard pole to mount your top speaker. However, the rating on the sub states that the top speaker must weigh LESS than 25 pounds. None of my speakers weigh less than 25 pounds, so I have to set up a tripod stand instead of using the pole. Keep that in mind.
The Thru/Out XLR’s. This is a minor thing, but there is only one thru/output per channel. My CV and Yamaha’s have two, so when I only use one subwoofer, routing is easier with them. Not a deal breaker, but something you might want to know.
I purchased this from AMS on a Scratch and Dent deal, so there was a big savings. It arrived more beat up than I thought it would, but not enough to want to send it back.