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Event 20/20BAS Bi-Amped Powered Studio Monitor Speaker, Pair, with Studio Monitor Pack

Hear every detail with Event 20/20BAS studio monitors. Highly praised by the industry, these bi-amplified powered speakers are driven by Class AB amplifiers. (26) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Get what Event Electronics is bold enough to describe as "big ass sound" with the Event 20/20BAS bi-amped powered studio monitor speakers. Known for their ability to deliver crystal-clear audio with high output, low distortion, and excellent dynamics, these unassuming yet powerful reference monitors may be the last that you buy for your studio.

I Hear Everything

Power up these powered monitors and listen closely. What do you hear? Oh, it's your music! The 20/20BAS offers truthful reproduction, so if your mix is just plain bad, every last flaw will be revealed. If you've got a killer mix, however, the 20/20BAS will let it shine, maintaining all the highs and lows in tremendous detail.

High Power, Low Distortion

The 20/20BAS has fully discrete Class AB amplifiers for the tweeter and woofer, which yield up to 250 watts of peak power with less than .01 percent Total Harmonic Distortion (THD). An oversized toroidal power supply lends for sustained high output performance, so you get "big ass sound" no matter what music courses through the 20/20BAS.

The powered studio monitor combines a magnetically shielded 25 mm ferrofluid-cooled silk dome with an 8-inch mineral-polypropylene cone with a 1.5-inch diameter high-temperature voice coil and damped rubber surround. A front-mounted bass port assists in delivering the 20/20BAS's outstanding low-end response, and independent trim controls for each amplifier make it easy to adjust the monitor's response to your personal studio environment.

Inspired Design

Opal technology provides the 20/20BAS with impressive dynamics with low distortion, along with a clearly defined low end that really brings out the bass of any track.

The 20/20BAS's MDF cabinet has strong internal bracing, and the overall construction of the unit lends for a studio monitor that could compete with other, more expensive reference monitors.

Features:

- Bi-amplified powered reference monitor
- Discrete Class AB amplifiers for the tweeter and woofer for up to 250 watts peak power with under .01% THD
- LF driver: Magnetically shielded 8" mineral-polypropylene cone with a 1.5" diameter high-temperature voice coil and damped rubber surround
- HF driver: Magnetically shielded 25 mm ferrofluid-cooled silk dome
- Oversized toroidal power supply fuels loud performances
- Front-mounted bass port for unrivaled low-end response
- Independent trim controls let you customize the monitor to your room
- MDF cabinet with strong internal bracing

If you want clear, detailed sound and uncolored, accurate frequency response without spending thousands of dollars, look no further than the Event 20/20BAS. This bi-amped powered studio monitor will serve all your reference monitoring needs without breaking the bank.

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- LF Driver: magnetically shielded 8 in. mineral-filled polypropylene cone with 1-1/2 in. diameter high-temperature voice coil and damped rubber surround.
- HF Driver: magnetically shielded 25mm ferrofluid-cooled silk dome.
- Frequency Response: 35Hz - 20kHz, +/-3dB (-2dB @ 38Hz), Ref. 500Hz 0.
- Crossover: 2.6kHz, active fourth order.
- LF Amplifier Power: 130W continuous per side.
- HF Amplifier Power: 70W continuous per side.
- Input: Balanced; gold combination XLR - 1/4 in. ; accepts balanced or unbalanced sources.
- Input Sensitivity: 1.1V input produces full output with Input Level Control at maximum.
- LF Trim: Continuously variable control; max boost/cut settings produce +/-3dB @ 100Hz, +/-2dB @ 400Hz.
- HF Trim: Continuously variable control; max boost/cut settings produces +/-3dB above 2.6kHz.
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Single Speaker
Shipping Weight: 34 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 17 x 15 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EVE 2020BAS
Pair, with Studio Monitor Pack
Shipping Weight: 71 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 805-566-7777

Product Description

With the custom 2020 transducer components and cabinet in hand, Frank and Walter set about creating an active, bi-amplified system. The goal: Put true world-class reference monitoring into the hands of musicians previously shut out by the high cost of those systems. What they came up with has since turned out to be the monitor of choice for recording professionals worldwide.

Professionals, such as recording engineer extraordinaire Francis Buckley, who took the very first pair of 20/20bas and won a Grammy for the project he mixed on them.

The system's precision, easy-on-the-ears sound hasn't gone unnoticed by the music press either, who have been positively shameless with their flattery in 2020bas reviews.

Take this quote, for example, from an Electronic Musician roundup of powered reference monitors:

"If I was planning to buy a system, my personal choice would be the Event 20/20bas."-EM

Then they backed up their statement by awarding the 20/20bas the magazine's coveted Editor's Choice Award. What is it that makes the 20/20bas sound so exceptional? To begin with, they're based on the 2020 design, which in itself offers exceptional sound. Reaching the next level required designing an active asymmetrical fourth-order crossover-one with phase response so accurate that the resulting stereo imaging simply must be heard (make that seen) to be believed.

"The stereo imaging of the 20/20bas was the best of the bunch--I was able to clearly hear the two and three-o'clock pans and the eight- and nine-o'clock pans, and these are often the hardest positions to discern in a mix." - Electronic Musician

Next came the custom 130W amplifier designed specifically for the woofer, followed by the 70W tweeter amp. (In case your math is a little rusty, that's 200 watts of clean power per side). Finally, independent trim controls for each amplifier were implemented, making it easy to adjust the speakers' response to your particular monitoring environment.

Simply put, the 20/20bas delivers exactly what you want in a reference monitor system: superbly clear, detailed sound. Flat, uncolored, accurate frequency response. Precise imaging. Non-fatiguing to the ears. Fun. That's right, fun. When was the last time you sat down and really enjoyed listening to a reference monitor? With 20/20bas, you'll like what you hear.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Great monitors"
Sound: I am impressed with the sound from these monitors. My listening position is a ~38" triangle. The monitors sit on MoPADs tilted slightly downward. I use the balanced inputs. I've been using primarily 6" monitors and these keep all the highs and smoothly extend the lows. They handle high volume very well and have a fairly large sweet spot. I find ear fatigue very low - they are an easy speaker to listen to. They do not have a harsh mid or upper mid range, but detail and sound stage is well defined. Mixes translate quite well between these monitors, various headphones, and the few other speakers I've compared. I currently drive them from a MOTU Traveler, which does not have the quietest outputs. By comparison with other powered speakers I believe the 20/20 bas V3 monitors to be quiet with little if any self noise. My inputs are a mix of analog and digital, mostly instrumental. I find that the monitors are very revealing on the few vocal tracks I have mixed. The character of each voice is well preserved in a two voice mix. For comparison I've played various CDs through the system. The monitors perform well on music ranging from jazz to rock/prog to orchestral. They reproduce sonically challenging parts like saxophone wonderfully. Feature: These monitors come with a power cord and a quick setup chart. I'm using the balanced inputs, the unbalanced are capped. They have controls for power, gain, high shelf and low shelf on the rear. The pots do not have a center detent. They are marked at min center and max. In my configuration all controls at center work fine. Construction seems solid, and finish leaves nothing to be desired. Ease of Use: Controls on the back are common, but setup would be easier if the controls could be reached from the listening position. Some digital systems have self setup, speaker links, etc. I almost hate taking a point off here, but there are "easier" monitors to use. That said, unless you move them around, set them up once and you are done. I leave them "on" and switch power on and off from a conveniently placed power bar. Quality: The speakers are matte black. No finger prints here :) They seem well made, solid. All edges are rounded except those on the rear. The EVENT label in the lower left front glows yellow/orange when power is on. I expect these to last for a long time. Value: I am extremely happy with the value of the 20/20 bas V3. In comparison with other monitor speakers in this price range and even a bit above I think these are very competitive. You're ears will have to be the final judge. I got the "monitor pack" which included MoPADs and On Stage monitor stands. I have much more solid stands for the 20/20 bas V3. I would be wary of putting such a large speaker on the On Stage stands. I have similar stands for smaller speakers and will use the new set to complete a surround implementation. The MoPADs will come in handy. Manufacturer Support: N/A to date The Wow Factor: I have it. Black box is not flashy. Glowing "EVENT" gives a warm feeling. These are monitor speakers - it is all about the ears, and my ears like 'em. Overall: I do not expect to replace these. I would get another pair if they were lost or stolen. I have older (PS6, TR5) Event monitors with which I've been happy for what they are. Over the years I tried the TR8XL and Studio Precision line. Good and great sounding, but had numerous early failure problems and did not stay in the studio. Under new management with a reputation for quality products, Event got one last shot at my studio, and I think they hit the ball out of the park with the 20/20 bas V3. They make me curious about the Opals, but 20/20 work just dandy in my home studio.
Style of Music: Rock with a bit of whatever moves me
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Sound: I've had these monitors for a little over a month now and I am very happy with the sound quality. When I originally received them, I connected them with RCA cables instead of the XLR connectors because all of my XLR cables were otherwise occupied. I bought new XLRs and switched them out within the week. I noticed no difference in sound between the RCA and XLR cables (at least to my ears.) When I first connected these to my set-up they seemed a little bass heavy but I have since realized that it was due to my control room set-up. They are much larger than my previous near-field monitors so I had to set them up pretty close to the wall. I have since moved my workstation and my monitor stands further from the wall and now they sound beautiful. These are the highest end monitors I have ever owned personally so I cannot compare them to any other top of the line speakers but I will say that they were well worth the money and I have absolutely no regrets about going with these. The only down side is that I can hear how horribly mixed my older recordings were. I do not hear any noise whatsoever when there is no music playing and I've put my ear right up to the speaker and cranked the gain. Great sounding product. Feature: I purchased these from zzounds.com and they came with free Auralex Mopads and independent speaker stands. Those were a lifesaver. As far as the 20/20s themselves, they only come with a power cable and an XLR plug to fill the connector and reduce noice if you are using unbalanced RCA cables (which is great to have.) There is an EQ on the back of each speaker so you can adjust for your room acoustics if necessary and a gain knob that goes from -12db to +12db. I have not had to move the position from 0db since I've been using them. You just control the gain through your console. If you are set at 0db however, it goes from no sound to loud the second you start pushing the level. If you have a problem with that you can adjust the speaker setting to a lower level. These things get pretty loud. Ease of Use: They are basically plug and play. It doesn't get much easier than that. Quality: I haven't attempted to drop one of these but I can imagine that if I did, it would probably go right through the floor. These are extremely well built and solid. They are HEAVY too. Difficult to properly place on a high level speaker stand if you are alone. As with most monitors though, there is nothing actually protecting the speakers themselves so be careful removing them from the box. Do not put your finger through one of the tweeters trying to pull it out!! Value: I got these on sale which was a major factor in my purchase, but, knowing what I know now, I would have spent more on them. The Wow Factor: There is nothing "sexy" about speakers. The front has a light-up logo that is kinda neat when the lights are dim but other than that I don't know what to say. Look at the pictures of them and you can see what they look like for yourself. Overall: Unless something goes seriously wrong with one of these, I expect to use them until they die on me. As far as near-fields go, I will most likely have no need to purchase a different set of monitors.
Style of Music: All types.
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