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Event Opal Biamplified Nearfield Studio Monitor

With an intuitive waveguide design and tuned bass ports, the Opal delivers an absurd 750 watts of studio-quality sound through its 8" carbon fiber driver. (9) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Opal series monitors are a long awaited feat that combines numerous patented technologies that the people at Event have been meticulously designing and developing for years. The Opal Monitors boast a world class 2-way driver design and the EX8 driver uses a high-power neodymium motor with a 30Hz-10kHz response that blows away the competition. Incorporating their own ULD tweeter with rotatable wave guide mixes beryllium with the neodymium motor pushing powerful, high SPL sound minus the distortion that would occur in an inferior tweeter. The next level of monitoring, brought to you by Event.

Event's Opal Studio Monitors can be switched from a vertical to a horizontal position (the tweeter and logos rotate) to accommodate a variety of setup situations. All controls are concealed on the front behind a flip-open panel, and 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 high-fidelity analog circuitry ensures the purest sound and a microphone is included for room analysis and optimum system configuration.

Features
- Variable Impedance Flared Ports (patent pending)

- Eliminates artifacts heard in rear reflection ports that rely on room acoustics

- Internal engineering removes all port noise

- Cabinet designed with complex radii to eliminate diffraction

- Complete aluminum construction provides low resonance and pure wide sound stage

- ULD Tweeter with powerful neodymium motor

- Rotatable high frequency wave guide for side mounting

- 750 Watts Peak Power

- Microphone for room analysis and optimum configuration

- 8 inch EX8 Driver with 30Hz to 10kHz raw response

- Carbon fiber reinforced cone with 63mm neodymium motor

- Second dedicated voice coil

- Linearized impedance and reduced inductance

- Dramatically lowered distortion characteristics

- Increased speed and control of cone assembly

Event paid close attention to the Opal's cabinet and bass port design to deliver top quality. The Opal wears aluminum for reduced resonance and features a complex curved body to minimize the diffraction issues that arise from flat or cornered sections. It sports front-mounted variable impedance bass reflex ports that neither rely on room acoustics like rear ports do, nor suffer from air distortion artifacts like you find in conventional front-ported systems. The result is extremely fast, deep, and accurate bass.

Power
Offering 750 watts of power, stunning transient response, and general no-compromise engineering, you can expect an extended midrange, a surprisingly powerful low end, and an exceptionally precise and articulate sound with these amazing new reference monitors.

Drivers
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 ULD 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.

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General Specifications
Frequency Response: 35Hz-22kHz

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-1/4 inch TRS (bal/unbal)

Input Sensitivity: 0.755 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

EX8 Low Frequency Transducer Specifications
Piston Diameter: 180mm (7.1 inches)

Voice Coil Configuration:
- X-Coil double
- Low distortion design

Voice Coil Diameter: 66mm (2.6 inches)

X-Coil Diameter: 65.2mm (2.56 inches)

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 fiber composite

Power Handling:
- Continuous Pink Noise: 240 watts
- Program Power: 360 watts
- Peak Power: 720 watts

ULD1 High Frequency Transducer Specifications
Dome Diameter: 25.4mm (1 inch)

Voice Coil Diameter: 25mm (0.98 inches)

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 Specifications
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 Specifications
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

Physical Specifications
Cabinet Volume: 28 Cubic Litres

Cabinet Construction: High Pressure Injection-Moulded Aluminum

Cabinet Finish: Black Powdercoat

Low Frequency Vents: Two Variable Impedance Ports

Waveguide Construction: High Pressure Injection-Moulded Aluminum

Waveguide: Elliptical waveguide - Rotatable

Mounting Points: Four each (M8 Omni-mount Pattern)

Cabinet Dimensions (WxHxD): 11.6 x 17.7 x 10.8 inches (295 x 450 x 273mm)

Cabinet Weight: 46.74 lbs (21.2kg)

Shipping Dimensions (WxHxD): 15.4 x 22.6 x 15 inches (390 x 575 x 380mm)

Shipping Weight: 53.57 lbs (24.3kg)

Operating Temperature Range: 40-95*F (5-35*C)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 805-566-7777
Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 (9 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"The Best Monitors on this Planet!"
Sound: I spent months researching the best monitors for me. I produce drum n bass there fore I needed monitors that could handle the low end but also deliver detailed mids and high end. The Event Opals did that with ease. The stereo Field is super wide and the image tight and focused. The only other monitors that were in the same league was the Focal Twin 6BE but they definitely lacked the low end I needed. The Opals are definitely the No1 monitor choice right now and this seems to be consistent across the internet. (Gearslutz and FM Mag etc). Anyways, this is my humble opinion. Cheers Bill Feature: Nice options but a powerswitch at the front would have made them perfect! Ease of Use: Plug in. Sound awesome. dead easy Quality: At 22.1kg each these bad boys are the real deal. They are beasts and are built like trucks! Value: they dropped in price recently so are amazing value! Manufacturer Support: To be fair I haven't dealt with support so no comment The Wow Factor: Sexxxxxxyyyyy
Style of Music: drum and bass
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