Submitted November 19, 2011 by a customer from earthlink.net
"For home theater, bar, outdoor patio, pool area, etc. speakers you won't regret buying these speakers."
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They won't be lost and my Dobie will ensure they aren't stolen, but if it happened, I would replace them with EVIDs again. I would also purchase them from ZZ Sounds as they have always provided excellent pricing and great service.
You can't go wrong with EV quality speakers. They cost a little more, but they are overbuilt in every respect - from the weather resistant design to the way they conservatively apply RMS power ratings, providing a level of durability and sound quality you can't find with lesser brands. I own a number of EV speakers (as well as both modern and vintage EV mics), including SX100+ PA speakers, the ZX1s and now the EVIDs for my outdoor patio environment.
I had my system professionally installed and the AV guys were blown away by the sound. You can spend less, but you won't get more.
Best: Durability - sound quality.
Note: If you love bass, you will need the sub. While these put out better bass than most for their size, the physics of sound coming from dual 4" woofers equates to a 6"+ woofer - certainly good but isn't going to rattle your teeth. Mids and highs are sparkling, however, and overall dynamic range is as good as a high-end studio monitor (in fact, there's no reason these wouldn't work great for that purpose).
Ease of Use
The mounting system is super strong and exceptionally versatile in positioning the speaker perfectly.
You cannot beat EV speakers for quality and durability at the price, and you could spend a lot more just to match it.
If long term durability is in the equation, you will get years and years of use from EV speakers.
I blew one of the horns in my SX 100's - my fault -- and they replaced without an issue.
The Wow Factor
Very cool look. Excellent sound. Weather resistant.
I have played music for more than 35 years (Harmonica, guitar, piano) and play semi professionally
Blues, Country, Folk, some Jazz and Rock
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