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Electro-Voice EVERSE 8 At ISE 2023

Weatherised battery-powered loudspeaker with Bluetooth audio & control launched.


3 February 2023

Electro-Voice has announced the global introduction of the EVERSE 8 weatherised battery-powered loudspeaker with Bluetooth audio and control. The first battery-powered loudspeaker from Electro-Voice — and the first weatherised model of its type — EVERSE 8 takes advantage of decades of Electro-Voice engineering expertise. It combines this with the latest advancements in technology to provide a truly portable and truly wireless audio experience at a price and performance level unmatched by current comparable products on the market.

Whether used for live music, vocal reinforcement or audio playback, amateur and recreational users (musicians, DJs, production/rental companies, fitness/activity instructors and other professional) can all benefit from EVERSE 8’s superior sound quality, user-friendliness and all-in-one PA system design. This is a concept that opens up real pro-audio performance for a wider range of users than ever before. 

With a maximum SPL rating of 121dB, and wide, even 100º x 100º coverage, EVERSE 8’s capabilities defy its compact form factor, setting uncompromising new benchmarks for its product segment. Core components include an 8-inch woofer mounted using EV’s patented SST (Signal Synchronized Transducers) port design, and a high-output titanium tweeter mounted onto a custom constant-directivity waveguide.

EVERSE 8 is driven by a high-efficiency Class-D amplifier and DSP module developed in collaboration with the world-class audio electronics engineering team at EV’s sibling brand Dynacord. Pro features include a built in four-channel digital mixer with studio-quality effects and processing, 48V phantom power, feedback suppression, and audio ducking. As with all Electro-Voice portable loudspeakers, EVERSE 8’s system reliability is verified with over 500 hours of music abuse and endurance testing.

EVERSE 8 is powered by a custom-designed high-capacity Li-ion battery pack, fully optimised for audio use and providing plentiful power for up to 12 hours of run time. Protection circuitry reduces the risk of the battery discharging to such a low voltage that it can no longer be recharged — for example, after long periods in storage. Tool-free screws make removing the battery pack effortless.

EVERSE 8’s flexible features ensure a truly self-contained setup, input to output. Wireless control and monitoring is easy with the EV QuickSmart Mobile app, which can be used to adjust all audio, effects and mix functions via phone or tablet. An intuitive user interface makes it simple to shape the sound to the space, so users can focus on their performance instead of the hardware. An integrated 12VDC port provides convenient power from the EVERSE 8 battery, making it perfect for powering a wireless microphone system. Simply attach the optional accessory tray to the top of an EVERSE 8 to secure receiver hardware in place. For stereo setups, EVERSE 8 is equipped for Bluetooth True Wireless Stereo streaming. A charging port is also included for mobile devices if a top-up is needed when streaming.


  • Designed to deliver a step up in sound quality for the battery-powered portable PA segment, with high SPL, and full-bandwidth coverage
  • Compact, lightweight and weatherised design coupled with extended battery life — longer run time for gigs and events, indoors or outdoors
  • Flexible all-in-one feature set, including QuickSmart Mobile app and Bluetooth for best-in-class control and streaming, an onboard mixer and studio-quality effects — a user-friendly and versatile choice for musicians, DJs, fitness/activity instructors, events/gatherings and more

Every detail of EVERSE 8 is designed to maximise easy lifting and carrying, all while reinforcing EV’s reputation for real-world durability. Whether on a tripod for a longer throw; set long-side-down as a stage wedge using the 55° monitor angle; or used upright with the 30° kick-back angle to project up off the performance area, the ergonomically designed soft-touch handle and premium lightweight construction make it a breeze to move and mount. The built-in feet with no-skid rubber pads also ensure that the system stays put. 

Whatever the forecast, bring the EVERSE 8 outside wherever a PA is needed. In combination with the rugged polypropylene enclosure, the included weatherised input cover brings the EVERSE 8 up to an IP43 rating, making it resistant to splashes of water and light rain when running on battery power and while Bluetooth streaming. An optional tote bag designed to fit an accessory tray, weather cover, wireless mic and receiver, XLR and power cables, and spare battery is also available.

EVERSE 8 comes in a black or white finish, adding an aesthetic angle to its versatility, and is available now.

Visit the stand at ISE 2023, Booth 3A650.

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Fira Barcelona, Gran Vía
31 Jan – 3 Feb 2023

ISE 2023

Integrated Systems Europe is the world’s leading AV and systems integration exhibition. ISE 2023 showcases the world’s leading technology innovators and solutions providers, and includes four days of inspiring conferences, events and experiences.

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