Tuesday 3 September 2013

Sold - ElectroVoice EV Sx80 Speakers - £120


Adding to the every growing list of audio items is this pair of compact ElectroVoice PA speakers. This pair are already in the workshop for immediate dispatch, plus there are potentially a further 3 pairs available locally in similar condition. There is even the possibility of two pairs of hanging frames if you are interested. If you are looking to build a larger set or hire fleet, get in touch for the latest pricing and availability.

Image of Electro Voice EV sx80 speaker front view
EV sx80 - each pair good for 50-100 people

Here's what the Electro-Voice website has to say about the Sx80:
The Electro-Voice Sx80 is a compact, two way, high-efficiency, constant-directivity speaker system for sound reinforcement and monitoring. The small size, high sensitivity and high power-handling capacity of the Sx80 make it an excellent choice for use in studios, clubs, bars, theaters or other applications. Through extensive use of computer-aided design and modeling, Electro-Voice engineers have developed a state-of-the-art professional loudspeaker system. The high-frequency section of the Sx80 utilizes a molded-in 90° x 65° constant-directivity horn. This unique pattern contributes to high intelligibility and aims the speakers output where it is most useful. Vocals sound natural yet "cut through" in reverberant, noisy rooms. In addition, the coverage pattern is unusually uniform over its range of operation. The horn's unique, VariPathTM throat geometry helps direct driver output to the corners of the room, to points of coverage not described in the usual specifications of horizontal and vertical coverage angles, and to parts of the audience that typically do not receive the strongest coverage. One of the many other unique features of theSx80 is the cabinet. Constructed of high impact paintable, polystyrene it provides a stiff and extremely durable enclosure. The cabinet includes threaded inserts for the optional Sx80MB U-bracket. It also has inserts for installing with an OmniMount® Series 75mounting system.
Features are as follows:
  • 2-Way Full-range
  • Vented LF enclosure
  • 1” voicecoil (titanium diaphragm)
  • PRO™ Driver protection
  • HF-horn features Varipath™
  • Trapezoidal
  • Compact dimensions
  • 7 x M6 and 4 x M5 inserts
Specifications are as follows:

Power Handling - 175 watts continuous, 700 watts peak
Sensitivity - 92 dB (1 watt/ 1 meter)
Coverage - (H x V): 90o x 65o
Input Connectors - Speakon NL4
Compression driver - Electro-Voice DH2005
Woofer - Specially-designed 8-inch
Dimensions- (H x W x D)
Inches - 15.75 in x 11.5 in x 8.75 in
Millimeters - 400 mm x 292 mm x 222 mm
Net Weight - 16 lb / 7.3 kg
Shipping Weight - 18 lb / 8.18 kg
Available accessories - Sx80MBB, Sx80MBW U-brackets, Sx80SMK stand mount adapter

The full tech manual is available for free download here

Image of Electro Voice EV sx80 speaker top view
Sx80 - small size, high sensitivity and high power-handling capacity

The speakers have been used mostly for conference use, plus the occasional music related event. A single pair makes a good pa speaker set up for 50-100 people, two pairs are good for audiences of up to 250. The speakers have just the one connector on them, so for "daisy chaining" pairs together I use a short Y-splitter lead.

Image of Electro Voice EV sx80 speaker back view
Sx80 - just the one connector

A while back I worked with a duo of musicians who did a lot of corporate parties and they used a similar pair as their main pa, including running backing tracks in addition to vocals. With their high power capacity and broad frequency response they were well up to the task.

The speakers are in good condition, there is some scratching to the casing as shown below, the flash on the camera makes it look much worse than it appears to the naked eye.

Image of Electro Voice EV sx80 speaker surface scratches
Sx80 - some scratching to the casing

They will come fitted with stand mount adapters included. There is also a lightweight plastic flight case available to go with them for additional cost, it has foam lining to protect them whilst in transit.

Image of Electro Voice EV sx80 speakers flight case
Flight case available for £40

This model of speaker is no longer manufactured, but some websites still have them listed from £240 and upwards new, don't forget the stand mounts would cost you extra. I have priced these at £120 for a speedy sale.

Feel free to collect, or I can arrange courier delivery within the UK mainland for just £10. Exceptions apply to certain areas though, do let me know your post code first.


08/01/14 - SOLD OUT - Case still available



  1. Is the flight case for the two EV SX-80 speakers still available?

    1. Yes the case is still available and there might be some new stock of speakers coming in soon too.