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Old August 1st, 2008, 05:55 AM   #16
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Hello Seth,

They had a small enclosed "mastering room" sized space constructed backstage with acoustic panels on various wall and ceiling spots and corner absorbers. Sort of like a small version of the rooms used at the AES conventions. We didn't have a lot of time with them because there were about 100 people in line to hear them. There was a minor confusion concerning getting the line started and, because I was at the right place at the right time, I took advantage and was part of the first group.

I didn't know the first two pieces of music, but I was familiar with the AC/DC. The kick drum was exceptionally defined, maybe due to the new piston in the LF driver, maybe due to the 500W RMS (750 w Peak) power. I heard a guitar backing track I don't remember hearing on that tune, but that may have been due to not sitting down with my face in the mix of that tune.

They were very open about it, saying, "if you want to hear them best, we put these four chairs in the sweet spot." I sat, rather than stood, basically because no one was in front of me and because that put me on axis with the tweeters. There were about ten people in this small space with the door shut.

There are three monitors in the line; two smaller less expensive and the Opal. The smaller ones have aluminum tweeters instead of beryllium, less power, smaller LF drivers and probably some other concessions.

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Old February 16th, 2009, 08:25 PM   #17
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Event Opal......Finally

Ty Ford Unpacks the new Event Opal on Vimeo

I have received a commission to review the set for Pro Audio Review.


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Old February 17th, 2009, 07:27 AM   #18
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Are the enclosures made of covered particle board like the other Event offerings?
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Old February 17th, 2009, 08:31 AM   #19
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David,

No. Cast (or forged) aluminum, as mentioned in the video.
Put down your previous thoughts concerning Event. Rode bought them about two years ago.

The Opals are entirely new from the ground (pun intended) up.

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