Electro-Voice E-V SIX


Anyone ever heard these?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-Electro-voice-EV-Model-SIX-6-speakers-mid-century-RARE-HTF/15427117...

specs

https://products.electrovoice.com/binary/E-V%20Six%20EDS.pdf

note: "guaranteed indefinitely"

18" Woofers, 1/2" thick foam cone (never knew they existed, life expectancy?)

the listening position diagram is interesting

and, for under carpet wires: use 300 ohm TV twin lead

also, the description of using the balance control (attenuate the two horns) to match the room which finishes with:

"the setting ... most pleasing to the listener is correct"

In my youth, I might have been tempted to make new enclosures for the drivers.
elliottbnewcombjr
Styrene foam was used for a while in some drivers, around that time period..... as the new thing. as in, light, stiff.

Some British drivers were also done that way, IIRC...right around the time of the switch from alnico to permanent ferrite magnets.
Buy a pair of these, to use as subwoofers (no connection to seller):  (https://www.ebay.com/itm/6-Electrovoice-30W-sub-woofer-speakers-for-tube-amplifier-audio-western-ele...)   Same cone material as their 18".     EV probably still offers OEM reconing kits, as the 30W was being manufactured late as the 80’s, when I was doing their warranty service.
I saw that listing, amazing.

I have 3 EV 15W, (2 active, 1 spare) made in 1958, stiff paper with cloth surrounds. I re-coned them twice.

Do you know of a source for re-cone kit with cloth surround?

this one needs new cone, and mine in future .....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ELECTRO-VOICE-15W-15-INCH-VINTAGE-SPEAKER-FROM-REGENCY-NEEDS-RECONED/114584...

thanks, Elliott
Here's a much better woofer, for home audio:  https://www.manualslib.com/manual/43813/Electro-Voice-Dl15w.html      Foam surround and a much greater voice-coil winding depth (greater Xmax= less compression/distortion) than their other (pro) 15s.     Find an EV warranty station (https://electrovoice.com/contact-us/) and inquire about the OEM reconing kit.   Don't let anyone recone an EV woofer, with anything but OEM/EV parts!   EV's DL15W kit will also fit any of their 15" woofer frames/magnet structures (ie: SRO, EVM, etc).   You won't regret it!         Of course: EV can also advise you, as to OEM kits for what you have.