Burnsville, MN (April 22, 2009)–With a processing power of 1,500 MIPS, EV’s N8000-1500 loudspeaker controller reportedly offers more than twice the processing power of the basic N8000 model. The new system is capable of processing over 1,500 MIPS. As product manager Ethan Wetzell puts it, “With the N8000-1500, we have effectively skipped an entire generation of development.”
The first deployments of the N8000-1500 in major productions–Jan Smit’s concerts in Rotterdam’s Ahoy and Sarah Brightman’s U.S. tour at the end of 2008–proved convincing. The system permitted the sound crews in each case to run the entire rig–including delays–with EV Netmax and FIR-Drive (Finite Impulse Response Filters), while the devices were controlled via IRIS-Net. In the PC-based line-array controller GUI (Graphical User Interface), the system technicians had at their disposal a tool that offered all the technical options they could have wished for, while at the same time being simple to use.
In the view of Gert Wiersema, the system technician for the Jan Smit tour and a longtime Electro-Voice user, “The new EV N8000-1500 with its FIR-Drive presets actually takes audio to a completely new level. It delivers unbelievable power, and the system remains in balance even at the highest sound-pressure levels.”