Compact set

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Technical data

Compact 12:

Type: bass reflex
Loudspeakers: 1×12″, 1×6″, slottweeter
Filter: 2500 Hz , 5000 Hz
Power handling: 500 Watts
Frequency range: 35 Hz – 20 kHz
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Sensitivity: 100 dB/W/m
Connectors: 2x Speakon
Dimensions: 53x46x35 cm
Weight: 19 kg

Compact 15:

Type: bass reflex
Loudspeakers: 1×15″
Filter: 1000 Hz
Power handling: 500 Watts
Frequency range: 35 Hz – 1 kHz
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Sensitivity: 100 dB/W/m
Connectors: 2x Speakon
Dimensions: 53x46x35 cm
Weight: 17,5 kg

The Compact set really is compact and very light and easy to handle. The top cabinet is loaded with a powerful 12″ bass loudspeaker, a 6″ mid-high loudspeaker and a slottweeter that goes up to 20 kHz. The Compact set has a bright and transparent sound producing an almost uncolored bass sound. Frequency response goes from low B up to 20 kHz.

The 12″ loudspeaker with magnesium frame can be loaded up to 500 Watts and is usable up to 3kHz. Then the 6″speaker comes in and keeps the frequency spectrum straight up to 8 kHz. A phase plug makes the high tones spread very wide, both horizontally and vertically. The combination of the 12″ and 6″ loudspeaker gives the Compact set its pronounced mid, especially loved by double bass players and fretless bass players. The slottweeter and additional crossover make sure that the frequency spectrum goes up to 20 kHz, adding just a little ‘click’ to the bass sound. One can control the tweeter by means of an L-Pad at the back of the cabinet. Of course the tweeter can be switched off if that is desired.

One can put the top cabinet on top of the matching 15″ cabinet. The 15″ loudspeaker goes from 35 Hz up to 1 kHz. This cabinet can also be loaded with 500 Watts and gives you that extra “push” at the bottom of your bass sound. The cabinets are made of plywood and covered with black vinyl. Both cabinets weight less than 20 kgs so you can handle your equipment on your own without bothering other people or you getting a hernia. The Compact set can be loaded with 800 Watts RMS. Each cabinet has air tight Speakon connectors.

German “Gitarre & Bass” wrote about the Compact set:

    ” Striking high quality sound reproduction is present here. Reproduction of the low register is unexpectedly fundamental; one can hear that high end loudspeakers do a good job. This Hevos set strikes emphatically because of its wide and balanced tone reproduction, which is also very convincing in details and impulses. What these small cabinets produce in bass, balanced sound and sound resolution, rank them without any question in the high end class, leaving many large cabinets behind as far as sound quality is concerned. And it is amazing that it is possible to produce high end cabinets so small and light weighted as these Hevos cabs!

     The HEVOS Compact cabinets combine conflicting properties in a convincing way: though the cabinets are very small and also have a very light construction, the Compact set really delivers a great sound. The set is absolute top class and comparable to the Glockenklang cabinets. How is that possible? Because HEVOS uses excellent, expensive loudspeakers, and because their light-weight cabinets are so well and intelligently constructed that they muffle unwanted cabinet resonances even better than many heavy-weight, conventional cabinets. You should consider both cabinets (12″ plus 15″) as a unit: it is the combination which is responsible for the extremely good response. Taking into account these excellent properties, the price seems attractive to us.”