Electro Voice Marquis Loudspeaker Floorstanding Speakers

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

12" vented three-way with horn mid and tweeter in furniture cabinet.

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bo Radly a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I picked up a used pair of boxes at Salvation Army for $10 apiece. They used to be nice furniture but now have scratches. The grill cloth was perfect though. Inside were 12" EV Wolverines, called a three way speaker. Hooked them up to my P.A., 200watts, dimed the knobs, blew harp and belted Muddy Waters/Howlin' Wolf style for half an hour. Yes I know I ain't them. My vox is lower, meaner and louder then they had to or cared to be back then. Heard no distortion. Plugged the slide guitar in to PA to sing and play. Stopped after awhile. Does anybody know what the wattage rating is for these TL12's?

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Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Adam a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: May 23, 1999

Bottom Line:   
Acoustic Precision Eikos CD Player.WOW!
This thing is a beast.
At £2300 UK pounds it ought to be.
Cost aside, (as it should really be MORE expensive than this), given other CD players at this price point just don't seem to cut it at all.
Tom Evans, arch tweaker, has created an unbelievably real sounding CD player, it really is the best thing I've ever heard. (Of course, only an opinion).
Why? Phase linear technology. Nothing else sounds like it. The focus and imagery are impecable, sound stage is truly breathtaking, timing, depth, clarity, analogue smoothness (if there is such a thing), just about everything!
If you ever get the chance to play around with one of these things, do not hesitate, but beware, the after-effects of returning to anything else is quite shocking..........

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Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Roger W. Stevens WA3FLE a an Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 22, 1999

Bottom Line:   
All this talk about Klipsch. As though they were the only manufacturer of horn-based speakers or something. Fact is, they used Electro-Voice drivers in their speakers from time to time, and E-V themselves marketed a line of complete speakers of their own for the home that can hold their own against any that I've heard, and the Marquis is one of them.
The Marquis was sold loaded or unloaded, which is to say, either as a complete speaker or as an empty enclosure that you could load yourself. Talk about hands-on hi-fi! Some would buy the box, and load it with economical E-V Wolverine drivers, and get by that way. Others would take them as they came with ceramic magnet drivers such as the SP-12B 12" dual-cone coaxial woofer, the T-10A mid-range horn, and the T-35B VHF horn driver. Still others would max them out with E-V's top-of-the-line Alnico V drivers--the SP-12, the T-25A, and the T-35. Or you could go one step farther, with the T-3500 VHF driver. Crossovers such as the X-8 and the X-36 were available singly or in combination kits with associated drivers at a variety of price points.

I stumbled across a pair with maxed-out drivers (the aforementioned Alnico V series), in a pair of pristine cabinets from a gentleman in Grand Rapids Michigan over eBay this last month, and their arrival has spawned an entirely new awareness of what must have been the everyday dreaminess you'd hear in Rudy Van Gelder's home-based studio at that time, or in countless studios throughout New York, where horn-based monitors were king, and music was made on, by, and for horns and tube amps.

These speakers, driven as they are currently by my rebuilt EICO ST-40, are pure heaven. I mean I've never heard such crystal clear cymbals in my life. Vocals are not only realistic, they're convincing. Blue Note reissues, thanks to Michael Cuscuna, are as real as the day they were recorded, and musical geniuses like Lee Morgan, Clifford Brown, Art Blakey, Jimmy Smith, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver, not to mention Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery and even Holly Cole are performing in my listening room every day of the week. I mean, they are absolutely THERE. I played trumpet for over 20 years, and I know what a trumpet sounds like. It sounds like these speakers sound playing it back. Pretty scary, and forget subwoofers, and imaging, and drive, and pace, and all the adjectives created to describe the OMISSION of an essential quality that SHOULD be there but isn't--liveness. They have it. I am a lucky man, and Al, if you're reading this in Grand Rapids, thanks for the opportunity to experience the legends of our collective musical consciousness up close and personal, as Frank Gifford would say.

Five Vintage Stars For Real.

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