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What to do with Electro Voice 30w 30inch sub woofer

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TheaterOrganGuy, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. TheaterOrganGuy


    Mar 8, 2017
    I recently rescued a Rodgers Theater Organ which came with a Rodgers P1 Bass Speaker. This monster has an Electrovoice EV 30 inch woofer inside. It's designed to go down to 15 hz to reproduce the organ pedal notes.

    Unfortunately, after the organ and other speakers, I have no place left for this beast in my home. So, I am looking for advice on what to do with it.

    I've considered using it open (without the enclosure) on a stand but even that is too large for my small house.

    I would also consider selling it to someone and put the funds toward my organ hobby. (I'm just north of Los Angeles)

    Anyway, I look forward to the discussion. I'm sure I will learn much.


    Doug Ronald purchased 6 of these to create a "Wall of Sound" which you can read about here
    Photos: Wall of Sound Images
    Narrative: Wall of Sound

    I found this thread in TalkBass: ElectroVoice 30" woofer

    I also found this Audioholics thread from 2008 that discusses this speaker
    Electro Voice 30w 30inch sub woofer Page 3 has the specs from Electrovoice.
    Microbass and old spice like this.
  2. Someone, somewhere will want it.
    I've heard they do go very low, but don't handle much power.
  3. Rick James

    Rick James Inactive

    Feb 24, 2007
    New Jersey
    The 30 inch EV was a monumental failure. It probably doesn't even have any collector value.
  4. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2017
  5. Arjank


    Oct 9, 2007
    Above Amsterdam
    Fostex also has such a monstrosity Fostex FW800HS, 31.5" Super Woofer
    xmax is only 2.3mm, cone area approx 0.4m2
    Compare that to a Eminence 3015LF, xmax= 9.6mm and cone are 0.088m2 so max displacement is almost the same 0.92 vs 0.84...
  6. wcriley


    Apr 5, 2010
    Western PA
    I first saw of those monsters (or some other 30" speaker?) in an electronics store in the mid 60s.
    It had a sign on it that read: "Custom rear seat speaker for VW Beetle".
  7. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    Find a local sucker and sell it to them for whatever you can get.

    Years ago a buddy of mine got one at an estate sale for next to nothing. Didn't research the power handling or ohms at all. Took it home, plugged in, killed it in one note.
    It blew out an impressive dust/smoke ring as it died. Apparently it had been sitting in a damp basement for decades.
  8. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
  9. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa, Product Support-Genz Benz
    Absolutely a collector's item. Check on eBay to see if any have sold and the price they sold for. The hi-fi collectors market is a good one, sold a lot of old theatre equipment to Asia.

    Are you a member of ATOS?
  10. fourstringrebel


    Apr 15, 2003
    Did you ever find a buyer for this speaker?
  11. If you page the oP you may well get a faster response.

    That said the OP hasn’t been here since March 09 2017 so the point is moot! :D
    fourstringrebel and HaphAsSard like this.

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