Event 2030 Review. The 2030's are a pair of active nearfield monitor speakers that feature separate drivers for the frequency spectrum. There is a seven inch low driver, three inch mid driver, and one inch tweeter. Translation is incredible with the 2030's and has an exceptionally powerful sound signature.
Event Electronics have a renowned record of making great pieces of studio equipment and have a lot to build on after the successes of the 2020’s and Opal studio monitors. Both of these models have certainly held their own ground in the pro audio market. With the 2030's being Event's latest monitor speaker to come to market, their three way transducer design typically bodes well for a much more accurate sonic presentation. With the 2030's retailing at the £799.00 mark, they are suitably aimed to target the mid range pro audio consumers.
Arriving in two incredibly large double cell wall boxes, the 2030's are internally suspended with polystyrene. Upon removing the top you will notice that Event have pre-
Moving to the rear of these monitors mounts three dials for fine-
As these particular monitors feature a rear firing bass reflex port, this highlights to us that they must be suitably placed away from any back walls. With a product of this grandeur size, the Event team have taken great lengths to encase their precious design in a dense wood composite housing. As each unit weighs just under 15kg's, the user must make sure that firm stands are already taken care of, or indeed that they can be solidly desk-
The 2030’s contain an astonishing power output, with fidelity maintain at all levels of sound transmission. When pushing these monitors to the maximum, the sonic characteristics change hardly at all, with there being detail across the spectrum as well as a crispness of tonality. High frequencies do not distort neither do they sound harsh. Bass and low-
The 2030’s are made up of a three-
When critically listening the overall sound is very smooth, which can lead to highs being slightly lost, but the experience is still astonishingly good. The Events do not however have that field of sound emersion that I have experienced with other monitors. These are a reference monitor, a tool for critical mixing and mastering. The stereo image is moderate at best, however they do lack a little spatial definition. Personally I prefer the context of sound the Event’s output, and I am sure others will agree and disagree with this statement. The preference decision is really the only issue with these monitors, sonically, that I can find.
The Event 2030’s are not just a pair of studio monitors, there elegant design and finish gives birth to a character and a look that you would normally receive from and antique or a piece of art. They certainly will be welcomed into many a creative environment and there sound and fidelity is unquestionable. The price mixed with relentless perfection and grace of audio make for a perfect addition to a studio. I certainly will be having a pair in pride of place in my studio. These are an exceptional pair of monitor speakers, however the lack of a definitive spatial environment, and slightly misplaced heat sync, mean that we have to reluctantly award the Event 2030's with a four-